Saturday, 2 January 2016

A Cat Investigates


Percy investigates the shopping and discovers a chicken. 
You can't turn your back for a minute without this ex-stray cat raiding bags or stealing food. 


This is how Percy looked when he'd come visiting as a stray over six six years ago.

One day we took him in after three days of continuous rain. He was soaked through to the skin and exhausted. We made a room up for him with a cosy bed, food and a litter tray and he slept for over twelve hours....something he's very fond of.


Nowadays Percy prefers sunshine and sleeping to roaming.

 
Sometimes you might find him awake with his pals in the garden.


Just like CT of Countryside Tales our new year has started with a trip to the vets as Harry has an ear infection. He's not too bothered and the vet was very good with him as he is still nervous when being handled by strangers.


The ear drops will be administered in the bathroom as anyone with a dog will know they shake their heads straight afterwards. The oily ear drops fly around the room at high speed and stain freshly painted walls flinging with them any debris from the ears...yuk!

I wonder how many vet trips we will make this year

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2016
Until next time
SeagullSuzie

30 comments:

  1. Adore Percy. He really lucked out when he found your home.
    As I have said before his wonderful white with a black tail is so charming.
    I can't believe he didn't knock the tiny blue bird over.
    Ear infections are the worst for such a gud dug.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. Percy sure is unusual and as an ex stray he loves food, warmth and being dry. He always comes back from the vet smelling of perfume-he's very cuddly.

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  2. I hope not too many vet trips and that your animals stay healthy. What a wonderful home you have given to Percy and Harry too - hope the ear infection clears soon. Best wishes for 2016:)

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    1. Many thanks Rosie, Percy loves his home and settled in really quickly when we started to take care of him. Harry is doing well but just has two greasy spaniel ears.

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  3. Percy must be so quick finding the chicken so fast! I love his black tail it's so unusual! He found such a good home six years ago! I'm sorry that Harry has had an ear infection I hope the ear drops are working. Wishing you a healthier and happier 2016. Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah. Percy is extremely quick when it comes to stealing food and never misses a trick. Harry is less itchy and scratchy now as the drops seem to be working, but it's a bit of a wrestle to get them in.

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  4. One of our cats, whom is sadly no longer with us, came to us as a stray and Percy sounds very similar to her as regards his favourite past times, though isn't that true for all cats!

    My eldest sister has just bought a puppy, a beautiful red Labrador called Rosie, and that of course has meant a few vet visits for us as well. I sincerely hope that Harry's ear infection clears up quickly :-)

    Kindest regards and Happy New Year :-)

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    1. Thank you David, we will never be rich whilst we have all these pets and the vet costs are so high here in Torbay, more so that up in North Yorkshire.

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  5. Folks' much missed cat was a rescue! My sister bought mum a hamleys toy cheetah for company at night!

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    1. Sometimes I wake up in the night with a cat on each side. Percy certainly likes to keep warm.

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  6. My son's cat is exactly the same, you cannot leave the room without him jumping up on the kitchen counters to see if anything has been left for him to eat. They try to give him a regimented diet as per the Vet but he keeps putting on weight, and it now appears that he does the same thing in several other kitchens in the neighbourhood.
    Percy and Harry are both lovely annimals, hope the Vet doesn't see you too often in 2016.
    Happiness and good health to you all in 2016 including the annimals.

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    1. Many thanks Rosemary. Percy did put on a lot of weight but we put him on a diet and he lost over 1.5kg thankfully. He would roam a lot until we had him neutered.

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  7. I hope that you don't have to many any more v.e.t. trips this year other than vaccinations! That would be good all round wouldn't it! Happy New Year! xx

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    1. Let's hope so Amy, Harry is insured, mainly due to the risk of him being in accidents as he's so young and lively, so it doesn't really help with the little things like ear infections.

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  8. What unusual colouring Percy has - pure white with a black tail! I bet he is glad you took him in. All ours here are strays, or children of strays . . . we're down to 6 now and one of those is very elderly.

    I hope that Harry's ear is better soon.

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    1. Many thanks, six cats-oh my word...do you have any room on the bed at night or are they outdoor cats? Harry seems to be doing well although he has two greasy ears.

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  9. Two of our cats are "strays who stayed". The tabby boy cannot resist bread and steals it whenever we drop our guard.

    Happy New Year ( and not too many vet visits) for 2016!

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    1. Percy seems to be interested in just about anything, I'm sure strays are a lot less fussy too. We make sure he doesn't steal the other cats food.

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  10. Ah yes, the soggy spaniel ear. You'd think with the slippers that cover this canal that this wouldn't happen but oh no! Everywhere!! I hope that Harry's ear infection clears soon and Percy is one very lucky cat! Have a wonderful and vet free 2016 xx

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    1. Thank you Chel, yes two lovely greasy ears now and the bathroom is fairing up quite well.

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  11. Percy looks a lovely cat, and has found a wonderful home. He looks like my sons cat, but she has grey ears too.
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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    1. White cats seem to have a lot more fur and he sheds it everywhere!

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  12. Hope you don't have too many vet trips this year Suzie and that Harry's ear infection clears up soon.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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    1. Many thanks though I'm sure the vet is going to make a fair bit out of us this year just like every year.

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  13. Cats have very independent attitude towards life whereas dogs make themselves become a close friend of the family, that is my experience.

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    1. Percy is aloof, but Griffin the grey fluffy cat is like having a dog, he's so lovely to own and so engaging.

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  14. He's beautiful and so unusual with his black tail. I'm so glad Harry was good with the vets- just shows how much you've already done for him. I thought of you today- I was looking up wet eczema for Ted and came across a reference to ear infections sometimes being caused by diet. Thought I'd mention it, just in case it repeats itself. X

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    1. Thanks CT, yes I've just bough some new hypoallergenic/sensitive skin food and am changing him over as I read it can cause ear problems.

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  15. I enjoyed these photos. Sweet four-legged family members and pals. Thanks for visiting while I was away. I am having fun catching up. Happy New Year :)

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    1. Many thanks Denise. Have fun with your new blog.

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