Moving On

Susy’s Qs came to me on Friday 30th July. They weren’t completely housetrained, but got the hang of it in no time – though someone has a tendency to use the bath for their toilet – so I’ve put a litter tray there and that seems to have sorted it. The two girls, Mercury and […]

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Arrival

by Susy Susy’s Qs, aka the Trog Trio, Freddie, May and Mercury, were spotted by a friend of mine on a building site near Ahakista. These guys are pretty affectionate once they get to know you, so there’s no doubt they’d been dumped by uncaring guardians to await their fate once the machinery ground into […]

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Marilyn 31st July

by Carla Am exhausted, M is quite a handful, a bit like these ‘over active’ kids. She’s very clever and knows 3 signs already! She is: active beyond believe, high strung and always on ‘alert’ very insecure and needy – follows me around, wants to be touching – on top of me, does not matter […]

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Fostering Funs

Marilyn was getting a wee bit bored at mine, so Carla volunteered to foster her for a while. I’ve been lolling at the emails Carla’s sent me, updating me on Marilyn’s explorations and settling ins. I have to include them here: 28/7/10 From Carla: One verry happy cat, racing around like a greyhound. She clearly […]

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Medical Update

Ivor had his first vaccination on Monday (14th) and had his stitches out at the same time. We’ll neuter him when he’s due for his second vaccination in a fortnight – we want him to put a bit more condition on before putting him through another operation. And we’ll FIV/FeLV test him at the same […]

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Settling In

Ivor is sharing a room with Ralph. He’s kept in a large cage overnight to be sure he doesn’t hurt himself being adventurous. And, during the day, he either has the room to himself while Ralph has my room and the hall, or the pair of them are set loose while I’m working and can keep […]

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How to Live with a Deaf Cat

We’re pretty sure Marilyn is deaf. Not as common in white cats as people think, but it does happen. As a result Marilyn would like an indoor home, or one with a restricted garden – she needs to be kept away from the dangers she can’t hear, such as dogs and traffic. But her deafness […]

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Arrival

Marilyn wandered in to the garden of a couple in Ballydehob one day and decided to stay. She made herself at home and won the hearts of the couple almost immediately with her charming ways. She was a stray, but her complete acceptance of everything thrown at her and her friendly nature would suggest she’s […]

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Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

I’ve been really lax at updating Skrootchie’s story but, a year after he first came to us, I’m finally back on the case. Way back when he turned up, all tattered and torn, we tested him for FeLV/FIV, mostly because he was so run down. And he tested positive for FeLV. We were really worried […]

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Forever Home Found!

And the reason I’ve been really lax at updating Skrootchie’s story is because – he got rehomed with me! Skrootchie had thrown off the FeLV virus and we were delighted. We thought his pillow foot problem might have been brought out by the FeLV (as it’s often an immune response) – it cleared up successfully […]

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Vet Verdict

We reckon Skrootchie’s only three or four years old and, on the bright side, his teeth and gums are in great nick. Apart from that he’s in pretty bad condition. It looks like he’s got Pillow Foot, a rare condition that results in swollen paws (note the way he holds his swollen paw for comfort in […]

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Arrival

I’m not sure how long Skrootchie’s been hanging round my garden looking for food (I leave food out for strays). Yesterday he walked right up to Xak in the shop, walked out again and sat in the garden looking back at her – ‘Where’s the grub?’. Xak immediately called up to me, I popped out […]

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No 1 Puss

Shapoloh has been No 1 Puss in the household since Crusty moved to Suzanne’s in 2006 (we have a first come first served seniority plan here). As I’ve said, she’d prefer to be the only puss in the house and her mood swings between bossy and grumpy as a result. When I’d the shop she hung out […]

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Feline Leukaemia

In 2007 we unknowingly took in a foster kitten, Filament, with Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV). At the time we didn’t have the set up to keep the kittens isolated and had them all loose in the house. We’d started fostering with only one or two kittens, or a family, and when it snowballed into twenty five kittens […]

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Fostering

 And Crusty remained Shapoloh’s only feline friend. She took a shine to Tommy in later years, but he only had eyes for Duchess. Apart from that Shapoloh had no time for other animals. Crusty was God, I was a faithful slave and everything else could go jump as far as she was concerned. So when I started […]

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