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Cats in General
Member Name: l500589
Cats in General
Date: 01/05/12, updated on 13/11/12 (152 review reads)
Advantages: loving, caring funny and entertaining little creatures
I have had a cat now for about 6 years. He is named 'Arnold' and he is the little fellow in my profile picture.
The reason we got him was mainly down to my wife, who had never had a pet cat before, and we had just moved in together, and she wanted a bit of company in evenings, and early mornings when I work my various assortment of shifts.
She saw Arnold advertised in the local paper, as part of a litter of 5 little male kittens. They had all been litter trained, and were each for sale £30, and oh boy it was without a shadow of a doubt the best £30 that I have ever spent!
I clearly remember when we went to buy him and it was really sad to have to take him away from his mum and dad, and little brothers, but hopefully he was that young that he soon forgot about it, and we have done our best to give him a very good life.
We took him home in a little cardboard box, and stopped at our local pets at home store to buy him a couple of food bowls, a litter tray, litter, some kitten food, and a little basket to sleep in. When we got him home he went on a proper little rampage around the ground floor in our house, galloping about sniffing at everywhere, and spent a few minutes trying to climb up the bottom step of our stairs but failed as he was too small. He then suddenly collapsed in a heap on the carpet, and went to sleep, suddenly waking up, and dashing for his litter tray to go to the toilet.
Over the years we have had him, he has had quite a few adventures, he got his little pink feet covered in green masonry paint in our back garden, he jumped out of the top window of our house (luckily without hurting himself!), he got stuck up a tree, locked inside a neighbours garage when they went on holiday (we had to get a locksmith in to get him out), and has been spotted in several of our neighbours front windows, after sneaking in their houses when they were not looking.
As my wife and I don't have children, we tend to treat little Arnold as though he is a real person, and he is certainly part of the family. We spoil him rotten, and prioritize and plan our days so that we don't leave him on his own for too long.
At night he curls up on our bed between my wife and I and purrs loudly as we all drift off to sleep. He often wakes us up in the morning, especially on a summer's day when he can hear the birds singing outside, but we don't mind one bit.
I honestly dread the day that anything bad happens to him, although I know that it is inevitable. He provides us with so much love and fun, and is such a lovely little cat, always sociable when we have visitors, and when either of us are on our own in the house, he follows us around, always happy to jump on our laps, and have a nap whilst we watch TV.
For anyone thinking of having a cat as a pet I would highly recommend it. They are lovely creatures, and look after themselves very well, just looking for someone to feed them, and let them in and out of the house. Vets bills are relatively low, as is the cost of food, and treats, and most of the toys that we buy him are just a few pounds each - although a rolled up ball of paper will keep him far more amused than any other toy that he has got.
Thanks for reading.
© l500589 2012
Summary: I love cats!!
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