27/10/10: The last week things have continued to be very busy for me, and for Erika who is now looking after 12 foster kittens! I am trying not to take responsibility for too many more cats, as I now have 29 in foster care!
We desperately need to transport some of them to Germany and with the recent changes at the dog protectora, alternative arrangements to their van drive are needed in the short-term. In the last week we have therefore been making plans to drive cats from AlStrays, PAWs and Almeria to the French border, to meet our German girls halfway.
All was arranged for this weekend but we are now waiting to see the latest effects of the strike action in France, as to whether petrol supplies will be a problem driving through France.
We do have Cony flying in from Munich on November 4th, and Kerstin looking at flights for the end of November, but driving is also a must in the next week to 10 days. In the meantime we must hold on, and manage all these foster cats as best we can. Thankyou again to my foster Mums, and especially to those emergency ones (cajoled friends) who don’t normally have cats, and are finding it quite inconvenient. I really appreciate it and hopefully it won’t be for much longer.
Last Thursday I took cats to Miguel’s clinic in Almeria for the first time, since for now he is not working at the protectora. I am very grateful that he is continuing to help us with our cats and kittens. This was a busy morning as we had one little boy for castration, and lots of injections and passports to sort, following the move from the protectora. I am now organised and only have my siam-mix litter, one big cat and one small kitten to take this week. I have never had so many cat passports in one go!!!
Great news this week for character cat Clarence from Mojacar. He has his forever home with a lovely lady in Munich and an older cat for company. He will fly with Cony next week. We also have a lot of interest in the siam-mix litter.
This week I launched the Subway Cat Appeal on Spectrum FM Mojacar, and I am hoping for more sponsors. So far 4 cats from the waste ground near the Subway franchise have been caught. Their details and photos are in my featured post.
On Saturday I went to see Matt, my latest foster Dad, at his home and to meet Mocha, the first Subway kitten that I myself caught. I also met some lovely people who have now sponsored Mocha, and have already sponsored Oliver (another sweet kitten), AND are paying to have stray females neutered. They are the second UK couple who have responsibly helped with the neutering program in the last couple of weeks. I also ended up helping to catch 2 feral females, 1 very pregnant.
Yesterday this week started with another busy day for me, as I had lots of photos to take, edit and send to Germany. Marketing out cats and kittens with great photos and video is still a key part of my work for the strays.
Today I have been moving 2 of the siam boys, Milo and Cyrus, back to Tracy’s for hopefully their last couple of weeks with us, and moving new kitten Florence to try living on a boat as she for now really wants to be an only cat.
I am hoping for a quieter couple of days to catch up, before hopefully taking the 7 cats and one puppy to Miguel’s on Friday for vaccinations.
AND FINALLY a big thank you to Steve Homer of the Image Suite for the time he spent taking portrait photos of the cats at the Mojacar cattery for us on Monday. This one is of Frodo, a kitten origanally from Berja. I hope to bring him and his sister Gypsy back to Almerimar in the next couple of weeks.