Nyan-chan (tho we all call her Baby Cat) joined our family about 6 weeks ago and is now probably the most spoiled kitten on the face of the earth.
We all fight over whose lap she should cuddle in and whose bed she'll sleep in every night. The girls "prepare" her food twice a day: she eats a mixture of wet and dry food. Since she only gets a little wet food at a time, the rest is kept in the refrigerator and the girls warm it in the microwave before giving it to her!
Initially Meg insisted on changing the litter box everyday. Not cleaning it, actually completely changing out the litter every.single.day, but I convinced her it was a waste of time and more importantly money, so she settled for scooping it 2 - 3 times a day, heaven forbid Nyan-chan should have to use a litter box with pee or poop already in it!
The girls also pooled their money and bought her a "cat condo", one of the those 3-level climbing things with a built-in bed and scratching post, and she has more toys than Ethan does.
Any time any one of the kids walks in the door, it's no longer "Hi Mom!" it's "Where's Baby Cat?" Oh well, at least I'm not the one feeding and cleaning up after her like I usually am when we have a pet, I'll gladly take 2nd place in that case! And she is awfully stinkin' cute!