I originally wasn’t going to get a pet cat at all. I was in fact going to foster cats. I applied to the RSPCA and they did a home visit, but our home was not good enough. Animals are meant to go to homes to experience what it’s like to live with a family, yet we were rejected for the fact we didn’t have a spare room, such as a spare bedroom! Surely to teach an animal what it’s like to live with a family, they aren’t going to be locked in a room alone.
We changed tactics and were going to get a kitten from them instead, so once again another home check. We were told we could have an older cat but not a kitten as we live ‘near a main road,’ when most houses are near a main road!
Needless to say, we now have Bluey and Bo from private sellers.
Bo was asleep at the end of my bed and started to shake with her eyes completely shut. She couldn’t open her eyes at all and stood up. She tried to walk but fell back down.
I rang the vets and they said that it sounded like she was in the drunk stage of anti-freeze poisoning and we should get her to the vets ASAP. I rang my mum and she came and picked us both up. There was so much traffic, that the drive to the vets was a long one.
When we got there, Bo was seen to straight away. She had usual tests and also extraction of urine from her bladder. There was no anti-freeze poisoning – in fact it turned out that Bo had just been over-reacting to something in her eye!
We left the vets with a lovely bill and a healthy cat who only had to have an eye drop.
So Bo is the newest addition to our family, despite the fact we have had her about a month now! We had a dog before Bo, but sadly my mum didn’t connect with her, so we sent her on to a new family and I didn’t want to write about Bo, because I was scared of losing her. I now know that she is a permanent member and I won’t lose her, which is why I can finally speak about her!
She is much different to Bluey. Bluey (despite being only 2) reminds me of an old cat, where she is so lazy and quiet. Bluey is still in her baby years though, where she loves to run around and play.
She is clearly in love with Bluey and follows her everywhere, although Bluey isn’t too happy about it and prefers her own company!