We are a family of animal lovers, altogether we have, cats, snakes, crested geckos, a tortoise and fish. We now have a new addition to our animal family, a new little kitten, making that 3 cats now.
My husband and I have always had cats the whole time we’ve been together, when we first got together I have my boy Tamar, a very loving and exceptionally affectionate cat, he was ginger and white, he was my best friend. Not long after my husband moved in with me and my two sons, we got a kitten, a little black one, we named him Bobby.
A few years down the line and 2 house moves, plus the arrival of my third son, we adopted a little Calico cat called Makita. We now have 3 cats and they loved each other. As the years went by, obviously the cats got older and my boy Tamar was at this point 17, he became very poorly and sadly he passed away, but I know he had the best life with us and we still miss him dearly, after nearly 3 years. In February 2017, I found the most adorable black kitten who was up for rehoming, we gave him a loving home with us, his name is Buddy. This year,2018, we had to say goodbye to Bobby, he was nearly 11 years old, he too became very poorly with kidney failure. He left a huge hole in our lives as did Tamar.
BUDDY(he’s a smaller version of Bobby)
We decided that we wouldn’t get anymore cats for now, but then our youngest son, who’s autistic started saying that he’d like a cat, but it had to be a tabby one as they are his favourite. He’d never expressed any real interest before, but he didn’t change his mind or go off the idea. My husband and I spoke about it and thought it would be a good idea to give out son something to care for and to learn how to look after it. We did also feel it was the right time to get another cat. We didn’t really search for one and new that when it was meant to be the right one would come along. A friend of ours actually put us on to someone near by that had 4 kittens for sale. When my little boy saw the photos there was one that caught his eye, a little tabby and in the photo it had its paw up as if to say “pick me” at least this is how my son put it. I got in touch with the person selling them. The little girl was ours. My son had already picked her name, Tabby, after a character in a computer game he likes.
We picked Tabby up on the 28th August 2018, she was 8 weeks old. She’s been with us now just over a week, but it’s like she’s always been here.
At first Buddy and Makita weren’t that happy about her being here, but they soon accepted her and now they don’t seem to mind at all. I am sure that in time they’ll all be friends.
I have opened up an Instagram account (at my son’s request) dedicated to Tabby and all the adventures I’m sure she’ll get up too. If you’d like to follow Tabby you can find her at instagram.com/tabby_the_cat2018
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog, I will probably do other blogs related to owning pets as I have quite a selection of different animals, but for now, I’ll leave you with a rather cute, Tabby picture. 😺😻