As some of you know, this little bundle of mischief wandered into my house 2 weeks ago, and seemed determined to stay. Having had a cat go missing a few weeks before, I tried to spare someone else the torment, and had her checked for a chip (there isn't one), posted on local Facebook pages, contacted local cat rescues and RSPCA, and asked around the neighbourhood, all to know avail. I wondered if she may have escaped from a visit to the vet, as I'd heard several stories of that happening, so took her to the nearest one to me, even though I'm not at all keen on that particular practice, but they didn't recognise her.
When I posted about her on another thread, the comments convinced me that I should take the next step and adopt her, so I've given her a name (suggested by a friend, don't blame me!) and will arrange to have her spayed and chipped over the next few days. She still could be claimed so it's provisional, but it occurred to me it always is, especially in the first few months. She could get fed up with me and move on to pastures new!
She seems settled though. If I go to sit down, she's on my lap before I've made contact with the chair. I'm not exaggerating for effect, it's literally true! She's a devil for pinching things to play with, like magazines. I've dug out some cat toys that the others got bored with, including a "fishing rod" type one. I keep that one hidden away in a footstool/box, because the elastic might hurt her if she plays with it unattended, but when I opened the box to get something, she was in like a shot for her toy!
Most of the time though,she sits on my lap, or tucks herself into my arm:
I've had to change Bramble's food over to kitten food, as I think normal food is giving Lily the runs. It doesn't help that I have no idea what she was eating before. It's intermittent, and she doesn't show any signs of discomfort, like dragging her bum on carpets, and she has constant access to water, so I'm not too concerned yet. If it doesn't clear up in a week, then I'll worry. At least I've persuaded her to use a litter tray!