We are home now and I am just about getting back into my Shetland way of life again.
This is Daisy meeting Himself for the first time at the SSPCA Centre in Banchory.
Himself has been at the centre for a month. As you can see, he didn’t mind.
We said yes and drove back into town to get some essential supplies.
And to laugh at the latest fashions. I mean seriously – who, when, where would you ever wear that trouser suit?
We returned to collect the latest member of the family and back onto the boat for the return voyage.
Big Himself (oh fer cryin’ out is his name?) had BeAnne’s palace complete with litter tray, food and water.
We left him to his night in the back of the car. Thankfully, it was a calm crossing. The night before had been a bit too bouncy.
Himself was a good car-traveller, saying the odd meow to himself but mostly quiet and calm in the car.
So we introduced Himself to his new home and toys (a catnip kickeroo which he adored)
BeAnne stayed close by but was cautious. We started off upstairs.
It didn’t take long before Himself came down to join the family.
He likes to explore.
And he is very affectionate with us.
BeAnne, however, is work-in-progress.
Himself is fine with her unless they meet face to face and then he attacks. We have had words.
He has quickly made himself at home with us.
We are all a bit smitten, to be honest.
I had to turn my laptop off as it was starting to acquire artificial intelligence due to some reprogramming with a very large cat!
Himself has now established himself a bed on a comfortable low Shetland chair with a very fetching Pendleton blanket!
Names, so far – The Great Woz, Titus, Nero…… to be continued, no doubt.