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Name that cat !
I turned my head for a split second.
There are no prizes. ... See MoreSee Less
Harry would seem to have forgiven me for catching him.
Dare I say he even seems grateful. ?
It turns out that he had a deep ulcer in his left eye.
The vet decided that the best treatment was to stitch the third eyelid closed for about 3 weeks.
He’s fine it before with great succes
Hush my mouth.
A cat ?
Saying thank you?
But he lets me stroke him again , is sort of following me around and even a few meows. ... See MoreSee Less
My mate Harry, I just love this cat, he always had a weepy right hand eye. As he gets older he becomes even more handsome. Thank you Janice Bockling for looking after him and all the other Menorcan Feline Miscreants that we have all become so fond of, you along with all the the Cats in need menorca staff and supporters are a complete legends. It's quite unbelievable that this picture shows him inside and looking relaxed, what a joy to see this, a real transformation from the timid boy he once was, if he will allow give him a fuss for me.
Ah, bless him! I think he loves you, not that he’d ever tell you though! Cats have pride, never admit to the L word!
Our little old folk are struggling in the heat.
The furry ones I mean as well as people.
Some of the cats in our colonies are really old now. 15 or more.
I always promise them that when the time comes they can home to me to share our home, to sleep safely in comfort. To be alone if they wish , or to have the company of other cats if they wish.
These cats always settle in so well.
Currently, apart from Boris, I have Lizzie from the Collingwood. She has taken up residence in the shed.
I took Lizzie to the dentist aka our vet last year.
She is one of those black cats who change colour in the spring. Goes auburn. She has one bad eye.
A while back she was losing weight so one night I gathered her up.
We did blood tests and her kidneys are failing as well as having some anaemia.
So here she is.
I pop her into one of the big cages at least twice a day so that she can have her special food. In peace. Although paws are poked from the outside in an attempt to steal her food.
She is a dear little soul. ... See MoreSee Less
Wee dote she is lovely and a very lucky girl to have you Janice, they all are ❤
They’re very lucky to have you
What is a single word that signifies happiness to me ?
Chocolate , gin perhaps ?
No it’s GOTCHA.
It’s usually said with great satisfaction that might have involved sneakiness, stalking , a great deal of patience reserved only for cats , strategic planning, lots of cages, nice food, traps and time, usually lots of time. It has on occasion been up to 2 years before I have said GOTCHA.
I can’t think of a time when it hasn’t been for the good of the cat but anyone who works in cat rescue will know that most don’t get it that you are only trying to help them.
Some of you might remember the epic mind games required to catch Mrs Black when she needed medication or Grandad down on the port. Two years I was stalking him. He had terrible ears, chewed away by fights and infestations of ear mites.
Harry has lived with me for years now , 6 or 7 at least. Time passes.
His original capture was in itself complicated.
He was living in a garden in Punta Prima, with his Mum and 4 siblings.
When he was about 6 months old he was hit by a car , but no one knew this. He simply disappeared from view.
But after a few days the person who fed him was met by an appalling smell coming from an inflatable dinghy in the garden.
Harry was hunkered down in there.
How to get him out ? Even badly injured cats can get the strength to run and if we lost him …
On board the rib was divided into two sections.
We put a metal cage with a drop down door at the end of one section , manned by the husband of the person who fed him. It fitted perfectly. No way past it.
I went down the other end. The cat panicked and ran into the cage. Door closed. Simple. If only it were always like that.
Off to the vet. It was mid afternoon. Vet came to clinic.
The smell was appalling. Gut wrenching.
We spent the afternoon picking huge fat maggots off his mangled leg .
Hundreds but fortunately they hadn’t made their way inside his body.
His leg was later amputated and he made a full recovery. But never trusted me or anyone.
Until two years ago in the winter he started sleeping on a towel on a table in the kitchen and allowed me to stroke him with just one hand. And he loved it. But it was always on his terms. And never with two hands.
Recently another first. He let me brush him and loved it.
Since he came to live with me he has sometimes had a runny eye, usually after it has been windy, but it gets better.
However this week it has affected both eyes and was not getting better.
I thought it might be relatively simple but he read my mind and scarpered off down the steps to the catio.
And stayed there.
He hasn’t been in the kitchen for days.
He has watched me alertly at all times, going about my business, leaving Dreamies, ham etc without any apparent intent.
But he knew.
Of course he did.
He lingered early evening outside the kitchen door .
Vet suggested that he knows that’s a dangerous time “ it’s when you gather them up to bring them here”
He’s right , I do.
The others like it when I’m on a mission for there are lots of goodies and tossing them into another room with plates of treats to reduce the numbers of furries milling around.
This morning he was in the kitchen.
I blocked the door with a cage.
Managed to close the other door into the house.
Cats can climb walls and cupboards even with a front leg missing.
GOTCHA. I held on.
He’s to stay with the vet for a couple of days to have his eye drops administered. If I did it he would have to be in a cage and it would still be a struggle. He may as well hate the Vet rather than me.
UPDATE. IT TURNS OUT THAT POOR HARRY HAS AN ULCER ON HIS LEFT EYE. IT SHAS BEEN STITCHED CLOSED FOR 3 WEEKS TO HELP IT HEAL.
PICKING HIM UP LATER. ... See MoreSee Less
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Can you come round and grab our Leo to take him for his booster ? He's a devil ! Ps I am a qualified veterinary nurse and I can't get him !!! 😂
The lovely Harry, hope he is soon on the mend and he is forgiving xx
Love to harry xx
Love your enthusiasm and stories
Harry! He's a lovely boy, when I first met him he would have none of it, he was so nervous at dinner time he would shy away and always waited until there were no humans around before he approached the plate. it seemed so sad. However Janice Bockling has worked her magic yet again and here he is, a handsome boy. C'mon Harry, you've been through worse than this.
Well done! Harry sounds a real character. Thank God you managed to catch him before the maggots did any more damage! I found a sweet ginger Tom who had some sort of urine infection which maggots had got all round his back end. I don’t think he was a feral because he trusted me to pick him up and take him to the vet. Unfortunately he was not so lucky and had to be p t s. I never did find out the owner but glad he didn’t suffer any more. I sobbed my heart out all the way home!
And a good gotcha for you xx
Well done xxx
Laura Garcia Adrian Johnstone
It’s so hot.
I’m sitting outside in the catio with the cats.
I might be turning into one.
Dozing all day with meals and drinks prepared seems like a plan to me. ... See MoreSee Less
Where's a pic of you dozing in the catio?
That looks like a life of bliss. I know you work hard for your bit of downtime though.
Purrfect way to spend a day. x x x x
Love the photos Janice 🐾🐾
And why not! Sounds good to me!
It’s 9.30 here and still 35!
We so enjoyed our visit today. Max & Beth looking forward to coming next Wed - can we make it 11am (not 10am?) Gill.
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