June 3rd, 2012
Well, what’s new is a Pussycat!
We have a new arrival at Dormouse Towers. Meet teeny tiny Bib
I work at a Michelin site where there are several feral cats. Bib had been abandoned by her mother, and when I saw her, she was trying to feed from another female cat, who kept batting her away.
“It’s a shame”, said Emilie, one of the girls on reception. “It’s going to die of starvation…”
Well, I couldn’t let that happen, could I?! I phoned Mr D to see what he’d say to the idea of me bringing an abandoned kitten home, and honestly, if he’d put his foot down with a firm hand, I’d've taken her to the SPA. But he didn’t. So I took her home instead. She was checked out by the vet and tested for cat HIV and leukaemia: all OK. The vet said she was in good health and so she came home. We think, from her developmental signs, that she’s 4 or 5 weeks old, although she probably weighs about as much as a 3 week old. She is one feisty kitten, and dosn’t seem afraid of anything!
I have just spent an hour-and-a-half with her either curled up under my chin, or stretched out along my arm with her nose buried in my armpit! I think I may be becoming surrogate mum! (Huzzah!)
The VBK and Pomme are a bit dubious. We’re keeping Bib (short for Bibendum – the French name for the Michelin Man!!) in the living room/ dining room at the moment. When we’re there, the door is open (but blocked with a box) so the Cats can jump in if they wish, but Bib can’t get out. So far, Pomme and George have come in and been nose-to-nose with Bib; they hissed and growled but there was no real aggression. Millie has been too frightened to come anywhere near the living room at the moment!!!
Other news: We’re bunted the house yesterday, in preparation for our Jubilee lunch:
Our Jubilee lunch was only with Gilles, who is a great Anglophile. We never quite got our plans for drinks for lots of people off the ground, but never mind!
Right! I’m off back downstairs to cuddle Bib and watch the Jubilee Flotilla on TV. I’m sorry I missed out on last week’s Finding Fun – I had very good intentions, but suddenly life got busy, and I was teaching very early in the morning, and falling asleep when I got home! I will try to join in this week – although I have the same work pattern, so I may not manage it!
I leave you with another picture of Bib. Don’t look too hard at the porky lap that she’s resting on!