I seem to have always been jotting down notes, typing up stories and doodling when I should have been studying (since I was about 11 although possibly earlier). Now I want to share these stories with my Dear Dreamers and this whole blog (as well as my other social media) is me doing that and I invite you to come along.
I’m a University graduate with an interest in writing, video making, animation, Religion, Philosophy and Psychology (don’t run! I’m not as boring as I sound!). I’m newly converted to going to the gym and am enjoying balancing out the hours I spend sat down with doing weights and cardio.
I met Ben at University. His interests lie in video games, martial arts and history and he tolerates my strange obsessions. Together we are cat parents to…
‘The Kids’: Ember and Bandit
Ok, realistically this is why you’re here, for the kids.
We got Ember in 2016 at 9 weeks old. She came to us via a friend of a friend. Our friend was getting a kitten and she showed us the photo and I squeed, just pure melted! I’d been wanting a cat for years! We were told there was one little kitten left from the litter and we could go and meet them if we wanted. We said yes and soon we were making our way to the friends friends house. I go into it more on this post but suffice to say we came away with her.
I’m glad we got her because her whole family (her brothers and sisters and her mum) were rescued off the street so it’s nice to get to give her a home.
She’s been with us ever since, moving all the way to Glasgow with us.
Her personality is… interesting. A feisty, at times irritating kitten, she calmed down a lot once she’d had her operation. Now a cat of 2 she is quite a passive creature, happy to know we’re near but not really a lap cat. She also goes through phases of being affectionate or really distant, of loving something and then absolutely hating/fearing it but really, throughout all this, she’s a big wimp who just wants stability (for example as I’ve worked from home her whole life she expects it and if I go out but Ben doesn’t it messes with her head.). All in all she’s our slightly autistic and very beautiful kitten, who’s blanket obsessed and always up for “Din dins”. We love our ‘first child’ very much
We got Bandit from a rescue shelter, he was estimated to be about 4 months but we think he might have been younger. He’d been a house pet but had been abandoned when he grew out of his ‘kitten phase’. We think he’d been doted on at times (as he’s very needy) but also ignored in all the crucial ways (as he has an obsession with food and was a real scrounger when we first got him). We adopted him when Ember was almost two and while she’s the eternal teenager of our house he’s very much the baby and is much more affectionate and needy on a daily basis. Also always up for a “treat!” or “Din Dins” and incapable of going to sleep until he’s had his nighttime cuddle, Bandit is our lovely baby boy and we also love him loads.
Well those are all the introductions done. You know know the whole crew.