||Two and a half years old|
My name's Jem and here I am with my brother Dill. He's the
ginger one on the right, and I'm the good-looking one on the left.
We've lived together at our Mum's house since we were eight weeks old.
Unfortunately Dill was very poorly when he was a baby, due to Vitamin
C deficiency. It was touch-and-go for a while, but I helped to nurse
him back to health. One day he started eating again and just hasn't
stopped! Our very favorite food is carrots, which we squeak for and
fight over every morning. We also really like grass and lettuce.
We've recently developed a taste for electric cables, which makes our
Mum a bit worried. She has to unplug everything before we are allowed
to run about on the floor.
In the cold weather we are lucky to live inside. For the summer we
have an outside house which we love to sit in and feel the breeze in
our fur. We love it so much that we even squeak to go in it in the
winter! We get on well most of the time, but sometimes we bicker and
argue like most brothers do. It's usually when Dill gets in my way or
tries to steal my food. He complains that I take his food too, but I
can assure you that it's not true! Our names are nice and short and
easy to remember. Our Mum named us after some characters in a book
called To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. We know some cats named
after two of the other characters, Atticus and Scout.