I think I've made it known on here, that an aim in my recovery was to have my own kitten called Dolly. My Mum, thoughtfully suggested I buy a collar whilst I was in Hospital to use it as a motivation. When I discovered I had to come to another 'ward' before my discharge to the community I hoped I'd be allowed a kitten as I'd have my own little bungalow, but I've found myself grateful that we weren't allowed pets as I wouldn't have had the motivation to get out of here so quickly.
I searched GumTree and Pets4Homes for the past month or so; and at one point, I tried to convince people that £200 was a good price for a RagDoll kitten. They weren't having it.
And then, I discovered Dolly. She was on an advert for two kittens; herself and her sister who was all black. I messaged the number to check she was still available and I pulled out all the stops to be able to go over to Durham to meet her and the lady selling her. And it clarified all of my instincts; she's my Dolly!
She'll be allowed to leave her Mum on the 7th December, so I'll be collecting her on the 8th. Every morning, I look through my photos of her and I'm dreading having to move to my own home in the community and live there for a week without Dolly, so I'll be keeping busy and hopefully it'll go by quickly. I'm so happy to have finally achieved something which has been my goal for about a year. Now, I have to come up with some more!
Here's some photos: