(Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Loves to sit on Mum's hand
I have always loved cats and had a black and white tom called Jack for 17 years. His later years were shared with my mothers cavalier spaniel as we lived with her. When Jack died I didn't want to introduce a little kitten to a house with an elderly dog. Sadly my Mum passed away in 2008 and Harry her dog died last year. My children had often said I should get a kitten. The thing that made me unsure was that my husband and I are separating and the house is for sale, so ideally I thought it maybe best to wait until I move.
Anyway out of the blue a friend told me of a gorgeous little kitten coming to see the children in the school where she teaches. She said it would be lovely for me. She sent me a picture and sure enough the kitten was so cute. Still unsure for reasons above, I remembered my brother had been thinking of getting a kitten for his little girl. I messaged him to ask if he still wanted a kitty and to my surprise he said yes. However this is where it all went wrong - the kitten came to me to look after until my brother had time off work and when I saw her I fell completely in love with her and couldn't give her up! Luckily my brother hadn't mentioned the kitten to his little girl and he now has a black and white called Charlie.
I think little Lola was meant to be and she now has a mate a long haired tabby called Leandro. They are such soul mates and really enjoy each others company. Someone has said to me that he looks maine coon mix -so if anyone here can comment on that I'd be interested. True enough when I chose him from the internet I saw a photo of the parent cat (mother I think) and she was ENORMOUS!
Anyway that's their story and I'm glad I have them now. I've learnt from this site that Lola can be described as dilute calico or dilute tortie/white which I never knew before either. Life is becoming richer by sharing it with my new companions!
Here are a couple of photos