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My pet: A rescue cat with a very unusual name

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Bump is one-and-a-half years old. She was adopted from Aughrim Cat Rescue in Wicklow nine weeks ago. She had been in the shelter with her mother, who was adopted separately. As soon as I met Bump, she jumped into my arms and cuddled up to me – it was an instant match.

he was originally named Fifi but I didn’t think that it suited her. Her new name comes from the fact that she loves to bump her head off my head at every possible occasion.

She is an unbelievably affectionate cat.

I am currently working from home, and Bump has definitely made life in the house more enjoyable. She loves to sit on my desk while I’m working and tries to chew my headset while I’m on calls. Often, she just sits on my lap and falls asleep.

Her favourite toy is her hedgehog, which has catnip in it. She loves to cuddle and chew it, and won’t sleep without it. She also loves to tear around chasing her feather stick toy. If I stop playing with it, she’ll pick up the rather large stick and drop it in my lap.

Our one issue has been that she loves to scratch everything. She tore a hole in the bottom of the couch so she could climb in and go asleep. I’ve bought lots of extra scratching posts to try to stop her doing this.

Bump is a super-friendly cat and a wonderful companion. My family love her, and she loves any visitors who come to the house. I would highly recommend going to a shelter and adopting a pet.

Sunday Independent

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