We’ve been a two-cat family again for just over nine months now and it’s been a real learning curve having cats of different ages in the same house. Paddington is One today and he has really become a much-loved addition to our family.
Paddington is One today and now officially a cat rather than a kitten. It seems hard to believe that he’s got so big and he really is quite a character.
Thankfully he seems to have finally remembered where his home is properly although I still get a little sick feeling when he’s not around at the normal time. We still keep him in between 7.45-9 am and from 2.30-3.40 pm every school day to stop him following school kids and getting lost again. He comes in every teatime and has no inclination to go back outside until breakfast time the next morning.
He still likes attacking Brewster. It still starts as a friendly licking session but will pretty much always end with him going for our old boy. But if we can keep them apart eventually they fall asleep in the dame room most evenings.
Paddington is the friendliest of cats. He loves company and his favourite thing is to lick anyone and everyone – hair, face, ears, feet – he really doesn’t care. He’s very loving.
He is adored by my son, he’s picked up and cuddled at every opportunity and you can tell that they love each other. It’s been lovely to watch that bond develop. Brewster is so much more aloof than Paddington, so it’s been nice for my son to have the opportunity to feel that he has his own cat.
Paddington is One today and his favourite places to sleep are curled up in the corner by my desk as I’m working, on top of the armchair, or on the stairs – yes we have to watch where we’re stepping at times.
He has completed our home, and I can’t imagine life without him. Hasn’t he grown since he first arrived with us!
Early May 2019
Coming home at the end of May 2019 at 13 weeks old
Paddington is One today – no longer a kitten, now a cat. He’s a little celebrity in our neighbourhood. His enormous tail has become something of a legend.
Most days when I’ve been out to work in the morning, he’ll be sitting on our driveaway waiting for me. Or in the middle of the road, which is not ideal. He has no fear of cars, which again, is not ideal. But he’ll wait for me to park and then comes running up to me as I open the car door, it’s like being welcomed home by a dog, rather than a cat!
Happy 1st Birthday Paddington, you are very much loved.