An introduction is warranted!
This is Bert the Bloke - one beautiful cat.
Peppered through this blog are photos of
Rose the Spartacat
FootFoot the Miniature Fox Terrier.
In recent times our two beloved friends
left this world - just six weeks apart.
Rose went first, aged 6 years, due to kidney tumours.
FootFoot died of old age, aged 16 years.
Increasingly, in the months prior to his death,
I cuddled him to his end and so did Herself.
Finally, one night while sleeping with Herself,
he breathed his last and was gone from us.
Our decision was not to rush
to replace either of these beloveds.
However, after a couple of months,
Herself decided we would get a cat.
No ordinary kitten, mind you.
She was determined to go to the RSPCA
and get an older cat whom no one wanted.
There was such a cat - Bert.
He is about 5 years old
and needed to go to a home
where he would be the only one.
He came to the RSPCA because
in his original home other cats picked on him.
We don't know why.
He had been ill and in the RSPCA clinic because of cat flu.
Otherwise he lived in a cage with three others.
He has settled in well here.
He is reserved but interested
in the household's peeps and doings.
He is so pretty and poses beautifully.
His fur is the silkiest I have ever touched.
He is well at home
and we love this man about our house.