Wednesday, 5 October 2011


We first came to the centre in September to have a look at the cats with our 8 month old daughter Elsie. Because we have a baby there were only 2 cats that were potentially suited to being re-homed with an infant, The first cat we met was a little timid and we were afraid she would be terrorised by our baby, then we met Benny. He was 20 weeks old at the time and was not at all bothered by our daughter squealing with excitement! He was so friendly and playful, and the staff at the centre thought he would be great with the baby and we agreed and thought he would be a fab new addition to our little family!
 Following a home visit and a couple of socialising trips, one week later Benny came home. At first he was very shy and took a little coaxing to come out of his travel basket, he was brilliantly litter trained so knew to only do his business in the tray and would happily come out for food too but would run back to the safety of his 'house'. That first night though, whilst i was bathing the baby, Benny went exploring downstairs and found a little gap beside the dishwasher where he snuck and hid for the whole night!!!! i was very concerned when i came down stirs to find he had vanished, after a little investigation i found him, and decide to leave him until he came out in his own time. which he did! By day 3 he was well settled into our home. Our daughter loves him and gets so excited when she sees him. He so so playful, he follows me everywhere i go (including the toilet!!) He does like a play fight every now and again too, but he has been generally great with our daughter, and given that she doesn't fully understand how to be gentle yet, they have got on great!! He still hasn't been let outside our house yet and he is still to be neutered which will be in the next fortnight. But he is a lovely cat to have around, you can tell he is a teenage boy, always prowling around and up to mischief but he is very loving and loves to sit on your lap for a cwtch or a nap. He seems very happy with his new home and loves to run as fast as he can from one end to the other!! He is like my shadow and has settled brilliantly into our family!

All the best from Olivia, Benji, Elsie and Benny x

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