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4 days ago
I love this cat so much. My heart melts when I look at his bright little beady eyes and a stumpy tail.
And I’m not the only one, people fall under his spell.
He’s the size of a 3 month kitten but he’s heading for 3 years old, he just doesn’t grow.
He has wise old eyes.
He’s quite skittish , it’s hard to catch him and stroke him.
I mentioned to Sam that he sometimes smiles at me and she said “are you sure he’s not growling? He likes to growl”.
He follows me around. I’m not fooled. It’s cupboard love.
Estoy enamorada de este gato.
Parece peque pero tiene más de 2 años.
Tiene la mirada de un gato viejo y sabio
No se deja tocar. Pero me sigue por toda la casa.
No me engaño a mi misma , es porque siempre hay la posibilidad de comida. ... See MoreSee Less
Look at those little boy cheeks as well 💕I've always had a soft spot for Toms 😊
He made me smile last week playing with Judy x
Beautiful wee cat x
He is very cute xx
I can see why you love him Janice xxx
He is beautiful xx
He is so handsome
Beautiful looks like a little cat I had in menorca
Cupboard love is a wonderful phrase, I hadn’t heard it before
Sending him a big kiss! X
Kelsang Samsang Zenda Barlow
Gorgeous boy x
Aww beautiful Hamish 😻
1 week ago
Simon the Snuffly Kitten from Sullastrar crept in in a rare opportunity.
His first taste of poll position under the wood burner.
Then along came Ellie. It’s her favourite spot.
She doesn’t “do” kittens.
But she retired gracefully
Simon , el gatito con problemas respiratorios, ha cogido el lugar no 1.
La primera vez.
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He’s Snow White 💕
Aww bless! 💕
I bit the Vet.
Honestly I didn’t mean to. I panicked. And he had really thick gloves on, cowhide,
but I bit right through and drew blood.
And he’s been so kind and gentle to me.
My name is Kike (keekay) aka ¨Poorly feet “ for I have an extreme form of dermatitis which left me with raw and bleeding pads.
I’ve been taking antibiotics for weeks now and was taken for a check up.
I’m really really sorry. Honestly.
Won’t do it again.
I quite like it here in my new home.
I haven’t made any friends yet except for Janice but that’s my fault. The other cats are friendly.
The food is good and I have lots of safe places to sleep.
So different to living on the street.
Hola, me llamo Kike y tengo que confesar que la otra noche he mordido al veterinario.
Me sabe mal, muy mal.
Todo el mundo me han tratado bien después de vivir en la calle.
Tengo problemas con las almohadillas de las patas. Sangran.
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You do so well with all your cats. With help from the vet. Poor vet and poor Kike. Hope to meet Kike next time I can travel to menorca.
I forgive him 😻
He does look sorry!
The vet will understand, they are all used to terrified animals trying to defend themselves. I hope you soon settle in your loving new home Kike.
A timely New Years Resolution perhaps?
Es la época del año que nos hacemos promesas de hacer las cosas mejor.
Salvemos el planeta.
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Well it’s a horrible night. But it’s stopped raining so I’m off to San Luis and Suestra to feed.
Fortunately other people are feeding the rest of the places tonight.
I’m going to check if kitten is there. He wasn’t there last night.
Vegetable curry defrosting and Bombay potatoes. And maybe a G & T to come back to.
Plus a big fire.
Una niche tea de mucho frío y lluvia.
Pobres gatos de la calle.
Estoy a punto de salir a poner la comida para los gatos de Suestra y San Luis.
Esta noche estoy miríada. Tengo a gente k pondrán en muchos sitios. Solo a me me quedan estos dos sitios.
Luego a casa, un curry de verduras, un gin tónica y chimenea! ... See MoreSee Less
You deserve a double G&T.
Did you find him?
It’s been nearly 4 weeks since we mounted Operation Gizmo.
It was a Sunday , we’d had a busy morning here with people coming to the Cat Cafe and I was looking forward to closing the gate , having a rest then lunch then a snooze and some gentle pottering before going out to do the Meals on Wheels run.
But then a call from Pat to say there had been a cat at the end of the port pretty much not moving since Friday and this morning another friend , Brenda, had called her to say that it could not stand up.
Could I go to catch it?
My heart sank , apart from the looking forward to a lazy afternoon by the fire I knew the cat, a Tom, not particularly young, but worse than that I had only trapped him this year to get him neutered and he would remember both that and me. I was sure of that.
Then a WhatsApp from Ana , a cat with a bad cold in the centre of Mahon.
The ditch cat was more important.
