Friday, 2 December 2016


It's been an interesting month, mostly involved in fund raising for our kittens from Cyprus but also watching Saffron's lump grow.  It's now hairless and ugly and she scratched it and made it bleed.  However she's still enjoying cuddles and purrs up a storm, and she loves to share anything we are eating.   The other cats are a bit wary of the kittens but getting used to them.  Kelly does not appreciate having to have his bottom washed, and having his ears done; Piper doesn't like having his ears done, and has a fear of men, which he is overcoming.  He's still nervous but puts up with cuddles.  Ace is uncomplicated.   He's like Gypsy, unaware there is any position for a tail to be held other than straight up as a flag saying 'Happiness is at home here'.  I love watching them subside into sleep as a cuddle puddle. 
Note the new 'cat storage' tower which has 3 apartments and a penthouse.  Despite it being Cecil on top of the first, this really belongs to Saffron most or the time, when boys aren't playing two and a half musketeers 
 We still have the crate for the kitties overnight, I can't face the idea of losing Piper under furniture until he's brave enough to come when called.
Cecil and Gypsy 

Saffron is in the last so I'll do her next

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Safely Home!

After some trials and tribulations, the rubbish tip three are now home!  only a few pics as yet, because I've been more interested in settling them in than in photographing them.

In the cage, this is where they will sleep for a while

Kelly quickly found a tinkly ball

Ace has found the bed by the stove, sorry about the drying rack 

Kelly is mummy's boy and has been helping me type as well 
Piper is very, very shy and I'm not going to chase him with the camera until he's more confident.  He's taken up residence in the cat-storing tower

Friday, 28 October 2016

so we have the Rubbish Tip Three...

... three disabled kittens from Cyprus who are coming to safety in England 

two are missing an eye each, and tabby is missing his gangrenous tail.  They were found on a rubbish tip crawling with vermin, and disease and rotting gently.   and yes, I'm raising funds ...
for the rubbish tip 3
These pics are with their foster, Cynthia, in Paphos when they are looking much more healthy.

And here are some random gratuitous pics of the others

the Pharaoh of Phluff

Outside is cancelled due to lack of sunshine

Rebel Golden-Eyes, princess of the chair

Saffron doesn't often let me get the camera up close and personal

you wouldn't believe the amount of purr coming out of Rosie when Worrals was giving her a good wash

I got a new clothes drying rack, Linnie says it's a cat warming rack

Linnie, like Worrals, believes in washing anyone he can find.

"And you wanted what, that you disturb my magnificence?"

sat on here I was and my brother plonked himself down beside me and went to sleep

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Saffron and the gang, overdue update

Saffron's lump came back so quickly, and the vet told us that it was not in a good place.  If it had been on her hip, removing the leg to get rid of it all would have been an option, but that as it was, they could not cut it out.  We were advised that these type of sarcomas cause no pain, but if she found it uncomfortable when it got really big we could look at pain killers, and otherwise pamper her for as long as she has. 
She has three lumps now which have grown pretty big, but she doesn't seem to notice. She sleeps on her left side as well as her right so they plainly don't trouble her.  She washes them as well as the rest of her, and she's back to her cuddly self.  Here are some gratuitous pictures of Saffron.

with Linnie

with Cecil

with Rosie.  the lump is plainly visible in this one. 

So what else is happening?  well the run is a hit, but I wish they wouldn't roll on the snack grass and kill it and then dig up and poop in the compost.  We've been outside with people on leads as often as we can, and Leo, who hates things going over his head has declared he is trustworthy without a lead.  He isn't that fast a mover, but he is now exploring all the garden and enjoying himself no end.  He has learned to go to the door and yell, but it doesn't always make the slaves obey.

Rebel likes the old rocking chair
Toddles ate right up to the end of September, he's now safely tucked away for the winter
I love this one of Dora
Worrals believes in comfort

and another one of Leo just because.  He's on the lead here, an earlier pic, but a nice one of him
So who isn't pictured?  Gypsy!  here's one of Gypsy with the butterfly toy we bought them [which Worrals nabbed, ran off with and broke a little bit in about 3 seconds!]  Note the shredded cardboard on the floor, from one of those perennially favoured toys, a box.
Onyx is a little elusive, but he has been coming downstairs, especially after we lit the stove
Scampi and Leila are not keen on photos.  However, Scampi sleeps all night on Simon, and Leila has been being brought down and is starting to accept having new territory.  She's still an ailurophobe though.