Poor Charlie… he’s had a hard time recently, having to have an operation at the vet during the UK lockdown. We now know how veterinary practices are operating during the coronavirus pandemic and we also learned how to give an angry cat his medication. I remember when the lockdown happened, I looked at Charlie and … Continue reading Taking My Cat to the Vet During the Coronavirus Pandemic
During my first year of cat ownership, Charlie taught me that cat owners really should keep an eye on their cat’s weight. Learn what happened to Charlie when he gained a few too many pounds without me realising and find out how I helped turn him back into a fighting fit feline! Before I adopted … Continue reading Fat cat to fit feline: How I helped my cat to lose weight
Read about Charlie’s dice with death when he managed to steal food that contained onions. One trip to the emergency vet, an overnight stay and several blood tests led to a bill of over £400! On an unsuspecting July evening, we made meatballs for dinner. We served up our food, left the rest of the … Continue reading Our crazy trip to the vet after my cat ate onion
It can be taken for granted that there are plenty of threadbare sofas and carpets across the planet! We all know that cats need to scratch, but why does the little hell raiser insist on scratching the human furniture rather than their scratching post? Once I let Charlie and Socks through the door, I unleashed … Continue reading 6 Top Tips to Stop Your Cat Scratching the Furniture
Three months after we got the cats, we went away on holiday for a week. Being totally honest, I really didn’t want to leave them. The problem was that one of the conditions of me getting cats was that we would still go on holiday. My boyfriend imposed this rule after noticing a trend in … Continue reading This is what happens when you take your cats to the cattery for the first time
Charlie stayed indoors for a few weeks while we decided what to do. We had never suspected that our cat would have issues with a neighbour cat and it was difficult to imagine how Charlie could continue to live on the same street as the Tabby. The best thing we could do was to keep … Continue reading This is why we considered returning our cat to the rescue centre
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