Twilight the 3 year old cat

Twilight the 3 year old cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES: In some parts of the world, such as North America, the risk of a pet being carried away by a raptor bird like an eagle, buzzard or hawk is taken seriously. In areas where these large birds are commonly seen, cats and small dogs like...
Sassy the three month old kitten

Sassy the three month old kitten

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Nobody knows how she got there. One morning in late November, as a local bin lorry was doing the rounds, picking up wheelie bins full of waste around the streets of Bray, one of the lorry operators saw something moving amongst the...
Herbie the six year old ginger cat

Herbie the six year old ginger cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Like most cats, Herbie is a creature of habit, and Sarah knows him well. He’s a typical Irish cat who is allowed to come and go as he pleases, through a cat flap. But he doesn’t like inclement weather, and if it’s rainy or stormy...
Tabitha the one year old tabby cat

Tabitha the one year old tabby cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Ruby has been through a difficult time in the past year: her much-loved cat, Eddie, went missing in March. After looking for him for three days, putting posters up in the area and asking local vets to keep an eye out for him, she heard...
Sophie the 11 year old cat

Sophie the 11 year old cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Eleven years ago, a friend of Cathy’s told her about two kittens that had been rescued: two sisters, one with a tail, and one with no tail (like a Manx cat). Cathy immediately felt sorry for the unfortunate kittens and she gave them...
Sugar the three year old tabby cat

Sugar the three year old tabby cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Sugar has had a complicated six months on the health front, but up till the latest episode, the family had been managing to deal with the problems by themselves, without veterinary help. The main challenge was a flea infestation during...
Djibi the twelve year old cat

Djibi the twelve year old cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Djibi may seem like an unusual name for a cat, but it has literary origins: German author, Felix Salten, who was the original author of “Bambi”, wrote a book about a kitten called Djibi. Trudi has owned Djibi since she was a kitten, and...
Rupert the 4 year old cat

Rupert the 4 year old cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Anna has owned Rupert since he was a kitten, and he’s become a much loved pet. He’s the only animal in the home, and he has a set routine that’s very predictable. He starts his day with breakfast when Anna gets up, and he then has a...
George the five year old neutered male cat

George the five year old neutered male cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Jason has four cats, and he’s discovered over the years that if they have accidents or fall ill, it can be expensive to go to the vet to give them the care they need. To avoid being in a difficult financial situation where he cannot...
Kermit the ten year old neutered male cat

Kermit the ten year old neutered male cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Fiona took Kermit on as a rescued kitten from our vet clinic, and he’s been healthy for most of his life. He’s an assertive individual, and he had always been involved in occasional fights with other cats in the neighbourhood. So in...