Warning: Graphic image of wound below. It took us a few weeks to realise that Charlie has two personas. Inside the house, he is the most placid, affectionate and playful cat you could imagine. As soon as he heads through the cat flap though, he becomes ‘Brutus’, the cat who valiantly defends his little garden … Continue reading Cat territory warfare: What happened next?
My boyfriend and I were both keen for the cats to be able to go outside. I knew I’d find it quite difficult and worry a lot, especially as they had been indoor cats. Although all went ok in the end, we did make some mistakes. While the cats were still settling in the house, … Continue reading Buying a catflap and teaching my cat how to use it: This will make you laugh!!!
Food habits While Socks was very cautious around us for the first few days, Charlie would become incredibly affectionate at meal times but would seem quite sulky at other times, taking himself upstairs to sit on the landing alone. My instinct was that he was unhappy and missed his previous owner. I started to suspect … Continue reading This is what happens when you adopt two ‘food crazy’ rescue cats
I slept really badly on the first night we had the cats. It was so hot! I got up halfway through the night and went to the bathroom. At first, I was so sleepy when I opened our bedroom door that I did not realise Charlie was right there as I stepped onto the landing. … Continue reading Finding the purrfect locations for the cat’s possessions
On the day we went to pick up the cats, the weather was absolutely boiling. We were in the middle of a heatwave that appeared likely to continue for several weeks. It certainly wasn’t the most ideal time to be keeping all your windows and doors closed to keep cats inside but I was as … Continue reading Bringing a rescue cat home
You may be wondering, why I chose Cats Protection? I think it stems from my childhood holidays in Devon when my sister and I would always beg to go in the Cats Protection charity shops! There would always be a picture of a black cat somewhere and it would remind me of my cat at … Continue reading Cats Protection Home Assessment and buying all the bits
I have always loved cats. At school, my friends used to tell me that I would be a crazy cat lady one day. To be honest, I hoped I would be! That being said, I had to wait quite a long time to get my cats. My boyfriend and didn’t want to adopt any animals … Continue reading How I rescued a cat from cats protection
Last year, my dreams came true! My boyfriend and I were finally ready to adopt some cats. We adopted a young, black and white cat called Socks, a beautiful, sweet-natured and playful female cat. We also took on Charlie, the cheeky male tabby, who within ten minutes can provide more entertainment and drama than a … Continue reading Why is this blog called ‘Keeping Charlie’?