Thursday, 8 April 2010

New Cats

It's been a couple of months now since I brought home my two beautiful new cats. After losing Molly I gave a lot of thought to whether I wanted to get another cat and even whether I could handle having a dog. However, much as I'd love a dog it just wouldn't be fair of me to have one right now. So I decided on a cat, or two. I wanted a mum and kitten if possible so that they could keep each other company while I'm out at work. There was only one place I would get them from and that was the Celia Hammond Animal Trust; the charity that tried to help Molly.

So these are the characters I ended up with. I instantly fell in love with Luna - she was so sweet natured and trusting and obviously desperate to get beyond the limited space available at the rescue centre. She had three kittens; two classically pretty, fluffy tabbies and a very handsome, almost pure black (except for the tip of his tail) male. The fluffy tabbies had already been selected by someone else, leaving just the feisty male kitten and mum; luckily for me.

I brought them home the same day. They were already chipped, neutered, de-flead and wormed. Frodo took a while to settle in, spending the first week in and out of the smallest space he could find in the flat. Luna was much quicker to settle and seemed at home before the first day was out. Both are very much at home now although Frodo is still a little nervous around strangers. He is much quicker to get used to people now though.

The big test was bringing them both to Cumbria with me - a trip I did regularly with Molly. However they have been brilliant, in spite of the large scratch on my arm earned whilst trying to get Frodo into the travel box. Lesson learnt.

So begins a new journey then - I hope it will be a long one.



Wednesday, 7 April 2010

An Excellent Little Widget!

This is a fabulous little gizmo that I've had on my blog for a while, but following my redesign (wider posting area to accommodate videos and photos better), it doesn't really fit on the side bar any more. So it is moving here, where it might just get a little less forgotten too!