What’s the news then? Specialcats, 2018 and beyond

Rosie Mapplebeckcattery, Specialcats News

  There’s been a change of personnel here at the cattery as Alan moved out, Brenda and Katie moved on, Strider moved in and Corrie and Poppy went to aged doggy heaven (ahhh!). Nadav came to us on Sundays, initially for her school’s Duke of Edinburgh award and she is staying on as weekend helper. I’m looking for an older … Read More

Winter breather and closure for noisy work

Rosie Mapplebeckcattery, Specialcats News

    Specialcats will have a closed period from 2/2/29-21/3/19 to allow for necessary structural changes to be made. I know this will inconvenience some but its the quietest time of year for bookings. Not the most ideal period to work outdoors in! Life is always about compromise of course. As I train up new staff its been harder to … Read More

2017 into 2018 news round-up

Rosie Mapplebeckcattery, frog, Specialcats News

Specialcats roundup 2017 25 years of service Eeks, another year and its been Specialcats’ 25th anniversary. This kind of landmark figure necessarily leads to review, rebuilding and redesign in many ways. People: Rosie focussed on health recovery, having ‘overdone it’ last year; Alan moved to building and maintenance as Katie took on wider roles then reined in when she found … Read More

Tap water in Ayrshire could kill

Rosie Mapplebeckcattery, Specialcats News

Spring has now sprung,the frogs are breeding well, the ponds are full of spawn. I will be topping the ponds up with rainwater ONLY as Ayrshire tap water is now toxic to amphibians and fish since Scottish Water changed their disinfection processes at less than 2 weeks public notice. 2 Postcards were send out, one to businesses talking about protecting … Read More