Breaking news, Imminent arrival

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much or even picking up my paint brush! I knew there was a reason I had been putting on weight, I knew I was nesting, yes it’s official, I’m with cat 😳 or rather I will be when it’s delivered on Thursday.

I think you all had probably gathered that I am a big fan of cats through my numerous paintings! Charlie was obviously trying to tell me something 😊 and after sending one of my paintings to my eldest daughter with the message “I want a cat 😩” and she replied “ Here is your cat” along with a link for a local rehoming cat shelter.

I opened the link and the first cat I saw featured was a big ginger boy called George and I burst into tears because he was just like the cat I had previously owned and had to give away years ago called Percy when I got divorced from my first husband. It seriously broke my heart when we parted ways. He had been a rescue cat with issues just like this cat George.

My husband John said “look why don’t we look into seeing if we can have a house cat here!”To be honest I didn’t know house cats existed apart from the pedigree variety and I didn’t want to feel that I was depriving a cat of being in the great outdoors.

I live and learn! Apparently cats can be very happy living indoors as long as they have the stimulation to satisfy their hunting instincts. I contacted the housing association who owns the building where we live and two days later I had the signed form. We can have a house cat but it mustn’t roam in the communal areas.

I then spoke to someone at the rescue centre about George the ginger cat and was told that George had been moved into a foster home because of his difficulties of being in a confined space. The following two nights I hardly slept thinking about George aka Percy and came to the decision that a two bedroomed apartment was not going to be the right home for him because all three of us would be in a two confined space.

So yesterday John and I went up to the cat rescue centre to have a chat with them, they understood then said they had one little lady who they thought would suit us purrfectly !

Meet Mia

❤️😳😍🙏🙄 it was love at first sight, even John melted when he looked into her saucer sized eyes. They told us that her owners had to bring her plus another cat into the centre due to their new landlord forbidding cats and that her brother had gone to a new home the day before.

She then told me wait for it ………. that Mia had been found to have a heart condition ❤️ which although wasn’t life threatening she needed a nice peaceful indoor home! How weird is that, first me with my heart issues then I come across a cat with heart issues. Mia snuggled up to me looking at me with those big eyes and we instantly fell in love.

So now we are constructing the nursery, Pricilla is a bit confused!

I hope there is no sibling rivalry 😉

😬 Maybe I spoke too soon ❤️ I will keep you posted 😊


  1. Aww this is fantastic, Elaine! And how incredibly coincidental that little Mia has a heart condition and needs a peaceful home. She’ll have the perfect place in your lives, and all the love she could possible need. You’ll have to keep us posted with how she gets on meeting her new home, with adorable kittykat photos of course  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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