I have always been a cat person, and since my 9th birthday I have been owned by at least one feline. What follows is a little insight into the cats that have formed part of my life for nearly 20 years. I’m hoping that my little corner of the internet will become a place for all things cat, from daft photos, videos and stories, to product reviews and care information for those of you who are lucky enough to be owned by cats.
In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats. (English proverb)
My first cat, Lucy, a shining black moggy with traces of a siamese heritage, adopted me on my 9th birthday (she was pretty much the best birthday present I’ve ever had). Several months earlier I had innocently offered her a saucer of milk after she jumped over the fence into our back garden. Her visits became more regular and it transpired that she belonged to a lady from some flats nearby who had adopted her on a whim only to find that she did not get on with the resident cat. The months went by and on the evening of my birthday both lady and cat arrived on the doorstep and she officially became part of the family. Lucy and I had just over 9 years of happiness together before she passed away of old age, leaving her pawprint on my heart. I was addicted…
Casper the tiny grey kitten arrived a couple of years later, with a purr far too big for his little body (he grew into it!) and a serious naughty streak (he didn’t grow out of that!). Over the years he has grown into a large and very beautiful tom cat who thinks he owns the place and that humans are essentially just overcomplicated tin openers! A definite character, he has been lost for 5 days, found to only have 1 testicle and lost a rear leg following a car accident several years ago. He still lives in the family home with my parents.
In 2007 I moved into my own flat, but there was something missing and it just didn’t feel like home. In March 2008 I rescued a pair of little ginger kittens, 6 months old and both girls, which is unusual as ginger cats are generally boys. They were suffering from cat flu but beyond the snotty noses, there was a look in their runny, sticky eyes that I fell in love with and that was it… I had intended to rescue one cat, but now it would be 2 that came home with me.
This photo was taken the day that Amber and Chilli came home with me, it didn’t take them long to settle in!
Since they arrived they have well and truly made themselves the queens of the household. There will be plenty more about them in the days and weeks to come!