On 15th September we introduced a fluffy new family member into our household, it really is about time that I formally introduce him over here. We weren’t planning on getting another kitten so soon after loosing our cat, Bob, but then Blue Cross shared the most adorable kitten pictures on facebook in a plea for people to come forward and rescue them. How could we resist?
Earl was approximately 8 weeks old when we collected him and he was just so cute and fluffy and to be fair he still is. We were a little anxious about how Kitty would react to this crazy new kitten coming into her home. She had seemed a little lonely since Bob went so we decided just to go for it and hope for the best and I am so glad that we did.
Blue Cross rescue were fab, we went to visit the kittens and pick the one that we wanted, we paid a deposit and were given a collection date. We donated £50 in order to rescue him, but in return we had a gorgeous new kitten who had had his first set of jabs and an appointment booked and ready paid for his second set of jabs.
Earl annoys Kitty, he follows her around, he wants to play with her, he wants to cwtch up with her, he wants to be by her side all the time. Kitty gets annoyed by him, I think she likes her privacy, but, now and again you capture a moment, a beautiful moment where they will be sleeping cwtched up together or even rub noses for a kiss.
As for Aria, I loved the idea of getting a kitten for her to grow up with, but again I was a little worried about looking after a toddler and a kitten, I was right to worry, it is hard work! Our house was a little crazy at first but it has settled back down now. Aria absolutely loves Earl and Earl loves her.
They annoy each other too, sometimes Aria gets a little jealous when Earl gets the attention, sometimes she gets a little annoyed when he wants to play with her toys, especially when he runs away with the toy that she is currently playing with! Sometimes Aria is too much for Earl, she doesn’t want him to leave her side and will try keeping him there by force at times, occasionally she pulls him back by his tail (obviously we stop this straight away) or picks him up when he really doesn’t want to be picked up. The laughter and the joy that they bring to each other makes it all worthwhile.
As for me and Spencer? He is a pain in our butts. But he is also very cute and gives nice cwtches. He climbs up us, literally digging his claws into our skin and clawing his way up us. He attacks my fingers when I’m trying to get work done on the computer, his prime position is in the photo above. He jumps on to the table when we are eating and tries to steal our food. We are counting down the weeks until he can have a little op in the hop that having those male hormones taken away will calm him down a little! We wouldn’t change him though, he is lovely, just excitable.
I filmed a short vlog on the day that we collected Earl Grey and bought him home, sharing his first meeting with Kitty and his first explore around his new house. I hope that you enjoy it.