I thought that I would blog about my furry monsters (or pets to normal people). Most people I’ve met over the years are animal lovers. Some love dogs but hate cats. Others don’t like ‘things with tails’ (gerbils, rats, etc) but are into horses. So with this in mind I thought you might like to be introduced to my animals. Over the next couple of weeks I will write a piece about each of them. This week I will be starting with Ben.
Ben is a Domestic Short Haired Ginger Tabby. He is 18 years old and that makes him very old in human years, 89 years old in fact! If you want to find out how old your cat is in human years use the cat calculator to find out. For his age he is still quite agile and will jump onto the windowsill no problem but he does tend to snooze a lot more now his years are advancing.
Ben was actually Mr M’s cat before I came along but he has allowed me to share a house with him and Mr M without any problems. He has realised that if he wants something during the night that I am the person whose face he has to meow into to wake up as Mr M has the ability to sleep through it! Here is Ben’s Q & A:
Nicknames: Ben-Ben, Benny, Benjamin (when bad) Ginge
Age: 18 years old
Eats: Hills’ Feline K/D (special diet for cats with chronic renal disease)
Loves: Tuna (every weekend, has to be tinned with spring water not sunflower oil as I won’t eat it!). Cuddles. My Mummy’s fleecy onesie (I like to pad her tummy when she wears this). Summer, as I like to lie out in the garden and sunbathe.
Hates: Rain. Wind. Cold. Winter weather in general. Getting my nails clipped. Going in the car as that means a trip to the vet or once we even moved house!! The black cat that lives down the road that beats me up.
Favourite toy: Difficult decision as I love my toy mouse but I also love it when my owners use the laser pen. I can never catch that red dot!!
What pets do you have? Do they do crazy things? I’d love to hear about them 🙂