After Frank’s death, his fosterer adopts a new kitten

How about looking at a few pictures of kittens this afternoon?

Although Anna (the British human, not Anna the Duck Farmer) didn’t intend to keep Frank, the kitten she fostered before his liver surgery, she was shattered when he died under the knife; and it’s pretty clear she would have given him a forever home had he recovered. (By the way, it looks as if the money many of you donated for his surgery will be refunded, so all of it will be used by Feline Friends London® for cat rescue). But now, though the memory of Frank is still sharp and sad, Anna has taken on a new kitten, and for keeps:

Anna tells us about her new kitten, Pip:

Pip had a rough start in life, being taken away from her mum too early and being passed around, so we took her in as a foster kitten – with a view to looking after her until she finds her future home. This is her fourth home in the four months she’s been on the planet. Poor little soul has understandably been feeling a little lost.

Our two ragdolls, Lottie and Lola, have taken her under their wings, and they’re all three spending lots of time together. (Pip follows the two older girls around everywhere!) She’s a very affectionate little kitten, who needs a lot of attention and company all of the time.

She finally feels settled here, and she seems to be very relaxed. It seems that she has chosen this as her home – so we are very happy to oblige. She’s a pleasure to have around, and we’re delighted to say that we’re keeping her. She is now a member of the family 😊

Meet Pippa (and Anna in the last photo):

Anna and Pippa:

 

36 Comments

  1. Gail Rodin
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful torbie!

  2. rickflick
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    I love the colors!!!

  3. Graham Head
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    🙂

  4. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Awwwww

    What happy news all around! Frank will always have a special place in our hearts.

    • annarussellk
      Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:30 am | Permalink

      He certainly will 🖤

  5. W.T. Effingham
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    That is one pretty kitty! The Ragdolls are gorgeous also, of course.

  6. Michael Fisher
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I am very pleased for Pip. Lottie and Lola look very judgey in the background of picture 2.

    Very nice shiny metal & glass furniture Skandi style home Anna. Fits in with the L&L aesthetic, but now you’ve got dissonant Pip you’ll need stripey throws, a multicoloured teapot cosy & so on… 🙂

    • annarussellk
      Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:33 am | Permalink

      Thanks Michael. Yes indeed, we’ll have to adapt the décor to reflect the arrival of our new colourful feline friend! (Pic 2 of L&L looking judgey was taken the day after Pip arrived – when they were quite content watching her from a distance!)

      • Michael Fisher
        Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:48 am | Permalink

        I’m hoping [time allowing] for pics of L&L plus Pip to continue as Pip grows – Pip’s first snow & so on. 🙂

  7. Ken Kukec
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Bonne chance, Anna & Pippa!

    • annarussellk
      Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:33 am | Permalink

      Thanks Ken!

  8. Posted August 21, 2019 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely precious, what a beautiful furry baby! 🙂 Jen

  9. Posted August 21, 2019 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Heart-warming!

  10. David Fuqua
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful kitten. I’m glad he has a forever home and caring staff.

    • annarussellk
      Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:34 am | Permalink

      I can confirm that her newly appointed staff are waiting on her hand & foot…

  11. RGT
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Pip’s a gorgeous and a lucky girl!

  12. Michael Waterhouse
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Nice.

  13. Posted August 21, 2019 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    All cats are beautiful, but…
    that is one beautiful cat!

  14. Steve Gerrard
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Pippa is lovely, and three is the correct number of cats to have. 🙂

  15. Andrea Kenner
    Posted August 21, 2019 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    She is beautiful!

  16. Posted August 21, 2019 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Lovely photos! So happy for Anna.

    • annarussellk
      Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:35 am | Permalink

      Thanks Matt!

  17. Posted August 21, 2019 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    +1

  18. Posted August 22, 2019 at 2:21 am | Permalink

    Very pretty kitty. What is that round object she is lying on? Some sort of cat toy? If so, what’s it called?

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted August 22, 2019 at 4:48 am | Permalink

      Try searching Amazon with:
      CAT TOY BALL CHASE SCRATCHER & put WOOD in the terms if that matters to you [I think wood must be better – more ‘scratchy’]

      Anyway it’s a scratcher – the one in the picture is a quality wooden one with central cloth scratcher pad – only the best for Pip!

      The Bergan Turbo scratcher is a big Amazon seller, but the ball chase is plastic

      Catit cat ball toy circuit with scratcher is similarly plastic

    • annarussellk
      Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:37 am | Permalink

      Yep, as Michael says, it’s a ball game when the balls are pushed around inside the gulley, and the middle part is a scratcher. It’s a winner in our household!

  19. Loretta Goclowski
    Posted August 22, 2019 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    Awwww she is precious and beautiful!! You can see your other girls just love her.
    So very sorry about Frank😥

    • annarussellk
      Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:38 am | Permalink

      Thanks Loretta. We’re so lucky that L&L fully accepted her so quickly. She needs lots of love & attention, from us all

  20. Alan Jardine
    Posted August 22, 2019 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    “National Burger Day in the UK”.

    Eh? Having lived in the UK for most of my longish life, I have never, ever heard of this.
    Who makes this stuff up?

    Alan.

  21. Mark R.
    Posted August 22, 2019 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Congrats! She’s a lovely kitty.

  22. David
    Posted August 22, 2019 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    So sorry for your loss but am glad you found Pip. She is adorable!!😀😀

  23. Lisa Ann Finley Shirley
    Posted August 22, 2019 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Your ragdolls are beautiful and Pip is a cutie, I love her markings

    • annarussellk
      Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:39 am | Permalink

      I love her colourings too – so unusual aren’t they!

  24. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted August 23, 2019 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Walking in on the meeting of the Mischief Planning Committee (on the stairs) was a move you’ll live to regret.

    • annarussellk
      Posted August 26, 2019 at 6:40 am | Permalink

      Haha, yep! A very serious mischief planning committee meeting came to an abrupt halt when the paparazzi arrived…


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