|Posted on July 24, 2015 at 4:40 AM||comments ()|
I'm often asked when people first arrive and get out of their cat "Don't you get bored out here". So far I've managed to contain my myrth at this question. Now let me see. I'll give you a normal days routine out here and you tell me if I'm likely to get bored. Crazy, yes. Exhausted, yes. Overworked and underpaid, yes. Bored, you be the judge.
First I attempt to wake up. Normally pretty uns...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:55 AM||comments ()|
Today Lynx went off to her new forever home with a lovely lady who will provide her with a loving and secure home. Lynx has been included into the BVCR seniors for seniors program this time around. Yes I say this time around because Lynx was adopted some years ago to another lovely lady who gave her much love prior to suffering from a stroke 12 months ago. At that time, her son who lives overseas returned to ensure that his mother was well cared for and...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:30 PM||comments ()|
I received a phone call this morning about a small kitten found at a wrecking yard. The little tyke only just has it's eyes open and the poor guy who found it really wanted to get it to safety. So naturally, being the nit that I am, I found myself telling him the address of the shelter so he could bring it over. There really are times when I need to wear a gag, but oh well what's done is done. So here I was, faced with this cute (aren't they all) ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 19, 2014 at 11:05 PM||comments ()|
This is a conversation I had with little Coda as she sat on my lap looking lovingly into my eyes. Remembering the state she was in when I first saw her I felt obliged to let her know the BVCR philosophy. Yes people may say that it's silly, but it's something that myself and all of the BVCR directors and volunteers firmly believe. It went something like this.
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|Posted on October 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM||comments ()|
It amazes me that the cats at the shelter can still amaze me after all these years. I thought I'd experienced pretty much all the different aspects of cat behaviour, but oh how wrong I was.
This is the story of Chubby and Fluffel. They had spent their lives before arriving at the shelter locked away in a room with an ever growing number of other cats none of which were desexed. Males and females running together, fight...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 23, 2013 at 4:25 AM||comments ()|
People often ask why I don't lower the adoption fee. Yes I know that the 2 large rescue organisations often have cats available for $20 and $49. But I guess I have 2 answers to this.
The first is that I'm not looking for fast turnover. What I'm looking for is the "right" home for each cat and kitten. Placing the right cat or kitten in the right home not only secures the future of the cat itself but enhances the lives of it's...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 28, 2012 at 5:55 AM||comments ()|
Oh Kerri my darling what am I going to do with you?. Now as you can see butter wouldn't melt in her mouth. She's so cute and loving and adorable. She's so sweet, so docile, such a darling lap cat. OK that's it. I'm about to roll around the floor in hysterics and at my age that's not a good idea.
Kerri is probably around 8 years old and has been at the shelter for about 2 of those years. She was adopte...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM||comments ()|
Why do we humans insist on putting the word "human" in front of the word emotions? Who decided to do it in the first place? We did!
Yesterday a young cow belonging to my next door neighbour lost her 6 week old calf. She called and called to attract my neighbours attention. When he appeared to investigate she headed off down the paddock. She stopped and turned back every few meters to ensure that he was...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM||comments ()|
You were born all grown up. Your eyes were filled with an unbelievable innocence and trust, th...Read Full Post »