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Remember the fairytale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears?
The one where Goldilocks tries the beds to find the most comfortable one ?
Well Tabby Tom who was hit by a speeding car 7 weeks ago tonight is living in his own Fairytale.
Amazingly he survived being hit and left to die.
He had no broken bones but extremely heavy bruising and worryingly lots of blood in his urine.
Marc Allen, whose friend saw the accident and stopped to help the cat , called me and I went to pick him up and took him to our vet who came to the clinic on that Sunday night.
TT was given pain killers and put in an oxygen tent to stabilise.
TT couldn’t stand or walk but could move, or rather drag himself around.
Slowly over the dats the blood in his urine disappeared but sadly the realisation came that TT was doubly incontinent.
Would it improve? We didn’t know.
Vet said we had to give it two months.
Otherwise his future was bleak.
At home with me I had to wash and dry his bottom several times a day.
But then he started objecting and I couldn’t do it alone to a high standard.
So twice a week he went to the vet for a really good wash.
By now he had a new name. Alan.
He’s a very sociable cat.
It’s really difficult to get a decent photo of him because as soon as he sees me he comes towards me as fast as he can.
He is still little unsteady on his back paws particularly the left one but will probably get better.
He’s still a little incontinent so he won’t be on the sitting room sofas for now at least.
Two weeks ago he was really getting in a mess.
It seemed unlikely that he would ever regain the use of his tail.
Under his tail he had started to get bed sores.
His tail was amputated and his sores treated.
He spent 5 days with the vet and came back to me on Monday.
He does look most peculiar with his thick fur shaved away.
Like a bald hen walking in front of me
Incidentally his bruising from the accident is still plain to see
What a difference.
I put him outside in the catio with other cats.
At first he hid in the shed or in a cupboard in the cat room.
Slowly he came outside and mingled.
Now he’s trying out all the beds. Just like Goldilocks, until he finds one that is not too hard, nor too soft but just right. ... See MoreSee Less
Such a beautiful face
Que laboran tan fantástica que haces!!!!!
You’ve done an amazing job to get him looking & feeling better. He sounds lovely. Very handsome too.
Such A Handsome Boy ~ Your Love & Caring Knows No Bounds 🐾❤️🐾
Oh I love Alan 🥰🥰🥰
You are an angel , hope he continues to improve he has been through such a lot .🥲
Poor wee man 😿
One of my all time favourite words, when uttered by myself I hasten to add, is GOTCHA.
One GOTCHA moment this morning was when I came across Polly hiding in a wardrobe.
Polly has to go to the vet for a steroid jab from time to time and the time was now.
Her breathing gets very noisy and snorty.
But she’s not keen and much as I try to dissemble she can read my mind even before she spots one of the many open cages strategically placed in most rooms , hidden beside sofas etc.
Fortunately I have a great many cages.
I can sometimes make her better by giving her a little Metacam in food or cream.
But getting her alone would be a whole chapter of a book.
Two nights ago I was bone tired.
I had twice been up and out early and out most of the day to catch the second Es grao cat.
All the time I was out I could only think of my warm bed.
Never mind supper or the fire.
Except Polly was in my bedroom. Snorting loudly.
Louder even than my late husband used to snore.
She went under the bed.
I removed others.
As I opened the door to evict one one or two more would dart in.
I did my flamenco dance around the bedroom, stamping feet.
My ultimate weapon, the vacuum cleaner was upstairs.
I could hear milling in the hall.
I was wide awake by now.
My thoughts were not gentle ones.
Eventually I went to get the vacuum cleaner.
A flow of multi coloured furry bodies darted in.
I left the door open and hoovered.
Finally all were gone.
I went to bed.
Yesterday Polly and I sidled around the sitting room.
She played with me.
Would let me stroke her head and then go under a sofa.
I gave up.
At 12.55 this morning I spotted her in the wardrobe.
Rang the vet. He was just about to sedate a dog but waited for us.
So handy, his clinic is just 3 minutes from my house.
