Bernie A BIG Snuggle Boy

27/06/11: Bernie’s life is now just about perfect. He new family couldn’t love him more, he is now enjoying the garden, but also the balcony and his food as always! AND he is slowly making friends with the family cats. Everybody is really happy for him, because he is such a gorgeous boy! I understand exactly why Anja loves him so much. There is definitely something about Bernie! Enjoy the new photos and this lovely email from Bernie/Jacky’s Mum:

“In my opinion it was destiny, because Jacky is the perfect cat for us. Maybe it sounds strange but we are really happy that Bernie had cried all night so that none of the former adoptants could sleep. In the end this was the reason that he came to our family.
Enclosed you will find a few new photos of our gorgeous lovely cat Jacky. Now he goes out, but mercifully only for a few hours. He knows exactly the mealtime! I am sure that he loves the garden but he also is happy sunbathing on our balcony.
Also he becomes friend with our other cats, with caution but friendly. I think it will need a little bit more time but afterwards they surely play all together. At the moment he plays more with us like you see in the photos. To be honest he is a really lazy cat, but sooo sweet and cuddly.J
Finally I have to thank you for your dedication. Without your help Jacky would have had a hard life, possibly he would be dead in the meanwhile. Thank you and all other involved parties!”

Jacky is welcome to all our help, but from me thankyou to Pam and John who fostered Bernie here and fell for his charms too, and to Uwe who fed Bernie on the campsite for several years along with others, and then, when he knew he was leaving maybe for good, contacted every cat rescue in the area, and when they couldn’t help him, finally found me. Uwe didn’t give up on his cats, and Bernie owes his happy life mainly to him.


A VERY Happy Bernie/Jacky


A VERY Happy Bernie/Jacky


A VERY Happy Bernie/Jacky


A VERY Happy Bernie/Jacky


A VERY Happy Bernie/Jacky


A VERY Happy Bernie/Jacky

14/06/11: Last night I received this lovely email from Anja, Bernie’s new Mum. He is now called Jacky, and has a lovely family and 2 older cats for friends, AND soon he will be free to explore outside.

“Unfortunately you don’t know me or my family in person. Nevertheless I think you should know more, due to the fact that we have adopted Burni, our sleeping tablet. Most of the time he is sleeping that is the reason that we gave him this nick name, but only in his absence. We don’t want to embarrass him, so now his real new name is “Jacky”. He lives together with a 6 year old black and white speckled male cat, a 9 year old female tabby cat, my 9 year old daughter, my husband and me.

As you know from Burni’s adventure we have got a balcony, but you maybe don’t know that that this balcony belongs to a garden.
I am sure that Jacky (alias Burni) has observed our other cats and so he also wants to go out into the garden, but in my point of view it was too early. That’s the reason that he became very irritated and scared. He came home voluntarily and has found his new home, this is a good sign. Anyway first of all he should have full confidence in us and he should be aware that our home is his home forever. Afterwards at a later date he can also walk to the fields like our other cats, but not yet. To be honest I hope that he never will go out for such a long period again.

If you are interested I am going to send you a few photos, when Jacky has settled, perhaps with the other cats. At the moment he sleeps away the day, so every photo would be the same. He still is our lazy cuddle sleeping tablet.”

12/06/11: Bernie only stayed with his first adoptants for a few days. For some reason he was crying all night so that nobody could sleep, and they chose not to give him more time to settle. This was all a little strange as he didn’t do this at all in his foster home here in Spain with Pam, even just after he was taken inside for the first time, having been born as an outside cat.. Maybe there was something that he didn’t like about his new home.

Katzenherzen immediately put him into a great foster home where everything has been fine AND today I got some great news from Mapu, along with news of a little adventure Bernie has had:

“Burnis foster home is now burnis forever home because the family has fallen in love with the ‘sleeping tablet’. Burnie for 30 hours was outside, after he escaped from the balcony door and ran and ran. Anja and her daughter have found him but they could not catch him.They put out a live trap, but it wasn’t needed. Burni was all alone ….meow before he made the balcony door and wanted to eat and cuddle! We are all happy the sleepingtablet is back”

SO Bernie chose to go back home where he is happy and loved. Funny nickname they have given our lazy cuddle boy, and I love the new photo of him with his new friend Carola!


Bernie With Carola

22/05/11: Bernie was on Friday’s transport and arrived in his new home last evening. All is VERY well and already I have a photo of him making friends.

This from his adoptant:
“After he looked at the apartment, he immediately wanted to come and cuddle on my lap!
He is a really sweet guy!!”

She has also written that Bernie has no problem with the big dog Kimmi, who is giving him space, and that her cat Gizmo is ready to play with Bernie, once he is comfortable. Bernie stayed in a room alone for a few hours but was so curious they let him and. She also said he was ‘very quick’ so maybe he escaped his room to have a look around the whole apartment. He is very relaxed and has been making himself at home drinking from the dog’s bowel!


Bernie & Kimmi

Bernie IS a gorgeous cuddle cat. Thankyou to Pam for giving him a lovely foster home for a few weeks while he got used to living inside, and of course thanks to Uwe for feeding him for so long, and caring enough to find me.


Bernie With His New Mum

15/05/11: News this evening is that Bernie DOES have his forever home, in a lovely big apartment with a balcony, AND a 3 year old cat and medium dog to be his new friends. Good for Bernie!

12/05/11: This is Bernie, son of Mama cat, and now about 3 years old. He is definitely a BIG snuggle boy, in size and heart!

Bernie is currently being very well spoilt by Pam, and has quickly become one of the family in her apartment. He is playing with Capone her 6 year old boy cat and ignoring her grumpy older female, and is completely unfazed by Rufus the dog! Along the way he is getting lots of cuddles from Pam and John, and enjoying lots of good food. Everyone who meets Bernie loves him. He really is a lovely, gentle, very affectionate cat.

The last I heard from Germany, there were people already interested in Bernie, so I’m hoping for some good news too.


Bernie The Snuggle Boy


Bernie The Snuggle Boy


Bernie The Snuggle Boy


Bernie The Snuggle Boy


Bernie The Snuggle Boy


Bernie The Snuggle Boy


Bernie The Snuggle Boy


Bernie The Snuggle Boy


At The Campsite


Bernie The Snuggle Boy

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