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We recently received a photo of Checkers playing with his favourite toy, a catnip ball his owners got from us when he was adopted 3 years ago.  They say that he brings the family so much joy and is an amazing companion animal for their son when he feels anxious.

Update on Solo!!

We often say that the cats that are with us for some time are waiting for their owner and Solo was one such cat.

His owner has contacted us saying it has been a year since they were fortunate enough to have him come into their lives.  From the moment he arrived he was as chilled as could be.  His tower got relegated to the outdoors where he occasionally observes passers by.  They live next to a paddock and Solo spends a good part of his day there just watching and waiting.  He is averaging 2-3 mice a week which he proudly brings to them!  Towards the end of last year he started losing weight and a trip to the vet uncovered a thyroid problem.  A week at the vet and a round of radiation treatment saw him back as good as new.  Solo was at the cattery for 14 months before they took him and they say that they are so grateful that we don’t give up on these old cats when they are not the chosen ones.  If anyone knew what a gorgeous nature Solo has they are sure they would have wished they had taken him!!  As for them, they say that they struck the jackpot.  He laps up every ounce of love there is and there is plenty.

We could not have asked for a better home for Solo and are so pleased for the ol’boy! 

Update on Poppy!

Poppy was adopted a year ago and her owner says that she has grown into a beautiful cat. She is a real hunter and brings everything home for them to see and she will eat anything that moves so the house is spider free!  She chatters to the birds and loves playing fetch with the daughter of the house and waits for her to get home from school.  Poppy spends most days outside and has no interest in the cat door so stays inside all night on the bed.  She is very vocal and voices her opinion about everything!  She is one very spoilt cat. 

Queen Vanessa

If you visited our old cattery in recent years, chances are you met Vanessa (and were warned not to fall for her “pat my tummy” trick…)

With stage two of our rebuild ready to commence soon, our tenant vacated the house earlier this year and decided to adopt Vanessa as well!  Here is an update from Vanessa:

“Greetings to my previous slaves at cpl.  My new kingdom is most satisfactory and I have made quick work of any invading cats that are unaware of my status as supreme ruler – I even hit one so hard that I bounced off!

I made myself at home rather quickly and enjoy sleeping in the sun on my wooden box and glaring inside at that black and white fool, Snuggles.  I know she adores me, but I make her work for it.  At night I retire to my chambers and sleep on a private electric blanket – as befitting my royal status.

Recently there has been a guest in my kingdom.  A lost ginger commoner called Banjo. As he was in dire need I allowed him temporary use of my kingdom although I did have to constantly remind him that one does not like to be touched!  Suddenly all of my royal subjects from across the neighborhood, assembled on my fence tops to pay tribute to my generous nature.. The human slaves have dared suggest that this is my comeuppance for enforcing my rule on cattery cats, but I know they come to worship me.  Squire Banjo has now left for the cattery and I will not admit that I miss him.

I trust that my former slaves are well, and that they have not forgotten just who is really the boss.”

Working on my dance moves

Sunning my forbidden tummy

Squire Banjo and I enjoying our dinner