On Thursday night I had two little creatures enter my life by the names of Shirley (above) and Audrey (below). Well, they didn't arrive with those names on their kitty birth certificate, but these two balls of black fluff deserved names to match the divas they are. Shirley Bassey and Audrey Hepburn are now firmly part of my family.
I had been considering for a while whether to get some cats. I say some because these would have to be house cats so it wouldn't be fair to just have one with no playmate. When I saw a post on Facebook saying two sister kittens had been abandoned, I was almost like fate. I've been away a lot over the past couple of weeks so had to wait until Thursday night to get pick them up and bring them home.
They seem to be settling in well, although we've had a toilet incident on the cream carpet already (Shirley hasn't mastered the art of opening the flap to go in her litter-house yet) and I still can't find my plug which one of them stole from the kitchen last night and hid somewhere. But it's nice to have something other than my reflection in the house. Plus they are super cuddly and crave attention which is just the sort of cat I wanted. Cats who just do their own thing are a little boring to say the least.
The only problem is, in the three years since having my old cat Chloe, I seem to have developed an allergy - which means tight throat, itchy eyes and running nose. I can't believe even after having my own cat for 18 years, I have developed this now. So it's onto the tablets for me and I'm hoping that after a month or so the allergy will be normal enough for me to live with.
Now, I also wanted to introduce you to another new kittie in my life, Philip. Philip is the brainchild of design house Blunderpuss, whose collection of sartorial felines screen printed onto 100 percent cotton tees here in the UK are perfect for any cat-lover like me. Look how smart he looks in his blue single-breasted blazer and dickie-bow. I'm a massive fan of anything graphic, and this t-shirt is almost too good to put away in a drawer - hence me showcasing it on my new wall of prints. Plus, I saw this designed from inception to finish so it's amazing to see the final product.
I even love the stickers which come with each package - these are waiting to be stuck on Audrey and Shirley's bowls at some point. Anyway, check out the Blunderpuss website by clicking here and let me know which one is your favourite. I don't think you can get any cooler than Betty but you might think differently. Here's to many feline years of #CatsofInstagram posts.