Saturday 1458 – 18th August 2012.
Last week I talked about the great time I had at the One Love music festival in Kent. If you missed it you can read about it here
I was going to write about Pussy Riot and Julian Assange but decided against it because I want to stay in a more positive frame of mind so instead I’m going to talk about a lovely organisation that helps cats. A bit different from politics I’m sure you’ll agree!
I had meant to write about this a couple of weeks ago but then guns and festivals got in the way.
My daughter had 2 cats until a while ago when one young one Ella got killed on the road, she lives in a cul-de-sac but somehow he got out to the main road, and the other Alfie just disappeared. She had taken him in from some friends who had similar problems with him disappearing and returning but this time he didn’t come back for months.
Katy was naturally heartbroken.
Her disappearing cat did make an appearance just before she got her new cats and she kept him in the house for a while but it was obvious he wasn’t happy there anymore. She said he looked very well fed and in good condition so with a heavy heart she let him out again but at least he was still alive.
Eventually she felt she was ready to have cats again and made enquiries to the Blue Cross. I’m not going to go into great detail about them but if you click on the name above it will bring you to the website.
What I can tell you is that they are a wonderful organisation who take in unwanted cats, some with behavioural problems and cats that can no longer be looked after for example because their elderly owner has had to go into a nursing or residential home or has died. They do take some rabbits to and other animals at other centres.
They are a very caring and responsible organisation and don’t just give out cats willy nilly..they have to feel reassured that a potential new owner and cat/s are a good match. You can read about the “adoption” process here
vaccinated, microchipped wormed and neutered
examined by a vet and treated as required
assessed by an experienced member of our team to determine what type of training and education they need
given an individual training plan depending on their needs
given an individual profile to help match them with their new owner
Look at this delightful,tiny kitten.. in the second photo he had seen my bag leaning against the wall and was trying to get to it..
But this one was my favourite.. Just look at those eyes! If I had been looking for a cat for me I think this is the one I’d have chosen
All good stuff and my daughter decided on a pair of cats called Bobby and Charlie, who are brothers and about 18 months old. She had reserved them and we were going to pick them up.
The staff were so lovely to us and gave my daughter lots of instructions and all the things Bobby and Charlie had been used to; their own blankets toys etc and into the 2 cat carriers they went, which we had bought with us.. They were unbelievably quiet all the way back to Katy’s house.
As many of you cat lovers will know when you first get a cat or cats you have to keep them inside for a few weeks so Katy had prepared the spare room for them and just as soon as they came out of their cat carriers it was straight for the food and then off to explore.
After exploring there can only be rest.
They are well settled in now and are going to be much-loved
I hope you enjoyed the cat saga and if you want to get a new pet think about getting one from Blue Cross or one of the other pet charities.. Wouldn’t that be a lovely thing to do?
Saturday girl signing off til next week
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