2022 in review at Specialcats

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2022 started slowly, ducking gales and having to bath a cat! that’s a rare unloved act for a feline but others followed! Winter de-shedding work recommenced and was my main income till April. Regular boarders started to return, older but no wiser. I sacked the gardener, preferring to maintain the land my way not rely on others who don’t respect … Read More

Post-Covid bookings

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Looks like restrictions will soon relax. Already we have some cats staying and holiday companies are busy rescheduling vacations so we expect to be busy again soon. This is welcome of course but like all businesses we have to run to amended protocols. Here’s a guide: Arrival and departures must be to pre=arranged times. We need to avoid too many … Read More

Good to be busy again

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Rosie and Oscar from Specialcats of Ayr

Its the October holidays and the cattery is full. I can’t tell you how wonderful that is. Bookings are beginning to come in for Christmas and next year too. Specialcats is back in business! The new kitchen nears completion- just needs the plumbing completed. I’m managing the cattery work fine with rest times and assistance from Shala. New cats have … Read More

Relicensed to thrill!

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ginger cat Angus plays with a ball at Specialcats

Yesterday we had our annual inspection by Environmental health for our boarding license. I’m happy to say all went smoothly, the new kitchen was admired and as there are no changes the license will be renewed. The inspector was somewhat surprised to see me looking so well as he had heard how unwell I was with the stroke. That was … Read More

Recovery blog

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Theres been some interest in my illness and recovery which is sweet so i thought i would infill a little more. On 18/3 I had a stroke which was caused by a blood clot lodged in a vessel in my cerebellum. My blood pressure had been rising and I had seen the doctor before this time and received tablets to … Read More

Holiday space

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Rosie’s settled back at home now and coping with work- Its been strange being faced with an empty cattery but Jaime had refunded everyone up till October in case i didn’t get home from hospital quickly enough or I couldn’t work. After all, after a stroke there can be balance, brain and weakness issues.Thanks to all the healing help from … Read More

coming home

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Good news: At last! my bloods satisfy the criteria for safe return and i am being released from hospital care this weekend. I am still in recovery (remind me, Im not a good patient) so will be taking things easy at first. Once I am settled back into self-care (I haven’t done that since March) I will be looking to … Read More

latest re hospitals etc

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Hi Im finally well enough to update the website. As many will know from our facebook pages, Rosie(I) had a severe stroke in March, as some put it ‘out of the blue’ but really it was not, my heart had been under strain for some time and high blood pressure led to me going ‘pop’ and a blood clot lodging … Read More

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

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  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