WE HAVE BEEN WAITING OUR WHOLE LIVES FOR THIS!!! I will update you all of course with photos galore once the little kitten is happy and settled in our home. For now, I will tell you the story of another little kitty.
This little cat was waiting for me on the middle of my road last week as I left my house. I crouched down to say hello and he/she jumped up onto my legs to reciprocate. We chatted about how I was going to be late for my date if I were to sit and play all evening but I didn't want to say bye so I told her to wait for me til I returned. Turns out there was a little miscommunication and as I stroked her back to say "see you later", she decided to follow me the whole way down the road. Now, main roads are no place for little kits like this one and I couldn't have her follow me the whole way to the village - that's a 30 minute walk! I tried to explain that it would be much safer for her to just relax in the summer evening wonderful sunshine but she was having none of it! I rang my sister for cat advice (she's good at meowing) and asked if she would get involved in a little trick - not mean and definitely necessary! I turned around and walked back towards my house, up the hill, with the little kitter cat prancing up the hill by my side. Enchanted by her friendliness, I couldn't just leave her so I got my sister to come outside and distract her/pretend to be me, so that I could make a quick yet subtle getaway. It worked! But my family had to entertain her for a couple of hours before she was happy to leave.