Our New Addition …

Bronte2I couldn’t help myself. I was (and still am) deep in mourning after my beloved cat Dora was knocked down and killed recently.

I shouldn’t have looked at the cats seeking their ‘forever home’. Their big, pleading eyes, their sad stories, their heart-wrenching starts in life.

So we now have a new addition to our little family – BrontΓ«. Quick explanation about the somewhat pretentious name: she arrived with the name ‘Bronwen’, and, much as I love Welsh names, it seemed a bit of an odd choice for a tiny kitten, not even six months old.

She wouldn’t answer to my new choice of name, ‘Flump’ nor The Teenager’s, ‘Pancake’ or ‘Dog’. We tried out ‘Batwoman’ and ‘Kerpow’ (check out her Bat Mask), to no avail. So she became ‘Bronnie’ until one evening I called her ‘Bronty’ by mistake and she came trotting over. Result. Being of a literary persuasion (lol), she is now named after one of my favourite authors.

Anyway, she has settled in remarkably well, so well that she enjoys nothing more than scampering up my curtains and sitting on the wooden pole, grinning down at me. She also tears around the house in an endless loop and can make a toy out of anything – she’s smitten with my hair bands and has fished out seventeen of them from a bowl in my bedrooom (I counted) and laid them all on one of my rugs in an impressive pattern and every so often she returns to rearrange them.

In short, she fits in well. She’s also great to snuggle up with when the dreaded mid-afternoon MS crash happens. We mute the telly and radio, choose our blanket and flop onto the sofa.

Plus, she adores The Teenager and he’s in awe of her acrobatics (and her fondness for squatting in my larger plants before I can chase her off), although she is now banned from his bedroom after she stole his expensive headphones.

She may be hard work right now, but I wouldn’t be without her. A bit like The Teenager …

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18 thoughts on “Our New Addition …

  1. Sally says:

    I did wonder how long it would take you to get another. She’s very pretty

  2. Judy Epstein says:

    Love the photo of your new cat Bronte. We have 2 rescues, neutered boys Custer and Tikka (yes, a female name…), originally strangers, but now tolerate each other. They have totally different personalities – one sticks a paw out to trip the other just like junior high school boys.

    • stumbling in flats says:

      She loves the camera!! Although it may have more to do with the red dot, lol.
      I’ve been toying with the idea of adopting a second cat as she is a house cat, and has been since she was born. Any advice gratefully received!

      • Judy Epstein says:

        If you want one more, go for it! Rescues and need good homes. We have a thick Turkish carpet which sometimes I stick my hand under and wiggle around – the cats go crazy trying to bite the wiggle. Tikka’s half Siamese and has seriously long sharp claws.

        • stumbling in flats says:

          That’s good to hear – I may just take your advice πŸ™‚ She’s very loving and with a great temperament!
          I’ve taken to gathering up my hair bands that she has collected and hiding them round the house for her to find again. It keeps her occupied!

          • Judy Epstein says:

            You might want to take her with you to meet the other rescue cats to make sure she and a possible new one get along. We were lucky. Custer is more standoffish and Tikka loves everyone, cat or human. C. tolerates T.

          • stumbling in flats says:

            Gah! She hates the cage πŸ™ I have to take her for her vaccinations this Wednesday and am dreading putting her back into it after the freedom she’s had here!

          • Judy Epstein says:

            Ours do too! They cry!

          • stumbling in flats says:

            I’m sure she’ll be gutted πŸ™ I’m not looking forward to it at all, but she needs her vaccs. Meh.

  3. aww cute πŸ˜€

    second if you do get another one ask if you can take her along, even tho sometimes that doesn’t matter with cats, some just don’t get a long but with young cats it is easier.

  4. Tricia says:

    Makes us smile to see your new family member, could not be without mine. Xx

  5. Stephanie says:

    So pleased to see you got another kitty! As an English major, I’m loving the name choice too! That afternoon crash – it hasn’t been a year since my diagnosis, so I haven’t gotten used to it. I will say that I was never a morning person until now – I rush around to get as much done as I can until afternoon calls! Enjoy your new family member!

    • stumbling in flats says:

      I totally understand what you mean! We cram as much as possible into that golden time, lol.
      She’s a cutie. I had a huge box delivered yesterday with masses of packaging. Quite possibly the best toy ever, as she spent the rest of the day leaping and diving through it. Plus I bought her her very own pack of hair bands πŸ™‚

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