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.