Meet My New Kitten

Posted June 21, 2017 by Ely in Cats / 8 Comments

So, I adopted a kitten. Yes, you read that right. Me, Ely, lover of all dogs and victim at the paws of many cats, adopted a kitten. It’s all about living life on the edge right? No, seriously, adopting this kitten is probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. A lot of you would have seen him already on Twitter or Instagram, but I wanted to officially introduce you all to him.

So this is Percy—the love of my life. He’s adorable, obviously. But I wanted to talk about my adoption story as well as sharing some gorgeous pictures of him.

The last few months I’ve desperately wanted a pet. I’m sure some of you will know of my dog Tara. I still love her dearly, but she has stage four heart failure and I’m housesitting for my grandparents at the moment. I looked at dogs, but they need a lot of space so I decided on a cat. I knew I definitely wanted to adopt a rescue, and that I wanted a male kitten but that was it.

I looked everyone and eventually found Pet Rescue. I found this gorgeous kitten who I feel immediately in love with and applied to adopt him. Fast forward a week, I was going to go meet the foster carer for this kitten with the boyf. We got there and met this kitten who was incredibly skittish and not ready to be homed at all. Meanwhile, the boyf was cuddling with this gorgeous boy. That was my Percy.

His name was originally Marvin, which is my nickname for my dad. He can do the world’s greatest Marvin the Martian impression. So Percy felt like he was the right kitten for me. Because he’s a rescue, they are unsure of this actual age but they say he’s about nine months. I decided that his birthday would be the 28th of August, which is also my protagonist’s birthday from my main novel.

Percy is honestly the most beautiful cat. I’m probably biased, but he’s a real sweetheart. He loves people. My friend Sarah came to visit one night and within two minutes, Percy was nuzzling into her hand and purring like mad. He just adores anyone he can get attention from. Our morning ritual involves a good ten minutes of nuzzling and cuddles before breakfast, and it just warms my heart, honestly. I’m getting emotional just writing about it.

So that’s Percy. What do you all think of him?

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8 responses to “Meet My New Kitten

  1. Skye

    Percy is so adorable, I absolutely adore him just from seeing these pictures!! Give him a cuddle for me!!❤

  2. He is a precious little furbaby! I’m glad he’s a cuddler! My little boy cat is not so much a cuddler as a sit next to you and occasionally reach out and touch you kind of boy cat. 😉

  3. He’s so cute!! I’ve been toying with the idea of adopting a cat for about a year now, but I have a feeling their being fairly nocturnal won’t help with my insomnia. For now, I’m holding out since what I really want is a puppy. 🙂

  4. Omg only 9 months what a SQUISH. Please continue to send me snaps of Percy and yourself.

    I had the same thought process when I was looking for a pet. A cat is just much more manageable, but I’ll be sure to get a dog once I actually have a house and someone else to help me!