Happy owners make us delighted too

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Last week we boarded a new friend called Paddy. His owner Sheila had confided she has been having a little trouble getting close to her friend since her having an operation last year. She wondered if we could address his relationship with humans, see if he could become friends with us again. He certainly was hissy when he came in … Read More

Equinox passed, it’s spring renewal time

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Spring has sprung, birds chant sweetly, piles of sticks, fur and wool I placed for nesting birds are being pulled out for use and the garden is coming to life with bulbs flowering again. I was’t sure how many would have survived the drive and pathworks but the warm light of springtime always brings pleasant surprises. Snowdrops carpet under the … Read More

Spring ahoy – bird watching

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Looking forward to spring nesting, I did the Big Garden Birdwatch count. To be civilised about it, I moved the bird feeders nearer to the roundhouse a week before to accustom the birds to flying near there. Then on Sunday I lit a wee fire in the pit there and sat in comfort with a cuppa, counting, while the birds … Read More

Specialcats News 2015 New paths, new plans

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Bengal

This year we said a goodbye to Jaime as she settled into life in Dundee for good. We have to do the visiting these days. In her place we have Pat, who just happened to need something new to do at the right time. I love synchronicity!  Pat brought her cat Molly-Bolly so we are now a 4 cat household-one … Read More

What’s going on at Specialcats? The barn, the renewing.

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We are hands on people. We like grooming the cats, cleaning and caring. Technology, well …. even so, its so good to share all the new happenings here at Specialcats of Ayr. First good news, is we have a new human resident. Patricia will be helping us in the cattery and she is an expert in TLC and cleaning. She … Read More

Introducing a new kitty to others

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We are officially a four cat family again, since Pat has moved in with 12 year old tortie cat Miss Molly-Bolly. Molly has been slowly introduced to the rest of the gang. She thinks very little of the dogs (they smell!) but is getting along surprisingly well with Jimi Hendrix, while Tiddler pretends she does not exist. As long as … Read More

2014 winter newsletter which nearly escaped view

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Sheila

Specialcats of Ayr the December 2014 newsy thing Change, change and more change, it seems unavoidable. This year we converted to Apple mac computers and Rosie is on a steep learning curve. Online has become the way many bookings now happen, followed by phone. Facebook and Twitter sites must be maintained and reviews come online via Google+. If you have … Read More

where did 2013 go?

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Building work took the focus in the summer as we removed the ancient garage and started work on a replacement. Mud and diggers seemed to be everywhere. The cats didnt seem to care though.

Christmas cattery visitors

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Badger loves kisses

Our cat Badger is delighted to have the 3 grandchildren staying. Seems unlikely? Its because Sheila (AKA Ninjatiddler) is keeping out of their way and he can have all have all his favourite sitting places back. Like the back of the AGA.

Update On Millie The Cat

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Millie the pregnant black and white kitty I mentioned before had 5 kittens last week at CP North Ayrshire. Homes required for all from 7 weeks’ time. She no longer resembles a barrel and is rather pretty!Black and white, 18 months old, she will be neutered and vaccinated before homing.