Dec 152011
 

Finally – the day Remus is coming home is here! We have been doing some preparations and last minute shopping these last days and feel… …not really prepared to become first time cat parents. On the other hand we feel very confident about Remus and his background.

It all began more than a year ago when we both started to talk about getting a pet. We both love animals but Greet is more of a cat person while Fredde is more of dog person. It proved to be an easy problem to solve – get a cat that has somewhat similar characteristics as a dog. After some research we found Abyssinian and their long haired cousins Somali, they seemed like a perfect match – the outgoing nature of a dog and sweetness and lap quality of a cat. Later it even turned out that Greet’s Swedish teacher at ‘Folkuniversitetet’, Natalia, is the owner of several Somali cats. Natalia was very nice and helpful and proved to be a goldmine of information about cats in general and especially Somali. After visiting a cat show in town last summer we fell in love with this breed of cats.

Our dream of becoming cat parents to one of these wonderful creatures started when Natalia told us that one of her friends and fellow Somali breeder was expecting kittens in August. It did not take long for us to realize that we were ready to extend the family 🙂

We visited S*Foxglove’s in Trelleborg to look at the kittens and it was love at first sight! It did not even take one minute to decide that Remus was going to be our new family member. It has been very long months waiting for Remus to come home but we have visited him a couple of times and we could follow him on S*Foxglove’s. We are very happy with S*Foxglove’s and definitely recommends them.

Finally we were on our way to S*Foxglove’s to pick up Remus. Once again we were surprised over how much he had grown since last time and how much more ‘cat’ he had become. The first thing Remus did was to lay himself by Fredde’s feet. When all the paperwork was ready and we had tried to tire Remus by playing with him for almost an hour we were ready to go. A very quick stop was made to say hi to Grandma and Grandpa Nilsson.

Remus at Grandma and Grandpa Nilsson.

Remus at Grandma and Grandpa Nilsson.

On our way home Remus demonstrated that he might have a future career as a cat Houdini. He managed to wriggle his way out a closed soft cat travel bag and to our big surprise we all of a sudden had a loose cat in the backseat of our car. Fortunately, all Remus wanted was to be held and comforted and after a while we could put him back in the case (the rest of the way home Greet held the small gap by the zippers closed with her hands).

A curios little Remus was at last home.

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First Remus was shown the toilet and then was busy investigating his new home.

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Remus enjoyed playing with his new toys; God only knows how much energy he has for playing 🙂

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After playing Remus was actually tired and crept into Greet’s lap for some cuddling, patting and lots of purring.

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The night went very well and Remus only woke us up once or twice by walking on our pillows wanting a little attention. Otherwise he slept soundly between us 🙂

In the morning he enjoyed some nice wet cat food, he has quite an appetite.

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It feels wonderful to finally have our new family member with us. We welcome you Remus with all of our hearts! A special thanks to go out to Natalia and especially Susanne and Mats at S*Foxglove’s.

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