Hello my friends, Spot here!
Last week we started off our “Spotlight” series with Spike, so we’d now like to welcome you to the second episode! And today’s spotlight is on our bashful Harry cat! Now of course, we know he’s not a Bengal, but he’s loved equally like all 7 of us are 🙂
So to start with, here’s a bit of background info about Harry. He was born on a farm in Shropshire, UK in August 2004 so is 10 years old. The cat charity, Cats Protection, were working with the farmer to try to reduce the ever-growing feral cat colony he had on his farm, so Harry and all his tortie / calico sisters were taken away from their mother when they were just two days old. They were then hand-reared before being re-homed when they were ready… and that’s when Harry joined our family!
He was such a scruffy kitten! He was always falling asleep in his food bowl, and no matter how many times he was cleaned up, his nose always looked dirty and never the pure white it does now!
Before… dirty nose….
And after! Clean nose!
Harry is a very affectionate boy with his family, but is quite shy and hates anyone coming to his house. He’s not a big fan of having his photo taken either! 🙂
But all that does mean he’s a great defender of the territory and all us cats rely on him to make sure no undesirables come into our garden!
He loves to be outdoors with his best friend, Robbie, especially when the weather is nice. He doesn’t have to stay in the cat garden because he never wanders far, in fact he’s usually in the big garden somewhere when he’s out
Although Harry is generally a healthy, happy boy, he has probably had more trips to the cat doctor than any of the other cats. We think this is down to him being hand reared as he didn’t have all the goodness of his mother’s milk to build up his immunity. But of course, he will get whatever treatment he needs whenever he needs it, he needs to keep his strength up to carry on looking after all of us in our World 🙂
Take care my friends!
Love from Spot