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Title: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 29, 2015, 00:40:37 AM
Well I thought it was time I came out of the closet. I've joined the Cats Protection group and have helped establish a properly supported Rescue presence in my Borough of that London. We're attached to Central London CP, as there's no Branch covering most of this Borough (Lea Valley Branch cover the northern tip)

I'm posting this to try to promote similar adhesions from other members to their local Rescue group.

I'll be posting our Group successes, failures and questions. All our members are new at this and really can use the help. If that's OK with everybody?

We had a meeting of minds today at the new Cat Village Cafe in North London, just divine, cats obviously happy, the front of house staff are definite about Do's and Dont's to maintain this (and monitored folks) and the food was delicious! I was trepidacios but now see sense in this venture.

All comments welcome.

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on September 29, 2015, 01:02:02 AM
We dont have a CP, the nearest is Swansea where Misa and Sasa came from but I was lucky cos they dont really come out this far.

I bet you are organizing everything lol.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on September 29, 2015, 05:56:29 AM
You go, girl !!!   ;D. This is right up your street.  Will definitely be cheering you on and wishing the venture every possible success.   :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on September 29, 2015, 08:30:16 AM
yay - hope you join the list of purrs rescues for funding support - will be nice to have an active rescue member again!!!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on September 29, 2015, 08:36:18 AM
yay - hope you join the list of purrs rescues for funding support - will be nice to have an active rescue member again!!!

What she said  :wow: :wow:

Well done Sheila.  I do so hope you find a way of balancing this with your active home and work life.  It's such a time intensive and sometimes deeply upsetting (although very rewarding) thing to do.  I do so hope you get some stalwart support and that people fully appreciate your fabulous organisational gifts. 



Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 29, 2015, 16:41:40 PM
Thanks everyone.  :shy:

Today I've been to the vets with a pregnant female. She's so stuffed full of kittens she can hardly move poor thing. Vet says she's ready to pop in a few days so she's having her babies here at mine and we'll see if we can move her on to a foster home after the birth. She's been fed by the post office staff for the last few weeks and no-one seems to know where she came from.

Did I mention my bite wounds? Nasty turn with an otherwise lovely big boy I'd found a home for but he panicked when it came to getting him in the transfer cage. Antibiotics and a visit to the GP, I'll be fine eventually but both hands are a mess and is quite sore.  :doh:

Can anyone recommend a gauntlet that actually allows you to grip?  :-:

We've also bagged a stall for CP at "Apple Day" a small Autumn festival in my urban village on Oct 10th, it'll be our first foray into raising awareness about neutering, fostering and adoption. Really hope we get a good reception.  :shy: I'll pop some pics on after the event.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tiggy's Mum on September 29, 2015, 18:19:31 PM
 :welcome: to Purrs Waltham Forest Cats  :wow:

You already do an amazing job Sheila, I'm sure 'your' branch will go from strength to strength with you onboard  :hug:

Can I just say though...  :need pics:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on September 29, 2015, 19:55:58 PM
Wishing you all the best for the future Sheila.  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on September 29, 2015, 21:44:49 PM
All the best for your other new career and make sure your Tetnus is up to date as having had cat scratch fever from a nasty old tom cat can say it is the best thing - of course my rabies injection is up to date as well due to BP list of injections for Azerbaijan :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 29, 2015, 22:09:25 PM
This is Bear who bit deep!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on September 30, 2015, 00:51:36 AM
Norty Bear but gorgeous  ;D

Hope you heal well and that the abs are good ones and any sign of infection get to A&E
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on September 30, 2015, 05:51:50 AM
Bear is gorgeous but am so sorry he savaged your hands.  Maybe shoulda bin called Edward as in Scissor Hands or Wesley as in Blade.  But - he wears "Bear" well. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on September 30, 2015, 08:58:55 AM
oh has welders gloves for willow, they are suede came from amazon


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scan-GLOWELRED-Welders-Gauntlet-Red/dp/B0009VX2NM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1443599877&sr=8-2&keywords=welding+gloves
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 30, 2015, 16:33:22 PM
Ordered two pairs Dawn  :thanks:

Today we returned a cat that had been incorrectly thought to be a stray to its owner who needed to be talked out of going to have "a word" with the finder. Yikes, people calm down! Honest mistakes happen and remember updating the contact details on your pet's microchip is a good idea!

Jeez.

Anyhow, then the phone rang, the local vet who has bent over backwards to help set this thing up needed someone to collect a cat that was found collapsed and possibly RTA in their garden. If anyone is missing a one eyed ginger and white boy, he's safe and being looked after at Goddards in Walthamstow for now.

Trapping tonight - the last of the colony we've been working on for weeks is due to be caught tonight. Fingers crossed - there's a reason he's last - he's the smartest.  :sneaky:

Going to make myself a coffee and take it into the summerhouse, Whiskey hasnt favoured her nesting box, preferring to poo in there instead, so I've given her a couple of choices to locate herself.
Theresa and her kittens are in the upper crate and are watching with interest. Of course Theresa can now only come out when Whiskey is in her crate, so its timeshare on leg stretching. 

GI Joe managed to pull the scab off his neck would again. He seems to like it here now and moons around the house flumpsing down in warm patches of sunshine. I'll find him a home one day, but he's welcome to stay as long as he likes. Photos coming - promise!
 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 30, 2015, 16:38:16 PM
Kittens: Robbie, Mario, Lola and Lorna.

Theresa's kittens will be ready in 5 weeks. Home check required and Cats Protection donation please.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 30, 2015, 16:48:22 PM
GI Joe alias Bagpuss, for adoption or fostering. Needs an experienced and patient slave.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on September 30, 2015, 18:27:16 PM
George is so gorgeous and love the 2 tabby kittens  ;D ;D

You are doing a great job Sheila and SHs are great at this time of year  :innocent:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on September 30, 2015, 21:01:42 PM
Sheila, I love Bear!  :Luv2: Is he named after The Bear, as in Tom Cox's books?  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 30, 2015, 23:32:15 PM
Thanks everyone.

Allison, I asked that exact question but No, they weren't aware of Tom Cox (they are now!)  ;)

No kittens yet. Whiskey looks quite comfortable and is biding her time. Did I mention I can feel the babies moving?  :shy:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 01, 2015, 08:33:10 AM
Did I mention I can feel the babies moving?  :shy:

That would completely freak me out Sheila  :scared: :scared: :scared:  OK so it's the most natural thing in the world but being around for the birth?  I would be ringing the vets every hour or so  :scared: I should have married a vet .......

Do you ever sleep?  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 01, 2015, 08:34:29 AM
Oh and of course ....... Bear .. swoooooon  :catluv: :catluv: :catluv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: hollycat on October 01, 2015, 16:23:10 PM



I am so in love with the white kitten  :Luv: :Luv2: :Luv: :Luv2: :Luv: :Luv2: :Luv:

and George, of course  :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 01, 2015, 19:44:55 PM
Allison, I asked that exact question but No, they weren't aware of Tom Cox (they are now!)  ;)

I'm glad you've educated them about Tom Cox. His new book is out very shortly  ;D Absolutely love The Bear and your Bear definitely has that same soulful look going on  :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 01, 2015, 19:46:39 PM
I love bear too  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 03, 2015, 22:25:46 PM
Well it's been a roller coaster weekend.

New cat Whiskey is hanging on to those kittens and although she's got milk is showing no sign of parting with them. She's the shape of a kite from above.

Bad news, however, the lovely GI Joe has escaped and is at large in the neighbourhood. I've set my traps and seen him Round a few times but yes being chased off by the resident cats so I'm really worried he may move on. Another sleepless night beckons, and there's more than Joe at the root of it...

Got a call this afternoon (thankfully I hadn't had my usually Saturday tipple) to say a single 1 day old kitten had been rescued from a destroyed nest and desperately needed a lactating female. The rest of the babies were dead and Mum had fled, the finder thought this baby was dead too but she rubbed her and breathed on her and she moved, so she popped her in her bra and called us. 20 minutes later the baby is in my car and speeding home to Mother Theresa, and as I knew she would, (she doesn't bare that name for nothing) she has stepped up.  :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 04, 2015, 00:24:05 AM
I do hope Gi Joe comes back  :hug: :hug:

Sounds like you have your hands full  :innocent:

Did you know what you were getting into when younstarted this?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 04, 2015, 07:00:11 AM
Oh Sheila.   How wonderful the remaining kitten was able to be found and Theresa has taken the little scrap under her paws.

Am sorry Joe has moved on.  I do hope he'll be okay with that neck wound of his.   :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 04, 2015, 09:03:58 AM
Thank you for finding the time to post that pic Sheila.  It's adorable and certainly has my vote for Purrs pic of the year  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: 

I do hope the little scrap makes it  :hug: :hug: :hug:

Very much hoping that Joe manages to find his way back to you.  Think we have some rain on the way tomorrow which may encourage him back? 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on October 05, 2015, 08:26:22 AM
omg what a photo, brings tears to my normally steely eyes,  hope the little one makes it
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 05, 2015, 15:53:01 PM
Sending lots of good vibes for the little one  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 06, 2015, 17:05:10 PM
Still no sign of Gi Joe  :(

Baby cat however is thriving x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 06, 2015, 18:57:03 PM


That's such good news.  Lovely piccies!   :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 06, 2015, 19:24:49 PM
Glad to hear the little one is doing well Sheila.  :Luv2: Sorry to hear GI Joe hasn't shown up  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 06, 2015, 20:33:25 PM
Mother cat is looking perplexed..................I am sure I didnt have any that colour  :shify:

Hope GI Joe comes back quick  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 06, 2015, 22:44:40 PM
Mother cat is looking perplexed..................I am sure I didnt have any that colour  :shify:

Funny you say that Gill, but actually the twins could have come from the same loins.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 07, 2015, 02:25:07 AM
If thats one of twins is just  :Luv2: :Luv2:  but definately not all black  :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 07, 2015, 07:06:08 AM



They're just beautiful.  What human baby ever looked that cute?   :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 07, 2015, 08:40:08 AM
I'm confused :-:  I thought wee scrap was a tabby altho realise the suckling pic is a little unclear?  Am absolutely delighted that wee scrap is thriving though whatever it's colour Sheila.  Just wonderful  :blow kiss:

I do so hope GI Joe finds his way back to you soon  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 07, 2015, 15:50:14 PM
Wee scrap (now renamed Jarvis) is a dark tabby, his face has the same markings as the twins, one of whom is pictured. I have to separate Theresa's own kids to allow Jarvis to suckle as they push him off rather roughly for my liking, and as they now have teeth and very powerful claws poor wee Jarvis does need a little protection.

We're off to the vet this afternoon with wee Jarvis for his first weigh in, and for Fuzz to get her microchip!

Sad news came in last night, if anyone remembers the two abandoned cats in my road, one of whom "Tilly" went to a friend of a Purrs pal? The other cat Lulu has just been made homeless for the second time this year.  :(

I'm gutted for Lulu but illness has hit the family and they need her gone asap. If anyone can find a space for the most beautiful and friendly tri-colour female calico, aged around 3, microchiped to the person who abandoned her but sanctioned as abandoned by Celia Hammond and Cats Protection, please let me know. I'll move mountains to find this girl the home she deserves.  :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 07, 2015, 17:50:39 PM
Poor Lulu....................if only..........................but cant  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 07, 2015, 18:29:11 PM
Great name, Sheila.   ;D  Sorry he's gettin bullied a bit, but sounds like you have it covered  :hug:

What a shame about Lulu.  I hate it when certain cats through no fault of their own end up being passed round like parcels.  We want all cats to be happy and loved and cared for. So many that need care, and so few situations vacant, as it were.   :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 07, 2015, 19:57:42 PM
Awful news about Lulu  :( :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 08, 2015, 15:30:26 PM
Ooohh ooooh GI Joe has been spotted, a neighbour(beautiful crazy Austrian friend) found him sunbathing on her garden bench this morning! Trap set with Tescos finest chikkun. :crossed:

Here's what I'm doing this afternoon, having had a word with self about over commitment this morning, I've bought a bottle of sharp but delicious Sauvignon Blanc and am chillin wiv Mme Whiskey the Post Office cat.  :Luv:

Second pic is the top view, she's as wide as she is long now, just hope this birth comes soon.  :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 08, 2015, 17:23:01 PM
Poor Lulu! I can't either  :'(

Beautiful Whiskey, I hope she has those kittens before she bursts!

I do hope that Operation GI Joe goes/went well (we don't seem to have a 'fingers crossed' smiley  :( )
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 08, 2015, 18:00:00 PM
Yes you are right to give yourself a chat about overcomitment and to remember you need some me time too  :hug:

So pleased GI Joe has been seen  ;D

Hope everything goes well with Whiskey  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 08, 2015, 18:58:16 PM
Agree that you definitely need some "me time" and hope that Sauvignon Blanc is nicely chilled.   ;)

So glad toot hat GI Joe has been spotted.  I mean, there's not much  mistaking him, is there.  Fingers crossed the trap works.    :crossed:  (Is that the one Slugsta?)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 08, 2015, 19:15:57 PM
Fingers crossed the GI Joe goes in the trap. Enjoy your glass of wine Sheila. You've deserved it  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 08, 2015, 22:58:48 PM
Thanks Sue, that's the one :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 10, 2015, 08:14:09 AM
Five kittens ! I though she'd only managed 4 when I went out this morning but she was hiding no5 who wasn't breathing right. He's fine now. Two placentas were still attached by thankfully the cords hadn't become entangled and were easily snipped away.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 10, 2015, 08:30:25 AM
You sound like an old hand at this kitten business already Sheila  :wow: 

You directly saved a life  :clap: :clap: :clap:  You must be over the moon  :hug: :hug: :hug:

Wishing everyone a peaceful day
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 10, 2015, 15:57:57 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 5 , need another name on my list on the Ateam  :shify: :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 10, 2015, 18:08:28 PM
How are babies  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:, how is mom  :hug: and how are you and OH Sheila  :hug: :hug: ?

Do so very much hope all is well ............
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 10, 2015, 19:34:15 PM
 Clever girl Whiskey - and beautiful babies, just like their mummy!  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 10, 2015, 21:25:03 PM
Five!  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 11, 2015, 14:33:39 PM
How are babies  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:, how is mom  :hug: and how are you and OH Sheila  :hug: :hug: ?

Do so very much hope all is well ............

My thoughts exactly - have just got back from a long weekend among the clans, and need to know how you all are, Sheila.   :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 12, 2015, 21:01:59 PM
Its awful news, we've got flu.

I think the baby Jarvis brought it with him- a risk we took. Little Lorna is very sick, she didnt ever wean so doesnt have the reserves.  Thankfully Jarvis wasnt introduced to the new brood so they seem to have escaped so far, I have isolation in the summerhouse so I'm trying to get them rhomed whilst this situation lasts, but the vet nurse who came over on Sunday to see me thinks I may lose at least one, and has prepared me for the worst possible outcome that we may lose the lot, all 10 kittens.

Robbie, Mario and Lola have some weight about them but all now have symptoms, and Theresa isn't helping by witholding feeds (she thinks they should all be weaned by now so doesn't find it odd they're off their milk)

I'm understandably upset by this but am doing my damndest to stay with them, hand feeding and supplementing, I've boiled bottle after bottle of formula, made liquid feed out of Compli-Vit, drizzled water into them, anything I can think of to help the Synulox they've been on since Friday when Lorna first presented as sick.

If ever we needed vibes, peeps, its now. Prayers for Lorna baby cat. :care:   

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 12, 2015, 21:04:53 PM
Oh Sheila  :'( :'( :'( :'(

Sending tons of healing vibes and big hugs to you  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: mad_lilli on October 12, 2015, 21:18:44 PM
Human & kitty paws all crossed for Lorna and all the baby kitties. Fight hard little ones.
 :cat rub: :catlove2: :care: :care: :care:   for you Sheila. Xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on October 12, 2015, 22:09:50 PM
Vit B injections and Covenia will help out - has worked on all our litters that have had flu - some may have eye damage - Finn and Sundae my 2 x 6 month olds do but the rest were great - we will keep all paws crossed here at the Clan for all concerned x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tiggy's Mum on October 12, 2015, 23:09:09 PM
Sending positive vibes your way  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 12, 2015, 23:25:37 PM
Liz - the Convenia - can this be given to 5 week old kittens? I've been given synulox liquid which is undoubtably helping but they stupidly made it banana flavoured and they hate it. I'm forcing it down whatever but if I know this can be avoided....  :-:

I'm also grateful to you for pushing CompliVit, it really is helping.  :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on October 12, 2015, 23:56:39 PM
It can and the Vit B is wonderful stuff and really does help - my vets put it in to one injection as its easier on the little ones and Complivit is a wonder as well best thing for my oldies and when they aren't well x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on October 13, 2015, 00:27:17 AM
Thinking of you Sheila  :hug: and sending the strongest possible vibes for the kittens. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 13, 2015, 00:41:28 AM
I am sorry Sheila and hope they all pull thro. Flu is terrible  even for oldies  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: hollycat on October 13, 2015, 00:46:20 AM


 :hug:for You Sheila,  :hug:for kittens, hope they all pull through.

GI Joe get your bum home now y'hear :naughty:

Healing vibes on route
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 13, 2015, 07:04:48 AM



It's a harsh road you're travelling Sheila, and my heart sank when I read the latest.  Am adding the strongest possible vibes for all of the cats in your care, especially the little ones.   Thank the Gods for your steady hand, and Liz's extensive knowledge.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 13, 2015, 08:26:04 AM
I've just seen this Sheila and send heartfelt good wishes to you all.  I almost went into meltdown when Bob got flu and simply can't imagine how much worse your situation is.  As Sue says ...

Thank the Gods for your steady hand, and Liz's extensive knowledge.   :hug:

I've PM'd you  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on October 13, 2015, 08:30:46 AM
oh Sheila how awful  :hug:  we handreared one three week old with flu years ago I can't imagine doing it in multiples  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 13, 2015, 15:30:16 PM
Poor babies  :( I have everything crossed for you and them  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 13, 2015, 20:06:27 PM
How are they doing today Sheila?  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 14, 2015, 05:42:27 AM
Sheila, am sending you much love, and holding you and the babies in my thoughts x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 14, 2015, 12:18:35 PM
Well the flu remains virulent, however Lorna seems to be breathing a little easier today and has taken a feed from Theresa. Im very worried about Mario, his eyes are swollen and sore, gluey. I'm bathing them with weak warm saline solution whenever I feed him (he is thankfully taking his gruel) but he looks so uncomfortable and, let's not beat about the bush, I'm terrified he may lose his sight.  Lola has all but stopped feeding but will take her meds nicely, but panics when I approach her with the syringe or bottle so she's a worry, and poor Robbie just sneezes and snuffles and snores so is really struggling to breathe. He too panics when I try to feed him because he's so stuffed up.

Little Jarvis the baby woke up sneezing and coughing this morning  :scared: Theresa has fully adopted him now and she trills her concern at me, then washes him all over and cuddles him to her where he takes a small feed before nodding off. :care: She's doing her best, bless her, she's also had an upset tummy for two days but thankfully her droppings were more solid and less toxic this morning. 

I've got a potential new home for Lulu - a lady who runs a local childminding service wanted two kittens to play with her school age charges  :thinknot:  I think she noted the alarm in my reply and is now considering an older, calmer cats for these duties.  :innocent:

The very best news is I've found a temporary foster home for Whiskey and her babies! A lovely lady named Emma in Essex has stepped up to care for this teeny family whilst I'm clearing my home of the Flu, and can keep them for three weeks.  :wow: :thanks:

The plan, therefore is thus... this 3 week relief should, just, see us clear of the infection and give me time to rehome any survivors from Theresa's brood. Theresa and wee Jarvis stay here until he's weaned at which time Theresa can be spayed and go to her forever home. Jarvis can be further socialised with Whiskey's babies and paired off with them for re-homing. Yayy. Wishing, wishing, wishing.

We've rehomed another two cats from one of my partners this week, Elvis and Priscilla are going to a lovely family in Cricklewood tomorrow afternoon and another little family of three from Chingford have been taken in by our sister branch in Lea Valley. We still have numerous friendly adult cats on the books, so if anyone has enquiries about wanting more reliable, social, young adults do get in touch!  ;D



Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 14, 2015, 13:56:07 PM



Sheila, you're just the best.   :hug: :hug:  Am still praying, wishing and hoping that all will go on to recover and become strong, healthy kittens. 

Great news about the re-homings too.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 14, 2015, 20:34:52 PM
Keeping fingers crossed for all the kittens still  :hug: :hug:

How vare the Tufty Club?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 14, 2015, 20:54:04 PM
Topping up the healing vibes Sheila and sending lots of  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: for you. I hope the babies pull through this.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 15, 2015, 00:10:18 AM
Little Lorna
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on October 15, 2015, 00:40:15 AM
Sheila you're doing a brilliant job under very difficult circumstances :hug: and we have fingers and paws firmly crossed here that all will be well.   Cat Rescue needs dedicated and capable people like you, and while the work can be very rewarding it is also emotionally and physically draining, as your baptism of fire has no doubt shown you, so do try to allow yourself some 'me' time so you don't suffer burnout as many do.  :hug:


The plan, therefore is thus... this 3 week relief should, just, see us clear of the infection .................. ...........Theresa and wee Jarvis stay here until he's weaned at which time Theresa can be spayed and go to her forever home. Jarvis can be further socialised with Whiskey's babies and paired off with them for re-homing.


Isn’t Jarvis thought to be the source of your flu outbreak?  I wouldn’t be happy introducing him to Whiskey’s kittens as he could potentially be infectious and young kittens, as you know, are very susceptible.  All cats who have had the herpes virus (which your outbreak sounds like) and many who have had calici carry the virus in latent form and it can be reactivated from time to time, notably in times of stress. Leaving his ‘mum’ and being thrust among other kittens could just be a sufficient stressor.


I’m sure you’re far too busy to be doing a lot of reading but if you want any references let me know and I can supply them.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 15, 2015, 07:28:23 AM


Popping by to offer a gentle hug, and to top up the positive thoughts and "get better" vibes for the poorly puds.   :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 15, 2015, 16:42:53 PM
Lorna is so sweet  ;D

Carol is so right about stress being an activator of flu and have seen it first hand at a rescue here. One poor kitten had been in isolation because he had flu, He got better and then was dumped in with all the other cats and it came back but theu nhad no clue about cats and hadnt even noticed.

Their prime knowledge was dogs and cats were just their as an extra!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 15, 2015, 20:08:02 PM
Dinky Lorna is a real cutie  :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 16, 2015, 06:59:42 AM


Sheila, thinking of you and the babies, and hoping all is holding steady.    :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on October 16, 2015, 10:53:33 AM
hope you are all ok Sheila - I know where I used to volunteer they were very careful about cross contamination so if it is calici carol might have a valid point, Oscar and algie where calici carriers and were kept in an isolation unit well away from the main cattery and we were only allowed to see them once we had finished in the main cattery  - don't be too hard on yourself hun, you are trying to help them
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: hollycat on October 16, 2015, 19:00:04 PM

Lorna is lovely   :Luv: You're doing a great job.  :hug:

How's GI Joe
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 18, 2015, 00:58:15 AM
Well its all dreamy here... optimism rules ok?

And Carol, your input is more than welcome   ;D I'll have a look at your reference material if and when we get that far, at the moment Plan B is wishful thinking as there's still no guarantees they will live that long. But I thank you, yes indeed, I need all the help I can get so don't anyone be shy in posting on here what good ideas and experiences I can learn from.  :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

Sue, it's making me weep for you but Little Lorna has proven to be an ear sucker.  :innocent:
She's only 380g at 6 weeks so is severely stunted by the flu, but she's sooooooo clingy now and she huffpuffs in my earhole with the occasional nip to wake me up.  :)
Not had this ever before, it's just erghh and awwwhhh at the same time, the hairs on my neck and arms are up, its the most beguiling and disturbing feeling. I love it and want it to stop at the same time.  :shy: ;D :doh:

Great news first.. Lorna finally got her first go at weaning and seems to have got it, by Golly I think she's turned the corner.  ;D Then Lola joined in  ;D then Robbie decided he would show them up  ;D so that's three on the road to rehoming.   :)

Not so great news, poor Mario's eyes are not improving, despite his antibiotic and eye ointment his eyes look dreadful and he is refusing solids, so at 6 weeks he's starving for formula/milk and is a real worry that his sight may not recover.  :(

Little Jarvis is also not thriving, he did take 0.5 mls of formula from the bottle earlier (the first time he's accepted it!) alongside some trickled in from the syringe and Theresa has allowed him one feed today but he still seems to be shrinking  :scared:
He's two weeks old today and to me looks no different to when he came in except for his huge bug eyes. Vet weighed  him this week and gave me the "don't blame yourself" talk.  :-: I shall not be defeated.

I went on a training course today to learn how to use the CP tracker and website. I'm hopeful that this will help me move our cats on much more effectively by giving needy cats much needed exposure. Its right up my street :shy:

Tomorrow we have two longstanding abandonment cases being re-homed!  :wow: I'm utterly delighted and if anyone wants to check out Central London page its Garfield and Tiiger who have found their forever furents. Socks will be left on his own.  :scared: but Laura, their Godsmother, will take care of him.

http://www.cats.org.uk/london/adopt-a-cat/?cid=125857

Best of the best? GI Joe has found his way home to his Laura, the lovely feeder 2 miles away from me, Godsmother to Tigger, Kitty, Socks and Garfield.
I've no idea how he did it but here he is, on Laura's doorstep, waiting on his chikkun.  :Luv: :phew:

On a terribly sad note, my oppo, Tad, sadly lost her Dad yesterday.  :'(  She puts so much in and takes nothing out, a darling woman who gives everything with no strings. I'll do what I can.  RIP Tad's Dad.  :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 18, 2015, 06:56:22 AM
Oh Sheila - that makes my heart turn over -  that little Lorna is an ear suckler too, and I remember well that initial feeling of surprise.  And uncertainty.   :evillaugh:  I grew to love it, as an endearing trait of Ross's, and I hope Lorna gets a chance to show her love too, and become big and strong.    :hug:

My same hope extends to all the charges in your care.   :hug:

Very glad Joe found his way to his Laura.  Makes me feel relieved for him.  Cats have a very strong instinct at times as to where they want to be.   

Am so sorry for Tad's loss.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on October 18, 2015, 11:53:55 AM
Sheila add some Complivit to the kittens milk, a good shake and it all mixes up I had the Boris on it from 7 weeks after he nearly died after we lost Egor, Ivan and Georgia to fading kitten syndrome my best result was 200gms in a week does make the pooh a tad yucky but the do gain weight and that's what you want another thing is cat milk and of course plenty shredded processed chicken my idea becomes when they are that small as with my oldies a calorie is a calorie and if its not normal cat food then so be it

We will keep all paws crossed here and yes Calici can be a worry but we had Chunkchop with it, he came with it - sister Fudge is negative and when we have blood tested any of the others we haven't had a positive back and we never kept Chunkchop separated he was a cats cat and a humans cat
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 18, 2015, 17:25:34 PM
Link wouldnt work mand no picture of GI Joe  :shify: :shify:

So sad about the kittens not doing well but great news about the others  ;D

Afraid I lose track and cantthink who Laura is  :Crazy:

Sad news about your oppos dad.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 18, 2015, 17:52:12 PM
I always look at this page with trepidation - but can't bear to not know either! I am so glad that some of the kits are doing well and I still have everything crossed for the others.

I am so sorry to hear of your friend's loss  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 18, 2015, 19:34:55 PM
Sending lots of hugs Sheila  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: You're doing your best and that's all you can do.

Sorry to hear about your friend's dad  :(

So glad to hear GI Joe turned up safe and well  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 18, 2015, 21:47:27 PM
GI Joe! Back home with his feeder Laura.

All cats survived the weekend. :crossed:

Thanks for the tips, Complivit on duty.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 19, 2015, 05:44:34 AM
That's such good news Sheila.  Love the piccie.  Topping up the vibes for all the poorly kids.   :hug:. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on October 19, 2015, 08:21:04 AM
every day is a positive Sheila, I know when we handreared bluto from a three week old feral with flu the vet said not to name him and just get anything into him you can, we had only melted ice cream and oxtail soup in those days, would have loved complivit!  anyway he lived to 14.5 with only watery eyes in the winter as a side effect - every day you can bring them on is a good sign  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 19, 2015, 08:32:22 AM
GI Joe! Back home with his feeder Laura. All cats survived the weekend. :crossed: 

How positive is that!  I know how dreadful cat flu is and it's just stunning that some of the young uns look like they may survive it.  You're obviously doing a fabulous job Sheila.  Mario and Jarvis are very much in my thoughts as are you  :hug: :hug: :hug:

GI Joe doesn't look at all bad after his 2 mile wander  :) :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 19, 2015, 15:45:04 PM
GI Joe looking great  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 19, 2015, 19:13:55 PM
It's bad news. Little Jarvis headed off for Rainbow Bridge at 4pm safe and warm in my arms. RIP you were a fighter little boy but used all your lives up in one go.  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: mad_lilli on October 19, 2015, 20:11:21 PM
I'm so sorry Sheila. RIP Jarvis. Xxx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on October 19, 2015, 20:18:32 PM
I'm so sorry Sheila.   :hug:  You did your best but it wasn't to be and he left this world enveloped in love which is all any of us can hope for.  Sending healing vibes for you and all those in your care.  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on October 19, 2015, 20:41:19 PM
He spent his final days safe and warm and very much loved and that is more than a lot get RIP Jarvis x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 19, 2015, 20:44:33 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'(

RIP little Jarvis.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 19, 2015, 22:39:11 PM
I am so sorry, poor little chap had such a short life - but he was warm, safe and loved and many never get that. RIP Jarvis, play hard at the Bridge little chap.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: hollycat on October 19, 2015, 22:48:56 PM



So sorry Sheila  :hug: :hug: :hug: RIP Jarvis
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 19, 2015, 23:47:18 PM
So very sorry Sheila, you tried so hard  :hug: :hug:

RIP Jarvis, you were loved so much
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 20, 2015, 05:43:26 AM
Sheila, I'm so very sorry.  I know this will have hit you hard.  Play safe at The Bridge little Jarvis xxxx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 20, 2015, 08:36:20 AM
Oh Sheila.  Am so very sad to hear this and shedding tears for your loss pal  :'( :'( :'(  RIP baby Jarvis  :( 

Bless you for all you are doing Sheila  :hug: :hug: :hug:  Am hoping with with all my heart that your efforts are rewarded by the others pulling through  :hug: :hug: 

Extra special get well vibes sent Mario's way this morning  :care: :care: :care:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on October 20, 2015, 08:36:57 AM
oh Sheila, I'm so sorry  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 20, 2015, 23:27:51 PM
Pulled myself up by the bootstraps, Mario needs me.  :-:

Jarvis will be cremated at the vets who cared for him, they've been amazing.  :thanks: :thanks:

OH, bless his heart, took Mario to the vet this morning for his ocular check, he had some necrotic tissue removed from his eyes yesterday, right eye is looking much better but still concerns for his left. He's had a step forward though, we've been given some weaning biscuits and he is finally eating solids. All positive again.  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: hollycat on October 20, 2015, 23:34:11 PM

That's good news Sheila  :hug: Get well vibes on the way for super Mario  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 21, 2015, 01:46:58 AM
Sending loads of good vibes for Mario and hope he makes it  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 21, 2015, 08:21:22 AM
Sending strongest possible get well vibes for all concerned and so pleased that your vets are once again stepping up to the mark. 

Having an excellent vet practice as backup make such an enormous difference  :hug: :hug: :hug: 

You and your tribe are in my thoughts  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 21, 2015, 08:58:47 AM
Flying by to add my thoughts to all this morning. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 21, 2015, 19:48:14 PM
Glad to hear some positive news Sheila  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 22, 2015, 07:14:04 AM



Sheila, holding you  all in my thoughts, and topping up the vibes for all the kitties in your care.    :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 23, 2015, 06:35:49 AM


Here we are, Friday again.  Sending positive thoughts for the babies, and hope everyone is holding their own.  Much love to you all.   :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 23, 2015, 20:01:04 PM
Tonight we celebrate!  ;D

This week I've rehomed 4 abandoned cats. Tigger, Socks and Garfield all found forever homes, and today I'm delighted to report that Lulu has finally found her forever Meowmi.  :Luv:

The kittens are now 7 weeks old and weigh thusly : Lorna 507, Mario, 658, Lola 705, Robbie 740. Clearly there's still a way to go wth Lorna but they all have found solid food appetising so mum Theresa has been booked in for her spay on 2nd November when the kids will be 8.5 weeks so she can, finally, go home to her mum, brothers and sisters. The kittens won't have their vaccinations until the vet thinks they are ready, Robbia and Lola will probably go together first as they suffered least with the flu. Mario and Lorna will stay behind until their immune systems are able to cope, and as they are both likely to be flu carriers will probably need a very safe and understanding stress free home. I'll be hunting around mid November for homes for these two little miracles.  ;D

Me, on the other hand, I'm in the wars again. I've wrenched a shoulder ligament that may be an aggravated injury from 2001 when I broke a sliver of bone in my rotary cuff area that partially disconnected the muscle in my arm that controls sideways lift. I'm useless, can't lift, drive or even type comfortably so my first week at work was curtailed from Wednesday morning. Doh. Ouch, all that.

Thankfully hubby us being amazing and has helped me get two cats to the vet today and is doing almost all the essential housework. My CP Pals have also stepped up and are helping me to complete vaccination programmes etc. But this has seriously impacted the near future for WFCP activities.

Two cats to vaccinate and handover tomorrow then no more until I've seen the fracture clinic specialist on 29th.

Thank you all my friends for the good wishes, prayers and sympathies this week. It has been dreadful and wonderful in equal measure.  :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 23, 2015, 20:26:01 PM
Thanks for the update Sheila. Things definitely sound on the up with the cats and kittens. That pic is just adorable  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:

As for you, sending lots of gentle hugs  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: hollycat on October 23, 2015, 20:30:43 PM


Great news about the adoptions Sheila  ;D
Hope your shoulder gets better soon  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 24, 2015, 08:44:33 AM
Well done on the rehomings and somehow managing to keep your little miracles alive Sheila.  Fingers crossed Lorna starts to put on weight soon.

Ligament injury sounds not good at all Mrs  :hug: :hug: :hug:  Very much hope something can be done to help you on 29th.

A big  :clap: :clap: for your OH stepping up to the plate and your CP pals of course.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 24, 2015, 14:42:56 PM
Sp pleased about the kittens doing so well  ;D ;D

That injury does not sound good and hope the clinic can help without curtailing any more of your activities , please take care  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tan on October 27, 2015, 09:23:09 AM
Wonderful news about the Rescue hun  :hug: :hug: ;D ;D

Welcome Waltham Forest Cats (London UK) to our rescue funding list for group rescues  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

If you are having a website set like the other CP ones, let me know when and I can add it to our rescue fund list by the groups name

well domne hun and i wish you all my very very best  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 27, 2015, 11:38:06 AM
Sheila, wishing you everything good for your injury, and topping up the vibes for all kitties in your care.    :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 28, 2015, 11:00:29 AM
Wow, Tan that's just amazing and thank you!
 ;D ;D

We're still affiliated to Central London CP branch but are hoping to strike out on our own once we've got all the necessary training and skills. This should be in the New Year. :crossed:
I'm focusd on my new job for the time being and will have more time working from home to allow greater commitment to the Rescue once I've finished bring mentored.

Meanwhile we have two beautiful babies almost ready to fly the coop, Theresa's babies Robbie and Lola will be nine weeks old and ready to go just after Bonfire night (my decision that one) so here's a little taster for you.  http://youtu.be/oIOc3fH6gFk

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_wbjAXJySE
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on October 28, 2015, 11:16:35 AM
well done Sheila, you are a star
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: hollycat on October 28, 2015, 11:31:16 AM


Oooooh, I wish I had more room and more pennies, I would take them both,  :Luv: :Luv2:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 28, 2015, 13:18:37 PM
Very cute indeed, Hope they get a great home  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 21, 2015, 19:40:54 PM
Happy update! Yayy

All of Theresa's babies were found exceptional homes, I'm delighted.  ;D Theresa herself has been returned, spayed, chipped and vaccinated (on me) to her mum, sister and brothers.  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:

We've also been blessed by a new fosterer stepping up, welcome Annette to our fold, she joins me, Tad, K, Carole, Rebekah, Rachel, Mark and Emma. We happy few.  ;D

We have 5 kittens ready from 11.12.15 with the wonderful Emma.  :)

Four more babies ready from boxing day with the amazing Tad.  :)

I'm very happy to deliver the news that both mums are reserved  :wow:

Since I last posted i've had another family of semi ferals in. Peggy is a tiny striped queen, i've found her a home with New Hope Rescue and shes on her way there tomorrow. Her hiss spit babies went  the vet today, all 4 girls are 10 weeks old with catitude. I'm working on OH to let me bring them indoors when Mum has gone tomorrow (its sooo cold, theyre sooo tiny pleeeeeeeeese???) as they need to gain confidence around people.

Once again, my rescue pals i turn to you for guidance - help me "finish" these rough around the edges girls?  da best

Thank you Liz for giving me a heads up re sponsorship, I've been in touch with Sian and am following this up  :thanks:

My loyal pal Marion has also been helping out in the moral support category, bless she's eve bought me a Christmas Pud!  :xmas5:

The group has also rehomed a further 4 stray cats and trapped another gymslip mother and her kids which Celia Hammond has generously dealt with for us.

GI Joe, notwithstanding his awful sweary, evasive attitude has wormed his way into his feeder's heart and although we have a rescue space for him at New Hope, Laura would be grieving - so she's going to keep him.

Joe's hut has been fitted with a catflap and insulation. This weekend will be his first as a non-rescuable cat. I'm a very happy failure  :Luv:  :na na na:

   
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 21, 2015, 20:43:00 PM
Thanks for the update Sheila. It's been a busy time. Great news about GI Joe  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: hollycat on November 21, 2015, 20:44:18 PM


Good news Sheila  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on November 22, 2015, 00:02:40 AM
Every thing sounds great Sheila and so pleased to see an update  ;D

Especially I am pleased about GI Joe  ;D ;D

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on November 22, 2015, 08:43:00 AM
What a great update Sheila.   We miss you being around, and I'm cross that your new job entails such a lengthy commute, but what a fantastic role you're performing in respect of WFCLUK,   ;D :hug: :hug:

Great that you have a new volunteer, and I'm also made up about GI Joe.   :Luv:

We now have two hiss-spits of our own, and we're making slow progress with them in the way of complete novices.  Taking them to the vet is the worst, as they bear a grudge afterwards, and gauntlets have to be worn to get Malt into a carrier.   A bit like Mrs Beeton's recipe for rabbit pie - "first, catch your rabbit....."  I wish you every success with yours.  Theresa will be cheering you on.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on November 22, 2015, 11:55:35 AM
Thanks for the update and Neil at Newhope is a wonderful guy who does so much - we are friends on Facebook

Glad we could help with the RC and Sian has donated me some wonderful stuff we have Scratching posts and Mugs and the like

Sometimes failure is the best option when we see that it is what they want
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tiggy's Mum on November 23, 2015, 18:40:43 PM
:1st place: Sheila, you're rehoming them at a rate of knots there!

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 04, 2015, 21:56:31 PM
Another 2 kittens re-located to Niall at New Hope today.

Next weekend is the biggie we have 5 kittens and one adult female (Whiskey) due to go to their forever homes.

Currently three garden kittens are in residence here, two semi feral one one real sweetie I've called Minty, all black, tiny (8 weeks) came running out from a hedge whilst we were out trapping the feral adults. Of course I'm not keeping her! Of course I'm not keeping her! OF COURSE I'M NOT KEEPING HER!

:clap:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 05, 2015, 00:56:58 AM
Wonderful work Sheila  ;D ;D

Of course you are not keping her  :shify: :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on December 05, 2015, 18:42:30 PM
Something about those blacks - that's how Pepsi feral and the boys Gin and Tonic are still here as Finn needed someone to play with when we lost Sundae then of course we have Izzy-bidet and Nutmeg who came back from Izzy's holiday with her :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 12, 2015, 17:20:04 PM
Big rescue operation yesterday, we found a litter of 4 kittens in a garden, the lady reported that she had not seen the mum for a couple of days.  :scared:

Almost simultaneously we discover the local cat hoarder had trapped a female cat she wanted to keep as she believed her to be pregnant.  >:(

2+2=4 yes? Trapped cat is not pregnant - but lactating - and had been incarcerated since TUESDAY  :hairrasin:

Firm words issued and not without something of a fight we recover ownership of the cat and whizz her to the local vet for a quick teat check and sure enough she's not pregnant but has so much milk she looks it.

OK, cat back in carrier and off to find the kittens, within seconds of placing mum's carrier in the vicinity of the kittens we have mewling and scrabbling, then a very fraught 30 minutes whilst the keystone cops get these four babies into baskets, then off to the vet again for urgent health checks.
They're cold - the littlest is 425g and only 36 degrees body temp. She's a teeny black girl aged about 5 weeks. She's weak, covered in fleas, anaemic, starving, de-hydrated, and gorgeous.

Her three brothers, one black and feisty, two beautiful tabbies, all in similar condition, the black boy has a gunky eye, we all hold our breath "oh please gods, not the flu, not again"  :scared:

Vet Klaartje (our current Vet Angel) is off today as it is her birthday, but she opens up after hours regardless to see these babies and I'm so grateful and relieved. De-flead to counter the anaemia. Get them home, get them warm, get them wormed and fed and see how they get on.

Back at mine they're reunited at last (Mum had poo'd everywhere in her stress) but she's so upset she attacks the babies. They stink of flea treatment, she hasn't seen them since Tuesday, shes angry, scared, full of milk, irrational  :-:

I sit with her for a couple of hours and make sure the babies at least get some kitten gruel - mashed up kitten food, complivit and warm water. They devour it and finally settle to sleep in a heap in the corner of the crate. I worry all night that mum might continue her attacks but by morning Mum has settled and is feeding the babies herself once more. :phew:

So, Mum, a petite 3.5kg all black sleek female with huge green eyes, i've name her Emily after my gorgeous niece, seems so much happier today.  :) Our amazing sponsor Marion pitches up with 8 boxes of kitten food, two chickens and a bag of kibble. An equally brilliant Purrs Lady sent us a heat pad which is helping to thaw the four little frozen bums.

I've named the single female kitten Cherry, the tabby boys will be Willie & Scottie and the black boy is Link. 

Suddenly the only obstacle is hubby's long face "i thought you said no more kittens....."  :rofl:

Meanwhile, Whiskey the Post Office cat has been returned, spayed, chipped and better than new.  ;D

Four of her beautiful kittens are being rehomed this weekend, I have Whiskey's no.5 Dewey (now named Milo) to pair up with Minty (of course I'm not keeping her!) and they're getting on just fine.

The two remaining feral kittens Maybelle and Star are almost there, we now have purrs and they are fully chikkun trained, non-aggressive and occasionally loving so they too will be going up for adoption this weekend.

I also have a lead for a new fosterer in my sights  ;D I'm hoping to make a little time to go see him (yes, you read that right!  :) ) tomorrow.  :crossed: Maybe he will like Emily and be able to convince her babies to be nice too.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on December 12, 2015, 17:43:53 PM
Lovely update Sheila.  My word, you have been busy.  I particularly like this bit where I heaved a sigh of relief

... I worry all night that mum might continue her attacks but by morning Mum has settled and is feeding the babies herself once more. :phew:


and this bit where I have my fingers firmly crossed


I also have a lead for a new fosterer in my sights  ;D I'm hoping to make a little time to go see him (yes, you read that right!  :) ) tomorrow.  :crossed: Maybe he will like Emily and be able to convince her babies to be nice too.

A bit worried about this one though  :scared:


Suddenly the only obstacle is hubby's long face "i thought you said no more kittens....."  :rofl:



 :hug: :hug: :hug: to all, including hubby.  Doesn't he know there are ALWAYS more kittens.  :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 12, 2015, 20:24:08 PM
Thanks for the update Sheila.  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 12, 2015, 20:53:15 PM
gReat update Sheila and so pleased mum and kittens have been reunited and hope all stays good with all of them  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 23, 2015, 09:07:36 AM
Minty and Milo found a new home at the weekend.  ;D

Just the semi ferals left now, Maybelle and Star, we had lovely cuddles with them on the bed last night, so they're coming along beautifully.

Violet is now reserved and two of her babies, so the two remaining kittens will be ready on 28th Dec.

Miss JT DLH tortie with catitude and the most stunning yellow eyes id still looking. Maybe 2016 will be her year.

Successful re-distribution of a feral family of 8 cats last week brings the total of cats helped by us directly to 56 this year. Not too shabby!

Here I've been contacted by the RM for CP and have a meeting arranged to discuss having our own "branch" status. If not we will be striking out as independents in 2016 and I've spent the money from the Save-a-life draw winnings on a crush cage, a  nurses friend cage and some other equipment to set us up with the "If you're gonna do it, do it right!" attitude.

Now seeking a kittening pen - the five litters we put through this year have been worrying and exhausting not least because the tiny kittens can squeeze between the bars of our TNR crates!

My thanks to you all for nominating us a Purrs Rescue, especially the wonderful Tan for her help and generosity, to Liz for putting me in touch with RC, to the A-Team ladies for your moral support and cheering me on when the going got tough.

A very merry Christmas to you all, from Sheila, Tad, Mark and the team here at Waltham Forest Cats!

 :merry xmas:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on December 23, 2015, 09:19:02 AM
Track down what type of kittening pen please Sheila.  We NEED to send Waltham Forest puds summat practical for the New Year.  I have no idea what type would be best. 

Please do the hunting for me and we will stump up.  It's not for you ya unnerstan?  It be for the babies  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Love ya tons for all ya do Mrs  :cuddle:

Wishing you and your fab OH a wunnerful Crimbo  :Flowers:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on December 23, 2015, 09:56:01 AM
I have this one as it gives two access points and kittens can't get out!!!!  but a lot of space for Mum and a shelf to get away before the kittens start climbing

http://www.penthouseproducts.com/collections/pens/products/kittening-pen
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 23, 2015, 11:33:28 AM
 :wow: :wow:  Such a wonderful start to your first year in rescue Sheila, and well done to you and all of your helpers. 

We're all cheering you on for the year ahead    ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 23, 2015, 17:59:22 PM
That's a lot of needy cats who have had their needs met, thanks to you Sheila. Thank you. Do you have an Amazon wish list?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 24, 2015, 17:52:17 PM
Yes get an amazon wish list Sheila  ;D ;D

Sending all the best Christmas greetings to you and your team  and an even better year in 2016

:xmas 7:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 27, 2015, 17:55:19 PM
Well, you lot really do know how to make a girl feel her worth  ;D Thank you so much for the kind offers and advice. I still have £40 in the pot and it's going towards one of the kitten pens here:

http://www.metalcote.co.uk/products.html

which seems to be the best folding crate I can find which has a top opening as well as a front door and high front step to stop the wee ones cartwheeling out the door (it needs to fold flat so I can transport it to whichever fosterer needs it, not all the kittens we locate will be reared here at Tufty Towers, but thanks for the recommendation Liz! )  :Luv:

I'll be about £45 short for the cost of this pen once VAT and postage goes on, so if you really have a few quid burning a hole...  :shy:  :thanks: :thanks:

I'm looking into a wish list too, it's a great idea but I'm not sure Amazon offer quite the deals they used to, due to their seriously unfriendly postage charges.  :Crazy:

Our major expenditure, once we have all the TNR kit in place, will be advocate spot-ons, which of course are prescription only and therefore need to be supplied at the vet when the cat is taken for neutering.

The TNR neutering operations are funded by the C4 scheme here in London, thankfully, and we're on excellent terms with the scheme's founder and he actively supports our work in the Borough (which is not associated with our Cat's Protection work so we still need  to raise funds for non-neutering costs to deal with parasites and physiological support for the cats whilst they are recovering prior to their release or rehoming. CP will, of course help us with any animal that is found to be sick or in need of remedial help, so long as we comply with their policies we shouldn't have to do much fundraising for veterinary costs outside these mundane supplies.

Royal Canin have stepped in here and I'm about to put an order in - they assist me under their "Recommender" scheme so I get discounts on their products  ;D

Then I'll see if I can strike up a deal with Pets at Home for some litter supplies - you never know until you ask and they've been receptive in the past to local rescue initiatives  ;)

Of course there's Marion who is still interested in the rescue and keen to help out when she can, and I'm grateful to her too.  :)

Overall, I think we're nearly ready  :shify:  ;D


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on December 27, 2015, 19:01:43 PM
Sheila I will contact my Hills rep as well for you in the new year and see if they can help to :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: pappilon on December 27, 2015, 23:17:44 PM
Sheila me and my 3 have some pennies to put towards the kitten pen , will you let us know how to get it to you please? :hug:

Thank you
Pav
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 28, 2015, 15:51:46 PM
Sheila can you contact me please and tell me what size of cage you are going for?

I have one behind my sofa only used once with Ducha and then found one I liked better..............if it is right size and stuff you can have it if you pay the postage  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 28, 2015, 16:55:39 PM
Hi Gill and  :thanks: :thanks:

The cage needs to be built for kittens - small mesh, high sill, top and side openers, and since Shaw's stopped making them in 2008 (Yes, I found that early Purrs post!) no-one seems to do anything similar within a reasonable price range. Our current Argos dog crates, albeit big enough, don't offer us top down access and the wire mesh is too big for tiny babies who can wriggle between the bars  :scared:

The minimum size really is around 1000mm x 600 x 600 which is just enough to get Mum + babies, litter tray and water /food bowls. I add a separate hanging/radiator bed for mum to escape to and so long as the babies have adequate warmth (heat pad) and protection from draughts whilst she's away this size does suffice, just.

If you send me the dimensions of your cage please, Gill, I'll see if we can use it for our TNR work if not for kittening, and would be delighted to pay postage to bring it in.  :thanks:  ;D

Our issue is that most of our gymslip Mums are feral, so need to be contained lest they escape and we lose them, which would obviously be disastrous for them, their babies, and us :( Feral status also means we need top down access so Mum can be safely (for me and her) isolated from her kittens for mucking out and socialising.

Hence the plans to extend Tufty Towers (aka my summerhouse) to include a sunbathing area, better ventilation and more secure "airlock" style entrance way. 

BTW I did not build the summerhouse with this in mind  :shify: No, Honest I didn't! On the contrary it was for me and hubby to enjoy our spare time, but now I don't have any "spare" time it seems a shame to waste a perfectly good building  :evillaugh:


It's not all good news, however. I took Maybelle and Star my ex feral kittens for their second vaccinations today (The Vet opens on Bank Holidays, bless them) and poor Maybelle has a small scab over her eye which I thought was a playfight injury looks - in clinical light - more like ringworm and under UV light Star has it too, so we're once again in lockdown.  :-:

It's too late though, these girls are fully socialised and have been everywhere in the house so they will have spread their fungus far and wide. I have asked for skin scrapings to be analysed but it's pretty nailed, we have ringworm  :( :sick:  They've given me cream for the girls, told me to isloate them (yeah, right, in my one up two down) and will let me know in two weeks if the diagnosis is right at which point we would be prescribed a systemic treatment.

I can't wait that long, I know these are CP cats but I have my own brood to consider so I'll be asking my own vet tomorrow when I take Elsa Dolly in for her operation.  :shify:

Violet is booked in for her spay on Wednesday, her four adorable babies are almost ready and will be having their chips and first vaccinations this week.
Two of her babies are not yet reserved so if anyone in the London area is looking for beautiful kittens we have an adorable pair available.

Trapping Wednesday, the last two from the feral colony that refused flat to go into our traps before Christmas, their rescue space is in Lincoln! May be a New Year transport run afoot if my oppo's can catch them. :crossed:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 28, 2015, 18:58:42 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about the ringworm - and the fact that the kittens have probably already spread it far and wide. Sounds as if that could be expensive, as well as tiresome :(

I will be thinking of you and Elsa Dolly tomorrow  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 29, 2015, 03:27:00 AM
Hope the ringworm hasnt spread and will try and measure cage tomorrow......................if I can left it above the sofa  :scared: :scared: and take pictures.

I loved your summerhouse and which caused me to build one for my relaxing free time lol................onlt probs are doors cos all the rain and no longer will they open,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,just hope no flooding.

Good luck tomorrow  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 29, 2015, 06:44:12 AM
Good luck for Elsas visit today, Sheila.  Rotten luck about the ringworm.  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on December 29, 2015, 09:13:12 AM
I've PM'd ya Mrs but almost missed that about Elsa (  :thanks: Sue)

Sending her very best wishes for today's op  :care: :care: and a few  :hug: :hug: :hug: for you Sheila
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 29, 2015, 17:22:01 PM
Hope all went well today  :hug: :hug:

Right the cage size is:

36 x 24 x 28 inches high  it has 2 doors one in side 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches and one in end 18 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches.

has a full size tray to go in bottom and bars are 1 1/4 inch apart

packs flat including tray and has carry handle............forgot to take picture!

if required/need  small hole plastic mesh could be put round if bars too widely spaced for kittens.  Dont know what high sill is but as you can see in pictures doors open about 5 inches off ground.......guessing!

Sorry no top opening. Took Ducha, litter tray, food and water with space and used to put in puppy pads but was too big to get upstairs and my floor too cold downstairs so bought a slightly smaller one which is still upstairs cos still couldnt hump it up and down stairs.......sigh. The idea was that he would be downstairs during day with me and upstairs at night but..................

Its good quality but no used to me.

ok pics next and due to eye having probs reading  could do with some help in arranging carrier collection and delivery, dont know how heavy but guessimate is no more than 10 kg cos can lift by handle one hand and carry inti next room, so probably a bit lighter. i would need a carrier who could give sat 1 ot 2 hoyr collection slot.

So if you would like it Sheila its your for the cost of postage  ;D ;D

If you need anymore info just ask...............comes with cobwebs lol

I have recently just dumped all cardboard boxes but hppe that I can find sufficienr cardboras lurking to cover.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 29, 2015, 19:34:55 PM
Gill, that's the exact same crate I have for the feral TNRs and is perfect - we can always use another, so yes please!

If you could pack it up for me I'll look into getting it collected from you.