So two jabs and home.
Now stretched out on sofa feeling wonderful.
PS as a young cat Polly had 5 procedures before a prolapse was finally repaired. Perhaps that explains her reluctance when she sees a cat basket. ... See MoreSee Less
At last! I hope it’s both of you stretched out on sofa
Adrian Johnstone , Sharon Johnstone this is Polly who you rescued in Cala Moli all those years ago
You could write a book Janice. Not that you have time, but if you did I would deffo buy it!
I hope Polly is truly grateful !! x💕
The life of devotion to needy 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱
A thank you is always nice to receive and this one is very very special.
Squidge is from the group of 20 cats found in Sullastrar by Sharon Cant.
Thanks to kind people donating they have all been neutered except for a little Tom. We will wait until he’s older.
Elly Woolston and her husband Dave who live nearby have now taken on the day to day feeding of the cats.
And kindly sent me this message from Squidge aka Toulouse.
There has actually never been a better time to donate because a wonderful Swiss Charity , NetAp, is doing a matched funding until 15 April up to the value of 3.000 euros. For every euro we raise they will match it.
This is specifically for spaying and neutering.
If you wish to make a donation to help us achieve this goal please add the keyword Sima.
Sina was a very poorly Siamese who I found in a field when Esther Geisser, the CEO of NetAp was here neutering.
There were many poorly cats in that field. Esther took two to Switzerland and I kept two.
Can you help us ?
We are in full neutering phase at the moment.
This would make such a great difference to us.
We are a UK registered Charity. Cats in Need Menorca No 1161878
There are 3 easy ways to donate.
Via our UK bank account with Barclays.
20 53 77. 13280128
Using our PayPal account
Where it says instructions to seller you can add Sima
And via our Virgin Money Giving Account.
Go to the website virginmoneygiving.com put Cats in Need Menorca in the search space. First of all fundraisers comes up, scroll round the page a little way and you will find us at the head of the charities.
If you are a UK taxpayer and fill in a form for HMRC we can claim 25% in Gift Aid.
Please remember to add the comment SIMA
Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
Have just done another donation via Paypal. Hopefully the SIMA comment was included. When your comment mentioned "a little Tom" it brought back memories of the late "DotTom" as you called him. Still hopeful for an October visit. I have had one vacc (albeit Astra Zenica). Take care. Gx
So here I am in beautiful Es Grao. One of my favourite places.
This is my 8th visit to try and catch a Calico cat.
They are always clever.
Apart from being female she doesn’t look very well.
But like all Calicoes she’s very clever.
I’ve been up at 6 am the last two mornings, but no chance.
And it’s biting cold.
Meanwhile at home Dillon is beside himself.
He’s seen the Catmobile being loaded with milk, sardines, tuna, fish oil, freshly cooked salmon and just now freshly roasted chicken drumsticks.
I’ve left him studying the oven.
This time. I will get her. I will.
I have to. ... See MoreSee Less
Wish I was with you, that's my favourite beach too, it may be chilly with you but its been snowing here. I'd gladly swap.
Aah. It was the cats in Es Grau that led me to you!!
Hope you managed to catch her Janice xxx
Beautiful, give her a menu card.... she'll be trying to catch you. Hope you catch her and there's something leftover for Dillon.
Hope you got her!
Wow, its beautiful there
Love Es Grau
Best place in Menorca ❤️ so many happy days spent there.
And between the same tribe as my late husband would have said!
Mandy and Judy.
I lost. ... See MoreSee Less
I’ve shut Judy in the kitchen for my legs are like pin cushions.
She only had her claws cut on Monday night. But they are like needles.
Now I can hear her in the pan cupboard.
I’ve had a lazy afternoon. Weather too windy for planting out so an afternoon by the fire and some chocolate.
A very captive audience for Judy
In spite of the wonderful fire I think it’s going to be an early night with my book, another Matthew Shardrake. Totally hooked on them.
And the only way to be alone ! ... See MoreSee Less