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Thursday 14th July

A busy time of year indeed...

The sun is at last shining and all is well at Cottage Garden. We are full of beautiful cats, young and old, new and regular, all colours, breeds and characters. As I have a large number of guests at this busy time of year I will jump straight to the residents update.

Alfie – Dear old Alfie with no teeth left he's learning to eat his mashed food without getting too much stuck on the end of his nose. He's not impressed with having medicine twice a day but wandered out in his run today to soak up some of the suns rays.

Thursday 23rd June

Good morning, what a night! Summer storms aside, it's all quiet here at the cattery. On checking the doves this morning I found one chick hatching, obviously having decided to come out of his shell to see what all the noise was about last night!
I hope all you holiday makers are having a better time of it weather wise. 
This weeks update on your loved ones has been prepared by Alfie, Elliott and Daisy who are doing their work experience with us this week and next.  So here we go:
Minx and Mischief- Minx likes to spread out in her bed and pops out every now and again when people are about, Mischief loves to say hello and tell us when its time for some attention.

Sunday 5th June 2016

A busy half term with mixed weather but ending with a stunning day today which I hope you have had a chance to enjoy. 

For those of you who have visited the cattery you may know that my second passion are my thoroughbreds that can be seen keeping the grass down in the paddocks surrounding the cattery and car park.

Yesterday I took the day off as Paddy, our 3-year old, ran in the first race at Epsom. It was Derby Day and to have a runner at such a prestigious meeting was very exciting indeed.

The Queen and Prince Philip were in attendance with the Queen giving the prizes for The Derby for the first time ever.

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Good Evening.

We've had a busy few weeks with many special cats staying with us. We have met some new cats and kittens that we hope will become regular visitors allowing us to share in their lives, whilst at the other end of the scale we have heard of the passing of two regular guests - the forever young Dylan who went to sleep for the last time during his 21st year and the beautiful and unusual 'Red Lady' Tilly who had been suffering from health problems for a little while, both will be sadly missed here at Cottage Garden.


Due to Storm Katie last weekend felling a tree onto the phone wires, we presently have no phone or broadband access. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. It appears this outage is not to be fixed before the middle of next week at the earliest. 
We ARE Open as usual. Please contact us by email or through the contact page of this website. We have diverted the phone lines to a mobile but service in the forest is not always good.
All the cats in our care are fit and well and my blogs shall return when the internet is back up and running.

Monday 7th March

This week I have given Michaela the job of describing what our four legged guests are up to. You can see from the picture of her and Monte that she enjoys spending time with our furry friends. 

Michaela now works here on Saturdays having been our Sunday girl for some time, she also helps out during the school holidays.

Just a quick note from myself first.
Only to say it was lovely to have Edwinas children, Pippin & Peaches, here for a holiday. 

They have certainly grown into fine big cats and are just as cuddly as their mum and Uncle Dylan.

Sunday 21st February

What a half-term! Everywhere has been so busy in the forest and although the weather has not been great, at least it has been mild. The cattery has been buzzing and we thank Bethany for spending half of her holiday here helping out whilst Michaela has been away on a school trip. Our young assistants work very hard making sure all the cats are cuddled and cared for whilst they are with us!
This weeks cats are all well and healthy and a happy bunch indeed. 
We have several pairs in, namely Boris & Mysti, George & Connor, Lady & Chloe, Scraps & Mr Fister, Bert & Willow and Gerry & Poppy.

Valentines 2016

Happy Valentines Day.
I was lucky enough to receive some beautiful roses today and be bought a surprise dinner (if only a takeaway!).
Being half term the cattery is pretty busy and we have had to open two of the garden blocks to accommodate our guests. We as ever have a selection of newbies, regulars and old-timers and so my name-check begins...
Overlooking the Storm Imogen damaged dovecot are Pussyfoot, a change of scenery for our long stay puss, Teasle the tabby and a new boy of Burmese origin, Sam, who has settled in very well and enjoys watching us through his window and having a cudhenever we're in his house.

January 2016

I guess the snow has finally arrived in the ski resorts because the phone has been ringing off the hook this week with last minute bookings! 
We said goodbye to Kirsty, our first work experience placement of this year, on Friday and we wish her all the best in her future career - a very capable young lady in her second year at Sparsholt College. Tomorrow we welcome Sophie, our second placement also from Sparsholt, but a first year student this time. 
Now we may be a cattery, but at times we seem to have a geriatric ward!
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