It took less than a week for Au to make friends with Mr Snizzles (His kitten name while we think of a suitable grown up cat name).
They're now playing peek a boo in the garden, running race and chase games up and down the stairs, and exploring cupboards together.
Au is also trying out new flavours of cat food. He's been stuck on his own favourites for ages, and has refused to even sniff new types of food, but now he sees the kitten tucking in, our fuzzy has decided he's up for a change too!
We still miss Scoop but getting a friend for Au was the right thing to do. Au is much happier with company. Obviously his sense of time is different than ours.
Other news is that utterly unspeakable Yow-Yow broke in the other day and beat the hell out of our poor Au. He's stiff with bruises - but no cuts or anything thank goodness!
We're spoiling him with extra cuddles and ham, and Snizzles is keeping his spirits up with cute games.
Our sister column Dog Talk is out in the print version of The Star Weekend section tomorrow - all about Girl, the "miniature Dalmatian" who lives down the road from us.