It’s not exactly a surprise that I absolutely love cats; especially Mr Bear (my cat). He’s been moaning for ages that he only appears very briefly on my blog or pops up on Insta stories so he persuaded me it was about time he had a blog post dedicated to him!!
Mr Bear was a birthday present (in 2012) from my old flatmates, and although my birthday was in the August, he wasn’t ready to go to his forever home until November! I drove all the way to Kent with one of my flatmates to pick him up. I didn’t know what he was going to look like or even if he was a boy or girl cat at that point. I just knew that the home the kittens lived in wasn’t the best, so one of my flatmate’s friend had chosen one of them for me and was holding on to him at her house. When we arrived, there was a tiny black and white ball of fluff jumping around the floor. He was absolutely beautiful ♥ I was really happy he was a boy cat as I’ve always had them 🙂
Although he was a black and white cat, as a baby, he had stunning grey stripes in his fur. We spent a couple of hours at the house playing with him and I finally decided on a name; Sirius Orion. Yup, not many people who know about Mr Bear today know that that’s his official name 😀
We popped him in the cat carrier and headed back to Brighton to begin life with his forever mummy! During the journey, we discovered that he was absolutely riddled with fleas and dirt, so as soon as I got home, I popped him in the sink and attempted to wash him. I’m pretty sure he’s never forgiven me for that!
He had the cutest ears and paws which were way too large for him but I’m pleased to say he’s now definitely grown into them 🙂
He’s always loved curling up on my bed to sleep ♥
Although I loved having a kitten, I’ll be honest and say that for a long time I didn’t really enjoy the responsibilities that came with it. I wasn’t very good at training him and as I hated the house I lived in, I wanted to spend as little time there as possible, which led to a lot of tension with my flatmates. As soon as he was old enough though, I got him neutered (we had two other cats in the flat and one was an unneutered female) and microchipped because I am, at the very least, a responsible pet owner!
Luckily a few months later, I moved into another flat with only one of my old flatmates and life was a lot better. We ended up living in a flat on the third floor and my room had a balcony. I used to leave the window open so he could sit out on the balcony and enjoy the sunshine.
He absolutely loved it out there, but one horrific day, he managed to fall off 🙁 We think he was chasing a bird and slipped. He fell to the ground floor and flung himself through next door’s open lounge window and hid under her bed! Thankfully, she also had cats so was able to quickly pop him in a basket! The owners of the ground floor flat in our block had seen something black and white rushing past their window so ran upstairs to ask if we’d lost our cat.
I rushed him to the vet and he’d broken his front right leg. I felt sick and so worried for him 🙁 He had to live in cage for three months as he had a little kitty plaster cast on which was changed every week, except that he was a naughty Mr Bear and managed to lick it off every single week!! One of the vet nurses made this really cool cast for him though 😀 He’s absolutely fine now but he does limp when it’s cold :'(
He once delighted in standing on the lid of my blue hair dye, painted his foot blue and wandered round the flat, which had cream carpets!!
After J and I moved in together, Sirius somehow became known as Mr Squiffles, then SquifflyBear and finally just Mr Bear. He absolutely adores J and thinks he’s the best Daddy ever <3
He loves stealing Daddy’s side of the sofa and being a remote control hog!
He loves boxes and bags, even if they’re full or he can’t fit in them!
His favourite toy is his play tunnel; it’s hours of fun 🙂
He thinks going outside is the best and loves exploring in the garden 😀
Cuddling under the duvet is one of his favourite things to do 🙂
He gets so excited playing with the wrapping paper at Christmas 😀
Sometimes he makes ugly faces and sometimes he looks so handsome, but either way, he’s our baby Bear and we love him 🙂 <3
Do you have cats or any other animals? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x
I’ve been thinking about doing a post all about my cat for a while but didn’t think anyone would care haha! This has deffo made me want to write one. Bloggings all about writing about things you love, ey! Your cat is beautiful! I’m definitely a cat lady!
OMG do it!!! Everyone who loves cats loves a cat post!! xx
Aw he’s the cutest, that last photo did make me giggle!
The Quirky Queer
Thank you, that’s one J took, I love it so much 🙂 x
Aww, Holly, this is such a lovely post. Bear is the most adorable cute cat I’ve ever seen, apart from my Pepper 😉 These are such beautiful photos of your baby, especially the ones where Bear is on the TV remote or he’s curled up asleep! Your flatmates did a lovely thing for your birthday, I really enjoyed reading the story behind little Bear.
Thank you. I love him so much, he’s my little man! Next time you’ll have to meet him!!! xx
What a handsome chap.
He says thank you 🙂 x
Oh my gosh, he’s so cute! He reminds me of my little boy, Harley. My heart plummeted when I read that he fell off the balcony. So glad he is okay though, it could have been worse! My Harley likes boxes and his play tunnel too 🙂
He says thank you 🙂 And yeah, my heart stopped when I found out, I couldn’t believe he was okay!! I’m glad Harley has a tunnel, every cat should have one 🙂 xx
I’m really not a cat person – I’m all about the dogs! But I’ve got to say, your cat is pretty cute and it seems like he has lots of personality from your stories! I’m sure he’s happy he got his own full blog post!
He’s very cute and definitely has a strong personality!! 😀 He’s loving his fame, but pretending he doesn’t care lol
Oh he’s absolutely adorable! I love the snazzy cast
Thank you, I think so, but I’m probably biased! I loved that cast, he was the coolest cat 😀 x
What an absolute cutie pie <3 I've always thought cats were cute but since getting my own I have such a huge love and appreciation for them
Sarah // http://www.bellesmoments.com
He says thank you 🙂 I love watching him sleeping #notcreepy that little snore noise is just so cute 🙂 xx
Aw that picture where he’s trying to fit in that little box! He’s so gorgeous, bless him with his cast on, you must have been so worried when that happened! I’ve just got cats and they adore boxes too – definitely want to get them a play tunnel now I’ve seen yours!
There was another pic where he’s just destroyed the box and is lying on its remains 😀 I got my play tunnel from Asda, it was only about £3!! xx
Oh, he’s so cute! 🙂
We’ve got 2 cats, our latested only arrived a couple of weeks ago. Our 15 year old cat Mika died back in August, so we thought it was time to get Leo (a half Maine Coon) a new friend.
Thank you 🙂
Awww, sorry to hear about Mika 🙁 x
He looks so much like my big cat, it’s uncanny! Except, mine is missing an eye (eye infection when he was little). I’ll have to DM you a picture on Twitter! Mine even has the subtle stripes too! Your guy is adorable. We just love our kitties too 🙂
Hillary | A Very Charmed Life
Your photo is too cute!! Bear still had his stripes but they’re harder to see now! Xx
Ah, he’s so cute! Apart from that last picture on the bottom right where he looks like he might eat children!
Ahaha. He does have epic resting bitch face 😀
Omg he looks lovely! I adore cats even though they don’t feel the same about me haha
Have a good day, lovely xx
Thanks, he’s a little cutie pie 🙂 oh no, that sucks! You too, thanks for stopping by 😊 xx