Thank you so much, it will get a "life" with us, you can put money on that!

 :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 29, 2015, 20:01:17 PM
Gill i've found your address from an old orcshun post,  just need to know when you'll be in for My Hermes to collect the crate from you, please?

 :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 30, 2015, 01:56:13 AM
Thats great Sheila and if you can arrange collection that will be wonderful.

How much notice do they need and do they do parcels this big?

If you have one then you can estimate if my guestimate of weight is about right or do they go on size?

Oh boy for this to go for such a good cause makes mr very happy and will please my Ducha on the Bridge  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 30, 2015, 08:28:16 AM
It should be fine size and weight wise, they are offering several collection dates including the 31st, when's best for you?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 30, 2015, 08:41:24 AM
Our new Facebook page  :)


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 30, 2015, 16:19:58 PM
I have just asked to join your group Sheila  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 30, 2015, 17:04:23 PM
Sheila would have loved it to be 31st but too late now as only just got back from doctors!

This makes the earliest I can be here is the 8 Jan grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr cos have so far two medical appts next week. making the friday the first available time cos have to leave tue and wed incase I have to go back for eye treatment after Monday.

So can you book it in for that day and PM me your addy just to make sure its the same as the one I have.

Gonna be looking at your facebook page too and if I have to apply to join , expect me  :evillaugh: :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 30, 2015, 17:38:56 PM
Gill its still offering me 31st as an option if you want it shout up!

Lyn, I just added you and see some other familiar faces in our member list too  :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:

This is just our rehoming group, we have two other FB pages that operate variously our CP activities (which we've kept private due to local nosey parkers wanting to know what we're up to and where our trapping activities are happening) and our general cat welfare group for lost and found, discussions and miscellaneous referrals which is called WF4C (Waltham Forest 4 Cats) which is a public group.

Whilst I went to work today, the amazing Tad Davis just trapped two more ferals that are coming to my summerhouse tomorrow, this was a trapping for another local rescue who fell upon logistical difficulties when their transport broke down. We've now trapped all 10 cats and stopped a hoarding situation from getting worse. Neuter and rescue spaces available on Monday so these guys are only in the cooler for the weekend :cheer:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 30, 2015, 18:39:10 PM
yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 30, 2015, 18:48:24 PM
Do you have a printer? if they can do it you need to print off the label, I'll send it to you by email


Oh What's your email! PM me please?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 30, 2015, 18:51:46 PM
Printer not working  grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr have new ink but dont know if I can get it to work, how long do I have?

have pmed you
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 30, 2015, 19:15:27 PM
printer working

sent a pm last one didnt go
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 30, 2015, 19:22:43 PM
Great, the label should be on your email account, I've prepaid and the courier will collect from you tomorrow  :) between 8am and 8pm  :doh:

Thank you Gill this is amazing!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 30, 2015, 19:32:00 PM
Its printed so all to do now is pack it  ;D ;D

Thanks so much.

What weight did you tell them cos there are threats if its too heavy!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 30, 2015, 21:06:09 PM
I've joined the Facebook group  :) :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 30, 2015, 21:08:18 PM
That's great Gill, i told them between 10 and 15kgs, we're well within that, and it's on my account so don't worry.  ;)

Woohoo!  :gold stars: :gold stars: :grouphug:

Allison!  :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 30, 2015, 22:42:41 PM
Hope it arrives safely and you have as much fun unpacking it as I had for last hour packing it  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I have packed it as best I can so am sending with a wish and a pray  :innocent:

I have applied to join your group too  ;D ;D

Oh yes saw th 15kg on label .........doh! Think well within that cos not as heavy as a large bag of cat litter which I really struggle to lift.

The vunerable bit is the handle on side cos it doesnt quite lie flat.

Must be baked potato time!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 31, 2015, 13:34:38 PM
Cage left at 0930 so should be on the road to you  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 31, 2015, 16:21:47 PM
Thanks for adding me Sheila  ;D

So glad that the cage is on it's way to you - thanks to Gill  :hug:

I wish you every success in 2016 - both personally and in your rescue efforts  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 31, 2015, 18:06:35 PM
Brill I'm pleased that the courier worked out well.  :)

Lyn you're welcome I hope you enjoy our group.  ;D

Here are the latest arrivals, we trapped 8 ferals from this colony before Christmas but these two wouldn't be trapped, yesterday they went in the trap after a long old wait by my pal Tad, and we have now brought them here to the summerhouse pens. The little stripy girl Razwana has a definite oriental look to her! Both booked in for spay on Wednesday, and rescue space is available next weekend but I feel Razwana can be socialised so I have a new project!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 31, 2015, 18:51:55 PM
Me too  ;D ;D

Gorgeous couple of cats  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 31, 2015, 20:58:03 PM
 :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on January 01, 2016, 16:57:26 PM
Beautiful cats! I have a special penchant for the black one - well, I would, wouldn't I?  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 04, 2016, 00:18:24 AM
Had trouble posting lately, just a quick note that we've saved a ferals tail today, and two more girls scheduled for neutering on Wednesday!  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on January 04, 2016, 01:54:47 AM
Well done and hope cage arrives tomorrow  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 06, 2016, 06:48:52 AM
Checked on line and the crate is en route  :thanks:

The ringworm is still here but seems to be under control, I just ordered some colloidal silver spray which is supposed to be good for it, and now have Suoalan from the vet for the little bald patches.  :doh: :doh:

Elsa is doing really, really well!  :wow:

Call over the weekend a Semi feral with injured tail...Harry. Trapped him simply using one of the new baskets I ordered with the purrs draw win, then off to the vet for X-rays and neutering. He's been badly bitten but the tail us saved, and one of our volunteers has stepped up to adopt him. Yaay for Harry!  :briggin:

Had a call last night from a sad chap who's new cat escaped and won't come back indoors. Off to see him later and it will be a pleasure to help him get his boy back inside with one of our traps.  ;)

Two kittens will be going to a lovely couple who came to view them at the weekend, and Violet their mum is off to her new home shortly after. We've also had an enquiry through our FB page for the beautiful long haired tortie who we thought may be with us forever  :-: so fingers crossed!

Razzle and Razwana off for their spays today and I'm arranging to help one of Shonaghs contacts locally to get her three cats neutered, it's all good so far!  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 06, 2016, 20:10:23 PM
Thanks for the update Sheila.

A nice outcome for Harry  ;D ;D

Hope you are able to help the chap whose cat escaped.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 08, 2016, 14:55:06 PM
All good here!

Gill the crate arrived yesterday safe and sound, and perfect for our TNR work, you're amazing thank you so very much!  :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

I got to the house where the cat had got out only to find they'd trekked halfway across London to hire a trap, had set it overnight but forgot to check it! Poor cat was in there all dejected, cold and wet but unhurt.

A safety tip for anyone reading this who needs to trap a cat... please check the trap frequently and never ever leave an automatic trap where it can be picked up by passers by, you not only need your trap back but you never know what awful events might befall the poor animal they may have stolen along with your precious equipment.  :scared:

Helping a good friend out with some local neutering next week.  :wow: you know who you are  :cuddle:

Maybelle and Star are over the worst of the Ringworm and the house is as clean as it has ever been.  :doh:

Razzle and Razwana flew through their operations and will hopefully be off to their sanctuary spaces on Sunday. It's a pity we couldn't bring little Razwana in from the Summerhouse. I'm sure she would turn around and be great mates with Maybelle and Star, at about the same age, and she gave me a lovely purry  cuddle  (alright I gave her no option) and is desperate to get out and investigate.  Still she will be reunited with her folks who went to the sanctuary two weeks ago, so she will be happy and safe back with her old gang.

This weekend is a quiet one, so far, we can't get neutering space at the vets locally as they're all so busy following Christmas break with numerous so animals suffering from mince pie and chocolate cake poisoning to choking on cooked bones, new animals being let out too soon and suffering the consequences - its just so worrying how many people have no clue how to look after their animals!  >:(

Anyway, let's see what comes in, I'm not planning anything else today, I just finished work for the weekend and gave some time to play with my own cats for a couple of hours, what a treat!

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 10, 2016, 09:58:10 AM
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend Sheila.  You deserve it.   :) :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on January 10, 2016, 18:11:58 PM
So pleased its arrived Sheila and willbe some use  ;D

Just cant believe people have so littlr knowledge about cats  >:(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 16, 2016, 10:47:46 AM
Great news everyone, I saw the regional manager from Cats Protection yesterday and we've been offered autonomy - our own branch of cats protection! We will have neutering branch status so will finally get the training, financial support and backing we were promised back in the summer and will be able to channel our efforts much more effectively.

Tad did our books this week - we've helped or rehomed 87 cats since July, 87! If we hadn't been blocked with so many kittens, the flu and ringworm outbreaks we could easily have doubled those numbers.

I'm utterly delighted with this opportunity, if we continue at this pace we might actually be able to put a lid on our feral explosion in 2016, and get some of these fur kids off the streets and into homes.

Thank you everyone for your support: moral, physical and financial, it has kept me going through some very dark nights and I'm hoping you will all give yourselves a little pat on the back for being such an amazing support network. 

So this week's update, Razzle and Razwana went to their rescue placement in Lincoln on Sunday, a wonderful set of facebook ladies got together to organise a 3 handed relay for them, I was so proud.

We've only had one neutering in this week as the local vets have been chocca, little Clyde who turned out to be a Bonnie is recuperating in the summer house and will go on to her sanctuary this afternoon.

Tomorrow I have three little gingers coming in for neutering then rehoming to wonderful people who found us through the new facebook group.

Friday I'm in the frozen Northern wastelands with my Mum, it's her birthday Saturday so I've made arrangements to visit one of my workplace colleagues in Liverpool on Friday, stay overnight with Mum then have a rescue transport run on the way home bringing a cat from North Wales down to its new home in Luton. Phew.

I'll pop a pic of little Clyde/Bonnie on here when I get my new phone later today (early birthday pressie!) as she's soooo cute!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 16, 2016, 19:19:46 PM
Great update Sheila. You've done an amazing job. 87 rehomed because of your hard work  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on January 16, 2016, 21:55:48 PM
Great update Sheila. Hurrah! for Harry and the 87 rehomed furbabies. Hurrah! for you too  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on January 17, 2016, 09:48:35 AM
Absolutely delighted for your group Sheila  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on January 18, 2016, 17:40:54 PM
Wonderful news Sheila  ;D ;D ;D

87 wow now thats great going  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on January 18, 2016, 18:00:12 PM
Well done Sheila.  :pat:  Thanks to your dedication 87 cats helped that wouldn't otherwise have been.  Good luck for the future.  I hope Cats Protection realise what a star they've got in you.  :hug:


By the way the frozen North Western wastelands have been thawing today and the forecast for the coming weekend is for it to be warmer and wet. Nothing new there then.  :sigh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 19, 2016, 12:31:37 PM

Sheila, I also wanted to add my warm praise of the work you've been doing, and to say - 87 cats!!!  My gawd.   :wow: That's truly incredible.  Each and every one of those cats has been given another chance by you.  Knowing how difficult we've found handling two semi ferals, I really take my hat off to you, missus.  And I just know Theresa will be grinning from ear to ear and cheering you on from that great celestial kitten pen in the sky.   Bless ya heart.  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 20, 2016, 09:21:01 AM
Thanks all  :thanks:

Quickie this morning as I'm late for work, but that seems to be taking further steps down my priority ladder these days  :-[ :-[

Two beautiful girls need homes, ginger mum is 7, in for spay tomorrow. Her name is Kiki and she's very affectionate when she's in the mood. Her little daughter Mittens is 11 months, quite petite at only 2.5 kgs, she's already had her spay and is ready to go. Her super affectionate nature only marred by her slap dash attitude to litter training but some kitten attractant seems to be sorting that out.

Mittens adores dogs!
And yes, I have pics this time!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 20, 2016, 09:50:47 AM
 ;D ;D ;D   Beautiful beautiful gurlies!!!    :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on January 20, 2016, 12:18:11 PM
They are gorgeous  ;D ;D

Beautiful hereditary gingerness  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: hollycat on January 20, 2016, 23:38:15 PM



Well done Sheila and everyone  ;D ;D

Gorgeous ginger  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: emmmy_lou on January 21, 2016, 11:36:10 AM
Aaw, ginger girls are always snapped up! Am sure the proper use of the litter tray will come
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 21, 2016, 20:40:58 PM
Very pretty  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 24, 2016, 00:02:38 AM
This week we have neutered two ginger females, Kiki and Mittens and a ginger male Squidget whose owner has health issues. Both females were believed to be pregnant to the male who is their son/brother respectively. Kiki has FAD that we've treated with Advantage, she needed worming and Zantac syrup for her blooded stools. Mittens needed to be wormed and litter trained as at 11 months she had never been taught. We've rehomed Squidget already and the girls are now vet checked as fit, in foster care and are up for adoption on our Waltham Forest Cats Facebook group.

One reported pregnant female dark tabby stray living rough under a car covered with tarpaulin, took me three nights to coax her into the trap, she's gone in the trap tonight. Now named Bella she will be Vet checked first thing tomorrow. She's in my summerhouse crate with an Advantage applied and as much food as she can pack in, she's had three meals so far. Hopeful for her future as she seems friendly, but she has no microchip. She will go to Tad following her vet check to clear my summerhouse pens, spay booked for Tuesday.

Two 5 month old kittens Bonnie and Clyde and their mother the alpha queen of a colony we've been working on since August. Whitney, now neutered and returned, Advocate applied. This concludes work on the Avenue colony. I'm delighted it has been a long frustrating job.

We have designs on a new colony, a pair of teeny kittens and their strumpet of a mother, and goodness knows what else, tomorrow as they say is another day.

Still waiting to see the person who will set up our branch, gone a bit quiet.... I'll poke a stick in it tomorrow.

Oh and I must get to the bank! Have a cheque to cash  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 24, 2016, 08:18:20 AM
Loving the updates Sheila, and well done on your sterling efforts for the Avenue colony.   :hug: :hug:

Stru,mpets.  I know all about them.   :evillaugh:  Malt's season is done.  Just hoping Barley doesn't start next, as we've got them booked in for 1st February for their ops.   :innocent:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on January 24, 2016, 16:58:07 PM
Sheila!!!!!! 

You are just wunnerful

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 24, 2016, 19:43:36 PM
Great work Sheila  :summer flowers: :summer flowers:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 24, 2016, 20:04:08 PM
Today we trapped 5 cats! Included in this figure are the two loose kittens aged around 8 weeks, two all black  :catluv: females and a teenage tabby. All booked in for vet checks and neutering as appropriate.

I will also proudly announce that today I met and embraced a very good friend whom I've never met before. It's such a special place, Purrs, we seem to have the monopoly on fabulous folk and today just proved it once again. Jackspratt is now a personal friend. Thank you Purrs. Xxx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on January 24, 2016, 20:17:30 PM
Thats great Sheila and you are righyt Purrs people are very special  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: mad_lilli on January 24, 2016, 20:48:56 PM
If you ever happen to have an all black lady cat that might like to live with us, please let me know. We all miss Lilli and we're all out of balance!!!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: emmmy_lou on January 25, 2016, 12:33:50 PM
Fab! 5 is quite some going, did it take long???
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 31, 2016, 11:20:04 AM
We quite often find all black cats hereabouts, I'll keep you in mind next time a friendly one comes in MadLilli. xx

The 5 cats were across two different sites and no, we're getting good at trapping now and have our little tricks that make it quite a simple operation (of course having the correct equipment is a massive boon! Thanks to our generous supporters for supplying much of that!)

So, Bib and Bob the two kittens have found a wonderful foster home in Colchester where they will be socialised and rehomed; their Mum Whisky and Dad Bobby have been neutered and returned to their lovely feeder, Cindy, who had been up chasing Tom cats away from Whisky for weeks... poor woman was at the end of her tether and is so grateful for our help.
The stripy kitten Harriett Houdini (she escaped from her crate) has also found a home. Sid and Nancy the two black ferals (and I suspect Minty's parents) were neutered (Nancy was pregnant again, we got to her in time this time) and they've been returned to their feeder Laura.

It's been a wholly satisfying week on the TNR front, this feel-good factor has kept me going through what has otherwise been a sad week.

The dark tabby female Bella whom I caught last week who had been living rough under a car, she was in a hell of a state, the vet checked her she turned out to be an older girl with not pregnant but suspiciously lumpy tummy and heart murmur.
I decided to keep her here to see if she improved. "Bella" came indoors where she could get warm and she quickly cuddled up next to me, but spontaneously lashed out a couple of times, understandable, of course after her ordeal, however this unpredictable behaviour made her a poor candidate for rehoming. She might have been fine once her condition stabilised, though, so we persevered. Sadly she took a turn for the worse last night when her hind legs began collapsing under her. I took her back to the vet this morning, her heart was failing and the prognosis was not good. We decided the kindest result for her was pts.

It's the sad, heartbreaking side of cat rescue, sometimes there's simply no alternative.
I'm sorry we couldn't save you Bella, we did what we could and you knew warmth, good food and love in your last days. RIP little one.  :(

This coupled with the sad loss of my own darling Elsa Dolly this morning  :( has left me longing for the end of January.

Happily with my birthday coming up I'm looking forward to a few days away with hubby to enjoy some time off from the pressures of work and cat rescue.

Back mid Feb with updates - the good work continues with the fab Tad and the team from Waltham Forest Cats.  ;D

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 31, 2016, 14:40:25 PM
Oh Sheila, so sad to hear of the loss of Elsa  :hug: :hug: :hug:

Thank you for being there for Bella.  :hug: :hug: :hug:

RIP to Elsa and Bella.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on January 31, 2016, 15:51:30 PM
Sheila you do such a wonderful job and really put yourself through the wringer for the benefit of the cats.  :hug: I feel proud to know you.   Have a lovely birthday when it comes and enjoy your well-earned holiday.  I was going to say have a rest but you don't do rest do you.  :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on January 31, 2016, 19:20:55 PM
Oh Sheila, I am so sorry that you have lost your darling Elsa Dolly. Thank you for the love and care you give to so many of our feline friends, that includes helping them fly free when the time comes  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 21, 2016, 14:25:27 PM
Well, finally we got past the most awful January I have ever known, February began with my 50th birthday, a holiday and a well earned rest, Valentine's Day passed without too much incident and because our little rescue was experiencing a quiet period we took time to rest, recover and regroup.

Discussions ensued about our future, what we liked and didn't like about the way our group was being run, and a small group of us stepped up to the ockey. We took the plunge yesterday and signed up as our very own branch of Cats Protection.

So, my friends, it's official. I'm now the Branch Co-ordinator of the charity's newest branch, I have trusty pals Tad and Mark at each elbow and we have the word at our feet. We will have our own finances, so it's now up to us what we do to make best use of the money and people we have.

CP management have been brilliant in helping to extract us from the shadow of Central London branch, we will be retrained, properly this time, to make the best of the wealth of CP resources, we will have branch support, guidance and a friendly regional manager who is delighted to have found a new branch that's almost ready made.

Those of you who already support us, and I'm incredibly grateful to you, rest assured we will squeeze every ounce of value from your hard earned pennies, and once our bank account is established and we have out own web page you will be able to gift aid your donations directly to our branch.

So this week we are reading, learning, preparing our business model and getting our heads around the fact we no longer need to ask permission to do the great work we have been doing. We are negotiating new terms with our vet supporters, our sponsors and our partner rescues so we get our networks in place ready.

And the cats, yes, the cats. We have three enormous colonies in view, two weve already started but the third has yet to be investigated fully but it looks like we have at least four pregnant females and upwards of 30 cats to catch, neuter and return or relocate.

Please continue to watch this thread, I'm so happy. You won't be disappointed.

Thank you for giving me the confidence to push for this.  :thanks:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on February 21, 2016, 15:22:00 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Sheila, you are an absolute treasure and I'm proud to know you.   :hug:  The cats who come under the auspices of Waltham Forest CP don't know how lucky they are to have such a caring, dedicated, enthusiastic and capable champion.  I wish every success to you and your team.  It won't all be plain sailing and there'll be lots of heartaches along the way but you already know that don't you, so I'm sure you'll go from strength to strength.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tiggy's Mum on February 21, 2016, 16:38:46 PM
Can only echo what Carol has said  :gold stars:

Here's hoping that Waltham Forest Cats goes from strength to strength under your guiding paw  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on February 21, 2016, 17:05:39 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Sheila, you are an absolute treasure and I'm proud to know you.   :hug:  The cats who come under the auspices of Waltham Forest CP don't know how lucky they are to have such a caring, dedicated, enthusiastic and capable champion.  I wish every success to you and your team.  It won't all be plain sailing and there'll be lots of heartaches along the way but you already know that don't you, so I'm sure you'll go from strength to strength.

Seconded!  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on February 21, 2016, 20:11:40 PM
Fabulous news Sheila. You're an amazing lady  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 22, 2016, 05:46:16 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Sheila, you are an absolute treasure and I'm proud to know you.   :hug:  The cats who come under the auspices of Waltham Forest CP don't know how lucky they are to have such a caring, dedicated, enthusiastic and capable champion.  I wish every success to you and your team.  It won't all be plain sailing and there'll be lots of heartaches along the way but you already know that don't you, so I'm sure you'll go from strength to strength.

Seconded!  :hug:

Furred-ed.    :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 22, 2016, 18:35:52 PM
Fourfed it well done Sheila  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 29, 2016, 10:17:05 AM
Thanks all, dashing through as another busy week ahead.

Two females trapped this week, one almost at full term of pregnancy so she's gone into foster care to have her babies in safety, the other in for spay this morning and will be rehomed to her kind feeder.

The paperwork is taking longer than anticipated but we plough on undeterred, CP are getting twitchy about this but we've refused to stop activities just because they have got our signatures!

Three more feral cats coming in this week, all have sanctuary spaces booked and will be off next Saturday after they've been neutered.  Phew!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on March 05, 2016, 10:21:53 AM
This week, the feral pregnant female we brought in last week had two bouncing healthy tuxedo kittens in safety, mum and babies doing well.  :Luv:

One of the most elusive cats we have been trying to trap since last August finally succumbed to the lure of tinned mackerel. Look away now Rosella, this girl is the image of your Grouchie boy and has the temperament to match!

She has a kitten, we firmly believe this to be the sister of Pippa the Pipaqueak famed of this forum and beloved adoptee of our Paula, so here I'm introducing little Kirsty, named for the vet wife of the vet who examined her for free  :wow: she's a healthy 12-14 weeks, one wobbly milk tooth that has had a knock but otherwise she's fine.
Unfortunately she a single kitten so is very timid and needs specialist care to ease her away from her Mum and bring her round to pet quality. Thankfully we have found an amazing sanctuary that can do this and she and her Mum are off there later today.

Finally we have little Mikkie, a friendly stray black girl with oodles of love to give. She came in with two older, fully feral kittens so this little family are off to sanctuary along with Bronwyn and Kirsty today.

Great news, all these cats are FIV negative which indicates the colony is also clear, we can move on to the boys! Wooohoooooooo!

So, I need sandwiches, a flask and some diesel as its a 260 mike round trip to the sanctuary, it's going to be a long day!

Byeeeee  :car:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on March 05, 2016, 18:32:00 PM
Phew, that was a day out! 300 miles and a headache later, All 5 cats and kittens delivered safely with a bright future ahead of each one. Love those cat people who make this happen!  ;D


My head very much soothed by the most beautiful double rainbow  ;D on the M25 on the way home, I instantly knew it was from Elsa Dolly and poor Bella who may have been waiting for the opportunity to wave a double farewell, as they both went to the Bridge together. My heart is happy knowing they got there together  :) :)

So, tomorrow it's pen scrubbing day, wash the motorway crud off the cat bus, redistribute the traps and transfer cages amongst our teeny army and start over again. It's good to finish the week on a high, and it's results like this that offset the hard work and occasional unhappy moments. Today we are kings!  :Applause: :grouphug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on March 05, 2016, 19:22:14 PM
Well done Sheila.  :pat:  So pleased  things are going well.  I'm in awe of your energy.  :innocent:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on March 05, 2016, 20:01:20 PM
Great job Sheila  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Lovely pics  :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 06, 2016, 08:52:28 AM
She is indeed Grouchie's female doppelganger Sheila  :catluv: :catluv: :catluv:  So she is thought to be Pippa's mom then? 

Her daughter is a bewt too and look at young Mikkie .... swooon ...... our darling Millie's lookielikie  :sigh: :sigh: :sigh: :blow kiss:

Yes I can see the attraction of what you do Sheila but such incredibly hard work  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:  Am very much hoping you get some me time to share with your fab OH  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on March 06, 2016, 17:49:49 PM
Well done Sheila, that was a mammoth effort! If heaven exists, it will have a special place for you and those like you  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on March 07, 2016, 06:51:45 AM
Sheila, you are Kings indeed - and not just for a day, though I'm sure it feels like it.    :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on March 08, 2016, 14:44:33 PM
Stunning work Sheila  ;D ;D

Just out of interest where is the sanctury?

Great news the colony is FIV free.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on March 08, 2016, 22:25:31 PM
Posting for a possible transport run from here to Stoke/Stafford area.

Picked up a little blind boy this evening who was taken to a vet quite close by but no other rescue had space or would help. The vets have been amazing, fixed his teeth, blood tested, sorted out his appealing diarrhoea etc.
Luckily I've found someone who specialises in blind cats but need to get him up there....  :shify:

And whilst we are on the subject of heroes, take a bow Judecat. I'll let her explain.....  :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on March 09, 2016, 20:03:02 PM
'Appealing diarrhoea'??  :sick:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on March 10, 2016, 05:44:16 AM
 :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on March 19, 2016, 22:47:38 PM
Well it's been a very happy week here in da Forest.

Firstly we are very proud to announce the adoption of young Pirate to our own Judecat, a truly perfect angel  ;D

And then there;s the rehoming of Blind Harry whose plight came to our notice a couple of weeks ago but is now fully fit, dentistry sorted and with his new Meowmi.

And then there's Dawn, she suffered a medical issue last summer that prevented her taking Fuzz (who I kept!) but she's better now..and we found her purrfect partner! A teeny single black kitten in need of love love love.

And then there's Boris, a stray injured boy we have taken in and arranged to be added to the adoption centre books. Yaaayyy!

Aside from this we've neutered two more cats (one was female in early pregnancy) and rehomed one boy Paddy who was an abandoned stray that had tagged on to a local colony.

In all, I think we're doing OK.

Huge thanks to all our follower and supporters. Please, take a bow!   :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on March 20, 2016, 16:16:57 PM
Sheila, lots of positive news there. Fantastic!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on March 20, 2016, 16:32:34 PM
Little Pirate update, I got my first cuddle yesterday :yayyy:, he was a very brave boy and actually came out from the computer desk where he sleeps by day to investigate my friend Heidi, first time she has been round since I got him. He and Pippa are now the best of friends and they sound like a herd of elephants charging up and down the stairs chasing each other :evillaugh:, he and Emo bump noses, Bob is coming round and has gone from full out growls to occasional hisses. Not bad for a week ;D, he loves his fusses until he remembers he is rufty tufty and 'kills' my hand :rofl:, so all good, second jab in a couple of weeks time, but he was good in the carrier for Sheila, many thanks for bringing him all the way down to Worthing. :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on March 20, 2016, 17:24:42 PM
Sheila, you and your team are on fire.   :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on March 26, 2016, 23:43:11 PM
So pleased for wee Pirate!

We've had another bumper week here at Waltham Forest Cats, three cats rehomed and one heavily pregnant female moved into rescue. Not least was our latest meeting with the lovely Vicky, our new CP branch development manager, who traveled down from Oxford to give us the good news that "Waltham Forest Cats Protection" will be launched formally on 1.4.16!

April Fools day for some (and Sly da Sly's buffdy) but a new hope for us.  ;D

I may need your support going forward my friends, we still need to orchestrate foster places and fund-raise, and your continued support is much appreciated. However now we have the backing of a nationally recognised charity to find us some more volunteer pals to bolster our local resources, that, for us, is invaluable. Our ferals will be sorted, our sick and injured cats treated, and our kittens rehomed.

I couldn't be more pleased, and more scared as I still need to work full time to make ends meet for the Tuftyclub, which will seriously impact on my free time, but hey, I know you will all understand when I don't post quite so frequently.

I promise I will send regular pics and updates on this thread, you are my inspiration and my rock, I thank you Purrs Pals, with all my heart.  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:


Please wish me luck, it was this forum that inspired me, I'm relying on you to keep me and my pals invigorated.   :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on March 27, 2016, 07:36:58 AM
Sheila this is all such positive news.   ;D. I have a feeling that eventually you may be able to make ends meet for the Tuftyclub without compromising too far.  And when you love what you do, and do what you love, life has a way of opening doors you previously thought shut.   :hug:

Am certainly cheering you on from the guidelines.  Go Sheila!!!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on March 27, 2016, 13:56:43 PM
That's great news Sheila!

I think I asked previously whether you have an Amazon wish list, but I don't remember the answer  :-[ It would be great if you do have such a list, it will make it easier for us to support you  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on March 27, 2016, 15:14:18 PM
Another Pirate update, and also a question although I will ask the vet when he has his second jab on Tuesday, is there any oil or something like bio oil that is safe to use on cats? The scar from the abscess on his head is very thick and obviously troubles him, he likes it being rubbed hard, but if I am not around to oblige he scratches it until it bleeds and scabs and then of course the scar is getting thicker.

He is integrating far more quickly than I had even hoped for ;D, this morning even Bob joined in the morning charge/bundle ;), she was the one giving me most concern as she sulked in the bedroom for most of the first three days and growled horrendously at him. He has ventured out through the cat flap, rather earlier than I had hoped, but he was playing in the garden with Pippa. I was so scared I had lost him and I saw the little head pop up on the rockery with Pippa stalking him, they came when I called them, so we played the come when you are called and get treats game half the morning, then he stayed in all week until this morning, he came flying in as soon as the rain and the hail started. He knows where home is :Luv2: He is getting very affectionate as he is getting braver, comes for fusses and cuddles. All in all things are going very well indeed. :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on March 27, 2016, 15:56:43 PM
Sheila, you're an amazing lady. I take my hat off to you. I just don't know where you're getting the energy from  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on March 28, 2016, 23:55:11 PM
Thanks everyone! Not long now....

Paula, the vet was treating Pirate successfully with... .Manuka Honey! They swear by it, and he seemed to respond very well. Give that a try? Xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on March 29, 2016, 02:13:18 AM
Wow Sheila you are doing so well  ;D ;D

An Amazon wish list is a good idea  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on April 02, 2016, 22:09:52 PM
Well, here we are folks!

We at Waltham Forest Cats Protection now have recognition.  ;D

 I've been on the volunteer management course this weekend and we finally have a functioning branch policy!  ;D

I'm probably as anxious as I've ever been, this is not small stuff.  :-: But you know me, this will work despite me and my misgivings.  :innocent:

Thank you all for the moral. spiritual and financial support, I am determined this will be a success!  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on April 02, 2016, 23:10:15 PM
I am sure it will be successful Sheila  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 04, 2016, 06:53:19 AM
It cant be anything else with Sheila in charge.  Well done to you and your little band of loyal helpers, Sheila.   ;D ;D :hug:  And no - it's definitely not "small stuff." 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on April 04, 2016, 22:53:32 PM
Thanks Sheila, will give it a go, and Waltham Forest CP will go to strength to strength I am sure. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on April 05, 2016, 13:57:38 PM
Sheila, I'm sure you will go from strength to strength  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on April 06, 2016, 21:36:38 PM
Halfway into week one we have successfully TNRd a lovely stray boy we named Wonky, due to his half an ear, rescued a heavily pregnant female and moved her into rescue where she can have her babies in safety, brought an injured friendly stray in for neutering just after he was savagely attacked by the local Tom, so we nicked him too! And his two juvenile feral kittens.

Just need to get the littlest kitten indoors now and our first week will be complete at a staggering total of 7 rescues. At this rate my annual funds will run out in August!

The funding bid is in, I'm hoping I've budgeted enough! The donations kindly sent in have been submitted for gift aid, and should appear in our new shiny bank account in the next week or so, you've kept us afloat during this transitional period and no mistake!

More trapping is planned for the weekend, so we may in fact exceed these figures yet. I'm so happy!

Thank you, efurrybuddy!  :make difference:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on April 06, 2016, 22:48:34 PM
Another Pirate and Pippa update as Pip was a Waltham Forest rescue too.

Pirate is thriving and getting bigger on a high protein kitten food diet as the vet said that his long bones still had a lot of growing to do and said that was what was needed, he has been getting sneaky steak when the others aren't around :naughty:, the wound on his head is looking a lot better with moisturising cream, although I will bear the manuka in mind if he opens it again, but he isn't scratching nearly as much or as hard as he was. He is getting very soppy and lurves his new Meoumy, he is getting very nosey and even ventures upstairs and onto the bed ;D

Speak about Pip when I get home
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on April 07, 2016, 14:46:45 PM
Mognicent Sheila and hope you can get enough funding, always a reak problem in rescue.

Am sending you a PM
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on April 07, 2016, 21:51:24 PM
Sorry, too tired last night.

Pippa is very pretty BIG girl, Sheila said when she brought Pirate down that she would have said she was over a year and not the same age as Pirate. She doesn't like to be too far away from me when she is indoors, but sleeps within paws reach. She has started doing this really cute thing of when I am only fussing her with one hand of oh so gently trapping my other hand in her front paws and bringing it down to her as well.

So my two Walthamstow Forest babies are complete sweethearts and I can't thank Sheila enough. :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on April 07, 2016, 22:56:14 PM
So glad that 2 of Sheila's waifs and strays have found a happy home with you Paula. It's great to hear how Pirate is settling in with the others  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on April 07, 2016, 23:14:05 PM
Awww, Paula you made a tough rehoming easy for us, it's you who are the star here.  ;)

Another big bad tomcat caught last night and neutered, currently 4 recovering from their operations in my summerhouse, one was-pregnant female kitten no more than 8 months old herself, she will now get to enjoy her youth instead of becoming yet another gym slip mother.  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on April 08, 2016, 03:06:04 AM
8 months that is terrible  :(

A pm reply sent Sheila  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on April 10, 2016, 17:21:32 PM
Yaayy we caught the kitten!  :catluv: He's a bit spitty but as he's now got the chance to be reconciled with his mum, Dad and Brother it might make him feel a iddy bit better. The feeder has named him Sooty  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 10, 2016, 18:52:31 PM
 :wow: :wow: Yay!  Well done Sheila  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on April 11, 2016, 22:36:25 PM
:wow: :wow: Yay!  Well done Sheila  ;D

Seconded  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on April 17, 2016, 15:05:35 PM
Update on Sooty and family, all four now placed with the lovely Madlin who has a disused riding stable in the Watford area. The family get to stay together! Top result all round.  :wow:

Back on home ground we have four TNRs and our first official WFCP rehoming this week!

The adorable Lily Rose, a petite black cuddlebum had been wandering for around 5 months. We know she had kittens some months ago but these were never found, so presumed perished. It's so very sad. We finally caught her this week in the early stages of pregnancy, which means a spay/termination, but at least we've saved a litter from the same fate as the last lot.

We also have a tiny boy by the name of Basil who came in as a stray, only 6 months old he will be off to the Adoption Centre tomorrow morning with the tireless Tad Davis  :bow:

And a revisit! Today I went to see a potential trapping for a tomcat that has been worrying two of last year's kittens. Remember the flu kittens Lorna and Mario? Yes, they're doing so well and are really beautiful, nicely behaved and thriving. This tomcat has been tailgating them into their lovely house and has sprayed, so he's on our radar to de-nut this week. I really do feel a great sense of achievement, their Mum was a feral (Theresa) and she is also in safe hands. So good to have follow up.  ;D

Next week we have a colony of ferals to address, and with spring firmly under way its the females we need to grab quick smart. Wish us luck, everyone.

Sheila, Tad and Mark
Waltham Forest Cats Protection Team.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on April 17, 2016, 17:10:13 PM
LILY-ROSE
Here is a photo of the lovely Lily-Rose all safe in her new Igloo
Tomorrow she will be neutered and given the 5 star treatment before going off to her new home
I'm going to miss her as she is so gorgeous and just wants to be loved  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on April 17, 2016, 17:47:47 PM
YAAY TAD!  :welcome: :welcome: :welcome: to Purrs my friend  :cuddle:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 17, 2016, 20:03:11 PM
Hi Tad!!  A  big warm Purrs welcome.   :welcome:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on April 17, 2016, 21:06:34 PM
Thanks for the welcome  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on April 17, 2016, 23:21:46 PM
Hi Tad and welcome, just a friendly warning, we are all nuts on here - well cat mad anyway :naughty:

Another Pirate update, he is getting very brave now, I can walk past him without him skittering off, he now goes upstairs happily. I am sure that at some point he was owned because he seems to be expecting to be told off for some behaviours that are allowed here, like being upstairs, he is far more skittish than downstairs, he is getting used to being allowed to go into the bedroom although I have only seen him on the bed once and he leapt off PDQ. :shify:. Also, since he has been put on the kitten food I swear his paws have grown! They were so neat and now they are huge, the rest may catch up shortly but he has such a small head compared to my other kids that I think Sheila may be right when she said she thought he may be a bit dim. I can't remember her exact words, but BF said that they would make a good pair as neither of them had properly functioning brains :rofl:.  He loves the igloo bed on the landing and then when he gets too warm, lies at the top of the stairs and I can go to the loo without him taking fright and dashing down the stairs, I just talk to him as I approach, give him a quick ear scratch and walk on past. He is a delight and I can't see why he would be so difficult to rehome. Please forgive me if he sometimes gets referred to as Pye, Pirate is reserve for calling in out of the garden and for when he is naughty and goes on the tables, the only naughty thing he does. :Luv2:

He and Pippa continue to do their elephant impersonations every morning more and more frequently accompanied by Emo and Bob, how three cats weighing under three and a half :naughty: kilos can make so much of a noise escapes me, Emo at six and a half kilos I can understand :evillaugh:

Ta muchly Sheila
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on April 18, 2016, 19:49:47 PM
Hi Tad and  :welcome: to Purrs, it's nice to see you over here  ;D

Great to have updates from Sheila and Paula too  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on April 18, 2016, 21:06:45 PM
 :welcome:  to Purrs Tad great to seed more WFC CP peeps and Lily is gorgeous  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on April 18, 2016, 21:20:24 PM
Well Tad worked her socks off today, Lily Rose now spayed, chipped and polished ready to go to her new home tomorrow, and she managed to find time to get little Basil to his adoption centre space in Archway adoption centre. All good.

We have another little one coming in this week for those paying attention, another Lily, this one a sweet unassuming 4 year old who was dropped off at her vet with instructions to PTS.  :( Well we couldn't have that could we?  :thinknot:

Keep an eye on Waltham Forest Cats FB page, I have a feeling she won't need us for long.  :Luv:

Also now our brave spider man Mark (spider man cos he's totally unafraid of even fat stripey ones) is back from his hols we're looking to pick up speed and bring some feral females in for neutering before the little strumpets start breeding again. The summer house is all scrubbed and primed ready to go. Hold on tight efurrybuddy!  :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 19, 2016, 06:58:41 AM
 :) :)  So glad you could step into help another little Lily.   :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on April 19, 2016, 14:34:48 PM
LILY-ROSE has left the building

Adoption now complete and the lovely LR is now known as ROSIE

She left with a bag of nice new toys ( donated from Max Pets E4 ) and the igloo she loved so much, her little safe haven
I'm so excited for ROSIE and her new life and I know we will have regular updates as Mark ( aka SpiderMan ) lives only a few doors away from ROSIE'S Guardian

A final photo call this morning  after breakfast of ROSIE chilling on my bed  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 19, 2016, 14:39:59 PM
 ;D ;D  How fantastic!  She's a little beauty too.   :)  Someone is going to be very happy with her, methinks. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on April 19, 2016, 19:29:42 PM
Having had a Lily myself I have a soft spot for any cat named Lily.  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: And Lily Rose, aka Rosie looks like she's fallen on her paws  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Thanks for all the updates Sheila. And welcome to Purrs Tad  :welcome:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on April 20, 2016, 01:35:16 AM
Wow, that was quick! So glad that Rosie was snapped up by someone with very good taste in cats  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on April 21, 2016, 00:46:40 AM
Rosie gone to her new home thats great  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on April 21, 2016, 08:44:47 AM
Lilly  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 21, 2016, 08:58:42 AM
 :wow: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:   Beautiful Gurlie!   :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on April 23, 2016, 23:33:01 PM
What a dear little face, how could anyone want her PTS? Words fail me............................ :censored:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 24, 2016, 08:17:51 AM
What a dear little face, how could anyone want her PTS? Words fail me............................ :censored:

It beggars belief, doesn't it?  So glad the vet had other ideas. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on April 24, 2016, 11:45:30 AM
Lilly turned out to be the snuggliest lap cat ever, but she really doesn't like male cats (I suspect from her loose breast tissue she's been used for breeding so may well have a deep suspicion of boy cats) so she sadly can't stay with me. However, the lovely Malcolm at North London Adoption Centre has graciously provided us with a placement for Lilly, so her future is assured.

Mark (Spidey) and I dropped her off yesterday afternoon. She's going to be just fine.  :Luv:

Whilst we were there, however, little Basil came up in conversation. I was pretty shocked to hear that another vet has examined him and he has severe ginigvitis, probably caused by FCV! Poor little guy this really reduces his chances of rehoming.  :(

I've had a word with Mr Sheilarose and he's agreed that if Basil is still looking for a home when we get back from our hols, he can come and live with us in the Tuftyclub. We've had Calici carriers before and our cats have been vaccinated, and hey, what's one more little cat in the great scheme of things?

So, I'm hoping the lovely Tad will keep you all up to date with the goings on here whilst I'm away, I know it won't slow down, in fact our new traps and crates are due to arrive tomorrow! All we need is some good weather, good health and good luck (and Mark's car back from the repair shop) and they can run things here without me.

Keep well efurrybuddy!  ;D

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 24, 2016, 12:30:38 PM
So pleased about Lilly.   :)

Have a wonderful Holiday Sheila.  Will keep everything crossed all will go smoothly while you're away (and I'm sure that it will) and look forward to a Basil update in due course, bless his paws.  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on April 25, 2016, 19:06:26 PM
So pleased Lily has got a home and hope that Basil remains safe and sound  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on April 26, 2016, 10:11:02 AM
I hope calici doesn't put people off, when I asked our vet before we got tilly and had our two calici boys at home he said how do you know she hasn't got it anyway 60% of cats do
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on April 26, 2016, 23:08:57 PM
Another Pye/Pirate update, I caught him sleeping on the bed a few weeks ago, he slunk off very quickly at a great rate of knots, although all the girl cats sleep on the bed he has been very hesitant. Even up until a few days ago and talking to him he has been very nervy about being upstairs. Today he was asleep on the bed with Pippa and Emo and as I had a bath and was upstairs already he didn't hear me coming in and jumped, so I fussed his ear and reassured him he was a special baby boy and he settled back down on he duvet. The last few days he has even let me walk past him to go to the loo. I cannot believe how quickly he insinuating himself into our hearts, or, how quickly he is learning he has no limitations, apart from not shredding the carpet on the bottom stair :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on April 28, 2016, 18:30:50 PM
Awww Pirate!  :Luv:


Basil is reserved!

New girl Lucy arrived this week, abandoned poor love. Check out her moves!

https://www.facebook.com/tad.davis.336/videos/564660527029652/
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on April 29, 2016, 01:59:45 AM
Can't see it, probably just as well, can't afford any more. :'(, the four I have are purrrfect :Luv2:

When I win the lottery.........................................
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 29, 2016, 05:44:08 AM
Aw, the link's broken Sheila.  Just as well, if you're Paula.  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on April 29, 2016, 09:27:41 AM
Sorry Ladies will change the settings for you all the see Lucy Lu video  :Crazy:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on April 30, 2016, 22:30:33 PM
Sorry Ladies will change the settings for you all the see Lucy Lu video  :Crazy:

She is a beauty!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on May 01, 2016, 01:06:18 AM
Having some R&R with my own Fur Balls  :Luv: I get a message from a friend about a stray in need of scanning
So Off in the Cat Car  :Crazy: 10 minutes up the road to meet a lovely friendly Ginger male
YEAH YEAH Micro chipped and reported missing, within a few mintues of my call to Petlog the owner was on the mobile calling me straight away
Jingles was staying with a friend while his owner was having a holiday, but sadly escaped and for the last 5 months has been hanging out and have some fun of his own ( not that kind of fun  ;) as neutered, well done to the owner  :)
So tomorrow Jingle will be reunited with his Fur Mummy and a happy ending all round for the finder and owner  :hug:
This cat wasn't a local cat :doh: but WFC are happy to help even outside our location and on a weekend just as I was about to sip my glass of wine  ;D
I love my life :O)x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on May 01, 2016, 01:16:05 AM
LUCY LU

The Lovely Lucy Lu is now with North London Adoption Centre at Archway, I going to miss her so much  :Luv2: she was a real pleasure to foster for a few days and left a big impression on my heart  :Luv:
Lucy Lu is a loving, purry little lady with such an affectionate nature she doesn't want anything but a human of her very own, and her dream will come true very soon I'm sure
 :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on May 01, 2016, 03:36:47 AM
Just adore Lucy Lu  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 01, 2016, 06:19:28 AM
Well done Tad.  Jingles owner will be over the moon.   :wow:

And I'm sure Lucy My will get her forever home soon, as she's beautiful.   :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 01, 2016, 07:31:53 AM
You've reunited a much loved Jingles with his slave Tad! After 5 months!!! How fabulous is that  :wow: :wow: :wow:

You have made an enormous positive difference to at least two lives  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Lucy is very beautiful. Like you I doubt it will be long before she finds her forever home  :Luv2:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 02, 2016, 22:34:59 PM
So lovely to know that Jingles has been reunited with his meowmy!  ;D

 :crossed: for Lucy Lu.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on May 03, 2016, 10:12:58 AM
I just love hearing about cats finding their way home  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 08, 2016, 16:01:15 PM
Little black female cat "Minnie" just in,  approx 9 years old probably a Calici carrier and needs some remedial dental work before she's ready to go, but otherwise she is happy and loving.
 :catluv:
Tad will post pics but I will message Mad Lilli as I'm sure she was looking for an all black mini panther.....

Photos please Tad Meister?  :pic:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 08, 2016, 23:39:57 PM
Gosh, what a lot of black panthers we have to rehome at the moment - or is that the normal state of affairs? I have heard that they can be difficult to place - silly people!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on May 12, 2016, 00:55:18 AM
sorry this has taken so much time but at long last we have some video footage of Minnie who is feeling so much better since her vet visit on sunday, here we go short and sweet and I'm still in need of camera / video lessons  :Crazy:

https://www.facebook.com/tad.davis.336/videos/569884613173910/?ref=notif&notif_t=video_processed&notif_id=1463001127077402

 :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on May 12, 2016, 00:57:18 AM
Minnie counting sheep  ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 12, 2016, 06:59:55 AM
Aw Tad - both lovely contributions.  Especially the top one "counting sheep"  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 12, 2016, 16:47:46 PM
Awww, bless her!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on May 12, 2016, 20:44:05 PM
 :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 14, 2016, 22:54:11 PM
Back from hols and no letting up

Louie was lost for 6 years! his microchip finally scanned by Waltham Forest Cats Protection located his owner but sadly they didn-t want Louie back as they now have dogs  :(

Anyone looking for a total cuddlebum 9 year old boy? Louie is your man !  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on May 15, 2016, 09:37:35 AM
Would it be a bit pushy to suggest Mary?  :shy:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on May 15, 2016, 10:25:45 AM
Louie Walsh making himself at home  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 15, 2016, 10:35:47 AM
 :evillaugh:

Jen, that mightn't be a bad idea.  I wonder if Mary sees this?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 15, 2016, 12:52:35 PM
Little Minnie would be a fab choice for Mary, but I don't want to push these cats on anyone as we all have our own choices to make.  :thanks:

Tad, do we have an update on Minnie please sweetheart?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on May 15, 2016, 17:52:14 PM
MINNIE
 
Minnie is about 9 years old and was found in South London as a stray, she is probably a Calici carrier and doesn't have many teeth left
She has taken a liking to my son and likes to follow him around and sit close to him, she has a quiet little meow for when she wants attention, rub's against everything in her sight on her route around the bedroom and has a kinky shake to her tail
Minnie is just over the 3 kgs so she isn't a large cat, she has a large scratching bed with a blanket under the bed, but she also like to relax on the bed and stretch out  :)
 
At the moment she is stressed and has been over grooming, but I’m sure once she is settled in a new home this will stop
 
Minnie is desperate to be Loved and would suit a family house hold that isn’t too noisy, so older children would be best, She is very shy around other cats and tends to run away from them

Do You Have Room For One More???  :naughty:

Adopt Don't Shop  :hug:
 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 15, 2016, 19:03:29 PM
I had a little cuddle with Minnie at the vets this morning, she's a lovely little lady who just needs a new home with a forever friend.

I was there with this little lady, a stray that pitched up yesterday crying on a street corner with an abscess on her poor neck and some of the worst matting I've seen for some time. Not for rehoming until we've established no owner coming forward but i suspect she won't be claimed due to the state of her. Meet Snowy.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 15, 2016, 22:46:03 PM
Poor baby! She looks a bit grumpy - and who can blame her considering how much pain she must be in  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on May 17, 2016, 19:12:56 PM
Aww, Snowy is gorgeous  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 18, 2016, 22:55:22 PM
Snowy is lovely. I've got some of the big matts off her and she's much more comfortable. Why no-one has come forward for this cuddly on-my-knee more-teddy-bear-than-cat? I'm astonished.  :-:

Today we have another feral tomcat in for TNR, affectionately known as "Cornflake" Tony the Tiger is probably the most unpredictable and violent cat we've had in so far, so it's a benefit to society to say goodbye to this particular set of nuts.  :innocent:
He's a stinker with a pretty face. Well done Mark Spiderman for getting him in the trap at considerable personal cost! :shify:

We've also been to the local council for a meeting with their tenancy officers who sometimes find abandoned cats and dogs in the recently vacated homes. They care very deeply about their residents and what happens to these animals and they try to help when relocation becomes inevitable but some folks just walk away leaving their pets behind, knowing that the council have a duty to deal with it!  >:( Needless to say we will do what we can to make this situation better for everyone.  ;)

At the weekend we have two friendlies coming in who seem to have been through true trauma. Their slave died three weeks ago and the cats were not fed for three weeks. Some of their furry pals didn't make it  :( so these two are coming on Friday for some TLC, good food, rest and all the home comforts the Tuftyclub can offer, courtesy of Waltham Forest Cats Protection.  ;D

OK bedtime, this is rewarding work but exhausting. However I sleep the sleep of the generally satisfied.  ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 19, 2016, 21:36:05 PM
Oh Sheila, how terribly sad about the friendlies who didn't make it! I don't even want to imagine what they suffered  :'( Thank goodness for Waltham Forest Cats!

I know I keep asking about an Amazon wish list, I would like to be able to help in some way.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 19, 2016, 23:34:40 PM
Thanks Lyn, I must get round to sorting one out.  :cuddle:

Update we've taken in an injured boy tonight, lovely big fella we've been trying to trap for a month with what appears to be a broken foot. He's in my crate tonight with pain relief but will see our vet first thing. If he's owned locally his is a serious neglect case.  >:( >:(

The two starved friendlies may not be coming here now, another rescue closer to them has stepped up with a foster placement, better than we could offer here so hopefully these little ones will be safe forever.  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 20, 2016, 11:00:16 AM
Another update:

Pip has got huge since I have been away, but Pirate hasn't grown at all :(, despite eating everything in sight. (Bob has grown as well), all the cats were very pleased to see me, but Pip Pip won't leave me alone. She managed to hide in our bedroom which I had locked, my000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000uhyyyy9i0+999999999699999999999999999999999999999999996 (thanks Bob :evillaugh:), luckily I left in such a rush I left my keys in the front door and Heidi found them, she went to the loo on the Tuesday morning, heard meowing and let Pip out. She had been locked in for three days, she did have water cos I had left my glass beside the bed, but she was starving :'(, and she had only done one poo which I was impressed by. Heidi hadn't realised she was a cat down as as soon as she came in the cats exited through the cat flap except Emo. Poor Pippa!

I am having to put sun cream on Pirates stumpy ear as whilst we were away it has tanned! :shocked: I don't want him getting skin cancer, I used to have to do it to Hey Jude as her ears and nose were white and also to my English Bull Terrier. I never thought about it on a tabby though. Live and learn.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 20, 2016, 19:57:09 PM
These Waltham Forest Cats can always be relied upon to keep you on your toes, Paula. Thanks for the lovely update, I'm so happy we and these cats found you. Xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 21, 2016, 06:54:45 AM
Tony Tiger sounds, erm "interesting!"  :shify:

Poor Pippa!  :-:

Sheila, how's the boy with the poorly foot?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 22, 2016, 10:26:10 AM
The poorly foot cat is called Fresian, his injuries consistent with a snare or such, the flesh is destroyed as are the pads on that foot, and the foot is now so deformed with scar tissue to render it useless (although the bones are intact)  :( however this stoic little character has good muscle tone in that leg so he's using it for something! It's his front leg so he can use it to climb and balance, so it's not completely life changing for him.

The vet wants him to go into foster for a while to assess the use he's getting from the leg before any decision is made to amputate or not. Clearly he can't go back outside yet so the hunt is on for a temporary placement for 6-8 weeks whilst his wounds heal, his hormones settle and the usage of his leg can be established. :care:

If anyone on here can point me in the direction of a suitable temporary placement I'd be most grateful, obviously all expenses would be covered whilst he's under Our care. He's being chipped and vaccinated today and coming back to me. :Luv:

This lovely girl in the photo below is now up for rehoming. Stella is a pure white cuddlebum who will happily chase George off if he gets too close (Geirge being 7 kg) so she's got balls of steel. Very sweet lap cat around 5 years old. Being chipped and vaccinated today. Needs regular grooming and grain free food please. Room for one more?

