Sugar the three year old tabby cat

Sugar the three year old tabby cat

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 the summer. It was during the...
Djibi the twelve year old cat

Djibi the twelve year old cat

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 she’s generally been a healthy...
Rupert the 4 year old cat

Rupert the 4 year old cat

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 long nap, till lunchtime. In the...
George the five year old neutered male cat

George the five year old neutered male cat

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 afford the best level of care,...
Kermit the ten year old neutered male cat

Kermit the ten year old neutered male cat

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 April 2016, when he developed a...
Miracle the four year old cat

Miracle the four year old cat

Kittens and cats often come into people’s lives in unusual ways, but the arrival of Miracle into Christina’s life was exceptionally bizarre. It happened on a Thursday afternoon in the summer of 2013, when Christine was busy at her office desk in Bray. She heard a...
Sushi the one year old cat

Sushi the one year old cat

Cara has always been concerned about the environment; she has a doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering, and has worked on a wide range of environmental issues in Ireland, from water quality to renewable energy. She has had particular concerns about the...
Sharifa the twenty one year old cat

Sharifa the twenty one year old cat

“Sharifa” is a girl’s name from the Middle East, meaning “honoured”. Barbara took Sharifa on as a kitten, back in 1996, never expecting that twenty one years later, she’s still be alive and well. For the past few years, Sharifa has lived a quieter life: she now spends...
Alfie the six year old cat

Alfie the six year old cat

Alfie was originally rescued as a kitten: he had been found amongst the waste plastic and bottles at a local recycling centre. He has grown into a large, friendly cat, sharing the Gordon family home with a twelve year old cat called Casper. The two cats don’t get on...
Sooty the 11 year old cat is a challenge

Sooty the 11 year old cat is a challenge

Beatrice shares her home with three males: her husband George, her son Gerard, and her black cat, Sooty.  While it’s true that Sooty was castrated as a young adult cat, he has still always been a masculine animal, and he is definitely a “he” rather than an “it”. Sooty...