Some cats who've stayed with us ...
Late May, just before the Jubilee deluge we’ve had a couple of guys on their first visit to Tiger Barn Cattery, Castle Cary. Archie lives with Adrian and Theresa in Barton St David, nr Keinton Mandeville, Somerset.
He also lives with two labradors, but he’s the best looking I’m sure!
He didn’t want to eat his food from the floor. He wanted his pouches on the kitchen counter. When he’d finished he could keep an eye on whatever anyone else was eating!
This is the second time these gorgeous ladies have stayed at Tiger Barn Cattery, Castle Cary.
The last time there was no light for portraits but this time they were exceedingly lucky.
We had a 5 minute session of light and both kitties posed purrfectly.
Molly & Mittens moved to Shepton Mallet, Somerset from the South East and have settled into a more sedate country life wonderfully well.
Molly is almost 11 now and Mittens is nearly 6, but it's hard to tell who is the younger!
Jack travelled with Colleen from Bruton to Tiger Barn Cattery when he was the most adorable short-haired little grey and white kitten.
Now in 2012, he's now a very confident handsome teenager ... Alpha cat, Head Boy, Super Gymnast, Jack is all of this and more.
Yesterday he climbed into Kevin's Nest while I was talking to Mike outside about his portrait canvas of Solo.
Today he was hanging off any door he thought he was on the wrong side of playing & meowing with delight.
I had to stop cleaning this morning to spend a few minutes swishing the sisal rope toys around while he bounced from place to place in a nitrous fueled jellicle mood.
Mally is one of our farthest travelers to Tiger Barn Cattery. He lives in Chilcompton between Midsomer Norton and Shepton Mallet in Somerset.
He's a very beautiful longhaired sandy coloured male and Liz has never been comfortable to leave him before in a cattery.
Mally really only relates well to his special lady, Liz, who was anxious about leaving him in the cattery.
Aah, lovely girls Poppy and Misty. They've visited us at Tiger Barn Cattery a few times so we can see them changing from the youthful portraits into cats with characters.
They are fantastic kittens from Shepton Mallet, Somerset who are growing up to be very attractive girls. One a perfect ginger, who says you can't have a ginger girl? And the other, perfectly black with a fluffy tail, they just invite you to love them.
Nyala is a Big Bottomed Girls from Babcary between Castle Cary and Somerton and she's larger than life …
She was put on diet food after she'd put on weight to keep her healthy.
Months went by but no visible shrinking was to be seen.
There was still something wrong - The cats' head was not getting smaller, her body was just getting larger!
Shy Smokey travels to our cattery from Stony Stratton, near Evercreech between Castle Cary and Shepton Mallet.
He's well named with layers of dark and light greys in his coat. Smokey is most proud of his glorious bushy tail that swishes enticingly inviting us to admire him and give him a good grooming.
He's very timid when he first arrives at Tiger Barn Cattery, but Smokey settles in fine by the following day.
Once relaxed, really seems to enjoy his holiday especially when we wave the zoom groom at him then he purrs with pleasure.
Tigs or "Da Tigster" comes to Tiger Barn Cattery quite a few times a year from Castle Cary, Somerset so it gives Jeremy a lot of chances to interact.
Born on a farm, Tabby Tiggie is almost domesticated - It's her paws and claws which sometimes have a life of their own!
Chris and Val are certain she's only playing but describe her affectionately as 'slightly feral' ... We're respectful of Tiggie but become better friends with her with every stay.
Tilly was the most adorable kitten we've cared for at Tiger Barn Cattery.
A local girl from Castle Cary, Somerset. She was incredible, agile, pretty and it was almost impossible to tire her out.
She ate slower than she ran around, and she raced several feet off the ground at 30 mph.
Tilly never seemed to get bored of finger chasing or string pouncing, but she occasionally fell asleep exhausted from leaping from one place to another.
Katriona had a special relationship with her, and no mistake.
Freya hails from Galhampton nr Castle Cary, Somerset where she lives with Charlotte and her new sisfur, Xanthe.
Frey-Frey has a perfect temperament, she loves nothing more than lying on the grooming shelf in the sun. She's an Oriental Blue and when she comes in all she wants to know is where the fuss and the food is!