St. Francis Hospice For Cats : Blog

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Tonight I took Pendle and Bobby to the vets for a check up. 

Pendle has been having rather a snotty nose recently. Since our last home vet visit this has got worst so we thought it best to get him checked over. Thankfully it doesn’t appear that there is any underlying problem but it was decided to put him on a course of antibiotics as the likelihood is it’s an infection. Some of you may know that Pendle is our longest standing resident after he came here back in 1996.

Bobby has recently been having some sneezing bouts and as he has some ongoing issues with his breathing we thought it best to get him checked over. Again hopefully this is nothing more than an infection. In Bobby’s case he has had an antibiotic injection as he is not the easiest of our residents to medicate and can quickly become very suspicious and a bit scared of us humans if he thinks that we are up to something, so for him this is the best way to medicate when possible. 

As always paws crossed that they will both now improve 🐱🙏🐱

Tonight I took Pendle and Bobby to the vets for a check up.

Pendle has been having rather a snotty nose recently. Since our last home vet visit this has got worst so we thought it best to get him checked over. Thankfully it doesn’t appear that there is any underlying problem but it was decided to put him on a course of antibiotics as the likelihood is it’s an infection. Some of you may know that Pendle is our longest standing resident after he came here back in 1996.

Bobby has recently been having some sneezing bouts and as he has some ongoing issues with his breathing we thought it best to get him checked over. Again hopefully this is nothing more than an infection. In Bobby’s case he has had an antibiotic injection as he is not the easiest of our residents to medicate and can quickly become very suspicious and a bit scared of us humans if he thinks that we are up to something, so for him this is the best way to medicate when possible.

As always paws crossed that they will both now improve 🐱🙏🐱

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Here is the front cover of the latest issue of our paper Newsletter. Solomon is on the front cover, I love this photo of him which I managed to capture last year.

I will be posting the first batch of 100 newsletters out today and I am hoping to have all of the others ready to post by the end of the week. If you have subscribed, then I hope you enjoy the read when you receive them.

If you want more information regarding the newsletter please visit our website www.sfhfc.org.uk and click on the donation page or email us at cathospice@sky.com
Many thanks

Here is the front cover of the latest issue of our paper Newsletter. Solomon is on the front cover, I love this photo of him which I managed to capture last year.

I will be posting the first batch of 100 newsletters out today and I am hoping to have all of the others ready to post by the end of the week. If you have subscribed, then I hope you enjoy the read when you receive them.

If you want more information regarding the newsletter please visit our website www.sfhfc.org.uk and click on the donation page or email us at cathospice@sky.com
Many thanks

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Busy night at home tonight. We had the delivery of our Spring/Summer Newsletter today. Claire has been busy making sure all is up to date with the subscription list and addresses, with the help of our own Tommy. While I have been busy packing the envelopes and putting the stamps on, appropriately with the help of Arnie whom we fostered from SFHFC. I’ll apologise now if you find the odd stray ginger hair in your newsletter 😁😸.

Busy night at home tonight. We had the delivery of our Spring/Summer Newsletter today. Claire has been busy making sure all is up to date with the subscription list and addresses, with the help of our own Tommy. While I have been busy packing the envelopes and putting the stamps on, appropriately with the help of Arnie whom we fostered from SFHFC. I’ll apologise now if you find the odd stray ginger hair in your newsletter 😁😸.

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A while ago we posted a plea for some webbox lick-e-lix off our Amazon wish list. We were overwhelmed with how generous people were as we had parcel after parcel delivered. We are now getting low on this as it is something which we use on a regular basis, mainly to help with some of the medication which we give. 

Winston, Bobby, Francis and Shy-Annie are a few of the residents who benefit from this as some of their medication can end up seeming like a treat as they love this. Like most cats though, our residents can be a bit fussy and prefer the chicken flavour rather than the salmon.

So please, if you are able to help in any way visit our Amazon wish list where we have lick-e-lix and various other items which we use. Alternatively I know the lick-e-lix can be purchased cheaper elsewhere and then you can email us at cathospice@sky.com for our delivery details.

Many thanks to everybody for supporting our small charity, it really is appreciated.

