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An exciting announcement

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The The Brat Race family is growing!

This news has been a few months in the making. I’ve been dying to tell people about this forΒ ages. You have no idea how hard it’s been to keep this news a secret for so long.

Because the thing is…. and I can’t quite believe I’m saying this…

There’s going to be a new addition to the family.


Exciting news, right?

Even more exciting than that though, is that our new addition has already arrived! Our family has already grown.

I kept that quiet didn’t I?!!

Our new little girl has been with us for just over a week now and has turned our world upside down (in a good way). We are all settling into life as a family of 6.

Would you like to see a picture of our new baby?

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Her name is Bella. She is about 2-years-old and is a rescue cat. A beautiful little feline pal for our deaf boy, Dave.

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Her background – which I’ll write about another time – means she’s a little skittish and scared of loud noises. But she’s also a cuddly little creature and has been busy making friends with us all, including Dave.

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There were a few wobbles to start with – Dave sloped off and hid behind my daughter’s wardrobe for a day-and-a-half – but they’re getting used to each other.

I think Dave’s coming around to the idea of having a feline companion. After his little ‘sulk’ he’s now following Bella around and they’ve even had a few ‘kisses’. I’m confident they will become great friends.

And we are all ten0% completely in love.


  1. Ahhh lovely – I have been wondering how older cats react to younger ones. We would like to get a kitten to keep our 12 year old hungry as from September when my youngest starts school we’ll all be out every day, and I wonder if she’d like some company. Will check back to see how you are all getting on!

  2. i used to have a cute cat but now my house is overrun with my husbands german sheperds so theres no hope in getting another, cute x

  3. Aww fur babies are so lovely! Your new girl is adorable! All of our cats have been rescue cats – we cannot wait to get another one soon – hoping that this time next year we can make our ‘announcement’ too!

  4. Oh my word, how cute is that?! πŸ™‚ I’ve always had a pet and no word of a lie, it’s taught me some of life’s biggest lessons! I can’t wait for my daughter’s asthma to subside and enable us to get a pet…really hoping it’s soon too as childhood is so much more fun with a furry thing to chase about πŸ™‚ x

  5. She is lovely! It is such a great news that you got her! She seem to be a very cuddly and loving kitty! For kids it is very important to have a pet to care of. We moved to a new house and my little girl was feeling down so I decided to cheer her up and I went to the shelter and found a beautiful dog that needs care and attention. It worked! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing! Have a great time!

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