Meanwhile we have all been on our computer database training at the Mitcham rehoming centre  :pcprob: and had a sqeeweewee at the cats and kittens there.  :Luv: :Luv:

 Lovely people in there, so dedicated, but their rehoming rate has dropped off sharply of late, I can't help thinking it's got something to do with the Croydon cat killer.  >:(

We have some potential recruits too! Jennie is joining us as our web page manager, she will be putting our online presence in the faces of anyone who seeks help with their cats in the East London area, and a lovely lady from the council has offered us some hours helping out with the admin. Our old friend Emma who brought up Whiskey the post office cat's huge litter has once again stepped up as our first fosterer and will hopefully be joining our happy band. Also I was paying for some fablon (remember that?) in Homebase and the customer service manager commented on the CP sticker on my purse, turns out she used to volunteer for the charity but didn't think there was a presence here! I've given her my email address and hope she gets in touch. It's coming together!  :wow:  :make difference:


Next week we are on the hunt for Fat Frank once again! He's showed up at Marion's so she's feeding him for us. This time, Frankie boy.... This time....  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 25, 2016, 16:50:03 PM
Little Pirate update, just because I am so excited about the real breakthrough, he was in the igloo when I went upstairs to the loo, he rolled out of the igloo and was stretched out on the carpet, I fussed his head, moved on to his belly, which before we went away would have resulted in hard biting and disemboweling, he just curled his front paws around my hand and moved them to his head, he let me play with his paws as well. ;D

Sheila, The Walthamstow Forest cats may keep you on your toes, but they are so worth it and rewarding, loving little creatures, I wouldn't be without them for anything. :Luv2: :Luv:, Thank you.

Even more update, Pi is sitting next to me, Pip behind me on the sofa, he has suddenly come around, I do like my cats to be able to be handled all over so I try to do it so it isn't an intrusion if the vet has to, so tickling his tummy and his feet again is lovely.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 26, 2016, 17:28:12 PM
Awww, Pirate is doing so well Paula. He is clearly responding to your loving care.

Sheila, have you found a foster home for Fresian yet?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 26, 2016, 17:51:49 PM
Yes, how is Fresian, Sheila?   And Stella too?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 28, 2016, 00:18:42 AM
In negotiations to foster Friesian to one if our own. Bet you can't guess who stepped up?   :innocent:

Stella was very vocal when I arrived home from working Liverpool tonight, and sneaked onto my knee when I wasn't looking. She's a proper lap cat, don't think I've ever really known one before.  ;D

She followed this up by launching at Polly, Fuzz and a Sly as each in turn tried to get a look in, apparently she's taken a huge dislike to George and chased him up the stairs yesterday, so she us a proper little madam!   :naughty:

Two whole days off! Woohoo  :you go girl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 28, 2016, 21:30:23 PM
Pirate is turning into a cuddle monster, I pick him up so his head and fore paws are on my shoulder, rub his ear and he just goes boneless, dead weight, until I can't hold him anymore, amazing how heavy 3 kilos of dead weight is after 15 minutes :evillaugh: ;), absolutely lovely.

Pip is a delight as always, she is usually on the bed when it is occupied as is Bob. I got complaints when OH came down from an afternoon nap today as every time he moved he had two gurl kitten cats playing toe mousie with his feet :naughty: :rofl:

All four played at being garden forecats today :evillaugh:, I thought when I was clearing the forget me nots that I had snagged a rose clipping that I had missed and then realised that Pirate had his claws in me :shify:, in fairness, it was heavy vegetation, he probably thought I was a slow worm :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 29, 2016, 16:19:57 PM
Pirate has landed right on his paws, hasn't he? It's great to hear how well he is doing  ;D

I'm glad to hear that a lovely fosterhome has been found for Fresian. I had started working on hubby, but it was never going to be easy!  :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on May 29, 2016, 16:30:58 PM
LOUIE LOUIE  :P What a Character  :Luv: You are going to LOVE his video's
ENJOY  :rofl:

Video 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8BGy2_IxQ&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on May 29, 2016, 16:43:26 PM
LOUIE LOUIE   :Crazy: What a Character   :rofl: You are going to LOVE his video's
ENJOY   :wow:

Video 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-gl-3gsAqw&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on May 29, 2016, 16:47:49 PM
MINNIE  :Luv: Sweet little lady that just wants to sit next to you and relax  :)

Video 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gk3-ujUTqo&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 29, 2016, 21:30:30 PM
What a lovely lad! He really does love his bed, doesn't he?!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 29, 2016, 23:35:06 PM
I refuse to look otherwise I will be satellite Walthamstow Forest Cats Home :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 30, 2016, 11:02:11 AM
Road trip tomorrow! The core gang getting together for the first time. Brace yourself Paula!  :car: :car: :car:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 30, 2016, 11:26:01 AM
Introducing Friesian, our latest project.

Friesian, named for his cow like patches, has some severe injuries to one of his front paws. Our amazing vet has X rayed the injuries, all the bones are present but the pads are missing, he may have lost them escaping from the snare, trap or similar device our vet suspects caused the injury. Sadly it's an old wound that went without treatment so the scar tissue has grown over and served to deform the foot.
As he has no pads there's no point in rebuilding the skin (months if painful skin grafts and still not being able to actually walk on it) but Friesian does have muscle tone in that leg so it's likely he uses the club foot as a hook for climbing and balance.

He's going to our Paula, but if he does need the amputation we will need to raise funds for him. If anyone can spare a few quid towards the fund it would be great to know this lad could have his treatment. If the kegs can stay on, we promise to divert any donations to the next worthy cause.

My heartfelt thanks....
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 30, 2016, 18:53:14 PM
Aye am a'bracin' :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 30, 2016, 19:53:25 PM
Hopefully, Pirate.

Nope, tiny pic didn't work, if at first you don't succeed and all that :shify:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 30, 2016, 21:49:46 PM
Ooh Ooh Ooh

its not finished yet but LOOK WHAT LAUNCHED TODAY!

http://www.walthamforest.cats.org.uk/

Wooohooo -  we exist!

 :Flowers:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 30, 2016, 22:06:40 PM
:congrats: :ahh: :dance: :dance: :dance: :Applause: :Applause: :congrats:

A lot of hard work, well deserved.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 30, 2016, 23:11:16 PM
Fantastic Sheila, well done!!   ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 31, 2016, 07:04:39 AM
This is fantastic progress Sheila, Tad and all the crew.  Well done!!   :wow: :wow: :grouphug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 31, 2016, 15:56:19 PM
There is a small donation winging its way to you for the benefit of Fresian - or whomever needs it  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 31, 2016, 16:32:24 PM
Sorry Sheila, Fresian is a purry cuddle monster and I didn't have the heart to put him back in his crate after a fantastic cuddle session, and he was so happy on the bed. :Luv:. He has inhaled 2 pouches of AGAIL, I've never seen a cat eat so fast! I have reinstated small rugs in front of the crate as the only thing that has given him any pause (paws? :evillaugh:) was the surface of the table, there wasn't any purchase for his 'wrist' and he was clearly uncomfortable on it. Quite happy on it now he has the rugs though. He doesn't seem at all fazed after the upheaval of leaving for another cat slave or the journey down. What a lovely animal he is. :Luv: :Luv2:, he is huge after the girls and Pirate though.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 31, 2016, 17:44:47 PM
So glad he's settling in so well Paula.   ;D

Sheila, when I get paid at the end of the month I'll see if I can add a bit to the coffers too.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on May 31, 2016, 20:04:05 PM
Sounds like Fresian is settling in well  :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 31, 2016, 20:41:59 PM
So glad that your guest is settling in well. Although, he's not going to be a 'guest' is he?  :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on May 31, 2016, 23:50:28 PM
What a lovely day today  :wow:
1st the WF crew had  tea and cake with the lovely JudeCat  :thanks: and the lovely Fresian was super good on the long journey,
worth it in the end as I know he is going to fit in really well with the other GORGEOUS Fur Balls  :hug:
I'll let Sheila tell you all about our day at Cats Protection Head Office, lets just say I can home with Gift's from the gift shop  :evillaugh: more cat mugs and key rings   :naughty:
A really amazing place and a must visit if your in the area or even a day out  ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on June 01, 2016, 08:16:55 AM
CP HQ is fab isn't it and a lovely setting as well
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 01, 2016, 09:03:34 AM
Good Morning all!  :good morning 2:

Firstly, thank you to everyone who is donating to our little venture, I'm humbled and grateful to each and everyone of you for the support whether it be financial, moral, emotional or physical. Every bit is hugely appreciated. :thanks:

Secondly, to my most successful fosterer EVER! Judecat you deserve a medal and honours for your dedicated service. I'm truly in your debt. Thank you so much :cuddle:

Thirdly, and by no means least, a shout out to the people who make all this happen in the real world. Tad and Mark, you're both amazing, wonderful people I'm proud and happy to have the privilege of working with you both.  :grouphug:

Our day out started well, Friesian hoped into the carrier having done a timely poo beforehand. He snuggled up on the beautiful blue towel we received from a local benefactor just the day before and looked expectantly at me as if to say, "come on then, lets get this over with".

Apart from the torrential rain, me getting lost both on the way to collect Mark  :doh: and the motorway  :car: we finally arrived at Paula's without a single toilet issue (from any of us!  :rofl: ) and were treated to hospitality a la Paula and OH. It was so good to see you both looking so well and happy with your fab suntans and big newlywed smiles.  :congrats:

Friesian has every reason to be a cuddlebum, and he really did settle immediately. So good to see.  :wow:

Leaving Paula's we head off, the wind blowing the cloud and our car about as we circumnavigate to the Chelwood Gate Cats Protection centre where we find a warm welcome from the amazing rehoming centre staff, and a helping hand from Katy on the admin side who is trying her best to get some last minute presentational material for us... more later.
The shop, as Tad has already mentioned, has the most attractive set up and I would challenge any one of you not to race around it at least twice picking up everything in turn with shiny eyes and kid-like enthusiasm. Then we were given a guided tour by the most helpful and informative Karen, we saw the cats ready for rehoming, the cats in preparation for rehoming and the facilities for getting them there. Thankfully we'd already filled our shopping bags so there was no room for stealing a couple of furry stowaways but the temptation was overwhelming. :ahh: :ahh:
Worth a mention: if you do ever go, don't be phased by the number of cars in the car park!  :-: Its the head office for the national cat centre so all their paid staff work in the offices behind and it's their cars you can see, not (sadly) crowds of adopters wanting to rehome the cats.  :innocent:

As time marched on we reluctantly dragged ourselves away, only to get stuck in more traffic trying to get back home. It was late but we arrived happy and fulfilled in the knowledge of a job well done. 


Our Pets at Home weekend is almost upon us, the presentational material we need is pin boards, table cloths, bunting, etc. Oh and if anyone has a cat costume they're not using?   :rofl: Wish us luck, we're winging this one!  :luck:
 
Back to work today though, so I must shove off now.   :shucks:

It's a helluva ride this one. Do ya wanna go FASTER???  :dance narna: :dance narna: :dance narna:
 :garf:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 01, 2016, 09:09:23 AM
We wanna go FASTER!!  :evillaugh: :hug: :hug: :hug:  Big hugs to all of you wonderful peeps for being so caring and thoughtful and GREAT!!  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 01, 2016, 11:50:42 AM
Fresian is having two pouches every meal to try and get his weight up, he is a bit on the skinny side. I have honestly never seen a cat eat like him, 2 pouches lasts less than two minutes, obviously complete dry food down all the time as well. He used the litter tray properly and had put himself back in the crate overnight :evillaugh:, lots of snuffing under the door going on, on both sides, but all curiosity and no animosity so far. ;D. Lots more snuggles this morning as well, such an affectionate boy. He loves his face being rubbed  both sides at 5r4e4 (thanks Pirate ;))the same time and that huge head gets heavier and heavier as he relaxes into your hands  :Luv:.

I am glad you had a lovely productive day yesterday, Sheila, Mark and Tad, weather notwithstanding. :hug: :hug: :hug:. Sheila, I am holding you to a visit that doesn't involve you bring down another cat :evillaugh:.  :rofl:

I hope that your Pets At Home Weekend goes with a bang. With your, Mark and Tads drive and enthusiasm I can't see it being anything other than a success. :donate2: :donate2:

Faster is GOOD! :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 01, 2016, 16:15:19 PM
Sounds like a great day all round  ;D

What a lovely lad Fresian sounds, it seems that he has his paws under the table already!

Sheila, you have a pm . . .
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 01, 2016, 18:06:56 PM
All I can say is Rebekah did a good job of taming Fresian down. :wow:, when I go into the room, he does a hiss (just for forms sake you understand  ;)), then gets on with the Dreamies, purrs like mad and loves being brushed, just as well because he is moulting so much. He has used his tray again, and we have had a marathon grooming session this afternoon while OH had a lengthy nap with the kitten cats. Bob was snuggled right into his legs whilst Pippa and Pirate opted for the bottom of the bed :evillaugh:;pl;l. (and a brief message from Bob if you can decode it :rofl:), Fresian doesn't even mind his tummy being done, he switches his tail a fair bit but keeps on purring. He even used his poorly paw to hook my hand down to him for more fusses. :Luv2:

I think we can safely say that this cat is going no-where.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 01, 2016, 18:47:09 PM
Quote
     I think we can safely say that this cat is going no-where.           

None of us expected anything otherwise.   :hug: :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on June 01, 2016, 19:04:02 PM
I'm Liking your Style Judecat  :hug:

" I think we can safely say that this cat is going no-where "  8)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 01, 2016, 19:32:33 PM
You know me far too well Sue :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 02, 2016, 19:49:45 PM
Bob flew in the spare room last night as I tried getting in, I shooed her out, but Fresian just looked at her, no hisses or anything. Bob did look a little startled, his head is about three times bigger than hers :evillaugh:, I am hoping that he and Bob will get pally, Emo more or less does her own thing and Pip and Pirate are pretty inseparable, which I think put Bob's nose out of joint a bit cos Pip was 'her' friend before Pirate came on the scene. They do all have their moments when we have a four way mad 5 minutes though, it sounds like a herd of elephants charging up and down the stairs and through the bedroom :rofl:

Cannot believe how quickly this boy is coming around, not even a hiss today, as soon as I come in the room he is up on the bed for fusses, even when I have come in not bearing food or treats, although I suppose you could argue that an empty carrier bag to clean the litter tray might be a treat of sorts. He has started talking to me as well, he isn't a chatterbox like Emo, but give him time  ;) ;D

Fresian :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on June 02, 2016, 21:16:18 PM
That's really great news Paula  :) :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 02, 2016, 22:34:58 PM
Bless him, it sounds as if he is doing so well  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 04, 2016, 11:38:34 AM
Merlin ;) is coming downstairs today, he is getting very lonely in the box room and if I get up in the night or go upstairs he hears my footsteps and calls for me, I do go in and fuss him, but I think he is ready to be more in the way of things even though he hasn't been here for a week yet. He will be back in his crate for a while until he gets used to everyone, but if he carry's on the way he has started it won't be for long and once he is moving around in an unlimited space it will be easier to assess that foot and if, :crossed:, he can keep it.

He is putting on weight and his coat is looking a lot better, I am using a soft brush on him for about half an hour a day and so much is coming out, probably because the house is so warm. He has stopped eating the way he did and is eating more slowly and leaving some to come back to later, it is gone by the time I go back in, but he isn't filling his mouth and gulping. He is learning that the food is his and isn't going to be taken away. Hard to believe that this is only the fifth day.

Thank you Tad, my shopping bag arrived today ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 04, 2016, 15:51:09 PM
Thanks for the update Paula, I am really enjoying hearing how well your lad is doing  ;D

I spoke to hubby about the possibility of fostering today. It is not going to happen  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on June 04, 2016, 19:10:10 PM
Judecat

You're very lucky that the bag has arrived!!! as everyone that knows me knows that letters tend to sit in my car for weeks :innocent: :shify: :-:
LOL
I made a specail effort to make sure I sent you the bag the next day  :) other wise I'd forget and would be in the dog house :evillaugh: instead of the cat house with Sheila  ;)

Thank you for your kind word over the passing of my Ginger Puss,  :thanks: It was a very hard week for me and my family to lose him so quickly and so unexpectedly  :(

I've included a photo of Ginger Puss that is on my FB profile, doing what he loved best sleeping next to me and enjoying life  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 04, 2016, 19:13:06 PM
Oh Tad, I'm so sorry you lost your own beloved friend.   :hug: :hug:  I love ginger cats.  So beautiful.   :hug:

Paula, I think Merlin's a lovely name.  Fresian did seem a bit "heavy" so glad he liked the sound of Merlin.  :) :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 04, 2016, 20:05:46 PM
Oh Tad, I am so sorry that you have lost your lovely Ginger Puss  :hug:

 I am also very fond of jinjas, my beloved Chivvy  has left such a big hole in my heart that it still hurts more than 5 years later  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 05, 2016, 01:00:16 AM
He was beautiful Tad, :care: :care: :care:, he will no doubt be playing hard on The Bridge with all the other furkids we have sadly lost over the years.

OH has definitely found a cat, this is the first time he has ever bothered to make a fuss of any of the cats, he doesn't mistreat the others, just ignores them for the most part, even if they rub up against him. When I have been ill he has fed them, cleaned the litter tray etc. but otherwise shows no interest. Merlin is different, he has actually been calling him and giving him ear rubs! :wow:

The others have wandered in and so far no trouble, until I discovered that someone has broken their way out of the cat flap, I had it set to inwards only. :doh:, Pippa, Pirate and Bob were sitting by the back door waiting to be allowed in. :evillaugh: I have had to take the rubbers off so it opens both ways again. Oh well, I did say I wanted to get a new one that was regulated by microchip! Hopefully they are a bit more robust.

Merlin is spending some time behind the sofa, then he comes out for fusses, when we were eating dinner he came out and I broke the rule of a lifetime and cut him off a small piece of steak, he turned his nose up at it and ate some more AGAIL instead! :shify: CATS!!! :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on June 05, 2016, 08:04:14 AM
Merlin is different, he has actually been calling him and giving him ear rubs! :wow: 

Just had to do a search through your recent posts Paula as I thought you had added to the tally of furries whilst I wornt lookin'.  Much approve of Merlin's taste in names.  We sometimes refer to our Bob as a fresian but sorry jus don't seem right to call a cat a cow for some reason  :innocent:

Tad I am so very sorry for your loss  :hug: :hug:  Ginger Puss was a gorgeous boy and no mistake and fully realise he will have left the most enormous hole in your life.  RIP darling angel Ginger Puss  :( :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 05, 2016, 14:00:59 PM
Sheila, I pm'd you a while ago about offering help. Did you get it?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 05, 2016, 20:41:27 PM
Lyn, Rosella, Paula I found your posts honeys, apologies for the delay in responding I still don't get notifications from Purrs.   :shy:

Tad, sorry I've not been around much this week, I know what Gingerpuss meant to you.  :hug: :hug:
RIP beautiful boy. Always a purr in your Meowmies heart.

We have a Rainbow Bridge thread on Purrs, you may wish to post on there so Gingerpuss joins the Purrs babies gone ahead?  :hug:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 05, 2016, 20:42:32 PM
You wanted to go faster?  :wow:

Meet Spice.  :Luv:

Spice is 14! Yes I don't quite believe it either! He sadly has had a bit of an episode recently that led to him attacking his elderly owner, so we are assessing his emotional state (and addressing his rather carbohydrate rich diet) to establish what caused his disturbance.  :shify:

If you know anyone who would be able to offer a home to an otherwise completely solid, affectionate and quite possibly the most beautiful cat on the planet, do please get in touch. Full vet check, chip, vaccinations etc will be done tomorrow but he has been superficially judged as healthy.   :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 05, 2016, 21:22:45 PM
What a handsome boy he is!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on June 06, 2016, 18:26:29 PM
Spice is indeed a bit of a corker Sheila  :blow kiss: :blow kiss: :blow kiss:

I've PM'd ya pal. 

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: for all you do  :Flowers:  You too Tad  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 06, 2016, 21:02:01 PM
Well, that was quick! No sooner did we have a microchip in Spice than a Spice shaped space appeared at the Adoption Centre.

Did I roll my eyes out loud? I think he will be very easy to home despite his episode of madness.  :Luv:

Louie Louie also went to the AC today. Tad has done a wonderful job rehabilitating a cat whose owners were located after 6 years due to him being microchipped, but they didnt want poor Louie back  :'( He will find a wonderful home now.

Stella is back with me though, the abscess on her neck isnt healing right and she needs an examination of her pelvic area as she isnt moving right for  5=7 year old cat.

There's also a little biddy kitten action, a reunite and a case of mistaken identity but that will all remain in the "to be told" file for another day...

Thanks to all the wonderful people out there, you know who you are, you are appreciated!  :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 06, 2016, 21:37:48 PM
Poor Stella! I do hope this is something that can be easily remedied.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 06, 2016, 22:29:42 PM
I have very stoopid,large boy half lying on my laptop, nipping my fingers when I stop fussing him. I gave him a cuddle which he tolerated for a minute or so, jumped onto the sofa behind me, as Sheila knows I am a floor dweller, don't like chairs, jumped straight back down and headbutted me for more fuss, on his own terms, but he really is a fuss monster, the fur in the brush is slowing down a little as is his eating, he is eating almost at normal cat pace. Now all we need to do :shify: is getting him and he other cats integrated. Slowly, slowly catchee monkey :evillaugh:, they are coming in and having a good sniff, when OH or I are in the front room/dining room the doors are left open, he has had a little wander up the first three stairs. The other cats have had a wander in, we are getting there. ;), it'll take time, but we will get there. ;D

P.S. Very unfair posting a picture of Spice Sheila :rofl:. BTW, when are we all moving in to that mega large house in the country with room for all?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 08, 2016, 23:40:38 PM
Oh Buddy. Buddy, Buddy, Buddy.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 09, 2016, 05:50:54 AM
Oh Buddy. Buddy, Buddy, Buddy.


 :Luv2:  :Luv2: :Luv:  Who could resist that face!!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on June 09, 2016, 06:07:57 AM
Oh gawd. What a church  :Luv:

Edit  ....... chutch that's wot I typed ........ chutch .....  :innocent:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 09, 2016, 10:56:16 AM
I really think Merlin will keep his leg, he is starting to use his paw rather than his wrist to walk :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :cheer: :dance: :dance:, I am not looking forward to taking him to the vets on Saturday for his second jab, he weighs a ton!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 09, 2016, 13:47:53 PM
Rosella, did you mean to say 'What a church'? It's a phrase I am not familiar with  :Crazy: Kitty is adorable, however you phrase it!  :Luv2:

Paula, it's great to hear that Merlin is using that paw  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 09, 2016, 13:51:10 PM
Sheila, you have pms  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 09, 2016, 19:31:09 PM
Rosella, did you mean to say 'What a church'? It's a phrase I am not familiar with  :Crazy: Kitty is adorable, however you phrase it!  :Luv2:

Me either, I racked my brain, such as it is and I couldn't fathom it either :rofl:

Progress, Emo came into the front room while he was eating, Merlin stopped and stared at her, and that was it. ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 10, 2016, 23:06:22 PM
Well, everything is looking good to me, I haven't seen him using his wrist rather than the tippy bit of his paw for two days now, he saw Pirate this morning and he didn't growl or raise his hackles, his paw has almost healed now, he goes to the vet tomorrow for his second jab, he/she can also check out Merlin's paw. The only cause for concern is a small bald patch on his tail that seems to be spreading, we will see tomorrow, he will also be FIV, FeLV tested. He seems to be putting on weight rapidly, the general fur loss is slowing down to two brush fulls a day, Things are progressing nicely ;) ;D, so far. I don't want to jinx anything. :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 11, 2016, 00:12:49 AM
Great news about Merlin, Paula, thanks for the chat tonight.  ;D

Not so great news is Stella has been xrayed today and has a wedge of splintered bone stuck in her hind cruciate joint. No wonder she's a bit grumpy as the vet says this really hurts. She's going in on Monday for the problem to be fixed and is on cage rest until then. Unfortunate this surgery does not come cheap, and even if they manage to save the ligament (which hasn't snapped yet) its a very delicate procedure.

We have some funds available but I've sidelined the collections for Merlin's paw, just in case (it pays to be cautious  :-: ) so I'll be launching a fundraiser for Stella's operation so she can go for rehoming pain free.  :)

Once I've sorted this out you'll be the first to know. Maybe I'll do a sponsored cat trapping event - 24 cats in 24 hours? Waddyasay??

 :ahh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on June 11, 2016, 00:21:44 AM
I will be making a donation tomorrow Sheila.  ;D  I think your details are further down the page aren't they.

I've had a windfall in the form of a payout from the Prudential on a life policy that my mum had with them that I knew nothing about (she died nearly 8 years ago) and I can't think of a better use to put it to (don't get too excited - it's not that much and bro has to have half).
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 11, 2016, 07:27:43 AM
If you do a sponsored trap, I'll do a pound per cat ;D

Why do I have a feeling it will cost me £24 or more :evillaugh:, I know how determined you are Sheila :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 11, 2016, 11:50:38 AM
Merlin is back from the vets, he couldn't have his jab as Sheila's pet vet uses a different one so they are going to order it in and I'll take him back down later in the week. He was so easy to put in the carrier, but, boy, does he weigh a ton! :shocked:, he is 5.25 kilo's, I still think he looks skinny, but the vet had advised me to cut back a bit on his food, his foot is healing nicely, but she said he isn't overly thin and while his foot is still healing it would be better for his mobility for him to be on the slim side. He has Royal Canin complete down all day and then 4 pouches of AGAIL, so he can have three AGAIL's a day now. My neighbours Mitzi is starting to develop kidney probs (she is only 5 :(), so he gifted me five kilos of the Royal Canin food and 4 packets of dreamies, he wouldn't take a penny for them either. What a nice man. ;D

The fur loss I noticed on his tail, the vet thinks is stress related and probably the result of over grooming which is a relief.

He goes back on Saturday next week for his jab and then Tuesday for his FIV-FeLV test to the main hospital as they don't do it at the local branches. Phew! between OH and the cat it is non stop :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 11, 2016, 15:20:24 PM
It's good to know that Merlin is doing well  ;D

Poor Stella  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 15, 2016, 23:33:31 PM
I'm very sorry to announce the loss of one of Waltham Forest cats tonight.

Poor Stella was struggling for breath when I got home from work, the vet found fluid on her lungs. This coupled with her other complications pointed to a pending all systems failure.

Better a week too early than a moment too late, and with my head bursting with pain and conflicting emotions I made the decision to let my Stella go.

I'll be back later...

RIP my brave, beautiful girl. xx

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on June 16, 2016, 01:01:19 AM
RIP Stella play hard on the Bridge

Such a hard part of rescue Sheila  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 16, 2016, 15:34:49 PM
Sheila  :hug: thank you for giving this little girl a loving home in her last days.

RIP sweet Stella, play hard at the bridge. Look out for a rather bad-tempered black and white girl who also arrived recently. Perhaps you, Cleo. Ginny and Parki can all learn to make rainbows together.

 :candle:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on June 16, 2016, 20:37:29 PM
Hello Fur Gang

Hope everyone is doing well, Sorry for quiteness but as you know from Sheila's blogging we have been very busy with trapping and sadly a few poorly Fur Balls  :(

Quick update from the Tadster - Minnie moo moo is doing ok since she had some roots extracted from her lower jaw, which sadly leaves her with hardly any lower teeth now, but that doesn't stop her from having a really good appetite especailly when I get the tinned tuna out  :naughty:

10 days after Ginger Puss went to Rainbow Bridge I knew the only way to heal my Broken Heart was to have another Fluff Ball in it - so please say hello to Tallulah who is filling my Heart with beauitful moments that I willl cherish forever  :Luv:

Sending Love & Hugs to all you Pussy Cats  :hug:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 16, 2016, 22:25:27 PM
Hello and  :welcome: to Tallulah. What a beautiful girl she is!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on June 17, 2016, 01:29:14 AM
She is gorgeous  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on June 17, 2016, 06:44:49 AM
Awwwww what a babe
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 17, 2016, 21:14:00 PM
Oh Tad, she is beautiful, mind you, I have one and know what I am saying.........beware of nawtie torties :rofl:, wonderful bundles of fun! :Luv:

Merlin bit OH before we went away. he had said Merlin was tender on one haunch, then he stroked it a couple more times and got bit :naughty:, anyway I mentioned to nice other vet I saw today, he has a bit of pain in his knee? joint (I would have called it a hock, but I am more used to horses), so he is on a week of Metacam to see how he does on it. OH has agreed that we can keep him as he isn't actively attacking the other cats.


He has just gone for Emo. :(



Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 21, 2016, 14:01:27 PM
Well, Merlin's 'snap' test said he reacted positive to FIV, then the Vet scared me rigid saying he had to be indoors only, had to be separated from my other cats, they couldn't share bowls etc. So then I read the links to all the studies on here, breathed a deep sigh of relief and opened the doors again. Although he HAS been aggressive to everyone except Pippa, he hasn't drawn blood, and in his encounter with Pirate it was white fur rather than tabby on the floor, his testosterone levels will still be dropping, the Zylkene will be here tomorrow, so I am hoping the aggression will be dropping as well. He isn't as bad as he was for the most part.

It will be about a week before the definitive lab test comes back, apparently false positives are common, although given his past I wouldn't be surprised if he is. Thank God for Purrs, I have to admit the Vet did panic me. I might just email her the links on here before she does it to someone else without this resource. You would have thought the major Veterinary Hospital in West Sussex would be more informed. >:(

Poor Merlin has a bald patch on his neck now, but the first thing he did when he got home was settle beside me for fusses and purrs, another Vet has fallen victim to his charms as well, apparently he just let her shave him and take blood with no problem :Luv2: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 22, 2016, 06:57:28 AM
That's why it's great to have a place like Purrs where people can share their own experiences and give solid factual advice.  I guess Vets constantly see the sharp end in more ways than one, and people who would potentially abandon or euthanize FIV cats.

Am hoping however this will be a false positive, and that Merlin will be FIV free, but as you've seen for yourself, it doesn't have to be the end of his world.  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 24, 2016, 03:20:57 AM
Oh Mi Gawd! Two doses of Zylkene! What a difference, I have been leaving the front room and dining room doors slightly ajar at night and while we are out to try and stop the territorial 'them and me' behaviour. Merlin came into the kitchen when he heard me get up for my pain killers and he was about 3 feet away from Pi, he just sat looking at him, twitching his tail, but nothing else.

Pippa has just come into the front room a few feet, Merlin is lying on the floor and just meeped at her, admittedly his tail is twitching, but he does that all the time anyway.

Please everyone, keep everything crossed that this is the breakthrough we needed. Very early days yet. The other cats are understandably nervous of him, but as all the aggression has come from Merlin that is understandable. His back leg seems better, but he had had his last dose of Metacam today so we will see how he is on it tomorrow.

Sorry if I am monopolising Sheila's thread.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on June 24, 2016, 08:43:04 AM
great news!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 24, 2016, 11:34:15 AM
That is good news, Paula.   :) :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 24, 2016, 15:56:49 PM
So glad that the situation has improved!  :crossed: that this is the answer   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on June 25, 2016, 02:15:32 AM
Hello Fur Gang  :hug:

I'm just going to post photos as this Fluff Ball is Beyond Gorgeous  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 25, 2016, 07:46:32 AM
Not fair Tad, I want................. :evillaugh:

Just joking 5 is enough-ish :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 25, 2016, 23:31:39 PM
I have been an evil cat Meoumy, I have put half a cat vallium into each of the other cats bowls as well. :naughty:, I so want them all to get on.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on June 26, 2016, 01:10:16 AM
Hello Fur Gang

Our new addition Hallie ( sister of Tallulah )
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on June 26, 2016, 01:11:26 AM
Hello Fur Gang  :Luv:

How about some Chocolate in your life? :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on June 26, 2016, 05:38:04 AM
They are just scrumptious Tad ❤❤❤
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 26, 2016, 07:06:13 AM
Tad - you tinker!!  Making us all dribble and drool over these little sweeties.  :wow:  what beauties!!!


Paula, we dose all three of ours, and keep it up for momentous moments such as learning the cat flappery.  It's marvellous stuff.   :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 28, 2016, 21:56:54 PM
Ineed some chocolate in my life.... no, no I can't :doh:

I have had a chat with Sheila and she agrees that putting Merlin through another test is a bit odd and unnecessary. His claw that has emerged now that the scab has fallen off his paw, ignore me if I have said before, I can't remember where I was up to in his saga :doh:, is deformed and my main concern is that it will grow into the scar tissue. Hopefully the vet will say it only needs regular trims, which if the nurse will show me what to do, that is fine, he lets me touch his paw for inspection quite happily. Worst case scenario is that the claw bed would need to be removed. He is using his paw quite happily to jump on and off the sofa, he stands on his three good legs and uses the 'bad' one to open doors, cover his litter tray and also, bizarrely, his food with the paper it is on before returning to it. I assume that is a stray cat thing a bit like leopards caching their kills to come back to? He uses all four paws to walk, except on Vinyl, then he does three legs and a dot.

Now all we need is for the others to stop being scared of him, they are sociable cats as a rule so hopefully the Zylkene will calm down them as well and Merlin can become a fully fledged member of this fur club. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on June 29, 2016, 01:02:02 AM
Just love chocolate  :Luv2: :Luv2:  but am diabetic  :rofl: :rofl:

Its easy to trim claws unless they are called Lupin!

Hope that he will be OK Paula
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 29, 2016, 11:14:25 AM
We used to take Cleo to the vet to have her claws clipped. The combination of a reluctant cat, luxurious toe tufts and 2 old fogies with fading eyesight didn't make for a happy experience for anyone!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sootyca on June 29, 2016, 16:14:04 PM
Hello Fur Gang  :Luv:

How about some Chocolate in your life? :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:

And that is the healthy kind of chocolate.........so cute
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 30, 2016, 22:15:28 PM
Two down, two to go! Bob even touched noses with Merlin last night, and then growled :evillaugh:, Merlin was sitting in the lounge doorway this evening looking at Emo, and she was sat on the bottom stair looking back, but she would not go past him for her dinner, I called him and he turned around, and then she scooted past whilst his back was turned, Pirate is still very nervy of him too, but he raced past to his food bowl, my Pi does love his food! :Luv:

I have to say my Walthamstow kitties are challenging at times but I would not swap them for the world, and they are no more challenging than the existing cats, especially Bob. :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 30, 2016, 23:40:14 PM
Lovely update Paula, thanks and keep up the good work.  :gold stars:

You've all seen Tad's new kids? They're even more scrumptious in the fur, believe me!  :Luv:

Sad, sad news, I'm sorry to report we lost little Minnie last night. Her FIV became full blown and she couldn't fight off a mouth infection that was preventing her from eating. RIP, sweet, sweet Minnie.  :(

The wonderful stuff, however has not relented despite this sad setback. We trapped a family of 5 cats living in a garden. Mum and no1 son turned out to be quite wild but in only 5 days we managed to turn the three kittens from hiss-spits into fun loving criminals. They've all gone to their new homes already, the feral Mum and son together to a riding stable with Marvellous Madeleine and the kids to a lovely new home. I'll pop some pics on here later when I've got them shrunkened.  :)

We also managed to acquire adoption centre spaces for Little Buddy, his pal Margo, his Mum Allie and another young handsome tuxedo cat called Morris who was a TNR that turned out to be a friendly lad.  Two further TNRs and a helping hand for one of our local independent rescues I think it adds up to around 13 cats in one week we've helped. Not too shabby, eh?

So who's left you ask? I'll tell you.  :allears:

A little blind girl named Squeaky Dee we picked up had been living rough in a garden. Her BP is off the scale high which is what caused her blindness. She's worming her way into my heart very quickly as she's a sweet, spunky little thing intent on escape at a snails pace.  :evillaugh:

And then there's King! King is a wonderful rufty tufty ginger tom with no tail who had been terrorising his neighbourhood and hospitalising all the locals.  >:( He's feeling a bit lighter around the back end now and although he's swiped me a couple of times I think a bit of magical Zylkene may well get him back to pet status too. Another week should do it.  :evillaugh:

Then there's last but by no means least we finally caught little Skye.  :) She was unhappily abandoned when her eastern european owners left the house and her behind  :( She had been fed by kind neighbours but was being continually molested by the local toms, and hence was terribly scared. Once indoors with me she's immediately come out of her shell and is the softest, snuggliest adorable little petite cat, and at only 18 months old will make someone a perfect little pal.  :Luv:

Skye has a space at the adoption centre from Sunday, but I have a feeling there may be a home for her before then...   :sneaky:

OK must go to bed, believe it or not I'm still managing to fit a full time job in! heres Skye to melt your hearts   ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 01, 2016, 00:54:12 AM
So sorry to hear about Minnie RIP little one.

Skye is sweet  ;D ;D

You are so busy dont know how you do it  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 01, 2016, 13:17:21 PM
When do you actually sleep Sheila? :hug: :hug: :hug:

RIP Minnie :RIP:, play hard on The Bridge little one, pain free at last.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 01, 2016, 14:57:13 PM
So sorry to hear that Minnie has crossed the bridge, thank you for giving her a loving home in her final weeks  :( This part of the 'job' must be heartbreaking Sheila  :hug: :hug:

Run free at the bridge sweet Minnie RIP

 :candle:

You say that Skye was terrorised by the local tomcats? Does that mean that she would be best as an only?

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 02, 2016, 10:13:44 AM
Thanks everyone. Minnie was fostered by Tad who went to enormous lengths to try to get Minnie well again but it wasn't to be. She was lovely as she as loved.  :catluv:

Lyn, Skye hides when she sees male cats, but is very friendly with female cats and kittens. However she was friendly with McAvity, a little Bengal cross who was probably her litter mate from last summer. 

Booked in at Mitcham adoption centre tomorrow morning, I'll miss her adoring Amber gaze and sifter than soft fur.
Here are some pics of this weeks Waltham Forest Cats! See if you can guess who is who?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on July 02, 2016, 20:59:35 PM
Oh Sheila, that last pic! I'm smitten  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 02, 2016, 21:06:19 PM
Oh Sheila, that last pic! I'm smitten  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Me too!

I fell in love with a ginger lad today - who was really not what we were looking for! Fortunately, a young couple were arranging to adopt him, so I was saved from myself.

Hubby aside, I don't know that Skye would have been right for us as Alf is a big lump of boycat!  He would 'ask' Cleo to play by jumping on her from the bottom stair. If that failed, he would try again from the next stair up  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 04, 2016, 08:19:50 AM
Just for you ladies, here's King, alias Bob cat, in a most alluring pose....  :Luv:

He's turned from being the street bully into a proper teddy bear in just 1 week.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 04, 2016, 08:25:20 AM
Blimey Sheila, he's a stunner.   :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 04, 2016, 12:53:46 PM
He is a stunner Sheila.

There was ginger fur all over the front room floor this morning and Merlin wasn't in, as soon as I called him out of the back door he came straight in from under the big bush. ;D. Obviously the Zylkene only extends to my other cats. :evillaugh:. Microchip cat flap comes tomorrow, Ordered the bigger one as Merlin is a bit of a tight squeeze through the existing one. :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 04, 2016, 12:56:25 PM
Love him Sheila and but dont think he would get on with Sasa!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 04, 2016, 18:08:31 PM
What a very handsome boy he is!!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on July 04, 2016, 20:41:42 PM
If I was in the market................ :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 04, 2016, 20:45:15 PM
If I was in the market................ :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

You'd be behind me in the queue!  :P
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 05, 2016, 02:27:04 AM
If I was in the market................ :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

You'd be behind me in the queue!  :P

How very adult Lyn  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 05, 2016, 15:50:15 PM
If I was in the market................ :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

You'd be behind me in the queue!  :P

How very adult Lyn  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

 :handbags:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 05, 2016, 18:08:55 PM
I love it Lyn  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 05, 2016, 23:53:49 PM
Here's a very lttle problem. Poor lttle Fred at only 530g, early signs of cat flu and severe dehydration vet had to teach him to eat tonight. Vibes for thus lttle one please, currently in iso in my back bedroom.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 06, 2016, 05:05:49 AM
Poor little Fred, everything crossed for him :care: :care: :care:, if anyone can get him through it'll be you Sheila. :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on July 06, 2016, 05:28:49 AM
Sending little Fred every possible good wish Sheila  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 06, 2016, 05:52:13 AM
C'mon lil Fred.  Me, Daddy P, Moray, Malt and Barley sending you much love and strong "noshing" vibes.  C'mon little man.  You're in great hands, but you gotta fight this.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on July 06, 2016, 08:45:48 AM
omg what a little dot, come on fred, we are all here for you
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: HelenD on July 06, 2016, 09:19:34 AM
Oh bless him, everything's crossed! Xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 06, 2016, 09:35:43 AM
Fred is a good name for a little fighter! Our fred was taken home by the staff to pass away twice when he was a kitten, as he was so poorly they didn't think he would last the night, so he wouldn't be alone when he did. He fought long and he fought hard. Fred will be looking over tiny fred and willing him on. Xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 06, 2016, 09:40:25 AM
Jen, that's so lovely.   :shy: C'mon Fred.  You hear that?  We're all rooting for you, little feller.   :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 06, 2016, 10:42:57 AM
How is Little Fred doing this morning Sheila? Everything crossed for this little one. :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 06, 2016, 15:38:20 PM
I hope this little chap lasted the night - and will see many more. Maybe Alf should give eating lessons? It's the one thing he is veeeeery good at!  :briggin:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 06, 2016, 18:22:54 PM
Come on little Fred, OH has just said can we have a kitten?  :sneaky: you eat, take your medicine and you get strong little one.  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 06, 2016, 18:58:28 PM
Come on little Fred, OH has just said can we have a kitten?  :sneaky: you eat, take your medicine and you get strong little one.  :hug:

Fantastic news. Come on Little Fred ;D

Sorry, but just a quick, very positive update, we 'lost' Merlin today when SW turned up, he was upstairs on the top landing with Bob a few feet away and the rest of the cats asleep on the bed again a few feet away in the other direction. Slow progress, but progress nonetheless :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on July 06, 2016, 20:34:36 PM
If I was in the market................ :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

You'd be behind me in the queue!  :P

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Love it!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on July 06, 2016, 20:36:06 PM
Sending lots of good vibes for little Fred.  :) :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 06, 2016, 23:11:15 PM
Fred update please Sheila, we know how busy you are...........................
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 07, 2016, 02:37:14 AM
Hope little Fred is stil with us and now he has learned to eat this will help  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 07, 2016, 08:23:23 AM
Sending Little Fred vibes, come on lil guy. Xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 07, 2016, 08:30:00 AM
Yes, topping up the positive thoughts and vibes, and praying little Fred is holding his own. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 07, 2016, 14:02:58 PM
Come on little chap, your Purrs aunties are all rooting for you (in the UK sense of the word, not the Australian  :naughty: )
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 07, 2016, 14:36:15 PM
Come on Little Fred, OH was asking how you were  :wow: x he even told Billy about you. X
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 08, 2016, 06:57:09 AM
Morning.  Sending lots of positive thoughts for Fred, and hoping all is well as it can be for this little scrap. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 08, 2016, 10:38:57 AM
Just had a text from Sheila and she asked me to update as she is at work. Fred has now got 4 brothers and sisters in with him now, they picked up most of the colony yesterday, 17 cats in all. Sheila says that Fred is doing better than she could have hoped. She'll get some more pics later.

Gawd knows when she actually sleeps! Sheila you are an absolute star! :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on July 08, 2016, 10:44:06 AM
omg didn't know he was a tiny feral - just like our bluto 25 years ago in October, he was three weeks old when we snaffled him from a feral colony and took him home
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 08, 2016, 14:53:08 PM
Wow  :wow: 17! Amazing! Glad Little Fred is starting to pull through. Come on little guy  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on July 08, 2016, 15:18:38 PM
Great news.  ;D. Keep fighting little Fred, you can do it.

Do any of the 'old timers' on Purrs think of Teresa when they read this thread.  I know I do.  Sheila you are an absolute star and the  things you have achieved in such a short space of time are a real credit to you and your team.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on July 08, 2016, 15:21:31 PM
yes often Carol
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 08, 2016, 15:23:50 PM
Great news about Fred but stil have the fingers crossed for him  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 08, 2016, 15:36:55 PM
Great news.  ;D. Keep fighting little Fred, you can do it.

Do any of the 'old timers' on Purrs think of Teresa when they read this thread.  I know I do.  Sheila you are an absolute star and the  things you have achieved in such a short space of time are a real credit to you and your team.

She's often in my thoughts, Carol, as are Daddy Rob and Rob Jnr.   Miss her passion, her wisdom, her friendship, and her great good humour, but feel my life was enriched for knowing her.

17!!  Blimey.   :-:  Topping up the positive vibes for little Fredster.  For Sheila too.....  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 08, 2016, 23:32:40 PM
Update on my aggressive foster.

Pi nicking Merlin's Royal Canin

Merlin's response, you can't see it in the photo, but he is keeking from one eye. Sorry, posted wrong photo

I didn't get on here until later, but Theresa sounds fantastic, I wish I had known her. This is the first time I had heard about the gentlemen.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on July 09, 2016, 00:56:14 AM
A question for Sheila/Tad.  Can I be sure that a donation made through your website will go to Waltham Forest Cats and not into the general CP coffers?  The donations page looked very generic when I  went into it so I came out again.  :innocent:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 09, 2016, 07:57:53 AM
Morning Little Fred and the Fredsters, topping up the vibes for nomming and healthy squees.   :hug: :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 10, 2016, 19:55:27 PM
Hope all is well and you are not run too ragged with all those little'uns and are getting some rest?  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 10, 2016, 22:37:26 PM
Fred made a staggering recovery! He and his 12 yes 12 brothers and sisters all now safely placed in foster care around the greater Essex area, one of the mms turned out to be friendly so she's been spayed and gone into care with the kittens. Such a relief!  :tired:

Yes, Jen, I didnt give him that name lightly!  :hug:

Did someone say they want a kitten? I have just the boy but dare not post his pic here for fear of Rosella having some form of seizure. It's a teeny "Groucho," named Chocolate, he's 14 weeks old. Cuddly, playful, just norty enough....  :Luv:

Carol I'm assured the donate button from our own web page does feed our branch account, but I will check and post on here. I'm touched that I'm answering this question.  :thanks:

Thank you too for the kind words, but I'm no Theresa, she did this for years without the backing of Cats Protection. I miss her too. Often cast my eyes heavenwards seeking strength or inspiration. She hasn't let me down yet.  :wow:

Eaty start tomorrow, but that's just boring old work. 26 cats we've helped this week. That was the figure we had in mind for a whole month when I put the budget bid together. Sheesh!

Here's Florence our preggie girl, seeking a foster space to have her babies, and Fred, Grace, Gabriel, Garry and Gina all feeling much better.

Gnight alll xxx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 11, 2016, 09:00:26 AM
 :wow: 26! That's amazing! A huge well done, I don't know how you do it!

Glad Fred and the little Fredsters are doing well and settling into foster.

It was me guvnor what said about a kitten. OH wants one (and of course i would never say no) and poor Billy tries to play with Zarny but she isn't interested. So he wanders off on his own (after getting a batting round the head).

Also 3 is the magic number not 2.  :sneaky:

Any pics available to swoon over? How do we go about home checks to prove our worthiness for a waltham cat?  :) a teeny Groucho sounds sublime!!!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 11, 2016, 09:34:08 AM
Hello Fur Gang  :Luv:

How about some Chocolate in your life? :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:

 :Luv2: would this be chocolate? When can we pick him up?!?  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 11, 2016, 09:45:30 AM
OK, so OH has said he must be called Mr B (as in Bruce Wayne) as in Batman  :Luv2: are we too excited? Are we? Are we? :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 11, 2016, 09:47:16 AM
 :evillaugh:  This is just such a lovely thread today.   :) :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 11, 2016, 12:56:13 PM
:evillaugh:  This is just such a lovely thread today.   :) :evillaugh:

Isn't it just?!  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 11, 2016, 13:24:00 PM
 :rofl: just brought up the contents of Pets at home so it seems! Food shopping day for the cats (and for us, although thats not as fun) and extra toys kept appearing in my basket! :sneaky:  :Luv2:  :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 11, 2016, 13:35:55 PM
:rofl: just brought up the contents of Pets at home so it seems! Food shopping day for the cats (and for us, although thats not as fun) and extra toys kept appearing in my basket! :sneaky:  :Luv2:  :rofl:

 :evillaugh:  As they do.....  And of course three is a good number of cats. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on July 11, 2016, 13:46:08 PM
its a lovely number and of course little ones are so much easier to introduce, very exciting!!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 11, 2016, 16:53:44 PM
OK, so OH has said he must be called Mr B (as in Bruce Wayne) as in Batman  :Luv2: are we too excited? Are we? Are we? :naughty:


If you aren't there is sumfin wrong :rofl:

When are you getting him?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 11, 2016, 18:51:00 PM
OK, so OH has said he must be called Mr B (as in Bruce Wayne) as in Batman  :Luv2: are we too excited? Are we? Are we? :naughty:


If you aren't there is sumfin wrong :rofl:

When are you getting him?

Have to see if I pass the home check first  :Luv2: and if we would be suitable?  :shy: far too overexcited methinks!  :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 11, 2016, 19:25:43 PM
Suitable???  Please........!!    :innocent:   :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 11, 2016, 19:40:47 PM
Suitable???  Please........!!    :innocent:   :evillaugh:

Why on earth wouldn't you be? You have rehomed two cats from difficult circumstances, brought them round and overcome their problems. Confidence Woman!  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 11, 2016, 20:48:29 PM
Just need to check indoor only is OK really. We are hoping to move house April next year and have a garden with a cat pen. As long as that suits Mr though  :) :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on July 11, 2016, 20:59:59 PM
How exciting Jen!  ;D ;D ;D :) :) :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 12, 2016, 08:46:19 AM
I think that a lot of rescues prefer indoor only, no RTA's, no risk of FIV etc.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 12, 2016, 23:01:38 PM
Jen, fret no more. I've reserved the wee hairy beastie for you!(iPad mini for scale, he's a mini tornado!)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on July 12, 2016, 23:57:33 PM
LADIES it's CHOCOLATE TIME  :rofl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6fDhMZwjhk

Enjoy Fur Gang  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 13, 2016, 00:39:33 AM
catching up and so pleased Fred is OK and as for that Chocolate  :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 13, 2016, 06:42:26 AM
Billy is gonna be so pleased!!   Once he realizes he has a new playmate, there will be all manner of shenanigans!  :evillaugh: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 13, 2016, 10:29:27 AM
He is gorgeous, thank you Tad! Lucky Billy to have such a lovely playmate Jen.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 13, 2016, 20:31:23 PM
All good news tonight!

Vinnie and Marble our last two ferals came back after their spays. Turns out neither were pregnant, but poor Marble was so chock full of infection we'd all assumed she was 2nd trimester! Talk about the nick of time.  :)

Florence is still hanging on to her kittens  :-: its a good job as when she does give birth i'll need to go buy another flipping crate!

Johnny our 14 week old kitten has come out of his shell and now loves his Uncle Mikey.  :Luv:

King Bob is the most chilled cat on the planet.  8)

Squeaky Dee is finally using the litter tray!  ;D

Chocolate has won the heart of our lovely Jen  :wow: who will get her new boy at the weekend. It was lovely to meet you at last, yet I feel I've known you well for years... isn't Purrs a wonderful place for that?

We recce'd a job today, mum and 4 of the prettiest kittens, around 5-6 weeks old. Poor mum is skin and bone. We can't take her till Saturday when the two ferals go out and even when we can there's no money left in the budget to treat her. She can come in to safety, i have flea treatment and a wormer for her and her babies good food and rest, but anything medical will have to wait till we get some more funds in from the centre.

Once these guys are in, the doors close behind them.

I'll let Paula update you on Merlin, more positive news! I'm going to grab a naughty gin and tonic.  ;)

Three boys in for castration tomorrow, so an early start before work, Busy busy busy!  :bee:




Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 13, 2016, 20:43:16 PM
Bless you Sheila, that G+T is well deserved!

I'm so glad that things are going well for your charges.

Hope you don't have to rush out and buy a crate - isn't it a pity you don't have an Amazon wish list?  :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 13, 2016, 21:08:37 PM
Purrs is indeed wonderful, was great to meet you and see some of the gang. Chocolate is adorable and such a mischievous glint in his eye. Looking forward to Saturday!!! Can't wait. :Luv2: :Luv2: :wow:

I hope you get some rest this evening, how you do it I don't know! Hope the funds get sorted soon to help out. If I get any spare flea treatment will send it your way.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 13, 2016, 22:22:04 PM
Bless you Sheila, that G+T is well deserved!

I'm so glad that things are going well for your charges.

Hope you don't have to rush out and buy a crate - isn't it a pity you don't have an Amazon wish list?  :shify:

Just sent it off to our web manager Lyn  :shy: Thanks for the nudge!

I had a magnum too.  ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 13, 2016, 22:27:06 PM


I had a magnum too.  ;)

You little devil!  :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 13, 2016, 22:37:20 PM
Carol, this is the information I found re our web page Donate button...

The donate function
The new sites have an online form that is available for visitors to your branch or centre
website to make a donation. The process works in the following way
 The donor fills out the form and donates
 Three emails are automatically created, one to the donor thanking them, one to you
giving you details of the donation, one to the Finance Department at the National Cat
Centre with your branch/adoption centre code stated
 The payment is processed and coded to the branch
 The Finance Department performs a quarterly sweep which uses the
branch/adoption centre codes on the donations to direct the right donations to the
right branch
 A payment is made to the branch/adoption centre account

http://www.cats.org.uk/waltham

And in case you can't find the button or prefer to donate by bank transfer, or know someone who does....
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on July 14, 2016, 00:51:09 AM
Thanks for that Sheila.  Done by transfer (faster payment) so should be with you soonest.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 14, 2016, 05:20:48 AM
Thank you, Carol. You're a marvel and an inspiration. I'm often reminded of you when I strap on my kneeling pads (no one else knows what I'm talking about, hehe! )  :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on July 14, 2016, 06:14:57 AM
Just recovering from seizure after watching Tad's video of Chocolate or should I say Mr B? Jen, he is one incredibly beautiful lad. Did you see? OMG drool or what!!!

Well done Sheila!!! You and your group make such an enormous difference to so many lives  :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 14, 2016, 13:17:33 PM
Just recovering from seizure after watching Tad's video of Chocolate or should I say Mr B? Jen, he is one incredibly beautiful lad. Did you see? OMG drool or what!!!

