It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted about my kitties…
It has been a hard year and a bit since Paddy (AKA Sir Patrick) joined us, since Ella prefers to be the only cat. But he had to be rescued from his horrible situation, and in time, Ella has grown if not to completely accept him, then at least reconcile herself to the fact that he is staying!
They are extremely hard to photograph at this time of year, mainly as they are both out a lot, but also because, as you can see from Paddy above, he never stays still long enough!
He’s a really happy little chappie and always wants to be around me, he is such a baby, in contrast with Ella, who is very independent but loving in her own way. We have progressed to the point where they can eat together, although Ella still grumbles away if he gets too close!
During this cold snap we’ve had this Winter, they have both wanted to be on, or near, my lap. Paddy has never been a lap cat, but he loves it now, if I dare sit down with a blanket or throw on my lap he’s on there in no time.
I have (albeit very poor quality!) photographic evidence that they can live together in harmony. Here they are on my lap, Ella to the left and Paddy on the right, sat on my blanket. It was such a breakthrough for us all, I have to admit that I had a little cry!
Paddy is so fascinated and in awe of Ella, when she rolled over, as you can see, very relaxed even though she knew he was there, he couldn’t quite believe it. It was a lovely moment in what has been quite a difficult time in getting them both settled.
Clever old Ella has proved elusive today – she must know that I’ve got the camera out… So I will have to go and seek her out later.
Paddy’s brother was also rescued by my friend and neighbour Anna, and he is doing so well… Here he is in all his glory – (Professor) Brian. I love his little nose and bow-tie combination markings and his long socks at the back and fingerless gloves at the front!