A SOLIHULL couple have given four cats from a Birmingham animal shelter a home in time for Christmas.
Tracey and Adam Clements visited the Cats Protection centre with the plan to adopt one cat.
But they returned home with a bouncing bundle of four.
They spotted Hope on the Cats Protection website and immediately went to see her, and her three kittens.
Tracey said: “We went along to view and instantly fell in love with Hope.
“As for the kittens, we knew we wanted one but which one? How could we choose?
“I loved Herbie (now re-named Henry) and Adam loved Hugo.
“But if we chose those two, we’d be leaving little sister-sibling Harper behind and on her own.
“Well, it was quickly decided that four was the magic number.”
Nicole, branch coordinator and a fosterer, said: “I explained that Hope was reserved and timid in her nature but felt that in the right home she’d soon flourish.
“But Tracey and Adam were still keen – and happy to give Hope the time she needed to come around.
“Imagine my surprise when they said they’d taken it all on board and they’d like to adopt all four!, a record rehoming for me in my 15 years of volunteering!”