Alby - The "Big Turkey" of the new family

Alby came to us as part of a household of surrendered cats in mid 2019

Absolutely nothing is known about his previous years other than he was living in some way with or related to Pearly and Foxy.
We were told he was 6 years old when we collected him from Coventry.

It has since become apparent that he has for many years had various health issues including Kidney problems, Bladder scarring, Heart murmur and more. In the past year alone this has cost us several thousand pounds on vet bills, surgeries and medications but we would not change our decision of adopting him even if this had been foretold 4 years ago.

He is our lovable lumpy butt - Turkey Roast. He weighs 5.5kg and loves to roast your hands by laying on them!

Found that forever family Eggy told him was waiting...

Alby was certainly the least likely of the three upon first glance to become the snuggler of the older babies.

He took a couple of days to get used to being held and stroked but I won him over by holding him IN his snuggle bed on my lap and progressing from there to the sofa blankets then to my arms etc. Boy can he snuggle when he wants to! 

Eggy was incredibly patient with each of the new clan - and I often wonder what she would have been like if we had got Willow before her passing... but with Alby - Eggy was so sweet. She sang to him (even through coughing fits and wheezes) to soothe his fears away and told him stories of how he could have a forever family - her family - if only he would trust these hoomans (me and johnny etc)

Another case of "it sounds potty if you aren't a believer" but it must have had impact on him as he was the first the settle and lead Pearly and Fox to follow in his paw-steps too

Will add more soon.
(writing this section at 8.18am Friday March 3rd 2023!)