This blog is about my individual experiences while rescuing and re-homing cats for the Sunderland animal rescue charity Animal Krackers. The blog itself, however, does not represent Animal Krackers; it's just me, my sense of humour, and my personal take on things and in that sense, it's about me as much as cats. It it was a film, I'd give it a 12 rating for the occasional mild swear word and strong story.
Monday, 1 April 2013
IAN’S CAT WEEK, FRIDAY 22ND MARCH-THURSDAY 28TH MARCH 2013.
Susan asked me to keep a diary for a week of what I did just to give people an idea of how busy I am (or not) for Animal Krackers.So here it is, with photos.
Emily’s Nursery to buy cat
litter (4*30 litre sacks). Sainsbury’s to buy cat food. Carole’s at Southwick
to deliver the above. Wendy’s vets to collect Jack, a lovely long haired black
and white cat, for re-homing. Ferryfarm Kennels to drop off Jack and talk to
new volunteer cat cuddlers.
and Morrisons to empty their pet food bins.
Sainsburys to empty the pet food bins and then to Susan’s to deliver the dog
food. (Note: since Susan and I split up, I now keep the cat food at my house).
Ferryfarm to photograph all the cats. (See previous post.). Write a blog entry to include the new
photos. Notify Phil so he can put them on the website.
photos to StrayAid for their website. Take donated cat food to Carole.
day when I have no Animal Krackers jobs to do. The next day makes up for it.
to buy cat food which is on special offer and then to Emily’s for litter. After
delivering both to Carole’s I take two cats to Wendy’s for vaccinations and
she tells me her plans for re-organising Carol’s setup. To Susan to tell her
what Wendy said.
In the afternoon I got
to Ferryfarm to meet two people who want to adopt a cat. Only one turns up (because the other wasn't due till Friday and I got the day wrong) but
she takes Jack, a lovely long haired black and white (see above).
To Sainsbury’s to empty
the food bin.
To a garage to have a new passenger side wing mirror fitted.
there, Susan calls me to call in at the shop where a pedigree British short
hair has just been dumped. I end up taking it home where it spends the night
hiding behind the fridge.
This is not the back of my fridge.
is now hiding underneath the settee in my living room. Susan has just called so
I’m now on my way out…
Post Script 1.
Tuppence, called that because he cost £300 (I've seen the web page), is a scaredy cat who runs away from me. when I corner him, however, he purrs as I stroke him. He's also more adventurous as the next photo is of him sharing a settee with me. Given time, I think he'll be as nice as he is pretty.
Post Script 2. Thursday 4th April.
I've just been informed that one of my readers has taken offence at the last couple of sentences -which I've deleted- in which I jokingly stated that I'll be keeping the cat. This is true but what I should have indicated was that I'll happily pay whatever is agreed to be a fair price for him as indeed I would have been asking for more than the regular donation anyway. He's a funny little character and I've grown very fond of him in only a few days.
Post Script 3.
Note to self: stop making jokes in this blog, it's not worth it.