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11 Weeks

12th February 2017

It’s now 11 weeks since Poppy came into our lives and on the whole things are good as we’ve all slipped into a routine. In the beginning she panicked if she thought I was trying to shut her in, now she panics if she thinks I’m going to shut her out, which has to be a sign of progress.There are however one or two unresolved issues.

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10 Things

19th January 2017

Poppy’s not the first cat I’ve tried to bring in from the cold, (apologies to Deric Longden) 20+ years ago there was Jackson and more recently Leonard. I was successful both times with these boys and they each lived out their remaining years in love and comfort.

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Poppy’s Story

7th January 2017

So there we were 3 days before Xmas trying to decide on a name for our new friend when the phone rang. The lady said she was calling in response to my advert in the Post Office about a lost black cat. She said it sounded like her mum’s cat, Poppy.

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A New Year, A New Beginning?

1st January 2017

It was Sunday November 27th, just over 3 weeks since we had lost Leonard and we were still suffering. Neither Peter nor I were ready to take on another cat so soon after his passing, indeed we had even discussed, albeit briefly, the notion of never having a cat again given our grief and proximity to a busy road.

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In Memory Of Leonard

10th November 2016

It’s now a week since Leonard passed away and we’re still trying to come to terms with losing him. Here I take a look back on Leonard’s life.

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Taking A Urine Sample From A Cat

24th June 2014

Have you ever tried taking a urine sample from a cat? No, I hadn’t either until yesterday.

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Leonard Has A Friend

9th January 2014

Well, I say ‘friend’, perhaps ‘tolerated acquaintance’ might be nearer the mark. But considering they were bitter enemies a few weeks ago, I’d call that progress.

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New Surroundings

8th October 2013

Having successfully settled Leonard into his new home, the next stage was to introduce him to the outdoors. The principal is much the same, except now the place he feels safe is the new house, not a room within it.

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Moving House With A Cat

26th September 2013

Moving house with a cat can be tricky enough at the best of times, but here we were planning to move house with Leonard, who had spent the majority of his adult life (according to the vet about 10 years) living rough, had been with us less than 12 months, and still spent his nights outdoors, albeit with access to our outhouse.

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Spacial Awareness

18th January 2013

‘Spacial Awareness’ is defined as the recognition of the distance between objects. More specifically to a person’s ability to judge where they are in relation to the objects around them. Leonard does not have ‘Spacial Awareness’.

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