We had a fifth member of our household for all of twenty-four hours!
She turned up in our garden on Friday morning and was way too small to be camping out in the woodpile on her own… needless to say, she was extremely happy for a full belly and a warm jumper to snuggle into.
As the state of affairs between the feline members of our house is frosty at the best of times, sadly we really weren’t able to keep her- but my mum, who lost her dog only a month ago, was very keen to meet her… and once she had, very keen to keep her ; ) It turns out she is only six weeks old (tiny enough to sit in my hand) but in very good health and spirits so all bodes well! Evie, as she’s now known, is a real sweetie- loads of energy, very inquisitive and brave but also really cuddly. My family always had heaps of strays but never any puppies or kittens- and I think it would be a lovely thing to care for and bond with such a young creature. In contrast to our two cats, who were both adult when we got them and have a fair bit of baggage (which, of course, makes the purrs I do get from them even more precious), a kitten so small is very open and trusting. Super cute.
May she live a long and happy life…