Brisbane Valley Cat Rescue

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Posted on October 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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...

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Posted on January 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (3)

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...

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Posted on August 27, 2011 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Yeah I know, butter wouldn't melt in her cute little mouth.  Well don't you believe it.  Taffy may be quite small for her age, although she still has quite a bit of growing to go at 8 mths, but she has an ego as big as the great outdoors.  I'm just hoping that she's been adopted by the time she

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Posted on June 12, 2011 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (4)

Today we said goodbye to a beautiful little hero.  This is her story.

Little Bucket (front above) was saved when only about 6 weeks old along with her little sister Mop. Their mother, a stray, had left the kittens in a farm shed and the farmer was threatening to shoot them both.  A good samaritan was there at the time visiting and saved the pair and brought them to the shelter where they'd be safe until homes could...

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Posted on June 17, 2010 at 5:42 AM Comments comments (0)

Now little Rastus is only around 14 weeks old and has energy to burn (all the time!!!). The idea of walking anywhere has never crossed his little mind. He's been raised with or by I'm not really sure which two very large dogs (as a look in his photo album in the photo gallery will attest) and one rather mischievous bengal male (oh and one rather doting human Mum as well). All of this may explain why little Rastus believes that he is master of all he suveys. He also seems...

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Posted on June 11, 2010 at 3:23 AM Comments comments (1)

Of a daytime we let our little treasure Scrap run around in the big wide world and when it gets dark we close all the doors and give the little gobble guts dinner and he's inside for the night. However the other night about an hour after we had last seen him- at the food bowl, he was no where in sight, and as we had just been going about our normal nightly life, when we realized he was missing we automatically started to check the fridge and cupboards etc with no luck. D...

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Posted on September 4, 2009 at 4:02 AM Comments comments (2)

Yesterday while my friends and I were visiting with the various occupants of the catteries Possum who is normally asleep or at least relaxing in her own little bed chamber suddenly decided it was time to see what was on the other side of the cattery gate.  Of course, once she actually realised she was on the outside a state of panic set in and she had second thoughts about the wisdom of her decision.  She did a lap around her cattery with Missy threatening to decapitate her when she...

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Posted on April 24, 2009 at 9:23 PM Comments comments (0)

Billy and Bomba (2 Saanen bucks) grew up together roaming free with the herd over 100 acres of mountain side. As kids they were adorable and my constant companions, then they grew up.  Not that the pair of them caused any trouble, they didn't.  It's just that having 2 bucks that are used to roaming free can be a bit of a trial come breeding season.

During most of the year the pair of th...

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Posted on April 15, 2009 at 4:29 AM Comments comments (1)

Animals are amazing because they can teach you something every day.  Take the 2 big bucks I had many years ago.  At that stage I had a large dairy goat herd consisting of both British Alpine and Saanen goats.  The boys were Samson (Saanen) and Zeus (British Alpine).  

Both these boys were big enough that if I got onto their backs my feet wouldn't hit the ground, so you can und...

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Posted on February 26, 2009 at 12:29 AM Comments comments (1)

Years ago I remember looking out the front door during a fierce storm and seeing a small shape huddled at the house yard gate.  I did a quick head count of my own cats at the time and got curious when I realised that they were all safe and sound inside. Naturally curiousity got the best of me and I dashed outside and found a small cat huddled and shaking in the pouring rain. Grabbing up the little refugee I carried him back inside to the warmth of the wood stove. &#...

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