Well done Sheila!!! You and your group make such an enormous difference to so many lives  :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

I know!! He is such a delight! My zipper on my jacket had a good chew as did all shoelaces and shoes  :Luv2:  loves the ball track. which we got for our 2, who have promptly ignored it! Will at least mean it will see some use.  ;D can't wait for Saturday now! Little lad is in for pompom pom removal today...he is a little dreamboat.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 14, 2016, 13:38:15 PM
I feel like a little Narna dance is in order....


 :narna dance: :yayyy: :narna dance: :yayyy:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 14, 2016, 20:07:14 PM
Seconded  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on July 14, 2016, 20:58:02 PM
Exciting Jen!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on July 14, 2016, 21:31:30 PM
Hope Mr B recovering well  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 14, 2016, 21:50:20 PM
Have heard Mr B is doing well, if a bit vocal about his experience! Last of the vaccine jabs tomorrow and then here Saturday! Is it still only Thursday? Do I need to start another thread, am cluttering this one rather a lot!  :hug: :hug: :Luv: :wooooo: can't find the bananas on this phone.... :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 14, 2016, 22:36:53 PM
So glad that Mr B will soon be with you! 2 sleeps for you, 3 for me :dance:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 14, 2016, 23:21:16 PM
All good tonight. Mr.B and his pal Johnny, and Johnnys twin brother James all safely through their operations. The feral girls in the summerhouse have been offered a home in a stable yard in Epsom so they will be bunking in with Mr.B for the trip south on Saturday.

No kittens yet from Florence.

Peace reigns.

Good night my friends.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 15, 2016, 00:51:59 AM
Gnite Sheila......................all peaceful on the eastern front then  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 15, 2016, 21:30:35 PM
I think Florence's waters may have broken! Here's her nursery in soft pink!  :hairrasin:

Chocolate sorry Mr Bruce Wayne has had his 2nd vaccination so is all ready for Jen tomorrow. He's sleeping it off right now.  :)

I've been offered places at the North London Adoption Centre on Monday for King Bob and little Johnny  ;D

Buddy and Allie are reserved!  :wow:

The stable placement for the feral girls Vinnie and Marbel has gone a bit flakey though... waiting for decision and negotiating terms... too annoying.  :doh:

Another old boy has been added to our waiting list tonight, our local vets have asked if they take possession of a neglected cat and fix him up, can we find him a home? Well, what could I say  :innocent:

Watch the webpage.. we have a little cat with cancerous ears due in soon for her surgery. We've launched a justgiving appeal that should appear shortly.

Here's Johnny!  :Luv:


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 15, 2016, 23:15:50 PM
Johnny looks great and love the soft pink  ;D

Sounds like you are a politician  :shify: :shify:

Wish I hadnt joked about the eastern front last night in view of whats happening in Turkey  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on July 16, 2016, 01:13:57 AM
Patches AKA Houdini  :shify:

He keeps disapppering  :Crazy:

Lets hope he stays around long enough for us to arrange the funds and get him all sorted out  :naughty: :rofl:

Night Fur Gang  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 16, 2016, 01:30:05 AM
Nice pic of poorly Patches, and those ears  :(  :(Thanks Tad.

Been another busy day, we have (finally) had offer of a home for little Johnny, with a wonderful couple who have adopted from us before. In fact a friend of Jackspratt (who herself is having the bestest day ever), and who would like to offer this gentle soul an option locally.

I'm hopeful, knowing these people, that gentle Johnny will find his forever pal.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on July 16, 2016, 01:32:58 AM
VIOLET & KITTENS

Some old photos of last years rescues Violet and her kittens.

The lovely violet was left behind when her owner left the country.  >:(
The day she gave birth, she had jumped into a bedroom window and gave birth on a neighbours bed.  :shocked:

The lovely violet and her kittens was all homed in 2015  :Luv:
I still get regular updates and photos of them all  :Luv:

night Fur Gang  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 16, 2016, 01:41:30 AM
That is wonderful news ;D

Merlin has responded  really well to AB's, didn't realise that Amoxil worked so quickly in cats! He jumped onto the sofa tonight without help or even a grunt/ rowl! ;D

I nearly got a good pic of Bob and Pip raiding his dishes this evening while he looked on. I couldn't work out why it was all dark, then realised the lens cap was still on :-[

So pleased you have found so many homes :hug:

You are a Godsend to these cats, although I know you couldn't do it all without Tad and Dave, you are all Stars :grouphug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 16, 2016, 14:38:15 PM
Violets kittens are gorgeous  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:  Mr wolf  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 16, 2016, 15:38:58 PM
Wanda's trapping went well. Here's some pics of the babies we picked up with her.

And YESSSSSS! We have babies from Florence!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 16, 2016, 15:52:05 PM
How lovely, Nanny Sheila :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Mymblesdaughter on July 16, 2016, 19:44:57 PM
Lovely  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: HelenD on July 17, 2016, 09:04:08 AM
Oooooh so cuuuuute!!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 17, 2016, 09:17:15 AM
 :evillaugh: :evillaugh:  What an absolute deilght.  Well done Sheila, Tad and all.   :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 17, 2016, 09:47:00 AM
Pics
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 17, 2016, 09:49:30 AM
Baby pics
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 17, 2016, 10:58:55 AM
 :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 17, 2016, 15:36:24 PM
Cuteness overload  :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 17, 2016, 15:43:44 PM
Oh my!!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on July 17, 2016, 20:51:45 PM
Awwww!  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 19, 2016, 10:28:31 AM
Very sad news that we lost little Oreo last night. He was not able to latch on to feed and our best efforts were not enough. RIP little man  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on July 19, 2016, 10:46:17 AM
oh Sheila I'm sorry, although with the heat in London at the moment she would probably have lost more with out you  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 19, 2016, 11:39:57 AM
Oh Sheila, that's sad.  Gods bless you little Oreo.  Play hard at the bridge, and may all our beautiful babies be there to greet you, young man. 

You did all you could to help this little guy, and for that, we're deeply grateful.  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 19, 2016, 14:13:20 PM
Sheila :hug: :hug: :hug:

Play hard on The Bridge Little Oreo :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 19, 2016, 16:16:43 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this Sheila  :hug: I do agree that you gave him the very best chance and it is likely that more would have been lost if it weren't for your efforts.

RIP little Oreo. Play hard at the bridge - and see if you can teach GrannyCat Cleo to make rainbows  :)

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on July 19, 2016, 19:45:22 PM
 :( :( :( Sad news.

RIP little Oreo  :( :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 20, 2016, 22:42:05 PM
So sorry Sheila   :hug: :hug: :hug:

RIP Oreo play hard on the Bridge. Kocka will teach you how
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 21, 2016, 06:32:55 AM
Thanks everyone.  :hug: Florence is doing really well with the bigger two kittens but the two smaller ones Muffin and Cupcake are still not gaining as they should.  :scared: Soooo hot here, I've got the air conditioning running all day to keep her cool but she's still very uncomfortable. :phew:

If there's no weight gain this morning we are all off to the vet.

Good progress from the hiss spits though, even little Felix allows me to pick him up for minimal cuddles before going off like a tiny firecracker.  :Luv: This is his sister, Liitle Lisa, the prettiest cat with the most appalling language!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 21, 2016, 06:42:14 AM
Fingers crossed for this morning Sheila.  Little Lisa has a very sweet face.   :Luv:  reminds me a little of Malt.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 21, 2016, 08:33:01 AM
Keeping paws crossed this morning and sorry to hear of little Oreo, play hard at the bridge sweet one.  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 21, 2016, 08:50:16 AM
It's good news, 12g doesn't sound like a huge gain but for little Muffin its 10% of her body weight and Cupcake gained 15g!

I think the heat is slowing down Florence, she's much happier today, purring and eating properly now. Hopefully as the temperatures drop today we will see some real progress. Nutmeg seems nice and strong.  Gingersnap is now a whopping 170g, he's going to be a real bruiser!


Sadly the home for little Johnny fell through and I fear we have now lost his adoption space whilst waiting for the adopter to make his mind up, so... Here's Johnny!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 21, 2016, 08:53:32 AM
 ;D ;D  Good news. 

Not great news for Johnny though, sadly.  Poor little scrap.  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 21, 2016, 10:39:29 AM
So glad to know that the rest of the kittens are doing well  ;D Sorry to hear that Johnny's home has not happened, poor little boy  >:(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on July 21, 2016, 10:48:15 AM
Poor Johnny. I hope he gets his forever home soon. I did try to suggest Mr Bruce needed a Robin, but that didn't go down with OH. Paws crossed for the little sweety.

Glad there has been some weight gain! Hope it continues and poor Florence in this heat! Glad it seems to be cooling down.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 21, 2016, 10:50:23 AM
Batman always needs a Robin.  Ross had Tinks.  Batman always needs a Robin.   :-: :-:

(Mind you, Mr B does have Billy to act as his wing man  ;))
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 22, 2016, 09:16:52 AM
Little Johnny has adopted the KFC kittens as his mini Robins, fair worn them out this morning!  :Luv2:

Further weight gains overnight from everyone in Florence's brood, and this morning one baby opened an eye - it was Muffin, Gods love her, the smallest and now the first to see her Granny Sheila  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on July 22, 2016, 09:31:23 AM
 :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: HelenD on July 22, 2016, 09:33:07 AM
Aaaww Johnny is adorable!!  :Luv2:

So glad the kittens are putting on weight and doing much better xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 22, 2016, 09:38:38 AM
Aw Sheila.  I wish.......  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on July 22, 2016, 14:28:37 PM
Afternoon Fur Gang  :hug:

Here is something very special for you  :wow: Here are some of Waltham Forest Kittens that are being fostered by our Lovely Emma

Hold on to your hats!!!  :evillaugh:

Photo by Emma Cloherty-Lane
There are only 6 individuals used here Leia the mummy and her 5 kittens. It took around 6 hours to shoot and put this together (making sure we didn't stress them out, although we got quite hot and bothered chasing them around lol) I must stress that none of the kittens were 'thrown in the air' or anything like it and they're all completely happy, well fed and loved. To create the 'flying' kittens we held them about the width of a hand above a cushion and let them plop down. The rest was created in photoshop. Enjoy!

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on July 22, 2016, 14:34:10 PM
An Insight to our Saturday mornings Trapping  :Crazy:

My view  :censored:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on July 22, 2016, 17:20:34 PM
Hello fur Gang  :hug:

Miss JT Rescued last August 2015

Her back ground story – Miss JT was found as a stray, 8 month old kitten with a bit of an attitude, she was quite aggressive and often attacked, she didn’t like to be cuddled or picked up.  :P
A search for her owner started and after no luck she was placed for adoption, but due of her aggressive behaviour she wasn’t placed and became a fixture in the house and stayed. ;)
After 6 months of being kept indoors she was allowed out and since then she won’t stay indoors, regardless of the weather she just wants to be outside and free to do her own thing  8)
This is how she repays me !!!   :censored: Enjoy the video #naughtytortie

https://youtu.be/gFLauA3EkQA



Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 22, 2016, 20:51:00 PM
She's lovely - and so lucky to have found someone who will allow her to be herself  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 22, 2016, 23:48:12 PM
An Insight to our Saturday mornings Trapping  :Crazy:

My view  :censored:

literally digging 4 kittens out of this dangerous pile was not a pleasure, but the KFC babies were worth the risk  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 23, 2016, 00:47:40 AM
Miss JT is gorgeous as is that pics lol  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 23, 2016, 07:09:28 AM
My God.  I can imagine.  That you got them out safely is astonishing.

Tad, Miss JT is typically tortie - your poor leg!   :doh:  :evillaugh:  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 25, 2016, 12:56:20 PM
LOL Miss JT and I love Lily's bed, very stylish ;)

The flying kitty photo is brilliant too, I want the really spotty tabby by the sofa, and the one nearest the front corner of the sofa, oops! forgot for a moment I am already at my kitty limit :rofl:

Por KFC kittens living in that, and poor you two/three having to get them out. Give yourselves a pat on the back.

Good news that the kittens are gaining weight now. :Luv2:

Merlin is doing really well now re the other cats, I really think that he and Bob are going to be pals, she is fascinated by him, although she hisses if he gets too close, she will approach him and they do touch noses if she initiates the contact, OH put some leftover sausage in Merlin's bowl this morning, which he wasn't interested in - until he saw Bob getting stuck in! She hunched herself over the bowl, growling for all she was worth, amazing how she can eat and growl at the same time :evillaugh:, in the end she ran away a few feet with the biggest bit still growling while he mopped up the rest. :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 27, 2016, 16:18:27 PM
Apologies to Buster and his wonderful memorial fund... I've taken the plunge!

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 27, 2016, 16:21:10 PM
Well done Sheila!  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 27, 2016, 16:52:03 PM
Just got the bill in for Merlin  :hairrasin: He's worth every penny.

It's nearly pay day, right?   :made day:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Waltham-Forest
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 28, 2016, 22:05:19 PM
If I had known when I first renamed him what I do now re, his funny noises, I'd have called him Rowl-f, (Ralph with a french accent :rofl:)

Donation on it's way Sheila :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 29, 2016, 00:52:34 AM
Well, my furry friends.

It's been a long old haul getting the decision we got tonight, but LO! Cats Protection Waltham Forest now have three, yes THREE approved fosterers in the team!  ;D OK, it's just Me, Tad and Emma but we have cerstificits to prove it.  :innocent:

Still waiting on the money... there's a hint it may arrive soon. SOON.  :-:

Paula, don't worry fings are OK for you and Merlin, Treasure. x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 29, 2016, 15:35:53 PM
Great news Sheila  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 29, 2016, 16:54:50 PM
Well my status has officially changed regarding Merlin and I am now his proper Meouwmy :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on July 29, 2016, 17:19:27 PM
 :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 29, 2016, 17:52:06 PM
Hurrah! Paula  ;D  :dance:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 30, 2016, 01:39:09 AM
 :good post: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :cake4: :cake4: :summer flowers: :summer flowers: :summer flowers: :rain: :rain:

Paula

:need pics:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 30, 2016, 03:39:51 AM
Merlin decided that as he is too big to be a lap cat yesterday morning he would be a halfway lap cat.

Then Pippa being nosy when I was doing summat with the plants on the pasting table.

I'll get a Pirate one tomorrow.

Walthamstow Forest cats rock ;) ;D.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 30, 2016, 03:45:55 AM
Sorry that Merlin is a bit out of focus, it's a bit difficult to take a photo and fuss at the same time. He loves his new Meouwmy and not Meouwmy and follows us around all the time. I don't have a very big lap so he decided yesterday that he would lie with his bum on the paper I was trying to read and half on me :rofl:

Why do cats always lie on the paper when you are trying to read it :P :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 30, 2016, 04:27:42 AM
Sorry that Merlin is a bit out of focus, it's a bit difficult to take a photo and fuss at the same time. He loves his new Meouwmy and not Meouwmy and follows us around all the time. I don't have a very big lap so he decided yesterday that he would lie with his bum on the paper I was trying to read and half on me :rofl:

Why do cats always lie on the paper when you are trying to read it :P :evillaugh:

Found a nice one of Pirate nicking Merlin's fud :evillaugh:, nawtey kitten, of course some that wasn't medicated. ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 30, 2016, 15:14:29 PM
Lovely photos Paula!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on July 30, 2016, 21:07:41 PM
Awww our babies safe and happy.  :Luv: I'm delighted and not a little emotional.  :)

Thank you, Paula, for all you've done not just in adopting these needy cats from us but also the help and support you've given.  :thanks: :grouphug:

That goes equally and just as emotionally to everyone who has contributed to our cause.  :wow: The web page and justgiving appeals are doing well  :thanks: and we have mini celebrations here for every single £ raised.  :happy dance:

This week we have found homes for KIng Bob Cat, and Johnny has gone to the adoption centre where the handsome and super cat daddy Malcolm will make sure he gets the best chance of a fabulous home.  :Luv2: Two feral adults relocated to safe environments outside London and two more  TNR neuters completed locally.  :)

As far as the team goes, Tad and Mark soldier on keeping this ship afloat  :thanks: and three new volunteers came to our branch meeting this week. If they still love the idea of CP when they've been inducted we will have a new Treasurer, Social Media manager and Trapper. Woohoo!

 :chicken: :chicken: :chicken:

And we have a new fosterer on board, the lovely Marina joins our happy band and is taking the equally lovely Florence and her 4 bouncing babies from me tomorrow  ;D I couldn't be more pleased.

That's a lie.

I am more pleased

But

 :secret:

[spoiler]WE HAVE THE VET TENDER RESULT
[/spoiler]
But I can't tell you any more. But I'm pleased, very pleased with the outcome.  ;)

4 Kittens ready now ---lets get this party started!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on July 30, 2016, 21:25:53 PM
Congratulations Paula on becoming Merlin's official meowmy  ;D ;D ;D Isn't Pippa just beautiful  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Lots of good news for you too Sheila  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 30, 2016, 21:49:02 PM
It's great to hear your news Sheila  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 30, 2016, 22:11:06 PM
Well done Sheila, Tad and Mark, I know how hard you have all worked to achieve this outcome. :hug: :hug: :hug:

And  :gold stars: to you all and your new helpers.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on July 31, 2016, 20:23:09 PM
Hello FurGang  :hug:

Say Hello to COCO

A Box  :-: A boken Pompom  :) :evillaugh: & COCO  :evillaugh:

ENJOY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvZAjOwL9OU&feature=youtu.be

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 31, 2016, 21:38:26 PM
Awwww, bless her!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 31, 2016, 21:54:12 PM
Coco is very sweet. :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on July 31, 2016, 22:31:36 PM
 :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: The Photo of Pirate - Paula  :hug:

My very own Pirate would be Captain Jack  :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 31, 2016, 22:47:51 PM
Nawtey Tad, how very dare you? He's mine, and Pirate, as I am generous we'll do a timeshare on Captain Jack..............just don't tell the Husband :rofl: :naughty:

Just a thought, there are two Captain Jack's aren't there? If it's the Depp one we can share, if it's the Barrowman one you can have him all to yourself :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 04, 2016, 23:50:13 PM
Sheila, I know you are very busy, but I thought you would all like to know that Merlin has played with Tan's 'sweeties' tonight. First time I have seen him play although I wasn't quick enough with the camera.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 05, 2016, 22:20:03 PM
oh lovely, Paula i am delighted!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 07, 2016, 22:36:03 PM
Sad tale this one, I'll update more tomorrow.

Two cats neutered and released as youngsters 7 years ago in East London have been fending for themselves all this time. Mother and Son "Angel" and "Ash" are friendly bug have never had a home if their own. As long haired cats they are not doing well, they are batted and unhappy but that's not the urgency. The railway arches they live in contains a couple of old cars - their only shelter. We just found out today the arches are to be cleared and refurbished so these cats will have nowhere to go.

Waltham Forest cats will collect, groom, vaccinate, microchip and health check these cats but we desperately need a placement for them to stay together.

Please let me know if you would consider homing two beautiful bonded blues forever, or just for a little while. Transport will be arranged for the right home.

Thank you

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 08, 2016, 01:20:31 AM
Sheila, sent you a pm. :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 12, 2016, 21:51:00 PM
These are te beauties from the boneyard.

Both ladies, in need of dental treatment as they have not seen a vet since they were evicted from the Olympic Park in 2007.  :doh:

Current events may stimulate some sympathy for these cats - Olympic Games do have their casualties, human and animal.  :(



Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 14, 2016, 01:17:33 AM
Oh get thee behind me Satan.... i just LOVE this boy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyqRRNHMz-c
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 14, 2016, 02:54:20 AM
Bless! And King (Bobcat) is wonderful with the kittens, who would have thought?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on August 14, 2016, 06:05:07 AM
Gorgeous video Sheila  :Luv2: :Luv2: and everything crossed that a home can be found soon for Angel and Ash  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: HelenD on August 14, 2016, 10:30:08 AM
Ooh that video is adorable!! Such a sweetie, and I love the little one having a snooze in the background!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on August 14, 2016, 10:51:45 AM
This has put a huge smile on my face.   :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on August 22, 2016, 21:40:28 PM
Hello Fur Gang  :welcome:

Some photos of my latest foster kittens - Coco Pops ( aka Bat cat ) Maple & brother Billy

Coco Pops - owner just gave her cats kittens away!!!  >:( sadly my rescue friend wasn't able to arrive in time to collect all 4  :'( so the last very tiny tortie was collected, under weight and ear mites  :censored:

Billy & Maple ( female ) found in a local garden, finder had asked locally and posted to FB but no one seen to know where they can from, unable to keep, Mark and I collected them and back home gave poor little Dirty Billy a good clean and bathed his sunburnt ears

All 3 Kittens are now available for adoption but Coco Pops is still medically unfit and on hold
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 22, 2016, 22:54:29 PM
HI Tad,

I am so jealous that I can't have all these furbabes. ;), you'll be pleased to hear that all my Walthamstow Forest kitten cats are doing well, Merlin is trying to eat for England, but is being restrained as I don't want him to get too heavy and is using poorly paw (although it is well healed, he will always limp), he is playing with the other 'kittens', mostly with the lasers, it is so funny when OH and I both use one and seeing them trying to catch both red dots :rofl:, he is still not friends with Emo, but given time and Zylkene, I am sure it will come. ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on August 23, 2016, 02:47:28 AM
Judecat  :hug:

Loving the photo  :Luv: especially as I can't see your Hissies  :evillaugh: :sick: :censored:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on August 23, 2016, 09:36:22 AM
Judecat  :hug:

Loving the photo  :Luv: especially as I can't see your Hissies  :evillaugh: :sick: :censored:

Don't worry Tad, Paula is very careful to warn me if any of the sssss's appear in a photo!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on August 23, 2016, 09:51:30 AM
Three beautiful cats, there Tad (and Paula's too of course!  ;))

Coco has the fabbest ears.   ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on August 23, 2016, 11:08:54 AM
omg wish I could have coco  :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 23, 2016, 12:36:21 PM
Lovely updates, thanks for hanging in there everyone!

I've just done my half year report (yes it was 20th Feb we signed our lives away to Cats Protection) and we've helped 89 cats in the first 6 months.   :chicken: :chicken: :chicken:

That way over the predicted target of 10 per month on which I based our budget bid, so your kind and generous donations have not been mis-placed.  :thanks:

I'm overjoyed to report that yesterday I receievd the confirmation letter that our charity funds have finally been approved for release and will be paid in immediately (I'm reading this as sometime before Christmas...) so we can finally put the Big Plan into action.

More good news, we have been allowed to keep the cages and traps from the previous branch so that's a bit less equipment we will need to purchase, and we have a new just giving appeal launching on one of our many public outlets.

Last week saw Lisa, Felix, Jabba and the lovely Leia move into adoption centre spaces where they will find amazing homes very quickly. This weekend Hans (formerly Iain) and Anton will be going there too, if Anton's snuffly nose clear up and Hans starts eating properly. He's such a dink at only 860g but only 12 weeks old he's a picky little beggar who only really wants chikkun (for which he growls like a Tiger).

Anyone interested in snuggly stripers? Transport to Frozen Northern Wastelands not an issue.


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on August 23, 2016, 12:49:13 PM
Quote
      Hans starts eating properly. He's such a dink at only 860g but only 12 weeks old he's a picky little beggar who only really wants chikkun (for which he growls like a Tiger).

Anyone interested in snuggly stripers? Transport to Frozen Northern Wastelands not an issue.

       

Get thee behind me you Witchy wummin!  :evillaugh:  He's gorgeous.  If I thought for one moment OH and  the Gurlies would tolerate anyone new on their patch (and they wouldn't....  :( )

Personally, I reckon we still have room for another 2.    :doh: :-:  But that's easy for me to say, as I'm not the one at home with them 24/7.  I think my OH had a baptism of fire with the Gurlies, and I doubt we'd ever have taken them on if it wasn't for the fact OH was retired.  Wouldn't swap them though.

And Hans has the most stubborn looking little face.  :evillaugh:  But I do love snuggly stripers.   :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on August 23, 2016, 16:33:59 PM
I would love another - but it would probably mean divorce. Hmmm, let me think it over . . .  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on August 23, 2016, 17:00:43 PM
They are so lovely Sheila  :blow kiss: :blow kiss: 

Do hope Hans gets less picky soon and just love the fact that he growls for chickun  :naughty: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:  Our cat Dingle who passed on aged almost 21 on 20 Oct 1997 RIP was a devil for chickun throughout her long life.  We locked her out one night so we could eat our chickun and chips in peace.  The door bell rang and our next door neighbour was there in her curlers and dressing gown explaining that our cat was in distress by which time Dingle had flown through the door and was in me dinner  :rofl:  She flew on to mom's lap once and ran off with her chicken breast. 

Dingle was just  >:( >:( >:( >:( ............ fabulous  :evillaugh:

Well done on all you and your trusty crew have achieved this last 6 months ...... and before for that matter  :gold stars: :gold stars: :gold stars: :gold stars: :gold stars: 

Sorry that the funds take such a long time to be approved for release but imagine that will always be the case when people are volunteering their time. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on August 23, 2016, 20:13:48 PM
Hans!  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

He sounds like a cat with catitude. My kind of cat.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 25, 2016, 23:54:09 PM
 New girl in tonight, please meet gentle Mary. Named for our Mary and it's all difficult for this one too. She's desperately underweight, she has FAD but worst she has swollen teats. I've brought her in tonight as we've searched high and low for any babies, posted flyers and lampposted. No sign. I've deflead and made he comfortable so Hoping we get a result first thing or poor Mary will need to go back out tomorrow morning.


 :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on August 26, 2016, 14:20:00 PM
Got everything crossed that her young uns are found safe and well Sheila.  Pity you can't put a tracker on her  :( :( :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on August 26, 2016, 17:00:17 PM
Poor little girl, I do hope her babies are found safe and sound  :crossed:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on August 26, 2016, 20:49:14 PM
 :( :( :( :( Hope her babies can be found Sheila.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 27, 2016, 18:01:05 PM
Mary went back out, she's wearing a tracker that is working and I've been feeding her. She's living in some garages but searching high and low hasn't revealed any kittens. One more week and she will have to come in for spay, but I've got all the neighbours on kitten alert so if they are out there we will find them.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 27, 2016, 22:00:47 PM
Everything crossed that she and the kits are reunited and taken to safety. Go Mary :hug: :hug: :hug: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on August 28, 2016, 09:43:11 AM
Mary went back out, she's wearing a tracker that is working

You are indeed the most amazing woman Sheila  :wow: :wow: :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 28, 2016, 19:58:19 PM
Bit of a set back, Anton has a chest infection and Hans was off his grub so they're both at the vets for observation and blood tests. Very hopeful that they will respond to vet care as we found the most perfect home where they can stay together forever.  :hug: :hug:

Mary's tracker stays on, still no sign of any kittens. I'm growing convinced this girl was dumped when her babies were big enough to sell  >:( and there's no litter out there.
Poor baby must be utterly heartbroken  :( I'll be bringing her in on Friday if there's still no sighting of any kittens.  She's a weeny girlie Groucho.  :Luv:

Did we mention "Baby"? A very pregnant girl :bump: with a huge amount of love to give? She was one of three cats living in a nice lady's garden and we think the other two are her kittens from a previous litter. WFC brought Baby in and she gave birth to 6 kittens this week :omg:
We've been very fortunate in being referred a new fosterer who has oodles of experience with larger litters.  :1st place:

I'll be homechecking her on Tuesday and very keen to get this little family out of their pen and into a home asap.

Meanwhile I'm back at Baby's home turf first thing to TNR her older kids.  :tired:

Our latest baby. Crackle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOhqswr8YUg

This little one is one of a family of 5, they've proved hard to trap but their future is bright. Snap already caught and neutered and now with our amazing Tara who is fantastic at socialisng little feral kittens. Pop still out with her mum and dad and Tad  :you go girl: is on that job tomorrow while I go get Baby's two remaining juveniles.

Phew, so much for Bank Jollyday weekend!   :tired:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 28, 2016, 20:07:26 PM
Oh I almost forgot!

Remember GI Joe who escaped from my tender clutches and found his way 2 miles across the city back to his beloved Laura? The incredible journey based on the roads he had to cross? Well I got to see him again today and until he realised who I was he actually let me stroke him!  :evillaugh:

Little Billy has a wonderful new home, as does CocoPops and Maple is off to the adoption centre on Tuesday. :phew:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on August 28, 2016, 21:14:16 PM
Sheila, what you are doing is utterly amazing!  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 29, 2016, 21:28:31 PM
We got Mary!  ;D

I managed to find yet another builder to talk to whilst feeding her today, THIS chap had worked in the house where mary had her kittens over 7 weeks ago. He was able to confirm that her kittens were indeed sold 2 weeks ago and Mary had been abandoned as the owners left the flat.
It's bloody unforgivable  >:( but I've parked my feelings as the lady who flagged up Mary's plight has managed to get her back into a carrier and she's now safely in my summerhouse crate.  :)

Anyone want a mini Groucho of the female variety?  :catluv:

I also got to see me boys Anton and Hans, my special little guys are feeling much better and scheduled for release tomorrow and their new mum is waiting in the wings for her new family to arrive.  :Luv: :Luv:

Maple, our little shy baby, and Carter the rough-around-the-edges black boy (just my type but I must control these urges) are off to the adoption centre tomorrow. We've had a bumper weekend trapping so have three kittens Snap Crackle and Pop, and Baby's previous litter Peter and Jimmy in for neutering, and an abandoned Bengal Cross girl Mimi in for spay. Thankfully Mimi has landed on all four paws as her finder is a copper with the biggest heart and a real passion for cats.

Happy endings do indeed happen here in WFC.  :)

Vibes for Mary, Peter, Jimmy and Mimi who will all be neutered this week and for my amazing field ops team Tad and Mark who have been under the cosh to get these cats into safety. Thanks guys.  :thanks: :thanks:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on August 29, 2016, 21:35:29 PM
Aww, poor Mary! I don't understand how anyone can treat an animal like that - I guess none of us here can! So glad that there are no tiny kittens needing to be fed and that Mary is now safe and sound.

Sending healing vibes ~~~~~ for Anton and Hans.

Also sending lots of love and thanks to you all  da best
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on August 30, 2016, 08:07:39 AM
Oh Sheila.  That's heartbreaking, but am very glad that you've now got Mary back in your care and can set about getting her a loving home. 

Also great to hear Hans and Anton are now okay to go to their new home.  ;D

And look at crackle!   :wow:  What a little cracker.  :Luv:

Sending hugs and thumbs up gestures to all involved at WFCLUK  (Seeing it typed like that made me chuckle as I improvised on acronyms  :innocent:)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 30, 2016, 10:44:44 AM
Well done Sheila, Tad and Mark :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :blow kiss:

Thank you for your ongoing help and support with Merlin as well Sheila, it means a lot, and yes, you are da best :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on August 30, 2016, 20:32:12 PM
Thank goodness you got Mary back with you Sheila.  :hug: :hug:

How do people do that?  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 31, 2016, 22:11:00 PM
Busy busy busy  :bee:

Mary had her spay, she was indeed in the very early stages of pregnancy and her uterus has been well used  >:( Her FAD is looking much better already and she's now chipped. Poor thing is only 18 month old.  :( yet she's the sweetest, gentlest most affectionate baby girl. I'm just a little smitten.  :catluv:

Mimi also had her spay and has gone back to her feeder. Come Tuesday we can formally adopt her and can cement her already concrete alliance with her adoring police officer.  :Luv2:

We've also made a bit of a booboo, no fault on any part just one of those things. Responded to a call to a stray cat been fed in someone's garden for 3 months. Friendly female calico, not neutered, no-one locally seems to know her and she's being attacked by local toms.... usual story.  :(
Get there, scan the cat but no chip found. Feeder signs her over as a stray and she's booked into the vet for spay and microchip, worming, deflea and vaccinations.

Except there is a chip present. A weird number we can't trace but its too late - she's already neutered. The chip has dropped so far down her body it's actually lodged in her foot. We missed it. Our vet missed it pre-op. but a different staff member rechecked before implanting our chip. If anyone has read the plight of Booba you'll understand that this is a big deal for rescues at the moment.  :doh:

So she's now in our care and we can't put her up for rehoming until we've jumped through a million hoops to locate her owner. Who could, literally, be anywhere in the world.  :shy:

On the positive side, we had another bumper day, two more stray girls trapped (from the same site as above) but these are unapproachable ferals so no issues with spays as TNR. :phew:

Crackle, Peter and Jimmy have all gone to their amazing foster home. Nice work Tad ;D

Little guys Anton and Hans were allowed to go meet their new mum and dad today and see their new home. They were deliriously happy as were the new slaves and it was such a pity to tear them apart but we can't rehome cats that are still on medication (rules innit) so they're back with me and hubby until they've completed their ABs on Monday. 


We also welcomed our new fosterer, Ruth who will be taking Baby and her brood of 6 kittens on Sunday. She's a lovely lady with buubly character and love to burn. We're very fortunate to have her.   ;D

One a+hole decided to try and spoil the day by reporting her neighbour's cat as a stray, when I knocked on his house to check if she had actually done so (rh catwas sitting on his bin by his own front door for Gods sake) he stated no-one had asked him abut the cat, who it turns out is an elderly gentleman of 14 years and beautifuly turned out, just a bit whiffy in the breath department so we advised a dental check up with PDSA and left him our card and some Cat Guardian leaflets if he needed help or advice in future as he and his wife are on DLA.
Well the A+hole didn't like this, disagreed with my statement that I was happy the cat's care was acceptable and that my only minor concern was being addressed. So rude, the call ended with me telling her if she had evidence of neglect to contact RSPCA and report them - she won't she;s just a nasty racist with an axe to grind. So down went the phone without so much as a thank you or acknowledgement that i responded in less than one hour. Down here you can't even get an ambulance that fast! Anyway, one of the minority I'm pleased to say but not someone I'll ever help or take referrals from again.   :na na na:

There was one thing that made me cry today, a few tears of happiness and pride  :) the 9th Chingford Brownies want to help our little rescue, and gain their animal friends badges to boot, so they're doing a cat food collection for us. How sweet is that? Tad's chuffed to bits so is putting some little goody bags together for them, with some gonks, toys and junior cat care leaflets.  :birth:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 31, 2016, 22:33:33 PM
How sweet are those Brownies? :star1: :blow kiss:, and Tad is a total sweetheart, but we know that anyway :Luv2:

So lovely to know that Anton and Hans are going to a lovely furever home, but rulz iz rulz, innit :rofl:, annoying but there it is.

Merlin isn't talking to me as the calming drops arrived today, he didn't make that much fuss about the Advocate on his neck a few days ago, I had to pin him to the floor to administer. He still played hard with Pippa and Pirate with the little red dot until my arms couldn't take anymore :evillaugh:, keep everything crossed that they and double dose Zylkene do the trick. Emo is being dosed too, she is happily asleep on the bed with OH at the mo, so hopefully I will take her by surprise ;).

You, Tad and Mark are doing sterling work. :hug: :hug: :hug:, just remember to have a bit of time for yourselves. :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on September 01, 2016, 06:53:43 AM
Poor Mary.  Thank heavens she's out of that situation now.  I owe a very great debt of gratitude to a small grey cat called Mary, who kept me company through a long and uncomfortable night in the Lakes, never leaving my side, and so the name seems to me a very fine name, for such a beautiful little cat, who has endured discomforts of her own.  Sheila, Mark and Tad - you rock!  :hug: :hug:

And as to the Calico's plight, you've realistically done her a favour.  Whether or not she's returned to her original owner, at least now she won't be at risk of the dangers of an unneutered female at large.

Well done to you also for standing up to major A-Hole.  ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on September 01, 2016, 13:47:08 PM
Warning to anyone who adopts from Waltham Forest Cats. This terrifying monster is what you could end up with!  :rofl: :Luv2:

Honestly Mr Bruce is the most delightful, happy bundle of mischief and chaos you could ever hope for and a credit to your hard work and dedication. (Although he sleeps in the weirdest positions and is too clever by half)

Poor Mary, I am glad she is in the right place. In her foot!! Blimey that migrated! Fingers and paws crossed for a swift resolution for that one...
 :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on September 01, 2016, 15:00:53 PM
 :rofl: :rofl:  That top piccie is priceless Jen - absolutely priceless!!!  What a little sweetie  :evillaugh: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on September 01, 2016, 17:14:41 PM
Great update Sheila, thank you  ;D

What a shame about the calico - not because neutering was not the right thing for her but because of the added work it has caused you  :(

As for the situation with the a***hole, I'm sorry that you (and the cat slave) have been subjected to that  >:(

Lovely to hear that the babies are doing well, and that Mary is now in a much better place  ;D

Fantastic photo's of Mr B  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 02, 2016, 23:25:31 PM
This soooo is not about statistics... but Oh...since we signed the dooted line in February

100 rescues today! WOOOHOO!  :wow:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on September 03, 2016, 05:32:06 AM
 :O: :N: :E:
 :H: :U: :N: :D: :R: :E: :D:

 :yayyy: :narna dance: :yayyy: :narna dance: :yayyy:

Well done all involved in WFC!!!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on September 03, 2016, 14:34:45 PM
Congratulations on your first 'ton'. That's 100 kitties who have vastly improved lives thanks to your intervention  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 04, 2016, 06:13:04 AM
Before it all goes wrong again, quick happy update!

The little calico female has been reunited with her real owners and is the second instance of neighbours reporting cats they presume to be stray, we've had this week hen in fact they're just OAPs with a penchant for the outdoors. It also stresses the value of microchipping and keeping those chips up to date!

Here's some kittens..... Miaow.  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on September 04, 2016, 11:57:59 AM
Enough of that Sheila :no no:, you know what showing us us kittins does to our poor hearts :naughty: :rofl:

100 :shocked:, well done to you, Tad and Mark, you are all doing such a fantastic job :best 2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 04, 2016, 22:02:09 PM
My most awesome adopters have agreed to foster their new kittens !  :wow: Humbly resolute to heal these little fellas the brave Corinne has taken them in and is medicating the still wheezy Anton on my behalf. This is true teamwork to get these kids back to health. Truly grateful.  :thanks: :thanks:

And so the world turns and in their vacuum we introduce Mary to home comforts.  :)

You will remember Mary as the little Grouchess who had milk? Well she is now spayed and enduring the worst case of squits I ever smelled/saw/mopped up.  :sick: Poor girl was a bit grumpy in the summerhouse so in spite of OHs protests she's now our living room, crated only at night, free to stretch those flea ravaged legs and enjoy peace, relaxation and comfort, possibly for the first time.

My heart breaks that Mary is so grateful and forgiving, this teeny matron deserves soooo much better.

Waltham Forest Cats did not expect to find this level of neglect, abuse, profiteering on our doorstep but it's here, it's happening.

WFC are here too now and we will not look away.  :make difference:

Don't cry, fight.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 04, 2016, 22:37:49 PM
Little Mary enjoying her first night of home comfort on the back of my sofa.  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on September 05, 2016, 05:39:25 AM
Oh Bless, I hope her squits resolve themselves soon. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on September 06, 2016, 20:15:09 PM
Evening Fur Gang  :welcome:

Sorry for lack of posting update's,  as Sheila brilliantly keep's you updated with the going on at WFC, you don't need my crazy ramberling on  :rofl:
Due to a male-function!!! the usb that holds all the photos of our "Fur Monster" ( thanks for that name Mr Bruce Wayne, what a credit you are my little "Chocolate" ) floating around the web somewhere  :sick: is all the photos of every cat we have helped, Loved, rescued, relocated and rehomed, including some amazing video footage of the lastest "Fur Monster's" sadly not to be seen ever again  :-:
I'll Love and Leave you as I'm busy hunting the web for help to relocate them - Wish me luck as going to need it  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on September 07, 2016, 06:53:24 AM
Yes, we do need your "crazy ramberling on" Tad.  Yes we do.  :agree:  It's every bit as importunt to knowing what progress is being made. 

Horrified about the news the photos have gone walkabout, and hoping you manage to round them up again.  :doh: :doh: :hug:

Also sending love to little Mary and hoping her squits clear up soon  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 09, 2016, 01:28:43 AM
Mary is feeling better, Thanks Sue.  ;D She started on chikkun and progressed to AGAIL so I'm happy she is on the mend.  :) Still Painfully thin but less depressed and more alert, involved, etc... She's even a bit tetchy with Aria, our other abandoned preggie girl.  :(

New boy on the block tonight. Ask me about Hero.  :Luv:

He's a real live sob story and very narrowly missed the needle today but for our input. God I hope I'm right.  :scared:

Mr Peony remains in care, his wounds all healed but we can't vaccinate and relocate until his Convenia has worn off so he's off to the palatial pen with his beloved Tad on Sunday.  :you go girl:

Have a great Friday all :grouphug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on September 09, 2016, 08:09:52 AM
So pleased about Mary, Sheila. 

Tell us about Hero...... (am sittin comfortably)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on September 09, 2016, 12:32:41 PM
Great news  about Mary!

Would love to hear about Hero.

*pulls up chair and puts on best 'I'm listening' face*
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on September 09, 2016, 23:16:32 PM
Great news  about Mary!

Would love to hear about Hero.

*pulls up chair and puts on best 'I'm listening' face*


Same as that Sheila. An' comfy chair..........well floor in my case :rofl:

Hopefully, I am sort of doing something workable with Emo and Merlin, I feed her separately on the stairs so he doesn't see her, when she wants to go out or back in, he either gets shut in the living room, dining room area or I carry her out/in past him. He will lie on the bedroom floor while she is on our bed with the kittens and us as well, getting a bit crowded on our bed now. OH keeps talking about getting a new bed anyway, my mattress is too firm for him so I am sort of thinking a king size next time, had one before although really too big for our room, but it might, repeat MIGHT stop us being contortionists in our sleep as the kids get comfortable. ;), still both being double dosed with Zylkene and had their drops between their ears, he does seem a bit more respectful so we will see.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 11, 2016, 11:04:22 AM
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin...

WFC run a lost and found group on Facebook called WF4C (Waltham Forest 4 Cats) - It's Tad's own group and she's been running it for years. Anyway, all our CP discoveries get posted on there, and folk in the Borough who need the service are free to join and post about their lost ir found puddies.

Last week, almost simultaneously, one of our followers (the lovely Laura - GI Joe's beloved meowmi) posted that a friend of a friend had lost his cat of 7 years and I was called to the local vets to see a cat that had been handed in.

So, off I pop to see our vet nurse - the fabulous young woman who taught me to bottle feed last summer - and took me to see the cat thta had been handed in by a worried member of the public that day. Poor boy was full of fleas, with his mouth - oh his poor mouth - dripping blood. Every tooth in his head looks diseased. He is underweight, severely dehydrated and anaemic but LO! He is microchipped! Sadly the contact details are out of date and the person who had the cat microchipped only owned him for three weeks before returning him to the "Rescue" (and I use this term advisedly)  but at least we knew his name.

It's a most unusual name so for the sake of confidentiality I shall refer to this cat as "Oliver Cromwell".

Well. Oliver Cromwell is a beautiful, sleek blue and grey cat wth Jaguar-esque good looks. He has a beauty mark on his face that is most recognisable. We treat his fleas, give him some pain relief for his poor mouth and put him to bed at the vets overnight. I set about finding the person who allowed this amazing cat to get into the sorry state.

On returning home I seek out Laura, and through a series of half conversations (it's so difficult when data protection and confidentiality are involved) we work out that the cat may indeed belong to the chap her friend knows. So without letting on the condition of the cat, I'm able to speak to this chap on the phone.

It's a sorry, sad tale. A genuine modern day tragedy. This man - I shall call him "John"  lost his job, lost his home, and then in trying to do the best he could he attempted to re-locate his cat to his son's house but only having a cardboard box the cat inevitably escaped and ran off into unfamiliar territory, he lost his cat too.
This was ten days ago and the poor guy has been couch surfing ever since, trying to hold down a temporary job on the other side of town and having no clue how to go about getting his cat back he had asked his friend for advice, and she had contacted Laura....

I ask about the animal's general health but he's unconcerned because - get this - his daughter is a vet nurse! So why would he be concerned? The cat was eating well up to going missing, like a horse, and his daughter had given him a flea treatment a few months ago because he had been bitten himself so he knew that had been done.... however his daughter hadn't actually seen the cat for a coupe of years. No vaccinations, no worming treatment... not cruelty, just ignorance.

I invite "John" over to meet the cat the next day and tell our vet nurse the tale. We agree to interview John first and note all his details, and the story, before he see the cat in case this turns into a prosecution case.

Good as his word, John arrives at the vet the next evening, and I sit with him in the sun on a bench, taking notes of his story, how he came by the cat, his daughter's details and the vet practice she works for. He's owned this cat since his daughter brought it to him from her vet, but they never got around to changing the chip details. He remembers the cat's name, though, it was "Oliver Cromwell".  :)

So, it's his cat. No question. There's no way he would have guessed that name, and if he was seeking to avoid responsibility for this cat he would not be giving me such accurate details. I relent... and he comes in to view the cat.

There's no doubt it's his cat but the poor baby has lost so much weight and is in such a state they barely recognise one another at first but he picks up the cat who immediately starts to purr and snuggles into his Dad's arms. Bliss. We think.

Sadly, there is now the issue of the cat's dreadful condition to address. John agrees that the cat needs to be treated and our nurse offers to speak to his daughter and explain that extensive dental treatment plan must be in place before we are willing to release the cat. A plan is hatched, and once again Oliver is put to bed at the vets.

The next morning a rightfully mortified vet nurse arrives to collect the cat. She takes him to her practice where he is immediately put under sedation. My phone rings...

The cat is on the operating table. His teeth are appalling. There a suspicious area at the back of his mouth that may be cancerous, and they've tested his blood. He is FIV positive. John cannot give a home to an FIV cat. Do I want to PTS?  :(

My immediate answer, without hesitation, is please, take those teeth out, lets see what the suspected mouth tumour looks like when the teeth are gone, I will find a placement for him if his mouth can be fixed. If not, then the cancer would mean letting him go....  :'(

I wait. With my heart in my boots. What am I doing? Playing God with this little life.  :'( :'( I know in my heart he's going to be OK, just know it. The story cannot end like this.....


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 11, 2016, 11:18:47 AM
... the story cannot end like this  :-:

My phone rings. It's John's daughter. I take a deep breath.

"Hello",

"He's OK!"

The suspected tumour is actually ulcerated gums from the infection. He's on pain rlelief and antibiotics for 10 days. The gums are very spongy due to the level of infection but they should start to firm up with the antibiotic. They've cleaned his canines as they are not too bad but will remove them in ten days if they are not settled. When can I come and collect?

I breathe, and a little sob escapes.

So, back with me. He's not out of the woods yet, his mouth is still very sore so he's not eating much, but he's comfortable, safe and for now, with people who will love and care for him.

WFC think he deserved a new name so we've called him Hero. Because that's what, and now who, he is.  :Luv:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sootyca on September 11, 2016, 15:26:51 PM
What a beautiful boy and so lucky to have found his way to you.  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on September 11, 2016, 19:23:39 PM
Oh my Gods, Sheila.  I confess to welling up now.  No his story cannot end like that.  He is a Hero in every sense.  He deserves so much better now.  And hoping his former owner will also get a lucky break too.  Such a sad situation.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on September 11, 2016, 22:09:30 PM
Poor little boy, a true Hero! What a terribly sad tale, so glad that Hero does not have to suffer any longer and that he has found love and comfort with you Sheila  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on September 11, 2016, 23:24:09 PM
Hi Sheila, googled Waltham Forest CPL, followed the links, a small donation should be winging it's way to you towards Hero's care. Hopefully you get it rather than it going into the national coffers although I know that there are lots of other people doing sterling work too. :hug: :hug: :hug:. I wish it could be more for this lovely boy. Bless you and the gang for all your hard work and effort :blow kiss:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on September 12, 2016, 00:03:59 AM
My LOVE Muffin is snoozing on my bed  :Luv:
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Post by: Judecat (Paula) on September 12, 2016, 00:22:33 AM
Bless :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 16, 2016, 12:23:04 PM
Hello from a sleepy Waltham Forest where the kittens are snoozing.

Cupcake, Muffin and Gingersnap are feeling a bit snuffly so have come to Aunty Sheila for a few days to recover. Nutmeg is feeling fine but is keeping her brother warm so he gets better soon.  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 16, 2016, 12:43:00 PM
Dear, dear Paula... Yes the money from your donation has arrived directly in our branch fund, my grateful thanks to you.  :thanks:

If anyone is thinking of donating, if you go through our page the funds will be directed to our branch. If you donate through the Cats Protection main portal just mention Waltham Forest in the message and they trawl the donations each quarter and divert those with specified branches to the correct account.

Thanks everyone.   :catluv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 16, 2016, 12:50:47 PM
Did I mention Patches? The black and white cat with cancerous ears? Well we raised enough money through our JustGiving appeal to bring him in and his bilateral resection has been done. Thanks to everyone who pitched in, I know a proportion of the funds came from Purrs members so Patches is a much a Purrs cat as he is a Waltham Forest Cat!

 :get well:

 I'll be visiting Patches tonight and hope to get some pics of his new look without his ears.  :coolpics:

If anyone is interested in adopting Patches he will be ready in a week or so. He's a big strong boy so should pick up quickly but obviously he needs to be treated with care now his ear flaps are gone.

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on September 17, 2016, 04:13:17 AM
Poor Patches, I hope he is recovering well
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 04, 2016, 22:09:56 PM
Two weeks since my last update... the news is all generally good so here's the snapshot  ;D

Hero has had the remainder of his teeth removed. We nearly lost him as he crashed and had to go on an IV drip of antibiotics. He dropped weight dramamtically but has rallied somewhat and is back with me now recovering on a mixture of chikkun, complivit  and dweemies. Nought wrong with that sez us. :crossed:

The two kittens Anton and Hans have been formally adopted and doing just great.  ;D

Two more babies Nutmeg and Muffin have found new homes and their brothers Gingersnap and Cupcake go this week. Cupcake is being paired with little Booboo who was found under a car in the thunderstorms a fortnight ago ;D

Mary has found a new forever home with the biology teacher and her reptiles  ;D

Baby's six babies are now 6 weeks old and two are already reserved!  ;D

Mister Peony has been adopted!  ;D

Mister Carter is back with me for rehab as his scabby head is still not healing. Skin samples off to the lab.  :sick:

Two semi feral boys brought in for TNR have been successfully tamed!  >:( :)

Four more kittens rescued from a feral colony turned into rehomable pets and are off to the adoption centre tomorrow  :)

Florence, lovely (shouty) Florence is also booked in to the adoption centre tomorrow having conquered her chronic mastitis, so that's the last of her colony finally going out.  ;D

Patches had his ear flaps removed and has been moved into the adoption centre for continuing rehab. Doing really well! :-)

Mark's fresh back from his hols in Vegas, me and Tad are just about dead on our feet, but fulfilled and proud of what we've achieved this month.  :shy: :shy: :shy:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 05, 2016, 05:41:38 AM
How lovely Sheila - I actually awoke this morning and thought immediately of you, wondering how things were going.  Now I know.  Special hugs for Hero.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 05, 2016, 14:51:13 PM
You have every reason to be proud Sheila!  :gold stars:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on October 05, 2016, 18:04:17 PM
Hello Furgang  :hug:

Here is a video of Scott, one of 4 kittens saved from garden that look like a rubbish tip!!! - https://youtu.be/faGVbw7TBEQ

Watching this make my heart jump with love for this little man  :Luv: considering he and his siblings was just fed and not really handled, he has come on really well  :) along side his sister Simone and not far behind in liking the attention is Spike and Sian ( both still abit stand offish )  :evillaugh:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 05, 2016, 19:07:55 PM
Phwoar - Scott's a little smasher!!   :wow: :wow: :Luv:  I have a penchant for gingers of course.....  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 05, 2016, 20:34:31 PM
I have a penchant for gingers of course.....  :evillaugh:

Me too! Scott is a little sweetheart  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 10, 2016, 21:41:43 PM
Well, Scott didn't get to the adoption centre today so he's back with Tad. NUts off tomorrow then adoption centre Wednesday.  :doh:

Little Fancy has been offered a forever home  ;D

Carter is with a new fosterer who adores him and his skin is looking so much better for the steroid cream he's been prescribed.  :Luv:

Sasha has turned to the dark side, she's got till Thursday to reconsider or she's off to prison! Literally! We've made a new contact who supplies feral cats to prison farms! How cool is that! They get food, shelter and vet visits twice yearly. A proper little community.  :wow:

Yesterday we trapped three semi-feral kittens at around 4-5 months of age, Bertie Barnaby and Betty are all black sleek little things, Betty has a small eye globe (similar to Pirate) so she needs to be tamed and brought in. Bertie and Barnaby will be off to prison with Sasha with a bit of luck!  :sneaky: Guess Betty will come here too :sigh:

Tonight's drama is rather tinged with sadness, a litter we were waiting for details about has been attacked by a fox and one baby didn't make it. Five survived but have various injuries from bite wounds to missing toes, it's lucky the feeder found them when he did or we'd have lost the lot. The babies are in the vets tonight on ABs and fluids, I've just been to collect mum, who it turns out was abandoned three years ago and has been producing kittens ever since.

Paula, this cat is Pirate's Mummy. I've called her Calypso. She's just gorgeous, sweet natured DLH B&W and will be a dream to rehome but her babies need her for a couple more weeks. She'll go back to them tomorrow (she has milk, loads) then all back to me on Thursday when Sasha goes out. :care:

Fancy's mum has been spayed too... her neglectful owners want her back... over that I have no choice... but at least she will be able to enjoy her own life now (and she lives close to our Marina who will watch over her)  :shify:

We need some luck for Calypso's babies and some strength for our volunteers Mark and Tad who have both come down with suspected cat flu!  :tired: :tired:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 11, 2016, 05:51:24 AM
Sheila, thank you so much for the updates.  My heart goes out to you all for the fantastic - yet emotionally turbulent - work your little team does on a much larger scale than you envisaged.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 11, 2016, 15:18:33 PM
Thanks for the update Sheila.

Poor kittens, I do hope the remaining ones pull through. I also hope that Pirate's mummy gets the future she deserves once her babies are better.

