The claws are lethal and the tiny teeth are SOOOOO sharp. However, oh my word the angel version is DEEEElicious and in fact in the space of that bit of typing (shows how slow I am!) she's now wedged firmly next to me and…asleep!
It's all Dan's fault – Mr 'I'm a dog person we're not having a cat' only went and took me to a barn and upon opening the door and being confronted with eight squirming 3-week-old kittens, I burst into tears and got all the children in to see.
The look on Maddie's face (her birthday was a few weeks away and she was DESPERATE for a kitten) my tears and the boys excitement clinched it. Dan's words were, "It's nothing to do with me, I take no responsibility". So yes, we left the barn with a picture of our new baby Twinkle, named by Maddie, surprise surprise!
Twinkle has been with us now for two weeks and Maddie particularly is in heaven. The constant comment is LEAVE HER ALONE but Maddie just cannot! She adores her and is permanently wandering around with Twinkle dangling off her. Trouble is she also picks her up when Twinkle is sleeping.
It's so sweet to see and right now I have no doubt my daughter will be a vet or similar – she's the one who helps religiously with the chickens, always asking to take Mungo the dog out for a walk and right now is working out how we could take Twinkle wherever we go!
Update on the building project – my house!
Lots of you are kindly asking about our house… well a planning officer came today and luckily she loves kittens, so do you think that letting her have a cuddle counts as a bribe? She looked around and so now we are just having to wait which isn't my forte! Hopefully not too much longer… we've bought a bath!
I know, stable, horse, bolted and all that but it was too good to miss out and there's no doubt we will be doing up the house even if we have to reapply endlessly, still lets be positive and cross everything.
Twinkle is awake again and attacking me, help! What is the answer to this clawing, pouncing and scratching, I seriously need some help. I've tried the firm voice and removing her but she's lethal…help, please!
Signing of with love from Claire and the dual personalities of Twinkle XXXX
PS. Life here is busy – I tell you the routine of feeding chickens, dog, kitten and three children in the morning means I'm very pleased on a Monday when the alarm goes off at 5am for the Morning SHOW as I leave it all for Daddy!