2 weeks ago, we gained a new member of our family. Our house has transformed back into the happy home it was before we lost our darling Darren, earlier in the summer. We always knew we would get another cat – We have too many cuddles available not to give them to a pet. We did want to wait for the right time though, when we would not be away so much. So we went to meet Alan the Kitten.
We had talked about the possibility of a grey fluffy kitten but when we met Alan the Kitten we simply fell in love. The family that he came from plainly love their cats. They were in no hurry to say goodbye to the kittens (There were 3 of them) and staggered them leaving their Mum. Alan came to live with us when he was 9 weeks old (He is 8 weeks in the picture above) and is 11 weeks old now.
He has settled in so well. This is a kitten that gets so many cuddles and is frankly quite exhausted during the day when his older sisters are at school. We have an argument every evening about whose room Alan is going to sleep in (Yep, my rule about no kitten in the bedrooms lasted about 10 minutes). Alan has had loads of visitors and thanks everyone for his presents – we are now overrun with fabric mice!
Alan is a Persian Cross Breed – Who needs a pure breed when you are THAT cute?! He does need to be brushed every day, which is Violet’s job. A job that she takes very seriously. I have heard that a lot of Persians get placed in care as their owners didn’t realise that they would have to do this job every day. I know it can be hard work (Violet has a few scratches to prove how much he enjoys a brushing) but that is so sad.
As I type, Alan is being wheeled around the house in a doll’s double buggy and is loving the attention. He is full of life and has a mad half hour several times a day. He has a favourite place to sit on my desk during the day, where the sun comes in. How did I ever manage without his company? We’ve even weighed him. You can see from the video above that it was hysterical but Alan was so laid back! Pretty safe to say we are totally besotted with him & look forward to many more years of fun and cuddles.
This post was written as part of #Blogtober17. A group of us bloggers are trying to blog our way through October. Visit HexMum to see some of the other posts. Today a lot of them are writing about themselves – I thought it was the best time to introduce our new family member.