Spring flowers and kind friends
Okay, so he has been the centre of attention all week but when you've been to the vet twice in the same week - and been under full anaesthesia, well then a bit (bundles and bundles) of undivided attention goes along way to a quick healing!
Today I went for a walk with my camera to try and catch a few of the pretty spring flowers we've got around at the moment and Benji made it perfectly clear that there were no spring flower prettier than him!!
It's been a busy week with Benji and a lot of injured paws (bite wounds to treat), eye infections and dermatitis (sometimes it just all comes in one go) but it's also been a lovely week because there has been a great sense of support from YOU dear friends. Thank you for placing bids on the auction, buying my art, writing a sweet comment, liking our new Facebook page and your kind emails... it's just so unbelievably lovely to feel all your lovely support. For those of you on Facebook we would love it if you want to give a "like"to Saints & Apostles - the name of my creative label (you can read more about the name on Facebook - not as holy as it sounds!). I feature all my creative work there, and as you know by now, all the proceeds goes towards the care of the cats. The "like" button is just to the right on this page (as is the link to my Etsy shop).
This week I received an email from a dear friend in the US asking if there's anything we need for the cats. And I thought to share it here... our little wish list. And it's simple really. Worm tablets (Milbemax, because they don't taste like something the cats won't eat) and flea treatment (Frontline). Because each cat really ought to have the treatment each month it very quickly becomes too overwhelming for us financially (everything is covered entirely from our private funds). We have a minimum expense each month of $550 (does not include giving all cats flea and worm treatment). It covers a basic quality food, an ongoing supply of antibiotics and ointments - and a few superficial vet treatments.
On a bigger scale we would love to have fancy cat beds, a store of toys and treats and not least proper shelters for our outdoor cats... but we get by with cardboard boxes and an increasing number of fleece blankets. We get a new fleece blanket free each time we've saved x number of points in our supermarket, but we're always short on laundry days. But overall the cats are happy. We might not be running an aesthetically fancy cat haven but it is overflowing with love, healing and compassion. And it obviously goes a lot further than aesthetics. Anyhow... if anyone would like to contribute with any items, please drop me an email (my email address can be found under my profile) and I'll send you our postal address.
Wishing you all a lovely Sunday!