Sharifa the twenty one year old cat

Sharifa the twenty one year old cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES “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...
Alfie the six year old cat

Alfie the six year old cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES 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...
Sooty the 11 year old cat is a challenge

Sooty the 11 year old cat is a challenge

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES 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...

Pashmina the 3 year old cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES One evening, Monica noticed that Pashmina was behaving strangely. She was quieter than usual, staying in the corner, grooming herself continually. And when Monica watched carefully, she could see that the cat was repeatedly licking the...
Toby the 8 year old cat

Toby the 8 year old cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Toby often greets Miriam when she comes home from work. He’s there, on the doorstep, looking up at her, purring. She’s always pleased to see him, but one night last week, she did a double take when she saw him: he looked somehow...
Tiger is a one year old Bengal cat

Tiger is a one year old Bengal cat

THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Tiger is a special type of pedigree cat: there are very few Bengals in this country. When Tasania and her family heard about Bengal cats, with their unique coat markings and intelligent personalities, they decided that they wanted a...