Introducing My Kittens! Win a Songmics Cat Tower!

I can’t believe that I’m just only introducing my kittens now. There’s a 110% chance that you’ve seen them both already as I’m posting them everywhere, constantly. I’ve wanted a kitten for as long as I can remember, I’ve asked for years, and I even took to posting kittens constantly across my feeds to drop the hint to my parents. Mid-November this year my mum finally agreed after we visited the Sheffield Cat Cafe and I almost cried in public. We had always been put off because of the kitten upsetting our older cat Gypsy but we were prepared to keep them separate and take it really slowly. Exactly a week after my mum said yes, my little baby Anya was home and settling in from the very first day. We really did want to adopt from a shelter but it isn’t cat season and no one near Sheffield had any kittens at all.

The first night Anya played with us all, we all immediately loved her. My dad and I couldn’t stop staring at her on the way back. We saw both of her parents who were a Turkish Angora and White Russian, both stunning cats. It was a 3 hour round trip and worth every second. The first night Anya slept in the gap between the bottom of my bed and the wall, the next night she slept on my chest. She settled in so quickly and we really bonded immediately. She melts my heart on a daily basis. The plan was to get two kittens but after me and Anya had bonded so much, I really didn’t want her to not bother with me anymore, or to be upset by the new kitten. It sounds selfish I know, but she was exactly what I needed in my life.

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Two weeks later our older cat suddenly became very sick and we soon found out that Gypsy had cancer. We didn’t want her to suffer and so we chose to have her put to sleep in the comfort of our home. It was the kindest thing to do but it was a seriously sad decision. Even though we all talked about it and made the decision together, saying it out loud and it actually happening was heartbreaking. The house immediately felt empty without Gypsy. Anya had only been coming downstairs for an hour or two whilst she was out, so waking up that morning without Gypsy there after 14+ years, it was awful. We hated it.

It made me change my mind completely, a 3 story house for one small kitten just seemed too much, and my mum (obviously before Gypsy passed) was a little sad about me not wanting a second kitten. So I started looking again and as soon as I saw Bella, I knew she was the one! I said I would only change my mind for a Ragdoll or Siamese cat and fortunately, Bella is part Ragdoll! Mum, my best friend (Ryan) and I headed to see her that night and it was instant love. Out of 7 kittens, Bella was the only one who stayed in the room with us to play and fuss. She was so fluffy, tiny, beautiful and still is. A couple days later we went to pick her up and brought her home. We kept Anya and Bella separate for a few hours like the specialists recommend, but soon enough they were together.

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It wasn’t great at the start, Anya really wasn’t impressed but around a week later, they were grooming each other, sleeping together, and now they’re loving sisters! We’re all in love, everyone is so needy for their attention, we all fight for their affection. They both sleep with me at night and they’ve helped me so much. I’m not hiding the fact that the only reason my mum agreed is because my depression has been so awful this year. I finally asked my doctor for help and now I’m on antidepressants but they’re not an instant fix. My mum thought the kittens would make me want to get up more even on bad days, and make me happier and she was right. They’re the best thing to happen to me.

Having a little tiny creature love and depend on you is amazing. They snuggle me, nap just as much as I do, they’re always learning new things and doing something that makes me laugh and smile. They’re just amazing.

To celebrate my new kittens I’m giving away a Songmics Cat Tower worth £45! Anya and Bella absolutely obsess over this tower and they’re always on it, it’s definitely their favourite toy. The little ladder is amazing for Bella as she’s a lot smaller than Anya (they’re only two weeks apart).

Kittens

It’s a huge three storey cat tower, in a beautiful grey colour and it was shockingly easy to put together. It took Alfie around 1.5 hours and to say he’s not assembled many things before, I think that’s rather good! It’s easy to move and clean, and compared to some of the towers I’ve seen at other places, the price is amazing!

 

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  • Sarah R

    Your furbabies are the cutest things!! I really do think that pets can be wonderful! My two cats, Loki and Pixie, don’t get on as well as we’d hoped, but I adore them both and it fills my heart with absolute joy whenever Pixie comes and curls up on me (Loki prefers to curl up on Nick)

  • Solange

    She is gorgeous and loves slippers, remotes, food and cuddles.

