Life Update : A new member of the family…


I’ve been conspicuous by my absence of late, so I thought I would tell you a little story…

The Trigger

I’m a cat person. I don’t dislike dogs, but I prefer cats. I’m a sucker for a Rottweiler or an American Akita, but really cats are my thing.

I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a cat for ages, but it never seemed fair. I used to travel a lot, and worked long hours in the office. I’m now working from home and only work 4 days a week, so things have changed…

With the change in working conditions, I thought now was the time, but that meant decluttering my house. For the last couple of months I’ve been clearing all the crap from the house that I’ve accumulated over the last 20+ years. I gave myself until the end of the year to complete it, but things escalated pretty quickly…

The Cat

I mentioned to a friend I was going to adopt a senior cat. A couple of days later he rang me and asked if I wanted a kitten his friend was trying to rehome. I panicked and said yes. Yesterday he arrived.

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I’m still trying to figure out a name, but I’m thinking it’s going to be Klaus.

He’s four months old. I’m told you can see Bengal markings on him in the right light, but he looks jet black to me. He’s really confident and will happily occupy himself. When I’m in the office he pops in, says hello, then goes out and starts playing with his toys.

I now have some furniture for the first time, but it’s cat furniture… 🙂

I’m not sure how many photos/videos I’ll post in future, because it’s hard to take a photo that doesn’t show you my house, and you will definitely judge me. 🙂



Update: I registered him with the vet, so he is definitely called Klaus now…

Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

5 thoughts on “Life Update : A new member of the family…”

  1. As a total cat nut I can only approve. Sounds like he is a nice mix of affectionate, self-assured, and full of beans.

  2. Martin: Pretty much perfect for me. I was worried he might be timid and need constant attention. He’s already acting like it’s his house and he’s simply tolerating me. 🙂

  3. As a long time lurker/appreciator of your blog, and as a fellow cat-haver, I’ll keep it at: congratulations a bunch!

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