St. Francis Hospice For Cats : Blog

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After the sad week we have had I wanted to post this lovely picture of Penny and Joy. Yesterday I was at the hospice getting the jobs done and had my little helper with me. Penny loves to help by topping up the biscuits and enjoyed it when Joy (her new favourite) jumped up on her knee for some fuss. At the moment Joy is doing quite well, she is spending most of her time cuddled up in the garden room but does still come through to the main room from time to time to have some fuss.

After the sad week we have had I wanted to post this lovely picture of Penny and Joy. Yesterday I was at the hospice getting the jobs done and had my little helper with me. Penny loves to help by topping up the biscuits and enjoyed it when Joy (her new favourite) jumped up on her knee for some fuss. At the moment Joy is doing quite well, she is spending most of her time cuddled up in the garden room but does still come through to the main room from time to time to have some fuss.

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I wanted to share some pictures of our lovely Franky in his time that he spent with us at SFHFC before we fostered him. He really was such a loveable character and will be sadly missed by all who met him. I hope you are resting peacefully now Franky 😘❤️🙏.

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Rest In Peace

Her are some beautiful photo’s of Franky, showing that he had been very happy in his foster home with Zoe 🙏💔.

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Yesterday was a very sad day as we had to say goodbye to our dear Franky. 

Last week I posted that Franky, one of our foster cats had visited our vets and we had found a bad growth in his mouth. A biopsy was done to see exactly what we were dealing with. Sadly when we got the results back the other day it was bad news as it was an aggressive tumour. It was squamous cell carcinoma and had grown rapidly. We had further discussions with Abdul and the decision was made that the kindest thing we could do was to let him go. With the position and size of the tumour there was no way of removing it.

This has been a very difficult time for all involved as choosing the time to let your beloved furry friends go is never easy. This is always a time when we liaise with our resident vet Abdul and if it is decided that we can’t alleviate their pain, then however sad it is for us we have to let them go with all the dignity they deserve. 

Abdul has many years of experience dealing with FIV positive cats and has been through this situation so many times with us. I want to say a personal thank you to him and all of the vet nurses at Blagreaves Veterinary centre for making these emotional and difficult times, just a little bit easier.

Franky went peacefully while Zoe (his foster Mum) comforted him ensuring that he left us with people around him who truly loved him. I know that losing Franky will leave a massive gap in Zoe’s life and our thoughts go to Zoe at this time. 

While Franky had lived at the hospice he had never fully settled in our multi cat environment, so I am thankful that Franky had been able to experience such love and caring in a home of his own, with his own bed and sofa to curl up on and all the fuss and attention that a cat could ever wish for. I heard that he used to enjoy watching X-Factor with Zoe on a Saturday night.

We will all miss you Franky, run free now with no pain 💙🙏💙

Yesterday was a very sad day as we had to say goodbye to our dear Franky.

Last week I posted that Franky, one of our foster cats had visited our vets and we had found a bad growth in his mouth. A biopsy was done to see exactly what we were dealing with. Sadly when we got the results back the other day it was bad news as it was an aggressive tumour. It was squamous cell carcinoma and had grown rapidly. We had further discussions with Abdul and the decision was made that the kindest thing we could do was to let him go. With the position and size of the tumour there was no way of removing it.

This has been a very difficult time for all involved as choosing the time to let your beloved furry friends go is never easy. This is always a time when we liaise with our resident vet Abdul and if it is decided that we can’t alleviate their pain, then however sad it is for us we have to let them go with all the dignity they deserve.

Abdul has many years of experience dealing with FIV positive cats and has been through this situation so many times with us. I want to say a personal thank you to him and all of the vet nurses at Blagreaves Veterinary centre for making these emotional and difficult times, just a little bit easier.

Franky went peacefully while Zoe (his foster Mum) comforted him ensuring that he left us with people around him who truly loved him. I know that losing Franky will leave a massive gap in Zoe’s life and our thoughts go to Zoe at this time.

While Franky had lived at the hospice he had never fully settled in our multi cat environment, so I am thankful that Franky had been able to experience such love and caring in a home of his own, with his own bed and sofa to curl up on and all the fuss and attention that a cat could ever wish for. I heard that he used to enjoy watching X-Factor with Zoe on a Saturday night.

We will all miss you Franky, run free now with no pain 💙🙏💙

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Here is Lulu from another angle. After I took this photo she settled down for a good nights sleep 💤💤💤.

Here is Lulu from another angle. After I took this photo she settled down for a good nights sleep 💤💤💤.

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Here is Arnie, our foster cat from SFHFC who lives with us (Gray & Claire) at home. He loves a night on the sofa in front of the TV. I can’t get over how young I think he looks here, not bad going for an 18ish year old 😻.

Here is Arnie, our foster cat from SFHFC who lives with us (Gray & Claire) at home. He loves a night on the sofa in front of the TV. I can’t get over how young I think he looks here, not bad going for an 18ish year old 😻.

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This is the front cover for our next Newsletter. We usually issue it in October but we are running slightly behind schedule so if you have subscribed to our newsletter, you might not receive it until November. 

Pictured on the front cover is our adorable Bobby who we sadly had to say goodbye to earlier this year. I love this picture of him sat proudly in front of the fire in the main room at SFHFC and thought the picture looked lovely edited in black and white. It may now be a couple of months since we had to let Bobby go, but we still miss him so much 🙏💙.

This is the front cover for our next Newsletter. We usually issue it in October but we are running slightly behind schedule so if you have subscribed to our newsletter, you might not receive it until November.

Pictured on the front cover is our adorable Bobby who we sadly had to say goodbye to earlier this year. I love this picture of him sat proudly in front of the fire in the main room at SFHFC and thought the picture looked lovely edited in black and white. It may now be a couple of months since we had to let Bobby go, but we still miss him so much 🙏💙.

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Just had to share this as I took this straight after his yawn and it made me smile 😁😸.

Just had to share this as I took this straight after his yawn and it made me smile 😁😸.

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I’ve just sat down at home waiting for our Saturday treat (a Chinese takeaway) and Gizmo was in my spot on the sofa. He must have had a real hard day 😁😸.

I’ve just sat down at home waiting for our Saturday treat (a Chinese takeaway) and Gizmo was in my spot on the sofa. He must have had a real hard day 😁😸.