I set off. With little hope.
I took a big heavy manual trap with me thinking that if he was that badly injured and he went even half way in that I might be able to close it before he escaped.
There wasn’t room for more traps without emptying the van of all the pellets and sacks of cat food.
I got there, Pat was waiting.
Went to access the situation.
Bad spot. About 6 feet below the road, full of bambu , a slippery rocky slope , loose rocks, lots of dead vegetation and lots of inaccessible places to hide.
Tom was there , but as expected took off the moment the moment I started off down the slope, clinging to the canes.
Off he went at speed, dragging his back right leg.
It was so dense that I couldn’t spot him, even though he has a lot of white.
No point in staying. He’d gone, it was raining again.
We agreed to meet later when I would come back with a big heavy automatic trap. It weighs 17 kilos empty. It would be the only chance to get him.
Pat and I met there just before dark.
I went down the slope backwards, slipping and sliding, but at least This time I had sturdy shoes on.
Pat had been holding onto the trap which was balanced at the top of the slope.
I slid it down over the rocks to the bottom.
There was just enough space, for it for it has to be flat and with nothing underneath that could impede it closing.
I had intended to take thick cardboard to put under it but emptying a suitable box and opening it up would have taken too much time.
So I took a beach towel and put that under it. Pulled dead leaves and undergrowth away.
Set the trap. Checked that nothing would impede the door coming down to close.
Put lots of smelly tinned sardines in it.
A lady came by and told me that I wasn’t going about it the right way.
It happens. A lot. I’m used to it.
She said that I should be putting the towel inside the trap , not underneath it.
Eventually, disgusted with me taking no notice of her instructions she left.
We went back to the car. I had brought a flask of coffee. For the long haul.
Then I had the thought, that I would normally have straight away, but I was tired.
The thought that he might come out if he heard Pat alone but rattling biscuits.
Sat in the car with windows open listening.
Brenda arrived to offer support and help.
After a few minutes Pat took the torch and went to see
Yes and Yes.
He was in there. We heard him cry as he saw Pat.
Now we had to get him up the slope. 17 kilos plus going on 5 kilos for Tom.
I didn’t fancy transferring him down there. There was not enough room and if he escaped there wouldn’t be a second chance.
Brenda had come prepared with a long pole with a sort of fork on the end for going down the slope and a thick towel for putting over the mud and rocks on the slope.
But I managed as before, going down backwards.
First thing , make sure that trap had closed properly as we hadn’t heard it and it is usually very noisy.
It was ok. Presumably the soft earth below it had deadened the sound.
Brenda stood at the top, on the edge, teetering. I pushed the trap up the slope as far as I could and raising one end to make it as level as I possible .
The last time someone repaired it for me they had put a pole on top the length of it and this came in very handy.
We got it out , all 3 of us absolutely elated and giggling, thinking what we must have looked like, in the rain and with torches. 3 Crazy Cat Ladies. I took a photo of Tom in his cage.
There’s been a lot of me in this post but if you check it over you’ll see that it really was a joint effort and at 73 I am after all the youngest and fittest of us.
Since Gizmo wasn’t moving much and it was dark and raining it was hard to access him.
I sent our vet a message thinking that as it had been several days and Brenda said that she had seen an open wound that the sooner we got antibiotics into him the better.
So Juan Carlos called me and I took Gizmo to him in the trap.
He examined him and gave him food, antibiotics and painkillers and settled him down for the night.
He had done himself a lot of damage. A paw stripped down to the muscles and tendons and a very bad infection had set in.
He was given a mix of antibiotics.
It was touch and go for a while.
Gangrene had set in.
His wounds were cleaned and treated many times, and some flesh has grown back but it has stopped improving and finally his paw will be amputated this week.
He should be ok.
Then of course he will have to come to live here with the gang. That will make I think 5 amputees.
If you could make a donation to help us continue to help all these cats it would be wonderful. Soon we will be starting to neuter and that’s when our funds disappear quickly but it has to be done so as not to undo all the work we did during the first lockdown. 211 cats neutered. Half of them females.
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Este pobre gato se llama Gizmo.
Vive, o mejor dicho vivía al final del puerto de Mahón, en la colársega.
Have un mes Pat me llamo para decirme k tenía una pata fatal, apenas se podía caminar.
Sabia k cogerlo iba a ser muy difícil, porque el gato me conoce ya, porque solo hace unos meses k le había atrapado para llevarlo a castrar.
Y así fue. Nada más verme se escondió.
Y más, estaba en una cuneta.
