And the next newest members of our family, he's officially a Donnelly!
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OK, Sam is adorable, and I thought he maybe needed a wee friend to keep him company while Mark and I were out. And then when I was off work after a knee operation which I underwent the week after we came home from our honeymoon, I felt sorry for Sam just having to make his own fun. Looking back he was probably absolutely content (and we really annoyed him by plonking a kitten in his territory), but I also thought a wee kitten running about the house would be fun!
So while I was recovering - once I was allowed to drive but not very far, i.e. I couldn't get to work (90 mile round trip) but could go to SSPCA (1.5 mile round trip!), and I popped down a couple of times - there were some lovely adults but we really wanted a kitten. One day they finally revealed they had a kitten room full, and were ready to re-home a big bunch in a week.
A week later I picked out Ziggy - I couldn't choose between him and a shorter coated version, but I was assured they were all reserved, and the other one would go home later that day. So after two phone calls to Mark, who said it was up to me (!) I chose Fluffy.
He cried the whole way home, Sam tried to maul him as soon as he saw him (he came round after 4 weeks and could then be in the same room as him - they still tussle but nothing mean. Sam is also still very agressive to other cats on his patch - he went mental at once through our living rom window one night: hissing, spitting and puffing up his coat), and he fell asleep in Mark's arms that evening! We didn't name him until 5 days later, and he was almost Tigger, Gus, Olly, Jack and
Anyway, he's been a perfect pet, he and Sam get on much better and I'm now in a house full of boys! I only hope if we have children we have a girl!