Here at last is the promised update on the nine cats who became homeless last summer when their owner Tricia passed away very suddenly and prematurely. It took some time to find purr-fect homes for these adult cats and we are delighted to report that fabulous homes have now been found for all nine of them.
The first cat to go to a new home was Zoe. She moved in with another feline called Fleur. According to her new human it took a lot of time and patience but eventually Zoe bonded with Fleur and they are now the best of pals. See them here cuddled up together!
The next cat to find a home was Mr No Name. His new humans felt it may be confusing for him to change his name so Mr. No Name he continues to be. He has a lovely home with large garden in the countryside and another feline for company. Here he is in one of his favourite spots, able to watch what is happening outside, and ready to spot a snack in the kitchen! You can read more about Mr No Name here more about Mr No Name
Steve (formerly Buddy) was next to go and Sally joined him a few weeks later. They have both settled into the home of another feline called Figaro. Naturally Steve gets on well with Sally as they lived together in their previous lives. Steve gets on well with Figaro too. Figaro is so far a little wary of Sally but my guess is that they will get along with each other better and better as time goes on. Pictured above are Steve on the arm of the couch and Sally curled up beside him. Another happy outcome. Steve was rehomed very early on and Sally’s early story is here more about Sally
Molly’s new humans fell in love with her as soon as they met her. Molly made herself at home immediately when she moved in with two humans, three dogs and two other cats. Her home is very near Cuddles Cattery so I often meet her. It is fair to say Molly rules the roost in her new home and she commands prime position on the couch! Doesn’t she look content? Here’s Molly’s early story more about Molly
Millie didn’t really like the other eight cats she shared a home with, as she was Tricia’s first cat. She considered herself to be a little above the others and often told them off. She was offered a great home by a lady who didn’t already have a cat. Millie is now very happy and comfortable in her new home. Here she is kneading her favourite sheepskin rug.
Sammy (Sad Eyes) was next to move on. After meeting him when their cat Hunter was on holidays at Cuddles, Hunter’s owners decided to offer him a home. It took a little while for Hunter to accept him but they are getting along with each other better as each week goes by. Here they are sharing the couch. It is clear that Sammy is well settled and happy in his new life. He doesn’t go out much, but prefers to lounge around the house! Isn’t he right? Here is Sammy’s early story more about Sammy
Heidi was the last cat to find a new home. She moved in with older feline called Scamp, whose sister Lily passed away at the time Heidi became homeless. Scamp was very lonely without Lily. As with Hunter, Scamp met Heidi on a holiday at Cuddles and the two cats were introduced to each other here. Scamp is displaying more kitten-like behaviour since Heidi moved in with her. Her new humans are delighted she has joined their family and treasure her. Heidi’s big sister Scamp is now 15 years old and Heidi helped celebrate her birthday in style recently! Here’s Heidi’s earlier story more about Heidi
Finally, there’s Dolly-Doyle. Many of you will know Dolly-Doyle is now a permanent member of our family here at Cuddles. She’s our little angel and although she can be a little monkey at times we are delighted that she has joined our family. Here is Dolly-Doyle looking up to her hero, Ted. Dougal has been known to share a chair with her on several occasions too. Anyone who has visited Cuddles recently will have met her and some have been tempted to steal her from us. She really is adorable. Here is her early story more about Dolly-Doyle
So that’s all nine cats happily rehomed. We are so pleased that we were able to assist these lovely cats. We will always remember Tricia fondly. She was a regular customer of Cuddles and she dearly loved all her cats and devoted much of her life to rescuing and raising funds for needy cats. A total of €380 was raised at Cuddles in memory of Tricia, who had originally given a home to these cats, all of whom had been rescued by her in conjunction with Galway Cat Rescue. After veterinary expenses of €35 we passed the remainder on to Galway Cat Rescue in Tricia’s name.
Thank you to all the customers and friends of Cuddles who made all of this possible.