The Cuddle Crew

A few years ago, it was usual for visitors to the Sanctuary to ask for the Dryer Gang, who hung out in the Single-Wide trailer.  Just inside the door, the lid of the dryer made...
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Flash

I am always amused by the cats who have names that don’t really fit their personalities.  Cuddles, in the front courtyard, needs real caution in being touched, and actual cuddling is out of the question....
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Two Beloved Old Gentlemen

A fine day in the Front Courtyard almost always sees the presence of two aging tuxies, enjoying the sunshine, and hoping for handouts. Sylvester came to us as a full adult. He may have been...
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Revisiting Pen 5

The Sanctuary has been sited here since 1999, and many cats have come under our care in those intervening years. The majority of them have been ferals, and a lot of ferals don’t live long...
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Everybody’s Friend

We are used to thinking of dogs as social animals, and cats as the opposite, and there’s some truth to it. But at base, like all sweeping statements, there are many examples of exactly the...
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Darla

Some feral cats come to us and let us know that we are too terrifying for words – mostly they’re the ferals that end up in Pen 4, where disturbances are minimal.  In their early...
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Tortietude Plus

In the last while, we’ve had a sudden influx of tortoiseshell cats in the Sanctuary. And as anyone who has the honour of being owned by a tortie knows, they are ladies of decided purrrsonality!...
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Tabby beauty

We all have our favourite types, when it comes to cats – as well as our favourite individual cats. Some people favour the ginger ones, or the black ones; some look for the cuddly ones...
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Mercury

Mercury is one of the group we sometimes refer to as the McLeod cats, trapped during the summer of 2019 in a big operation that brought in around 60 adults and kittens. The young kittens...
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All That Jazz

Jazz as a music genre developed from the blues and ragtime more than a century ago and now takes many forms – Afro-Cuban, swing, bebop, Latin… and many others. I think that when the average...
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Front Courtyard Tabbies

Last November, I introduced shy lynx-point Chai on the blog, and mentioned that she came in to us with other cats from a local trapping operation. All of them went to the Adoption Centre, but...
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