Mootie and Pip are presently indoor-outdoor country cats. They have been praised by their owner as being the best little mousers around. They spend their days hunting in Susan's back field and then wander inside to have a bite to eat and a snooze when the sun disappears. With that in mind, after talking to Susan about the changes in her life and how she had to find a new home for her cats, I contacted a friend, who I actually met through her blog, who I thought may be able to take them in.
Some of you might know this amazingly kind and wonderful woman, Natalie from http://knatolee.blogspot.ca/ Knatolee's World. If you haven't met her you need to get right over to her blog and have a look-see. Natalie and husband, Gordon, are big animal-lovers and have adopted many homeless cats, dogs, pigs, fowl and soon, ponies, and given them a wonderful life on their hobby farm only an hour and a half from my home. Natalie and I discussed the needs of these two cats and how they would fit in at her farm as pampered barn cats. There are two cats who presently reside there as barn cats (Redmond and Missy) and they are fed daily, loved-up on demand and spend their time frolicking around a 4,000 sq. ft. barn that has heated areas and a big hay-loft. Natalie mentioned that their home and barn are a good distance from their road and that their cats never bother to wander near it. They also follow Natalie around as she does her chores. Susan felt that this life would suit her cats perfectly. They are still quite young and could continue to have freedom to explore and hunt and still be cared for with love and commitment from Natalie and Gordon. She was overjoyed to hear that they may be able to have the perfect cat life and stay together after-all.
Natalie plans to keep them isolated for awhile until they are used to their new home and then she will slowly introduce them to the other animals. Her cat, Missy, has just recently arrived at Natalie's and, after having some time to settle, is now able to have freedom of the barn and she has become good friends with Redmond.
This is Missy, the new barn kitty at Natalie's.
Natalie's blog. Fingers crossed all will go smoothly for the two newbies. I know Natalie will keep us all posted on how they are doing. With pictures, right Natalie? :)
Could you please keep my dear old dog in your thoughts today? I am off to the vet with him as he has been stumbling since this morning and is in need of some tests. :(