Beloved English actor and comedian Ricky Gervais (you know, the one who’s incredibly blunt and makes lots of very natural pauses while talking) has caught the internet’s attention. But not for his antics. He decided to foster a cat named Pickle during the lockdown and photos of the “healthy, smart, intelligent” feline are nearly all that the 59-year-old posts on Instagram now.
And you know what? We love it. Ricky and his partner, writer and TV star Jane Fallon, initially only took Pickle in temporarily. Until it could find its new forever home. However, the beautiful catto won Ricky and Jane over and they kept her in the end. It’s a total win all-round: they are all happy and we get to stare lovingly into Pickle’s eyes. It’s a win-win situation for everyone: they are all content, and we get to gaze lovingly into Pickle’s eyes.
Ricky Gervais took in a foster cat. Just for a bit. Right until the moment that he and his partner, Jane, decided to keep her forever and named her Pickle
Ricky talks more about his new cat in this Instagram video right here
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Pickle’s plan to keep her only for a few days before finding a permanent home for her failed spectacularly. The cat is now a Gervais family member. Pickle kept climbing onto the comedian’s lap and starring at him, which destroyed whatever resistance Ricky and Jane might have had. He stated on Instagram, “We’re keeping her.” The rest, as they say, is history.
Pickle was adopted by the couple seven months after their former cat, Ollie, died in March 2020. When that happened, Ollie was 16 years old. Ricky and Jane were saddened, and their friends and family rallied around them following the tragedy.
During the coronavirus quarantine, however, the couple decided to aid those pets in need by opening their home to them. Even if only for a short time (hey, not all plans work out).
Pickle didn’t start off as Pickle. Catkins was the name given to the cat by the rescue shelter where she had been taken earlier. A lovely name. Even a great name. However, it was time for something new to usher in a new era. Later on, Jane decided on the name “Pickle.” If you want to know her entire meowgnificent title, it’s ‘Picklicious Fatkins the First.’
“Quick update on the cat we’re fostering: She keeps getting on my lap and staring at me. We’re keeping her”
Now, Ricky barely posts anything else on Instagram apart from beautiful pictures of Pickle, aka Picklicious Fatkins the First
There are some great artistic shots in between all the goofy snaps, too
Here is a great example between not having a cat and being a best friendship ever. It is like they were meant for each other and they just wait for a perfect time to have that nice bond.