The Cat Traps R Werking

Lil self-indulgence – some of my guys in the sunshine today.  

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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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Oakheart the ‘Feral’

I’ve been looking thru my photos and thinking it’s about time I introduced you to our latest long-term resident, Oakheart. He’s not looking for a home – he’s staying. Oakheart turned up last summer in my garden. I totally confused him with another feral I was trying to trap wih similar markings – I didn’t […]

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Sponsor A Companion

Sponsoring a companion is a fabulous gift to give any animal lover – including yourself! Our sponsor companions are permanent residents or long-term fosterees. Currently our felines looking for sponsorship are: Rodney Curly Wobbly Moe Read on to find out more about these special felines – and how to contribute towards their care and happinesses.

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Cutest Mutant Ever!

I can’t believe Curly’s been with me since February and I haven’t introduced you properly! I did post a couple of videos on Facebook. But I hesitated to bring him to attention because I really wasn’t sure what to do with him. I’ll explain … When Curly came to me from KLAWS we knew there […]

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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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Inky 1998 – 25/6/2014

I said goodbye to Inky today. She’d had various health problems recently, mostly related to her age, and so her last visit to the vet was not entirely unexpected. And yet I had not thought it would be today. She was a most affectionate and happy cat and will be sorely missed. You may remember […]

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Introducing Moe, Dancing

Moe, my latest adoptee, was originally brought in to Cork CAT from Clonakilty (see story here). Lil Moe got the wobbles after her first vaccination and needed a special home. I couldn’t resist. You can see from the video that she’s particularly wobbly on her back legs, sometimes you can see she has a slight shake […]

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Summer 2013

A combination of illness among my permanent residents, followed by illness in my technologies, has meant that I’ve posted very little over the past three months. Which is not to say I’ve had nothing to post! Now that everything has calmed down a bit I’m hoping to catch up with myself and just thought I’d […]

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Summertime & the Living is Easy

The unseasonally hot weather recently had all the gang lapping up sunbeams. Had to take a few pics o course. And got some crackers, if I do say so myself. Thought I’d give you a wee update on everyone while I shared the photos. Miss Tipsy is well settled in now, has decided she’s boss […]

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Scrabble In Memoriam June 2011 – 20/7/13

My lil Scrabble was diagnosed with FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitus) in mid June this year. She had the wet form, which is terminal. She was given meds to maintain her quality of life, but went downhill on Friday. She was euthanised this Saturday morning. Just over two years old, her life was way too short […]

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Scrabble’s Drinking Problem

A little self-indulgence here folks. My apologies. But Scrabble’s determination to drink out of a glass, rather than a cat bowl, has amused me for some time. So I managed to catch a few of her efforts on film for your delectation. Her lil drinking problem comes at the end … hope you enjoy!

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Scrabble Update

Back when Scrabble had her medical nightmare with thrombocytopenia, we tested her for FIV/FeLV – and she tested positive for the former, FIV. Normally I wouldn’t hesitate to rehome a healthy FIV positive cat, as long as the new owners were aware of the disease and willing & able to deal with it. But Scrabble […]

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Granny’s Progress

Granny Weatherwax came to me around 12th Sept 2011. She was in a pretty rotten state – skanky, skinny, arthritic, one eye black with a bleed, FIV positive, affectionate as anything. She’s staying. And I thought I’d track her progress. Hoping she’s gonna clean up and have a few years left in her. So far, […]

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Scrabble’s Medical Nightmare

Scrabble, tiniest of the Dunmanway Mountain kittens, was held back from the UK trip because she was worryingly skinny and pale. Possibly just a heavy parasite burden (defleaed and dewormed) but worth keeping an eye on. A few days after her siblings left, she was returning to a normal colour and was putting on weight. Looking good. […]

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