I wrote a blog post recently about adopting three kittens at one time from a rescuer friend in Romania. Seeing as I have already told you about Chai and Foxy, I simply can’t forget about our beautiful DeeDee.
Found the day after Foxy had been picked up from the streets in the middle of the night, DeeDee was spotted not far away the following night. Some supporters wondered if they might be sisters, but the vet thought DeeDee was a few weeks older. As things have turned out, DeeDee now weighs a whopping 6.6kg, while Foxy barely moves the scales at just 3.2kg, so I think the vet was right.
All three girls grew up together while Chai recovered from her terrible injuries. Then one day we noticed that DeeDee was reserved. She had been offered a home in Germany. We were always going to adopt Chai and not wishing to leave Foxy in the apartment on her own, we said we would take them both. Then just a few days later, I saw DeeDee being advertised again. I got in touch with my friend to be told that the home check had fallen through. Well… what could we do? The girls had spent months playing together and we didn’t want to split them up, so we said we would take all three.
DeeDee is a stunning cat and very photogenic. She loves playing with her Trixie mice and will often bring one to me while I’m working in the study. She retrieves like a dog too, as do several of our other cats. Taking on three rescues at once seemed rather overwhelming at first, but it was one of the best things we have ever done.
Zookeeper and amateur photographer.