Gus – August 2013
Dear Cooksister Readers
You don’t know me yet but I thought that seeing as my brother Rocket got to introduce himself, it’s only fair that I do too. Was it only ten days ago that I was living in a pod at the RSPCA with four other kittens, none of whom I really knew very well? My first mom dropped me off there saying I was an “unwanted baby” (which is pretty stupid because everyone can see I am a kitten and not a baby!). It was OK there and the people were very kind but I didn’t have much space to play in and wasn’t getting enough cuddles. Then a lady came to visit me – she looked at the other kittens but I walked straight up to her and started purring and playing. I thought for sure she’d love me – but then she left again and the other kittens were sniggering at me. I was beginning I’d never feel the grass under my paws or chase butterflies.
But then the strangest thing happened – the nice lady came back three days later, put me in a carrier and took me home! Bliss! I’d finally found my forever home! I was just getting comfortable walking around her house exploring when suddenly another kitten appeared – he was pitch black and I got a huge fright. Good thing I know self defence and can fluff up my fur to appear at least twice my normal size… But I needn’t have worried – I soon found out that this is my big brother Rocket and from then on we have been inseparable. He doesn’t even mind too much when I pounce on his tail or play with his toys. Oh – and the nice lady and her husband are generous with the food and cuddles, so I am generous with the purrs. Fair’s fair.
Gus (short for Asparagus) xx
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