Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I AM "SHE"...

That's not "she" who must be obeyed, but "she", the cat's grandmother!



Meet Nigel, who has just found a home with my darling daughter and her dh. They found him here, the Croydon branch of Cats' Protection who have been rescuing, finding new homes for cats, reunited them with their owners for 75 years.

Nigel, bless his ears and whiskers, is a "flat" cat. That does not mean he comes "flat-packed" from MFI, or even that he's appeared in a Tom & Jerry cartoon.

Sadly, he suffers from immune problems and cannot go outside, but since the dd lives in an upstairs flat, that suits everyone very well.

We all think he's gorgeous.

13 comments:

madukwriter said...

Your link to the cat's protection league doesn't have a .uk after .org, so it takes you to some sort of US Tax website.

Trish said...

He's lovely Liz! Congrats on the new arrival in the family...

My Daisy is a rescue cat too and quite the determined little madam she is too... though in fairness you could take the l out of flat and you'd have a better description of her...

H's from Daisy to Nigel... She's a sucker for blue eyes! But then, aren't we all!

Kate Hardy said...

Gorgeous cat, Liz - and what lovely eyes!

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, "mad"! I woke up this morning thinking, darn it, forgot to check those links, but a US Tax website -- yikes!

All fixed now.

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, Trish! Daisy sounds a gem. I haven't had a cat since Rocky when to the great hunting ground in the sky a couple of years ago, but I'm weakening...

Liz Fielding said...

Hi Kate! Aren't they lovely? I'm waiting for another photo to post
-- I cut it off mid download -- and when it arrives, I'll update.

Margaret McDonagh said...

Scrummy, Liz. Sounds like Nigel has fallen on his paws and has a wonderful home with your dd. I have 4 (down from 13!) semi-feral cats who live in my barn and who I feed every day - some are now tame enough for cuddles. My local friends are CPL volunteers and work very hard with farm cats, strays, injured cats and rehomings, etc. It is very rewarding. I hope Nigel has a very happy life.

Best wishes,
Mags

Liz Fielding said...

I think you're right, Mags. The dd is reporting that Nigel has settled in to a routine and is now demonstrating his -voice-. He is. apparently, a talkative chap with a nice selections of chirrups and mews. Bless.

Sharon J said...

Whenever I see a beautiful cat like Nigel I always feel just a little bit sad that I can't keep a cat anymore. We also had a Daisy (so named because she's black and white like a cow) but she had to be rehomed. Luckily a friend took her so I still get to see her whenever I want. She's the most loving cat I've ever known and absolutely everybody who meets her falls in love with her. I wonder whether they'll ever breed a non-moulting cat? If they do, I'll be the first in the queue.

It's so lovely that people like your daughter are willing to take on an adult cat rather than get a kitten. Far too many cats are left homeless and unwanted and almost always through no fault of their own. At least Nigel's landed on his feet :)

Julie Cohen said...

He is gorgeous.

Michelle Styles said...

An absolutely goregous cat.

I am sure he will be very happy in his new home.

Kate Walker said...

Dear Nigel
You look like a very handsome sort of chap - much like me. Welcome to the world of writers' cats -well, in your case, writer's cat by proxy!
BTW - I don't go outside either. Not because I'm a 'flat cat' (quite the opposite) I just don;t happen to liek outside very much. Inside is much nicer.

Sir Sidney (Kate Walker is my human)
PS Dear Ms Fielding I thnk you have been without a cat long enough. Might I suggest that you remedy the matter ?

Liz Fielding said...

Dear Sir Sidney

How kind of you drop by. Honoured, sir, to make the acquaintance of such a well-known, and if I may say so, sensible a chat -- er, chap. Outside is so ... damp.

With respect,
Nigel

PS I'm doing my best to encourage the grandmother. I'll keep you posted.