Look who moved in this morning.....The lovely Ella!
This gorgeous lady came from the Worcestershire Animal Sanctuary, near Malvern.
She's calm, kind and super-friendly, perfect for a house where pupils and their families come and go.
She was taken to the Sanctuary as an un-micro-chipped stray.
I think a family lost a much-loved pet because she's really humanised and totally un-phased by the trappings of Christmas. The vet thinks she could be about three years old. Mark and I think she's probably a bit older (more like five or six).
She's nervous this afternoon because she thinks that Thomas is about to come home.
Currently she's hiding by my feet in the darkest corner of the study.
Of course I'd still give anything to have Thomas amble through the cat flap... but I have a feeling that Ella and I are going to become good friends.
Further photos to follow!