As some of you who follow me on my various social media may know, on the 29th February we very suddenly lost sweet little one eyed Sinbad. He became very ill, very quickly, and died in my arms. I was heartbroken. He was my fur child, and it was so unexpected, I didn't know what to do. I am mourning the loss of Sinbad every day, and Stu suggested that I might like to adopt another cat. We have always had Ashen our dog, and two cats, Stitch and Patches. Sinbad was our most recent addition and sadly only lived in his furever home for 9 months. I would like to think those last 9 months were the best he had in his life, and he died purring, in my arms, knowing he was loved.
And so, I began to look at rescue cats. Sinbad had had such a hard life, and being able to give him all of our love was wonderful, and I wanted to do that for another cat.
And so, I introduce Lemmy Katmister.
These are his cute pink beans. Such cute beans!
He bloody loves belly rubs. I've never known a cat love them like he does!
That smushy little face. He's so cute. Look at those yellow eyes!
Gorgeous Lemmy. I knew he was the one as soon as I saw him on facebook. We adopted him from Cuddles Cat Rescue which is an entirely donation run charity. I've set up a monthly direct debit to donate to them, please consider donating to them too! They have a facebook group you can support them at here. And if you want to set up a direct debit to them too, here are their details (feel free to ring them to confirm them!)
Lemmy wasn't always called Lemmy. His first name was Manchini. He didn't know his name, or show any recognition of it, so we decided to change it and teach him his new much cooler name.
Originally he lived in a home with over 20 un-neutered cats, and about 10 un-neutered dogs. He was one of 9 they were allowed to take. They had those 9 spayed and neutered, wormed etc and then they were ready to adopt. Someone else adopted Lemmy first. They returned him after 6 hours because he hissed at their cat. Now, if you know anything about cats, you'd know that was perfectly normal! It's a big deal to be taken somewhere totally new, and meet another cat that they don't know. I suspect that actually, their cat hissed at Lemmy, as he met our 2 cats and Ashen the dog within 24 hours and there was no hissing at all.
I couldn't resist sharing a cute video of him. He's so fussy!
When you adopt a rescue cat, you need to have some patience and introduce them slowly to any other furbabies you may already have, it's a big deal for them! Little Lemmy has a broken tail which is one of his quirks. It's broken about half to two thirds towards the end of his tail so will need keeping an eye on but it doesn't bother him so far.
Lemmy likes to be the little spoon and sleeps curled up in my arms or under the quilt with me. He's so adorable. I miss Sinbad so much, but knowing I have helped another kitty find their furever home and am giving him the first love and fusses he has ever had sure helps.
I fully expect Lemmy to basically end up in all my YouTube videos, because he follows me around and wants to be fussed all the time! So expect to see a lot more of him.