An unapologetic cat post

This cat post is especially for those of you who have asked me for photos, so there will be a few.  If you don’t like cats, you may leave now, but please don’t slam the door on your way out.

You may, or may not be aware that we just got an Abysinnian kitten. We named her Jeanette, but call her Jenny.  You have to call them by a name that can be called (preferably with a silly high pitched voice) easily when you want them to come.  Jennnnnyyyyyyyyyy sounds better than, Jeaneeeeettttte, so Jenny is her name.

Here she is, minutes after her arrival and probably wondering where her mum and sisters were.

Jenny arrives

Just arrived and having a good look around

I think she is the oldest we’ve ever got a new kitten. We have rescued a few, so they were only a few weeks old when we got them. I’m sure our Livvie wasn’t as old as Jenny, when we brought her home, but this breeder certainly knows her stuff and all her kittens are 3 months old before she lets them go. Not a bad thing as she was fully house trained when she arrived and better yet, she knew exactly where to sharpen her claws. She had been fed a whole variety of foods, so she wouldn’t be a faddy eater and so far she has eaten everything we’ve given her, with gusto. We were even told to give her raw chicken wings, cut into pieces, for her teeth.

Here she is, a few days later, relaxing on her high spot. She loves it there, when she isn’t suckling Mo’s arm.

feeling safe

Relaxing on her tree and feeling safe

Because Jenny was used to spending most of her time in the cat pen, she is an absolute blessing at bed time. From day one, we put her in the kitchen with her bed, litter tray and night time meal and she settles down without a peep.


About one week later

Obviously, she found the Christmas tree. I have to say that she was very gentle while she was inside it and made us laugh every time she popped her head out. This next shot is after Mo removed all the tree ornaments, just before we took the tree down. Jenny had a lot more freedom to lay out on the branches.

in the tree

Jenny in the Christmas tree

She also loves balloons and had great fun chasing them around and pouncing on them. She popped a few, but didn’t seem to mind the loud bang.

Loving all the balloons

Loving all the balloons

She's not a bit afraid of them

She’s not a bit afraid of them

I hope you enjoyed the photos. I may post the odd one in the future, but for now, here is a short video clip for you.


  • Aww… That is the bestest ! Loved the video and the pictures and everything about Jenny !

    PS. Don’t forget your other cats !

    • Oh, we won’t. We are making as much fuss of them as we always have 🙂

  • She’s just the cutest. Yes she is. I can also see she’s very happy with the two of you.

    You should like to Feline Friday as Jenny is way cuter than the rest of our posts.

    Have a purrfect day. 🙂

    • I think she’s settled in lovely, though it took her a few days 🙂

  • What a beauty! And smart too…She should bring a lot of laughter into your lives…(well all cats do that, don’t they?) Time will tell if you should have named her No-No…

    • Oh, she is smart. She has already learned that the handle on the door is the way into, or out of a room. Just as well it’s a knob, not a lever.

  • Flynn

    She’s gorgeous! Yes I do still visit even though I rarely comment.

    • Oh, hello there! I’m so glad you still visit. I hope you are doing well 🙂

  • She’s gorgeous and that is such a sweet video. It shows her lovely personality, her playful side and her snuggly side. She was so cute peeking out from the branches of the Christmas tree. Wait til next year… 😉

    • We’re hoping that by next year, she won’t be interested in the tree. All of our other cats have lost interest the second year. We’ll see!

  • She is adorable. What a mush she is. That shot of Jenny sleeping on her back is a perfect moment.

    • She certainly is adorable and very funny, at times.

  • OMG. She’s a lover and so adorable I could eat her up! It’s obvious she loves it in her Forever HOme. I can’t believe how comfortable she is lying on Mo like that. We’ve never had a cat so relaxed like that. I loved her in the tree!

    • Kathy, she has had us laughing so much, with her antics. She’s a very content kitten and has made Mo’s arms sore with her suckling. Mo is now in long sleeved tops!

  • Ron

    ” If you don’t like cats, you may leave now, but please don’t slam the door on your way out.”

    Bwhahahhahahahaha! LOVED that, Babs!

    Okay, I just want you to know that I actually got very teary-eyed while watching the video (and what a FAB video it is!) when I saw Jenny sleeping in Mo’s arm. OMG…that was precious!

    Jenny is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the color of her fur – it’s beautiful! And I don’t think I have ever seen a cat with a coat that color.

    LOVED your photographs too! The one of her peaking out from the Christmas tree is so cute. And also the one of her contemplating whether to pop that balloon or not.

    The oldest cat I ever rescued was a year old. And I have to say, I kind of liked the fact that she was very well adjusted; being a old. A bit more mellow.

    Congratulations to you and Mo! And I can tell that Jenny loves the two of you as much as you love her.

    Yay to cats!

    Thanks for sharing this post, Babs. LOVE it!

    X to you and Mo!

    P.S. I really like the music you used in the video.

    • I must admit that being 3 months old has made a slight difference in behaviour. She doesn’t run up our legs like little kittens do and she’s a very quick learner. We loved her colouring too. The colouring is important for my allergy, believe it or not. For 20 years I had an allergic reaction to our beautiful Livvie, so had to make sure we went for a darker cat this time. The red pigment seems to be a trigger for my allergy.
      The music is from a site I found for royalty free music for movies and YouTube videos. It’s a brilliant find. If you would like the link, let me know 🙂

      • Ron

        “For 20 years I had an allergic reaction to our beautiful Livvie, so had to make sure we went for a darker cat this time. The red pigment seems to be a trigger for my allergy. ”

        That is so interesting, Babs, because I had no idea the pigment of the hair made a difference. Yet, it makes perfect sense because I know that the RED pigment in things, such as lipstick and lip liner in cosmetics, does have have an effect on women who are allergic to red dye.

        And yes, if you have time this weekend, I would love to get that link to the royalty free music to use in my videos. Thank you. You can email it to me if you wish.

        X to you and Mo and Jenny!

        • Ron, I am allergic to red colouring in foods too, so that is weird. I hadn’t thought that there might be a connection. I will send the link in an email 🙂

  • Absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait until I get another cat. I miss their quirks so much.

    • Cats are so funny and entertaining. I don’t think I could be without one now 🙂

  • ReformingGeek

    Oh my, tugging at my heart strings! Kittens are so much fun. She is a cutie and it looks like she is very welcome in your household!

  • Very nice Cat. She’s really training the two of you well.

  • Jay of The Depp Effect

    She is a VERY handsome cat! I do like Abyssinians. Looks like a very affectionate little thing, too!

    Kudos to the breeder. Too many let them go too early, and it’s a real bonus that she taught her litter box skills and cat sharpening etiquette too. I wish more breeders would be so responsible, both with cats and dogs!

    • So do I, Jay. She (and her mother before her) has been breeding for 30 years in total. Her father also breeds them. To be honest, I don’t know how she trains them all. She had two litters going at the time. One litter upstairs and one downstairs and she made you wash your hands between handling them. She also asked us to wash our hands after handling a male cat and before stroking the females. She was the sort of breeder I had respect for. When we got Livvie, the breeder let us walk in off the street and immediately hold the kittens and order one, with no questions asked. Sadly, Livvie suffered all the ailments attributed to badly bred Burmese cats. We were novices and knew no better then.

      • Jay of The Depp Effect

        That is super-responsible! What a shame we can’t licence breeders with grades so you know who is best.

  • Jenny is adorable. I don’t understand how anyone wouldn’t think so. The video of Jenny snuggling up to Mo is so precious.

  • She is absolutely gorgeous! Please feel free to post lots more photos of her having fun with you both!

  • OHMYGOODNESS!! Jenny is sooooooooooooooo cute!! I just want to squeeze her and hug her and love her forever!!!

  • OK, that video was the BEST EVER. My daughter and I watched it. In the end when Jenny was asleep we both went “AWWWWWWWWWWWW!” She is such a gorgeous cat – truly. I’ve never seen one like that in the states. She won the lottery when she got you two… she has a PERFECT house! I love the pictures too… GREAT photography of a really sweet kitty!

    • We fell in love with Abyssinians, the moment we saw them. She is such a sweet cat and a little minx at the same time 🙂

  • Oh, she’s lovely! And, as far as I’m concerned, one should never have to apologize for a cat post!

    • We most certainly shouldn’t have to apologise for a cat post 😉