Saturday 31 July 2010


A few months ago on our way to school we saw the most lovely tabby cat in some bramble bushes. She was there as a regular occurrence, and became a firm favourite with the children, and many other children walking to and from school. I became concerned as she seemed to be there religiously, so took her to the vets to see if she was microchipped in case she was lost. No sign of a micro-chip, but the vet said she seemed to be in good condition so to put her back where she liked it.

Time passed, and a few weeks ago we noticed she was getting a little podgy, then most definitely pregnant, and now she has had the kittens. She is still in the bramble bushes, and none of the houses around about seem to know of anyone who has had a tabby cat go missing. But none of them were even aware of her existence (sad state of affairs, but that's a rant for another day!)

So now, we have a daily ritual of going to feed her. She still has milk, so we are hoping the kittens are doing ok, in the depths of the bramble bushes.

She is so friendly.
And she even started following us home today. We are always sorry to have to leave her, but hope that in a few more weeks she will introduce us to her kittens, and then perhaps we can look at finding homes for them all, we are secretly hoping that Bramble would like to stay with us :)


  1. Aw, it's so kind of you to take care of that little cat, if only everyone was as caring with animals. It's very likely that when her kittens are a little older she will bring them to you, it's happened before with female cats when they find a family that are kind and that they trust. In fact, not long ago, I was reading of a similar thing in one of the James Herriot books. Best of luck with her and keep us posted of how she is will you. x

  2. Oh how grown up Sophie looks! :)
    I have left you an award over on my blog :) Love reading about what you are up to xx

  3. What a lovely post Claire - I think your secret hope will soon be realised. xxx

  4. Beautiful cat, and lovely pictures - if she decides to share her kittens with you give us a shout as we had recently decided to look at a pair of kits so may be able to help out with homes ;-D


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