i’m sitting here with Smokey, one of our two cats, fast asleep on my lap. He’s making my legs hurt but I don’t want to chuck him off, he’s sixteen now and has really slowed down since the summer. He’s diabetic, and has insulin twice a day, but he’s absolutely brilliant about it, no fuss at all, in fact he enjoys the attention and the praise he gets after each jab. It’s a part of his daily time table, and he even comes in from the garden for it when Ruth whistles and shows him the syringe.
Anyway, he and his sister Rumbelow were born in the house. We took on their mother from the Cat’s Protection League, she was pregnant and unwanted because the child where she had been living was allergic.
The CPL. is a good place to start if you do decide to get another cat (or two). In fact we ended up with two adults and eight kittens, but it’s a long story… Just the two now.