Tuve k volver con otra trampa muy pesada y bajarla no fue nada fácil pero al final entre todas - somos tres migas, yo l ms joven con mis 73 años, y ninguna de nosotros muy ágil, conseguimos sacarlo de allí.
Aun que fue un domingo por la noche llame a nuestro vet porque hacía días k estaba mal y tenía herida abierto.
Efectivamente tenía una infección importante, gangrene .
Después de un mes no se acaba de curar y tendremos que amputarle la pata.
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You deserve a medal and a special meal out after that lot. Well done xx
Absolute Angel's, the three of you , he looks a bit of a bruiser, I love tabbies , they've definitely got spirit, well done xxxxx
Do you have a virgin money giving page anymore? Or just giving? I’m asking because I thought I’d set up a standing order but it hasn’t been going out. Sorry about that. I will set one up again.
Donated 🌺🌺🌺 Hope Tom will be healthy and happy soon.
He doesn’t look overly grateful does he🙄😆 Well done ladies.
Great job, well done! We have done a Virgin Money Giving donation a couple of weeks ago. You all work so hard xx
That PayPal link didn’t work for me but went to the website to make a donation x
I support this amazing and important charity. Will you?
Total respect Janice. Don't know what else to say. You and your local supporters are doing a stalwart job. We look forward to dropping by when we're next on the island (wherever that might be!) Wish we could be of more help.
Donation made to bank account
He is one lucky man, his angel saved him 😍
Bless him x
You are all heroes.
He looks contented x
As I was on my way out to go to neighbour’s house to see in The New Year the police arrived. I was just locking the door.
They had an injured cat in the boot.
A big beautiful Siamese.
They thought that he had an injured paw but when I put him in a cage I realised that it was much more.
He was having difficulty breathing and I thought his prognosis was probably bad.
He needed more help than I could give him.
Rang and messaged our vet.
Bless him he rang back at once and we met at the clinic 10 minutes later but the cat had sadly passed away.
A young, beautiful non neutered Tom.
Possibly out looking for females and it would seem that the mating season is beginning.
Does anyone know who is owner might be?
Anoche la Policía Municipal de Es Castell me trajeron un gato grande e hermoso. Un siamés, encontrado en la carretera de Trepuco. Sin castrar.
Es muy posiblemente k iba de hembras.
Me puse en contacto con el veterinario nuestro.
Sin más se fue a la clínica pero apenas pasados 10 minutos el gato ya se había muerto al llegar allí.
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So sad, but good of you to try to save him. Could you say where the cat was picked up, in case someone is looking for him?
So sorry. May he rest in peace. 💖 Run free now on Rainbow Bridge. Poor baby.😥
What a shame, an unhappy new year for someone.
Sad end to an awful year!
So sad xx
Breaks my heart how these unnuetered cats suffer x
Oh crap I'm sorry xx
So sorry 😢 x
How very very sad but thank god you we’re there
That’s sad 🥲
Aww so sorry to be reading this 😢
As I head out to feed wish me luck.
That I can catch this kitten who I first saw about 3 weeks ago behind Eroski.
I suspect the usual man, a polite term that is anathema to me, who usually dumps cats there.
The same old modus operandi.
I saw a lovely adult first , then a couple of days later a kitten, similar looking. Very frightened.
Next day not there , following night there, being beaten up by older cats.
It ran off.
Been looking for it ever since.
Nothing. Not even over Christmas when supermarket closed.
Started to think it was dead. Quite upset over it.
Last night finally it was there.
Very frightened and bummer, for once I had no trap in the van.
I’m hoping it’s there again tonight.
I’ve got a trio of traps.
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Awful. My heart goes out to you. People who dump animals are the pits. It's a physical pain you get from the trauma of feeling helpless to save it. I wish you the best of luck. And I wish you a Happy New Year! Godspeed little one.xxx
So sad. I saw a man opening his boot as I drove past. A glance through rear view mirror and saw him take a cat out of boot. Next time I will stop. Regret not stopping at the time.
🤞when you go back they are there . Xx
Good luck Janice but don't stay out to late it's cold out there tonight xx
Oh dear this is heartbreaking.. wish you luck 🤞🏻🙏✨😻
Ahh better luck next time - Happy New Year Janice x
Good luck Janice, hope you find the poor thing 😿xx
So, very, very sad!
Good luck xxx
Ive just been by. Not there. didn’t leave any food. Come to feed the mob in Suestra , will go back.
Fingers and toes crossed.
Good luck Janice 🤞
Good Luck x
I hope you find the poor little mite Janice x
Good luck Janice.
Good luck x
Good luck 🤞
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