Thanks everyone for making me so welcome! GUESS WHAT??? I have a new cat!!!
Two days ago I was in the local library and I overheard two women talking. One of them had a kitten that had been given to her as a pet for her young daughter ( 4 years old!!!) and she was fed up because it kept messing in the house, scratching her daughter and climbing the curtains. So, me having no shame whatsoever, asked her if she was serious about wanting a new home for her and she was! Well, to cut a long story short, I went along to the house straight away and MADE the woman take £25 and sign a receipt saying that she was willingly selling the kitten to me! I put her in a cardboard cat carrier, stuffed her food into my rucksack and scarpered before the woman changed her mind!!!
I could not believe the woman's attitude though! She had not wanted any type of pet at all and could not understand that a kitten needs a litter tray... she had expected her to go out into the yard!!! She thought the kitten was vicious because it kept scratching her daughter(God, I feel SO sorry for kids with parents like hers!)...turned out that the child was pulling her tail(probably just thought she was some sort of toy!), and climbing the curtains...isn't that what kittens do???
Anyway, I took kitten home, sorted out food and a litter tray and then let her out of the carrier in the living room. She'd been crying when she was inside the box but as soon as I let her out she turned on this extremely loud purr!!! She stalked around the room then seemed to decide that it would do and went to sleep on my lap
I wasn't worried about what Neil would say because he's just as soft as I am! And when he saw her he just fell totally in love
He even took her to bed with him!!! The only thing he was 'cross' about was the fact that there was only ONE kitten...he wants to get Rosie( yes, he even named her!) a little sister or brother as soon as possible,probably this weekend!
Rosie is 13 weeks old (D.O.B.1st June 2003) and she's ginger & white. I wormed her this morning and, as I noticed a couple of fleas last night I give her a quick squirt of Frontline.
She really is a happy little soul and NEVER stops purring...and, yes, she has tried to climb the curtains twice already this evening and pretended to be a big brave jungle cat and climb all over and into my houseplants...will my big spider plant ever recover??? But, what the heck, she's only a baby and doing what babies do and Neil and I have soon sussed out what to remove and put away or up out of reach!
At the moment as I write this, 10.35pm, she's asleep on the sofa next to me... I think she wore herself out! Twenty minutes ago she was pretending to be a Tarzan-cat and swinging on the blinds!!! Oh my God, what is it going to be like with TWO of them!!! FUN,FUN, FUN!!!
Pass me the Prozac, someone!!!