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

What do I bring? The perennial question

Rosie MapplebeckSpecialcats News

On the day: what to bring to the cattery (this is available as a printable form on our bookings page too) Your cat, nice and calm in a well secured travel basket. If you use a harness during car travel, it must be a well fitting and on arrival, your cat transferred to a basket for the walk from car … Read More

Updated paperwork

Rosie MapplebeckSpecialcats News

Now I have finally remembered how to get into my own site (never said I was a techy!) I am adding our updated terms and conditions of boarding, together with information about data care. You may have heard about GDPR, if not, its a new set of personal data care requirements all users of personal data must comply with. As … Read More

more blowing of trumpets!

Rosie MapplebeckSpecialcats News

From Harry’s mum Cathy, some new bookings and the sort of feedback that makes our day: “So pleased you can take him as he was the most relaxed I’ve ever seen him on taking him home from a cattery.” We were very glad to meet Harry too Cathy, thank you.

email playing up 28.1.17

Rosie MapplebeckSpecialcats News

I am told there have been glitches with emails this weekend and  info@specialcats.co.uk has bounced. If bookings@specialcats.co.uk is not working either (please let me know if so) emergency email is via rosiestories@ymail.com. Sorry for any inconvenience while I check it out with the server. Rosie And all is well again, yippee!