  • ramblingmads

    I don’t have a cat, but if I won my pal Douglas who lives next door and believes that my flat is also his, will get the tower. He’s a bit daft but very cute.

  • Bee Tourist

    I had a similar experience with getting my kitties, two little guys who need me and look after me in equal measure, the best thing I ever did. They’ll be one year old in a few days 🙂

  • Jane Willis

    They are sooooooo beautiful – I’ve been oohing and aahing over them in Instagram and it’s lovely to see them here too. I hope they continue to help you on bad days – there is very little as comforting as a warm, purring ball of contentment on your lap! I’m not entering the competition though because for various complicated reasons it’s not possible for us to have a cat at the moment, we have to make do with the ones who drop in to our garden to say hello.

  • I’m so happy to see them both settling in so well! The photos are the cutest.

    Really sad about Gyps, I’m so sorry. She was such a lovely cat! I just saw the memorial plaque the vet made, and it’s perfect.

    Can’t wait to come and see Anya and Bella! X

  • Naila Mo

    Mittens would love this she love playing a lot and sleeping too so this would be perfect 🙂

  • cheryl hadfield

    I have 3 furbabies. The eldest is Miley she is 9, Willow is 4 and Midge is 3.they are all very different in character but so loveable in their own perfect way.

  • melanie stirling

    I don’t have a cat but my niece has a cat called Sassy and my nephew has one called Mr Bean who tears around the house and jumps on all the furniture! I would give this to them if I won.

  • Karen

    I got 11 year old Skye when she was approximately 7 months old from a local charity. She was a rescue and had just been spayed but nobody could give me any other information. She was extremely timid and couldn’t even be touched. She used to follow me everywhere and just stare at me. It took a couple of years for her to totally t trust and relax with us but she is the happiest cat you’ll find! In 2016 I literally found 3 kittens dumped in a bush at my local country park. They were around 5 weeks old and should really have been with their mother. I bought them home but Skye hated them. She wouldn’t even go in the same room as them! I weaned them and raised them until they were 12 weeks old and re-homed two but couldn’t let the little runt Leopard go, so she stayed with us. It took a long time for Skye to accept. Leopard idolises Skye, but Skye hates other cats! She is now allowed to be with her as long as there is a foot or so between them! Then last year, Panda was found dumped at a roadside and my friend asked me to take him.It was supposed to be temporarily but he was the friendliest, cutest, most laid back little thing ever and Leopard loved him immediately. He was cuddled and washed all the time and Leopard wouldn’t let him out of her sight! Sadly last March Panda was hit by a car outside our backgate and was killed instantly. The driver just drove off and left him there in a pool of blood. It was the most distressing thing that I have ever been through and he has left such a huge hole in all of our hearts. Leopard spent weeks looking for him and really grieved for him too. I don’t plan on getting anymore, but kitten season is coming up and I’m bound to be given abandoned ones again!
    (PS – I thought Ryan was your boyfriend?!)

  • Leigh

    Ive got 3 myself one old guy who is around 18 or 19 and 2 youngers ones all rescued. Your 2 fluff balls are so cute.

  • sunshine

    I have 5 cats, Sulley who’s 15, Ice who’s 7, Poppy is 5 and Ice’s daughter, then there’s the babies Cookie & Cream who are 2

  • I was about to comment to say I’m so glad you got two kittens in the end, they need a little friend – and then my two started tearing into each other under the sofa. So, I don’t know what to tell you. Beautiful babies though!

    Lis / last year’s girl x

  • maci234

    we have two ,we had three we lost our old lady of 22 years on Christmas day morning broke our hearts

  • Marylyn Hammersley

    Your new babies are adorable. I have had many fur babies over the years including Persians, Burmese, Exotic Shorthair and moggies. At the moment I have two 11 year old Persians, Tia and Mimi, who came to live with me when my daughter moved to New York 5 years ago. Just over a year ago we fostered a five month old rescue boy who had a bad start, he is still a rough boy with attitude, but we decided to keep him, so he has his furever home, his name is Stanley.

