Curly & Barley & Blackrock Castle & Tescoes’ No Waste

Me & Curly & Barley went up to Cork on Thursday to visit the fab Joe & Suzanne at Sunbeam Vets. It turns out Curly has a fractured pelvis – he’s especially vulnerable because he has cowhocked legs (my lovely lil genetic mutant). So he needs six weeks cage rest. Barley (another wee genetic mutant, who […]

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This Old Cat

This poem always brings a lump to my throat, having had several elderly felines grace my heart and home through the years – thinking in particular of Inky and Granny Weatherwax, much loved, much missed. And I think this photo of Jennifer & Inky says it all.

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The Coffees’ Story

Just been having a look through older fostering pics and stories. I wanted to check the Coffees because they’re such a good example of the indication of illness/malnutrition in the coat colour of black cats – their coat goes coffee coloured. Here’s Mocha when she first arrived, ill kempt and coffee coloured in August 2007 – and […]

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Moe the Pin-up Kitteh

Just a lil soundbite so I can share a picture of lil, wobbly Moe my poster kitteh. You might remember her story from way back – she has ataxia, possibly Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH). It’s a bit like cerebral palsy, but it doesn’t slow her down. And, because she has a tendency to sit in the window, […]

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Happy Home Checks

Animal Rescue Cobh (ARC) asked me to do a homecheck in Bantry recently for a lovely pair of odd-eyed sisters. Passed with flying colours, the sisters will be going to their new forever home very soon! I thought I’d use the opportunity to share some info about odd-eyed cats – and home checks! Odd-Eyed Cats […]

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Moe & Cerebellar Hypoplasia

I have noticed Moe wobbling about in the front window a few times when I’ve come home recently. Each time I’ve wondered if folk might worry about her when they see her jerky movements, which are a result of an undiagnosed form of ataxia – ‘the loss of full control of bodily movements’. Yesterday I […]

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Skrootchie

Skrootchie’s another local Bantry stray that came seeking food at mine. Needless to say, he wasn’t stray for long after that!

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