Tilly reports from her new home
05 May 2014
It's been nearly two weeks since I left my fosterer to go and live with my new family so I thought I should write to
let you know that I am ok!
It's been very interesting here. I
spent the first five hours hiding under the sofa in the lounge, I was
shy but not so shy that I wouldn't stick my paw out to take a treat from
the girl here! Eventually, they out the reclining sofa up and I could
see out into the room but still feel safe... After a little while I got
nosey and came out for a sniff!
The first night I didn't sleep much,
many things to look at & smell, I was in the girls bedroom with
her. She was very grumpy the day after, something about not getting much
I've been sleeping in the kitchen ever since, on my
bed, they left a small lamp on for me the first week and now they only
leave on the light inside the cooker, it's very dim but gives a small
glow that makes me feel less alone when they go to
I'm always really pleased to see the big lady in the morning,
she's very cheery and says 'good morning!' before she opens the kitchen
door so that I know it is her that is there. I talk, chirrup & chat
lots to her then, and give her big cuddles when she picks me up.
I have lovely breakfast and am eating all my meals, although the big lady says I eat really fast...!
On Mondays it is just me and the spotty boy at home as he is off from something called 'college' that day.... On Tuesday
I am home alone as big lady has to go to something called the 'bloody
bank' for work... But the girl comes home from 'school' at 3.30 and she
is lovely and I am always excited at her appearance... She is really
lovely and talks to me funny... The other days the big lady is here
nearly all of the time.
We play at night time lots, big lady
says I am having 'a daft half hour' when we do this. I love to chase the
small balls they
have, I love to bat it around and then I pick it up in my mouth and
walk off with it... This makes everyone laugh for some reason... The big
man that is here says 'Man Utd should sign me' as I have great ball
There is a special ball I love that when I bop it small
Dreamies treats fall out of them.... I think they thought I wouldn't be
able to figure out that puzzle, but I had it sussed in a minute!
discovered this lovely room up the stairs that has a big pool of water
thing... Anyways, I like playing in it and having the odd drink out of
it.... Until I lost balance and fell in to it -my extra toes didn't help
me then - so to show my annoyance I decided to have a poo in this thing
called a 'bath' in the same room as the big watery thing, which is a
'toilet' apparently.... Big lady wasn't impressed for some reason....
She keeps that door shut all the time now!
I like sitting in the
big lady's bedroom window and looking down
their very long garden. There is a nice big tree and birds are always
there feeding.... I mutter lots at them.... I'm going to get them one
day! And imagine my surprise yesterday when I was looking out and I saw
the big lady was there, by the tree! I couldn't believe it! I can't wait
to get out there, I haven't figured out how I'll get there yet
though.... Big lady says 'soon sweetheart' when I ask.
liking it here, they say I have lots of personality, they like it when I
chirrup to them especially. The only blot on the landscape is this
other cat 'Mabel'.... I really don't like her, I hiss when I see her and
grumble too..... She never says anything back though, she just looks at
me like I'm stupid! The cheek! But big lady says I am going to have to
stop being silly sooner or later....
So don't be
worrying, I am really happy here... I'm lying in front of the fire as I
write, big lady, who I might start calling Mum, is sat on
the sofa staring at this big box thing.... And they all call me Thumble
now, something to do with my paws and Thumbelina? Big Lady Mum calls me
ThumbleBumble most of the time.... I always come when she calls that
I've caught two big spiders too since I've been here! This really pleased everyone. I felt very proud of myself!
Life is good. I'll write again soon and show you how I have grown. I've put a picture on here so you can see me.
Lots of love