  • Janet Humphrey

    Have one furball Robert who is 8 and a very cheeky lad. He’s a rehomed cat who has been with us since 2012. He would adore the cat tower as he loves to climb high.

  • Lindsey Stuart

    Aww I am so sorry to read about Gypsy! 🙁 you must have been heartbroken.
    What a lovely ending to such a sad story. Anya and Bella are absolutely gorgeous!! Ahhh so adorable.

    I have two cats, Molly age 11 she is a grumpy old lady (Tabby) and I have Ivy age 4 she is super friendly and would love nothing more than to cuddle up with Molly but that sadly will never happen!
    Molly bullies Ivy! Ivy is white with tabby patches
    I would be lost without them they are part of the family.

  • Pete Cleasby

    mine are 2 year old rescue brothers and we`re just getting to know each other

  • Rachel Heap

    I have 3 pets, 2 dogs and 1 cat, my cat is the boss of the house!

  • Ruth Harwood

    Calypso and Cinnamon are nearly 2 years old and as different as night and day despite being sisters! they sometimes fight, but then five mins later they’re licking each others faces!! there’s also the strange niffing of the bottom, which I can’t figure out!!

  • Lolly Peterson

    I have 3 Furbabies! 2 kittens, Noodle and Sushi, who are 7 months old and tiny terrors but I love them both dearly, and 1 grumpy old girl Athena, who dislikes the kittens but is still a fusspot. My beloved old boy Callum passed away a couple of months ago and I miss him more than anything.

  • Sheena Batey

    Heidi is the sweetest most beautiful pussy in the world but extremely timid too.

  • Juli Savage

    I have two gorgeous furbabies, both rescue cats, unrelated, Morwenna, she is stubborn and very independant, Monty, he is fun, loves cuddles and adventurous and also likes to bring home a present or two

  • Lorraine Devlin

    Love your cute wee kittens, I’ve got my wee old lady cat called Millie, I’ve had her since she was little, I found her running across a busy street and we’ve been together for over 13 years now. She’s a housecat and this would be great for her. It is so much bigger than her other one. It would help keep her active in her old age. Animals really do help make you feel so much better. I love nothing better than snuggles with Millie 🙂 It nearly broke my heart when my last cat passed away.

  • Infernalapathy

    Your kittens are adorable. I have three moggies. A three year old neutered tom who is the most placid cat ever, a female rescue cat who is terrified of everyone and everything, and a bonkers four month old kitten who is definitely in charge.

  • suey1969

    So sorry to hear about Gypsy. It’s awful to have lost her, but remember the good times and the lovely life she had with you and your family for all those years.

    I have 2 cats. Peppa is 9 and was owned by my neighbour. When they moved house, only down the road, Peppa decided she didn’t want to go live there, she wanted to live with me. No matter how many times they came back to collect her and take her home, she would promptly return to my garden and to me. So in the end, I said I’d keep her.

    Ginger turned up a couple of years ago. He was a tom and was always fighting, I had to bathe his pus-filled wounds on several occasions and even took him to the vet. After a while I let him sleep inside and was thrilled when he used the litter tray for the first time. He must have been someone’s pet at some time. Since having his nuts chopped off, he’s turned into a right little mummy’s boy, he wants to be round me whatever I’m doing! He’s also a good hunter.

    Funny how cats decide where they want to live, I don’t know why they chose me?

  • Debby Brown

    Our 2 cats are very different characters. Chloe is a loving lap cat that loves lots of fuss, adores my better half and takes every opportunity to sleep on his clothes, bags etc – she originally moved in with neighbours upstairs but visited us the first day she was here and promptly moved herself in here (the neighbours were not exactly nice by the way – she even left their kids behind when she moved out so wasn’t bothered her cat wanted to live with us!) Chloe has been with us nearly 7 years now. Jack was a stray that hung around our garden one summer then, hearing a noise outside on Halloween night, we opened the door to find him collapsed on the doorstep. We bought him in, kept him warm, offered food & drink and let him sleep – 2 days later he staggered to his feet, was quickly back to full health and has lived here ever since – that was 10 years ago! Jack hangs out with the fox family in the garden every night but always seems to single one individual fox out as a special friend – Disney was his first and best friend who used to call for him daily and they would play, hunt, sleep together, then another vixen, Stringer (she hurt her leg but was helped by The Fox Project who had to amputate a leg, but she came home and was immediately accepted back into her family and her friendship with Jack; now he has Alfie, a dog fox. Jack is fiercely independent, doesn’t like being stroked much or picked up and is by no means a lap-cat. We love them both and can’t imagine a cat-free home, ever.

