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Introducing Rhubarb and Crumble

It occurs to me that while my Instagram and Snapchat feeds have been clogged up with kittens, my adopted furbabies haven’t yet had a proper gushing introduction here on the blog. So here it is:

Look at their tiny little faces. Don’t you just want to smush them?

We’ve had Rhubarb and Crumble for 3-4 months now and when we got them they were such tiny babies.

I’ve never been a cat person. Not that I disliked them, but my family has a dog, and cats were just so far off my radar. The Boy, however has had cats his entire life. Moving in together we talked about a pet and cats were just the natural option for him.

I’m glad they were, because adopting these two furry things has brought out the inner cat lady in me, and I’m totally okay with that.

Even though this is only three or so months ago, it blows my mind that they were this small. You could hold them in one hand and now:

“You didn’t want to sit on the sofa, right?”

Now they take up pretty much all of my forearm.

(The names are perfect in my opinion. Matching ones were always on the cards. The competition were Sausage and Mash, which is still fun, but Rhubarb and Crumble is spot on. Also the vets love shouting it out when it’s our turn to go…)

This is Rhubarb. She likes people. Also furry things, chewing wires, getting into the dusty space behind the bed and climbing things (curtains…clothes airers…people…). Yes that is a picture of her sat on my bum, a moment before she bit me, quite painfully.

Crumble, on the other hand, is not keen on people he doesn’t know, but loves to explore. Like tightrope walking on the TV or sneaking out of windows to the garden before we’re ready to let him out yet. He also likes the sun and sleeps like a weirdo.

Does it sound like I love them yet? Because if not, I’m joking. I do. They’re my adorable, hilarious, loving little babies, even if my legs are covered in scabs and scratches from them trying to climb me with their little razor-imbued paws.

Having these guys has also given me hella respect for people that can get their cats to selfie with them. (Looking at you Jillian!)

I realise this post was nothing but my banging on about my kittens and sharing a bunch of pictures but hey – what are blogs for?

Also, if I’m this bad over kittens, it worries me what kind of parent to an actual baby I will be one day. Please God don’t let me be one of those people who shares a picture of their kid’s first proper potty use on Facebook…

Hayley Margaret

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10 thoughts on “Introducing Rhubarb and Crumble

  1. *Squee* I grew up with cats! We had a dog once but I found that I just was a cat person so naturally when I moved out of home and with the boyfriend with got cats! I’m SO happy you decided to gush about them here^^ I’d never seen them otherwise and OMCat they are precious ♥♥ I just want to cuddle them and play with them for ever. Mind you my cats wouldn’t be too keen on that XD Oh and don’t worry: the internet is the purrfect place to gush about cats LOL! Thanks for sharing! xx


  2. Oh my goodness, this post made my day!!! Seeing your little fur people getting into mischief was the perfect break in between studying for finals. I love how photogenic they are; the selfie takes time though, and tuna bribery is sometimes required. You can gush about these little ones on yr blog any time; I wouldn’t mind 😊😊


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