I've been keeping a secret from you, blog of mine. On Sunday, Sam and I took the halflings to go feed ducks at a pond 20 minutes away. There are a row of shops between the pond and the playground we intended to go to, one of them being a pet shop. On our way past we saw signs outside saying "Kittens for SALE"
I felt sad, and a bit cross. I hate seeing bigger animals sold from shops. The hours they're left alone, the cramped quarters. Grrr.
After chucking a loaf of bread at the two fluffy ducklings, we went towards the playground. On the way we went into the shop to cuddle the fluffsky cats.
There were five kittens there. In one crate was a medium sized tortie, and a teeny tabby. Neither moved to us, both looked bored and broken. In the second crate were three tabby kittens of different colours. They were lively and playing. The littlest one, a red tabby with big blue eyes, kept coming over for a cuddle. I fell in love and felt so sad that such beautiful little animals were stuck like that, being sold to anyone who would hand over the cash.
We went to the playground, and a few minutes later Sam went back and BOUGHT THE KITTEN! For our anniversary gift, as it's out 'bronze' year this year. Turns out the little sweetie was a girl, even though she's very red - just to be confusing. Brought her home and she was so affectionate and settled in fast. We named her Crookshanks Ramona Pumpkin Copper. She's just 950grams! (Or 2lbs - my loss this week!)
|Crookshanks Ramona Pumpkin Copper|
On the way home we popped into the shop again, to double check her age so we could register & insure her, and to see if either of her littermates were still there. She seemed lonely and I wanted to get her a friend, Sam had loved the pretty torbie, and we agreed that if that one was female, and there, we'd get her too. In the shop both kittens were there. Torbie *was* female, so we went to get her out and the look of fear in the eyes of the remaining kitten broke my heart. So the Black/Grey tabby boy came home too.
I am in LOVE. Took them to the vets tonight to get their first jabs etc, and they're soooo easy, and cuddly and a much better way to de-stress (and spend money) than overeating ever was.
|Juno Alice Cheetara Rainbow|
|Jasper Gizmo Indigo Tygra|
15421/4625 steps (6.4 miles)
31/31 propoints & 4 weekly (1306/1200 cals)