Monday, May 10, 2010

ABC of Pictures - Letter S

S is for...Survivor

If there ever was a cat story of survival this would have to be one of them. This fella here is "Gingernut", well that's what I call him , and he turned up at our house about 18 months ago. At that time he was wearing one of those plastic bucket things to stop him from scratching the most hideous, disgusting  weeping skin disease he had around his neck and on his back. His fur was falling out in huge clumps and he was a "mess".

It was obvious that he had an owner, but also obvious by the way that he looked that something was not going right with his care. Myself and our next door neighbour managed to find the owner, and I went for a visit to see if there was anything that we could do to help him. It turned out that Gingernut is called "Tiny" and he is one of 23 cats living on the one property. All the other cats were healthy, and although Gingernut was loved, he was not accepted by the other cats, and worse still, the owner did not want any help.

So, for the past 18 months my neighbour and I have been keeping an eye out for "Gingernut" , feeding him, giving him lots of cuddles, and keeping in touch with the owner to make sure that he would take Gingernut to the vet. My neighbour has been wonderful to him, and has even let him inside her house to spend the night with her in the middle of Winter.
Over the last 6 months Gingernut has started to look so much better. Has put on weight and has had no disgusting scabby sores on his neck. He loves coming over for a visit, he seems to know that I am home on the weekend and shows up for a treat and a cuddle.

All we have to do now is get him to stay still long enough to give him a brush.



Wow you guys are wonderful.
That cat is probably doing so well because it has two other people showing it affection.
Well done ladies.

Evette Mendisabal

She's so cute Mum. I'm so glad she's healthy and well loved.

She reminds me of Cleo a little.


Ohhhhhh cute Ginger ninja I want smoochy cuddles with ginge

EG Wow

What a wonderful story! I'm so glad you and your neighbour decided to help Gingernut. He looks like a lovable cat.


Stupid blogger wouldn't put my comment through yesterday!
The kindness we show animals is not unlike the kindness shown to our fellow human beings. What you have done for this sweet cat will someday come back to you:)


You're a good person!

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