  • laura stewart

    i have 3 fur babys 2 sisters and a farm cat that has been with us for 2 years! also have a stray that pops in for food and cuddles x

  • Laura Pritchard

    I have my gorgeous Minnie – a 9 year old tortoiseshell who is super clever and affectionate!

  • Hayley Lynch

    We adopted Jake 4 years ago They said he was about 4 or 5 at the time .He is a Tabby and white cat and very handsome indeed and has the loveliest nature x

  • Tama Brail

    I have two fur babies called Mindy and Bo – they would absolutely love this.

  • keith glover

    8 year old Louie was left alone after his elderly owner died. Cat rescue took him in, then we adopted him, he is gorgeous and cuddly

  • Emma Bradshaw

    Our new ginger kitten Charlie would love this! He was very shy at first but now he is super playful and mischievous!

  • Tina Houlihan

    I’d love to win this for my old rescue cat, so he could scratch the carpet around it, and never play with it, just like all his other toys. Love that cat.

  • Emma

    I have eight wonderful fur babies! Lily (calico) and Winnie (tortoiseshell) are sisters and are our eldest – they’re six. Then we rescued Ollie who is a ginger tom and he’s five. After Ollie came Frankie, a chocolate point snowshoe with big blue eyes – he’s four. Maggie-May who is completely white with gorgeous blue eyes – she’s three.Then we got two black cats, Loki who is half Persian and Elsie who is a normal moggy and finally, Mosey a black and white tom we rescued. Every one of them is different and they are real characters!

  • Four rescue kitties! Mia, Egg, Colin, and Stavros 🙂 All completely different looks-wise and personality-wise (grumpuss calico, boisterous tuxedo, softest ginger, cuddly Russian Blue) but all amazing.

  • Lorna Ledger

    oooh I have a beautiful baby called Frank (The bastard) he is black, evil, and likes cuddles (sometimes)_ xx

  • Fay Norris

    My furbabies have this exact same cat tower! I never realised it was made by Songmics! Its in a very bad shape compared to your one though, my little devils have ripped all the material on it & all the sisal is hanging off, its a bit worse for wear! lol

  • Tracy Baines

    my fur baby is called Tiny, she may be over 12 but she acts like a kitten and would love climbing on this tower

  • keri

    I only have 1 beautiful fur baby we got her for my daughter 2 years ago on Christmas eve we called her holly she’s beautiful and cuddly my daughter and our best friend she’s an indoor cat to she would love this .x

  • Ellen Sheppard

    I have 2 cats, one is 12 and one is 9 but they are both super crazy, tearing around the house at the speed of light. Both very loving too <3

  • Michelle O’neill

    i have two tabbies, called Gomez and Morticia and i love them with all my heart!

  • Alica

    I have 3 rescue fur babies. Mia 13, Max 7 and Poppy 6. They are all mad as a box of frogs and I love them dearly! x

  • We have a little lab/spaniel cross called Bracken, and then my in-laws have a cat called Socks who is kind of like our own with the amount we see her!

  • Michaela Hannah

    We have 3 furbabies with the latest only 12 weeks old. She is ruling the roost at the moment and certainly keeping the others busy!

  • Emma Evans

    I have 2 beautiful fur babies, Agatha and Benny. Agatha is still young (1 1/2 years old) and is a proper huntress we have had several live animals in the house that she brings in as presents, Ben is now 12 years old so has got to the stage of life where he just mostly wants to eat and sleep occasionally he will run in and out the house when he is having a moment of madness. I have had Benny since birth as he was born on my bed whilst I was a sleep. Unfortunately his mother Willow passed away several years ago.

