Me and my girlfriend recently adopted an 8 week old (tortoise shell) kitten as our first pet. I have had a family cat before, but she is more familliar with dogs so this is very new for us! Everything is fine except a few small things, so we wondered if anybody had any advice for us - She LOVES to run and hide behind the sofa despite being told not to. (We think she will grow out of this) - I havent seen her drink water more than a couple of times? Is this normal? - She uses the litter box 9/10 times, but has pooped and peed on the bed once before. Any advice on how to deal/prevent this. We simply told her no, whilst pointing at the poo, and then placed her in the litter box. Info: when this happened I placed her in the litter box, stripped the bed, then placed her in the empty bath tub and wiped her tail and paws as she had made a mess! After cleaning, she was very shit, and somewhat apologetic for what she had done. She almost acted as if she wanted me to SEE her use the litter box the next time she needed to us it. She is very well behaved, and has a big personality, but still young so mistakes and learning are normal!