A while ago we posted a plea for some webbox lick-e-lix off our Amazon wish list. We were overwhelmed with how generous people were as we had parcel after parcel delivered. We are now getting low on this as it is something which we use on a regular basis, mainly to help with some of the medication which we give.

Winston, Bobby, Francis and Shy-Annie are a few of the residents who benefit from this as some of their medication can end up seeming like a treat as they love this. Like most cats though, our residents can be a bit fussy and prefer the chicken flavour rather than the salmon.

So please, if you are able to help in any way visit our Amazon wish list where we have lick-e-lix and various other items which we use. Alternatively I know the lick-e-lix can be purchased cheaper elsewhere and then you can email us at cathospice@sky.com for our delivery details.

Many thanks to everybody for supporting our small charity, it really is appreciated.

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A second before I took this pic Joy was settled down by Zoe, but as soon as I had crouched down, Joy was straight over to get on my knee for a cuddle and fuss. Joy is funny as when you do then have to get up to carry on with the daily duties she makes the loudest meow I have heard as if to say, ‘why can’t you just let me sit on your lap all night’. Sadly we are yet to find a litter tray that cleans itself 😁.

A second before I took this pic Joy was settled down by Zoe, but as soon as I had crouched down, Joy was straight over to get on my knee for a cuddle and fuss. Joy is funny as when you do then have to get up to carry on with the daily duties she makes the loudest meow I have heard as if to say, ‘why can’t you just let me sit on your lap all night’. Sadly we are yet to find a litter tray that cleans itself 😁.

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It’s been a long day today so I’m off to bed now, but just thought I’d share these pictures I took tonight of Winston and Pendle. They really are so adorable and they are both about 18 years old 😻😻.
(I love this piece of music by Don McLean)

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Winston has visited the vets this morning and I am pleased to say that he is now back at the hospice and has enjoyed his breakfast. There are however a few concerns. He has got severe problems with his bowels and has had a couple of injections to help him. He has also continued to lose a bit of weight and he is already the lightest of the residents which we have. He is also on a course of antibiotics as we want to ensure we give him every chance possible. 

The sad thing is though that whatever we can do here at SFHFC, we just cannot stop the ageing process. Winston is an old boy at approximately 18 or 19 years of age and there is only so much that we can do. We will be monitoring him closely and making sure that he gets all the love and affection which we can offer. As well of course as a few treats….he really does enjoy his chicken at the moment as well as the lick-e-liks treats 🙏💛🙏

Winston has visited the vets this morning and I am pleased to say that he is now back at the hospice and has enjoyed his breakfast. There are however a few concerns. He has got severe problems with his bowels and has had a couple of injections to help him. He has also continued to lose a bit of weight and he is already the lightest of the residents which we have. He is also on a course of antibiotics as we want to ensure we give him every chance possible.

The sad thing is though that whatever we can do here at SFHFC, we just cannot stop the ageing process. Winston is an old boy at approximately 18 or 19 years of age and there is only so much that we can do. We will be monitoring him closely and making sure that he gets all the love and affection which we can offer. As well of course as a few treats….he really does enjoy his chicken at the moment as well as the lick-e-liks treats 🙏💛🙏

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Nipped to the hospice tonight with Claire to have a cuddle with Winston. Here Solomon is perched on his favourite cat castle which he really has made his own, although Libby does like to share it.

Nipped to the hospice tonight with Claire to have a cuddle with Winston. Here Solomon is perched on his favourite cat castle which he really has made his own, although Libby does like to share it.

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Our adorable Winston is off to the vets tomorrow for a follow up consultation after the last home visit from our resident vet. Winston’s weight has continued to reduce slightly and his ongoing toileting problem hasn’t got any easier. 

So please keep your paws crossed and send all of your positive energy Winston’s way for tomorrow 🙏💙🙏.

Our adorable Winston is off to the vets tomorrow for a follow up consultation after the last home visit from our resident vet. Winston’s weight has continued to reduce slightly and his ongoing toileting problem hasn’t got any easier.

So please keep your paws crossed and send all of your positive energy Winston’s way for tomorrow 🙏💙🙏.