Blog­ger AQEE­LAH Har­ron-ally

Glamour (South Africa) - - Celeb -

“A friend of a friend had a chin­chilla cat who just had kit­tens with a reg­u­lar tabby. She promised that I could have one in eight weeks time, so I set a re­minder for that date on my phone. The day came, I con­tacted her and she pulled out of the deal.

“I was se­ri­ously up­set. I had also just got paid for one of my first big blog jobs that day, and thought to my­self, ‘I will have a kit­ten by the end of the day.’ I even re­mem­ber, say­ing dra­mat­i­cally to my col­league: ‘I woke up to­day ready to be a cat mom!’

“That’s when I went on Gumtree and found Milan, a cross be­tween a chin­chilla Per­sian and a reg­u­lar Per­sian.

“All it took was one look at that flat face in the pic­ture and I just knew that he was des­tined to be mine. I picked him up from the breeder that same evening af­ter work. He has short legs, which means he can’t jump higher than a couch or the bed. That has its perks, be­cause I don’t have to worry about mis­chief on my table­tops or him es­cap­ing the prop­erty and run­ning onto the road. But it does mean he needs me more. He loves be­ing around me, so he me­ows for me to help him onto the desk­top so he can hang with me in my home of­fice and ‘help’.

“And I’ve had cats all my life, so I’m used to the trips to the groomers and reg­u­lar brush­ing.”

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