Custard The Cat

CustardEver wonder why we have 7 cats?

This is why we have 7 cats – we are a succor for strays.

This little fellow has been hanging around for the past month. He was battered, starving and not in a good way. He went through our bag of turkey feathers looking for food and has come in the house and ripped open bags to try and get at bread etc. We have put some food out for him, but didn’t know what to do really as 7 is ENOUGH cats and our two ginger scientists weren’t hugely keen on him hanging around.

Then last Saturday I found him on the stairs watching while my cats ate their breakfast. I grabbed him.

He is the friendliest, most loving cat I have ever met. All he wants is cuddles, some food and somewhere warm to sleep. We contacted some animal rescue places but there were no spaces. So weย  resolved to keep him until we could re-home him and if that didn’t happen we would just keep him. Now you see why we have 7 cats …..

Then I remembered my friend Shirleyย  (who lives next door). She recently lost her lovely dog (see here) and was thinking about getting another dog or maybe cat. I introduced them and she loved him.

I got Custard all cleaned up, wormed, flea-ed (?!) and an antibiotic injection for all his wounds and he moved next door on Tuesday.

He settled straight down on Shirley’s lap – two very happy peeps.

Custard now has a forever home with a back-up forever home (us) should anything change. He deserves it.

10 responses to “Custard The Cat

  1. The poor sweetheart! It tore at my heart reading how hungry he was & what he was doing. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’m soooooo happy he found his new home next door! ๐Ÿ™‚ If I had a house, I would probably have that many cats as well! Haha! If it has four legs, I want to make sure it’s taken care of. Hahaha! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It made us both upset as well – hence the catnapping and plans to look after him. But I think he will be happiest living with Shirley and getting all her love for himself

  2. Claire what a good end to the story, I shall look forward to meeting Custard . Shirley will soon not be saying ‘I am a dog person not a cat person’ I think ! Xx

    • By a whisker. It is a good job you didn’t actually meet him as he is so friendly you would have taken him back home with you without a thought. And Yakitori would have suited him as a name as well!

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