Monday, September 01, 2008

Welcome Pepper puss

Isn't he just adorable?
Pepper the day we got him, just 9 weeks and 1 day old.

We knew we'd get a new cat at some point to replace darling Jasper and Katie had been pleading for a kitten since we moved here! Our neighbour's cat regularly has kittens and kindly he offered Katie one of them which we were very excited about. Unfortunately, the kittens didn't seem to materialise for one reason or another. By chance I had a look at the local paper's website and saw the RSPCA were over-run with kittens so we decided to give them a call. Again, disappointment as it turned out one of the kittens had died of some rare, contagious disease which didn't look good for the rest of the bunch. The RSPCA passed on details of a friend who had three 9 week old black beauties needing homes and that's when we came across Pepper.
We could have taken all three! They were so lovely, each as cute as the next. One, the female, was very shy, the two males much more dominant. We chose the one that kept crawling under cupboards and chasing bits and pieces around the kitchen! He's settled in extremely easily and is loving all the attention from us and our visitors. He needs to learn some social skills though! Using his new found claws to climb up people's legs, hanging on my hips to watch me wash up, pouncing on Allie's back or swiping at Kan's (the visiting cat) tail and paws when he's catching a nap. Kan is very good actually and just looks at Pepper with distain. Allie takes a "gently" swipe to show Pepper who's boss!
Mad eyed kitten (or is it just determination?) climbing up my leg!

Love him. Just don't want him to get any bigger!
11 weeks and looking bigger already!

Only pets missing in this pic, our Allie and visiting Kan. The animal population has grown quite a bit since our move to the country! Pepper is so tiny and light, even next to Billy the Netherland Dwarf rabbit.

black cat



At 10:47 pm, Blogger stefndawniy said...

awww he's a real little beauty :)
shucks I lurv kittens.

At 1:13 am, Blogger stefndawniy said...

which eng book was you asking abuot ? Lana's? I'll have a look at the title in the mornin if you like :)


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