have very kindly sent me a bundle of things to welcome Majesty home and to raise awareness on their vaccinations
which are ever so important for all pets and actually delayed me being reunited with Majesty! The bundle literally made my week even better, but in case you missed my post on Meowbox
, where I talked about the RSPCA and Majesty, here’s a little recap…..
*I should probably state right here that Majesty really just would not settle in at all. She kept having ‘accidents’ around the house and my other cat Gypsy, was having none of it. For those reasons, whilst I was on holiday in Rome, my parent’s decided to take her back and I now believe she lives with a little old lady and is very happy.*
Since Christmas I have been working with the RSPCA Sheffield to up their Social Media game and train someone up to take them over fully. It’s been amazing and I’ve really enjoyed my few months there and seeing their accounts grow with enthusiasm and countless animals being adopted, so it was only right that I did my part too… I wasn’t actually expecting to foster or adopt an animal from them, we have a cat already and Gypsy is not friendly at all. However, one day whilst doing my usual checks of the Facebook statuses, I saw ‘Suki’ on a scheduled post and I knew. I was heading for the RSPCA Blogger Day
before the post went live, so I was determined to visit her, just to see what happened and in case I needed to replace the scheduled post. She looked sassy, dismissive and as if she’d have a good sense of humour, all things I look for in a companion.
At the RSPCA you are allowed in to visit the cats and if you’d like, have a little cuddle with them and see how you get on. At the time, Suki, was very loud and affectionate whilst I was nearly crying at how beautiful she was. I pretty much decided on that day that I would foster her, see how she gets on with Gypsy, rename her Majesty and adopt her fully if all was well. So far, my plan is working. I can’t say I’ve ever looked at an animal and knew I had to take them home with me (trying not to make a joke over Alfie), but with Majesty, she’s definitely the cat for me.
To adopt a cat from the RSPCA you have to meet them a couple times first and then secure them by leaving a reserve fee. Next each member of your household has to visit them to check for allergies and then, there’s a home visit. This is simply to assess if you and your house are fit for animals. It’s a super easy process and even easier if you don’t already have pets, as we had to wait for Gypsy to be vaccinated which did delay us a lot. When fostering, the RSPCA kindly give you everything you’ll need for them, food, cat litter, and the scratch post that they’re used to as well for something familiar. You can even just foster just for fun, but I definitely have in my mind that I am adopting!
I only came home on Tuesday and Majesty had been here since Thursday as she was a little stressed and lonely inside the RSPCA. Although they’ve taken amazing care of her, her weird eating habits and very poorly eyes, Majesty is clearly one for the luxury life and she has made that very clear. I’ve actually only just have a full 24 hours with her and here’s what I know so far…..
I am 99.9% sure she remembers me as the crazy cat lady visiting her several times for cuddles whilst sorting out fostering her. I’m assuming this because this was around a minute after I walked in to meet her in my room. She currently has to stay in 1 room for 2 weeks to adjust to the house and Gypsy’s scent.
She makes this face when I stop stroking her to tweet about her….
She actually does like posing but only when she’s ready
She hates cat toys but goes crazy over carrier bags, I mean, don’t we all!?
If you try and suggest she sleeps in one of 3 cat beds, she looks at you
and then makes this face, which speaks for itself.
She was concerned why I was sleeping in her bed and to show her affection, maybe dominance, she walks all over and sits on you where she pleases
She’s a morning cat and wants immediately attention when she wakes up
I really do love her, I find her absolutely hilarious and I don’t mind sharing my room as tonight she’s actually learnt that she only gets one side of the bed, and not the middle.
A massive thank you to the RSPCA Sheffield for helping me find my perfect cat. Another thank you to the National RSPCA for sending such lovely goodies and the wonderful ladies at TalentedTalkers!