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A Sunday afternoon. Quite a busy morning in the Cat Cafe.
A few minutes nap on the sofa under the fans and then I’m off on what I hope will be a successful mission.
To find and rescue 3 tiny kittens.
The last thing I need are more kittens.
These are with their Mum but I m worried that she’s not coping.
The owner of the house was here until Thursday, but had to leave because of the new regulations that came in with Brexit.
I saw two on Friday pm when I went to leave them food and water.
No sightings since.
Off I go.
Several of us have also been looking fir a poorly cat seen at the end of the port last week.
I’ve been 7 times myself No chance. It can be like looking for a needle in a haystack at times.
No sign either of the dumped 7 from earlier in the week. In spite of two cat lovers living nearby and on the look out.
It’s all very depressing.
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You can only do one thing at a time. I once worked in a bar, didn’t look up just served the person in front. Sometimes it caused problems, oy I was next!
Wonderful person. 👏🏼🥰
Some weeks ago, at the end of July I was called by someone asking If we could possibly take over a street cat that had been hit by a car.
It had been given it first aid, had X-rays etc and it turned out that it had a broken pelvis.
An expensive and difficult procedure had been suggested and if not possible then it would be better to put the cat to sleep as he would never walk again.
The cat was said to be a gentle soul so we agreed and the cat, by name Micu, went to our vet.
We have had so many run over cats this year. Some sadly killed outright , others beyond help, and some who with lots of TLC, painkillers and treatment are making an amazing recovery.
We have had cats before with broken limbs and even a broken pelvis who have recovered with bed rest, anti inflammatories and painkillers. And loving TLC.
Mandy had a broken jaw, broken front leg, paralysed on her back legs, and made complete recovery with no operation.
And so it has been with Micu, he is now running , walking and even climbing walls in the cat enclosure.
Unfortunately once loose he has become difficult to catch for the treatment he needs.
The worst of his injuries was a bad injury to his left heel. It was open down to the bone , but it is healing.
His dressing needs changing , at first every day then every couple of days and now about once a week , but each time it gets harder to catch him.
This time it has been full scale operation Micu.
It has lasted 3 days and involved diversions around the house, closed off areas and 3 traps.
A complete buffet of food. None worked.
Finally I had him locked in one of the cat rooms.
Unfortunately is big and has floor to ceiling shelves with cages, towels etc.
I knew that she was in there because of the amount of stuff tipped over.
I found him hiding behind the tumble dryer.
Yesterday I was really determined to get him and went to buy fresh hake to cook and a chicken leg to roast.
I tried the hake first. Not interested. Then the chicken.
He knew just how far he could go in the trap before setting it off.
But he was obviously enjoying the chicken.
I just put lots and lots at the back of the trap and nowhere else and went to bed. Somewhere between 2 and 5 am he went in.
I knew before I even opened the door as he was telling me about it.
Here’s the thing, at the Vet this morning , he cuddled.
The vet took a telephone call and Micu just lay on the table, held gently with one hand.
Then he turned on the side whilst his leg was cleaned, dead skin removed and cream and a bandage put on.
All the time purring and padding the vet with his front feet.
I have never seen anything like it.
Soon hopefully he will be able to go back to his “home “ in Calan Porter where he is much loved.
In the meantime he will be in a huge cage with bed etc and maybe he will learn to trust me as well.
In the meantime we have several more cats in recovery , it’s what we do. No cat is ever put to sleep if it can have quality of life.
We depend on donations as we have no state or local subsidies.
We have a wonderful team of volunteers but without kind people we can’t do our work.
We are a registered Charity , in England and Wales , Cats in Need Menorca No 1161878
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Via our UK bank account with Barclays.
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I think he is playing one of you off against the other like children do with parents. You are so patient, Janice x
Jolly well done. Cats are fickle, it's in the job description!
Just donated via PayPal. Could you send me gift aid form too please? X
How can I donate Janice?
Hi Janice Bockling, just donated into your UK Bank Account. xx
Thank you so much
Can’t remember if I did fill in form for HMRC as I am a tax payer. Can you let me know and if not I’ll do it.
Not words you hear very often.
I’m on a promise.
From me to me.
