Well, after nine months without a cat we gave in. Here's our gorgeous new cat, Gracie. She's about 10 years old and we got her from a rehoming centre where she'd been kept in a small cage since July! She hadn't even had a walk around on the floor since then so she was a bit wobbly when she arrived home with us. Someone took her there after she'd been seen following people in the street, all skin and bone and being bullied by other cats.
She's so lovely with a sweet temperament and is totally domesticated so we think she probably had a home once and either got lost or chucked out. Anyway, their loss, our gain. She's already sorted out her sleeping/feeding arrangements. Off to the vet tomorrow for a check up. It's lovely to have an animal around the house again.