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Christmas Sunday 27th December 2015

I hope you all had a super Christmas and Boxing Day and are enjoying the additional two days of holiday. The weather although dull at times has been so mild, allowing our guests to use their outside runs more than usual for this time of year. 
We have some real characters in at the moment. Our guests are made up of many regulars with a sprinkling of newbies this holiday-time.
With the exception of half a dozen, all the cats in presently are good old fashioned Domestic Short Hairs, a mixture of Gingers, Blacks, Tabbies and Torties in all shapes and sizes and varying in ages from kittens up to the late teens!

December 13th 2015

Christmas is coming.... faster than I'd like if I'm honest! Such a busy time of year...
This weekend seems to be the calm before the storm so to speak. Only a few residents to fuss over today:
Smartie is welcoming visitors by the main entrance, whilst her neighbour Carlo the Persian has recovered from some travel sickness on arrival and is now doing fine. Isla finally gets to move into her new home this week whilst Spike the Siamese is here for a short weekend break this time. 
We welcomed a new guest yesterday in the shape of Simba the Ragdoll who although a little unsure at first is enjoying cuddles and attention and slowly coming out of his shell.

29th November 2015

Well winter is well and truly here, gales, rain and a cold chill in the air and so it is no surprise that many of my clients have decided to take a break or two to sunnier climes.
November is usually a quiet month when my girls catch up on their time off after a busy summer but not this November - busy, busy, busy it seems...
This weekend we have had 21 guests staying, to put this in perspective, this time last year we had 9!
So here is the update on our current guests...
Black & white Dillon is by the entrance this week, next to Tabby & white Shelby who is here alone this visit.

October 15 2015

Things learnt this month - if you do not press the save button your two and a a half hour - half term blog will disappear into hyperspace and never be seen again... so many apologies for the cyber-silence but I believed I had posted what I believed to be one of my best and most detailed posts only to find out in fact it had been deleted!!! Strangely I temporarily lost the will to blog when I realised what had happened but I have now bounced back so here we go...

This weekend I hope has seen the last of the firework season, it thankfully is never too bad here but last night the wind direction brought some noise from the Hordle direction, thankfully not for too long though.

Sunday 18th October 2015

Another lovely week has gone by with a variety of guests both new and old. Currently we have thirty guests staying, all of whom seem contented and settled in. Some are with us for a few days whilst others for a number of weeks - so those kind souls who regularly read my updates will recognise some of the names I'm sure.
In the family block we have Jet & Tilly who after a few nights at home have come back for a longer stay with no fuss this time. (Tilly can get a little territorial around other cats and likes to let Jet know who's in charge even though these days the 'baby' is somewhat bigger than her.

Sunday October 4th

Once again I am lucky enough to be looking after a large variety of cats this weekend. From a family of three, namely Maybelle, Coco and Alfie each of whom is a different breed to the Maine Coon siblings Phoebe & Jackson, from Jet & Tilly (Black Burmese & Silver Burmilla) to Busta & Missy the Bengals to Indy the Burmilla and Frankie the Tiffanie who just wants his tummy tickled all day.
We of course have a couple of Siamese in as well as our more usual Domestic Shorthairs and Longhairs.

September 25th

Quick update. 
All cats staying at the moment are fit and healthy and doing fine. Apologies for lack of Blog during the last couple of weeks but it's a very busy month for me so will be back blogging in earnest in October. Aly


9th September 2015

FINALLY a chance to update my guests families on how they're doing. Well let's start from the Dove End of the cattery.
We have two new brothers first, Kenzo and Marley who settled right in and are enjoying their vantage point and doing everything two happy cats should. 
We have a few oldies in at this time of year, including Tigger who spends most of his time asleep under his heatlamp but has been enjoying the beautiful sunshine we've had this week. Charlie, another ginger oldie has had a trip to the vets, just to be on the safe side, as he looked a little under the weather yesterday.

Thursday 20th August

And today we have a breather - 
We have had an influx of new cats and kittens over the past couple of weeks that have certainly kept me on my toes. Getting to know them all has been an enjoyable challenge. Most are now back home after their holidays but more newbies arrive daily. Today we welcomed Pumpkin & Scratch and Luna, Jack, Daisy and after a struggle their friend Jimmy Chui (he was playing hard to get). Yesterday Sasha arrived and on Tuesday Garfield. Monday brought us Oscar and Curtis & Wolfie.

Saturday 8th August

Another beautiful sunny day, the cats all out on their shelves soaking up the rays, the birds in their cote shading from the sun, the fish basking in the pond and the horses grazing peacefully in the paddocks beyond. It's at times like this I appreciate how lucky I am to have such a super job.
Fifi the black long hair is watching other guests arrive from her window, Hazel is sunbathing whilst waiting for her lift home, Baboushka is enjoying the sunshine reclining on her outside shelf and Mitzi & Smudge are having an afternoon snooze.
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