HERE ARE SOME OF THE CATS WHO HAVE FOUND LOVELY NEW HOMES
I've been thinking about sending you an update on our Kimi but just never got round to it till now. She is doing very well and her character is really shining through. She is learning to play like a 5 year old cat should. She loves helping me make the bed and then runs from corner to corner of the bed in excitement. She has her own ribbon which is kept on the coffee table in the lounge. Every night without fail, she brings this ribbon through to the bedroom in her mouth meowing as she drops it for us. She has become quite mischievous too and if she thinks a pen or anything really doesn't belong on a table or the bed, she thinks nothing of using her paw to simply to pop it off onto the floor. She loves sleeping on our bed and she and Mack are fabulous sleeping buddies. Grant says it's got to the point that you have to book your place in bed early at night otherwise you get whatever space is left which isn't much. Two adults and two cats on one bed can be quite challenging! She still will only drink water from the tap! Every afternoon you will see her and Mack at the window waiting for us to come home. How they know timings I just don't know, but they are always there as we drive into our parking.
We just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how Smokey was getting on. We got him from you in early March. He has settled in so well and is such a character. He loves cuddles and will sleep on the bed all night stretched out. We both say he is unlike any other cat we have known. He will go out in the evening but be out for an hour and then come back- that's it, he doesn't want to go out again after that! He also hates rain we have discovered in quite a comedy fashion. If he is out and it starts to rain he will immediately come bounding in and squeaking as he doesn't miaow at all. All our neighbours love him and he is straight onto a lap if anyone comes to visit. Sadly our older cat Seamus died quite suddenly in July so we are so happy we got Smokey when we did, he seems quite contented being an only cat.
We wanted to share some photos of our wonderful little man who we adopted with the name Bobby and renamed Schumi (as in Michael Schumacher!). He's such an adorable little man, so cute, playful, affectionate and entertaining. I hope the attached photos do him proud. Thank you so much for pairing him with us.
MINTY & MONTY
I know you like to get updates sometimes about your former fosterees, and since a miracle just happened here I thought you'd like a photo. Minty (formerly Nala) and Monty get on fine most of the time, but they don't normally share space like this - the fact that my husband is at the other end of the sofa is even more extraordinary, as they usually sit on whichever chairs or sofas we aren't on. Since I retreated having taken this photo they are now both taking a nap! They remain fairly aloof cats as cats go - certainly not lap cats! - but have relaxed hugely and appear to enjoy being with us as much as we enjoy having them here. Thank you all!
KHALEESI & AKIRA
We adopted two awesome cats in June and named them Khaleesi & Akira. They both have different characters, Khaleesi is a bit moody, if she wants a cuddle or attention it's on her terms. Akira is much more pliable, in fact she is more like a dog than a cat, following you everywhere you go to make sure she knows what's happening all the time. They are both brilliant and such loving girls, my wife and I couldn't be more pleased with them.
We are so happy to have found such a lovely boy! Socks is so friendly and loving and enjoys having lots of cuddles. Socks enjoys sleeping on my bed and comes up to headbutt my face when he wants to be stroked. He enjoys his belly being rubbed and talking to me. He has brought so much joy and happiness to our family and we couldn't see our home without him. He is just the best cat and I am so happy words just cannot describe how much I care for him! Thank you to Cats Protection for looking after him. Socks is now with his forever family.
CHICKPEA (aka Anna)
Chickpea has settled in wonderfully well. She loves all our freinds and the feeling is mutual, she is so playful and engaging. She has a lovely balance between engaging with us and enjoying her own company curled up on a chair or bed somewhere. Most particularly she has discovered the delights of the outside world. She never goes far but enjoys chasing the local wildlife and is intrigued by the birds and squirrels.
Honey has settled in beautifuly and has developed her own routine for each day.
Here are some pictures of recently adopted Suzy. Suzy loves the garden and her toys although she keeps hiding them so we buy more. We love her and she is a beautiful girl.
HARRY AND OSCAR
Harry & Oscar have settled in really well and the whole family have fallen in love with them. They are very sociable naughty boys!
Timmy settled into his new home right away! He is adorable, chatty and very affectionate, he follows us everywhere. Timmy's very first experience of the garden was lovely to see, he rushed about the garden smelling all the flowers (and sneezing each time afterwards). Once Tim had a taste of the great outdoors he got a bit paranoid about being inside when the door was closed until he got the hang of the cat flap which has his own personal door in the wall with steps. Thanks so much for Tim he is very special.
We have had Peter the cat for a year now and he is wonderful. It took him months to feel brave enough to leave his safe room but he is now a happy member of the family. He even insists on oming on walks with Rolo the dog! Thank you for all your hard work and finding us the perfect addition to our family.
Just to let you know that Poppy has settled in beautifully. She is a very loving and affectionate friend and it really feels like she belongs here and is happy. Poppy enjoys spending time outside although she won't use the cat flap so the door stay ajar most of the time. She wakes me every morning by leaping on the bed and taking me to her food jar. I spend quality time with her, brushing her silky coat and relishing cuddles when she sits on my lap. Poppy has changed my life and I am so pleased I adopted her.
I lost a very dear cat recently and the house was empty, we found Paddy online at Cats Protection, arranged to adopt him and brought him home. He immediately wanted to explore the whole house and took over. He is so sensible which is an advantage of an older cat. He is not a cuddly cat but sits beside us talking and wanting to be stroked. He loves children and is an absolute joy for us. We are so glad we adopted a mature cat with an independent personality, the house is now full again but in a different enjoyable way.
Bibi who we adopted in April is settling in nicely and making herself at home. From the first day with us she jumped up on my lap, she is very affectionate and enjoying her new home and garden.
KING LOUIE V (aka Tommy)
Louie has settled in extremely well and is a great little character. As expected Louie has needed time and patience but is now enjoying the attention and loves my two children when they visit. I am glad I had the opportunity to adopt Louie and give him a forever home.
LIGHTNING AND PRANCER
Lightning and Prancer are a sheer delight to us every day. We are so delighted to have become their new parents and grateful to Cats Protection for enabling that process. The cats are dedicated to each other and still often sleep curled up together. Keep up your good work, you are bringing joy to cats and people every day.
Here's an update on Sky, who we adopted around 2 months ago. She had a very shy first few weeks, with her barely coming out from a little safe space under the sofa in our spare room. We persevered though, and now she is turning into the most affectionate and playful cat. She loves a stroke (and a game) and isn't shy about letting us know when she wants attention! She also has the loudest purr we've ever heard! Thank you Cats Protection for matching her with us - we're so happy to have her in our home.