Friday, May 30, 2008

Oliver.

I am a bad blogger. Mea culpa! I have been busy with doing a great many other things, few of which are anything to do with knitting and even less of them are worth blogging about.

But I'm sure you'll forget all about my sins when you see this picture....



This is Oliver and he is one week old. His mum Lily lives a few doors away from us and is barely a year old so when her owners noticed she was looking a bit fat round the middle they put it down to a few too many mice. The next day there were two kittens with her in her cosy nest in the bottom of the airing cupboard.

They are keeping the little girl, but they knew we'd lost our two cats so offered us Oliver if we'd like him. Like him? Isn't he gorgeous? He is small and soft and round and all he can do is squeak and suck, but his mum is a lovely friendly young miss and we're sure he'll have a lot of her personality, growing up with such a good birth family. She looks a bit hissy here, but in fact was perfectly comfortable with Lad and me touching her kittens. She's a good mum, despite her being very young.



So we're very happy with Oliver. It's not so long since Theo got killed and we weren't intending another cat so soon but we really couldn't say no. We won't be getting him till he's 11 weeks old anyway, because that's when we'll be back from France. We were intending to get another kitten as a friend for Theo anyway. Just a bit sad that it's happened this way.

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering Oliver is going to be a house cat. Two cats killed on the road outside our house within three months of each other is two cats too many, no? We're hoping to get a pal for Oliver though, so he'll have company.

15 comments:

ambermoggie said...

welcome Oliver:) He is gorgeous and I could gldly give him a home:)

Queen of the froggers said...

Absolutely lovely.

thereyougothen said...

I love ginger cats.

And I know a tabby who might like to have a kitten come October.

zippiknits said...

What a lucky little baby. And yes, no more cats for outdoors. Hope you find a companion for Oliver. He really is gorgeous. Have a lovely time in France.

yvette said...

He is very cute, we too gave in and got a kitten this week, his name is Pete and so far is behaving, though he does like yarn!!
Enjoy your holiday when it comes, I hope the sun is shining by then :)

Wye Sue said...

My Boys say ginger cats rule !!!

(he looks similar to Dundee, apart from the small fact he is a fraction of his size)

Good luck with finding a playmate for him

peri said...

totally gorgeous! house cats are cool - lots of play and attention and a window to watch birdie TV - I think they are more sociable with humans too.

TutleyMutley said...

Awww. He is so cute. That liddle pink nose.

Have a wonderful time in France - and if you're a bad blogger, I think that makes me totally wicked, should be hung, drawn and quartered.

Rosie said...

My husband glanced across at the computer as I was reading and said "oh, what a gorgeous puddytat!", and I agree. Oliver already looks full of fun.

Helen said...

I am so jealous I can't speak.

glittrgirl said...

Greebie is a house cat. As long as they have plenty of things to keep them amused, house cats are fine. Greebo has always been a house kittie since I got him at 8 weeks old....

KSee said...

A big welcome to Oliver. I think that we do not always get to choose when to be owned by a new cat. This was meant to be and he will have a great long life.

Quasi said...

Oliver is adorable -- how good of you to give him a "forever" home. BTW, you may want to get him a copy of my hilariously funny book, The World Is Your Litter Box, which is in bookstores now and is also available on Amazon. The book is cleverly disguised as a cute cat book so humans will buy it, but is, in fact, a how-to manual FOR cats. Check it out on my website, www.theworldisyourlitterbox.com.

Annie said...

So cute! I'm sorry for your recent losses. Oliver will be very happy with you, I'm sure.

Daisy said...

Oh he's adorable!