My name is Reginald J Pepper (Reggie for short). It was my birthday yesterday and I just turned 17. Mum tells me that when I was little, my cat mum (Possum) was dumped behind the doctor's surgery and Possum had a litter of about 6 kittens. Not many of my siblings survived but I was caught, wormed and desexed and left to roam with Possum.
When my human mum was getting a blood test and she spoke to the nurse about getting a cat. The nurse said that there was a kitten (I was 6 months old by now) out the back and that mum could take me home.
Well that started my new life. I was scared of the inside to start with, but I loved to watch TV. This is where I get my name after mum's grandfather (Reginald) who used to watch TV all the time! I'm ok inside now especially as I get older as I found that the fire is nice and warm. We live in the country and I used to go over the road to sleep under their hedges but now I spend all my time outside in mum's garden napping. If there is a storm and I am inside, I still run outside and under the house. I feel safe there.
I love helping mum when she is on the computer or doing a jigsaw puzzle. She calls me "fatty" and tells me to get off but I know she loves the company! I have an amazing appetite but I don't like canned food and never really have. All I do is lick the gravy off it. I LOVE my Jimbo's though. I have eaten it now for as long as I can remember. My favourite is Veal and I used to turn my nose up at all the others but I am starting to like the red meat ones now and I will hoover whatever mum puts in front of me. I get little treats too when they have tea so I'm doing well.
Here is a photo of me taken a couple of months ago when mum gave me some froth off her coffee. As you can see, I really liked it and gave her a big smile!
Well that is my story for now. Thanks for reading. I can see the sun coming in the window so I will go out into the garden and have another sleep!