I came home last night to another surprise: here is my boyfriend, curled up with a sleepy little black kitten! We were going to go together this week to adopt on, but he got impulsive.

I’m in love. Shadow’s a rascally, feisty little wriggler, but he’s also affectionate and loves cuddling with us. He’s always purring and chirping. He is almost all black, except for the smallest spot of white on his chest. His eyes are almost a pale grey, almost clear in colour. He likes to ambush our feet, and he loves shoes (he’ll sit in them if he can fit).

Stay tuned — like a proud new mommie, there will be lots of pictures! This is me living “the dream”: I’ve wanted a kitty since I was very small, but my brother’s allergic and my dad never liked cats.