Friday, 25 February 2011

Still no E.T.

Nobody has seen E.T. since she was returned to us just over a week ago. I am getting quite worried about her now. It could be that she is just keeping out of my way and goes to the plot for food once I have left, but I don't know. She was always the most timid of the cats so maybe the experience of being trapped and then going to the vet has made her worse.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

We managed to trap E.T. last Thursday and she was taken to the vet for her op. The poor thing was absolutely terrified in the trap but calmed down slightly when I covered it with a blanket. She came back to us the same afternoon but I haven't seen her since.

So all seven allotment cats are neutered now. It wouldn't have been possible without the help of the North Birmingham Cats Protection and especially Jenny, who is a volunteer for them. Jenny took the cats to the vet and brought them back again afterwards, nothing was too much trouble for her.
It's such a lovely feeling to know that there will be no more unwanted kittens and our allotment cats can enjoy their lives with us.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Three down, one to go

Wanda was caught on Monday and made the trip to the vets for her op. I haven't seen her since she came back, maybe she's keeping out of my way.

That just leaves E.T.
She is the shyest of the Plot Four and I've been a bit worried that getting her into the trap would be difficult. Yesterday I managed to get Keith and Psycho down the other end of my plot, away from E.T. I put her food inside the unset trap and saw her go into it for the first time. At least I know she will go into it now. It's a shame that we couldn't have taken her to the vet yesterday but he was fully booked.

Fingers crossed that she is there today and she goes in the trap.

Saturday, 12 February 2011


On Thursday I set the trap, hoping to catch Wanda but guess what - Psycho went in straight away before Wanda even had a chance to get near it.

She was taken to the vet to be neutered and came back to us the same day. I didn't see her till the following day and was expecting her to be slightly subdued - no chance! She came running over to me, rubbing herself on everything in her way just as she always does.

That just leaves Wanda and E.T. waiting for their ops, hopefully next week.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

New kid on the block

I didn't see Keith at all yesterday after his operation on Tuesday, he must have been hiding somewhere. When I got to my plot this morning I was relieved to see him running towards me as though nothing had happened.

All four cats were on the plot, plus an extra one! I think Wanda is in season because the new one was following her everywhere. The quicker she is taken to the vet for her op, the better. We will try to catch her in the morning.

The cats from the top right -

the 'Stranger'




The new cat is massive! I have never seen him on the site before, I'm sure he is not a feral cat. He has the most amazing eyes.

Wanda was flirting with him all morning.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Keith goes to the vet

I set the trap which the Cats Protection gave us and managed to catch Keith yesterday. He was used to going inside it because I have been putting food inside it for some time now.

Keith was taken to the vet by our lovely CP volunteer and returned to us later after he had been neutered.

That leaves just three of them to be neutered as soon as we can catch them.