Yeah we were thinking the same age.
As for the water bottle,tried that.
Casper LOVES water.He will hop in the shower with you.Or jump in the tub when you are having a bath.LOL
IF we decide to get another,we would definately be bringing Casper to the SPCA so he can meet her and have some time with her.That's the good thing about our SPCA,they want you to bring in the cat/kitten dog/pup so you can introduce them.And let them spend time together.
I tell you,I never had any problems like this when my other cats were kittens.
"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours."