So this is the latest arrival at Valcartier Avenue. Blackie the cat!
As you may recall from earlier posts, the family she had been living with in the village are leaving Canada, so we offered her a new home.
We didn't know much about her, but had a chance to look at her paperwork this evening and from what we can work out, she's got quite a sad story.
She was taken in by the local cat rescue centre in November 2006 when she was estimated to be less than 3 years old, then in February 2007 she was adopted by a boy in Ralston called Oliver Marshall. We don't know what happened to the Marshalls (they'd certainly left by the time we arrived) but at some point after that, she was taken on by the family we have just got her from. Three homes in less than a year, which is rather sad!
The good news is the only anti-social behaviour she's guilty of so far is having selected the exact same favourite seat in the sitting room as Jim... but I think they'll work it out amicably.
Obviously we're keeping her in until she works out this is her home, which means she's spending a lot of time keeping an eye out for wildlife through the window.