I spent hours yesterday trying to catch Bernie The Bolt in the Catio.
He wasn’t having it.
He’s the Tabby with a plate in his leg from an RTA when he was just a baby, many many years ago, probably about 13.
He never lets me get near.
He hasn’t been grooming lately. The same as the Ginger, Clemente.
I caught Clemente earlier this week, managed to shut him in the kitchen.
I wouldn’t have been so brave if I had known how he was going to react in the Vets a bit later.
He is now in the Hall of Shame. He bit our Vet. Hard, drew blood through very thick gloves.
So I am a bit wary after that but needs must
I fear that like Clemente Bernie might need shaving. Lots of knots in his fur.
I fed him every tit bit I could think of. He looked at me in disbelief that I could be so stupid.
I have just shut him in the entrance hall to the pen.
So I am on a promise from me to me.
A Double Choc Magnum , if I get him in a cage.
And whilst I am out feeding the family will buy some chicken and some fresh fish to try and catch Micu in the first cat room.
If I succeed at that a gin and tonic
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Good luck with all that. Cats are such wily creatures. I’m sure they can read our minds, Harley has the house and big garden to go where he wants but if I’m going out I always shut him in. Normally he won’t be out long before coming in to check on me then out again. How then does he know I want him in, he totally disappears!
If I were you, I would have the ice cream and a G and T what ever happens. You deserve them. x x x x x
Don't keep us in suspense what happened xx
Perseverance will be rewarded ❤️🐱
Oh you’ve got your work cut out then ! Wishing you much luck xx
Go go Janice..go go Janice. Good luck!
Good Luck 🐾❤️🐾
Good luck.. that ging is gorgeous 😍
Hope you get your magnum AND G&T!
Go for it Janice xx
If anyone can do it you can! 🙏🏻 x
Good luck 🍀🙂
Hope it goes well so you can have an ice cream & a gin!
Rehearsals for the Es Castell Feline Choir.
Actually they sound more like a peel of bells , don’t they. ?
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I’m having my second coffee, having been out already to pick up young cats and their Mum for a first visit to vet at 12.15.
Just sitting planning strategy.
I have to catch a cat in the Catio. Just one out of probably up to 20. I haven’t seen him for a couple of days but he’s in there. So yesterday morning at 7am it was all about getting as many cats in there as possible so as to have a new fridge delivered.
Wanted all the ones not allowed out into garden and street because of neighbours safely in there.
Won’t go into details but it involves food, shutting doors , opening others.
I managed it but now I have to do it in reverse. I have to have as few as possible in there to trap the one who needs to go to the vet to have his leg dressed.
And honestly it’s far too hot for games
And carrying heavy traps especially up and down stairs.
I haven’t even mentioned catching Clemente in the kitchen last night.
I fade away at the memory of it.
As does my vet perhaps.
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Life is never dull at your house! Hope the vet’s ok, he’s too good for him to go off you!
So many people have suggested that you write a book. Such a good idea. Of course you have plenty of time on your hands!!!!!!!💓💓💓
Always said you r a wonder woman. Hope everything goes ok Xx
I know it’s serious and more often than not tear jerking, but your fun and games are amusing…you should write a book!
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The face says it all.
She’s only had 3 meals so far today. Not impressed.
This is my lovely Angela.
La cara lo dice todo.
Hasta ahora solo ha tenido 3 comidas hoy.
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Tale of kitten is long and complicated. Will tell as soon as I have time. Looking after all these convalescent cats is quite arduous x
Really?? ........that`s better!! (no photo before!)
You got her amazing
Is this the wee kitten you think was dumped ❤
Beautiful eyes x
Ben is feeling a little put out.
He’s been catching up with the Mews and sees that yesterday was International Black Cat Day or some such name.
And we did nothing to celebrate it.
I told him that every day is International Black Cat Day. In our house anyway. He’s not impressed
There certainly seem to be a lot of them. Or are they like Birthdays in that they come round faster and faster.
Ben se ha enterrado de que ayer fue el día Internacional del Gato Negro y no hicimos nada en especial para celebrarlo.
Le expliqué que en nuestra casa cada día es Día Internacional del Gato Negro.
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