Saturday, 30 November 2013

Charlie cat's new wrist watch.

Removing the strap from Charlie’s new watch was quite easy, threading Charlie’s collar back through the watch then back across the other side was a little more fiddly but I managed. It was only at this point did it cross my mind that Charlie had never worn a collar! Maybe he would not tolerate it… 
With Mr. Bean ticking beside him I crept up and swiftly placed the collar around his neck, he sat still whilst I adjusted the size to allow the watch to sit close to his ear. Just one shake of his head then back to sleep for Charlie. It seems the collar did not bother him at all.

I removed Mr. Bean and waited…………. Half an hour passed with no grooming or scratching and he was still docile…..It worked.

Dear Charlie spent most of the next two weeks catching up on much needed sleep, just surfacing for food or the call of nature. During this time, Harry cat tentatively approached him with very little reaction, the house was calm and stress free for the first time since Charlies' arrival!

Now that he had his ‘Tick-Tock Collar’ on it did not take long for me to realise how different foods were sending him twitchy too: the tinned food he came with was not good so I tried some organic tinned food – still not good, fish was a huge mistake, he reacted to that immediately. Rice and chicken was good but he was soon throwing the rice back up, this left him with the exciting diet of…..Chicken and more chicken. 
Luckily Charlie will eat anything you put in front of him so he never complained. I added the vitamins and minerals he needed to bring him and especially his skin back to a good condition with a supplement powder in his chicken, but just a quarter of a tea spoon as anymore would send him twitching again.

Things were looking up for Charlie.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Tazz dog, not ready to go

My third visit was meet with a very waggy tail and a short bark hello, before I could enter the hallway Tazz was off in front of me and laying on his bed with anticipation.

Sheila was delighted with his progress as was Richard Allport; Tazz was back to having his walks, though not as far or as fast, and really joining in with family life again. The vet was also pleased and amazed that the growth had not got any larger.

I now see Tazz once a month for a top-up of healing and he continues with the homeopathic remedies. He is no longer on pain relief, is enjoying his extended walks and we are now more than four months down the line with no signs of giving in. His family are very aware he is an old boy now but are pleased to enjoy every day they have together with him.

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Swinging Spirit, the Hungarian circus pony

Each day Spirit and his mate Blacky have a ritual they seem to like; this includes the order of how they go out into their respective fields, having their raincoats on or their summer fly sheets, the order in which they come home, where they stand to have their feet cleaned and how they have their dinner. It was during one of these rituals that Jessica thought she had a new dancing pony on her hands:

As is their way, after Blacky goes back into his stable, Spirit comes home and likes to tease Blacky over his stable door from the yard. They can move from loving kisses to vicious bites between them, each giving as good as they get whilst Jessica cleans Spirits feet and brushes him down.
On this occasion Jessica had left taking Spirit’s ‘little red riding hood’ coat off until last and was pre-occupied bending half way down his body with his grooming. Jessica was content they were behaving quite well with each other so took her eye off them for a moment. Sub consciously she was thinking how agile Spirit was being, he seemed to be moving back and forth with such ease almost like a ballet dancer. As this continued the thought came more to the fore of her mind. Eventually taking much more notice of this unusual movement she began to stand, seeing the wonderfully relaxed face and eyes of Spirit almost in a trance then noticing his sway back and forth like a gentle swing. Looking further up his body she was amazed to see Blacky’s teeth with a firm grip on the top of Spirits red coat; he had lifted Spirits body completely off his feet and was swinging him back and forth by his coat, what is more; Spirit was enjoying it!  Jessica could not believe her eyes, she stood back to see the complete picture for another 30 seconds before Blacky lowered him onto terra-firma as if it was an every day occurrence.

Where is the camera when you need it!

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