Photos of the week: Chai


We have a new member of the family. Chai arrived on Tuesday evening. We don’t know her parentage or exact age because she’s a found cat. To be precise, she was found by the neighbours of a friend of a friend. Luckily for her and luckily for us, I’d been asking around for kittens in need of a home. Everyone’s happy.

It’s been a busy week, but this morning we finally made it to the vet’s for a check up. She’s in good health, and older than I thought at 7 or 8 weeks. She’s in the process of changing her milk teeth for permanent ones, which would at least partly explain the bitiness. Lovely as she is, I hope she outgrows that, or can be trained out of it.

On the other hand, she loves climbing onto shoulders and purring. This kept me sat still until I finished my quarterly tax return, and I think it might improve my writing productivity.





She clearly has quite a lot of siamese blood. Apart from the pale marmalade and grey patches on her ears, tail and one foot, there are those gorgeous blue eyes and a decidedly Siamese miow. The vet confirms that at her age she’s very likely to keep those blue eyes and it’s unlikely that the coloured bits will get much darker. the effect is very much like Chai tea (which is mostly cinnomon) with lots of milk, hence the name.

We’d love her whatever colour her eyes were, but we’re all delighted that they’re staying like this:

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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