Some cats who've stayed with us ...
Roddy was living rough in Bristol when he was befriended by some girls at Uni. They fed and looked after Roddy until they graduated but what then? They didn't want this gentle tabby to go back on the streets. So, what do you do when you're moving out? You call your parents! Roddy happily transitioned to country living and is loved just as much as any cat can be!
Jemima resided in Brussels for many years and recently retired to Keinton Mandeville. She used to be a great tree climber, quite the sports cat, but now prefers a cosy bed and something tasty at teatime. (Well, she is in her late teens and has earned the right to rest on her laurels.) Jemima is a great favourite at Cat Camp when she toddles up for a cuddle, letting us stroke her silky long fur and blinking at us with affection!
Here's EdnaCat of Glastonbury, a very beautiful cat person brimming with empathy. We called her our Cat Camp priestess as she seemed to channel Bast and intuitively knew if we needed more of her special love. EdnaCat was moving to The Netherlands with her family but, soon before, she was involved in an accident and passed over the Rainbow Bridge. She has never left Avalon and, much loved and missed, she is here for us now if we just think of her - soft and kind and purry.
Frey-Frey's human was driving from Galhampton to Castle Cary last year and heard faint mewing.She stopped and lifted up the bonnet and found a tiny five week old Xanthe kitten sitting in her engine! How she got there remains a mystery but it was serendipity that brought her to Frey-Frey who adored having another kitten to mother. Xanthe's now a big girl and she and Freya are inseparable.
Also on the fluffy front, we have Jack. He must be Norwegian Forest cat crossed with sheep as he has the woolliest, thickest, hard to brush fur we have ever seen. Jack's dad even takes his own hair clippers to Happy Jack in summer for a good shearing!
Caturday's Cat is full of . . . fluff! Cat Campurr Kitty Softpaws is a lush pedigree Maine Coon and black - an unusual colour for the breed. She's fab, she's frisky, she's everywhere at once wanting cuddles and play. As Puss in Boots says in Shrek 2: Kitty? You are not as good as they say. You are better!
This is Michael, Cat Camp's own Mr Purrsonality! Mikey makes for the drawer where catnip toys and plastic bags are kept. But not for the mice! He loves the catnip-scented carriers, rolling in them and shredding them into plastic spaghetti! (And we love to watch him do it!)
Once shy Olly Bengal would hide under his covers but loved tickles. Now at Cat Camp, he's so excited to see us that he spins in his basket to make sure every bit of him gets a spa quality massage. (Lovely Olly can also purr and giggle at the same time!)
Besty's bloke works on the railways and discovered a Chinese couple with a kitten loose on their laps - against 'Elf & Safety, you know! They said their ticket collector could have the tiny Tortie for his own if he agreed to call her Besty. And so, she's been his Besty ever since!