Wednesday, 29 May 2019


Dr Jeremy fought hard for Leo, with steroid injections every month to keep him happy and eating, and not losing weight but on Monday, suddenly he started sicking up phlegm, and drinking a lot, and he stopped eating, having been losing weight over the previous week or so.  we decided that it was time.
He was comfy when the vet came, having eaten a little, and had some milk and some water and a wee.  He was so very light. 
We miss our brave little lion whose life has been so hard.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

I haven't had the heart to post ...

.... because Kelly suddenly developed Kidney Failure just before Christmas and we had to have the vet in to put him to sleep.  We always knew with the privations he had been through that he would not have a long life but we did not think it would be this short.

Leo is still with us, he has had a bladder infection as well as his kidney failure but he is maintaining his weight, and when we had a few brief days of warmth he was enjoying the sun on the windowsill outside while the others went out in the run.  Otherwise life ticks on.  Pixy is a bit more cuddly and a bit less knacky to the others.  And you know it is cold when the cold nose on the back of the neck causes a flinch response to let Tom down the duvet and you realise you have Tom and Cecil down your back and Worrals and Rebel down your front all pretending not to see each other.
last pic of Kelly with Leo and Ace - lucky Simon 

Leo on the penthouse of cat storage

Polly has been cuddling Kelly's brothers

Gypsy has been perching on the heater behind my map storage

Wednesday, 17 October 2018


We still have the 15 of them. For those of you who can't remember that is, in order of age,
Worrals & Rebel
Piper [aka Chuchundra; Kipling fans will get it]

Leo has kidney problems.  He is on medication; he kinda liked the food at first but was put off by the others trying to eat it [it's someone else's and its different so it must be better.]  Being blind he is antsy in a cage so feeding him in the crate is out of the question.  Hoping that with the pills, at least being grain free should help, and we have phased out kibble for all of them so they are on wet food entirely.

When I next download the camera there are some scampi shots. 

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Sorry it's been so long

Ill health including Australian flu and problems with medications have had me very dilatory; haven't even mentioned the two babies who came in November.  Pussy Willow, a grey tabby who had a broken pelvis and so will be expected to have mobility problems, and Hazel Catkin, who was going to another lady who bottled out at the last minute.
All cats are fit and health, but Cecil had to have a lion cut because we couldn't comb him daily during the flu, and he knitted too many bits of cardboard into his fur.  He has been wearing a sweater in the coldest weather.

Hazel Catkin [above] and Pussy Willow [below] when they first arrived

they love to play!
Kelly, Ace, Worrals and Willow in a cuddle puddle

Cecil's sweater

Polly and Piper enjoy the sun

couldn't resist this silly one


It took Worrals a little while to get used to a sweater, but when she did, she loved it

Add captionTom, Leo is on the computer chair behind him, it's his, he assembled it when it came [and duly shredded bits of it]

the amazing three headed cat aka Kelly sits on Ace and Cecil and barely in shot, Worrals and Dora


Ler me see, it's Ace and Piper on cat storage, Rebel IN cat storage, Willow and Hazel on the cushion and Gypsy in pole position on the bed on the wood basket in front of the AGA

Kelly, Polly and Woralls.
Scampi wants you to know that he is hibernating.  He has come down a few times, but is mostly living on a hot waterbottle, re-heated for him twice a day, on my bed.  Pixy hasn't appeared in photos, she's always busy-busy-busy.  I have only a very blurred one of her killing the rotating butterfly.