What A Week!

See what Janice and others at Cats in Need Menorca have been up to. Cat-ch up with the Latest gossip

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On Tuesday morning 3 Little Maids from Menorca set off on an awfully big adventure.
Bella, a 5 month old black kitten, Holly , about 15 months old, grey, and Molly, the grown up at 2 and a half, all went to their Forever homes in Kent, London and Dorset.

As always seeing them off was very emotional, even though I had just been caring for Bella since early August.
Holly has lived with me since last September and Molly part of the year when her parents were in UK. Obviously this year they’ve hardly been here so now Molly is going to Dorset in case of another lockdown.

So no trip to Palma. No flights from Palma.
A totally new experience and I would say it was an excellent one.
Would repeat it any time. And cheaper than flying.

Door to door.
Picked up from my house , Transmediterranea to Barcelona, a six hour crossing.
They stayed in their travel cages in the big kennels provided by the Shipping company.
Not safe to leave them in the vehicle for such a long time because there are usually a lot of refrigerated lorries plugged in.
Ciudadela to Alcudia is a maximum of 90 minutes so that’s safe.

Then by road, with toilet stops to eat, stretch their paws , a little drink.
Finally Eurostar!

They were as good as gold.
And by last night two of them were delivered to their new homes.
Molly has to wait until tomorrow until her owners arrive in UK.

What an adventure.
Thank you so much to Mike Eckstein for looking after them so wonderfully.
A great cat lover himself, they could not have had better treatment.

VIP AND FIRST CLASS.

El martes fue el principio de una gran aventura para tres gatas de Menorca.
Han embarcado para el Reino Unido.
Esta vez en barco, carretera y tren en el túnel!
Dos ya están desde anoche con sus nuevas familias, y Molly está esperando a que lleguen sus papás hoy.
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Janice please can you put your opening times on your gate or some were visible had some one asking if you are still going

Fantastic thanks Mike

Fantástico!!!! Las personas que tienen amor a los animales....son dignas de admirar.... Que bien para estos gatitos!!!!!

😻😻😻

Happy story with exciting new lives that these beautiful cats so deserve 🐈🐾

Loved reading that Janice certainly brought a lump to my throat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😻

What a lovely story to read. So pleased for those cats with there new homes. So pleased everything went ok for you and the cats XXX

How fantastic!!! How long did it all take door to door? What a lovely man xx

How fantastic. A lovely read and happy ending 😺

Fantastic, I know the flights aren't going now but is it also a cheaper route?

Fantastic job ❤

Happy homes 😊😊❤️❤️

Job well done to everyone.

Wonderful.

Jenny Billiemore

Oh how marvellous !! 🤗🥰

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I often wonder what would happen? 
Grandad.   ( yes really) was gnawing my hand yesterday. 

Cielos! Se ha caído la vieja! 
Quien nos va a dar de comer? 

A menudo me pregunto “que harían los gatos en un caso así. 
Ayer Abuelito me estaba “comiendo” la mano.

I often wonder what would happen?
Grandad. ( yes really) was gnawing my hand yesterday.

Cielos! Se ha caído la vieja!
Quien nos va a dar de comer?

A menudo me pregunto “que harían los gatos en un caso así.
Ayer Abuelito me estaba “comiendo” la mano.
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Don’t think about it Janice !! too scary xx

Meet Ana, a precious grey, now about 3 years old. She has two wonderful sons , Toby and Rex. 

Good news , we now have someone driving cats back to the UK. 
3 are leaving in Tuesday. , one of mine , and two I have been caring for. 

Ana , una madre de 3 años k vive conmigo , junto con sus dos hijos.

Meet Ana, a precious grey, now about 3 years old. She has two wonderful sons , Toby and Rex.

Good news , we now have someone driving cats back to the UK.
3 are leaving in Tuesday. , one of mine , and two I have been caring for.

Ana , una madre de 3 años k vive conmigo , junto con sus dos hijos.
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I have a grey and cream rescue cat Sofia from Corfu. There’s no way she’s a gentle soul !! Very intelligent and full of mischief but she’s beautiful xx

Wonderful angel that you are Janice 🐱🐱🐱🐱

Rhona Dinsdale. Does she remind you of Carlos. ?

She is beautiful.

