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If You Don’t Like Kittens… Look Away Now

If of course you like cats and kittens then you will quite probably like this post, I just thought I better give any feline-phobes some warning. Last week you may remember I introduced the new furry four legged friend that has arrived in the Burton Savidge household in the form of Oscar the kitten. Well today I thought I would let you meet him a little bit more seeing as he has been spending much more time with us rather than hiding behind books which he rather enjoyed initially.

I’m not coming out…

I am probably somewhat biased, however he is an absolute bundle of joy. After the initial nervous first twenty four hours, when he was getting used to the house and then us after we had been away for a while with a double whammy of visiting Gran, despite the fact he is the runt of the litter (and a little bit weedy) boy is he playful, inquisitive and rather naughty. His favourite playful pastime at present is to run around like a maniac for an hourly stint playing with all his toys before climbing up a nearby leg and sitting on your shoulder.

En route to Simons shoulder

Everything holds interest to Oscar and he could beat Sherlock Holmes in terms of wanting to investigate everything for clues of a possible adventure. He is also, interestingly, a little bit of a scardey cat and likes to investigate with you, so I feel I am like his Watson, being mewed orders to be with him at all times. This has proved slightly distracting when trying to work from home, but Oscar has been trying to help with that too.

How can I help… or hinder…

His favourite habit is without doubt sleeping. He tends to do an hour or full on kitten psychotic running around and then need three hours sleep. He has his own cushion which he uses begrudgingly…

The kitty cushion

Though really he is partial to sleeping on a lap…

Note the literary Mr Men pyjamas

Or sleeping in his favourite spot, the crook of your arm, which can prove constricting but ridiculously cute.

Don’t you dare move Savidge…

But woe betide anyone who dares to read a book or do anything that might involve not giving Oscar their full attention even when he is fast asleep, you will be punished…

How dare you read a book…

Current favourite habit of his entertainment wise, for us, at the moment is when he falls asleep standing up and simply keels over, this has had us in absolute hysterics on several occasions. Anyway he has already, with his very cute playful personality, become a very welcome addition to the beardy Burton Savidge household/family.

The Beardy Burton-Savidge’s

There, that is your kitten fix for a while. I promise I won’t be putting too many kitten posts up… if I can help it. Back to books again tomorrow.



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I’d Like to Introduce Oscar…

Amongst all the unfortunate goings on with poor Granny Savidge Reads, again thank you for your well wishes she is doing ok no real improvement but she isn’t any worse, this week there has been some rather exciting news as here in the Liverpool/Wirral headquarters of The Beard and Savidge Reads we have had a new arrival… one that is a furry feline fun bag. I am kitten smitten at the moment.

Where is Oscar?

As I said I would like to introduce you to Oscar, officially Oscar Burton-Savidge (how posh) if you want to make a good impression with him or if you are cross/he is being naughty, but he is teasing you for now with just a glimpse. Actually he has been spending most of his time either hiding (as you can see), sleeping in secret corners (or on you so you can’t take a photo) or running around like an absolute nutter. He is very cute and I am sure, especially as he inspired some reading recently, there will be much more about him on the blog in the weeks to come. He is a bundle bit of joy in a week that has been rather up and down, don’t you think?

Why is it that most book lovers are also cat lovers? I have been having this conversation a lot recently, any thoughts? Do you agree?


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