  • Rachel Graham

    I’m cat mad too lol great post. You have a huge heart. I’m sure those kitties will be in for a pampered life of luxury and love ❤️ I have three cats. And found one at Tesco. Trying to locate owner but it’s been many months now 🙁 no luck. But il keep her safe until I find her mammy 🙂

  • Paula Cheadle

    I have 2 furbabies, Gizzy and Kia I love them to bits

  • Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid

    I have three furbabies Chaos Moomin and Pixie and also a rabbit and 2 guinea pig and 2 rats 🙂

  • Eva Vida

    I have only one cat be he is lovely and very playful.I’m sure he would enjoy this cat tower.Thank you for the chance 🙂

  • Sara Lock

    my fur baby is 22 years old and still a madam

  • David Banner

    They bite my toes

  • Melissa Lee

    I have a cat called Zak who’s a ginger rescue tom. Gorgeous but very big!

  • I have a cat who is my best friend, he has black fur, big big big green eyes and his name is Percy.

  • Keely Faircloth-Wood

    My Four cats would absolutely love this!

  • clairdownham

    i have a mad cat called caspar

  • ZARA

    I have two tabby kittens and they are adorable! 🙂

  • christine szlobodnik

    I’ve had them for just over 9 years 🙂 2 females are sisters & a brother x

  • Amie

    I have 3 fur babies, Eric, AJ and Freddie. All fostered and now loving life! They have such different personalities but get on so well. Eric is a grumpy bear, loves cuddles but only from me. AJ loves attention from everyone and trots about like a princess and little Freddie being 6 months old is a little devil. They have a small cat tree and it’s there safe place. They’re always rolling about on it and sleeping too. I love all my fur babies and to think 2 years ago I didn’t have a cat is strange. I wouldn’t be without any of them now <3

  • Adele J Knight

    I have to gorgeous Ragdoll Cats, Willow and Wispa age 2 1/2 years, they are so placid and laid back just like little Teddy Bears. Willow we have had since she was a kitten and Wispa we just got before christmas, her owners were moving abroad and couldn’t take her with them. In a strange coincidence they have the exact same date of birth!

  • Bridget Anderson

    I have Archie who is a 10 year old tuxedo cat. His favourite things are sleep, treats, a happy half hour and strokes.

  • Kelly Hemmings

    Ellie & Binky are black ginger & white … both have different personalities and both adorable. I only get loves from these pair when they decide the time is right haha… they rule the roost. They tolerate each other most of the time but it’s definitely sisterly love

  • Pheobe Black

    I recently lost my two fur babies the last couple of years, but they made their 15 years with me really special. I’m looking into adopting two new fur bundles of joy soon, and seeing your two is making me long for that special connection you get with kitties. They are truly adorable!

  • Jemma Louise Dwyer

    what a lovely prize i wold love to win this for little rodney and maybe he will stop messing up the carpets on the stairs lol x

  • LESLEY RENSHAW

    We have 2 furbabies. Boots is 6 years old and a Mummy’s boy. Unlike any other ginger tom, he is so placid and wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Just wants to hang around the house all day and sleep mainly. Then there’s Kitty who’s 3 years old (Boot’s niece). They’re the complete polar opposites. She’s my lucky black cat who loves everyone during the daytime. If anyone’s ill, she’s on it assisting with purrs. But when the night time comes she’s like Jeckell and Hyde. She just wants to go out and hunt animals. Nothing can stop her – she got stuck in the air vent trying to escape once! Their personality differences have been known to cause friction but but it’s the small one’s you need to watch cos Kitty certainly knows how to hold her own. Very feisty at times, poor Boots. They’ve learnt to avoid each other which means there’s always one cat in the house so 24 hour of cuddles at ours. Love my furbabies x

  • GCforever

    I have six elderly Persians and I adore them all. I have a climbing tree at the moment but have been looking at getting another one as they don’t like sharing it. We are all longing for the summer so we can sit outside on the patio and soak up a bit of sunshine.

  • Tina Glover

    We have to black and white tabbies who are brother and sister and they are called ziggy and stardust…. We got them at 10 weeks old and they are 3 now….both adorable and lovable but completely different from each other. Ziggy likes to wander stardust likes to go no further than her radiator bed! They would absolutely love this cat station!