Tuesday, March 27, 2012

They are all well ...

the 'upstairs cats' Macc & Ming


the luxury-loving 'downstairs cat' Ratty, formerly a street cat, if you would believe it

and the magnificent Miss Beowulf - Norse Woods - Doyle, in her favourite fruit bowl:  definitely a 'downstairs cat'


I wish I could say that peace reigns supreme and that the er, tensions between Mr Macc and Miss Wolfe were all distant memories, buried by the hatchet of time.  This is not the case.  Even while I was uploading these photos there was another chase, roaring and hair pulling incident:  very tiresome.

The survivors of the mass poisoning are thriving.  We have lost none of the street cats since January.  Tiny Tim has been sort-of adopted by next door and is flourishing on regular meals.  LG is the healthiest I've ever  known her, thanks to not having kittens I surmise, while Helmet (who should be 'Bonnet'), Scout and Skippy are also doing well. 

I must try to get a photo of Seams before she disgorges her current bus load of passengers as she looks quite funny - picture a double-decker on its side but not red and you have an idea of her shape.  If we could have her spayed we would stabilise our population because she is the mother -- the super-successful mother -- of almost all of the street cats.  She is very wily and skittish and I think, impossible to catch:  I have touched her once in the years I've known her.  I am sure it was a momentary aberration when distracted by food.


Here are some of them enjoying breakfast:

clockwise from the top:  Skippy, Tiny Tim and Black Tom




I know that I have been neglecting you all, and my blogs, for the last little while, which I apologise for.  Thanks for your continuing interest in our sagas.  As for me,  I think you can fill in the gaps ...  next week I go in for an experimental treatment which might help.

x

10 comments:

jabblog said...

Beautiful photos of your gorgeous cats. Cats are so photogenic.

Seams will have to travel further afield to satisfy her urges in the future if she can't be caught and neutered.

I'm sorry your problems are ongoing - I hope the treatment will be helpful and not too onerous.

Jenny Woolf said...

It had to be Ratty in that position!

I hope your experimental treatment helps. I'll be thinking of you. Hope we can meet in London someday.

PCat said...

Beautiful cats! Sorry to hear you are not well. Crossing fingers and toes and paws. xx

Penelope said...

Isabel, may life do unto you as you've done for these sleek, satisfied, much-loved creatures. Wishing you all the best for this next phase. xx P

Heidi said...

You have an interesting blog. Your pics are beautiful. I am looking forward to your future postings...Have a great weekend!...Heidi

Elisabeth said...

I've missed you and you lovely cats, Isabel. I hope all's well with the dreaded experimental treatments.

Joan said...

Please may you be better soon...

Raven said...

All your lovely puttums ... Isabel, I do hope that this finds you well. I have missed you (and not been out and about myself). My best to you, Liz

the cuby poet said...

Ratty may have been a street cat but your photo shows her/him? with beauty and poise of a very elegant feline with finesse appropriate to a well brought up cat. I rather like Ratty!

Elisabeth said...

It's been a long time since you've posted here. I hope you're okay and send my best wishes.