Last week we got a new family member: Bertie!
We weren’t planning on adding another family member (haven’t you heard that before?), but Bertie adopted us and we couldn’t turn him down. Bertie is, as you can tell from the pictures, a blue tabby and white domestic shorthair cat.
Bertie was a stray; we first met him when he meowed outside our window as we were feeding our own cats. He was super-friendly right from the start, wanting no end of petting and company. We ended up catching him, and discovered (thanks to his chip) that he was an abandoned kitty: the owner registered on his chip no longer wanted him. 🙁
So, we’ve decided to give Bertie a home, with the blessing of the prior owner. He’s currently indoors, isolated from our other two cats as we wait on test results to make sure he won’t transmit anything to them. When we first met him he was starving and thus wolfing down food (he hunts about as well as your average pine tree), but he’s back to normal eating habits now. He’s also spent nearly all of his non-sleeping hours grooming himself.
Bertie is definitely into comfort:
The name comes from Bertram Wilberforce Wooster, of Jeeves and Wooster fame. Bertie is not the most clever cat (e.g., while cleaning himself under a cabinet he bonked his head on the cabinet with each lick for about a minute straight), and is a bit of a parasite on society (read: us), so we figure the name fits.
So, that’s our new family member!
To see more pictures of Bertie, head to my Cats: Bertie Gallery or click on the thumbnails below.