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AS THIS GOES TO PRINT WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED FOR CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR. AS WE ARE LIMITED TO ONLY 9 CATS IT IS STRICTLY A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. CHRISTMAS BOOKINGS SEEM TO COME IN EARLIER EACH YEAR. HOWEVER, I CAN RECOMMEND ANOTHER CATTERY IF WANTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL.
We've just had a lovely few days away in the Pyrenees and Biarritz. The weather was superb for mid September and the scenery in the mountains is wonderful. We walked miles, ate and drank a bit too much, but thats what holidays are all about. We've come back totally refreshed and raring to go. We did stay at a really lovely chambre d'hotes just outside Lourdes, run by a lovely English couple who made us feel really welcome. If anyone ever goes that way and wants somewhere to stay we can thoroughly recommend the Auberge St Pastous. They do have a website.
Unfortunately we came home to the sad news that one of our much loved, and much visited guests was sadly pts on Monday. Willow was a cat with one hell of a lot of 'cattitude' in that she didn't actually like me and would make her displeasure known each time she came out of the pen. She was definitely a mans cat and Mick could always make a fuss of her, but she will be very sadly missed. RIP Willow, you had a lovely life with a mama and dada who loved you to bits. Safely over the Rainbow Bridge and no longer suffering xx
If you are thinking of getting a kitten (or two or more!!!) Acorn Association based near Mussidan have plenty of abandoned kittens looking for their forever home. I go regularly to play with them and help socialise them so they are not nervous of strangers. It also helps if they are handled a lot as they come to trust us humans. They are all adorable and are offered for adoption having been vaccinated, microchipped, de-parasited and, if old enough, sterilised. There is an adoption fee payable for each cat. If you want any further information please contact me or look at their website www.associationacorn.com
Our cats continue to give us a lot of pleasure - and hard work. Wobbly cat Marmalade has taken an aversion to litter trays and insists on going outside to do his toilet, which is fine if it isn't the middle of the night! We've discovered he can use a cat flap - he followed our 'normal' cat Majik through hers - so we are replacing our French doors with ones with a cat flap, extending their fenced garden and hoping they will both use the cat flap and come and go as and when they please.
Girlie cat Majik has turned out to be a great hunter, especially of rats! We've had them in our wood shed and between Mick trapping them and Majik catching them we've got rid of about 25 in the last few months
On the family front - we're going to be GREAT GRAND PARENTS! Cannot believe it really, certainly don't feel old enough but our grand-daughter will be 20 when the baby is due, but I still think of her as a little girl. Congratulations to Megan and Richie, wishing you both every happiness xxx
STOP PRESS******* ITS GOING TO BE A BOY ********
So far its been a very busy year, especially the middle of June through to end of August. Looking back on bookings this year, there have only been 2 days without cats between re-opening after our holiday in February and closing for the week in September! But as I never look on it as a job, more a vocation, I simply love it, and there's nothing more relaxing than sitting in a rocking chair with a purring cat on my lap. Sheer bliss!!
Thank you to all our customers, old and new, and their cats for helping with the continued success of Clos Fleuri. We really do appreciate you.
IN MEMORY OF SMUDGE, TIGER, MAYA AND MISTI, OUR LOVELY PURR BABIES.
RIP MY LOVELIES. XXX