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09 April 2010 @ 07:51 pm
Excellent Scrap the Kitten news!  
For those who were reading more evocative material that day, the other week, I found a kitten! He (as it turned out) was very small and adorable, and went straight to the vet for care (and so I wouldn't add to the cat collection at The House of Brammers). Here he is, over at our nice local vet surgery.

I called the kitten Scrap, and worried terribly about it, but the people at the vet assured me that it had gone to a very good home (after I stalked them by phone and visits for several days).

Tonight, we were over at the vets' picking up worming tablets for our two cats. B, our fave vet nurse, was back. For anyone who remembers the tragic tale of losing Minnie the cat, B was the vet nurse that came to our place and made Min's end as good as it could be. She was the one who coined the phrase 'Bright within herself' for Monster, our rather thick cat, and is one of the few strangers liked by the Cookie Cat. All in all, she is a fabulous vet nurse and friend to animals everywhere. We hadn't seen each other in about 20 months as she had left to have a baby.

After a brief chat about what we'd all been up to, I said 'You know, I found a kitten the other week and brought it here.'

'What did it look like?' she asked.

'Very little, and thin. White and with silver and red-brown tabby patches on its head and back.'

'And fluffy? And with a bit of a bite on his tail?' she asked.


She laughed in amazement. 'I took him home! That's so funny! I was wondering who brought him in, because he's such a special little cat and it's so good that he was rescued, how strange that it was you! He lives in my bedroom and he's in the cage at night because otherwise he's just leaping all over me, the naughty little scrap.'

'Scrap?' said Mr Brammers and I together.

'Yeah,' said B, embarrassed. 'That's what I call him. I know he needs a proper name ...'

'That's what we called him, too!' we said.

'Now that's just spooky.'

I shall sleep very well tonight knowing that Scrap has gone to a truly spectacular home. A very happy ending indeed!
Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on April 9th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
Now ... that story left me with tears in my eyes. ♥ ♥ ♥ Scrap. And Brammers. And vet nurse B.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
We were all tremendously excited about this discovery. B is terrific, and she thinks that we have a bit of a gift when it comes to cats, too (given the miracle we worked on Cookie), so if one is a believer in omens, they are all looking good for Scrap!

Apparently he is a fiend for food stealing, though, so it's just as well he went to live with B rather than here as Cookie would have been continually running to us and sitting down doing her plaintive silent mewl of 'The Universe is working against me!'
girl; obsessed: other - tiniest kittycomplications_g on April 9th, 2010 10:01 am (UTC)
Aw, that's awesome!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
Such a good string of coincidences!
january b. snow: see youbanbury on April 9th, 2010 10:04 am (UTC)
Spooky indeed :-)
I'm not a cat-person, but I like to read cat stories, we have a cat named Klaus, who lives with us now, we wage an endless war with or without reasons, but he's still funny and entertaining :-)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 10:11 am (UTC)
They're largely mental, but often highly entertainingly so ;-)

We've had another local cat start appearing on the front porch of late, demanding pats. I think there are little signs scratched into the fence saying 'Miaow over here: you'll be treated well!'
Penguin: Babypenguin474 on April 9th, 2010 10:13 am (UTC)
Aww, Scrap. What a lovely story!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
Mr Brammers and I keep bursting into cheery giggles about the whole thing. All very satisfactory!
Hueyphoenixacid on April 9th, 2010 10:28 am (UTC)
Awwwww! Scrap is absolutely ADORABLE, and thank you for the wonderful heartwarming story. *snuggles you*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 10:31 am (UTC)
I love the fact that B the vet nurse could instantly see that Scrap was a special kitten, too. Such a good result! *Snuggles you back*
It's that Bucket woman!curia_regis on April 9th, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
Aww, that's an adorable story!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
VERY happy making :-)
adores_dracoadores_draco on April 9th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
I'm glad the tiny furball found a good home. :)

In a cage? Seriously? I didn't know you can - or actually are even allowed - to do that. But if a lovely vet nurse does it so will I. I'm SO going to lock my two cats in cages during the night time! They run around 3 AM or 4 AM and make a LOT of noise. They used to chase each other over me (to the bed, to the floor, to the bed etc.) until I learned to keep the bedroom door closed. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
Well it is a tiny kitten in a three foot-plus cage ;-)

Not sure how a big cat would go in a cage if it had not been in one in the past, you might need to introduce the idea slowly. But at the vets we have often had our cats in three by two by two foot cages when they were in for treatment over the years, and they coped quite well! Monster has her own version of a cage when things are a but hectic here: she jumps up to the shelf where her carrier lives and hides in it: I think she thinks it's a penthouse.
Luciequill_lumos on April 9th, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
Awww so sweet! Lucky Scrap.


Lucie x
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
I know! It made me very happy!
lyraslyras on April 9th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
Aw, yay! Very much an "all's right with the world" moment.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
B is one of those people who, the minute we met her, we liked and thought of as a Person Like Us, so it is the best result!
mdbpinque on April 9th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
Nwwwwwwwwwwwww.... happy kitty stories make the best last reads at night :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
I was just wishing I knew where he ended up, but I never expected to actually find out! Now I am wishing for scads of cash and world peace, it can't hurt.
scabbyfishscabbyfish on April 9th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, what a happy story - I'm so glad he found a good home =B I can't have a kitty myself (allergies *sob*) so I need kitty stories like this to get my fix ;3
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
It has really made my week immensely better. Have you tried a Devon Rex? Some people are not allergic to them, though my friend who had one was forever having her neighbour call the animal welfare people because she was 'cruelly perming' her cat. No matter how often she explained it just had a funny coat naturally, she was not believed.
(no subject) - scabbyfish on April 10th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Brissygirlbrissygirl on April 9th, 2010 12:24 pm (UTC)
Aww thats a cute story! I dont think there is anything wrong with calling him scrap, you should hear half the names our cars have had over the years.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
And he is such a little scrap, so it makes sense!
Susanlil_shepherd on April 9th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
It made me so very happy!
lotus_lizzylotus_lizzy on April 9th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
Awww yay!! :) *cuddles you and Scrap*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
I am cuddling you back. Scrap, apparently, is raiding your pockets for snacks ;-)
(no subject) - lotus_lizzy on April 9th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Cats: kitten-tinycatsintheattic on April 9th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
How wonderful. And how magical, too, that you both named him the same. &hearts

What a nice story to start into the weekend. :-) And a very beautiful kitty, too.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 9th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
It's such a coincidence that she took him in and that I thought to mention it: I had been wishing just yesterday that I knew where he had gone. Though when you look at him, Scrap is a very obvious name ;-)