Sorry to hear that Fancy's mum has to go back to her old home - but very glad there is someone around who can keep a watchful eye.

Sending the poorly peeps lots of love and healing vibes ~~~~ Have some yourself too Sheila  :hug:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 13, 2016, 10:23:03 AM
I'm afraid another one of Calypso's babies had to be PTS.  :'( Poor little Mulligan, when the vets sedated him to wash him properly they found his other hind foot was hanging on by the skin alone. Combined with the damage to the toes on his other back foot there's no way he could survive a pain free existence so we had no choice.

That leaves just three.

Patty Fleur is a little black girl with a hole in her flank the size of a 50p piece. She's been sedated, the wound flushed out and sutured. Time will tell. 

Morgan is her twin, he lost half his tail to the fox. We think this is an older injury so there have been previous attacks, Hopefully he will be OK.

The last is Flint, he appears to have no superficial injuries and is a bright little thing, a pretty tabby like his brother Pirate. Whether there's damage internally, again, remains to be seen. These guys are coming to me today as our vet beieves they're healthy enough to come out of hospital. My nurse pal Sandra will be dropping by to perform iodine washes on Patty Fleur until she's out of the woods.

Purrs vibes please efurrybuddy. They're only 6 weeks old and have been through so much  :crossed:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on October 13, 2016, 10:34:58 AM
oh Sheila how sad  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 13, 2016, 10:44:24 AM
Oh Sheila.  That's so sad.  Am sending mega-strong snoozles for your babies, and hoping that they make it through.  Bless their little paws. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 13, 2016, 13:34:52 PM
Poor little babies!  :(

RIP Mulligan - run hard at the bridge, no poorly feet to hurt you.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on October 13, 2016, 15:03:38 PM
Poor little babies!  :(

RIP Mulligan - run hard at the bridge, no poorly feet to hurt you.

Same as that, so very sad :'(

Sheila, your wish is my command. Pirate pics. ;D, it doesn't really show but he curls his tongue into a C on it's side. Post properly later.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 13, 2016, 18:28:34 PM
Calypso and kittens are doing well now home with me in the summer house
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 13, 2016, 18:42:53 PM
Oh blimey, they're just beautiful.  Makes me feel so sad Mulligan never made it.  Patty Fleur is very "put-in-ma-pocket-please"  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on October 13, 2016, 19:55:19 PM
I can't keep up with them all, you, Dave :naughty: (Mark) and Tad and your fosterers are doing so much for these furkids.

You are all amazing. Have sent you a pm :Luv:
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Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 13, 2016, 21:00:40 PM
Gorgeous babies  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 13, 2016, 21:53:56 PM
Gorgeous babies  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Aren't they just! If I ever live on my own, I promise to be a proper 'mad cat lady'  . . .
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 14, 2016, 08:02:50 AM
Just found what I think may be a shotgun pellet lodged in Calypso's ear.  >:( I also think she's pregnant again.  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on October 14, 2016, 09:20:22 AM
oh Sheila that is awful, poor little girl
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 14, 2016, 14:23:32 PM
Poor little lady! What must she have been through in her short life?  :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 14, 2016, 18:28:58 PM
Oh My  :( She's not pregnant, well not so we can tell... the swelling is fluid retention.

She has an arrhythmia, a strong one, the presence of fluid alongside suggests suspected heart failure. Because she's been in the summerhouse with her kids I've not noticed her breathing but I sat with her in the car for 30 minutes or so after her appointment and she is breathing heavily.

She's booked in for a heart scan on Monday and if she's well enough will be spayed and the airgun pellet removed from her earflap, but she will need a special home where she can live quietly with a very special person.

Fingers, toes and every single paw crossed for this Waltham Forest Cat.   :hug: :hug:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 14, 2016, 21:13:39 PM
Sad news Sheila  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 14, 2016, 21:31:22 PM
It just gets worse doesn't it?!  :'( I so hope that things work out for this little girl.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 16, 2016, 17:53:43 PM
JUST CATCHING UP AND SO SAD ABOUT CALIPSO AND HER KITTENS, I HOPE SHE WILL BE OK.

YOU AND YOUR AIDES TO SUCH A GREAT JOB BUT HOW IS THE TUFTY CLUB?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 17, 2016, 09:21:18 AM
Sending every good wish for Calypso today Sheila.  Poor lamb.  It does sound very much like congestive heart failure if fluid around her lungs (assume she was x rayed to confirm this?)  Can only hope there is an underlying condition that can be treated and that vet is able to perform ultra sound without sedation which will be dangerous due to her respiratory problems.  I know too much on this subject now because of Boris  :(

Boris realises how much all these tests cost and has asked his dad to send some dosh and hope it helps Sheila   :hug: :hug:

 

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 17, 2016, 12:07:00 PM
Any news, Sheila.  Am so hoping it will be something treatable, but it doesn't sound great.  All too close to home for you too, Rosella.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 17, 2016, 23:26:27 PM
No news yet, Our vets are amazing but so busy, Calypso's going to be scanned and xrayed in the morning.  The fluid is around her abdomen, she may have sustained injuries from the fox attack, she certainly has a scrape on her nose so she was involved, bless her brave poorly heart.

Meanwhile we've had a local lady offer a foster space for her kids until they're old enough to be adopted. This is great news as she can also take Calypso if she survives.

Rosella, please accept my heartfelt  :thanks: for the donation that arrived safely today. You are so thoughtful and especially when Boris is also being a brave little soldier. :care:

We caught the whole family of kittens from the dangerous Market area. Dad came in on Sunday morning and Mark went back for young Sammie on Sunday night. All now accounted for. Neutering scheduled and hopefully new location with a friend of a friend in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside at a smallholding for three to stay together!

GILL THANK YOU! The Tuftyclub are hanging together, thanks. Poor George has a sore foot tonight - there's a bit of blood and it's swollen (thankfully we have Metacam handy these days) so he's off to the vet tomorrow. I suspect he's damaged a claw but he's also pawing his mouth so maybe had a fall.  :-:

Sly da Sly says Hiya Efurrybuddy :clap:


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 18, 2016, 00:04:13 AM
THE NEWS SOUNDS GOOD AND HOPE CALYPSO CAN BE HELPED.

POOR GEORGE AND HOPE ITS NOTHING SERIOUS.  :hug: :hug:

PLEASED THE UIFTY CLUB ARE GOOD AND HI TO SLY FROM ME , MISA, SASA AND LUPIN
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 18, 2016, 18:35:43 PM
Still no update on Calypso. The vet asked me nicely if there was any hurry for her op, as they've been incredibly busy. I said no, no rush.

She's safe, comfortable, resting after the traumas of the past weeks and we've found a lovely fosterer to take care of her babies (who are all doing well now).

Baby hasn't had her spay either, as her milk is still very much in evidence. No rush for her either, she has a good home waiting for her so she too can rest up after bringing up 6 beautiful kittens (three of which are now reserved  ;D )

I'm very sorry to report yet another heartbreak, though.  :'(

Unexpectedly poor Hero took a turn for the worse. His mouth injuries never really healed and today it became clear he wasn't thriving. I made the hardest decision to put him to sleep and of course I stayed with him while his life left his body.

He was a stoic, happy cat who knew a lifetime of love and care, we made his last weeks as comfortable as possible.

Pursley had become his best pal, they were sitting together having an old people's chinwag this morning, so he had furry pals as well as human ones.

Goodnight Hero. We worked so hard for you, and you were worth it.  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tan on October 18, 2016, 18:54:22 PM
Hi Shelia hun
Are ya getting my pm's?
Xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 18, 2016, 21:04:35 PM
Dont know who Hero was Sheila, sorry. But bless his furry paws and RIP on the Bridge Hero and say hellow to all out friends
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on October 18, 2016, 22:25:22 PM
RIP Hero  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 19, 2016, 06:53:20 AM
So sad about Hero Sheila  :hug: :hug:  RIP darling angel boy  :'( :'( :'(

Do hope Pursley doesn't miss him too terribly and am so sorry for your loss  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 19, 2016, 07:10:11 AM
Sheila, I'm so sorry that Hero didn't make it, but thanks be to you that you gave him kindness and stayed with him at the very end.  You are an absolute star, lady. 

Play hard at the bridge, Hero, baby.

Sending tons of love for Calypso, and hoping this little lady can be sorted out. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on October 19, 2016, 20:28:17 PM
Sheila, I'm so sorry that Hero didn't make it, but thanks be to you that you gave him kindness and stayed with him at the very end.  You are an absolute star, lady. 

Play hard at the bridge, Hero, baby.

Sending tons of love for Calypso, and hoping this little lady can be sorted out.

Same as, Sheila, Mark, Tad and your eager fosterers. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 19, 2016, 21:17:45 PM
You are all doing such a great job for so many unloved cats and kittens, that must be very rewarding. The downside is that you have far more episodes of loss than many of us face in a lifetime  :(

RIP lovely Hero, play hard at the bridge, you deserve it.

Sending lots of love to all at Waltham Forest Cats  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 19, 2016, 22:15:26 PM
Thanks, everyone, for the deeply appreciated sympathy.  :hug: :hug:

We move forward, a wobble now and then is part and parcel of Rescue, we must stay strong for the living and those in need still.  :make difference:

Baby is safely out of her spay operation and will be ready to go to her new/old home tomorrow evening.  :)

I get to do the formal adoption honours, which is lovely as I trapped her two older kittens Peter and Jimmy myself and have been acting as fairy godmother to her 6 new beautiful babies. So proud of her.  :shy:

The three musketeers Morgan, Flint and Patty Fleur are safely with their new foster home Ana tonight.  ;D

Monsieur and his boy Sammie are relishing the warmth in the summerhouse. I'm relishing a well deserved beer.

Cheers!

 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 21, 2016, 18:27:41 PM
Ahhhh Friday at last.  :relax:

No chance Hahaha! Relax?

So today I finish work at 2pm, pop round to Ana's to collect Patty Fleur, Morgan and Flint for stitch removal, worming and flea treatment. Patty has a little infection under her stitches at one end so she's on antibiotics for a week.   :doh: The boys are doing really well though, good round little kittens with lots of fun in their eyes.  ;D :sneaky:

Just leaving the vet and the nurse popped out with a Calypso update: They've done the heart scan and it is sounding much better, the fluid in her abdomen has abated somewhat she's fine to spay so is being prepped tonight! :clap: She will be reunited with her babies for a few days then will be put up for rehoming/ I couldn't be happier for this girl, she's fabulous and deserves this break.  :Luv:

Just leaving the vet when two schoolgirls walk in carrying a cat they found cowering under a van, dripping from the mouth having been surrounded by some boys they thought may have hurt him. He's sweet, but unneutered and rather scared so we agree to overnight him and the vet agreed to check him over. The girls want to name him Brendan. Off they trot, we stick Brendan in a pen and sign the forms to admit him too.  :innocent:
 
Just leaving the vet when Tad arrived, we needed to get our heads together so sat and went through the jobs in hand, who's who and what's what, then Cat phone rings and a man with broken English explains there's a kitten sitting on his doorstep that he's going to sell if we don't come get it!  :( >:( so off Tad runs, I set off for Ana's to deliver the kittens and talk her through their medication. :care:

Finally got to Ana's and the phone rings, it's Tad, the kitten she came to collect has been shaved from the neck down, something is very wrong here.  :shify: Told her to take the kitten and get the heck out of there. She's safe but it's a funny old world so I'm reviewing our home visit policy in light of this incident.  :scared:

Tomorrow we're trapping the spotty kittens who will going into Marina's lovely newly refurbished guest bedroom. Bless her she's not even had a guest in there yet!  :evillaugh:

Then we take stock, finish up some paperwork, get some rest and get ready for a big day on Sunday when Pebbles is being rehomed, Monsieur is off to the adoption centre and we prep for next week.

Here's some of the players from this week's episode of Waltham Forest Cats!


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on October 21, 2016, 18:35:22 PM
Relax?  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:, in your dreams, and Marks, and Tads :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:, not on your nellies, and none of you would have it any other way. :Luv:

You are All Super Stars. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 21, 2016, 18:36:10 PM
Monsieur and Brendan
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 21, 2016, 18:41:51 PM
Sammie
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 21, 2016, 19:55:01 PM
OMG THAT TOP KITTEN PIC BELOW MONSIURE ETC US GORGEOUS..............CANT SEE IT NOW I AM TYPING!

SHAVED FROM THE NECK DOWN.............THAT SOUNDS VERY SUSPICIOUS!

TAKE CARE ALL OF YOU  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 21, 2016, 21:22:58 PM
That's Nai'a, he is rather delish... Hawaiian for "Dolphin"
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 21, 2016, 23:34:50 PM
That's Nai'a, he is rather delish... Hawaiian for "Dolphin"

IMG 1525? SOME REASON THOUGHT IT WAS A GIRL, MAYBE COS HE IS A BIT LIKE SASA. LOVE THAT NAME  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 22, 2016, 22:50:13 PM
Well I clearly made it all sound too easy  :innocent: because fate threw us a curved ball today.   :doh:

Yes, we fetched up at 8am to catch the mum and kittens which went off without incident, the kittens are slightly older than we'd been told but are all sweet, partially socialised and ready to be prepped for rehoming, but Mum... sigh... is pregnant.  :( Heavily so. I can feel a whole massive kitten sitting across her liver and at least one more in there. It's a game changer as we only have one foster pen available.  :-: :-:

I call the adoption centre... can I? Would they? What if we....? How about if...?  :sneaky:

It works, ten minutes of gentle pressure and the amazing manager pulls out a rabbit: all four kittens can go in tomorrow. 10am? Yes PLEASE!  ;D

Unfortunately the vets are utterly jam packed today following an emergency caesarian (NINE PUPPIES) this morning, so we will be back to vaccinate, chip and de-parasite the babies at stupid o'clock tomorrow with our wonderful vet team.  :tired:

The preggie Mum is now called Penelope and is in the safe hands of Marina in her beautiful guest bedroom (God I hope she's a tidy birth mummy!) although she does have a poorly tum she has been wormed and hopefully her tum will feel better before the kittens arrive, which could be any day now.

Did I mention the toes? Three of these 4 are Polydactyls, the little boy (aptly named Toes) has 25 of them! 25! TOES!

Try counting that on your digits!  ;D

OK must get to bed, I've got some serious logistics tomorrow so need to be on my game.  ;)

Love to all  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 22, 2016, 23:40:53 PM
25 TOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY GOODNESS.  :wow: :wow:

WHAT WOULD ALL THESE CATS AND KITTENS DO WITHOUT YOU AND YOUR TEAM AND THE VETS?

GREAT WORK AND I FEEL EXHAUSTED JUST READING ABOUT IT ALL.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 23, 2016, 05:49:24 AM
So pleased things looking more positive for Calypso Sheila and do hope Brendan can be helped. I find it so difficult initially assuming an injured cat is a cruelty case as no one in our large family of mainly boys would have dreamed of hurting an animal when we were young altho googling cats being shaved has taken my blinds off sadly about Midnight  :(  I really couldn't cope with seeing such things as frequently as I imagine you do and always send my grateful thanks to all at WFC for all you do  :hug: :hug: :hug:

25 toes eh? That's a bit wow  :wow:  Our Ruby only has 22.  Does he have his dew claws on his back legs or can Ruby still be proud of that "achievement"  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 23, 2016, 17:08:33 PM
Thanks for the update, I do look forward to hearing about your exploits  ;D

So glad that Calypso seems to be doing well, this little lady deserves a life of love and luxury. Penelope too.

Sending you all lots of love  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on October 25, 2016, 20:54:54 PM
Hello FurGang

 :welcome:

This is Midnight - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWDswnDAlmY&feature=youtu.be

Enjoy
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 25, 2016, 21:11:47 PM
VERY APPROPRIATE NAME AND DOING WHAT ALL KITTENS SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 26, 2016, 17:57:26 PM
Awww, what a little sweetie!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on October 26, 2016, 22:17:09 PM
Sheila, just can't say enough in praise of what WF CP do for all these babies, and their Mums and Dads (OK in the case of the Dads it is probably TNR), but you know what I mean, a big :blow kiss: to you All. :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 26, 2016, 22:55:45 PM
Thanks for all the lovely and motivational words, everyone.  :thanks:

Today our cache includes newbies Basil, Esmerelda and their Mum Atlanta. Three out of five, with two more kittens yet to be trapped. These are being fed by various folks and communication with the primary feeder, a veritable hermit, is proving tricky. Trying again tomorrow.   :doh:

We also caught Matilda's Mum and her two siblings, Marina and Prince Troy. Now there's a story Matilda was brought to the vet a few days ago when I happened to be filling out some of the unending forms we need to do, half dead from dehydration, fluey and with no chance of life outside intensive care. Mum is a local stray and chose the doorstep of the nice man who fed her to lay her dying kitten on. She looked at him, then at her kitten, back at him and walked sadly away. He was behind me in the car flashing his lights to get by, he didn't realise the woman who would make the decision on this little girl's life was in the car in front and only when I was invited to speak to them having pledged our support, did David apologise for his behaviour. Frankly it only steeled my resolve to help him get this kitten well again, I dried his tears and assured him I would reserve Matilda for him should she survive.   :care:

And survive she has, now off the IV line, eating, temperature up to normal and playing. She will be on antibiotics and careful monitoring for a while but the little 8 week old who looks more like 5 weeks is through the darkness and into the light. Once Mum is out of her spay we will allow them some time together as Mum has no idea her actions saved her child. A truly amazing mummy and I'll be proud to rehabilitate and rehome this little queen. As a mark of her status I've called her LillyBet, which I understand was our Queen's baby name from her own family.. I think she might quite like to stay with one of her babies, and as Matilda has a twin the very sweet Marina, we may decide she would be happier to keep a kitten by her side.  :hug:

Anyway, the team are back together, Tad and Mark are off to try and grab the last of the school car park kittens as it's half term,I'll try and get Atlanta's remaining two kittens in and that will be our doors shut for a week or so until we can shift some of these mums and babies.  ;D

Keep as well as you can everyone!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 27, 2016, 00:07:02 AM
WHAT A FABULASH STORY SHEILA AND SEND LOADS OF LOVE AND CUDDLES TO ALL OF THEM, ESPECIALLY MATILDA AND HER KITTEN.  :hug: :hug: :hug:

YOU CHOOSE SOME VERY UNUSUAL AND GREAT NAMES AND HOPE SOME ARE ALLOWED TO KEEP THEM  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 27, 2016, 05:43:41 AM
Oh Dear Gawd Sheila.  Talk about serendipity.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 27, 2016, 09:02:56 AM
Sending every possible strongest good wishes for Lillibet and Matilda.  Am loving the "bad" behaviour of nice man and that Matilda is assured of a safe permanent home  :Luv2:  Hope they get some shared quality time together before they have to part again.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 27, 2016, 16:17:47 PM
Oh Sheila  :( What a sad and happy story! What a brave mummy cat to take her little kitten to the human who showed them kindness. What a lovely man to do his very best for Matilda. And what luck that our very own Sheila was there to help  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on October 27, 2016, 16:21:55 PM
hugs to you S, you are an angel
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 28, 2016, 06:50:57 AM
Sending every possible strongest good wishes for Lillibet and Matilda.  Am loving the "bad" behaviour of nice man and that Matilda is assured of a safe permanent home  :Luv2:  Hope they get some shared quality time together before they have to part again.

Me too, Sheila.  The fact he was ready to fight for that little life - well.  Priceless.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 28, 2016, 21:44:00 PM
Well, its been a GOOD day  ;D

Atlanta's two remaining kittens took two more days and a community effort  Thanks to all the locals who helped get them in, and our amazing vets for helping us get them ready for rehoming. Welcome home Tristran and Charlie Chaplin.  :welcome:

So that's it, the doors creak slowly closed as...

Matilda recovers further whilst Mum Lilleybet, siblings Troy and Marina snuggle up; Atlanta gets to know Ruth; Brendan waits for his owner to show up; Georgia prepares for her mammory lump removal; Betty learns her manners; Charlie, Tristran, Esme and Basil learn about litter training and play and Penelope's birth time grows near, Calypso prepares for her new home and her kittens Flint, Morgan and Patty Fleur thrive under Ana's care;my Sammy settles back in to pillow comfort with his Meowmi.   :) Contentment.

Happy Halloween, Purrs Pals, it's been a very good day  ;)

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 28, 2016, 21:56:04 PM
GOOD ITS BEEN A GREAT WEEK AND LONG MAY IT CONTINUE  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 29, 2016, 05:24:01 AM
So lovely to hear how each of these lovelies are doing.  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 29, 2016, 12:51:46 PM
What a great way to end the week Sheila!  ;D

BTW, you have a pm . . .
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 01, 2016, 19:59:10 PM
Oh my goodness Sheila, you certainly know how to bring a tear to my eye. What amazing work you do  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on November 01, 2016, 23:08:23 PM
Further pm for you Sheila  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 06, 2016, 20:46:26 PM
Remember remember....

Firstly I lower my hat to the passing of a Purrs pal. RIP Molly, darling. x

Bonfire month  :hairrasin: seems to have concluded... it was raging here Friday and Saturday nights, tonight too but thankfully it has subsided to the odd pathetic pop and sqweeeee. I used to adore fireworks but now... sheesh does it ever stop?  :grrrrrr:

This week has had a few surprises...

Firstly we discovered our first "phantom" pregnancy! Well, its appears to have been wind... or at least an incredibly exaggerated case of IBD. Anyway Penelope is out of the maternity ward and, grab your hankies girls and boys...

In the vets picking up the kittens Basil, Charlie Chaplin and Tristram after their castration I spy a weeping couple. I avoid eye contact as I'm in uniform and don't want to appear mercenary.  :shy:

10 minutes later the receptionist calls me aside...they've brought in their neighbours cat, an old, severely ill girl who needs to leave this earth without delay. The neighbour is agrophobic, elderly and possibly suicidal now his only companion is leaving him.  :scared:

Can I help?

Of COURSE I CAN BLOODY WELL HELP!

In my cache I have Penelope, just this week released from the binds of maternity and in need of a home. She's needy, an uber-affectionate lap cat who has been pushing out kittens as long as she or anyone else can remember.  :(

ISNT HE TOO OLD TO ADOPT?

No, the CP Cat Guardian Scheme will guarantee her safety if she outlives her new slave, or if he is taken into long term care.  :)

They're so impressed the pair of them break down and need to compose themselves. These are heaven's neighbours.  :care: This man is not a relative, nor a particular friend but they care, deeply, and understand his plight and his need. This is their religion and they will find their cloud for this act, I'm sure.

We exchange details and Penelope's future, and "Colin's" is assured. Her spay and medical all-clear are all that stand between them now.   :Luv:

My faith in human nature is again bolstered by yet another kind soul. Atlanta didn't adapt to life indoors, in fact she has prove herself to be positively averse to my attentions, so she needs to go back. Now spayed and her manky tooth removed, the infection cleared and microchip inserted, the lovely chap who has been her feeder and guardian of her kittens through the autumn months agrees so take her into his care where she will be safe, fed, warm and loved, albeit not restrained by pesky walls, pens or cages.  :wow:

Our amazing fosterers deserve a nod too. Marina, Ana and Ruth have gone above and beyond to help their various and changing charges, Marina especially turned around her maternity ward into a play den in record time so that LillyBet, Troy and little Marina namesake could move in. ;D Ruth coped brilliantly with bed wetting (Atlanta, not Ruth!)  :doh: and Ana fended off the dreaded Herpes Simplex virus amongst the foxed kittens at considerable personal cost  :-: as we discover she's sensitive to Hibiscrub and her hands are now red raw and sticky from the Manuka Honey she has employed to resolve them. :care:

Tad, Mark, Kat, Marina and I attended a training event on infectious diseases and flined origins at Paradise Park. A most interesting and valuable day, we're all now paranoid about cleanliness and employ our blue shoe covers at every feasible occasion.
Great team building too, it was the first time we had all been together and we missed poor Ruth who has been stricken with back and leg injuies topped off with the mother of all colds. Mixed feelings about the animals we saw in captivity from the magnificent white lions and tigers to the enormous boa constrictors, that there must be a better way of preserving these amazing creatures.

So, back to business, return for Atlanta, adoptions completed for Basil, Tris, Midnight and Darcey, with confirmed reservations on Esme, Charlie Chaplin, Matilda and Penelope. Return arranged for LillyBet who has decided she quite likes being feral, so that should leave us with a more manageable cohort of just seven.  :)

This is appropriate  :-: I need the team rested, fully stocked and raring to go in the run up to Christmas. We all know the dreaded peak of demands for kittens in the preceding weeks followed by the sickening tidal wave of abandonments and bad decisions shortly after 11am on Christmas morning.  :(
We will shut down operations in relation to rehoming a couple of weeks before Christmas to try and minimise the impact, but we saw it last year and no doubt will catch the tail of it again this time around.  :shify: I hope I've built enough bridges through the year to make this season surviveable. For all.  :shify:

So, Sunday evening passes, Penelope on my knee, Esme and Charlie ripping holes in their cardboard box, Betty now loving her new softer, cuddly personality sitting with her Dad, Pursely (yes, i know!) teaching all the little ones how to ignore the pops and bangs (well she is deaf but they don't know it!), Lilley and Georgia waiting for their operations in the summerhouse and the Tuftyclub getting cosy in the bedroom.

We like the early light here, the clocks going back help us get going. Tomorrow will bring new surprises, of that there is no doubt.

Sweet dreams, my friends, whichever side of the Bridge you are dreaming on tonight.  :hug: :hug: 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on November 06, 2016, 22:00:47 PM
Sheila, every week something in your 'roundup' makes me cry and this week is no different   :'(  There are some truly lovely people out there - and you are one of them  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on November 06, 2016, 22:54:07 PM
its just great that some care enough o help their neighbours and am sure that a loving home for another cat is great for everyone.

so love your updatesm cant rememeber all the names lol but never mind.

you and your helpers continuie to do a great job  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 07, 2016, 08:01:48 AM
You and your helpers leave me in awe Sheila, always busy and caring :hug: :hug: :hug:, I don't know how you all do it day after day.

Quick update on my Walthamstow cats, Pi has got big-ish, as big as I think he will anyway, he is getting quite burly now, who would have thought that inggth
my tiny boy would have gotten to this, Pippin is an affectionate delight as always, and Merlin is FINALLY sort of getting on with Emo
3+3, th8/ , thanks to Zylkene. Typed with 'help' from Bob :rofl:
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Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 09, 2016, 21:02:27 PM
Thank you Sheila for the tribute for Molly  :hug: :hug: :hug:

Another heartwarming update. I hope Penelope helps to heal her new slave's pain.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 09, 2016, 23:30:56 PM
Allison, i'm forever aware that life is beastly to the caring.

You know this.  :hug:

Folk who don't care never feel the pain, the torment of decision, the dreadful emptiness, the guilt.

That honour is reserved for us, the special ones, the carers, we who treasure our fellow souls as though they were our own.

Purrs people, today you are treasured more than you can ever know. Thank you for your undying love, your unconditional commitment, your constancy, your vibes, you.

Thank you.

Sheila  :grouphug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on November 10, 2016, 11:49:04 AM
Sheila, you made me cry  :no no: Bless you  :grouphug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on November 10, 2016, 11:58:26 AM
brought a lump to my throat too, coming from such a lady as you Sheila, who does so much.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 10, 2016, 21:56:49 PM
Sheila,  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 10, 2016, 22:48:34 PM
Big adoption day today!  :wow:

Morgan and Flint are off to the adoption centre and Malcolm's amazing attentions  :Luv:

Penny is off to heal and be healed by Colin  :)

Esme and Charlie Chaplin will be forever plaguing their new family  ;)

Patty Fleur is reserved! Yaay a lovely family with an 8 year old boy who as yet doesn't know she's coming  :briggin:

LillyBet will be coming into care by herself which allows Marina and Troy some precious luvvin from our fosterer. Hopefully she will soften immediately but if not the amazing Martin punk rocker is making a den for her to be released to  ;D

Matilda is almost ready, her guardian Angel David doesn't know yet, I have that honour tomoroow

Sadly we lost a Tuftyclub stalwart today.  :'(

Polly was a Purrs rescue, for those of you who remember I collected her from The Wirral, saved by a Purrs member but needed rescue back up, Polly was easy to accommodate. She bonded with me immediately and was my constant shadow for 5 wonderful years. I loved her from the moment I saw her, and that shall never die.  :Luv:

RIP my delightful Polly. xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 10, 2016, 23:48:57 PM
How bittersweet for you Sheila :hug: :hug: :hug:

Play hard on The Bridge Polly :RIP:

On the other hand,  :congrats: on such a successful rehoming day :dance: :dance:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on November 11, 2016, 02:10:12 AM
sO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT POLLY SHEILA  :hug: :hug: :hug:

RIP POLLY PLAY HARD ON THE BRIDGE
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on November 11, 2016, 08:19:28 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about polly - however you are doing an amazing job with the others!  do you have a wish list on amazon for Waltham Forest cats?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on November 11, 2016, 08:27:12 AM
Sheila, am also very sorry to hear about Polly.  :hug:  play hard at the Bridge sweet girl, and remember to send Mammy Sheila a Rainbow of the sparkliest kind. 

What an amazing treat a little 8 year old boy is going to get.   ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on November 11, 2016, 08:47:59 AM
Oh Sheila. I'm so very sorry to hear about your beautiful Polly  :( :( :(

Such a gorgeous girl who you were able to give the best 5 years of her life.  RIP darling angel Polly   :'(

The way you seem to find a way to carry on with your simply wonderful rehoming and feline caring activities is inspiring Sheila but I know full well you will feel the loss of Polly badly and hope the Tuftyclub gather round you to apply soothing balm to raise your spirits  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on November 11, 2016, 18:13:39 PM
I KNOW YOU HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO DO BUT PLEASE PUT A WISH LIST OM AMAZON............YOU CAN PUT EVERYTHING FROM FOOD TO BEDDING, TOYS ETC. SADLY NOT MORE VOLUNTEERS  :shify: :shify:

WE WOULD HAVE LIKED TO RUN AN AUCTION FOR YOUR RESCUE BUT CANT SO THIS COULD BE AN OPTION  :hug: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 11, 2016, 21:26:34 PM
Great news about all the adoptions Sheila. Hope they all have wonderful lives in their new homes.

So sad about Polly  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: RIP sweet little girl.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 11, 2016, 23:17:47 PM
Thanks all  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 12, 2016, 17:43:08 PM
Well, twists and turns of fate...

Penny is back from "Colin"'s. He's not willing to supply her grain free food needs and has a few other issues that post homecheck have come to light, so i've taken her back.  :shify:
She has a viewing tomorrow with a sweet lady who hopefully doesn't chain smoke 40 fags a day in an unventilated room, doesn't inadvertently leave the back door open after owning the cat for 1 day and doesn't expect the cat to pee in an inappropriately placed litter tray that she refuses to move for vanity reasons. hmmmph.  >:( Better luck next time Penny, darling. :crossed:

Lilly has the squits, DG1  :sick: Her placement at the adoption centre postponed until i've figured this out. Stomogyl didn't touch it, she's pill averse so i've started again from scratch with pro-kolin, wormer and grain free food. C'mon Lilly Lets swat that squit!  :rofl:

Released today was Scruffy, a sweet older tnr. Nice quick turnaround and exactly what CP want from us, but sadly almost every other case we've taken in lately has been high maintenance on the clinical front.  :doh:

Trapping this morning, nada.  :rainin: :rainin:
Pouring rain but Mark and I stood out in it waiting for mummy and two kittens to turn up for their 8am breakfast. Of course they had more bleedin sense than us and stayed away. We gave it a couple of hours then gave up. shivering and fed up. Try again tomorrow, maybe it will dry up for an hour. :sigh:

It made me think about perceptions. The family who reported these cats to us via the web page wanted an immediate response: we were there in two days, not quite 999 standards but pretty bloody close in the current rescue climate.
We stood in the freezing rain without the offer of a single cuppa, or "would you like to wait inside, it's foul out there". Nope. We're the "hired" help and no way was this anything to do with them.
If we do catch the kittens I feel like sending them a bill afterwards just to make them think...  :heeee heeee:

Little Betty, remember the market kittens? remains with me for socialising. She sits by me, she enjoys tickles and strokes and is positively ferocious for chikkun.The occasional swipe reminds me she's not quite pet material, and she may never be  :evillaugh:
She's a small but powerful little black kitten. I've got a hole in my heart that was left by my Polly - a small but powerful little black cat. Do you think...?  :innocent:

Meanwhile we have a looming staffing crisis. Our recently appointed CP Treasurer has announced she's giving it up. New commitments...  :-: I'm thankful for the last couple of months but this has thrown us suddenly into turmoil...we must have three committee members to survive as a branch. Unless we can find a willing soul to step up and be the Third (wo)Man by Tuesday (yeah, er, not much notice  :-: ) the branch will be put on hold.  I'm committed to the cats currently in care and the clients we've pledged help to, but after that we may be forced to shut down operations.
I'm going to spend tomorrow pitching to the local community for a willing and able volunteer to cover this role for us, or we may actually lose the support of Cats Protection, and that would be very sad indeed after the efforts we've put into learning the policies and fighting this fight their way.

However, we've been there before, and if we do revert back to Waltham Forest Cats the work would continue, just on a much smaller scale. Wish us luck peeps!  ;D

Oh, here's baby Matilda we're putting a little fundraiser together for... her 3 week hospitalisation has cost us dear but you can see why we did...  :Luv:

And a couple of the amazing Lady Penelope.  :Luv: :Crazy:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 12, 2016, 20:16:31 PM
Oh Sheila, what a shame about Penny  :( :( She's such a gorgeous girl too  :Luv: :Luv:

And Matilda! Look at those eyes  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

I'm sorry to hear that you have lost your Treasurer. I really hope you can find someone to step in.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on November 12, 2016, 21:44:52 PM
iS THE MEERCAT LADY PENELOPE  :rofl: :rofl:

YOUR TREASURER SHOULD BE SHOT AT DAWN  >:( >:(

A SILLY QUESTION BUT DOES THAT POST HAVE TO BE SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU OR COULD IT BE AN ONLINE PERSON AND IF SO WHAT DO THEY NEED TO DO?

IT WILL BE REALLY SAD IF YOU LOSE YOUR CP STATUS.

OH DEAR THAT CHAP DOESNT SOUND GOOD, PLEASED YOU GOT THE CAT BACK.

WHO IS THE GINGER?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on November 13, 2016, 07:12:45 AM
Sheila, am thinking of you and your special crew and hoping you can find a new Treasurer in time.  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 13, 2016, 22:54:24 PM
Volunteertastic! I've been racing around since 7am trapping, building feral hutches, vetting owners, repaying adoption fees, vet visits, more trapping and finally.... An interview with a wannabe treasurer!

I know you're all concerned and willing good things on us, and the vibes have worked. Just need head Offuce approval tomorrow and we should be back in the saddle and performing miracles again very soon.  ;D

So busy forgot to get drunk tonight! Fancy that!  :shy:


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on November 13, 2016, 23:08:32 PM
Great news and Purrs vibes are very powerful, hope the interview goes well  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 14, 2016, 20:13:53 PM
That's fab news Sheila. Hope it all worked out.  :hug: :hug: :hug:

You forgot to get drunk?!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 14, 2016, 21:48:06 PM
So pleased for you and Waltham Forest CP, Sheila. You have all worked so hard to get to this point. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on November 15, 2016, 06:55:51 AM
Hoping all goes through at head Office, and very pleased that the volunteer (literally) came to the rescue.  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on November 15, 2016, 16:42:11 PM
Sheila  :hug: I'm so sorry that you lost your beloved Polly. All the rescue work you do must be so rewarding - but it doesn't make up for the loss of your soulmate ('familiar' as my friend called her adored black cat  ;D ). It does sound as if you have the obvious solution to hand though :briggin:

So glad that a new volunteer stepped up to the plate Sheila! I understand that people have their own commitments but it would have been a terrible shame if you no longer had the CP backing at this stage.

I agree with Gill and Dawn F that an Amazon 'wishlist' would be really good, especially at this time of year. Please get in touch if there is anything I can do to help with this.

Such a shame that Penny's adoption didn't work out but it does sound clear that 'Colin' was not offering a good home  :'( I hope this beautiful girl soon finds a loving forever home. I just adore those little black markings at the edge of her nostrils  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 15, 2016, 17:16:39 PM
Lyn, expect contact soon, re the Amazon wish list. We have a new Social Media volunteer, the aptly named Kat will be dealing with our Lost and Found, fundraising by on-line auctions ans the Amazon wishlist to get her started. She's meeting Tad tomorrow to mull over ideas and get started.

Thanks for your patience everyone, especially you Lyn it must be very frustrating to have gone to the trouble of setting the thing up and not to have it working.

 :Flowers:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on November 15, 2016, 17:18:41 PM
No problem Sheila, I certainly don't want to make more work for you  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 15, 2016, 18:03:40 PM
Rehoming update: phew we're flying!  :wow:

Morgan and Flint have been rehomed together  ;D Patty Fleur has gone to her new bessie mate, an 8 year old boy named Davi who was almost late for school today because he had to play with his new kitten  :Luv:
Ana, their fosterer, was in tears when she handed her over to me last night.  :(
This was her first go at fostering and she was brrrilliant, but it broke her heart three times over.  :hug: :hug:

Penny and Lilly have gone to the adoption centre where they were tucked in by our own wonderful Marina. :care: who herself is fostering the gorgeous kittens Matilda, Marina (baby) and Troy.  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Intake today, two stray, neutered, underweight and presumably abandoned boys found at the recycling centre hiding in the bushes and fending for themselves.  :( :(
Lance and Lawrence shall want for nothing this winter.  :) :)

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on November 15, 2016, 18:09:34 PM
ITS SO GREAT THAT LONDON PEOPLE HAVE SO MANY CATS, SAD THAT SOME ARE ABANDONED AND OF COURSE SO MANY FERAL COLONIES.

YES THE WISH LIST IS A MUST AMD GREAT YOU HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PERSON, NEEDED IN THIS DAY AND AGE.

LOVELY TO HEAR THAT MORE HAVE HOMES BEFORE YOU SHUT THE ESCAPE ROUTES BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 15, 2016, 21:15:07 PM
Such good news all round Sheila.

I have to tell you, I was so tempted by Penny, but I know that now is not the right time.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 29, 2016, 09:28:30 AM
Just a quick update as I'm at the vets waiting to collect 4 kittens that were dumped at the local park - utterly freezing temperatures here last night, hopefully they've survived and will make it. Apparently they're only 4 weeks old, no sign of Mum.  :scared:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on November 29, 2016, 09:32:20 AM
Just wanted to wish all four the very best  :hug: :hug:

Someone will have their work cut out with frequent feeding if they've survived so far
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on November 29, 2016, 09:33:50 AM
My fingers crossed too, Sheila.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on November 29, 2016, 09:40:12 AM
Sending lots of special Purrs vibes for these four and big hugs for you and your team Sheila.  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on November 29, 2016, 14:14:02 PM
MISSED THIS ON YOUR MESSAGE!

SENDING LOADS OF POSITIVE VIBES FOR ALL 4  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on November 29, 2016, 15:46:59 PM
Adding to the ~~~~ for the kittens and hoping their mother turns up.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 29, 2016, 20:49:25 PM
Hope the kittens are OK Sheila.  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 29, 2016, 20:52:30 PM
Sending lots of special Purrs vibes for these four and big hugs for you and your team Sheila.  :hug:

Same as that Sheila :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 29, 2016, 21:50:18 PM
So far so good, all four are now with the lively Ruth,  3 boys aged around 3-4 weeks,  still wobbly and blue eyed but lapping food. The fourth kitten is a little girl, now named Pudding, she's either a runt or is from a different litter as she's nearer the size of a 12-14 day old kitten and needs supplementing so she's now a hand rear.

Dumped in a carrier in the park. No sign of mum and although I want to stamp and swear, I'll save my energies for the cats.  >:(

Vibes please, we're new to this.  :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on November 30, 2016, 02:01:48 AM
LOADS OF GOOD VIBES   :hug: :hug: :hug:

I AM STEALING THESE 4 SHEILA!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on November 30, 2016, 13:11:46 PM
Poor little babies, thank heaven you found them! Poor Mama cat too  :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 30, 2016, 19:42:14 PM
 :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: Sending lots of good vibes.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 01, 2016, 06:43:42 AM
For those with FB accounts, I've put another 40+ photos and thumbnail stories in our REHOMED album here

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.631333600355205&type=3
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 03, 2016, 10:35:34 AM
I know you'll all want to wish Mark (Dave to some  :rofl: ) a very happy 60th Birthday today.

Mark spent the whole of yesterday sorting out everybody else's problems, including two vet visits, a very uncomfortable confiscation and collecting food from our faraway repository.

I hope you will join me in raising a glass or two this evening to our friend and cat champion, Mark Twinn.

 :birthday:  :M: :A: :R: :K: :drink2:

This week has been manic, the two ferals we re-trapped for relocation are still in the pens and getting bored now.  :im bored:
We collected a very pretty young calico tortie who has been living with her semi-feral family for spay, but she's turned out to be an absolute sweetie so is staying in for rehab and rehoming. Stunning little thing, if anyone wants a perfect little lady to help them through Christmas, she's the one.  :Luv2:

One of her siblings, yet another semi-feral kitten who was rehomed by the colony's feeder was sent back as he's "too wild" so have a guess where he's ended up?  :doh: Partnering him with the semi-feral Troy should be perfect for them both and they're going in for castrate on Tuesday together.  :shocked: :shocked:

So, Tufty Towers is once again full to busting. We're trying very hard to wind down for Christmas but life ain't letting up, and yesterday was typical of life here at the moment.

Tad has been an utter hero this week  :bow: She picked up a facebook plea about a kitten that had been left in the flat of a mentally challenged person for two weeks. She popped over to see if she could locate the kitten through the week but saw no sign of life, and made arrangements to go back with Mark yesterday, thinking the worst. :omg: :scared:

They found it, terribly dehydrated and famished but alive :phew:  Mark had his famous net with him so the kitten has been captured and brought out of that situation, however at 4 months and only 1.2kgs she's in a bad way but she should survive.  :)
Had it not been for Tad's unerring sixth sense (I swear she has cat senses) and tenacity the kitten would be dead, no doubt. :you go girl:

Photos are Callie, Troy and Oscar who is off to the adoption centre on Monday!

OK, must crack on, I simply must dye my hair before the party tonight, my roots are looking more like the M1 motorway than hair, and I've (Gordon bennett) no cat food in!

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 03, 2016, 10:50:56 AM
Oh Sheila.  You and your brave crew.  You bowl me over frequently.   :hug: :hug:  and bless Tad's unerring instinct.   :Luv:

As for Mark, I wished him Happy Birthday already.  Last week in fact.   :doh: :-[  He was no doubt wondering about the crazy lady, but hey-ho.   :innocent:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 03, 2016, 11:02:02 AM
Added a few pics to the previous post for you,  and thought it time you all met my newbie. This is my Betty, forever now my cat and henceforth to be known as Dot.  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 03, 2016, 13:42:06 PM
She's a little beauty, Sheila.   :Luv: ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 03, 2016, 14:10:42 PM
SO MUCH GOING ON!

WELCOME TO TUFTY TOWERS DOT, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK AND GREAT WORK TAD  ;D ;D ;D ;D

WE ARE UP AN RUNNING ON THE HMMMMMMMMMM OTHER THREAD IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO LOOK!

OPENED ABOUT 0030 AND THINK WE ARE AT ABOUT £100 WHICH SHOULD BUY SOME CAT FOOD  :innocent:

WILL BE IN TOUCH ABOUT TRANSFER OF MONEY ETC LATER IN WEEK BUT GO TO EYE HOSPITAL ON MONDAY AND ALSO HAVE TO TRY AND FIND A WAY TO GET SASA TO VETS FOR HER BOOSTER...............CAN I BORROW TAD AND MARK PLEASE!!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 03, 2016, 15:27:00 PM
Well it never rains but, boy, it sure does pour!

Phone rings at 1130am (my day off, still in PJs) 5 kittens dumped at a vet by the tube, can we help?

Oh Crap! Pens all full.. quick quick think... OK yes, can do. On my way.

Meet the reindeer kittens! All girls, 7-8 weeks of age, a bit scared but other wise in good health.

Cupid, Blitzen and Vixen.  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on December 03, 2016, 15:29:18 PM
Dot looks like a little sweetheart :Luv:

Happy Birthday Mark (Dave :naughty:) :cake4: :congrats:

And Tad, so well done - you rock :Luv2:

And Sheila, what can I say? You are a star. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 03, 2016, 15:32:34 PM
Dancer and Dasher
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 03, 2016, 15:35:13 PM
And another shot if the pretty little Callie
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 03, 2016, 17:15:53 PM
Thanks, as always, for the update Sheila. You and your small team certainly punch above your weight when it comes to the number of cats you help  ;D  :hug:

I think I have also wished Dave a Happy Birthday already (didn't you tell us it was his birthday last week? I guess 60 years takes a while to celebrate  :evillaugh: Anyhoo - Happy Birthday Dave!  :birthday:

A huge 'Well done' to Tad and her spidey senses and 'Thank you' on behalf of the little kitten whose life she saved.

Gawjus photos, I would take them all if I could. Then you would see me on one of those TV programs showing the mad woman with 200 cats in a small flat!  :scared:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 03, 2016, 17:24:26 PM
love that first stripey kitten  :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 03, 2016, 19:58:35 PM
Happy birthday to Mark.

Oh my goodness Sheila, those tabby kittens. I want the one in the third pic  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: She's a dead ringer for my Lily.  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 06, 2016, 21:30:08 PM
Troy and Phones our freshly neutered kittens.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on December 06, 2016, 21:37:45 PM
Aaw! Bless! They are both gawjuss. :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 06, 2016, 22:21:45 PM
Aaw! Bless! They are both gawjuss. :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:

Seconded!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: marktwinn on December 07, 2016, 09:13:18 AM
Thank you every one for my 60th birthday wishes
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 07, 2016, 09:20:54 AM
Thank you every one for my 60th birthday wishes

 :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 07, 2016, 09:46:05 AM
Thank you every one for my 60th birthday wishes

Welcome Mark Twinn!   :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:

Everyone, this is our Mark (Dave if you're Paula)  :rofl:

 :ahh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 07, 2016, 11:57:16 AM
 :welcome: MARK I AM SURE YOU WILL LOVE A FORUM FULL OF CAT CRAZY PEOPLE  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on December 07, 2016, 13:57:48 PM
Hello Fur Gang

This is Evie now reserved ( Lilia Bobo )
Poor little Lila Bobo AKA Evie was left unattended in a flat when the owner moved out !!!
Thanks to a lovely lady who posted this situation of WF4C FB group and we offered to go and chat to the owner who allowed me to take Lila Bobo into our care.
She was very scared and timid and had hidden so well that I couldn't find her ( in the very messy front room and I mean messy!!! )
The next day with the help of Mark we returned to the property armed with the Fishing net and rubber gloves........ We found her and quickly Mark was able to trap her in the Net without stressing Lila Bobo to much.
She was Vet checked and found to be very underweight.
Once home in the Tad Pad and safely in the waiting crate this is what happened - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EeuTQge8iI

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on December 07, 2016, 14:35:20 PM
Lila Bobo AKA Evie Part 2

 not only had she been left alone but with just biscuit and no water, in a dark room with no lighting or heat
No Contact, no toys, no bedding NOTHING :censored:

As we'd been so very busy the past year  :tired: I decided that I wasn't going to foster and spend more time trapping with Mark mid week to help the ferals  ;)
BUT seeing this situation I open the Tad Pad for yet another Kitten that has Stolen my Heart  :Luv: yet again with those eye's and poor little body so thin and in need of some TLC  :(

The end result is that Evie as she is now know is going to be homed with the most amazing person in my life and best friend My Sister  :rofl:
You may wonder why I'm laughing so hard :evillaugh: My sister has no Cat Genes  :P but My Nephew's do,  they couldn't resist that beautiful face of Evie's and contacted me straight away asking Tad ( Don't you dare call me Auntie  >:( )

Please please can we adopt little Lila Bobo  :hug:
of course I said a Big YES ( upon passing home check I said as I wiped my fingers across the unit checking for dust  :rofl: ) Naughty Tad  :evillaugh:

So once the Gorgeous Evie has gained weight and is ready for her new adopted family and that includes ME  ;D
Evie will have a PURRRR Fect Christmas and the Happy Fur Ever after like all Cats and Kittens Should  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on December 07, 2016, 14:55:18 PM
poor little thing, at least she has a happy ending but makes you sad that it happened in the first place
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on December 07, 2016, 15:18:26 PM
DUSTY CAT

Straying for about 6 months and living in a box in the front porch of my God Mothers House
AKA Dusty who was always under her car in the dirt and dust from the road
He was checked for micro chip and nothing found sadly
He would disappear when I was around to see if I could get some photos and check the missing sites
So after 6 months of trying to catch this shy kitty he appeared one day with an injured tail.
My poor god Mother was so distressed by his condition that she found the strength to catch him
( Considering she not a youngest any more but a lady in her Prime!!! )
She was able to get him to a vet and checked, he was given a antibiotic’s and was told to contact the local Cats Protection – That's Me as well as our Sheila & Mark
My God mother didn’t hesitate and made that call
We took action straight way and Dusty was seen by our Wonderful vet Gavin and the next day Dusty had his tail amputed as well as his Dusty Balls
Dusty is now with our adoption centre in north london Archway waiting for his new Fur Ever home
And my God Mother has a new status and is now Known as Fairy God Mother
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on December 07, 2016, 17:01:29 PM
Not The Furry Godmother Tad? ;)

I have no idea why I thought Mark was called Dave, but Bless him, he kept answering to it. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 07, 2016, 17:27:29 PM
They're so beautiful.  Am very glad Dusty was trapped and treated, and that Evie is going to get her furrever home with your sister.   ;D

Moray was the same - left with his sister in an empty flat for a week - no food or water, nothing.  No human contact.  It was only when the former owner's Mother realised her daughter had done a moonlight flit that she went to check on the cats.  It's heartbreaking what happens to these cats, but thank goodness that some o them make it through.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 07, 2016, 20:02:27 PM
JUST WATCHED THE VIDEO AND LOADS OF OTHERS AS THEY CAME UP FOLLOWING EACH NOTHER AND WHAT STUNNING CATS AND KITTENS, YOU DO SUCH A GREAT JOB.

SO SAD WHAT PEOPLE DO AND I HAVE ONE RESCUE WHO WAS BADLY TREATED AND TAKEN TO PTS AT AGE 4, ANOTHER WHO LIVED WITH A FERAL COLONY AND MY FIRST CAT KOCKA (KO-CHKA) WHO I THINK WAS DUMPED, RIDDLED WITH FLEAS AND HAD HEALTH PROBS ALL HER LIFE WITH ME. SHE WENT TO THE BRIDGE SADLY AFTER I MOVED FROM LONDON  11 YRS AGO BUT WILL NEVER FORGET HER AND ALL SHE TAUGHT ME ABOUT CATS!

i HATED CATS WITH PASSION AND LOOK AT ME NOW .....HAVE HAD 6 AND STILL HAVE THE 3 RESCUE CATS FROM CP AGED 14 AND 18 PLUS A 6 YR OLD RESCUE BIRMAN WHO WAS BOUGHT FROM A BREEDER, LOOKED AFTER WITH LOVE BY THE PURCHASER BUT WAS NEVER TAKEN TO BE NEUTERED OR TO SEE A VET AND NOW IS THE WORLDS NORTIEST CAT  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 07, 2016, 21:43:49 PM
Once again I thank Sheila, Tad and MarkDave for your hard work  :hug:

Reading the stories of these Kitties always makes me  :'(  Partly with sadness that they have suffered so, partly with joy that their lives are going to be very different - and, lastly, in pain for the cats out there who do not get the help they need.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 07, 2016, 23:09:39 PM
HOPE OUR MINI AUCTION WILL HELP A BIT  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 09, 2016, 05:49:23 AM
Dumped in a bin, this baby girl was rushed to our vet by the amazing Tad and found to be severely dehydrated and bruised.

Now I don't often get angry, but for goodness sake, we've been doing this for a year, we can and do step up, every single time so there's simply no excuse, ever, for behaviour such as this. I'm sad and furious in equal measure.

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 09, 2016, 06:38:38 AM
Jeez Sheila.  Poor little scrap.    :(  Sending super gentle bamboozled for Deejay.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on December 09, 2016, 07:46:41 AM
Poor little mite :'( 

Thanks to all at WFC for caring for this little beauty  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on December 09, 2016, 08:46:01 AM
poor baby
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 09, 2016, 15:08:18 PM
SHE IS SO SWEET AND THE MONSTER WHO DID THIS SHOULD BE SHOVED IN A BIN!

WELL DONE TAD FOR SAVING THIS LITTLE ONE  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 09, 2016, 15:30:26 PM
SHE IS SO SWEET AND THE MONSTER WHO DID THIS SHOULD BE SHOVED IN A BIN!


I suppose that will do - for a start  >:(

I also thank you for everything you are doing to save these little sweethearts  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 09, 2016, 20:52:05 PM
Poor little thing  :'( :'(

Hope she recovers Sheila.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on December 12, 2016, 19:01:48 PM
Not The Furry Godmother Tad? ;)

I have no idea why I thought Mark was called Dave, but Bless him, he kept answering to it. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

LOL love the "Furry" bit Judecat and don't worry Mark will answer to anything  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: marktwinn on December 12, 2016, 19:58:00 PM
yes i will answer you should here what the girls call me
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 12, 2016, 21:52:00 PM
SORRY COULDNT RESIST HOW DO YOU SPELL THAT...............SIGH
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on December 13, 2016, 10:19:22 AM
Twinkletoes Spiderman  :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 13, 2016, 14:02:52 PM
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I SEE YOU CAN NOW GET WHERE YOU WANT TO GET TAD  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: marktwinn on December 17, 2016, 10:46:17 AM
 :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:    :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: loving all the names
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tad on December 17, 2016, 11:46:57 AM
Hello Fur gang  :hug:

an up to date photo of the Bin Kitten Dee Jae, look how beautiful she is after a week with our vets  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 17, 2016, 14:45:09 PM
Oh isn't she the little heartbreaker.   :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 17, 2016, 15:23:16 PM
SHE IS STUNNING  ;D ;D

I AM GOING TO PUT UP THE LIST OF NAMES WE BOUGHT IN THE AUCTION AND MAYBE SOME COULD BE USED FOR NEW INCOMING CATS AND KITTENS ??

