A little light fluff… literally

It’s been a bit too long since I posted anything on my blog. I have a box 010 post owing and heaven knows what else but there may be a bit of a hiatus until after I’ve launched both books… not that I have much time to launch both books.

You know about the old dears; Dad came out of hospital on Friday. And it’s half term this week, so I won’t be doing much writing related stuff for the next few days, either. Just to complicate things we have also adopted a rescue cat. He is just coming up for 10 weeks old as I write and in the words of the vet he is “a bit of a monster”. Not in temperament, he is a poppet, if he sticks his claws in, you just mewl like a kitten in pain and he withdraws them at once. He’s gentle, loving and a real character. In short, well, in his case it’s more like, long, he is great fun but he is absolutely bat-shit crazy. He is also at least a foot long, about 18 inches if I include his head as well, with enormous feet and ears…. which, as the vet explained, he’s going to grow into.

He was already named before we got him: Harrison, after George (his mother was Beatle and his brothers were Lennon and McCartney). He answers to Harrison, as well, so we’re stuck with it. With those ears, we’d quite like to call him Spock but it’s not going to happen. He’s great fun but he also takes up a lot of time. If we want him to be a people cat there has to be lots of interaction from the get go.

So, without more ado, here he is: Harrison. My latest distraction.

Harrison has two settings: On.



or Off.



Obviously, ‘off’ is the easier of the two states to photograph. He moves extremely quickly.


Filed under Blimey!, General Wittering

25 responses to “A little light fluff… literally

  1. Harrison looks like a cutey pie!!! My baby cousin is getting a kitten soon, she’s been mad for one for ages now and her dad has finally said yes! ;-D

  2. Wow, Harrison sure covers a lot of real estate when he sleeps.

  3. Annie Page

    Looks like he’s a great fit for the McGuire household! Can’t wait to meet him in person.

  4. He looks spookily like Smidge here, who is abetting my ability to type by pawing the keyboard…

  5. That’s a great way to be distracted! πŸ˜€

  6. What an adorable kitten. I notice he has a toilet roll, our Millie loves toilet rolls. If we don’t shut the door, she’ll empty the roll to get the cardboard….
    Every good wish for the launch of your two books!! ❀

  7. lynhorner

    I’m a cat lover from way, way back and I think Harrison is adorable! Have fun with him, MT!

  8. Gorgeous guy – he looks like a Stretch. πŸ™‚

  9. Awwwwww he is gorgeous!!! Congrats on the new addition πŸ™‚ xx

  10. Blimey! Look at those legs and paws. The ‘off’ looks blissful. I need a state like that.

    • Yeh they’re big aren’t they. He’s a complete gumby but he’s definitely a small cat rather than a kitten size-wise. I suspect he’s going to be a big cat. And yes, the off is pretty blissful, he was doing that on my lap last night all four paws sticking upwards and big tabby tummy exposed. I suspect I did it too, in bed, as my snoring was so loud I woke myself up. Twice. Phnark.



  11. Harrison look like a lot of fun! Love the pix of him asleep. Looking forward to reading more about him πŸ™‚

    • He is. πŸ™‚ I’ve been taking pictures of his various sleeping positions and he’s incredibly laid back. They usually involve turning his tummy towards the sky.



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