Ali and I have decided that we are going to get a couple of kittens. Whist we miss our old cat Ben, we certainly aren't trying to replace him. The old giffer was one of a kind and I will always remember the 18 years he spent moaning and purring in approximately equal measure. But it is weird opening the front door and not having a furry face welcoming you back home (and then demanding food).
When I adopted Ben and his brother Oliver 18 odd years ago it was from a friend of the family who were having a litter (or more specifically their cat was). Since we don't have any friends with impending litters we are looking to adopt from an animal shelter or similar. We have had a couple of tips but this weekend plan to start ringing round. Have any of you any advice or experience of adopting cats you could pass on? Needs to be London or South West based ideally.