Dear Em, I actually live in the hills above Kinopiastes (about 10 mins from Benitses). If you really mean it, could you possibly bring some Bob Martin cat Spot on (for fleas and ticks) for cats and kittens from 12 weeks old? I only have some Frontline here which is for much bigger cats and she is absolutely tiny. I shall, of course, reimburse you and thank you so much for your kind offer.
I'll pm you with my landline number. best wishes Lavinia
Message posted by Kingtonks on 14 July 2009 at 8:29pm - IP Logged
Thank you so much Em on Luna's behalf - she just so sweet and feisty but I am afraid my faithful (16 year old)tom, Perseus, has now got fed up and has disappeared (even though I have been making a great fuss of him).........why is everything so difficult? Lavinia
Message posted by matsui on 14 July 2009 at 10:42pm - IP Logged
Congratulations on your new arrival,I am sure Luna will bring you lots of joy and happiness
As for Perseus,I am also sure he will be fine in a few days. His pride has taken a dent because of the new arrival,even though you have made a lot of extra fuss of him!! Cats are very superior creatures and probably he feels his nose has been put out of joint! But there is a pecking order with cats and I am sure he will be No 1 again shortly!
When I had Millie my collie pup,Cuddles my cat who was 16 at the time took great umbrage at having this puppy share her home! She ignored me for over a week and hid wherever she could! Now 18months later Cuddles rules the roost and it is Millie hiding from her!!
You are so kind to give this little one a chance of life and I am sure that Perseus will come around soon.
Please let us know how they are getting on!!
p.s. Cuddles has seen 5 dogs and 7 cats come to share her home in the last 18 years and she has always been fine,after a week or so of sulking
Message posted by Lavinia on 14 July 2009 at 10:52pm - IP Logged
Sue, Percy (Perseus) has slunk back in but is sitting with his back to me! The problem is that he was second cat for about 15 years until Easter - so he has only had two or three months as "top cat". However, I am very proud of him as he is at least four times bigger than Luna and has shown her no aggression whatsoever. Poor little Luna is still quite sickly so I have to protect her. I think Percy understands as he was rescued himself from a black plastic bag on a rubbish tip in Bath.
Message posted by Kingtonks on 14 July 2009 at 11:39pm - IP Logged
You may have seen on other posts, or in my gallery that we are currently owned by 11 cat's ranging from 10 and a half to 7 months. Alas at easter we lost our old Burmese. Our rabble have to get used to comings and goings as we breed Maine Coons and so the older ones get to see young kittens grow and leave him.
Some take longer than others, Saffie our oldest loves them and will happily "babysit" kittens along with Simba as soon as they can get in with them. Flur (just over a year) sulks at them for the first few days of them venturing downstairs, but soon gets over it.
As long as Perseus will be fine as long as he still gets lots of attention, like you are showing him.
I'll keep you posted re the Bob Martin and let you know when I pick it up. Looking forward to meeting you in a couple of weeks
Lavinina, good for you taking in Luna (and once upon a time Perseus). I wish you all many happy years together.
Angela, you do outstanding work! It must be hard on you psychologically to be so close to the needy little ones. No matter how much you do, there are always more worthy candidates for help! But thanks to your efforts and those of others who care, including several of my husband's Corfiot relatives, things are much better than they used to be for the strays.
As someone who visits Corfu from too far away to realistically take an animal home, I very much appreciate what you folks resident there do on a day-to-day basis, and wanted to take this opportunity to say so.
Message posted by Kingtonks on 18 July 2009 at 8:15pm - IP Logged
I am nearly in tears reading these posts, if I ever win the lottery I would move to Corfu and open a cat sanctuary as I too am a cat lover and couldn't bear to turn any cat away, well done to you for saving that little kittens life.
Message posted by Kingtonks on 18 July 2009 at 9:36pm - IP Logged
When Warren and I eventually move to Corfu with our rabble they will continue being house cats with a secure outdoor run/ balcony but we also plan to take a couple of dogs. But also we plan to have space for an outdoor room which will be dedicated to outdoor rescues. Just wish we could find a way sooner rather than our plan.
We have some wonderful Greek friends and much to Katterina's Dad's understanding, she now has 6 of her own cat's. They have come from the two they rescued. Plan to talk her into the benefits of neutering this year. Hope she sees the logic. I'll explain about our girl who pyo'd and hopefully that will do the trick
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