I THINK THERE ARE SOME QUITE GOOD ONES  :innocent: :innocent:

PETRA, AUGUSTA, ALONZO, JAMES,VICTOR
JONATHAN,GEORGE,BILL, BAILEY
Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter, Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat
Bombalurina, Jellylorum
LUNA, PRIMROSE                           
Effie  Daisy-Mae    Florrie               
Claude   Maurice   Huntly
CHICKEE, CHUCKLES, SERENDIPITY   
LORENZO, LUCY GOOSE

THERE YOU ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 17, 2016, 19:54:43 PM
 :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: What a cutie she is.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on December 17, 2016, 21:36:56 PM
Looks like Dave is henceforth to be known as Mister Fabulous then :naughty: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 17, 2016, 22:49:22 PM
SHE IS STUNNING  ;D ;D

I AM GOING TO PUT UP THE LIST OF NAMES WE BOUGHT IN THE AUCTION AND MAYBE SOME COULD BE USED FOR NEW INCOMING CATS AND KITTENS ??

I THINK THERE ARE SOME QUITE GOOD ONES  :innocent: :innocent:

PETRA, AUGUSTA, ALONZO, JAMES,VICTOR
JONATHAN,GEORGE,BILL, BAILEY
Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter, Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat
Bombalurina, Jellylorum
LUNA, PRIMROSE                           
Effie  Daisy-Mae    Florrie               
Claude   Maurice   Huntly
CHICKEE, CHUCKLES, SERENDIPITY   
LORENZO, LUCY GOOSE

THERE YOU ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Tad has copied this to our files, thanks all we do struggle for names so this is a genius idea! Please watch out for these names appearing in 2017, i think they're all fabulous!

Mark Dave Twinnkletoes Fabulous is utterly loving all the attenshun.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 18, 2016, 01:06:40 AM
THANKS SHEILA IT WILL BE GREAT TO SEE SOME AND THEIR NEW OWNERS  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 18, 2016, 13:51:08 PM
650g last week, 1240g today. Just shows how emaciated she was when she was rescued from that bin.

Bless her she is so happy and playful.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 18, 2016, 15:28:06 PM
BRIILIANT AND SO LOVELY  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 18, 2016, 15:33:18 PM
She looks an absolute delight!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 18, 2016, 20:34:15 PM
 :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 18, 2016, 23:27:49 PM
O M G she is a stunner! Whoever gets her will be a very lucky person  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 20, 2016, 21:07:52 PM
Homechecking for her tomorrow :crossed:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 20, 2016, 21:55:39 PM
Mine too!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 21, 2016, 04:42:21 AM
SURPRISED YOU REHOME AT CHRISTMAS TIME!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on December 21, 2016, 05:03:35 AM
I imagine home checking continues even if actual rehoming takes place after Christmas.  Having said that, where the would be slaves are already known to the rescuer and it is obviously not Christmas present related, Christmas can be purrfect time to rehome where people off work and able to put in time settling newbie in.  Not everyone has a crap job that makes them work through Christmas  :sigh:

Delighted that Dee Jae may be finding her forever home so quickly although not surprised as she is such a beautiful little baby  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Don't quite follow your comment Lyn  :-:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 21, 2016, 07:33:00 AM
Lyn means her fingers are crossed too.    :)  And mine.  This little girl deserves a wonderful new home.   :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on December 21, 2016, 08:41:50 AM
I thought for a minute your home was being checked too Lyn  :evillaugh:  I'm a mad old bat  :innocent:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 21, 2016, 09:14:10 AM
We home check everyone who expresses an interest in adopting from us Gill, regardless of the time of year or whether we have cats available. Because all our cats are "special" ie rescues for whatever reason (we don't rehome for private individuals at our Branch) they need a particularly empathetic home, and it's this we look for, and put owners on an "approved" waiting list until their cat arrives.

The homecheck I'm doing today is for a lovely young couple who have been looking for a kitten for some time and have already agreed what they would like, started planning their lives around pet ownership etc, so hubby has decided this is the perfect time to bring a cat in as they're both off for two weeks after Christmas. Home owners, garden, no kids, perfect. As Rosella correctly says, it can be a very good opportunity to introduce a new family member, so long as they appreciate the associated risks.

It will be a surprise for his wife, a Christmas surprise. His home is already decked for Christmas so I get to check every aspect of their seasonal decor, and provide sensible advice, he gets to meet DeeJae and hopefully form an attachment. He and Mrs Perfect will come here to collect DeeJae on Boxing Day and I'll complete my checks on them at that point.

However, in true annoying kitten style, Deejae has - this morning - produced a limp. Not a bad one, probably just a tumble, but an imperfection she didn't need to be exhibiting to her new Daddy today!  :doh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 21, 2016, 10:24:12 AM
What's a limp between friends to be?  Do hope it's nothing serious though Sheila, and DeeJae's adoption can go ahead.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 21, 2016, 15:18:58 PM
Sue, thanks for clarifying my comment!  ;D

Dee Jay, we don't want you with a pawlee leg little lady  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 21, 2016, 20:20:14 PM
DeeJae's new Meowmy and Daddy sound lovely  :) :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on December 22, 2016, 01:32:55 AM
We home check everyone who expresses an interest in adopting from us Gill, regardless of the time of year or whether we have cats available. Because all our cats are "special" ie rescues for whatever reason (we don't rehome for private individuals at our Branch) they need a particularly empathetic home, and it's this we look for, and put owners on an "approved" waiting list until their cat arrives.

The homecheck I'm doing today is for a lovely young couple who have been looking for a kitten for some time and have already agreed what they would like, started planning their lives around pet ownership etc, so hubby has decided this is the perfect time to bring a cat in as they're both off for two weeks after Christmas. Home owners, garden, no kids, perfect. As Rosella correctly says, it can be a very good opportunity to introduce a new family member, so long as they appreciate the associated risks.

It will be a surprise for his wife, a Christmas surprise. His home is already decked for Christmas so I get to check every aspect of their seasonal decor, and provide sensible advice, he gets to meet DeeJae and hopefully form an attachment. He and Mrs Perfect will come here to collect DeeJae on Boxing Day and I'll complete my checks on them at that point.

However, in true annoying kitten style, Deejae has - this morning - produced a limp. Not a bad one, probably just a tumble, but an imperfection she didn't need to be exhibiting to her new Daddy today!  :doh:

I wouldn't expect anything less from you Sheila, apart from the fact you seem to have forgotten that she is mine, all mine  :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :naughty:

Seriously they sound perfect. Well done Waltham Forest AGAIN :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on December 22, 2016, 06:31:08 AM
Fingers and toes crossed that our little gal's limp is nothing of concern and disappears quickly  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 22, 2016, 19:47:34 PM
Pain killing injection from the vet yesterday and 3 drops of metacam today little Deejae is on the mend.

Anyone remember Georgia? The semi feral lady with the mammory lump? We got a call yesterday from her feeder, she's been asked to move in 10 dys time and can't take the cats. All 4 of them I've got a week... it's Christmas... two are semi feral.. sheesh :shify:

BRING IT ON! We can do this, we have the technology, we have the capability, we have Mr FABULOUS!  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 22, 2016, 20:53:22 PM
Oh Sheila, not great timing! Good luck  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on December 24, 2016, 19:56:17 PM
Just popping by to say Merry Christmas and thank you for the privilege of allowing me to adopt this (not so) little nutter! He really has kept me going and kept me laughing through what has proven to be an incredibly tough year.

 :hug: :hug: :hug:  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 24, 2016, 20:12:02 PM
Our pleasure, Jen. I wish you better luck in 2017, and I'm sure Mr ChoccyWoccy will bring that luck your way. xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 24, 2016, 20:31:49 PM
Jen, what a stunner he is  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 25, 2016, 01:57:28 AM
I MUST HAVE MISSED THIS, HE IS GORGEOUS  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 25, 2016, 20:32:40 PM
 :merry xmas: :merry xmas:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 26, 2016, 09:42:52 AM
Lovely piccie, Sheila.   :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on December 27, 2016, 16:13:46 PM
Aaw wudya jez luk at that little gal  :Luv2:

Love the transparent fireguard too Sheila.  Where frum and how much dosh?  Wish we had one as our lot are forever marking the one we have which is meshed so pee gets through to the grate of pretend coal (gas) fire :-:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 27, 2016, 18:28:04 PM
Thank you Rosella, shes a sweet little furball, soft as candyfloss too. Bless. Her big day tomorrow, her new Dad already adores her, she meets her new Mum tomorrow, if the feeling is mutual she's off to her new life of luxury  :)

 :) The fireguard is a massive help and bought for exactly the reason you describe, but for the life of me i cannot find the supplier details  :-: OH remembers it was a steal at £80 from ebay but that's probably 10 years ago and i'm stunned at the prices these go for now! I'll be more careful with it in future!

Good home check today for our little gingernut. Off to his new home tomorrow. :crossed: for him, he's going in with three toy dogs and their owner who's lovely, realistic, patient and an ex-vet nurse.  :briggin:

Further good news, young Snowball has had a lightbulb moment and realised I'm the food lady. Suddenly he's my best friend and wants in, out of the pen.  :)

Picking up Frankie tomorrow, poor lad is a victim of eviction, he's only two and will miss his little boy badly.
If I had no shame I'd be heading for the civilisation of the West Country, or possibly the West Midlands and pushing him into the arms of a good woman.  I have shame. But still open to suggestion.  :shify:


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 27, 2016, 18:29:49 PM
Thank you Rosella, shes a sweet little furball, soft as candyfloss too. Bless. Her big day tomorrow, her new Dad already adores her, she meets her new Mum tomorrow, if the feeling is mutual she's off to her new life of luxury  :)

 :) The fireguard is a massive help and bought for exactly the reason you describe, but for the life of me i cannot find the supplier details  :-: OH remembers it was a steal at £80 from ebay but that's probably 10 years ago and i'm stunned at the prices these go for now! I'll be more careful with it in future!

Good home check today for our little gingernut. Off to his new home tomorrow. :crossed: for him, he's going in with three toy dogs and their owner who's lovely, realistic, patient and an ex-vet nurse.  :briggin:

Further good news, young Snowball has had a lightbulb moment and realised I'm the food lady. Suddenly he's my best friend and wants in, out of the pen.  :)

Picking up Frankie tomorrow, poor lad is a victim of eviction, he's only two and will miss his little boy badly.
If I had no shame I'd be heading for the civilisation of the West Country, or possibly the West Midlands and pushing him into the arms of a good woman.  I have shame. But still open to suggestion.  :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on December 27, 2016, 20:30:00 PM
Aw, he looks just like Trouble. Get thee behind meSheila Satan :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 28, 2016, 20:21:40 PM
He's a real heartbreaker Sheila  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 28, 2016, 23:16:12 PM
Little DeeJae and Plato rehomed!  :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 28, 2016, 23:25:59 PM
Hurrah! Well done Sheila  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on December 29, 2016, 00:29:28 AM
Hurrah! Well done Sheila  :hug:

Same as that :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on December 29, 2016, 07:26:08 AM
How lovely  :wow: :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 29, 2016, 07:38:38 AM
Such good news Sheila.  I hope they will both be treasured very much.

Also thinking of Frankie, bless his paws xxxx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 29, 2016, 13:23:06 PM
Frankie rehomed to three little princesses, and he couldn't be happier!

 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on December 29, 2016, 13:32:53 PM
GREAT NEWS  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 29, 2016, 21:24:01 PM
Fantastic news Sheila  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 30, 2016, 17:01:47 PM
Blimey, no sooner is Frankie out the door, little Phones also finds an amazing new family!  :briggin:

And and and... TROY is reserved!  :you go girl:

Just need to find a solution for big baby Snowball (now Pablo)  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on December 30, 2016, 23:48:58 PM
Fantastic news Sheila. :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 31, 2016, 15:46:39 PM
Great going Sheila! I wish you success in 2017  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 01, 2017, 00:37:43 AM
Happy New Year to all our friends on Purrs. It's been an amazing rollercoaster, that doesn't ever seem to slow down.  :Crazy:

Here's to a bright future ahead.  :newyr 1:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 01, 2017, 01:05:39 AM
And to you too Sheila.  You've faced many challenges, but you're shining so brightly.   :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on January 01, 2017, 16:40:25 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR SHEILA AND HOPE 2017 IS AS SUCCESSFUL AS 2016  ;D ;D

MY GOODNESS YOU CERTAINLY HAVE A REVOLVING DOOR  :evillaugh: :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on January 01, 2017, 17:04:02 PM
Sending you, OH and all associated with WFC much love and every possible good wish for 2017 Sheila.

May your stamina, good judgement and compassion see you safely through whatever 2017 has in store xxx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 01, 2017, 20:49:54 PM
Happy New Year Sheila  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 11, 2017, 23:19:44 PM
Long overdue update  :innocent:

Deejae went to her forever home just after Christmas and is doing great. The last of the abandoned kittens, Splodge, was also despatched with great excitement to his new posh home in Broadstairs! Pudding, the teeny one, is very likely to be going nowhere as her loving fosterer Ruth has succombed to her charms  :Luv:

Here it's been mad, as usual, but unusually with rehoming cases - our adoption centre is eerily quiet for this time of year so we've been able to help some folk relocate their unwanted pets to pastures new.  :) Three came in last week, two of  whom were bonded males, 7 years old needing dental treatment and blood tests as one was particularly overweight, but they're fine and have gone up for adoption. Two more are scheduled to come in today for medical checks and rehoming.

I've three semi ferals booked in for neutering on Monday, trapping to be arranged for this week. The summerhouse is scrubbed ready for action. It's lovely and toasty in there now since Mr Fabulous put the proper pens in, but I'd still like a bit more draft proofing.

The Tuftyclub. however, are on sad watch tonight as we wave goodbye to Pursley, our beloved Grand Mama. See you at The Bridge, my love. xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on January 12, 2017, 08:00:53 AM
Sending you warm loving hugs Sheila.  Am so sorry to hear news of your darling angel girl Pursley  :hug:

RIP sweetheart  :'(

Thank you so much for doing all you do Sheila with such enthusiasm and good cheer despite inevitable sad losses.  You are one in a trillion xxx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on January 12, 2017, 08:15:23 AM
so sorry to hear this Sheila  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 15, 2017, 18:46:25 PM
Helping to heal me ....  :Luv:


Meet Electra!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on January 15, 2017, 21:28:02 PM
HIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ELECTRA  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on January 15, 2017, 21:33:12 PM
She is so pretty :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:, welcome to Purrs Electra ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 16, 2017, 05:43:04 AM
Beautiful Electra.  I do hope she has no Greek proclivity for revenge.   ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on January 16, 2017, 07:40:29 AM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 16, 2017, 09:47:47 AM
Beautiful Electra.  I do hope she has no Greek proclivity for revenge.   ;)
Well she isn't litter trained as I just found to my horror.   :doh:

Bless she's such a friendly little thing, one of four cats that have been living since kittenhood in the grounds of a care home. All delightful animals but have never been confined, so litter trays are foreign to them.

We've set off strongly this year, already the names Plato, Quaxo, Maurice, Electra, Victor, Daisy-Mae, Bill Bailey and Florrie have been taken so we're ploughing through the auction list. Added to these are the cats who have come in form private owners for rehoming - a new workstream for us as we haven't previously has the resource or availability to help in this way.
Little lives Mister Kitty, Trinity, Misty, Chinky and Sammy are the better for it.  :Luv:

Trinity was removed from a drug addict who was being evicted from his council property, poor little guy was living in a flat cooped up with three grass smokers, and still has that smell in his fur. It took him a few days with me to detox but is coming around. We've sent him out on trial to an elderly gent who lost his cat before Christmas and seemed quite keen to help with Trinni's recovery :care:

Chinky and Sammy were brought in together, their owner was going into hospice care. Lovely cats but Chinky was so overweight at 8Kgs we were convinced he had underlying issues, but no, just fat due to being housebound and fed on Go-Cat! We cleaned their teeth and they've now been found a home where they can remain together and have their diet monitored.  ;)

Misty was an abuse case, bless her. The owner's partner was upset because the cat stopped using the litter tray and threw her out. When speaking to the owner it became apparent there have been similar experiences with the other humans in that house, so was relieved to get Misty out of the picture for her own safety. Hopefully this will calm the situation somewhat and allow the humans to sort out their problems.  :(

Mister Kitty was a strange tale, but to cut a long story short he was an abandoned oversized kitten who needed to be rescued. We did, and he's gonna be just fine.   :)

Very sad to hear of the death of Ron Ayres from Ron's Lost Cats, Brighton. A true hero in the cat rescue world and one of my real inspirations.  :'(

God's speed to The Bridge Ron, there will be many happy faces to greet you. RIP.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on January 16, 2017, 10:26:26 AM
CONTINUING THE GREAT WORK SHEILA AND LOVE ALL THE NAMES  ;D ;D

RON WAS AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY AND AM SURE THERE IS A JOB RIGHT UP THERE FOR HIM.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 16, 2017, 10:34:21 AM
Beautiful Electra.  I do hope she has no Greek proclivity for revenge.   ;)
Well she isn't litter trained as I just found to my horror.   :doh:


And so it begins.......  :sneaky:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on January 16, 2017, 17:43:24 PM
What a beautiful girl Electra is! Very like my friend's cat Eliza ('kitten' to her friends)  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 16, 2017, 20:19:52 PM
Electra!  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: Hope you can get her litter trained.

Busy, busy Sheila. Bless you  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 19, 2017, 08:45:32 AM
Morning all.  How's your kitty crew doing, Sheila?  How's Electra after a couple of days with you?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 19, 2017, 14:16:48 PM
The fabulous Electra only slipped once, since then she's been using the tray like a good'un. She's in for her spay today (we hope) and back to me for Daddy cuddles until the weekend when she will go to her foster carer (the amazing Emma who looked after the litters from Leia and Whiskey for us) until her 14 days are up. Then she'll be available for rehoming.

We've been busy, yes, this week we've collected 4 ferals (Little Mom, Tiny Tig, Lucy Goose and Claude) and another stray (Sweetie Pie, who is so beautiful he could be Electra's brother), booked in another 3 strays for trapping and are now at the point where we've stripped all available vet appointments until next Tuesday! Guess it's time to switch off the phone and take a breather.

Committee meeting tonight - first one of 2017 where I unveil the new plan (well it's the old plan with a bit of extra fundraising and education bolted on), and give everyone a big pat on the back from being superb last year. They seriously were and have hit the ground at 100 mph this year!

You wanna go faster? I can't hear you! YOU WANNA GO FASTER???  :wow: :wow: :wow:


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on January 19, 2017, 14:57:37 PM
OH I THOUGHT THAT ELECKTRA WAS JOINING THE TUFTY KLUB  :-[ :-[

YES GO FASTER GET YOUR GO FASTER STRIPES  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 19, 2017, 23:45:03 PM
Electra is back from the vet, erm, she's a boy  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on January 19, 2017, 23:55:01 PM
 :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on January 20, 2017, 01:21:01 AM
Sometimes it is hard to tell ;), maybe he THOUGHT he was a girl? At least he is done now and I am sure none the worse for his mistaken sex  and the op. :naughty:

I suppose he will have to be Electron now/
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on January 20, 2017, 06:06:52 AM
 :evillaugh: sometimes all that fluff just gets in the way.

He is a beauty all the same Sheila and very much hope he finds a good permanent home when he's ready  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on January 20, 2017, 06:42:27 AM
Glad to see the sex change fairy visits you as well Sheila sometimes the fluffy ones are the worst currently waiting for my black Cole feral one nut so to speak to drop he now has 3 more weeks as River Bengal baby has a fine pair that need to come off:)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 20, 2017, 07:03:17 AM
It can be difficult to tell with all black cats.  Tron, perhaps?   ;)

Liz, it's not often we wait for someone to drop a ballock, but hope it's not too long.  :evillaugh: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 02, 2017, 17:34:13 PM
Been too long since I dropped by, here are some of the reasons why...

Victor, Lucy Goose, Tiny Tig and Li'l Mom.

Victor was handed in by a young mum who couldn't cope with him. He'd been taken from his family too young and therefore had no idea he was hurting people with his claws. This led to the children disliking and, to a certain extent, abusing the kitten. Victor needed training, that's all. We provided that, and the learning needed by his lovely new owners to maintain his manners.

Lucy Goose (black and white), Tiny Tig (tortie, white flash) and Li'l Mom (tortie) all appear in the real life story above, the Fantastical Welsh.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 02, 2017, 17:35:45 PM
And Claude, Oskar, Azreal and Cleo

Claude's tale is in the Fantastical Welsh above.

Oskar was one of two 6 month old kittens we'd set out to catch in November, never found them (nor did we get offered a cuppa or even a dry place to shelter from the rotten family who asked us to come and fetch them). Turned out the neighbours three doors down had built a shelter for them, so eventually we picked them up and they were half way socialised. Effie (not pictured) was instantly the focus of our vet nurse's attention and the two were never again to be separated. Oskar came to live with me for a week to learn the social skills of litter training and Dweemies. He's now with the adotion centre and won't be there for long as he warmed up really nicely.

Azreal was abandoned, believed pregnant, and saved by the local midwife. She called us, the rest thankfully, our vert could help with as her pregnancy turned out to be a bad case of worms.

Then there's tiny Cleo who was brought in to the vet by a strange man who claimed to have found her in a box, but the box was nowhere to be seen, she was in his coat pocket. A little scared and very hungry, all Cleo needed was some TLC and a new home was found for her very quickly, as you'd expect from some a charming kitten.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 02, 2017, 17:40:18 PM
The big black lad isn't Electro-Boy, it's another massive fur kid affectionately known as Sweetie Pie and weighing in at s whopping 7.1 kgs.

The stripey lad is Churchill, below him is the fantastic Sweetie Pie. Churchill is a local lad who fell on hard times and found himself scrounging for grub in the house next door to Kato, one of my personal rescues from 3 years ago (remember Kuki? Her brother). Churchill wasn't neutered or remotely pleasant to any sense, but has come round just lovely for having a few days RnR in the summerhouse. He's lucky, he's FIV negative.

Sweetie Pie is just adorable, but enormous. Similar story to Churchill except he'd found a single human who was able to feed and care for him, but she was an elderly lady and need to move in with her daughter, so Sweetie Pie needed help. Unfortunately he has tested +ve for FIV so we're waiting for the lab check, then he will find a special forever home.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 02, 2017, 17:49:08 PM
AFRAID EYES NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE OUT THE DARKER PICS BUT LOVE THAT LIL GINGER  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 02, 2017, 17:54:00 PM
Oh Gawd - the little ginger makes my heart beat faster, but so does the little calico with the white nose who looks so scared
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 02, 2017, 18:39:19 PM
FORGOT TO MENTION THE HOOLIE LOOK ALIKE TOO  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on February 02, 2017, 21:30:53 PM
 :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:

So many gorgeous babies.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on February 02, 2017, 22:53:31 PM
It looks as if you have a full house again! That little jinja is utterly adorable  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on February 03, 2017, 08:27:35 AM
oh that beautiful torti face  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 03, 2017, 08:39:31 AM
What are their stories, Sheila, and what are their names.

 (Please, please - tell us a story..... it is Friday after all.  Pleeze?    :naughty:)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on February 03, 2017, 11:30:45 AM
And there was us thinking you were sunning yourself on an exotic beach somewhere Sheila - NOT! ;)

So, if I can echo Sue, and you have the time, I'd love to hear their stories. :hug: :hug: :hug:

You, Tad, Mr Fabulous and the rest of the Team Waltham have obviously been busy.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 03, 2017, 15:04:47 PM
The Fantastical Welsh

Once upon a time there were five cats. Their names were Li'l Mom, Tiny Tig, Claude, Lucy Goose and Pierogi.

Li'l Mom is mummy cat, she and her kids Tig, Claude and Lucy all lived with her in a garden in London town. There was a nice American lady who fed them every day and sometimes let them all sleep in her kitchen when it was cold.

 Li'l Mom couldn't jump very high so she stayed in the garden but the kids could roam where they wanted, and so they did, and got themselves into all sorts of bother with the neighbours, especially when it came to toiletting!  :evillaugh: They got away with it for years and years and the family thought it was a great life.

Then about a year ago, a ginger boy turned up and also made himself at home with the American lady. He called himself Pierogi, which he thought was very swish, but they all knew meant "dumpling". They liked Pierogi and he became their friend. But Pierogi also liked to fight and wee up walls which was quite smelly and bad manners.
 
One day a man came wearing a uniform and told the nice American lady she wasn't allowed to keep cats in her house, or feed them in her garden because they were a nuisance. The Lady was very upset because she loved Li'l Mom and her kids and Pierogi, but she had no choice. The American Lady called all her friends to ask if they could take a cat, or two, but Li'l Mom and her kids had never been taught how to be nice to humans, so no-one would help. The American Lady then found out about Cats Protection, and although she didn't want the cats to be taken away she didn't want to be evicted either and found the courage to make the call.

The nice man in the blue shirt went to collect Claude and Lucy, Li'l Mom and Tiny Tig. "They are a bit wild" he told the American lady "but we will find a nice place where they can be happy forever". The four cats went to see the green people who said they were all very beautiful and didn't need operations, and when they felt better they all went to live in a warm comfortable summerhouse with lovely food and they could all talk to each other from their separate bedrooms.

Meanwhile, Pierogi was next in line. The American Lady was very sad to say goodbye, and she gave the lady in the blue shirt a nice hug and some money for helping the cats. Pierogi had a bit of a shock that day, when he went to see the green people, I can tell you! However, Pierogi was able to talk to humans, as he had lived with them before, and he told them he was a nice friendly cat who would quite like to live in his own house with a garden and lots of other cats for friends. So the blue people arranged for him to go and live in the showroom where he could meet some nice people like the American lady and choose one to live with.

One day the lady who owned the summerhouse came to talk to Li'l Mom and the kids. She asked if they'd ever heard of chickens? And would they like to go and live with some in a place called Wales? Well, the summerhouse was nice and warm but it was a bit boring... chickens sounded like fun so they all nodded in agreement and so it was arranged.

Very early last Sunday morning, the blue lady put Li'l Mom, Tiny Tig, Claude and Lucy Goose into boxes and they went for a long, long drive. It seems to go on forever! But eventually they came to the end of a long track and the blue lady helped them into a new summerhouse. A man with welliebobs and a big friendly smile had built the summerhouse just for them, and it was perfect! Lots of room to stretch and windows to look out from, and a little door that the man said they could use when the rain stopped (he mentioned something called "summer" and laughed out loud!).

The blue lady went away and WellieBob looked after Li'l Mom and her kids forever and ever. They learned how to use the little door, and looked after their new friends the chickens. Pierogi was renamed Dumpling and chose a lovely human who thought looked a lot like the American Lady. He too lived happily ever after.

The blue people would like to say thank you to their supporters who make these stories happen in real life, allowing the wages of the green people to be paid, the travelling expenses and the fostering costs to be met, the overheads at the adoption centres to be met and for becoming the WellieBobs as told in this story, the adopters themselves.

Thank you, folks.  :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 03, 2017, 15:20:30 PM
 :attention: :ok:   Aw dat wuz a gud story Sheila.  Fanks yoo!  :naughty:


Always nice when you can have one with a happy endin.   ;D  Am very glad the American laydee did not get evicted, and had such a very kind heart.   :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 03, 2017, 15:30:09 PM
Thank you Sue.  :innocent:

The others' thumbnails are now in the lower threads too.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 03, 2017, 16:07:38 PM
WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY SHEILA AND JUST SAD FOR THE AMERICAN LADY WHO CARED FOR THEM SO LONG.

THE OTHER STORIES ARE ALSO VERY HEARTWARMING  ;D ;D

ITS A STRANGE THING, I HAVE BEEN ON THIS FORUM SINCE IT WAS BORN AND BEFORE THAT CAT CHAT AND NEVER CEASE TO BE AMAZED HOW IN ONE AREA THE CATS KEEP ON COMIMG, FERAL, ABANDONED, MISTREATED, LOST ETC ETC...........WHY SHOULD I BE AMAZED AFTER ALL THIS TIME I DONT KNOW.

THE WORK THAT YOU AND YOUR GROUP DO IS AMAZING AND TO THINK THIS IS REPLICATED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND ALSO THAT HOMES WITH WONDERFUL PEOPLE BECOME AVAILABLE ALMOST OUT OF KNOWEHERE IS ALSO AMAZING.

SO MANY PEOPLE LIKE US CARE AND THAT BRINGS WARMTH TO MY HEART.

ALSO THOSE ON PURRS WHO HAVE HELPED ME AND MY CATS IN OUR HOUR OF NEED ARE JUST WONDERFUL.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on February 03, 2017, 20:29:59 PM
Tears in my eyes at your story and the happy ending :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:, Bless you All.

Wish I could do more. Please everyone go onto the thread that Sheila put on that gives money with purchases from tesco, ebay etc. It all helps!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on February 03, 2017, 21:48:14 PM
Fank yew for s stroy Auntee Sheila. So glad that it has a happy ever after ending  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 03, 2017, 22:26:59 PM
Tears in my eyes at your story

Not just me then.  Love ya Sheila  :hug: :hug: :hug:


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 09, 2017, 09:45:52 AM
Message to our wonderful rescue lady

http://www.purrsinourhearts.co.uk/index.php/topic,47622.msg870097.html#msg870097
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on February 14, 2017, 05:43:09 AM
How is this for an improvement Sheila? No Zylkene for months either ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 12:56:50 PM
Paula that's amazing, considering I know you also have house guests at the moment as well. You're truly Mrs Doolittle ya know!  :cuddle:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 13:03:46 PM
Arrivals so far this week (and it's only Tuesday, sheesh)
Jess (rehoming)
Lucy (Rehoming)
Leo (Castrate)
Button (Castrate)
Fifi (dental/rehoming)
Zeena (rehoming)
Bluebell (new Mum, spay, rehome)
Smudge (pregnant - maternity case)
Rosie (pregnant, early spay)
Bubble (kitten)
Bella (kitten)
Ella (kitten)
Popeye (sick kitten)
Valentino (abandoned)
Jimmy (stray/abandoned)

You wanna go faster???  ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 14, 2017, 13:50:07 PM
Yeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!   Faster!!   :wow: :wow:  Because lil Valentino, bubble, Bella, Ella and Jimmy need rehoming alongside Jess, Lucy, Fifi, Zeena and Bluebell  :wow: :wow:

But, in the resulting quiet, am sending gentle nursing vibes for poor Popeye, and healing thoughts are winging their way through the interwebz for him, bless his paws.

To Smudge and Rosie, the very best of delivery and safe op vibes.  To Button and Leo - better wivowt da pom-poms, kids.   ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 14, 2017, 15:33:09 PM
 MY GOODNESS WOT A LOT AND ONLY TUES!

YES PAULA HAS MY HOUSE GUESTS AND SHE IS DOING WONDERFULLY WITH NTHEM  ;D ;D

BOTH ADORE HER, THINK THEY MAY WONDER WHO I AM WHEN THEY COME HOME!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 14, 2017, 15:37:30 PM
Rosie and Ella?   :wow:

Think I'm gonna have to peek at CP website ...
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on February 14, 2017, 15:43:57 PM
did you have any joy with new house guests rosella??
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 14, 2017, 16:30:12 PM
Dawn behave!!  :)  You must know me well enough by now to know that pics would be on Purrs immediately if we had  :) I couldn't keep a secret to save my life.

OH was being a bit specific on markings, temperament, sex, age etc etc  (not surprisingly similar to our darling angel of course) so Cov Cat Group and Wellcat have those details. 

I have however had a word with his nibbs and have made it clear that, if I think the right couple of young uns or the right tempered 6 month old boy are/is up for adoption, then he will have to accept whoever chooses us.  For once in my life, I will not however rush at this and I'm told "kitten season" is on it's way as evidenced by Sheila's post so we'll see what happens.

I just hope rescues don't generally think 6 cats is plenty for one household although it does seem rather greedy to want two more bearing in mind Mary's situation  :-[

Sheila we love you and no I am not trying to highjack your thread.  Looking forward to seeing any pics you are able to find time to post whenever ........  they will all of course, without exception, be beauties  :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on February 14, 2017, 16:54:42 PM
All cats are beauties, even the battered and disabled ones. :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 14, 2017, 18:38:32 PM
All cats are beauties, even the battered and disabled ones. :Luv:

Tis so.   :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 14, 2017, 18:47:22 PM
 VERY DEFINATELY, DUCHA WAS 3 LEGGED AND MISA BATTERED  :( :(

SASA JUST REGUARDED AS UNHOMEABLE.

KOCKA WAS DUMPED RIDDLED WITH FLEAS.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 22:02:41 PM
Valentna, as we now suspect! And the beautiful Bluebell
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 22:04:36 PM
And kittens Ella, Bella and Bubbl
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 22:10:49 PM
Don't have a photo of Rosie, but she's on the side of every Felix packet.  ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on February 14, 2017, 22:12:20 PM
They are all adorable!  :Luv2:

Sending gentle snoozles for l'il Popeye  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 14, 2017, 22:13:15 PM
Do the kittens belong to Bluebell Shiela?

Can't stop swooning

 :Flowers:

:blow kiss: :blow kiss: :blow kiss: :blow kiss: :blow kiss:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 22:15:47 PM
Yes, Bluebell is mum so the girls are a heady mix of tortie and blue! Unique in my experience and tiny like their Mum, these are dainty fairy kittens.  :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 14, 2017, 22:17:02 PM
Oh hell  ......

:car: :car:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 14, 2017, 22:21:31 PM
 OH ROSELLA LOL
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on February 14, 2017, 22:48:09 PM
Rosella, the race is on! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 14, 2017, 22:58:12 PM
Just askin like Sheila ... but a bit unsure of which kitten matches which name as pics had a bit of a change round.  Naturally the torties are girls and Ella and Bella are girly names but wondering if the middle pic is Bubble and what sex Bubble is?

They are one stunning little family.  How old are they; mom and babies?

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 14, 2017, 23:01:31 PM
And what's their story?  :shy:

And please bestow a reassuring cuddle to mom if she's okay with that.  God she's a beauty  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 14, 2017, 23:05:49 PM
Aah.  Just reread your post.   All girls then.

I really don't know whether to come down and rugby tackle ya for mom and a baby coz we really had in mind at least one lad who in time would be a play pal for bouncy Bob abx not sure teeny gals will do the trick.

Must try an be sensible.....
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 23:07:43 PM
Bubble is the black lad in the centre he's the big brother if he fairy kittens Ella and Bella, a biter but at only 8 weeks there's still time to address that. His twin brother Popeye is smaller, more sensitive and has a healing eye infection that's looking good. No sign of flu in these kids, just underweight due to poor diet and dehydration.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 23:12:37 PM
Their story? 14 cats found themselves living with a big hearted lady who couldn't say No. No money for neutering or proper nourishment, flea treatments or vets, 2 kids and a GSD.  Nuff said, we helped, she's happy again, the cats are all safe.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 23:14:02 PM
Aah.  Just reread your post.   All girls then.

I really don't know whether to come down and rugby tackle ya for mom and a baby coz we really had in mind at least one lad who in time would be a play pal for bouncy Bob abx not sure teeny gals will do the trick.

Must try an be sensible.....

Nope, reread again, tow black boys!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 23:15:10 PM
Actually, Popeye has little blue smudges in his coat, from his mum undoubtably but most unusual.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 14, 2017, 23:17:10 PM
So the answer to your next question, yes she's used to a multi-cat household and no, she's not reserved.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 14, 2017, 23:29:42 PM
Err ...  so Bluebell and Bubble not reserved and will travel?

Need to sleep on this and discuss with OH.

Looking likely that mom will be staying here at last this weekend so newbie cat room occupied and then I'm back at work but retiring end of march.  Think we should have a chat maybe Sheila.

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 14, 2017, 23:33:22 PM
Sorry didn't mean to cast nasturtiums on lovely Popeye but our Bob really is a bouncy lad and would do better with another confident bouncy lad for a pal  :shy: 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 15, 2017, 04:54:07 AM
I've  PM'd you Sheila. Having slept on this, we're just not ready yet  :(

I have to be at home to settle any newbies in and that means we'll be ready from April onwards.  I'm just getting carried away with the gorgeousness  on this thread  :-[ :-[  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 15, 2017, 09:06:45 AM
No worries, Pal. 

I'm sure Bluebell will find an amazing home very quickly once she's had her op and gained a little weight, she's very sweet natured. Keep watching this page, I almost never get around to daily updates so we have many more cats than appear either on here or on the facebook groups, so do check with us at info@walthamforest.cats.org.uk when you're ready. For you, Rosella, distance is not an object!  :briggin:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on February 15, 2017, 09:16:09 AM
what sweethearts, wish we had space for a tiny torti

don't worry rosella, april is just around the corner and the sad truth is there will always be someone looking for a home  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 15, 2017, 09:49:30 AM
Love ya tons Sheila  :hug: :hug: :hug:  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 20, 2017, 21:40:58 PM
It's dear OHs birthday so we've come away for a short break. Needlesss to say the remaining Musketeers  continue the campaign, we are offering free neutering   :wow: so if you know anyone on London who could benefit, do shout up!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 20, 2017, 21:47:48 PM
Just a quickie then, as you've all been so good! This beautiful swashbuckler is Pistachio Jack. He was dumped under a bridge in his carrier. I'd quite like a moment with his owner.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 20, 2017, 22:04:56 PM
Erroll Flynn .... Clarke Gable ...  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 21, 2017, 05:42:32 AM
Oh yes.  What a little heartbreaker ....... :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on February 21, 2017, 10:58:30 AM
He is gorgeous Sheila, I suspect we would all like a moment with his 'owner'. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 21, 2017, 14:38:26 PM
 AND WITH A REAL PROPER KITLER  ;D ;D

VERY HANDSOME, WHO COULD DUMP A CAT LIKE THAT, OK ANY CAT.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on February 21, 2017, 18:19:34 PM
I don't understand how anyone could have any animal into their life and then just dump them like so much unwanted rubbish. Beggars belief. Or mistreat them for that matter. :'(, sadly Sheila and her team see it all too often.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on February 23, 2017, 14:01:13 PM
This weeks abandonments include

Valentina who thankfully came into season this week
Marshmallow who had to be opened up to see if she had tubes and
Lincoln, darling terrified Lincoln.   
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 23, 2017, 14:36:12 PM
Oh Sheila.  What a shame for Marshmallow, what a relief re valentine and dare I ask, what Lincoln's story is?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 23, 2017, 15:10:11 PM
 OMG THAT TORTIE IS AMAZING  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

HOW OLD AND IS THAT MARSHMALLOW? IS SHE OK?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 27, 2017, 02:11:22 AM
Good news on WFC website that baby Popeye's eye is responding well to treatment and both he and his fairy kitten sister Ella are reserved to go together so all of that beautiful family now have forever homes  lined up :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on February 27, 2017, 11:13:02 AM
That is wonderful news :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on February 27, 2017, 22:12:06 PM
 GREAT NEWS  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on March 14, 2017, 11:08:24 AM
Just a little photo update for our Sheila.

Pirate has worked out the treat tower before anyone else, Pippa was looking and learning.

Merlin has turned into the biggest soppy sox ever.

Just to show you the results of you, Tad and Mark and the rest of the teams hard work and dedication. Thank you for my three wonderful additions. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 19, 2017, 08:43:45 AM
Another photo update from us too  :)

Thank you Sheila for allowing Popeye and Elsa to come to live with us.

They are the most precious little tikes imaginable.  Both fast asleep at last after endless shenanigans overnight.  I thought once or twice that Popeye might be playing too rough but Elsa is just as nortie.  They are a purrfect match temperament wise.

We've had a poo and a number of wees overnight all in tray.  Popeye just hissed at Grouchos paw that I allowed through a small gap in the door.  Groucho unscathed though  ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 19, 2017, 08:44:48 AM
And ....
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on March 19, 2017, 09:34:15 AM
Aw, they are so teeny. The water bowl looks as if they could swim in it. Bless :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 19, 2017, 10:13:32 AM
Remember the Father Ted episode when they were on holiday in the caravan and Ted was explaining about the different cow sizes?  Well the water bowl is closer to the camera lol  :evillaugh:

I've got tons of pics of them but none really give a proper impression of size.  Elsa is just a tad ("Tad" get it?  ;) ) bigger than her bro.  Her bro is however like a duracell rabbit who doesn't stops until he drops. 

They're utterly stunning and very very friendly  :blow kiss: :blow kiss:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on March 19, 2017, 11:19:42 AM
rosella they are adorable  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on March 19, 2017, 12:15:15 PM
Remember the Father Ted episode when they were on holiday in the caravan and Ted was explaining about the different cow sizes?  Well the water bowl is closer to the camera lol  :evillaugh:

I've got tons of pics of them but none really give a proper impression of size.  Elsa is just a tad ("Tad" get it?  ;) ) bigger than her bro.  Her bro is however like a duracell rabbit who doesn't stops until he drops. 

They're utterly stunning and very very friendly  :blow kiss: :blow kiss:

No, but I do understand perspective. ;) My cat feeding pics always make the kittens look far bigger than Emo for the same reason.

Like what you did with the Tad. :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on March 19, 2017, 14:23:07 PM
 :Luv2:  Is Popeye all black then Rosella?  In the pic on  his own he looks it but in the pic of them both he looks to have some stripey bits.  Am on the iPad and it's not brilliant at cat pics.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 19, 2017, 16:15:20 PM
He still has hints of tabby stripes carol but they are very likely to fade which is what happened with Millie and Ruby but they became solid jet shiney black.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on March 19, 2017, 20:07:20 PM
Just gorgeous  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: So happy for you Rosella.  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on March 19, 2017, 20:56:33 PM
 :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 20, 2017, 06:27:19 AM
Meant to say your three beautiful WFC puds are a credit to you Paula  :blow kiss: :blow kiss: :blow kiss:

Think Sheila might appreciate some healthy poop Purrs vibes for Jet; a relatively recent addition who presented a firmish poop yesterday for first time in weeks  :yayyy: :yayyy:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on March 20, 2017, 07:02:07 AM
Happy to oblige Sheila with lots of "nice firm poop" vibes.

So chuffed these little ones have found one of the bestest Forever Homes they could have.   :) :wow: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on March 25, 2017, 16:01:47 PM
Hello!

A belated update on Mr Bruce! Now 1 years old, it has been all change and we have moved and they have their own little garden! He is still as mischevious as ever and makes us laugh all the time.  Him and Billy are a proper little double act!

Still on so thankful to have him in our lives (even if he has destroyed countless phone chargers  :Luv2: ) and it's lovely to see him enjoy the garden and catch leaves and bring them in. He is trying to make friends with the neighbourhood cats too!

 :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on March 25, 2017, 17:12:23 PM
What a very hansum chap Mr B is!  :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on March 25, 2017, 19:42:06 PM
What a lovely norty little face he has, and him and Billy teaming up is brilliant. :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

So sorry I couldn't remember Zarny's name so had to go back, how is she? :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on March 25, 2017, 20:21:02 PM
Zarny is fine, her and Mr Bruce have a love/fight relationship. She doesn't like wrestling when he is all excitable but will happily cuddle up and groom eachother at sleeping time. She has coped with the nice well, we are in Worcester now so a bit of a trek from London! Thanks for asking  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on March 26, 2017, 21:04:47 PM
 :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: Gorgeous Jen.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on March 27, 2017, 05:44:16 AM
He's stunning, Jen.    ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on March 27, 2017, 13:28:02 PM
I DIDNT KNOW YOU HAD A WFC JEN OR THAT YOU NHAD MOVED!

LOOKS LIKE YOUR CATS ARE VERY HAPPY AND TO HAVE A GARDEN WILL MAKE THEM VERY HAPPY ;D ;D

I ASSUME MR B IS THE HANDSOME BLACK ONE?

SO PLEASED THEY ARE SETTLING SO WELL IN THEIR NEW HOME AND ENJOYING LIFE SO MUCH.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on April 12, 2017, 06:19:19 AM
Lovely pics of your trio Jen.  Mr B looks every inch Grouchos twin at that age  :Luv2: :Luv2:

Thought I'd post a few recent pics of the monstas. Elsa is adorable but Popeye is stealing my heart atm.  He's got this "Millie act" going; demanding copious tummy rubs. Real mommy's boy.  He's got occasional snuffles but no temp and vet says ABs would be an overreaction.  Eating OK and running around like a loony so not concerned.

Both getting bigger but long and lean like their beautiful mom.  Love em tons  :Luv2:

Typing large for Gill.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on April 18, 2017, 15:39:22 PM
Sorry to bore but comparison pic to show young Popeye is growing up nicely  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 18, 2017, 15:42:52 PM
NOT bored.  Tongue hanging out  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on April 18, 2017, 15:45:40 PM
 :Luv2: they do grow up so fast
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on April 18, 2017, 16:20:48 PM
 :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 01, 2017, 18:12:52 PM
I think we're back?? Yaay

Happy May Day all! :clap: 

Sorry for the dip in communications, that would be the 124 cats we've taken in since new year  :drama:

Soooo, where are we at?

Before I go much further, sending love and :cuddle: to Paula, once of WFC true champions.  :)

Happy is not the word for to joy we had in supplying Rosella's new family. Popeye and Elsa are true Waltham Forest Cats  :naughty:

Currently proud to announce 24 cats in care,

In with me: Jet is still with me but he's now indoors (huh, bet you didn't see this one coming did you  :innocent: ) but his bowels are erratic. Poo test no4 going up tomorrow for his giardia status.  :sick:
Kitty Kitty is pending adoption when her new slaves get home from their hols  :wow:
Summerhouse residents Augusta (teeny gymslip ginger preggie mummy and her writhing belly of three+ kittens :clap: ) and AnnaBella our leggie blonde calico with not quite so far gone pregnancy but still viable babies, so she's also a mum to be.  :-:

In with new fosterer and Purrs pal of old Anka Bugaj :star2: has joined our ranks and is currently encumbered with yummy Mummy Fluff and kittens Petra, Elvis and Jerry Lee.

In with Ruth is semi feral mummy Missus Grey and her three babies Demeter, Bombalurina and Chuckles. (Two ginger boys!). Ruth is also bringing up our semi feral Mummy's girl Little Tux, weighing in at 630 grams she's a lovely little lassie.

In with Emma is Smudge and her brood Toulouse, Marie, Napoleon and Thomas all ready to go next weekend.

In with Marina is Mummy Poppy and her 5 teenies at only 3 weeks Admeter, Coriscopat, Chickee, Jelilorum and Serendipity...

and breathe... :phew:

You can see we have now (finally) exhausted the Purrs Auction list of names, it took longer than it should as people sending their cats in often have their own names for them. WFC respect the wishes of the many above the spelling of the few, forgive any dropped t's or overllooked L's.  :rofl:

If anyone would like to pop a comforting word or two on here to our wunnerful secretary and all round amazing cat champion Tad Davis who is, in her words, "a bit under the weather and fed up", I'm sure she'd be most appreciative. :care:

My last word is to the amazing people here on Purrs: the help received from this Purrs forum and it's members has, at times, kept us afloat so it's without candour I send a massive Thank You to everyone who has cheered us on and sent donations to shore us up till the CP cavalry arrives, which is never quite as predictable as we'd like (!)

Here's to the next quarter! (Blimey!)  :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 01, 2017, 19:48:39 PM
Please tell Tad that Moray, Malt and Barley Blackstockings are sending mega strength snoozles and we're forwarding all our love xxxxxx :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on May 01, 2017, 19:51:39 PM
Wow, that's an astonishing amount of cats so far!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 01, 2017, 21:01:07 PM
Sending all healing vibes to The Tadster :Luv:, she is the mutts nuts! :hug: :hug: :hug:

And of course, to all the other fantastic people at Waltham Forest CP. :grouphug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 01, 2017, 21:20:00 PM
Sending tons of good vibes to your wunnerfull secretary and all round fabbo cat lady Tad  :hug: :hug:

Thanks tons of millions for all you do Tad on behalf of all the furry lives that you save and care for and all the hooman lives you make so much happier as a result  :gold stars: :gold stars: :gold stars:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 04, 2017, 01:22:30 AM
Shhhh.... Augusta's having her babies..... SSHhhhhhhhh  :luck:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 04, 2017, 05:01:53 AM
How wonderful. ;D ;D ;D, I hope that she has an easy labour. :crossed:

Cassandra (Cassie)
Odin
Baldur
Freya
Thor
Tyr
Sif
And not forgetting Loki

Guess who has been reading Norse legends? :shify: :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 04, 2017, 05:42:36 AM
What news, Sheila?  Hoping all going well.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 04, 2017, 08:49:54 AM
Motherhood 😻
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 04, 2017, 08:52:28 AM
Four little dark torties so I'm assuming all girls.  :Luv:

Blakey is having a catnip cigar this morning as although he can't spell Blackie he's filled a pram 4 times  :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on May 04, 2017, 09:03:56 AM
four dark tortis, omg noooooo

well done mum  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 04, 2017, 11:24:42 AM
Four little smashers. :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: Well done Mum and Auntie Sheila. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 04, 2017, 12:28:37 PM
Aw Sheila - they're just the bees knees.

How about the Roman names of Zoe, Flavia, Agnes and Thea?   ;D  She looks such a good little Mum. :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on May 04, 2017, 12:32:26 PM
Aww, bless her
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on May 04, 2017, 13:57:40 PM
Oh what gorgeous babies and a wonderful Mum x

Names


Panther
Raven
Midnight
Magic

Some islands from here in Scotland

Harris
Lewis
Arran
Mull
Iona

Some of the Clan names happy to use

Sweetie
Toerag
Bert
Moose
Sammy
Harper
Riley
Lynx
Luna
Wispa
Fudge
Harmony
Melody
Pyper
Quaver
Minstrel
Aria
]
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 04, 2017, 16:21:59 PM
I don't suppose one of them needs a home. Two Nortie Torties. **swoon** :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on May 04, 2017, 16:25:45 PM
if I can't you can't  ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 04, 2017, 16:32:06 PM
I suppose I am being greedy, after all I do already have my Bob. :Luv:

I also have my big bruiser, sorry Sheila, Merlin is now 6.29 kilos. But he isn't fat and the vet is happy with him. I know that we said to keep him about 5 because of his foot, but he seems to be fine. Can still feel his ribs. :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: Thank you so much for the beautiful furbabes I already have from you. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: emmmy_lou on May 05, 2017, 12:51:08 PM
 :Luv2: Sweet! Hope they are all doing well!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 05, 2017, 18:31:41 PM
She looks so content Sheila  :Luv:

 :1st place: Augusta.  Enjoy  :blow kiss: :blow kiss: :blow kiss: :blow kiss:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 07, 2017, 23:00:47 PM
That swollen belly? Impacted uterus. She's been given a drug to induce contractions but if that doesn't work were in a hand rear situation for the kittens as mum will need to be spayed asap.  :scared:

Jets stool results came back, 10 weeks on we've finally killed off his giardiasis! :clap: now to address the residual chronic diarrhoea. Anyone know if a tasty hydrolysed food? We're using the purina one but it looks and apparently tastes like rice crispies. :sick
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 08, 2017, 07:40:17 AM
What a roller coaster you're on Sheila  :cuddle:

I've nor heard of impacted uterus before but why would I when I've never had a cat have kittens which I assume has caused this problem.  Poor Augusta.  Got everything crossed that she doesn't need surgery  :hug: :hug:

Great news about Jet  :narna dance:  Does this mean he may be up for rehoming when residual diarrhoea is sorted or is he now permanently part of the Tufty Club?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 08, 2017, 07:51:59 AM
You're not wrong there, Rosella.  Poor Augusta.  Hoping that all can be remedied swiftly and well, and she'll be on the road to recovery toot sweet.  Also hoping the babies will thrive whether hand reared or Mum reared.  Poor little scraps. :hug: :hug:

Much better news about Jet.  I was also wondering whether he will be a permanent part of the Tufty Club.   :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 08, 2017, 14:50:43 PM
Sigh, this rollercoaster ride...

Augusta has been admitted - she did produce some matter overnight but not enough and now has diarrhoea. She and the babies have been admitted for observation for a day or two to see if she's able to eject the remaining material herself.

Jet is my current fave thing in the whole world and I adore him, but if we fix his IBD sufficiently he would still need to be rehomed as he will need a forever special diet. What caused his rectal prolapse on Saturday was that he'd escaped into the kitchen and celebrated the death of his Giardiasis buy swallowing two bowls of Felix and a pizza crust! That must not happen again, ever, so he will need a new, much more controlled environment and probably as an indoor only/secure garden cat so he can't break into neighbours houses demanding Dreamies with menaces.

Thankfully he's a lovely friendly laid back character and will adapt well to indoor life, he's a lap cat who gazes into your eyes and tells you what he needs by telepathy, it's quite mesmeric. I've got a lovely lady on a hook for him, just hoping we can get his runny bum under control before she finds another option.  :sneaky:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on May 08, 2017, 18:26:31 PM
Fingers crossed for Augusta and Jet
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: emmmy_lou on May 09, 2017, 11:43:20 AM
That swollen belly? Impacted uterus. She's been given a drug to induce contractions but if that doesn't work were in a hand rear situation for the kittens as mum will need to be spayed asap.  :scared:


'Scuse my ignorance as I have little experience with mums & babies! But if she's spayed will she stop producing milk? I always thought the reason you should wait for spaying 'til the babies were weaned was just in case something happened to mum during the op?

 :crossed: that all gets sorted out soon
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on May 09, 2017, 12:42:28 PM
We once had a cat that had to have an emergency C-section, and was still able to rear her two kittens. My vet likes the kittens to be weaned just because they will be alone for the day, although it is a good idea in case something does happen to mum
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 11, 2017, 22:24:06 PM
I have only just caught up with this and really hope that things have gone well for Augusta and Jet  :crossed:

Fantastic work again Sheila  ;D How is Tad?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on May 19, 2017, 23:45:58 PM
Augusta lost one kitten last week, poor baby couldn't latch on either to her or the bottle. RIP Minnie.

