We got a kitten. Her name is Victoria and she’s 11 weeks old. She came from a village in Aberdeenshire after her mother had an affair with the neighbourhood tom.
We had planned to get an adult cat from a shelter but this is quite difficult it turns out. We put in five applications including for one cat aged 9 with a heart condition. I felt sure no one would want him but someone else managed to adopt him first. Many of the cats at the shelter are also listed as requiring adult-only homes. There seem to be more people wanting cats than there are cats. This is probably due to the pandemic and people staying at home more than usual.
Victoria was listed on Gumtree with her two siblings and they received over 100 applications so we feel very lucky. She likes sleeping on Daniel’s desk next to the computer where it’s probably warm.
The scratching post is a hit.
She’s a very friendly and a sociable little thing. We picked her up on Friday night and she’s already made herself at home. She’s eating and fully litter-trained already. That’s so clever! I’ll probably become one of those annoying people who post photos of the cat all the time.