Thursday, September 29, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - an update

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Hi guys

I know I have not posted much about the big kitty rescue we did here in WA and I am sorry about that as many of you gave us donations and support and wanted to know how things went. I stopped posting here and on other sites as sadly I got a lawyers letter about my online postings. My assoc also got a lawyers letter about me asking for my expulsion. My assoc determined there was not grounds to expel me at our meeting last week. Unfortunately as soon as the lawyers got involved we lost momentum and the adoptions just stopped.

With the help of some great people we have managed to find homes for all but four of the 23 cats. One shy girl had to be pts. It is a bit heartbreaking as she was healthy and the only reason was that she was so timid and so scared that she was unlikely to ever be able to find a home as a pet. She was in foster care and we had no room to take her and could find no one willing to rehabilitate her. I cried buckets when I found out. I still cry now.

We think we still have her two brothers with me and her fluffy sister with Carole. They are painfully shy but showing potential. Daisy is with Carole and is the sweetest tabby semi longhair. She is hesitant with people patting her but will chat with you while you watch tv from her big secure pen. She shows signs of wanting to play with the other cats. A quiet home with someone who is home a lot is all she needs to come out of her shell.

Sue has Bertha the big beefy tabby girl who looks a bit like an exotic. She is not great at using her litter tray but Sue has been so patient and retrained her. She is accepting pats and comes out to greet Sue in the mornings. She would make a great big crabby but lovable pet for the right home.

Then there is the tabby boys. Oh my god the poop! They still have the runs but I now think they have camphylobactor so I am giving them the strawberry flavored antibiotics for that and hoping it clears up. They are in my laundry. I have had them about four weeks and have only been able to touch them in the last week. One is very aggressive from fear and one is virtually paralyzed with fear. The aggressive one has calmed down so much and no longer strikes out hard. He will still slap and nip but only lightly. I pat him when he is eating mostly but today he came up to me looking for pats and accepting rubs and scritches. I am soooo happy!!! I now know he can be a pet. It is a miracle. He is called Mr Tabbyaskis and his brother is Shyby dont ask why as I have no clue. It just ended up that way lol.

His brother will always be shy but I can stroke him a little and if they go together then Mr Tabbyaskis can be the main pet and Shyby can be company for him. They love to snuggle up. I am hoping to get them homes in a few weeks once the poop is gone but before we have our first litter for the season. Daisy and Bertha need homes now so they are the main priority.

So that is the news! Thanks again to everyone that helped.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mia looking plump

Mia looks great. She lives with Damien's mum and dad and is very spoilt.

Does her bum look big in this?

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Phoebe and Sophie growing up

The girls are getting big. They will be going to the uk in January.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Sassy relaxing

She loves to snooze!

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Theodore turns one

This is Theodore. He has just turned one. He lives with his pal Winnie.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Isnt Teddy a handsome boy

This is Edward who was the first solid cinnamon British Shorthair born in Australia.  Isnt he growing up to be a handsome boy.  He lives with Ron, Amanda and Callum plus his cousins Percy and Henry. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

PJ loves to snooze

His mummy said he likes to sleep in a circle.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs


Georgie and Sassy have some new mice. Their daddy bought them a pack of five and they are having so much funny. Here is Georgie about to pounce.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - A purr has never sounded so sweet

The crabby tabby purred last night!! It was only for a short moment but he had retreated to his box and settled in then purred. It was almost like he was thinking oh, I havent done that in ages. I hope he does it again soon.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - The Tabby Boys

The boys have been moved into the laundry so we can move along the socialisation process. They are mostly in their box but I hear them playing and moving around. The hissy boy sings at night too.

This is the first time I have seen them relaxed. They stayed like this a little while before running to the box.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Friday, September 9, 2011

Rosie has retired

Our lovely girl Rosie was desexed yesterday. She didn't get pregnant to Jackie plus she had a mild infection so we decided it was time. She coped really well and is resting quietly. I am very proud of her.

Here she is at the vets.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Monday, September 5, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - Bertha has been desexed

Big beefy Bertha has been desexed now.  She is allowing pats and scritches and is much less crabby but she still has the runs really bad.  We have had an issue with all the scared cats as we cant pill them and that is what they need to get the antibiotics into them.  Sue is going to try the Iams Hairball which often helps and a few other things that we can do with food and water.  Let's hope it gets resolved soon so she can start looking for a new home. 

Suzy was not happy I gave her rosettes away!

Last time we went to a Southern & Siamese show Suzy wont best Group 3 cat, best Group 3 exhibit and supreme. I kept her supreme rosette but put the rest back in with the ones we ordered for the show on the weekend. Well she was not happy about my recycling and went out and won them both back again.  Then she decided to teach me a lesson and got herself a SUPREME trophy too!! So two supremes for her this year now. I am so proud. Both times over 100 cats. I am thrilled.

The judge from the US kept calling her "the old girl" as she is six and a bit now. I laughed as she is still my baby from my first litter and seems like a kitten to me. :)