Good to be busy again

Rosie Mapplebeckcattery, Specialcats News

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!

Rosie MapplebeckSpecialcats News

Yesterday we had our annual inspection by Environmental health for our boarding license. Im 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

Rosie MapplebeckSpecialcats News

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

Rosie Mapplebeckcattery, Specialcats News

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

Rosie Mapplebeckcattery, grooming, Specialcats News

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

Rosie MapplebeckSpecialcats News

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

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