A lot of water has gone under the bridge since last I posted but with so many issues to deal with, plus a small holding to manage, spare time has been at a premium!
Anyway, Jungle was rehomed to a lovely lady up in the Welsh hills, and, last I'd heard, he's settled in very well. So far so good except it didn't quite end there!
Purdy went back to her old self, ie; out hunting voles, screaming for food, and chasing her imaginary friend up and down the stairs, you know the drill.
But Simon (eldest son who is disabled) was missing having a cat about in his annexe and I got offered a beautiful stray female who was in a dilemma so took her in. We decided from the start that this was to be a housecat as another stray had taken up residence in my goat shed (grey/white female - very wild) and I wasn't sure how the newcomer would manage with that damned road that runs alongside our property.
It was quite evident after a month that Amber was missing company of the feline kind and I also had a feeling that she had had kittens. So I found a gorgeous little torty female and the two hit it off from the word go. That was back in late September. Amber has now been speyed and it will be Min's turn soon. However, and here's the rub so to speak, these two are confined to the kitchen, hallway, and a large living room, with ocassional sojourns into the double garage, and it has now become evident that they both need a darn sight more environmental enrichment in their lives. Amber stares longingly out the window and Min can be quite destructive. I have had my 35 year old Weeping Fig damaged, ornaments removed for their safety, curtains scagged, you name it. As the living room is where my son stays for the most part, and what is supposed to be our 'best' room, he and my hubby have started to complain and I see no other way around it but to rehome these two.
I have told Simon that I will NOT be getting any more cats as I can't put up with his continual wingeing. He suffers slightly from COD anyway and was brain damaged after his accident so its not easy having to deal with this on top.
If anyone out there can offer a loving home to these two, bearing in mind that Min (the kitten) has not been outside yet, PLEASE contact me before my own sanity goes out the window!
Both are shorthaired, Amber is ginger and Min is dark tortoiseshell. They will come with an assortment of toys, bedding, cat litter and trays, food, etc, etc. Amber is on medication (eye drops) fro blocked tear ducts but, other than that, both are in perfect feline health.
You must all think I'm a complete dimwit (I probably am
) and I apologise for my waffling but I'm getting near the end of my tether but DO NOT want to see these two end up in a rescue centre. They have to stay together.