Great news

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Dillon aka Pesky has now left the room. Fed up of being groomed. 
All the cats are doing a huge moult. Never known them do it do much before. Not even in spring. 

Dillon ya se ha ido. Harto de ser peinado. 
La muda nunca ha sido tanto como ahora, ni en primavera. 

#garden cats

Dillon aka Pesky has now left the room. Fed up of being groomed.
All the cats are doing a huge moult. Never known them do it do much before. Not even in spring.

Dillon ya se ha ido. Harto de ser peinado.
La muda nunca ha sido tanto como ahora, ni en primavera.

#garden cats
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You could make a wig out of that 😂😂

Is that another Pussy on the bed?

I got a shedding brush for my cats & it's been excellent for one who has a really dense undercoat. I'm hoping it will reduce hairball sicks for him.

Know What you mean they don't seem to have stopped this year x

You could sell Cat Hair Jumpers 😆😅

He looks very pleased with himself!

Mine arevthe are the same!

Janice, are you open?

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People often say to me that they don’t know how I cope with so much sadness. 

It is sad. All lives matter and there is much sadness but every now and Then there is one whose death is extra hard to cope with. 

The worse thing is to collect a poorly cat and it has to be put to sleep straight away. 

But just now I have cuddled Dougal as he went to sleep for the last time. 
Just 4 months in my life. 

Seems so much longer. 

4 months of looking out for him,  caring for him, giving him his medication. Extra nice food. Lots and lots of cuddles. 

He followed me everywhere, if he was awake he was at my side. 

And now he’s gone. Kidney failure. 
He went down very quickly. 

He was still following me everywhere. Tottering. 

We went for a walk round the garden just before I called the vet. 

He stopped eating yesterday and this afternoon he couldn’t drink. 
It was time. 

I held it together but as I came out of the Vets the Church bells started, it seemed so apt. 

One of the nicest cats I have known. 
Sleep tight Dougal. I wish we had had longer together. 

Muchas veces la gente me dicen que no saben como soporto tanta tristeza y la verdad es k siempre es triste cuando tenemos de despedirnos de un gato pero hay veces k es muy fuerte y hoy ha sido muy emocionante. 

A penas hace 4 meses que Dougal vivís conmigo. 

Necesitaba mucho cuidado pero era un gran gato. 

Le echaré mucho de menos.

People often say to me that they don’t know how I cope with so much sadness.

It is sad. All lives matter and there is much sadness but every now and Then there is one whose death is extra hard to cope with.

The worse thing is to collect a poorly cat and it has to be put to sleep straight away.

But just now I have cuddled Dougal as he went to sleep for the last time.
Just 4 months in my life.

Seems so much longer.

4 months of looking out for him, caring for him, giving him his medication. Extra nice food. Lots and lots of cuddles.

He followed me everywhere, if he was awake he was at my side.

And now he’s gone. Kidney failure.
He went down very quickly.

He was still following me everywhere. Tottering.

We went for a walk round the garden just before I called the vet.

He stopped eating yesterday and this afternoon he couldn’t drink.
It was time.

I held it together but as I came out of the Vets the Church bells started, it seemed so apt.

One of the nicest cats I have known.
Sleep tight Dougal. I wish we had had longer together.

Muchas veces la gente me dicen que no saben como soporto tanta tristeza y la verdad es k siempre es triste cuando tenemos de despedirnos de un gato pero hay veces k es muy fuerte y hoy ha sido muy emocionante.

A penas hace 4 meses que Dougal vivís conmigo.

Necesitaba mucho cuidado pero era un gran gato.

Le echaré mucho de menos.
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So sorry to hear. Every once. In a while a special one comes along but they come to you for a reason as god knows that they will be loved and cared for by you 🙏🙏🙏

Run free, precious Dougal. No more pain. So glad you were loved so much. So sorry, Janice... A big hug for you 🌺🌺🌺

So sorry for your loss.💖 At least he has known your love and that is so wonderful. You were his angel and he'll wait for you on Rainbow Bridge. Run free Dougal. God Bless you both.💖💖💖x

So heartbreaking but he got to know how it felt to be loved and cared for. 🙏 Thank you x

Sending love and hugs Janice, so sorry for your loss of Dougal. You loved him and he was secure and happy with you. XX thank you.

