“Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you
Honey, ah sugar sugar…”
(Lyrics from ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies)
You might wonder why the 1960s song ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies has been going around my head for the past couple of weeks. Well, I’ve fallen in love with this cutie pie…
I mean, how couldn’t I? Just look at her! It was love at first sight.
Sugar is a ragamuffin cat who found herself being looked after by the wonderful Shropshire Cat Rescue after being stressed out in her previous home.
Shropshire Cat Rescue are having open days on the first two Saturdays of each month (between midday and 4pm) until September this year. So on the first Saturday of May I headed over to Shropshire Cat Rescue just for a look around. I didn’t intend on adopting another cat right at that moment (honestly!) as it had only been a month since losing my beloved Leo.
Upon setting eyes on Sugar I fell in love. She’s a little older than I was looking for (not that I was actually looking, you understand, honestly!), but she’s just so adorable! She has such a young face with those big eyes and small ears, and she’s so fluffy.
I had to wait nearly a week before I could bring Sugar home as she’d only arrived at the rescue a couple of days previously, so she needed to be vet-checked before being adopted. It was a long week!
Once home (after an hour’s trip of the cat equivalent of “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”) Sugar settled in straight away. Poor Silky has had her home invaded by another big fluffy cat who has pinched most of her toys and some of our attention. Silky isn’t quite sure what to make of this new cat who keeps chatting to her (Sugar is quite a chatty cat), but they are tolerating each other.
One of the things Sugar was doing in her previous home was urinating where she shouldn’t (as a stress response). So I knew it wasn’t going to be all plain sailing when I brought her home. It took a few days (a new litter box and a new type of cat litter), but she’s now using the litter boxes rather than her or anyone else’s bed (thankfully!).
Sugar seems very settled and happy here. She’s already commandeered most of the cat toys and can be pretty demanding when she wants attention. She’s pretty and she knows it.
So that’s Sugar. I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about her!