Young Mum Lily

Young Mum Lily
10 April 2009 Aime Cox-Tennant

I thought you might like to know how Lily the tabby (young mum from the oil refinery in Pembrokeshire) is getting along, we collected her from her foster home in Bristol just over 5 weeks ago, and she is well and truly part of the family – and also now a minor celebrity who is much admired for her beauty and antics by our neighbours!

She’s without a doubt the most insane cat I’ve ever met, and a bundle of curious energy. She is more like a dog than a cat – she follows us around everywhere (even to the bathroom!

She sits on the rug when I’m in the bath), chases her tail and eats all the crumbs that fall on the floor.

She has an insatiable appetite for her food (in fact she licks her bowl clean) and is filling out nicely into a lovely sleek miniature tiger, though we will have to watch her or she will end up more like a stripy rugby-ball! She knows when it’s our bedtime and sleeps on the end of our bed every night.

Her cat-alarm-clock trick (which consists of sitting on the pillow, tickling your nose with her whiskers, purring like a lawnmower and putting her paw on your cheek) works a treat.

She is such a comedy act, she never fails to do something hilarious which makes me laugh out loud – yesterday she stole half the sausages for our tea when our backs were turned; and at the weekend she was jumping around all over the (plastic) greenhouse roof, ripped the cover and fell though the hole where, luckily, I caught her – never have I seen a cat look so surprised – but the whole thing was over in 3 seconds and was so funny I couldn’t be cross with her.

She pretends to claw us and bite us but she never hurts us or even marks our skin, she spreads her toes out so wide like baseball gloves!

She isn’t scared of anything (not the hoover, the hairdryer or even next door’s dog). Her favourite toys are conkers and rugs.

She is a mischevious little madam in a world of her own, and we think she is really really special. I’ve attached a couple of recent photos of her – the first one is when I went downstairs to get something and this is what I found in my bed when I got back!

The other photo is of her guilty face after she stole the sausages…

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to take her on – our house is a proper home now!

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