Another one is today in trouble she's developing a twist in her neck that may be caused by a polyp in her balance canal. The vet advised PTS but as she's only two weeks old and coping well so far we're running with her and her Mum. Vibes.

AnnaBella held out long enough to get a proper foster home, she's soooo massive I can see those kittens wriggling in her drum taught flanks. Proper saddle bags.

Jet is back in hospital, the steroids had no effect and now we are testing for enzymes. My gut feeling us to go Raw with him, as the hydrolysed diet advised by the vet simply changed the colour of his diarrhoea and gave him wind, which added to his already explosive issues.

Tad, bless my bestie pal, is not doing too well. Still in hospital and awaiting a nursing home transfer to care for her increasing needs. She's a brave soldier.

Numerous more cats here, 20 in total, we have beautiful kittens dripping out of every fosterers home but tonight my thoughts are with our Tad Davis, and her family. Truly a superwoman for needy cats, and the people who love them.

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 20, 2017, 00:12:46 AM
Sorry Sheila, I missed that Tad was unwell, when next you speak to her, please tell her that I am thinking of her and wishing her well. She is a fantastic Lady.

You are doing such a sterling job and I am sure that you are inundated as usual, is Mark (Dave) still with you?

Thank Gawd for fosterers. :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 20, 2017, 07:47:28 AM
So sorry about baby Minnie Sheila.  Rescue is a heart breaking business  :hug: :hug:   Sending best ever vibes to her sister and her mum.  Also poor Jet  :(  I wouldn't be at all surprised if your gut feeling is right.

Very much got everything crossed that a good nursing home can be found quickly for Tad. Hospitals are too noisy and busy to provide much in the way of peace and quiet which I am sure she could do with.  Do pass on my good wishes.  It's only right that she gets loads of tlc to reward the tlc she has dished out herself  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on May 20, 2017, 08:36:17 AM
sorry to hear about Minnie, RIP little one. Fingers crossed for the other kitten. Hope they can get to the bottom of Jet's issues, and that Tad gets the care she needs
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 20, 2017, 08:40:52 AM
A cheery pic for ya Sheila  :)  Elsa keeps Popeye in check 😉
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on May 20, 2017, 13:22:28 PM
Bless! :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 20, 2017, 14:21:07 PM
Got no access to internet other than kindle just now, so can't type what I'd like to say, but adding my best wishes to Tad.  Also to all of the mums, babies and furnished in the care of WFC.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 20, 2017, 16:57:00 PM
Thanks for the update Sheila  :hug:

I am so sorry that Minnie didn't make it  :'( RIP little girl.

Am sending lots of 'Get Well' vibes for Jet ~~~~, also hoping that things go well for AnnaBella and her babies and for Augusta's kitten.

You mentioned that Tad was unwell but I was thinking cold/fly type thing, I didn't realise that things were rather more serious than that  :( Am sending lots of love  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 02, 2017, 20:23:17 PM
just lost a massively important post. dash and bollo  :doh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 02, 2017, 20:51:58 PM
 :-: :-:  Darned pootas
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 02, 2017, 22:21:40 PM
AnnaBella gave birth to 5 beautiful bouncing babies! She's a great mum, clearly she's done this before. Our lovely Emma is doing the worrying for this family  :thanks:

Indoors here at Tufty Towers we have Choochi who came in with 5 ready made kittens that she plopped behind a lady's posh couch on her white angora carpet  :naughty:  The “Happy Days” gang are Chachi, Richie, Joanie, Ralph and The Fonz, all appear to be doing well although Mum won't let us near them  >:(

Also here is Augusta and her remaining trio of dark tortie girls Kneesah, Latara and Kaink. You'll remember we lost little Minnie when she was very young, Kaink at 4 weeks of age is showing distinct signs of Cerebellar Hypoplasia (thanks to Sue P for memberising me that condition) and will need forever care for her special condition. :care:

Meanwhile we took in 5 orphans (well their Mum was allegedly not present for 24 hours) who at 5-6 weeks became the Rogers family: Cookie, Patch, Hobnob, Tigger and Dinky are all doing well with our new fosterer Roohi  :-:

Then there was Denfash   :wow: we took Denfash in thinking this was the matriarch of a colony. Turns out we couldn’t have been more wrong! Denfash is a chipped, neutered boy who was chucked out and had affiliated with a feral family known as the fruit kids. Denfash was their protector and friend. :grouphug: WFCP took this family in, rehabilitated the kittens Delores, Clint, Gloria, Marilyn and Salvador and TNR'd their mum who was going :crazy: in rescue. Denfash went to our wonderful adoption centre today  :)

Our earlier venture that brought triplets Fluff, Missus Grey and Poppy  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: into our care with their 11 shared kittens is not something we're unashamed of!  :shy: These three girls all had differing needs yet we've found solutions for all but two kittens - PLEASE get in touch of you want a lovely pair: ginger boy and tortie/white girl. Ready 8/6/17.  :welcome:

You've been waiting for an update on Tad, I know.  Today Tad gave me permission to share her condition with you, truthfully.

Tad has lung cancer.  :(

She's been given a finite prognosis. Tad has both heart and kidney issues that preclude chemotherapy. We're heartbroken for her, she has been through so much in her life and for this to happen is so unfair for her, her family and for her passions. Tad has been our friend, our mentor, our heroine. She deserves better, but it’s not to be.

Tad, in her own inimitable way, refuses to let this stop her. She’s acknowledged that fate has dealt a nasty blow but she feels as she’s on this unstoppable rollercoaster, she may as well enjoy the ride. Tad’s determined to have a laugh whilst riding this tiger, and we will continue to support this amazing lady.
 
Tad has been working in cat welfare and rescue for years, it was Tad who brought me into Waltham Forest 4 Cats, her flagship lost and found site on FB, and by introducing me to Elsa, my beloved Elsa, she brought me into cat rescue on a professional scale. WF4C remains her pride and joy and we will continue this magnificent site for years to come in her honour. This train rolls along.

Tad and I decided we could take our mutual ideals to the next level, and with the support of Cats Protection we made her dreams a reality, turning WF4C Lost and Found into WFCP Cats Protection. It wasn’t without its struggles and challenges, but we met them shoulder to shoulder, battling the saboteurs and romancing the bureaucracy, we made it happen. Soon we had Mark on board to handle the tough physical stuff and keep a lid on any girly hystrionics, and from then on support poured in as confidence from her network grew, and the train rolled along.

Today WFCP goes from strength to strength. Tad set us rolling with solid processes and manageable systems which underpin an amazing operational team. Without her, none of this would have happened. We owe Tad everything, and because of her this train rolls along.

Tad’s social network history goes way back before WFCP. She’s the instigator and owner of many rescue sites. She is “Furbabies” on Twitter. She is “Pussy Cat Army” on facebook. If it’s Cat Welfare related, you’ll probably see Tad’s name in the mix. She’s everywhere, deliberately fishing for information, networking, making friends and soldering links to help more cats.

Unstoppable, admirable, contagious.  Her train rolls along.

Tad Davis has become a bit of a legend with her numerous rescue groups on Social Media. Since her hospitalisation, Tad’s had visits from people from as far away as Yorkshire who wanted to meet our East London legend. Without exception, everyone sends their love and respect to Tad and her work.

This isn't about me, but I must interject my feelings here. She’s my friend, my mentor and my heroine. I hope this train rolls along a while longer, as Tad remains the sensible one in WFCP and I’m thankful for every piece of wisdom she ever gave, and continues to give.

Thank you,Tad Davis. We love you. Keep on rolling Babe.  :hug: :hug:




Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on June 03, 2017, 08:56:37 AM
Oh sheila I'm so sorry to hear about tad no words of wisdom I'm afraid but sounds like her legacy is sorted X

i would like nothing more than a brindle torti but as you know my gang just isn't stable
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on June 03, 2017, 09:36:43 AM
Thanks for the update, so sorry to hear Tad's diagnosis, it's so unfair, but pleased she isn't letting it stop her, am sure she will do as much as she can for as long as she can.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on June 03, 2017, 09:55:11 AM
Sending much love to Tad ♡♡♡

I'm sure she will get a great deal of comfort from the legacy she leaves whenever the time comes.  Rescue work takes a certain strength of character to cope with the extreme ends of despair and joy and really needs an inspiration behind it to make it work.  Tad has been an inspiration to so many and glad she is able to continue with what has been the main focus of her life for a while longer. 

Two of the WFC kitties are to be introduced to the garden today on a bright shiney day in Brum.  They send their love to Tad, you and Ruth too  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 03, 2017, 16:03:23 PM
Sorry, I read this this morning but took a bit of time to process it, lung cancer is a bit of a bad subject because of Pat. Please give my love to Tad. I liked her very much when she and Mark came down with you. Even if she did sit in the dining room so she couldn't see the snake tanks. :evillaugh:

Completely got the wrong end of the stick, I didn't realise that The Tadmeister was such a driving force behind WFCPL. I thought it was wor Sheila. Apologies Tad.

Wonderful news about all you new additions and rescues. More Furbabies saved. :Luv:

Sending loads of love to you All. Special hugs and thoughts to Tad. :Luv2: A very special legacy when the time comes.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on June 03, 2017, 21:06:05 PM
Such sad news.  :( :(

So sorry to hear this Sheila  :( :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 04, 2017, 17:55:38 PM
Thank you for the update Sheila. I huge 'Woohoo' and 'Well done' for your ongoing work for these kitties  :hug:

I am so sorry to hear about Tad's illness  :( I have not met her in person but she is, and will remain, a part of everything you do at WFCP. Her lifespan might not be as long as it 'should' be but she has clearly accomplished more than many people could in several lifetimes. Please give her our love  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 05, 2017, 06:47:18 AM
You're right about cat rescue requiring a certain stamina of spirit, Sheila and Tad embodies that, as did Theresa and Ron in their turn.

Topping up the soothing vibes from Mr, Moray Da Mint, Malty da Minx and Barley Black-stockings.   :catlove2: :cat rub: :catlove2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on June 19, 2017, 22:03:51 PM


Apologies Sheila but I just know you will be in bits tonight so forgive me for trying to take one burden off you for once  :hug: :hug: :hug:

Sheila posted this on FB and I know that Purrs members will be incredibly sad to hear this news. ....

It is with deep sadness we announce the death of our dear friend and devoted Branch secretary Tad Davis, who passed away last night after battling against cancer.

Tad was instrumental in forming this branch and was its backbone, we will all miss her infectious humour, selfless commitment and fearless dedication.

We promise to continue her work protecting the vulnerable and educating the strong.

Our deepest sympathies go to her family, friends and colleagues at this sad time. RIP Tad, we loved you very much.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Kay&2Ts on June 19, 2017, 23:24:05 PM
such a sad loss

so many people and so many cats have cause to celebrate her life and mourn her passing - she will be sorely missed
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 19, 2017, 23:51:53 PM
Thank you Rosella. I can barely see.

Poor Jet also went to Rainbow Bridge today, they will cross hand in paw.

RIP my beauties, loved and adored by all who knew you. Xx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 20, 2017, 05:37:30 AM
For Tad, and for Jet, our love will speed you home.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on June 20, 2017, 08:12:57 AM
I'm so sorry to hear this, she leaves a legacy that most of us can only dream of  :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 20, 2017, 11:06:53 AM
So sorry to hear that both Tad and Jet have left us  :'(

Tad has made more of a difference to this world than many of us could ever hope to, even if we lived for a 100 years. I hope she and her beloved cats are now free of pain and fear.

Sending my sympathy to everyone who knew and loved Tad - and Jet.



:candle:


 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on June 20, 2017, 13:01:12 PM
So sorry to hear this Sheila, I know how hard it is to lose such an integral part of the group, I do hope you can all continue her legacy.  So sorry to hear about Jet as well.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on June 21, 2017, 21:52:17 PM
SO VERY SORRY SHEILA AND CANT EXPRESS THE HURT AND PAIN YOU MUST BE FEELING.

RIP TAD AND JET ONE OF THE VERY GOOD GUYS IN THIS WORLD
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 21, 2017, 23:43:24 PM
Rosella and Lyn put it far better than I could. I can only echo their thoughts.

Play hard on The Bridge Jet.

And as Sue says, you will be met with the clowder of cats Tad. You were fantastic. :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on June 24, 2017, 08:18:25 AM
Thank you everyone.

Tads funeral is Friday 30th July at 1215 at City of London cemetery, Aldersbrook, London. We will be wearing the uniform Tad was so proud of.

Life goes on, and the kittens are, as expected, pouring out from under garden shrubberies everywhere we look. Here's Pob and Ditzy for your delectation. Pob is the image of Jet, I adore her.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on June 24, 2017, 08:42:07 AM

Am so sad for your loss Sheila but Tad would be delighted that WFCP will be attending next Fridays service in uniform.  It will doubtless be a very special service for one very special lady.

The babies are beautiful as ever  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:  Thank you for all you do Sheila  :hug: :hug:

I was just interrupted by a bang from the kitchen where Popeye had found the Temptations that I had stupidly left on worktop.  Naturally he felt he should share and scattered them all over the kitchen.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 25, 2017, 19:56:31 PM
Beautiful babies!  :Luv2:

Sheila, do you really mean that Tad's funeral is 30th July? Or should that be June?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on June 25, 2017, 21:34:21 PM
  I assumed Sheila meant June as she said Friday and 30 June is a Friday  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on June 28, 2017, 08:26:19 AM


Just came across this posted on WFCP FB page and seems so appropriate.

The Rescuer's Final Reward (Benny Archuleta)

Unlike most days at the Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray.  All the recent arrivals at the Bridge did not know what to think, as they had never seen such a day. But the animals who had been waiting longer for their beloved people to accompany them across the Bridge knew what was happening, and they began to gather at the pathway leading to the Bridge.

Soon an elderly dog came into view, head hung low and tail dragging.  He approached slowly, and though he showed no sign of injury or illness, he was in great emotional pain. Unlike the animals gathered along the pathway, he had not been restored to youth and vigor upon arriving at the Bridge. He felt out of place, and wanted only to cross over and find happiness.

But as he approached the Bridge, his way was barred by an angel, who apologized and explained that the tired and broken-spirited old dog could not cross over. Only those animals accompanied by their people were allowed to cross the Bridge. Having nobody, and with nowhere else to turn, the dog trudged into the field in front of the Bridge.

There he found others like himself, elderly or infirm, sad and discouraged. Unlike the other animals waiting to cross the Bridge, these animals were not running or playing. They simply were lying in the grass, staring forlornly at the pathway across the Rainbow Bridge. The old dog took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.yet not knowing for what he was waiting.

One of the newer dogs at the Bridge asked a cat who had been there longer to explain what was happening. The cat replied, "Those poor animals were abandoned, turned away, or left at rescue places, but never found a home on earth. They all passed on with only the love of a rescuer to comfort them. Because they had no people to love them, they have nobody to escort them across the Rainbow Bridge."

The dog asked the cat, "So what will happen to those animals?" Before the cat could answer, the clouds began to part and the cold turned to
bright sunshine. The cat replied, "Watch, and you will see."

In the distance was a single person, and as he approached the Bridge the old, infirm and sad animals in the field were bathed in a golden light. They were at once made young and healthy, and stood to see what their fate
would be. The animals who had previously gathered at the pathway bowed their heads as the person approached. At each bowed head, the person offered a scratch or hug. One by one, the now youthful and healthy animals
from the field fell into line behind the person. Together, they walked across the Rainbow Bridge to a future of happiness and unquestioned love.

The dog asked the cat, "What just happened?"

The cat responded, "That was a rescuer. The animals gathered along the pathway bowing in respect were those who had found their forever homes because of rescuers. They will cross over when their people arrive at the Bridge. The arrival here of a rescuer is a great and solemn event, and as a tribute they are permitted to perform one final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort all those poor animals they couldn't place on earth across the Rainbow Bridge."

The dog thought for a moment, then said, "I like rescuers." The cat smiled and replied, "So does heaven, my friend. So does heaven."

RIP Tad.  Beautiful lady  :'( :'(

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 28, 2017, 08:31:16 AM
Oh my Gods, Rosella.  That has me in bits.  How apt and fitting, as you say.  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 28, 2017, 16:38:46 PM
Oh my Gods, Rosella.  That has me in bits.  How apt and fitting, as you say.  :'( :'(

Me too!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on June 29, 2017, 16:00:03 PM
I hope all goes well for Tad's send off tomorrow Sheila. 

I know it will be the saddest of days for all who knew and loved her but am sure everyone will do their best to celebrate the love and compassion that she packed into her lifetime  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

I can see on FB that the team have their hands full with 29 kittens!!!! Don't know how you cope Mrs  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on June 29, 2017, 17:01:22 PM
I hope all goes well for Tad's send off tomorrow Sheila. 

I know it will be the saddest of days for all who knew and loved her but am sure everyone will do their best to celebrate the love and compassion that she packed into her lifetime  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

I can see on FB that the team have their hands full with 29 kittens!!!! Don't know how you cope Mrs  :hug: :hug: :hug:


Seconded  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 29, 2017, 17:08:00 PM
29 kittens!!!  Wow.   And me also briefing those sentiments
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on June 29, 2017, 20:38:00 PM
I've read that before Rosella but it always makes me cry  :'( :'( So beautiful and very appropriate for Tad.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on June 30, 2017, 05:50:18 AM
Sheila, thinking of you and of Tad, and all the people she's encouraged and inspired to follow her example and beliefs - that a certain toughness of spirit can be married to kindness and compassion.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on June 30, 2017, 23:02:23 PM
Sorry, that has made me cry, I haven't seen it before, but what a fitting tribute to the wonderful person that Tad was. I do hope, that as well as these things can go, it did.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on July 21, 2017, 12:17:03 PM


I contacted Sheila last week as I could see on FB that her team were trying to find loving homes for 19 kittens.  I swear the woman is a marvel.

She asked me to send her apologies to Purrs peeps and said how much they are all missing Tad.  They are performing amazingly well despite lack of support and new folk coming in.  She fully understands the reasons rescues stop posting due to all consuming nature of the ride she's on.  She asked me to send her regards to all and let everyone know WFC is thriving.  "You know I love Purrs and that's where my passion was aroused" but she's having to fight on so many fronts to keep things afloat she just cannot spare any time for updates atm 

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 21, 2017, 12:24:08 PM
Rosella, thanks so much for the update.   :hug: :hug:

It's so easy to lose track of the time that rescue volunteers devote to the cats in their care. 

One of the rescues near us who do a first rate job in taking care of the cats which threaten to burst their shelters at the seams nonetheless comes in for some stick from people when they "don't answer their emails/calls within seconds."  Snide comments and testy responses get posted on their facebook and twitter feeds from people who clearly haven't a clue how rescue works at the sharp end. 

Sheila will always have a home here with us.   :Luv: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on July 21, 2017, 12:36:40 PM
I do miss her posting, her energy was amazing, however I think we all understand how hard it must be to keep up no idea how she fits a home life in as well
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 21, 2017, 12:48:17 PM
I miss her posts too.  Wish we could all be her volunteers too.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 21, 2017, 12:49:04 PM
Thanks Rosella, I couldn't put it better than Dawn and Sue, sending Sheila my love.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on July 21, 2017, 13:39:10 PM
So glad they are coping, it is never ending and frustrating when people don't understand the pressure you are under
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 21, 2017, 23:21:58 PM
Please feel free to shoot me down in flames if you think I am out of order, BUT, if the other rescues had bothered to explain that they were so overwhelmed that they didn't have time to post as Rosella has done for Sheila, perhaps people would feel more kindly towards them.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on July 22, 2017, 08:05:30 AM
It isn't that easy unfortunately Paula, the amount of times I realised something I meant to do just after I'd shut the computer down and needed to get onto the next thing was ridiculous. Sheila herself hasn't had the time to do this, it's because R contacted her.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on July 22, 2017, 08:29:19 AM

Not to mention trying to post when you have cats and kittens climbing all over you trying to get your attention. ... as Popeye is doing atm  ;)

Seriously though it is a constant never ending juggling of priorities that must be utterly soul destroying at times.  The feelings of guilt at not keeping up with those financially supporting you as you are battling against bureaucracy, ignorance, lack of funds and trying to keep your happy face on to encourage the best outcomes for the cats and kittens ..... all the time trying to keep your home life on track.  I do wonder how many rescuers end a lot of their days in floods of tears at the cruelty they've witnessed that day .....   

I couldn't do it.  The FB pages that WFC (and other rescues) have work brilliantly at finding homes so that simply has to be on Sheilas priority list.  It's just a fact of life now.

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on July 22, 2017, 08:52:55 AM
It can be soul destroying when you are constantly turning people down and feeling dreadful for the ones you can't help, plus being shouted at by people because you've said no. I didn't end many days in tears, but it really affected me sleeping, the constant worry of what would happen to some of the cats, and trying to think of ways to home more cats, or get more volunteers.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on July 22, 2017, 09:01:12 AM

I think it takes a real strength of character Desley to avoid crumpling up emotionally. I was so relieved yesterday to find that Lucky the ginger cat is in safe hands as I didn't sleep a wink on Thursday night worrying about him and can't imagine facing that situation regularly  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on July 22, 2017, 12:02:40 PM
It does, and also good support. Sadly that was one of the reasons I left CP. The worst thing for me is that 13 years later, it isn't getting any better. :Crazy:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on July 22, 2017, 22:07:33 PM
Another thing to remember is the more fosterers you get, the more time you spend checking they have everything they need, that the cats are OK, and the more cats, the more you need to remember about when trying to get the right homes for them, plus more time spent doing home visits and vet visits, never mind more fundraising needed to pay for it all, and that's something I struggled with.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 23, 2017, 00:04:53 AM
I suppose I was at the bottom end of the rescue, cleaning out and feeding the cats, chickens, guinea pigs, bunnies, and mucking out and grooming the donkey, and the two miniature horses. She only took in small dogs and she looked after them.  I apologise.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on July 23, 2017, 10:41:08 AM
It's still an important function Paula. I just think times have changed - when I first started 13 years ago, not all rescues had a website, and every one I got involved with I persuaded to use CatChat. Now everyone has a website, but they are rarely used, Facebook is the place most people go to look (even I look at half a dozen Facebook pages a day, and I'm not on Facebook), but whereas a website just needs updating when new animals come in, Facebook needs every other day at the least. It is handy for events and appeals though.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 23, 2017, 12:17:21 PM
That's a good point, Desley. 

Facebook does seem to be the way most Rescues get their cats out there, and webpages dont seem to work so well.  Am not on Facebook either, but check out two or three Rescue site on FB most weeks, whereas find many of the Shelter webpages are seldom up to date.

Cleaning out and feeding are what keep things ticking over at the important end - ask the cats if you don't believe that.   :) :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on July 23, 2017, 21:15:23 PM

I would like to add that FB seems utterly useless at giving advice on cat illnesses, behaviour and care.  Just saying. ..
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 09, 2017, 23:45:58 PM
Evening all   ;D

Just a quickie tonight, I can see Rosella is flying my flag while I scrape poop off my shoes. Thank you my friend.  :thanks:

Today marks a bit of an historic milestone for me. 31 Years in the civil service. That's a thankless billet I'll tell you.  :doh:

The two years I've spent in rescue have been the most gratifying of my life, albeit voluntary, unpaid, work it is the most rewarding and addictive thing I've ever done.  ;D Knocks the "real" job into a cocked hat.
For that reason I've decided to make some changes in my life, and I'd like you all to know about them.

Firstly, I've decided to take a year off work  :naughty:

Secondly I'm moving house, to a bigger place with more land, more room to make this Rescue really thrive and achieve the standards I know can so easily drop without the required space.  :make difference:

Thirdly I'm growing this branch to include more volunteers to take some of the strain off the core team. Our statistics say more than I can... we lost three newborn kittens and Jet, and two very very sick little lads. Everyone else made it... look

Adopted 62
Died in Care 3 (newborns)
Still Born 1
Left care (TNR) 53
Transferred to adoption centres 130
Euthanised 3 (Jet, Fred, Patch)
Cats in care 34

Total from Jan 1st 2017 = 286.
Our target for 2017? 240 for the entire year.

I think you can safely say we're doing Tad Davis proud.

Thank you all so much for the continuing support  :catluv: If you follow along on Waltham Forest Cats FB page we sometimes get the time to rehome our own cats and kittens, and if that's the case, this is where you'll see them.
Otherwise, as you can see from the figures above, our amazing helpers at the adoption centres provide a sterling service and you can check them out at our Mitcham and North London centres.

So, providing we don't all succumb to the nuclear cloud this week, I'm very pleased with where we are heading.   ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 09, 2017, 23:56:10 PM
Sheila, I can't say how proud I am for you, of all you have achieved and I will continue to support in my small way. I am so glad that you saw fit to gift me with three of the cats that enrich my life every day. Tad will continue to be a shining star. If there is a heaven, I am sure that she will be looking down with a big grin. ;D

Thank you so much from me, mine and all the other kitties that you and your staff and volunteers help on a daily basis. :blow kiss: :blow kiss: :blow kiss:

Paula xxx
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on August 10, 2017, 05:42:30 AM
Cheering myself hoarse here on your behalf, Sheila.    :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :yayyy: :narna dance: :cheer:  I just know this is going to go from strength to strength.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: JenGeorgieBob on August 10, 2017, 06:48:24 AM
Wow, that's amazing and a huge well done!
Likewise I am also proud to have had the opportunity to take on Mr Bruce, who is an absolute treasure.
 :hug: :hug: :hug:
All going well I should be a qualified veterinary nurse in 2 years time and be able to offer my services to help out.  :Crazy: All going well of course...
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on August 10, 2017, 07:16:02 AM
Oh wow, Jen - how fantastic!!!   Well done you, as well.   :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: souffle on August 10, 2017, 08:00:28 AM
Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement  :hug: Wishing you all the best for an amazing future :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 10, 2017, 10:52:43 AM
Well done Jen, I think that is just brilliant. :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on August 10, 2017, 12:25:54 PM
Wow Sheila!! Good luck with all your plans, including finding more volunteers, one of the harder parts of voluntary work, especially with CP’s new system.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on August 10, 2017, 13:10:09 PM
oh Sheila best of luck with the move and the year off!  are you still staying in the same area?  I'm amazed at everything you do, tilly (now charlee) who the girl at my work took is thriving, I hear stories about her most days and she is loving her life by the sound of it, still doesn't go out but imagine she had quite enough of that before you took her! she even has a pink chest with princess written on it for her toys  ;D

well done jen, its something I always fancied
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on August 10, 2017, 13:47:37 PM
Kudos Sheila for the job holiday but think you will be busier than ever and good luck with the move, more cats will be cared for and you will be run ragged x

Good luck Jen a very worthwhile career change and hoping all is well with you all x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on August 10, 2017, 17:30:38 PM
Thanks for the update Sheila. That's a big change but it is clearly well thought through and I'm sure you will do well  :hug:

Jen, how fanatistic  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Susanne (urbantigers) on August 10, 2017, 17:31:13 PM
Best of luck with the year off and the move, Sheila.

That's great, Jen - good luck.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on August 12, 2017, 05:22:13 AM
Popeye and Elsa are coming up to 8 months old in a weeks time Sheila. 

Wot can I say Mrs?  We love em dearly and fanks   :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 12, 2017, 17:54:04 PM
They are absolutely beautiful Rosella.

Wishing you all the best for your move as well Sheila. ;D ;D ;D Sorry, I forgot to say in my last post. :doh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 19, 2017, 01:27:17 AM
Well m'dears it's all going smoothly so far. Not exchanged yet but things look positive.

We've finally cleared the hoarder situation, all the semi ferals were extracted today, fiv tested and plans afoot for their relocation. It's been a long road. Me and Tad were first responders in 2005, the first female cat we approved an abortion for was from this colony - not something we were happy or comfortable with - but we were under a different branch then and did what we were told. We named that cat Tracey (Tad's first name). Today we trapped Tracey for the second time... this time because she's going to be set free as we have an amazing relocation opportunity for her, the pals she was born from and of, and the rest of the cats entrapped within that dreadful situation. My sense of regret and satisfaction running high tonight (my goodness, look at the time).

Tomorrow we go fetch the rest - 8 more trapped souls headed for a better life. Fly, my beauties. Fly.  :attention:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 19, 2017, 05:03:23 AM
Fingers, eyes and toes crossed for you Sheila,I'd cross my legs too, but it makes walking awfully difficult. I hope that your move goes swiftly and easily. It does happen occasionally. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Tad will be looking down and grinning from ear to ear. :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on August 19, 2017, 06:49:12 AM
 :) :) :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 19, 2017, 11:59:16 AM
This little lass is Ivana. We renamed her, the locals had named her Rugrat because of the rug she was carrying around on her back. None of them thought to get her to a vet. The Matt weighed 180g and she couldn't move her legs as they were tied to her belly with knots. Must have been so painful. She's been living under my bed since we shaved those rugs off, waiting for her fur and confidence to regrow. She still walks funny, and teeters a bit, but despite her FIV and coming down with the flu when we brought her in and took her rotten teeth out, this sad old girl is finally rallying. She loves a good rub round her head and back, and although she's not the prettiest gurlcat she's certainly one of the bravest.

If anyone wants to offer sanctuary to this harmless yet very fulfilling old lady please get in touch, I'm getting her chipped vaccinated this week, and she really needs a home before I move house which may be quite soon.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on August 19, 2017, 12:33:28 PM
Good news about the hoarder situation, glad you have found somewhere for them. Good luck with little Ivana
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on August 20, 2017, 17:01:44 PM
Bless Ivana! I really hope you manage to find her a loving home. I'm afraid the space under my bed is currently being inhabited by Sky!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 20, 2017, 17:41:08 PM
I actually think that she is very pretty, but I do have a tortie soft spot. If I only could.........
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on August 20, 2017, 21:08:02 PM
Call today from Hackney. Could we take in Mum plus three 6 month old kittens?

Why?

Cos they're girls and they get pregnant.

We can neuter them for you, free of charge.

No, we don't "do" neutering. We want to adopt a boy instead.

All our boys are already neutered, so you cant adopt from us.

Oh, but that's OK, if its a boy.

WTFFFF?

sorry excuse my FFs.

Needless to saym the 4 females are in my care tonight. Hmmmmmmmm.  :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on August 20, 2017, 22:16:37 PM
I saw a comedy spot a few years back that said that people are getting thicker as like calls to like and intelligent people tend to have fewer children as they expect to pay for them themselves. At the time I laughed, now I am not so sure. :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on August 21, 2017, 06:40:18 AM
Heartbreaking story about Ivana, bless her paws.  How could people see her in that state and not move to help her?  Ignorant idiots.  >:( >:(  I find it deeply offensive that they'd even give her such a nickname. 

And the mother cat an her two daughters. You couldn't make it up, could you?! 

Am hoping someone can take Ivana, Sheila.  She deserves to have a loving and safe place to rest her bones after everything she's been through. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: pandorawarlord on August 29, 2017, 21:29:03 PM
what beautiful cat Ivana is , how old is ?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on August 30, 2017, 08:58:27 AM
she is lovely hope she gets a home soon x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: pandorawarlord on September 03, 2017, 20:17:52 PM
any news on Ivana
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on September 04, 2017, 08:04:43 AM
if you are VERY interested in how she is doing you might want to contact Sheila another way, she doesn't come on very much and imagine with the house move even less  ;)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 04, 2017, 09:37:17 AM
Morning all, thanks for the heads up Judecat!

Pandorawarlord - Ivana is probably over 10 years old, FIV positive and has a heart murmur. Bless her, she loves to sneak around the place avoiding people at all costs, but if you corner her she eventually submits to a chin rub and then you can progress round to her back. I don't think she will ever make lapcat status, but I find her utterly charming despite her tatty looks and evasive ways.

You can always get me here ...

Info@walthamforest.cats.org.uk
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: pandorawarlord on September 04, 2017, 20:34:55 PM
e-mail sent
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 05, 2017, 06:07:20 AM
Just checked and I still not arrived, PW can you double check the address info@walthamforest.cats.org.uk
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on September 12, 2017, 10:56:12 AM
Just updating on behalf of our own superwoman, Sheila of WFC (still London UK for the time being  :(  but hopefully not for long  :wow: )

She is still waiting for contracts to move house as searches outstanding from vendors and then planning permission to be applied for.  Very frustrating as she is itching to get on with her future plans.  She is hoping for positive news today.

She has invited Ivana into the Tufty Club so she is staying put,  wobbling about with her funny little squint and wobbly legs  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: 

Rescuewise there are 40 cats in care at WFC this minute, with a £6k vet bill for the last 2 months alone.

There's been loads of poorly cats in that needed vet care, but only one really sick cat thankfully, Snowy has pulled through despite losing her tail to a horrible case of sepsis. Fabulously our Sheila managed to rehome her last night to a wonderful family who adore her.  Worth every penny of almost 1.5k she cost to fix. 

Keeping volunteers is proving tricky ....  as soon as one person is trained up for their role, life intervenes.  Rescues needs crazy old cat ladies who want to clean up poo in their spare time but most volunteers are family women with other pressures.  All the same WFC and its fabulous volunteers keep on truckin  :wow: :wow:

Loves ya Sheila  :cuddle:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on September 12, 2017, 11:40:49 AM
Great update - way to go Sheila - Ivana deserved a great home, and where better than with you!   ;D

Hope the house move goes through in good time.

Thanks for the news Rosella.

(I know, I know - am meant to be working, but my mind is wandering about on its own again.....  :shify:)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on September 12, 2017, 11:49:22 AM
hope Sheila gets some good news today, and lucky Ivana. Volunteers are tricky, if you are lucky to get some young ones, life gets in the way at some point, if you get retired volunteers, age/health gets in the way at some point. It's harder for CP, with changing everything electronic, it's hard for someone computer literate
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on September 12, 2017, 11:50:39 AM
great news for Ivana - is Sheila leaving London?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on September 12, 2017, 12:07:50 PM

All I know is a bigger place with more land Dawn.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on September 12, 2017, 14:13:45 PM

(I know, I know - am meant to be working, but my mind is wandering about on its own again.....  :shify:)


Noooh, you don't mean to say you let it out on it's own do you? It may never find it's way home! :rofl:

Seriously, wonderful new for Ivana. I hope that the move progresses swiftly for Sheila. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on September 12, 2017, 14:24:33 PM
Thanks for the update. I am soooo glad that Ivana has become a member of the Tufty club,may she live long and prosper!  :briggin:

Sheila, I do hope that you get good news today so that you can get on and put your schemes into action.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on September 12, 2017, 20:03:02 PM
So glad Ivana has joined the Tufty club and will have the best Mum for the rest of her life, hoping the move goes well and that things can move a pace as knowing Sheila she has the whole thing mapped out to a schedule and woe betide the folks who upset the schedule x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: pandorawarlord on September 13, 2017, 11:25:01 AM
hope the move goes well and sending cuddles for Ivana
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 17, 2017, 09:44:34 AM
With thanks to my amazing PR machine, Rosella, I can finally get five minutes to update on the shenanigans at WFC.

It's been a dreary month, brightened by the kittens in our care and the lovely folk helping to support this Rescue.

I rarely mention volunteers by name, as they're all pretty amazing, but this month I'm saluting our Treasurer Caz who has gritted her teeth and learned the finance side. This week we had a training session in Gift Aid and it turns out our donations haven't been recorded properly, so she's re-doing all the gift aid donations received to date. Don't worry, we have your details if this is you, kind donor, and Caz is determined (very) to get this right.
Knowing how strap we are for trap and transport volunteers, Caz also pulled on her gardening gloves and has been single handedly trapping and neutering a colony that has been uncovered right in her doorstep. She's done a fantastic job here too, despite me putting the brakes on her efforts from time to time as we run out of space/steam.

Well done, Caz, you're a superstar.

It's getting to that time when things naturally should be slowing down for us, but with 46 cats and kittens still in care it seems never ending. However with my house move to Essex now imminent and Mark on holiday, our new secretary retiring to the country it's time to wind things down to a more relaxed pace.

My application for a years career break is under consideration, I expect this will be granted, so there's finally time. Time to reflect, consider and plan. Time to regroup, refresh and renew.

 I'm as excited about the future of WFC as much as my own, and with the support of people like Caz and Mark, Marina, Phil, Ruth, Tracey, Raewyn, Charlie, Sally and Pam, and with our Purrs pals cheering us on, we will find a happy balance in the coming years.

Today is adoption day, with four beautiful kittens ready to go, it's a wonderful way to spend a Sunday.

Here's Ted, Toast and Freya for your delectation.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on September 17, 2017, 11:23:36 AM
Lovely to hear how things are going Sheila, and hoping all goes very smoothly now with the move to Essex.   :hug: :hug:

Hats off to Caz with her Herculean efforts and to Mark, Marina, Phil, Ruth, Tracey, Raewyn, Charlie, Sally and Pam too.  Lovely to hear is adoption day, and with kittens that cute, am not surprised they'e flying out of the door.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on September 17, 2017, 12:26:16 PM
Good luck with everything,hope you can get to a more relaxed pace
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on September 17, 2017, 14:18:54 PM

They're delishuss little bundles Sheila  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: Wishing them all very happy fureva homes  :wow:

I hardly dare say that I had to google the whereabouts of Essex  :-[ :-[ :-[  I'm utterly useless when it comes to UK geography esp down sowf.  From what I can make out, the border of Essex isn't a massive distance from Walthamstow but it's a big county.  I do hope one day to come visit Sheila and chill out with whichever four legged furries you are sharing with at the time  :hug: :hug:  Meanwhile I send every possible good wishes for your plans to fall into place as soon as possible.

Well done Caz.  Dealing with the paperwork for gift aid whilst TNRing a local colony?  Jeez; are you another superwoman? 

I've made your post larger so Gill can read it Sheila as I know she will be delighted to hear news  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on September 24, 2017, 00:28:11 AM
Marks on his hols getting a well deserved break... Well perhaps as he's volunteering at a gibbon sanctuary somewhere in Thailand. Not quite the holiday he deserved but certainly what keeps him happy. Good on ya pal.

We've reached the final stages with Neichi, the nortie tortie with the most adorable kittens. She's coming in for spay as the babies are 8 weeks and it's my job to get her in a basket tomorrow! 😑

Sad news, our feral transfer programme left us with two very sick cats. Poor Mister Grey was PTS as his jaundice (noticed on arrival) turned into Triaditis (I had to look it up too) which took his life on Thursday night and more distressing we lost little Philip on Friday at only nine weeks old. A beautiful white/red boy with love to burn just faded away. His two sisters are mortally ill as well, prayers and vibes needed for Pamela and Phyllis please?

Happy to report two of the Sistas - Tina and Etta - hav gone up for adoption centre attention along with little Sammi Montague II who is the junkyard kitten with bush baby eyes 😻

We also adopted out Snowy, the girl we found with the prolapsed uterus who lost her babies. She also lost her tail but found the most amazing little family who adore her, and she them. Good luck little Snowy. Xx

Hobo is doing well on hi flu antibiotics,  he's gorgeous so won't hang around long once he's fit to go.

Caspar, our FIV herpes boy us equally adorable and I'm hoping the passes muster for an indoor home on Monday at his vet visit.

In with me, Pearl the feral and her four 5 week old dilute Tabby kittens, ivana who has a worrying case of the snuffles and Gerry feral kitten  from the nursing home grounds, who ran rings round his fosterer 😑 so is in with me for flooding and discipline. 

On a personal front I'm afraid My application for a career break was turned down, so I'm in a stick or jump position at work. butter. Contracts on the house move are ready, but as we leave for NOLA on Saturday there's nothing moving this side of the holiday. At least the Tuftyclub cats will be in familiar surroundings whilst we're away and I get time to ponder things to come.

Thanks to you all for keeping the faith. Me and the team appreciate the support, as do the 37 kittens and cats currently in our embrace.



Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on September 24, 2017, 06:13:08 AM
Oh Sheila, I am so sorry that your leave application was turned down, a year to recharge batteries would have been just what you needed. Even Superwoman needs a little less to do every now and again. You constantly amaze me with all that you do and achieve. :care: :care: :care: :blow kiss:

I am so sorry for your losses as I know that you invest so much and feel each one keenly. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Your successes are admirable though, when I say your, I do mean the whole team. Tad will be extraordinarily proud, wherever she is.

Good luck with the move and NOLA, whatever that is, now up I am off to use google.

Please take care Honey, I am forever grateful for my furbabies that you have seen to lighten my life with, they are a constant source of pleasure, even if Pirate does mither the life out of me for his beloved Felix Crispies. :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on September 24, 2017, 07:25:01 AM

Sending strongest possible get well vibes for Pamela and Phyllis Sheila  :hug: :hug:  Am so very sorry they lost their brother  :( :(  and sorry too for poor Mr Grey  :(

I think Sheila is off to New Orleans again Paula  :wow: :wow:  Hope the Tufty Club behave for whoever is caring for them.  Hope you and OH have a fabulous time and same to Mark at the Gibbon sactuary.  What an unusual holiday but a change is as good as a rest they say.

What a bummer about not getting the leave.  Often these things turn out to be for the best though as I imagine you would not have looked forward to going back to something that gives you so little satisfaction.


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on September 24, 2017, 08:48:36 AM
Am adding my thoughts too, Sheila, for Phyllis and Pamela, my condolences and prayers to the God of Small Things for Mr  Grey and little Phyllis.  :hug: :hug:

Yes, I suspect New Orleans is on the cards too, Rosella. ;)

For what its worth Sheila, my gut instinct with regard to your leave being turned down, is that you're being tested to see whether now is the time for that leap of faith.  :hug:  My fingers are well and truly crossed that whatever decision you make, it will be the very best that you could wish for.   :) :hug: :hug:

Meantime, enjoy your hols.   :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on September 24, 2017, 10:18:18 AM
Sorry to hear your career break was denied Sheila, good luck with what decision you make - how easy will it be to get to work from the new house? Sorry that you have had such poorly cats, RIP little ones, fingers crossed for the poorly cats
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: pandorawarlord on September 24, 2017, 18:58:18 PM
Sorry things have gone pear shape many   :hug for the fir babes
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on September 25, 2017, 15:29:47 PM
Hi Sheila,

I'm sorry that some of your charges have had to leave you to cross the bridge  :'( I know that their last days would have been filled with love  :hug:

I'm also sorry that your application for a career break was refused  :( I really do believe that something wonderful is just waiting for you  :hug:

I didn't know what NOLA meant either, I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 07, 2017, 15:39:40 PM
Message from Sheila who is having trouble posting on Purrs. 

"Hurricane Nate bares down on New Orleans and surrounding areas.

This is being reported as the biggest storm since Katrina so there's a lot of very nervous people here. We're due to fly home at 3am U.K. time Tuesday morning.  Very much hoping everyone makes it through safely and the roads and airport remain open for us to get home.

Mark's down with proper flu but the girls are doing a fabulous job holding the fort back home.

Caz rescued this little lad yesterday, I wanted to call him Trigger as he's a real lively lad, just 7 weeks old and found alone in a garden. The girls have however named him Nate after the approaching storm ... The search for his mum is on.   
"

Safe journey vibes Sheila and very much hope the storm loses it's power well before it reaches that beautiful city.



Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 08, 2017, 07:14:16 AM
Sending "safe journeying" vibes for Sheila and hubby.  Thinking too of those poor souls weathering yet another massive storm.  Also hoping Nate can find his feline family and a forever home.  What I'd he look like Rosella?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 13, 2017, 12:08:46 PM
Home safe, the rescue survived my absence. We now have several cats and kittens ready to go so I'd better crack on with some home checks...


Oh...


And...

We move into the new house on Thursday. All new Tufty Towers is ours!!  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 13, 2017, 12:11:42 PM
Oh Sheila - that's fantastic news for you to come back to - am so very pleased for you and OH - and the Tuftyclub too  ;D ;D

(Ps - how is young Nate?)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on October 13, 2017, 12:21:24 PM
That's great news Sheila
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 13, 2017, 12:33:54 PM
Oh Sheila - that's fantastic news for you to come back to - am so very pleased for you and OH - and the Tuftyclub too  ;D ;D

(Ps - how is young Nate?)

Nate (below) came round so fast he's ready for rehoming already. Picking him up Sunday from Sally our lovely fosterer.

Here's my girl Ivana, (formerly Rugrat) who now sleeps and pees on my bed, bless her, she's not all there in the brains dept but with a Waterproof picnic blanket her funny little mixed up ways are still welcome here.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on October 13, 2017, 12:39:01 PM
Well, I guess greater love hath no re-homed old girl, than to pee on her rescuer's bed, to let others know just how much you are now "Hers."

Nate is adorable.   ;D

It's a darned good job you live too far away from the north east for me to worry about sneaking any of your "up for Adoption" kitties into my handbag.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 13, 2017, 21:49:56 PM
Oh My! Nate is utterly adorabubble  :Luv2:

Sheila, I am so glad that your plans are coming to fruition and wish you happiness and success in the new Tufty Towers
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 15, 2017, 07:38:46 AM
Busy day today as it's the last weekend before the big move.

Etta and Brenda, the last of the five black semi feral Sister Act are changing fosterers, our lovely Marina will polish them up,

Nate, gorgeous Nate has a new home, vaccinations and adoption this afternoon.

Pearl, feral mum of four beautiful Tabby kittens, has been spayed and is going back out today, finally regains her freedom.

Still looking for homes for two of Pearls babies, Tess and Glayon are 8 weeks old, born in my house, now ready to delight some new slaves.

Millie and Chubster who came in a month ago from a Cats in Danger group plea are also changing fosterer with a very solid offer of rehoming tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

Kittens Gem and Baroni are being relocated because their 7 year old master sadly developed an allergic reaction. Homecheck on their new potential family this afternoon.

Another little family of unwanted mum and kittens arriving tomorrow, I've no space for them so I'm having to board them at my vets for now, terribly sad. And yet more on the waiting list... Sigh.

Caz, bless her, is back from her poorly Dads in Manchester, and we are going to ceremonially open the new equipment store at 10am this morning. It's a storage unit and yes, I know it costs money, but until the new Tufty a Towers is ready we've nowhere local fir the traps, crates, baskets and cleaning equipment to safely reside.

Mark is still laid up with something nasty he picked up on his holidays three weeks ago so I'm doing all this without my right hand. It's been a tough week since getting back from New Orleans!

Needless to say, if anyone is looking to adopt, please let me know? Our adoption centre is packed full right now so all our Rehoming us being done from the branch which is exhausting and time consuming, but unless we do this we get blocked, good homes are always needed.

So, wish me luck, it's gonna be hectic but hopefully by Thursday evening we can look forward to a brighter future. And maybe get a lie in Friday? Please?  :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on October 15, 2017, 08:39:55 AM

Wishing you all the luck in the world Sheila and your wonderful group of helpers  :hug: :hug: :hug:

Poor Mark  :(  Very much hope he starts to improve quickly.  Do hope he has someone caring for him  :care: :care:

Sounds like you could do with another holiday already but hope New Orleans and the thought of what your future holds at the new Tufty Towers will carry you through.  I would say try not to overdo it but seems little point as it sounds like you already are Mrs  :cuddle:

Wishing all the youngsters happiness in the new homes that you seem to attract as if by magic.  Our vet was just telling me the other day that when she started in practice 20 years ago there we definite kitten seasons but for whatever reason it seems to be kitten season all year round now.

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on October 15, 2017, 09:30:41 AM
Wow, good luck with all the homes and moves. Am surprised you are still getting kittens, we've had very few this summer
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on October 15, 2017, 09:58:33 AM
Sending speedy get well soon Dave wishes to Mark.

I wish I could help, but I am full to bursting with The Lodgers.

You'll be in the new Tufty Towers now, I hope that you are starting to get straight. :Luv: :hug: :hug: :hug: So pleased that you had a good holiday even though it sounds as if you'll need another shortly. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Ivana looks so much better, thank Gawd for waterproof picnic covers. :naughty:

You and your trusty crew are miracle workers.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on October 26, 2017, 22:00:24 PM
Thanks for the good wishes everyone, we're in! It's lovely to have a little more space and the time to take stock, unpack and relax at last. This week has been probably the most stressful ever, not helped by both Ivana and Ziggy going missing at the 11th hour and resulted in us trapping Ziggy at 12:59 when we had to be out by 13:00 but leaving tearfully without little Ivana (who thankfully turned up on a neighbour's roof a day later, needing to be trapped but no worse for wear). Jeez, never ever doing that again.

So, was Rugrat, then Ivana, is now Elsa  :Luv: (I always like to have Little Else about the place, after my granny Elsa, who would have been 105 but passed 6 years ago this month). Who amongst you ever doubted she would be mine one day? She likes a little cuddle and now all her remaining teeth have been removed she's much more comfortable and her sniffles are much improved. I think she will be much happier now.

I've closed the branch for a couple of weeks. Mark came to visit today and he's feeling better but is still weakened by the prolonged infection. I'm taking advantage of the natural lull this time of year to give him, me and the rest of the team a well deserved rest. Meanwhile we have new recruits on the radar and some admin, finance and paperwork to get sorted out before I reluctantly return to work on Tuesday for what may be my final showdown. Let's see what's happened since I left them with "considering my options" ringing in their ears a month ago.

OK I can't go without mentioning one of my favourite adoptions, that will warm all your hearts. If you remember two years ago, WFCP witnessed the birth of our first litter, Robbie Lola Lorna and Mario. Robbie and Lola were adopted together and they thrived with their wonderful slaves. Well David, one of those slaves came back to us for another kitten and adopted little Chi, the white kitten from Neichi's litter. This photo arrived today of Chi and her beloved uncle Robbie.

Have a lovely evening everyone.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 26, 2017, 22:12:05 PM
Sheila, thanks for the update. I am so glad that you are finally in your lovely new home :) No, I never doubted that Ivanka would be yours, she had clearly stolen your heart.

I don't see any phot though  :Crazy:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on October 26, 2017, 22:12:58 PM
Sheila, thanks for the update. I am so glad that you are finally in your lovely new home :) No, I never doubted that Ivanka would be yours, she had clearly stolen your heart.

I don't see any photo though  :Crazy:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on October 28, 2017, 01:13:30 AM
THOSE 2 CATS ARE FABULASH AND SO PLEASED YOU ARE IN THE NEW TUFTY TOWERS  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 07, 2017, 21:27:11 PM
If anyone hasn't signed in to easy fundraising for Waltham Forest, please do so. I know it isn't a lot in the grand scheme of things, but it means that since I signed up Waltham Forest have received £211.00 that they wouldn't have had and it didn't cost me a penny. That is a few neuters and vaccinations. ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 20, 2017, 09:15:13 AM
Apologies for the delay in posting, notwithstanding my "just moved house" and "work full time" excuses, I'm prostrating myself on your wonderful tolerant natures.

Thank you Paula, yes Easyfundraising is vitally important, many folk don't realise you can get massive bonuses for us simply by going in to Easyfundraising before you book your holidays with Expedia, and of course all the major online retailers like Zooplus and Amazon, e-bay and John Lewis participate, so as Christmas is a-coming please do register and choose Waltham Forest Cats Protection if you don't already have a chosen charity.

Well, updates would take me all day, so I'll free some statistics out. So far from January we've rescued 382 cats and kittens. That figure doesn't include the dozens we've supplied free neutering vouchers to, so preventing hundreds of unwanted births and the associated suffering.

This amount is almost twice what we budgeted for, our committed volunteers really have stepped to every single referral, no one has been left without help or support, we are incredibly proud and incredibly knackered!

To continue working at this pace would be madness, our people need rest and our coffers need replenishment so as there's usually a little lull before the dreadful Christmas giveaway (Can't find a Catsitter over Christmas so the cat has to go...) we are turning our attention to getting our paperwork and books in order, ramping up the fundraising and recruiting for next year.

On that level, one or two of you may receive private messages from me, there are little gaps in our admin, media and fundraising processes that need attention and these don't need to be addressed here in the Borough, so I'll be offering some teeny volunteer roles to my virtual and real Purrs pals to consider. It will bring you right into the heart of Cats Protection and all the benefits and information resources that offers, and you get a t-shirt if you want one.

One significant update you will all be pleased to note, we've cemented our relationship with the lovely Welsh and now have a fully operational Feral exchange programme! Cats that cannot be rehomed here because they're too sensitive or naturally people averse often struggle to survive in Cities, where we come across these groups or individuals we try to relocate them into small holdings, stables or farms where they will be supported and cared for in an environment that suits their natural behaviours. In return we can rehome friendly cats that may have been born in these environments but simply don't fit the criteria for outdoor life. Most of these outlets are in the countryside and our friends in Wales have this week officially joined the Beanch as volunteers, which means we can now offer vet support and expenses to those lovely participants and ensure any cats travelling are in optimum health at both ends of their journey.

Last week we moved 7 cats and kittens out to Wales and received 5 back, all of whom are now either successfully placed and in happier circumstances or lined up ready to go to their new, appropriate homes thanks to this programme!

All this costs money but you can see how, if we time these things wisely, we can help 12 cats with one transport run. With this programme in place it also unblocks our foster network which is already groaning under the strain. Donations to the branch help to fund these extra vet visits and fuel costs to ensure these "different" cats get the lives they deserve and the care they need.

So, heart wrenches of the week. Belle was abandoned by a callous family who moved out and left their four cats outside the house without food shelter or water on Halloween. By 2nd November neighbours were getting panicky as the fireworks that never seem to cease around here were cranking up for the dreaded bonfire night. We took them in, of course. Belle was found to be heavily pregnant so came into our midwife where happily she gave birth to two bouncing babies, Armani and Versace. She stoked and seemed to be doing well but after three days it became apparent that all was not well, so she and her family were taken to the emergency vets where they discovered a deformed dead kitten was still inside her and needed immediate surgery to remove the body and to save her life. After a very anxious night, three of us sat upbwaiting for news, gathering ourselves for the prospect of hand rearing Armani and Versace and possibly losing beautiful Belle the news finally came that she was ok and could potentially carry on feeding her kittens herself. You can imagine that yesterday was a little tearful and thanks were given to the small gods for saving this little family, tinged with sadness for the poor soul whose life we could not save and to whom we gave the name Nicholas in the hopes that Sandy Paws will find him at the Bridge.

I'll post this now, as the tears continue to fall for little Nicholas, but I'll see if Purrs will allow me to put a picture of Belle and her babies when they returned home last night. (Pic courtesy of Rockjelly Creations, aka Emma our beautiful and multitalented fosterer, midwife and Branch photographer)

Enjoy this holiday season, my friends, and if you can do please spare a quid or a packet of biscuits for your local Rescue.

