Friday, 21 January 2011

New Addition

Always the sucker for the sad story, The Rectory acquired a new family member yesterday, who goes by the name of Simba. I know, I know, it's a dreadful name, from The Lion King I'm told, but wee Simba can't help what she was called. I'll have my own name for her when she settles in, no doubt!

Her life has not been easy, and she had to be be rescued from a house where she was being mistreated. She'd lived in a bathroom, and was going to be used simply to breed and make some money for the owners. (She's already had a litter and she's barely a year old) Enter Janet, who shares my office and spends her life trying to rescue children from dreadful situations. One day she'd rescued a cat instead. However, Janet is allergic to cats and lives on the tenth floor of a tower block. Enter Simba into The Rectory...



The dogs have taken well to her, and want to be friends, but the Silent Assassin is not so sure and has gone in the huff with everyone. I think the term "hissy fit" would perhaps be appropriate to describe her behaviour. However, it's early days, and I'm sure the wee one will find her place in the pack. And "NO!" There will be no kittens! She's off to the vet ASAP!

5 comments:

Morag said...

So when do we change the name of the house from St Augustine's Rectory to St Auggie's Ark? :-)

Chris said...

She's very beautiful ...And my word verification is "mogeark"! You couldn't make it up - let's remove the "e"!

susan s. said...

Very pretty Kitty! I love her fringy bib!

Cats said...

Hissy fit sounds about right..... but hopefully in time the SA will learn to love her :-) Good luck til then, you may need it xx

Mary-Cauliflower said...

Wishing all the best to your new family member. I'm not sure whether your vet has told you this already (or perhaps you know), but keep checking her mammary glands for abnormalities. I learned that cats do get "breast" cancer. The chances increase if they have a litter or are spayed when they are mature. There are lots of options for treatment if lumps are detected early.