Thomas the cat

This story appeared in my local town’s newspaper it is very well written, there is no author to it but I feel the more we can get the word out there the better!!

My name is Thomas I am a smoky grey tabby cat. When I was a kitten my brothers and sisters all found homes and were given away until I was the only one left of the litter. I have since discovered that had my mothers owners been responsible people they would have taken my Mum to the vet so she wouldnt have litters one after the other andd have her babies flushed down the toilet alive!!

But back to my story, as I was the only one left, my mothers thoughtless, selfish, cruel and gutless owners decided it far easier to take me to the local tip rather than have the vet put me down. “at least we we will give him a chance” BULLSHIT! What chance??? I was taken by car to the tip & thrown out withut a backward glance. “He will find something to eat here” Yeah right! I was always hungry, but as I grew I found I could catch the occassional lizard which was better than insects, but I was still hungry and thirsty, I missed my mothers milk. On good days I caught a bird, on those days I slept well as I wasnt so hungry. But I needed more. Once I feasted on a dead sheep and I eventually became a good hunter. I ate rabbits, which were filling, bnut I loved the sweetness of birds, wrens were teh best as they nested fairly low and were plentiful.

This has been an eventful 3 1/2 years I am strong and healthy, have fathered 74 kittens that I know of, most of which are feral and live in the bush around town.

Recently the weather was so hot I was driven to find a drink at a nearby farm house, so I put aside my fear of man and found a bowl full of water, I was so terrified I wailed quiet loudly but the water was good. There was a small cat that would watch me through a window, it didnt seem to mind a human touching it and it would purr and rub itself on the human. I have never known what a stroke or pat felt like, but it looked lovely. Boy I was scared. Then one night by the water was some biscuits and a wire crate. I found the biscuits tasty and there were more each night.

My hunting had never been as good as it should have been, even the mice numbers had dropped off so I was hungry again and my last hunt had resulted in a small bird gecko. A week went by and I found myself thinking of  those biscuits again, I would return to the farm house. So in the early hours of the morning I returned and to my disappointment no biscuits were there!. Darn! But hang on whats that, in the back of the crate was a chicken leg. Boy, I had never seen one so big and it smelt so good, my mouth was watering. After cautiously circling the crate I found an opening and in I went. CRASH! I was locked in, I was scared out of my wits and bang, bang, bang I smashed the door with my head, but it would not open. I was locked in.

In the morning a man came to take the crate which I now know was a cat trap, away with me inside, he was the Ranger. I had no malice for the faarmers for trapping me, theydid the right thing. The Ranger said to me before everything went black “Sorry old son its not your fault”

What I am angry at is my irresponsible,gutless thoughtless, useless and  cruel owner of my mother. Had they accepted responsibility none of my woeful life would have happened. The Vet or Ranger would have put me down as a kitten or the re-homing centre would of gladly found me a home.

But now all my offspring are not only facing years of hunger and thirst they are spreading disease, namely feline lukemia and cat AIDS, plus others which will infect all cats and result in a prolonged and nasty death. So please don’t go down the same road as my mothers owners, they were too stupid, cruel, ignorant, uncaring and gutless.  Be responsible  and DONT DUMP CATS!!!!!!!

When the fur flies

Poor Miss Stitches being a chinchilla with fur over 2inches long she really feels the heat. So this year we decided to have her clipped at the vet to make he more comfortable.  I really wasnt prepared for what I saw when I picked her up. The vet warned me NO LAUGHING allowed!!!


I really wasnt expecting that! I thought surely they would have trimmed her all over ??? Not just taken her coat off!!! I swear I was in shock and so was she! Its been about a month now since her haircut & the fur is very very slowly growing back! And she is talking to me again now but wont go anywhere near the cat carrier……………..I wonder why?!


patterns is such tiring work, you have to figure out what it is you want to make & the sizes, then you have to draw & re draw until its perfect. Then you factor in the changes you thought up while drawing the pattern. not to mention you have to get another piece of paper as someone has a much better use for your original piece !!!

Happy Stitchin’


Visited the vets today

They were great in letting me leave them there while I had my new tattoo done, saved me another trip tomorrow as its over 50k’s one way to Geraldton.

Stitches had her stitches removed & has healed wonderfully. Not a mark to be seen.

Boof was micro chipped & had his first round of needles. He sooked when we left him & apparently sooked a bit in the time he was there. But they loved him. And well who couldnt love him? Just look at the beautiful boy

Poor Stitches


My lovely sewing companion Stitches is feeling a bit worse for wear at the present. She had a little trip to the vet yesterday to be de-sexed. p8100005-small.jpg While I was sewing today she wandered out & wanted to get onto the sewing table but of course couldnt jump as it hurts too much. But thats OK as I just gently lifted her up there & she was happy 🙂