Sheila


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on November 20, 2017, 09:31:52 AM

OMG Sheila  :'( :'( :'( :'(  RIP darling baby Nicolas  :( :( :(

The feral exchange programme sounds simply incredible!!!

How on earth do you do and your merry band do it all?  You're all simply amazing  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on November 20, 2017, 20:07:33 PM
I'll second that! You are amazing Sheila.

Beautiful pic of Belle and her babies.  :Luv: :Luv: RIP little Nicolas  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 20, 2017, 21:33:48 PM
Oh Bless, I couldn't see the pic this morning.

Thanks for your message Sheila, I'll get onto it, what a fantastic idea. You never know when the proverbial bus will strike. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on November 21, 2017, 06:49:07 AM
Bless little Nicholas.  His coming, and going, were not unmarked, and his light isn't lost.

And bless you and your fabulous co-workers for everything that you do.  I agree - the feral exchange programme is really innovative, and so pleased it's working.

Sending gentle snoozles for Belle, Armani and Versace.  :cat rub: :cat rub: :catlove2: :catlove2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on November 21, 2017, 22:15:45 PM
Another great update Sheila! You have done so much this year, the Welsh exchange system sounds inspired  ;D

The picture of Belle is beautiful  a mother and 2 babies who are doing well thanks to your care. RIP baby Nicholas, I am sure Santy Paws will not discriminate against those who never drew breath in this world.

If there in any thing I can do to aid your efforts, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 21, 2017, 22:30:35 PM
Sorry to bang on about it Lyn, but if you had bought online from Wallis 2.5% of the price would have been donated to Sheila from easy fundraising if the recipient was Waltham CP. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 23, 2017, 22:50:51 PM
If it's possible to cram more good news in, here it is.   :innocent:

I appealed the decision on my career break. I've got it. Starting January. This means so much to me, my family and of course the people I now count as my friends in this realm. So happy.  :briggin:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 24, 2017, 00:10:09 AM
 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :dance: :dance: :dance: :congrats:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: CarolM (Wendolene) on November 24, 2017, 10:26:41 AM
 :wooooo:  well done for persisting Sheila.  I know how much this means to you and it must be such a relief for you and your family and such good news for the cats.  Go girl.  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on November 24, 2017, 13:09:11 PM
Great news Sheila! :yayyy: :narna dance: :chicken: :dance: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 24, 2017, 22:59:28 PM
Eye iz confuzud. On one hand it tells me that I only contribute through certain conditions through my Tesco delivery shop, but it always asks me if I want to go through easy fundraiser. Obviously I say yes, do you actually get anything Sheila?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 25, 2017, 00:12:31 AM
Paula, all contributions via social media or electronic giving sites come into CP with a "Waltham Forest" Tag on them.
There's a quarterly trawl that scoops up every single donation across the entire CP estate and all donations bearing our Tag get shunted directly into our bank account.
We see this as (e.g.) Qtr2Donat £*** on our Branch bank statement, and then we have to wait for the breakdown from CP of how £*** is made up.
It's not easy but so far we've found every donation that has been pledged - it does take some digging though.
Hope this explains things.  :thanks:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 25, 2017, 01:05:52 AM
A few of our latest haul Aged 4 weeks please meet the Mognificent seven, Bernie, Adam, Britt, Chico, Tanner, Lee and Harry Luck 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 25, 2017, 08:20:01 AM
I'll have the cutie at the back please. :naughty: As long as he isn't another Pirate, who has just come in for brekfus and is so pleased to see me, he has just let off the most god awful fart. :sick: He is a big boy now at 4.4 kilos. Merlin is a huge 6.2, but not fat, he still has ribs and a waist, it doesn't seem to be putting undue stress on his poorly paw or back legs, :) he hasn't needed Metacam for a long time, if anything changes I'll restrict his diet, but so far, so good and Pippa is 4.2 kilos and still the softest loving girl going. ;D

thank you for my cats Sheila, I wouldn't be without them. :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on November 25, 2017, 09:30:51 AM
Glad that you've got your career break
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on November 25, 2017, 11:10:08 AM
Awwwww, kittins :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on November 26, 2017, 15:03:37 PM
Apologies for delay in posting this article from Cat Magazine.  I tried so many times to do it from my mobile yesterday but couldn't seem to manage it.  Am at PC now waiting for the auction to start so hopefully this will work.

Amazing woman and dearly missed by her all who knew her.  She left the most incredible legacy due to her inspiration of others 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on November 27, 2017, 00:09:43 AM
Just thought I'd share this pic of a ginger cat taken in by WFC who was supposedly beating up all the locals! Shernhall Ginge.

Obviously a right old bruiser  :innocent:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on November 27, 2017, 23:26:26 PM
Little Adam of the magnificent 7
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on November 27, 2017, 23:29:04 PM
I wants Adam. Can't have him though. :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 02, 2017, 13:41:44 PM
Did I mention by accident that is super hero Mark's birthday tomorrow? Did I?  :naughty: :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on December 02, 2017, 13:48:51 PM
You did now. :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on December 14, 2017, 17:09:00 PM
I apologise in advance that I'm not Sheila as her prose is WAY betta than mine but I hope to be able to give you a flavour of the work carried on by the WFC team in the last few weeks.

I hope any inaccuracies are not too serious Sheila as, by heck, it's difficult to keep up with you lot despite what you referred to as an expected lull before the great Christmas cat/kitten give away.

By the way, my last Pets at Home online shop was done through Easy Funding which allocated 2.5% of my purchase to WFC and I've downloaded something that will hopefully remind me to use Easy Funding for future online purchases including Zooplus.
 :)

On the pusscat front, I can only give you a taster of what has been achieved in the last few weeks as there were so many furry lives saved and helped.  I'll start with an update on Belle who I'm delighted to report is doing really well and fully recovered from mastitis.  Her babies now fully weaned so all good. I will attach a pic below.

Then there was Quidlet the kitten rescued from a car park  :catluv:  Fluffy, friendly,  black girl and about 11 weeks.  A purrmanent future home was sorted before she even reached her fosterer  :wow:  Now rehomed.

Then the  lovely tabby boy living for weeks under a car on the owner's driveway as owner had got a dog; not interested in his cat anymore  :-:  Mark popped by, waved his magic wand; tabby signed over to CP and rehomed to an instantly doting lady nearby ..... within hours :wow: :wow:

Veronique arrived at her fosterers and almost immediately disappeared  :scared: so there was a great deal of worry that she had somehow got out but she was in her fosterers house all the time  :agree:

Then there was ginger Lenny (aka Fluffy Pants with the pooey knickers when he was picked up) who went missing Christmas last year.  Reunited  :cuddle:  Owner in floods of tears.  Our Sheila tearful too.

And wot about the 7 four week old underweight kittens  dropped on the steps of a vet hospital?   (I'm sworn to secrecy about the fights that broke out as to who would get to foster them  :stir:)  A quote from a fosterer; "Funny little scamps these lot, aren't they? Bouncy lambs who love a tummy rub  :)  Really enjoying these babies  :Luv2: :Luv2: "

Meghan.  Stunning tabby girl.  Obviously young and out in all weathers.  Thought to be pregnant but full of poop so given laxative.  Second cat with that trubble but Sheila explains  lack of water in the diet, eating c**p, stress of not being confident to relax that muscle  :( :(

Story of a cat in a car park for over a week in clear discomfort with his foreleg as walking on only three legs.  No response from 3 calls to another organisation.  Happily a chap working at CP Adoption Centre passed by one morning and rang WFC.  He returned with his trap a while later and stood in the rain looking for the poorly pud who was nowhere to be seen.  WFC don't hang about of course  ;) and he had been scooped up.  "Russel" has arthritis in his elbow, is now neutered and waiting to be rehomed  :)

A very sad tale of an elderly lady who died leaving her 12 cat year old boy cat who is need of a dental and sadly hyperT  :( :(  Family asked for no flowers at the funeral but donations to WFC to pay for his HT and dental treatment. Now safe with his new fosterer.  This tale particularly touched me on a few levels :'( :'( :'(

Then there was a whole load of trubble being caused by strange and irresponsible people on a particular road that needed quite a lot of attention.  Needed strong characters to wade in and sort out; oh Hi Sheila & Mark  :welcome: :welcome:
 
Frostie the little black gurl kitten caught at the school .... and her bro .... and her mom.  Well done Mark!  :clap: :clap:  Mummy cat "Magic" eventually safely back in lockdown with her kittens (she had escaped carrier in Sheila's garage)  Sheila applied a little feline common sense by placing a nicely furnished carrier on the highest shelf and Lo! She was in there in the morning. All she needed to do was gently close the door on her  :innocent:

And today.... well Angel - see pic (named in memory of Tad) about 1 year old was being operated on this morning and everything crossed that her leg can be saved after xray showed a clean break.  She had been like that for about 3 weeks  :( :(  Purrs auction funds are coming in very handy with this attempt to keep a young cat's leg  :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: everyone  :)

Throughout all these rescues and rehomings so much more being done.

Think I have to "mark" Mark out for particular mention as he seems to be 4 places at once; despite van breakdowns and internet trouble.  Collecting igloos, cat cabins, a fabulous huge donated cat pen (needed to be taken apart by a carpenter to reassemble at Sheilas in due course).  He also has apparently dark powers at locating owners of microchipped cats that RSPCA  cannot locate ....... it's true! 
 
Another cat pen ...... very large...... with rotten floor; (worth thousands but free!) needed to be dismantled and relocated to another county. Mark, where are ya Mark?  You can tack on an entry porch to it when you've relocated it  :innocent: :innocent:

In addition the requests for neutering vouchers are constant and all the horrid but necessary admin and finance work.

Throughout it all, there is a level headed determination to get the job done quickly, with good humour and with as little fuss as possible.

I'll leave ya with a quote from Sheila .......who by the way is still working and has just moved house ......

"Right business today. Mark is back at *** Rd trying to trap the last small cat/Kitten now named Jedward and Mum who is called Magic. I’ve found a space for the injured cat to go, should know what the extent of her injuries is today after X-ray. I’ll be doing a big feral cat run to ******* Stables in Surrey on Sunday if anyone fancies riding shotgun and helping with the transfer (5 semi ferals relocated). Hoping the new/old pen from ***** will be arriving here at my place on Saturday"

I for one am very proud (and not a little in awe) of what this merry band achieve day in, day out.  Love ya tons

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on December 14, 2017, 17:35:21 PM
Brilliant update Rosella.  Thanks.  It's great to hear what miracles are being worked daily by this dedicated band of Heroes. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on December 14, 2017, 20:32:21 PM
Wow!  :Crazy: Just reading that makes me tired. They are all amazing.

Thanks for the update Rosella.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on December 17, 2017, 20:09:09 PM
Angel’s new fixator and our first ever proper pen! Phew what a week 😸 Construction and reconstruction.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on December 17, 2017, 20:22:04 PM
Sheila, I really don't know how you and your merry men (and women) manage to get so much done! You are a veritable wonderwoman :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on December 17, 2017, 20:29:52 PM
How exciting your first proper pen :)

I so remember the fixator, our Puma when 11 months was knocked over and had the most expensive op we have had to date all £1100 pounds of it which his Daddy paid happily the Perspex to line the pen which was to be his home for 10 long weeks nearly caused a divorce as our weather took a bit of a nosedive  and OH was trimming it to fit in temps of minus 5 - we lined the pen so the fixator wouldn't catch on the bars of the pen, he is now sporting a mouth of metal having had his jaw broken 2 weeks ago  when he had teeth removed due to Osteomylitus we wish Angel and good recovery x
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on December 31, 2017, 11:46:54 AM

With a thousand apologies for a such a brief update (family pressures as usual) but just wanted to give you a flavour of current superhuman activities with WFC who seemingly are not allowed a Christmas break .........

Thursday 28th Dec involved trapping, getting kittens in for vaccines, getting a slightly battered looking B&W lad off Gumtree, Marci in for blood tests, two gurlies Maud and Olive in for spey, Lola and Alfie in for vacines and health checks and a viewing for Honey Monster.  Also two large cages ferried over to Sheila for Friday's incoming ............. and yes she was at work on Thursday too  :o :o

On to Friday which involved Mark and Sheila in a 650 miles round trip to South Wales and Eastbourne .... 6.30am start.  Mark finished up "early" at 10pm!!!!!  :Crazy: :Crazy: :Crazy: but Sheila still putting cats to bed and finished later  :tired: :tired: :tired: ......... another 14 cats helped!!!!!

So as of yesterday 451 cats helped in 2017 ......... and that's ignoring the neutering vouchers sent out to other rescues and "owned" cats.

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: to all at WFC for your incredible efforts in 2017. 

 :gold stars: :gold stars: :gold stars: :gold stars:

Thank you all so very much  :cuddle:

I'll leave you with a couple of pics. 

Jemima who was found a couple of days ago and is utterly gorgeous and very friendly so likely someone missing her big time but not neutered or chipped  :( and dear dear Marci who is the elderly chap whose owner passed away that I mentioned previously.  He has now had his thyroidectomy and a large number of teeth extracted.  Sadly vet found a large mass in his tummy but unable to remove due to blood vessels.  A biopsy has been done and he is now home and very comfy.  Fingers crossed that he has some time left to enjoy this new lease of life 

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on January 01, 2018, 16:51:25 PM
What a little beauty Jemima is!  :Luv2: I hope she is reunited with loving family very soon.

I also hope that Marci will have some time to spend in his new home.

Thank you Rosella for the update. And  huge  :congrats: to Sheila and the team for their sterling efforts during the year that have led to life being very much better for so many cats  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 02, 2018, 20:25:17 PM
Thank you for the update Rosella.

And Sheila and team, you are amazing  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 03, 2018, 05:50:28 AM
Oooh I missed this!  Thank you Rosella.  What a year for WFCP, and no doubt another ahead, but those cats helped would have had much bleaker lives ahead but for the efforts of our lovely Sheila and her crew.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on January 11, 2018, 16:27:55 PM
Another quick update to start the New Year. 

CP Adoption Centre asked if any cats were ready to come in last weekend (i.e. ready to be rehomed)  ;D ;D ;D but this was our leaders response ........

Kevin waiting for PCR result (seems sample gone astray so having to get another to test for FIV but fingers crossed),

Felix going in for dental on Tuesday  :care: :care:

Pimmy waiting for sign off by vet,

Belle on ABs,

Marci due follow up tests for HyperT  :crossed:,

Mace in hospital with pneumonia (now recovering well  :phew: ),

Clive & Jimmy kittens not quite right and vet visit on the cards  :cat rub:,

Milo and Fudge on trial with fosterer (be good lads  :blow kiss: ),

Angel with her fixator of course and on cage rest  :care: :care: and

Jemima not surprisingly as good as reserved  :blow kiss:

So frustratingly the answer had to be no as of the start of this week  :-:  but from what I can gather since then, in the course of a few days quite a few transfers have taken place as sadly it is never difficult to find cats to fill places at the adoption centre.

How Sheila keeps track of who is being fostered by who, their current state of health, find adopters and co ordinate the regular comings and goings of so many rescuers I simply don't know  :Crazy: :Crazy: :Crazy:  But she does and all with much compassion and humour  :cuddle:

I knowz we all like pix so here's a few to keep ya all going.  No prizes for guessing that Jessie is the new poster gal of WFC (now adopted of course). 

She's a bit of a jaw dropper but Marmite can give her a run for her money eh?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on January 11, 2018, 22:10:46 PM
Thanks for the update Rosella  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 12, 2018, 12:18:01 PM
Thanks Rosella.  really appreciate the update.

I also see on the news that Celia Hammond's Rescue Centre in Sussex experienced an appalling incident on Monday when a pack of foxhounds tore through the premises, apparently having flushed out a fox.   Over 20 cats are still missing after they fled in panic.  As usual, the Hunt members are playing it all down, but Celia is furious, swearing that if any harm has come to any of the missing cats, there'll be hell to pay.

Rescues have enough to cope with, without that.   >:(

By the way, Jessie is an absolute stunner, isn't she?  My goodness me - my heart beat faster for seeing her beautiful face.    :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on January 12, 2018, 21:13:53 PM
Sue, that is an utterly sickening incident - don't know whether to  >:( ,  :'( or both.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on January 12, 2018, 21:46:01 PM

As of 2 hours ago still 9 cats unaccounted for but everything crossed they will come out of hiding soon  :(

On a different point, Sheila was contacted by Celia last week and Celia congratulated her on WFC work  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 12, 2018, 22:10:02 PM
Thanks for the update Rosella.

So awful what happened at the rescue centre  >:( >:(

That's lovely that Celia congratulated Sheila  :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on January 15, 2018, 13:57:06 PM


OK folks ....... hot off the press ........ following a fabulous weekend for WFC kitties placed with CP North London Adoption Centre

Jimmy W and Clive W reserved  :)

Wolverine adopted .........   :o :o :o ...... he's sort of ..... well .......... challenging so have everything crossed this goes well  :crossed:

Breanne adopted  ;D

Lily adopted  ;D

Squeak adopted  ;D

Maud & Olive adopted together  ;D ;D

Mable adopted  ;D

Pimmy adopted  ;D

Vicky adopted  ;D

Big Henry adopted  ;D

Big Fluff adopted  ;D

Shake adopted  ;D

Congratulations to all involved in finding forever homes for so many  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 15, 2018, 15:11:20 PM
"Wolverine is .... challenging...."

How so.....?   I now have visions of new adopter with lacerations down their hands and legs, and a plentiful supply of surgical wadding in their holdall.  That kinda thing?   :-: :-:  ma fingers are crossed too.  Sounds like they'll need a certain - erm, encouragement. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on January 15, 2018, 15:18:08 PM
rc calm please, made my little willow into a bundle of joy (well almost!) we don't even use the welding gloves to pick her up any more  :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 15, 2018, 15:37:55 PM
Dawn, out Of interest, is that all you feed Willow?  Just wondering if it would be worth me replacing the gurlies night time nibbles with the RC calm, but I don't fancy putting them on a dry only dirt so would stick with their wet food during the day.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on January 15, 2018, 15:58:21 PM
oh no, she has wet food but that is the only dry I have down, they all have a nibble but its definitely not the main food
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 15, 2018, 17:20:28 PM
Hmmmm.  Good to know Dawn.  Thanks - I think we'll give that a go to see if we can stop Barley-Gurley from being so flighty.  She's very affectionate these days, and loves her cuddles, but if we move around the house she does take fright still.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on January 15, 2018, 17:47:39 PM
Thanks for the update Rosella. Well done to all concerned with the latest adoptions  ;D

I do hope the CH cats return home soon  :(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 15, 2018, 19:07:49 PM
Thanks for the update Rosella  :hug:

Lots of lovely puds going to new homes  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on January 15, 2018, 23:44:19 PM
Just thought  would give Sheila a quick update on the Goring branch.  ;)

Pippa feral (?) has had her evening cuddle, purring in my ear, as has Pirate. Both hung around for more fusses under the chin and around the ears. Merlin is nowhere to be seen as he is on the bed with OH. OH goes to bed early and Merlin goes with him, makes it interesting to say the least when I try to get in and contort myself between him and Bob. Can't disturb the cats y'know. :evillaugh:

My WFC's are a constant joy and I can't thank you enough Sheila.

I am so pleased that you and your trusty band are helping so many other people find their Furrever Friends. :hug: :hug: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on January 16, 2018, 13:44:10 PM
I’ve used the RC Calm Sue, I didn’t use that much on Lucy so I didn’t think there was a difference till we had to stop it 2 months later with her kidney diagnosis. My friend had it recommended by the behaviourist for her cat who was toileting inappropriately.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on January 20, 2018, 08:48:14 AM

I've started using the RC Calm on Groucho Bob and Dinah to try and settle things down. Things do seem a bit more settled.  I've asked Lyn if she can add to WFC Amazon wishlist to help settle any "Wolverine" furries that come along in future.  He was quite challenging so very much hope the adoption centre found him a slave who can cope well. 

Would be great to get the 15% discount currently available for first time customers of Fetch though using "Welcome15" code at checkout.

In any event let me introduce you to Paulie.  Circa 8 weeks old, currently weighs .8 of a kilo and found in a dumpster on a local tip.  Simply beggars belief  :(

She is now with Sheila.  Very thin with very knotted, extremely long fur.  I suspect it will not be difficult finding her a home although she will require religiously regular grooming.

Sheila ponged a bit of fish following this little girl's rescue  :faint:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on January 20, 2018, 19:06:42 PM
Poor little Paulie - but how lucky she is to have been found by Sheila! Such a stunning little girl, I think you are correct in saying that she won't be long without a forever home.

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 21, 2018, 07:30:31 AM
Gotta say that made me swear vividly.  That someone would do that to such a vulnerable little scrap!  Makes your blood boil.   >:(  She's a little beauty
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: pandorawarlord on January 25, 2018, 11:47:27 AM
glad she is now with Sheila, it seems that after all these years people still do nasty things to pets
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on January 30, 2018, 13:04:50 PM
does anyone know the best way to contact Sheila, a friend of a friend is looking after loosing her cat last week
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on January 30, 2018, 13:41:46 PM
I'll PM you Dawn.  Sympathies to your friend   :hug: 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on January 30, 2018, 18:35:00 PM
info@walthamforest.cats.org.uk 

Off to Wales on Thursday we're bringing 9 cats in as part of my FRET programme, and 4 little ferals going out to new lives in the country. Like little furry evacuees there's Mafalda and her kitten Ford, Timmy and Phoebe all of whom have proved unresponsive even to chikkun, so off to the Valleys it is.
Dawn, my condolences to your friend. I'm sure we can help with the 9 due in this week as none will be reserved until our vet has signed them off.  :cat rub:

Today I got a gold star.  :gold stars: Poorly kitten came in over Christmas, little Clive is a snuggle bum but had really bad diarrhoea we simply couldn't shift. Well today I demanded full bloods despite my vet telling me it was some kind of food intolerance (having ruled out parasites and bacterial infection) but I knew there was more to it. Well damned good job I did as poor little snuggly Clive has Pancreatitis. He's in hospital on a drip. Lets just hope my spider senses picked this up quickly enough.
I personally think Tad is on my shoulder these days acting as guardian angel for these little mites.  :cheer:
His pal Jimmy, therefore, is going up for adoption. He's a super little mini parlour panther but needs to come to you rather than the other way around. Once he's with you he flips on his back for tummy rubs and purrs up a storm but I know he's missing his little cell mate Clive.   :where:

Vibes for little Clive please?  :hug:

Update on Angel or broken leg girl, she's doing really well and the external frame is off. Her pin due to be reduced/removed w/c 24th Feb all being well it's looking good, due to some excellent veterinary care and the doting attention of her WFCP fosterer Jules.  :crossed:

Paulie the Tip kitten found her forever home and we're monitoring the allotment cats we spied down there during our visit, all of which look well but sadly entire.

Paula, I'm delighted the Goring arm of WFCP are all doing so well under your care - thank you for the update and the smiles. xx

Rosella, I know you're otherwise occupied right now but I'd like to thank you for keeping things fresh here for our supporters and cheerleaders.
It's vital our team know what their work means to the outside world, as sometimes we get so bogged down in what we're doing we fail to catch the bouquets when they're thrown.

 :Applause:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on January 31, 2018, 06:23:36 AM
How lovely to hear from you and about the sterling work you and the others are doing.

Clive :care: :care: :care: :blow kiss:

I'll post some pics for you of 'The Lump' aka Merlin and the kittens, who will still be the kittens when they are old and grey. Well Pippa is already grey, but you know what I mean. ;)

My vet had a copy of the magazine with the tribute to Tad in it. They gave it to me. ;D I only met her the once, but she was lovely. :Luv: I am sure that her spirit is with you. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on January 31, 2018, 06:57:14 AM
Just so heartwarming to hear from you Sheila, and catch up on the goings on.  Poor little Clive - mahoosive healing and loving vibes to him from all at Padtowers, with Super-Snoozles thrown in for good measure.  They can be very powerful, yer knaa.   ;) :) :hug: :hug:

So pleased your spider senses were indeed at work.

Delighted Paulie found her Forever Home (who could resist?) and hope that Jimmy (and Clive) too can find theirs before very much longer.   :Luv2: :Luv2:  Oh if only people realised the Power of The Parlour Panthers.

Great news that Angel is coming along nicely, and hoping that Mafalda, Ford, Timmy and Phoebe love their new home and have amazing adventures in Wales.   :) :)

I have no doubt whatsoever that Tad will be at your side throughout all of your endeavours, Sheila.   :hug: :hug:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on January 31, 2018, 20:06:05 PM
Thanks for the update Sheila. Sending lots of good vibes for little Clive  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 01, 2018, 06:42:34 AM
Topping up the Clive Vibes.  C'mon Clive.   ;D ;D :hug: :hug:

Angel too - hey lovely girl, healing vibes for your lively leg.   :cat rub: :catlove2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: pandorawarlord on February 01, 2018, 11:53:07 AM
lots of good vibes for all the kitties and hope the trip to wales goes well
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on February 12, 2018, 20:33:45 PM
lots of good vibes for all the kitties and hope the trip to wales goes well

Having been away, I have only just caught up with the latest news. I echo Pandorawarlord's sentiments.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 25, 2018, 11:40:04 AM
Been having trubble with getting on to Purrs in last few days ........... connection seems to come and go  :-:

Been keen to share a few pics of one of Sheila's very special charges who needs and so very much deserves the very strongest possible Purrs vibes to help get him well pleez  :( :(

Like "rugrat", people have been feeding Abraham in this condition for 3 years.  He was just curled up on the pavement waiting for death. Poor little mite was brought to safety and comfort in Sheila's  emergency pen a few days ago and then off to the vets to go on an emergency drip. He is a neutered male 10+ years, no chip.

Sheila collected him from the vet yesterday.  Among other problems he has very bad diarrhoea but eating for England.  Abe survived the night although his diarrhoea is still going and he'd been sick, so not much of his meds would've gone into his system. He's asleep on Sheila's knee as I type and now wearing his new makeshift sweater (Sheila's old cardigan sleeve).
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 25, 2018, 11:48:20 AM
  Sending super strength vibes and much love for Abraham.  If anyone can help, Sheila and her crew will. 
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on February 25, 2018, 17:23:24 PM
Poor little lad! Sending him lost of love and healing vibes ~~~~
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 25, 2018, 21:15:59 PM

In case anyone was wunderin. ... "Rugrat" is now living very happily with our Sheila  :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on February 26, 2018, 07:55:09 AM
And lukkin gud on it too!   :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on February 26, 2018, 23:31:57 PM
It's a lovely photo of them both, and shows how far Sheila has come with her that 'Rugrat' is happy to be picked up and cuddled. :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 27, 2018, 14:15:40 PM


As always things moving fast at WFC with excellent assistance from CP North London Adoption Centre with the following adoptions:

Jimmy and Clive (yay way to go Clive sweetie  :Luv: :Luv:), Sally and Minnie, Shugs, Milo and Fudge, Susan, Judy, Sandra, Cedric, Bella, Thomas. 

 :gold stars: :clap: :gold stars: :clap: :gold stars:

WFC team have now transferred Ben, Eliza, Bonnie, Blu, Jet and Socks out to the Adoption Centre and moved Florence and Scruffy to their forever home on foster terms, with "only"  :shify: 

Digit, Holly, Elsa, Posey, Big Eddie, Nala, Kitty and of course Abraham still in care  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

I am chasing up an update on Angel who it was hoped would have the pin in her leg reduced or removed this week so ........  :crossed:

Will leave you with another pic of Abe the Babe who is doing so well and waiting for his grub today  :blow kiss: :blow kiss: :blow kiss:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 27, 2018, 14:22:22 PM

............ and I should just confirm that "Rugrat" is of course now Elsa  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: apologies sweetie  :hug: :hug:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on February 27, 2018, 14:51:01 PM
he looks so much better already bless him
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on February 27, 2018, 15:37:46 PM

Absolutely delighted to say that Angel has been signed off this week as her leg has healed purrfectly   :happy dance: :happy dance: :happy dance:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on February 27, 2018, 23:02:49 PM
I wonder if Angel would like to visit the Goring Branch?, just for a recuperative touch of sea air. :naughty: Got to have some convalescence you know.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on February 28, 2018, 23:26:04 PM
So glad to hear that Angel and Abe are doing well  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on March 01, 2018, 08:33:41 AM
That's such good news, Rosella.  Am so glad Angel has recovered well.   :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: sheilarose on March 11, 2018, 11:06:28 AM
Morning all.

Quick update and a wish to all you cat Mummies (and Daddies) out there that your furkids would send you a card today with feelings of ambivalence if they could write.  ;D

Angel is off to her new home with Jules and Mike who kindly fostered her, and now can't let her go (they also adopted Neichi, Bonnie, Clyde, Blakey and Bramble from us  ;D ) and their new life in the Country tomorrow. WFC are helping with the transfer as this wonderful couple have been fabulously supportive and just jolly good folks who restore my faith in human kind. 16 cats will be living alongside their planned goats, chickens, etc. Living the Dream.  :Luv: Angel will be in her element, she's already bonded with one of their resident cats Horlicks during her period of cage rest so is amongst friends in her new adventure.  ;D

We've been so busy, not helped by the fact I slipped and fell in the snow last week and cracked a rib so it's all been a bit more of an effort than usual. I'm just off to get washed having steam cleaned 6 pens this morning, then will be cooking lunch for OH who has gone back to bed (cos he's an honorary cat mummy too, apparently).  :evillaugh:

Take care all, hope you all have lovely days with your furless and furry families alike.  :hug: :hug: :hug:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 13, 2018, 05:15:42 AM

Jules and Mike sound the purrfect couple and wish them well for their new life in the country.  So pleased for Angel.  Things couldn't have worked out better for her  :Luv2:

Stories like hers truly inspire amongst the sadder tales of human lack of concern about their pets. 

Sending Abraham more quick recovery vibes esp for that rear end of his  :hug: :hug: and throwing in a  :cuddle: for our lovely Sheila.  A virtual one only of course due the the rib mrs  :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Misa on March 13, 2018, 17:46:22 PM
HI SHEILA

THIS IS GILL IN DISGUISE GRRRR, SO PLEASED WFC STILL DOING WON
NDERFUL WORK.

SORRY FOR STRANGE WRITING BUT AM ON MY IPAD
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on March 13, 2018, 21:02:48 PM
Sending you lots of gentle  :hug: Sheila!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on March 16, 2018, 10:42:28 AM
Hoping that your rib is feeling a bit easier now Sheila. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on March 16, 2018, 12:42:10 PM
I know just how painful cracked ribs can be Sheila.  The very divvil.  Hope it's not giving you too much gyp.  Adding my thoughts and good rear vibes for Abraham.  Bless his paws.   :hug: :hug:  Delighted Angel has her new home assured.   :Luv:

Sending love to all at WFCP
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 17, 2018, 16:09:39 PM
Hi all.  I've got a bit of time for a short update on some of recent WFC activities. 

They never seem to stop to draw breath and I have to admit I often don't follow exactly which cat is being cared for by who, for how long etc as the turnaround is miraculously frequent.  Heaven only knows what happened to the poor cats in the area before WFC started up  :(

Last Wednesday started well with Smudge being trapped and brought in to care but sadly later that morning it became necessary to say farewell to Valentino  :'( :'( :'(  His poor heart wouldn't stand the anaesthesia; he was too sick and in too much pain; simply unfair ro put him through any more hurt.  Very upsetting for all involved in the struggle to save him  :hug: :hug:

The day continued with better news for Sally's former charge Holly who was given the opportunity to join Liam the laundry cat at stables and to live under the watchful eye of the vet receptionist  ;D  Meanwhile she was safely bedded down in her heated cabin.
 
The day ended with the new fosterer officially taking in her first foster Jasper who she rescued herself  :)

Things continued apace on Thursday.  Preggie mum Kipper, who was trapped by Mark, found herself all snug and cosy at Sally's with her 5 passengers all ready to pop in the next week or two (yes all counted on the ultrasound).

Smudge proved to be in meltdown in care so, to preserve his mental health and the fosterers wellbeing, he was returned to Cazs garden and his furry family.

Eddie went to the vet and then back to foster care with strong antibiotics for his suspected flu.
 
Scruffy Badger finally left hospital after a week on a drip, just strong enough to wolf a sachet of finest fish dinner in two seconds flat  :drool; , happy in his heated bed in foster care.

The stray cross eyed kitten "Noddy" has yet to be claimed but he soon found his appetite. 

Elsa Ragamuffin and "Our Alfie" went to the adoption centre where they will be given the best chance of finding their forever homes.

Abraham spent the evening on Sheila's knee having his ears pulled  :shify:

Friday started well with Mark trapping two of Kipper's three older kittens Barney and Penny.  It's only a matter of time before their ginger brother Bertie is brought into the fold.  Come on Bertie.  Play the game kid  :hug: :hug:

Meanwhile fundraising activities continue so if anyone nearby is free late afternoon on 25th March, you are very welcome.

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 17, 2018, 16:13:42 PM

Anyone up for any pics?  Wot?  Shout up!!!

Oh you say yez pleez?   :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 17, 2018, 16:15:46 PM

......... and little cross eyed Noddy  :Luv2:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on March 17, 2018, 18:48:02 PM
Bless them, and you Rosella for our updates. :hug: :hug: :hug:

I neeeeed a Noddy in my life. :Luv: I am sure that 6 doesn't cost too much more than 5, huh, whaddaya think? ;)


Only joking, sweet though he is. I don't know how you cope with 7 and Liz does with The Clan. The Mob is quite enough for me, and my poor wallet. :naughty:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Liz on March 17, 2018, 19:52:24 PM
6 cost no more than 5 really and they usually eat just the same amount pf food :)

I think Barney needs to come and be a Clan cat :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 27, 2018, 13:49:43 PM
I think we all know that cat rescue has it's ups and downs and am afraid WFC hit a bad patch recently  :( :( :(

Jasper deteriorated further and has been through enough.  RIP sweetheart  :'( :'(

Hench was involved in an RTA and Sheila brought him in last Thursday.  Very sadly things are not looking good atm  :( :( No bladder or renal function since he was brought in and x ray shows further fractures to his pelvis indicating possible nerve damage (altho thankfully negative for FIV and FeLV)  Despite his injuries, Sheila has given the go ahead to remove his leg and everyone now hoping for miracles.  Extra special Purrs vibes please for this poor lad.  Hench is definitely owned as wearing nasty plastic flea collar but owners not yet found.

Milo & Fudge were brought back from adopters due to allergy and Milo's diarrhoea  :(

Trixie was living with another cat in a shelter in a garden.  A kitten was very sadly found dead in the shelter  :'( :'( so Trixie and her remaining two kittens were brought in (well done Mark and hope the finger is recovering OK -  :owwww:).  Second kitten was later found outside the nest and also died  :'( :'(   Trixie then abandoned the remaining kitten (now named Brian) so it was left to Sheila to get him through Sunday night.  Cue the numerous messages from the team offering heat pads, specialist nursing bottles etc.  Thankfully Sheila found a vet nurse yesterday to hand rear this little man so everything crossed for him.  Trixie was spayed yesterday and, apart from swollen uterus, nothing to indicate why she behaved as she did.  Just too young  :( :(  She will be released back to life with her pal in her garden with no worries of future pregnancies.

Onwards and upwards though .......

Sunday was fundraiser day with both Pets at Home and the St Barnabas concert in late afternoon (concert brought is a very  handy £363)  Well done all who took part  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Amongst all the mayhem Rosie (Sheila's adopted 6 month old beautiful dawgie  :blow kiss: :blow kiss:) arrived safely from Greece.  Quiet, placid temperament but she found her bark finally last night due to the excitement of the arrival of the first of Kipper's kittens.   Worryingly the first one out of the nest already (little dark tortie with white patches on her tummy). Hopefully just a matter of birthing starting out of the banana box.  Baby has very good lungs though  :) :)  Expecting another 4 kittens to emerge yet ........
 
As always, Mark seems to be everywhere at once.  I really think we should all club together and get him a superman outfit  :innocent:

Looks like Emma will not have Queenie and her incredibly beautiful 6 kittens for much longer altho WF4C could really do with volunteers to help with home checking.  One of Emma's pals also interested in adopting momma Queenie herself  :wow:

Little cross eyed, Noddy, Lola, Rizla and Tigger are off to the adoption centre today  :wow: :wow:

Thank heavens that a new fosterer with shed loads of experience is joining from NLAC and another two fosterers recently passed checks which will be  a great help leaving Sheila time to get on with other things, even to have a break ..... who knows  :-:

Finally Barney has been reserved by the fabulous woman who does long distance rescue runs across the UK and will move to his fabulous new home in the country after he has been "reconditioned" by the fabulous Linda in Wales. 

A few pics to put faces to the names
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on March 27, 2018, 20:36:08 PM
Thanks for the update Rosella, Sheila's life must be rewarding and heart-breaking in equal measures!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on March 28, 2018, 20:48:15 PM
Thanks for the update Rosella  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on March 29, 2018, 05:55:10 AM
Sheila and Mark are doing a wonderful job, helped immensely by all the volunteers. :gold stars:

Glad that Brian has found a nice place to stay warm :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on March 29, 2018, 07:23:23 AM
A sad time of things for Sheila right now.  Am rooting for Brian, hoping that Milo's trots can be brought under control, and that Hench is fighting his corner, bless their paws.

Hoping Fudge and Milo can be re-homed together once everything has ben sorted.

And a big welcome to Rosie.   :welcome:  Very exciting development that.

Also hoping that Kipper's kittens are doing well.  Big hugs to all at WFCP, hooman and furries.  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 30, 2018, 14:14:50 PM

With usual apologies for anything I've misunderstood and mixed up as so difficult to keep up with who is bunking with who  :Crazy:

Am stunned and delighted to report that Hench has had his leg amputated and regained bowel and bladder function so is off to stay in Pam's facility to enjoy cage rest along with another amputee on the way to her from elsewhere.  Really didn't look good for Hench but  :cuddle:

Mark's finger became infected from the bite that Trixie gave him but despite having to go to hospital he has just carried on ....... nothing slows that man down  :-:  Hope it heals quickly Mark  :hug:

And so to Kipper which brings some sad news but very positive overall. Her first born Beyonce with the poorly back feet who was abandoned by mom is still alive.  Kipper pushed another two out the same evening.  One white (Blanco also with bruised hind feet) and one large ginger (Nino).  Both also abandoned by mom.  Kipper was brought to vet for a Caesarian section the following day and seems still had 3 more kittens inside.  One sadly died in utero and one little white boy did not survive the night.  The last little white boy is now with Ruth.

Whilst at the vet Kipper coughed up a lump of infection from her lung so intended TNR will not be appropriate.

As Mark put it, what on earth would have happened if Kipper had been left outside.  Very likely would have died as well as all 6 kittens instead of her surviving with four of them  :hug: :hug:

Anyone wants any pics?
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 30, 2018, 14:17:08 PM

and a couple more of Snowy and her babies.  Thankfully the fifth little black fella is doing OK following a very worrying start.  Sally gave it a nudge and seems that's all it needed  :Luv2: :Luv2:

There is another little ginger somewhere  :shify:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on March 30, 2018, 20:20:39 PM

and to finish off I've badgered poor Sheila for a pic of the main darling momma Kipper.  Such a stunner  :blow kiss: :blow kiss: :blow kiss:

Sadly she's not well atm but she's at least attempted her dinner this evening.  Her daughter Penny from previous litter is the image of her.  Kipper will be reunited with Penny very soon and rehomed together by Linda in Wales





and yes I do see the colour resemblance with our darling angel Boris  :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on March 31, 2018, 06:27:46 AM
Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.

So glad that Hench was bruised rather than permanent spinal damage. :blow kiss:

I am filled with admiration for all at WFCP, I don't think I could do what they do. I would just end up a blubbering wreck.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on March 31, 2018, 08:21:34 AM
Me too Paula!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on March 31, 2018, 10:50:19 AM
That's terrific news about Hench - so very glad at this turnaround on fortunes for him.  Sending lots of positive vibes his way.

And as for Kipper and her babies - they are just scrumptious - especially the little white baby who reminds me of a Baby Yoda.  In the best possible of ways.   :Luv: :Luv:  I shudder to think what she's  been thruogh, and am very glad the outcome wasn't as bad as it might otherwise have been.

All of these lives, so precious.  Mark, am sorry to hear about your thumb, and hope it begins to recover quickly.    :hug: :hug:

Kipper is very similar colouring-wise to Boris, bless his beautiful soul ....   xxx



Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on April 01, 2018, 08:14:38 AM

Kipper and Penny (her daughter from a previous litter) reunited for Easter Sunday  :blow kiss: :blow kiss:

Am sure they will look happier before too long  ;) .......... bin a lot goin' on
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 01, 2018, 10:19:20 AM
 :wow:  Penny is a chip off the old block, in't she?  Two beautiful cats.   :Luv2: :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on April 02, 2018, 20:10:41 PM
Thanks for another update Rosella and the piccies  :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on April 05, 2018, 07:03:30 AM
Makes you want to :car: to Waltham Forest these photos, doesn't it.

The sheer amount of hard work these guys do is incredible. I hope that Daves :naughty: hand is healing well now. :hug: :hug: :hug: :Luv:


Sorry Mark. :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on April 05, 2018, 11:04:09 AM

Snowy and her 5 babies who are soon to be named  :Luv2: and baby Nino who opened her eyes for first time this morning  :Luv:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 05, 2018, 11:47:41 AM
 :wow: :wow: :wow:  Cheers Rosella, was just thinking about these little beauties this morning.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Dawn F on April 05, 2018, 12:40:23 PM
how adorable  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on April 05, 2018, 19:39:53 PM
 :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on April 05, 2018, 20:25:49 PM
They are beautiful beyond words!  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on April 07, 2018, 16:00:22 PM

Not exactly an enormous surprise to hear that Abraham is now indoors with Sheila and disgracing the spare room  :innocent: Love ya Sheila  :hug: :hug: 

Last Thursday saw 6 semi feral cats happily evacuated to the Welsh valleys and 5 back to WFC for rehoming. That's 11 cats helped directly and 6 more able to take their places, so 17 helped in total. Mark and Sheila endure these long gruelling days because they make a significant difference to so many cats in one hit. It's painful but it works brilliantly. The new 5 cats were shared with the foster army on Friday  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Other recent activity includes .....

Bod & Jemimi left for their new home. 

Bungle and Zippy also waved off to their respective homes.

Camo the kitten is receiving the WFC "be a nice kitty" treatment  :shify:  She is a feisty, super playful ankle grabber and very independent. Walks around with her chest puffed out  :disco: but also loves cuddles.
She has an umbilical hernia to be sorted out when she is spayed. This may be part of reason she isn't hugely keen on being picked up atm.

The hunt is on for a home for Sooty  :wow:

and it looks like Nala may not be going anywhere after all ....... another failed fostering situation brewing up if she can settle with other permanent residents

Quidlet sadly comes back today from her second lots of adopters as she just hides away  :(  Some magic wand action required (properly socialising before its too late) from new WFC fosterers.  Purrfectly OK with other cats and friendly with people when she overcomes her shyness so fingers crossed she can gain some confidence soon.  Following is a pic of when she were a little more wee but a real heartbreaker 
:catluv:

Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on April 07, 2018, 20:28:49 PM
Your last paragraph makes me a bit cross Rosella  >:( Returned because she was hiding  >:( All she needs is a bit of time and patience. She's a stunner too  :Luv: :Luv:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on April 07, 2018, 20:53:57 PM
I really would offer Quidlet a furrever home, endless patience have I, channeling my inner Yoda, ;) but as I have three new, temporary, arrivals at the end of the moth, not ideal for a nervy cat. :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on April 09, 2018, 20:34:59 PM
Good job we didn't return Sky for 'hiding away'! The RSPCA told us she was 'shy', not 'terrified'  :( Poor little Quidlet  :'(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on April 09, 2018, 21:29:14 PM

Seems Quidlet returned from last adopter as didn't get on with other cat.  Have seen a video of her with new fosterer and she adores fuss and it seems tummy tickles so looks like last home just wasn't to her liking.  She really is the most gorgeous little lady  :Luv: :Luv:


Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on April 10, 2018, 08:06:21 AM
So pleased about Quidlet.  She's beautiful.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on April 10, 2018, 20:53:37 PM
Ah, that's good news Rosella  :) :)
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 02, 2018, 15:33:25 PM


Sorry folks  :-[  as always, purrsonal life has interfered with me posting updates. 

I thought this time I would give you a flavour of what I'm up against trying to keep track of WFC activity which is just so very full on ......... day in day out.  This is just snippets from the past three weeks.  I have to say I am just in awe of the dedication shown by this group of fabulous people and simply do not understand how on earth Sheila keeps track of everyone  :Crazy: :Crazy: :Crazy: 

11 April Waitrose Community Fundraiser cheque for £500  :happy dance:

12 April Nancy has a spay scar! Yaay no cutting for her  :wow: Mindy all sorted and ready for RSPCA Chelmsford. Buttercup in for exploratory spay, chip and vaccine then she can go with P's 3 to CP Adoption Centre .

Poor Mark had a major gas leak going to cost major ££££  :scared: :scared: Looks like all floor boards got to come up to find it!!!

Quidlet is with new mummy and daddy hopefully settling in.

13 April Pregnant & tame Daphne taken in.  Feeder agrees to adopt her in due course.  Also able to trap a young mum whose last remaining kitten sadly found dead  :'( :'(  but did get mom off the street.  Happily local care home agree to take her and her 3 young siblings on so ........ Esme, Papa, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot assured of a far better life  :) :)

14 April Trap set for the final of 4 kittens to be rehomed as prison cats

15 April Whilst most of the world lies in bed, Mark traps another 3 cats by 8.40am!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Two cats collected due to elderly owner having a stroke.  However .........very sad end to the day having lost little Blanco (one of Kipper's babies)  RIP baby  :'( :'(
 
19 April Hence, the amputee, leaves for his convalescence whilst his pelvis repairs. Later told he has settled brilliantly  :) :)

Another four taken in.  Little Creole was wearing a horrid blue flea collar and her three "shitty spitty"  :-: 5 week old kittens Maui, Molokai and Hilo are now safe in Sheila's lovely garden pen  :Luv2:

20 April Advert spotted from someone who "needs the kitten gone as off on holiday for 2 weeks so no one to care for him" ........ nice  >:( >:(

New boy Eric to go to P for continued cage rest (fractured pelvis) but he's in Sheila's little crate for tonight and can go tomorrow afternoon. Charles and Dianna have both managed to solidify their poops so should be ready for the adoption centre on Monday.  Babies (Blanco's siblings) Beyoncé and Niño are hanging in there, giving fosterers premature grey hairs but at 3.5 weeks are now up and mobile, listening and responding. (Nino breathing normally again by last Friday  ... phew)

Rio and her baby Little Rio are all done ready for the adoption centre.  Camo has been signed off after her hernia and early spay so she's good to go when she's stopped fiddling with her stitches. Mister Pusskins now at the adoption centre and is sticking by Nancy in ISO who is fighting suspected FIP. A mixed week, some wonderful stuff  :wow: :wow: and some utter heartbreakers  :( :(

24 April Black male Macho, b&w female "Letice" Further black male "Greebo" and pregnant female "Wendy" also captured. Two or three more still out there  :scared:

25 April 9am Little "Wednesday" brought in ....... a little sneezy but cleared up a few days later  :)

27 April  6 cats left behind after owner moved into care and new owner will not allow access to the house or grounds  >:( One supposed pregnant. Disaster waiting to happen. Permission from next door to trap out their back yard.

Saturday 28 April Three cats now at RSPCA adoption centre for processing.  Seymour gone over to a fosterer who has a furnished cabin. Never seen a cat change so fast from grumpy unsociable to happy cuddlebum  :Luv2: :Luv2:

Sunday Trying to trap mom and 3 weaned kittens but only able to get mom

Monday Tracker installed on the mom and released.  :crossed:

Tuesday Mark's darling cat Jessie taken seriously ill last night and had to pts today.  So incredibly sad and unexpected  :'( :'(  So easy to forget that this wonderful bunch of people have their own lives and much loved ones too.  Heartbreaking  :( :(

Today Another busy day ahead. Injured tom cat safely delivered to vet and a mum cat plus kittens coming in.  Off to one of the wonderful fosterers for the night.

Owner of property where mum (with Lokater device) and 3 kittens are hiding has called to say WFC can have his keys to get in  ;D 

Sheila has smashed the screen on the "Cat Phone" a short time ago which I assume is the official CP mobile communication phone ....... I daren't ask if she did it on purrposs to get some rest  :shify: :shify:

As I type she is trying to find the mum cat with the tracker fitted but no luck at present  :(  Called for help and Musketeer Mark on his way ...... following Jessie's private cremation.  The man is a saint  :Luv2: :Luv2:

I'll leave you with pics as always of the furries helped by this wonderful team  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: and also a delishuss cake baked for one of the vets  :scared: :sick: :sick: :sick: :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 02, 2018, 15:37:39 PM
pics  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 02, 2018, 15:38:17 PM
pics  :Luv2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 02, 2018, 15:40:44 PM
 ........ and I sincerely hope our fabulous Mark doesn't mind but Jessie was such a very beautiful girl  :( :( :(

RIP sweet girl.  Much loved and sorely missed by your dad  :blow kiss:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Rosella moggy on May 02, 2018, 15:46:39 PM
HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sheila has found mum's 3 kittens in the top deck in the roof space! All 3 spotted and around 7 weeks old   :wow: :wow: :wow:

and mum  :wow: :wow: :wow:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Tigerlily (Allison) on May 02, 2018, 20:39:50 PM
Thank you for the updates Rosella.  :hug: :hug:

Not sure I fancy the cat litter cake  :evillaugh: :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on May 03, 2018, 10:07:42 AM
Thank you for the update Rosella.

Sending much love to Mark  :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 03, 2018, 10:31:20 AM



What a roller-coaster journey. 

Feel so sad for Mark, and so admiring of his ability to get on with things amidst all of the bad news. 

Love the piccies.  What gorgeous babies.  So pleased the trapping was a success.   ;D ;D

Think I'll pass on the cat litter cake, too.   :evillaugh: :sick:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 11, 2018, 07:09:17 AM
Sending lots of Happy Friday vibes to all at Waltham Forest CP, and hoping all those currently in your care are managing to hold their own, or are putting best feet forwards towards finding their new forever families.   :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 20, 2018, 18:55:40 PM
Sheila, it was brought home to me today how unfair people are to cats who look a bit different. The  :censored: wotsit across the road saw Pip for the first time and asked if she was mine, exclaimed over how pretty she and Bob are, they love Emo too, she went onto say how horrible and ugly 'the one with one ear' was. I honestly didn't think when you said he'd be hard to rehome how shallow people are. He is the sweetest little-ish cuddlebum kitten cat. She loathes him with a passion because he looks a bit different, I think she is an ugly person inside and out, but I do try and overlook her flaws. At least Pi has a beautiful sunny nature. I think he is a hansum boy as well. ;) Evil witch!!! :mad2:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 20, 2018, 20:45:38 PM
Evil witch indeed!  >:(


Our son was 7 when Chivvy had his accident. He didn't look too pretty when he came home from 'hospital' - he had a large wound where his leg had been amputated, his broken jaw was crooked and he drooled a lot. Son said that he had been a bit afraid of Chivvy at first, because he looked different. Then he realised, it was still the same old Chivvy. Of course, we then had a conversation about how that can also be applied to people who look different. If a 7 year old can 'get it' how can an adult be so blinkered?!
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Gill (sneakiefeline) on July 20, 2018, 20:59:00 PM
THAT IS SICK PAULA AND ONE EAR I AM SURE HE LOOKS CUTE

ITS HIS NATURE AND HOW HE ACTS THAT ARE IMPORTANT AS YOU KNOW, LETS SEE A PIC OF HIM  ;D
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Desley (booktigger) on July 21, 2018, 18:19:37 PM
I fostered a cat once who had had an eye injury so had a funny eye and one of the volunteers was quite off about him, saying he was ugly and wouldn't find a home - I thought it made him look endearing! Mind you, she also told me I was wrong for having Pebbles' leg amputated, saying I should have PTS instead! Needless to say we didn't speak much after that.
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Lyn (Slugsta) on July 21, 2018, 21:26:04 PM
I fostered a cat once who had had an eye injury so had a funny eye and one of the volunteers was quite off about him, saying he was ugly and wouldn't find a home - I thought it made him look endearing! Mind you, she also told me I was wrong for having Pebbles' leg amputated, saying I should have PTS instead! Needless to say we didn't speak much after that.

I'm not surprised!   >:(
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 24, 2018, 01:30:41 AM
One of Pi Rats eye orbits is too small so the third eyelid is permanently across his eye by about a quarter so he is partially sighted as well, he is my Baby Boy and I love him. He is such a sweetie. :Luv: I can't believe that some people judge animals or other people purely on looks. :censored: Long may he carp: :naughty: :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Waltham Forest Cats (London UK)
Post by: Sue P (Paddysmum) on July 24, 2018, 07:00:32 AM


Sadly, I've found that people all too often judge people by their looks , and will judge animals in the same way.    It's their loss.  There is a comment which will always stick in my mind, which goes:

"You all laugh at me because I'm different, but I laugh at you because you're all the same."   

Personally, I hope Pi doesn't use their garden as a loo, as this will probably exacerbate their feelings of revulsion and hatred.  Instead, I hope Pi launches into a charm offensive, and opens their hearts to what's possible when you look with more than just your eyes.

Sheila, I know things are way too hectic for you these days (but in a satisfyingly good way, compared to the old 9 to 5). 

Nontheless, I hope each day is proving to be deeply rewarding, and that the house is becoming "home" in every way possible.   :hug: :hug:  Thinking of you and all the WFC crew. 




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Post by: Judecat (Paula) on July 25, 2018, 09:57:38 AM
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Sheila, I know things are way too hectic for you these days (but in a satisfyingly good way, compared to the old 9 to 5). 

Nontheless, I hope each day is proving to be deeply rewarding, and that the house is becoming "home" in every way possible.   :hug: :hug:  Thinking of you and all the WFC crew. 

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I echo Sues best wishes Sheila.