Love you Janice for bringing joy and love into this little soul's short life. Look after yourself. You are a unique special and selfless human being who I have always admired. Much love xx

So sorry Janice. 💜 When I got my big beautiful old diabetic Noel from the rescue here, I had the choice of him or a young black Dougal but we chose old Noel for reasons I can’t explain! Again, I can’t explain but I feel your pain 💜

I'm glad he had you to provide care and cuddles for his last four months. ♥️

So sad to hear this news Janice,you r such a kind lady. He knew he was looked after Xxxx

Very sad, but he had your affection for the end of his life, that’s important xx

I'm sure they were the best months ever.x thank you for caring so much.x

Sending you lots of love Janice. I am still so thankful for everything you did for little cat, Badger and Granny Mercadal. Xx

Same thing with my lovely Smokey, my heart breaks for you! 😍🙏🏻

So sorry Janice. As others have said, he was so lucky to have had so much love and cuddles for the last 4 months from you. 😥

Big hugs to you Janice, Dougal had a lovely time with you. ❤

He was beautiful and loved the care you gave him 💙💙🐾

What a remarkable job you do 😻 every kitty who you help is a very lucky one . This is very sad but at least he knew love x

Gorgeous cat and he was loved xxx❤️🐾

So sorry Janice for another loss 💕💕💕

Sending love 💔

So sorry for your loss Janice, RIP Dougal 😿🌈 you were loved xx

You are their guardian angel..

So sorry. You do an amazing job. X

Your both beautiful, thankyou for loving him xx

And didn’t you look after him . Xx

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Done  it again. 
I always fall for the same type. 
The strong old street Tom cat , always so noble, often gentle, been there , done it, got the scars. 
This one is from Punta Prima. 
Yesterday he scoffed nearly a whole large tin of food. 
There are 7 or 8 young cats there, this years kittens. 
That was a shame. We were hoping to have a kitten free year. 
As soon as we have enough money Tom will be heading for the snip. 
Caught two females there over the last two nights. 
At the vets today, being spayed. 
Catching the second female was quite difficult. 

They don’t come out until 10 at night.

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Done it again.
I always fall for the same type.
The strong old street Tom cat , always so noble, often gentle, been there , done it, got the scars.
This one is from Punta Prima.
Yesterday he scoffed nearly a whole large tin of food.
There are 7 or 8 young cats there, this years kittens.
That was a shame. We were hoping to have a kitten free year.
As soon as we have enough money Tom will be heading for the snip.
Caught two females there over the last two nights.
At the vets today, being spayed.
Catching the second female was quite difficult.

They don’t come out until 10 at night.

#Punta Prima
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Ah poor boy, he looks sad. I miss our trip to Punta Prima this year. Tried to get there twice but cancelled both times☹️ Have you been having to go over to feed the cats by the Xaloc Playa this year If there are not many tourist there, not sure if the hotel is still open or is Rosanna been feeding them? 😿

He looks like he’s had more than enough of street life! I hope he finds a loving home ❤️

You deserve recognition for all your hard feline commitment..

He's a wild boy by the look of him. He's lucky you have fallen for him. Xxx

I remember seeing this big lad when we were on hols 😢

Por favor.....Antes habia traduccion ahora no ... Porque...?

Walked there last Sunday and the hotel was open

He looks so sad I wish I could take him in.😪

He is gorgeous x

If you catch Tom, I'll pay for it xx

Those old tomcats just melt my heart!

My sweet gordy!!!!

Yo lo veo con traducción 👍👍👍

What a handsome chap

How much does it cost to castrate him? X

Janice Bockling I’ve just put £100 in your UK Bank Account. xx

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You can look, but don’t touch. 

Hamish , our little cat , who just doesn’t grow. 
He has a little stumpy tail and bright button eyes. Smiles a lot. 

Hamish dice “ me puedes mirar pero no me toques. 
Parece un gatito pero tiene ya año y medio. 
No crece. 

#garden cats.

You can look, but don’t touch.

Hamish , our little cat , who just doesn’t grow.
He has a little stumpy tail and bright button eyes. Smiles a lot.

Hamish dice “ me puedes mirar pero no me toques.
Parece un gatito pero tiene ya año y medio.
No crece.

#garden cats.
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Beautiful 🧡

What a sweetie x

❤️❤️

Kelsang Samsang

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