Sunday, 24 February 2013
Hello! My name is Lillian.
Way back in January (actually not that long ago, but... poetic licence) Rob and I decided Travis - our 18 month old kitty - needed a pal. Particularly during the winter, when he's inside away from the cold but also without his neighbourhood cat buddies, he was getting lonely and feeling bored.
So we started searching for a feline friend for our boy. We looked on Gumtree, but buying a kitten online felt a bit weird. After some searching I came across Yorkshire Cat Rescue - a rescue centre for stray and abandoned kitties, based in Yorkshire. Obviously.
After a few emails back and forth, we found out about 'Sprout' - a kitten staying with a foster family until she was old enough to leave her mum. As soon as I clapped eyes on the photo of her - sitting in a bowl on top of some kitchen scales - I was smitten. Then came a long 4-week wait as she grew old enough to go off on her own.
Lillian (Lily or Lil for short) has been with us for a few weeks now and has made herself right at home. She's such a diva - she knows exactly how cute she is and gets away with anything because of it. Despite being the New Girl and her diminutive stature, she is absolutely the boss of the house. Travis was initially terrified of her, but now they're pretty comfortable with each other.
It's lovely to see them cuddle together, and their regular 'mad half hours' mean Travis has plenty to keep him busy... although he does give Rob the odd exasperated look when Lily's eating his food/stealing his sofa spot/biting his tail. Well, the boys have to stick together now there are two divas in the house!
(If you're in Yorkshire and thinking about getting a cat, I really recommend chatting to Yorkshire Cat Rescue. They were fantastic with us, so helpful and friendly. Their Facebook page is regularly updated with cats looking for new homes and the centre will cover neutering and any treatment your kitty needs, including future medical bills for those felines who aren't at their fittest.)
Posted by Jen at 16:53