Fin’s Nine Month Update

Fin’s 9 month mark was a few weeks ago now, and I know this is a cliché, but jeez louise time really does fly. I’m well aware I started the last update the same way, but it’s the truth. As you might’ve noticed, I’ve taken a 3-4 month break from blogging. It wasn’t planned, but after our dog died, I just lost motivation for a lot of things, and keeping up with school was difficult enough as it was. I’m back now though, and in our absence, Fin hasn’t stopped growing! As mentioned in the previous update post (6 months), I’ll be updating every three months until Fin turns one year old, and then it’ll just be yearly updates on or around his birthday.

That having been said, his growth has slowed down a bit. He now weighs a hefty 6.5kg, so he’s gained about 1,3kg in three months. He looks a bit chubby, but honestly, he’s about 70% fur; his winter coat has only become fluffier, and his colours have darkened again, especially on his back. You can now see a defined shape on his back, which, if I’m honest, reminds me of a fur rug (which is exactly what Fin looks like, sprawled on the floor). I don’t have any more facts for you, except that he had an eye infection a while back that passed without complications, and the dingleberries I mentioned in the last post have gotten a lot less worse since I implemented regular butt trims; he struggled a bit at first but barely cares now. I also changed his diet; he’s on wet food only now, which I’ll discuss in another post. It has a lot of benefits though, and his fur is even softer on this diet!

Onto his behaviour; he’s still very vocal, and his want for affection has increased, which I am very happy about! He’ll twine around your legs now, and even give head butts sometimes. He flops next to me on the bed when I let him into my room in the mornings, a cloud of fluffy purrs.
This cloud of fluffy purrs, however, has a major case of stud’s tail. Other than that, I notice no hormonal problems, except that he sometimes pees on himself by accident. I have no clue if this is clumsiness, or anything else, but he’ll have been checked out by the time this goes up. He’s having his big boy surgery on the 22nd of February, exactly 10 months of age if everything goes according to plan. I’m still trying to plan in the surgery, and I’d like to be present when they sedate him, just for some peace of mind. While he’s sedated, I’ll also have his teeth checked out, since I noticed his gums are slightly reddened, and I’m not sure if this is cause for concern or not. I will be posting about the surgery as well, just so you can have another quick update.

I’m very curious to see how Fin’s behaviour changes after his castration, and how much more he’ll keep growing. We’ll see though, we’ll see. I don’t think I have anything else to update you on, except for his surgery, which I will post about on the 8th of March, two weeks after his surgery. Other than that, if you have any questions or advice, let me know!

4 thoughts on “Fin’s Nine Month Update

  1. Kelsey says:

    Fin is so wonderfully and beautifully fluffy. He should be fine with the neuter – it is very minimally invasive, especially for the males. I have fostered many cats/kittens and never noticed any change in their personality after being neutered. Good luck, be sure to let us know how it goes!

    • Milou (Fin's Mom) says:

      I thought he might be badly affected by the sedatives or something, but he was only woozy for a couple of hours. He’s absolutely fine now, back to normal, but thank you for your reassurance! 🙂

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