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WISHING ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AND FURRY GUESTS
A VERY HAPPY CHIRSTMAS AND ALL
BEST WISHES FOR 2019
With winter fast approaching its time to think about keeping our furry friends warm and safe. We have a 'stray' hanging around the garden most evenings, can't get near her as she is very timid, but our cat Majik seems to have befriended her. To ensure she doesn't go hungry I am putting a bowl of cat biscuits down for her each night in our wood shed. This is very dry, has access at both ends so she won't feel trapped and I've even put an old cat igloo in there for her. She doesn't need water as we have various bird bowls dotted round the garden. Maybe one day she'll feel confident enough to come closer. I can't bear to think that a stray cat could be cold and hungry.
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 have replaced our old French doors with new ones with a cat flap fitter. And believe it or not, they won't go near it! We've also extended their garden so they have more room round the side of the house and as autumn sets in this is an ideal sun trap for them.
Girlie cat Majik has turned out to be a great hunter, especially of rats! I don't think a night goes past when she doesn't bring home some sort of kill - mouse, vole, rat, bird etc. Unfortunately she does like a midnight snack and I often wake up to the remains of something on the kitchen mat. Now the cooler evenings are setting in she will start spending more and more time indoors, much to my delight as she likes to get on my lap for snuggles.
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!!
Our great-grandson Freddie continues to thrive and is such a handsome lad (I am biased!). Our grand-daughter sends us photos and updates on a regular basis and its almost as good as being there - not quite, I do miss the cuddles. He gave his first smile the other day which they managed to catch on film and it lit his whole face up. Thank you Megan and Richie for this little bundle of joy.
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