After a break of 3 years from being a cat owner my family and I all decided that we missed not having a cat sprawled out in front of the fire of an evening giving the house that “homely feeling” plus that persistent purring while he/she is curled up on your lap demanding to be stroked while you de-stress in front of the TV with a glass of wine in the other hand.
So we took the plunge and purchased a beautiful tabby cat called Bruce. Perfect…… you would think and he certainly is very beautiful with his stripy markings but as for the sprawling out “homely feel” and curled on lap scenario…. Forget it!!
He’s a lean, mean hunter, can’t get out of the house quick enough in the mornings and your lucky if he’s back before dusk, almost semi-ferrell.
Funny isn’t it that I spend a large proportion of my time advising people to choose that new puppy/dog carefully. Don’t go on looks alone, all puppies look cute, have you ever seen an ugly puppy….. No of course not.
A large percentage of an animal’s behaviour is inherited from its mother or father I hear myself saying to my doggy clients. So off I blindly go and purchase that pretty tabby kitten, reasons for choosing a tabby….. Because we haven’t had one before! Not a thought about where it came from, its history or were the parents available to see their character and temperament….. what more can I say.