Phoebe is this week's subject for Show and Tell! She is a lovely fluffy silverish cat as you can see from the photograph.
I regret to say that she is a rescue cat, her previous owners moved house and left her behind! Fortunately she was found by the Cat Protection Society who found her a 'foster' home, got her fed properly and made sure that she was all clean (not to mention spayed!) and then I came along and chose her.
I can actually remember how it all happened (mind you, it was only about two and a half years ago!), I had finally decided that I wanted a cat and thought that it would be best to get one from the Cat Protection Society and so I found their website and registered my interest in having a cat. Did you know that you have to have a visit from the society to see whether you are a suitable cat owner? Needless to say, I passed the test and they recommended that I get an older cat rather than a kitten as I at work most days.
As much as I would have liked a kitten, I agreed that it would be best for me and the cat if the cat were a bit older. Then I picked Phoebe from the pictures on the website and spent most of Christmas worrying that someone would pick her or that her previous owners would try and reclaim her.
Two and half years later, I am not entirely sure who's the boss of this relationship!! She sits in front of the computer when I am trying to type, she paws at me in the wee hours of the morning demanding an early breakfast, she turns her nose up at her food sometimes and I have to restrain myself from putting down a fresh lot!
It is quite lovely to come home to a cat that is belly-up on the hall running expecting a tummy rub, lovely to have a cat that will curl up in your lap even though you're just about to get up and do something else! She's my little Phoebe and I love her to bits!! (even if one of my brothers calls her Feeble!)