Peter and Simon are very scared at the moment, but we hope to soon win them round

And still they keep coming in

There appears to be a never ending stream of kittens being found.  This morning two more came in from the Duns area.  Very pretty with sharp claws and teeth.  We’re sure they’ll come round as soon as they realise we’re a source of food.  These two are probably around the 12 weeks mark so still…

Pet Plan

Another busy Saturday

We’ve another busy Saturday ahead with 14 animals off to their new homes.  Fortunately a lot of them are cats as we have a huge waiting list of cats to come in. We often get asked if we are sad when the animals leave us.  That’s a difficult question, it is after all what we’re…

Lucille learning to be a great surrogate mum

The wonder of mother nature

Yesterday we took in three kittens about 3 or 4 weeks old that were found by the road side.  Apparently healthy, and certainly with healthy appetites. Lucille had just finished feeding her 5 so we though we’d see if she would help us out.  She wasn’t a natural mother when her kittens were born, she…

? the first of many perhaps ?

Plant Sale preparations

Our plant sale is always very popular and Karen has been planting seeds since before the last one.  Her long suffering husband has decided the only way forward is a poly tunnel as they have no more window sills, or space for that matter in their house and garden.  So today a massive 25 x…

Vet visit day – It’s going to be a long one!

Vet visit day – It’s going to be a long one!

So today one of the vets from Galedin will be down pulling their hair out.  We have 15 cat vaccinations, 8 dog vaccinations and an additional 6 check ups.  Of course to help matters nearly all the cats are black or black and white just to complicate matters.  They are all microchipped and it will…

“I could never put my animal into rescue……..”

“I could never put my animal into rescue……..”

Rescue animals come in for all sorts of reasons, the minority is your stereotypical dumped, abandoned, unwanted.  For many bringing animals in to us it is a heart wrenching decision which causes upset past the initial bringing in.    Many owners have brought animals in because for one reason or another finance, or lack of…

Catching up

Catching up

Catching up after the open day this last weekend is taking it’s time.  With the applications for the puppies to go through (and there’s a lot of them), home checks for lots of the dogs, microchipping of all the kittens so we know who is who and having a full kennels, cattery, Hop Inn and…

Open Day

Open Day

We had our open day on Saturday (28th October). To say it was busy was an understatement. Lots of people in looking at our animals. Of course the kittens and puppies attracted the most visitors. Poor Archie once again getting overlooked for the younger or prettier dogs. (I know beauty is in the eye of…

Vet visit day

Vet visit day

We are lucky to have our vets, Galedin, so close.  It’s vet visit today.  Nothing particularly exciting.  14 vaccinations and check ups plus we’re a bit concerned about one of our rabbits so a check over by the vet will hopefully sort that out.  Fortunately today is not the day for all the kittens to…