Rocky is our family's second Cat. We eventually
decided to get another cat (after Rambo went missing), and mum
saw an advert from a group of female nursing students who were
having to give away their cat as the landlord had found out
they had been keeping one.
Rocky's original name was Badger! He must have
been about 2 years old when we first took him home on 11 April
1995. He was very shy at first, and always willing to scratch
anyone! We changed Badger's name to Rocky to keep in line with
character's from Sly Stallone Movies (first Rambo, now Rocky).
Rocky loves hunting (has caught all sort of animals), and eating
To see more photo's, please visit Rocky's
Thomas (2005 - Present)
The latest addition to my parents house is Thomas.
They got him at the age of 5 weeks old when he had already been
litter trained! We had wondered previously why Dad had bought
a few kitten-like toys and scratching posts for Rocky, and it
was a complete surprise to everyone when he brought Thomas home!
The pictures below were taken when my parents brought him round
to my house a few days after they got him.
A flatwarming present in April 2004. Rach
and I call him Fishy (what an original name)!
He is now in that great Goldfish bowl in the sky...
Kim (1978 - 1991)
Kim was born in 1978 (when I was less than a year
old). He used to steal my yellow shawl from my cot! He was the
only male in a litter of 9. Grandad got him from some friends
He was a great friend, and we grew up together.
Mum, Dad, brother, sister and I all lived with Gran and Grandad's
until I was 8, so we would play together all the time. After
that, I would see him most days. When I was old enough, the
two of us would go for walks up and around the Gowan Hills.
He always looked after me. One time when my brother
was going to hit me, Kim pinned him to the wall, and I was able
to get out the house! He was a gentle dog. I remember the time
when one of our gerbils escaped, it ran straight into Kim's
mouth, then Kim extended his tongue, and the gerbil did a U-turn
and ran back out!
Kim died in 1991 (aged 12). He had been ill for
several months, and was due to be put down on the Wednesday,
but died peacefully on the Tuesday while I was at school. I
still miss him loads.
We can't find most of our photo's of Kim, so here
are all the ones we could find!
Rambo (1993 - ?)
Rambo was last of a litter of 5 cats. We got
him on 9 April 1993, when he was just 9 weeks old. Dad got
this cat (through a family friend) as a present for mum. Rambo
was very friendly. He grew up with a little blue toy which
was his favourite! Myself and Ann used to hide the toy, and
he would always manage to find it! He was a great hunter/attacker.
Dad remembers that he would lie in waiting for dogs to pass
the house, and then jump out and claw them!
Rambo went missing in November 1995,
and we have never heard of him ince. We still wonder where
he is... To see more photo's, please visit Rambo's
||Stewart (my brother) was allowed to keep 2 gerbils in
the late 1980's. He named them Frisky and Whisky. The
shop assistant assured us that they were both male gerbils,
so imagine our surprise, when they gave birth to countless
offspring, who in turn gave birth to countless offspring!
One of Dad's friends (Andrew) took all the gerbil's off
our hands (thankfully)!
|Goldfish: We had a few goldfish which were always
won at funfairs in the late 1980's. Grandad kept about
30 fish in his 2 ponds at Irvine Place.