• Please be considerate if you are having any building work done! I am on the receiving end as my new neighbours of 18 months who succeeded my 20 years neighbours from hell have been refurbishing their house on and on. No consideration whatsoever for who lives in the semi next door to them. It has affected my physical and mental health big time. I cannot cope. There was a break of a few months and now Sunday it has started again. Noise non stop. Anger level passed its maximum. I cannot open any window. The cats are nowhere to be seen as they are not keen on building noise. Once again no warning or information about the noise and how long it will be on for. When I previously texted to ask how long the noise and dust would go on for, it was ignored. For one year 7 days a week there was building noise and often dust from next door. I have lost count of the number of head ache tablets I took. Suffering from Long Covid made it worse as my senses amplified the noise big time. Their builder came through my loft wall with the big metal beam when they built their loft conversion and denied it was them. They removed all their internal brick walls to replace them with panels. Most of my walls are now cracked. My roof extension got damaged as they walked on it doing their scaffoldings. A lot of dust flew over my side when all their external walls got repointed and on and on… Not one apology. Of course I am the bad one for complaining. I cannot cope big time. No point trying to keep the house clean and tidy as it makes me more aware of the damage caused by next door neighbours. Yet when a fox went to the toilet on their wheelie bin they made me clean it up blaming my cats and threatened me should it happen again… cats don’t go toilet on top of smelly wheelie bins! Please consider your neighbours if you are having building work carried out. Please inform them and communicate. Pay for window cleaning also.
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  • Love hurts... (Edited)
    When you lose your favourite cat and your cats are your only family! Then you realise more than ever how much he meant to you. My beautiful white and ginger Luigi got hit by a car either on the road or on the pavement if a car was driving onto their drive. I had never seen him go across the road or on the pavement. He was about 6 years old and with me since he was 6 months old. He did not get rehomed because my other rescued cats loved him so much. A few years back he was to go to a new home. As I turned up with the carrier four of his best friends held on to him giving me a look that said no way was Luigi going anywhere. I gave it another try a few hours later and very much the same so Luigi had to stay. His beautiful mum was killed by my nasty neighbour. Luigi was such a kind cat who did not deserve to die yet. His friends are missing him big time. I am missing him big time. Nothing good ever happens. Constant grief and sad news in this awful world.
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  • For all donations of goods I regularly take to car boot sales for fund raising to help with my many rescued kitties. Selling is slow as so many sellers and buyers are far from generous One 2/3 years old was finally put to sleep on Sunday after one year of trying to make her healthier. Sadly her time had come. She was a feral kitty who ended up trusting me and did not want to leave the room she was in. Rehoming is rather slow as some of the cats have special needs and need very understanding and caring homes. Some would be happy in a garden with comfi shelter and good food. But most people prefer kittens who are kittens only for a few months. Rarely a day when not asked to help a cat in need left behind by irresponsible owners or born in gardens or allotments. Too many cats everywhere. All rescues are full.
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  • Once again thank you to those of you who help me help cats in need. Many people have recently acquired new pets. Sadly only a small fraction will be kept as family members for the rest of their life with their initial adopters. Therefore more cats dumped and unwanted. Often with health issues... Just got a call right now of help wanted with another one. Rarely a day without call for help with poor cats. Better go and help
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  • Two kind fosterers with quiet homes needed for shy cats. All necessary accessories and food and litter provided. No other pets or young children.
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  • Big thank you to those of you who have offered cat food donations. Always much appreciated. A few boxes of flea products also collected to go to dog rescue. My friendly 2 year old Mario has an issue with keeping food down. Would have been rehomed if did not have such problem. Tests have not revealed the nature of the problem. Single protein food has helped so he is keeping to either tins of Thrive chicken or tins of Mjamjam Kangaroo meat. He can only eat small amounts which is not enough for him. Very sad as he is so friendly and deserves to move to a kind loving home. Not many keen on a cat occasionally sick. Donations from £1 a month very welcome as Suzy P still kindly dealing with fundraising. No more fundraising via car boot sales till probably year 3000 yet stock waiting to be sold. Hoping you all are safe and well. Thanks again for helping me help cats in need. Going to try to catch more this afternoon let down by private tenants...
  • Very sad and worrying to see staff and customers wearing a mask below their nose or mouth... yet they are wearing a mask! Avoiding supermarkets big time such as N14 Asda where even the security man amongst others wear a mask below the nose. Some people feel the need to turn up with someone else when they should go by themselves. At the mini Tesco Hampden Square N14 the manager also thinks best to wear his mask below his nose. I had a word with him and now if he sees me he pulls it up over his nose. Customers without masks can shop there no problem. Receiving parcels and mail is far from safe either as all would have been handled by several people. And with all this danger around I have been told (not asked) to attend jury service for a minimum of two weeks when one is told to stay safe and stay at home. The option is a heavy fine following a court appearance... I did respond mentioning that I run a cat rescue by myself so I do not have the time nor the energy but I was told this is no excuse. At all times I am worn out and never have enough time to get in with all my tasks so this jury service is not going to help. I don’t want to use public transport or taxi for obvious reasons and there will be nowhere to park. I don’t want to be in a room with other people at present. Nothing but grief in this sad world!
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  • Not bothered myself but feeling sad for others. Always try to ignore Xmas but not so easy not to celebrate. When I see what happens to the poor turkeys prior to ending up on celebration tables I find it extremely upsetting. Don’t know why some cruelty is legal. I am still not religious, still don’t believe in father Xmas, still don’t have children and still don’t eat turkeys so ideally would rather not celebrate it. Some time back I would go and help out at disabled people’s home in Edgware and get them to have some fun. Now no time for that as the cats are the priority. Hope all those of you who have helped me help cats in need will have under present circumstances a good Xmas but mostly a safe one. When 2021 comes it will be more appropriate to wish people a safe New Year than a happy one I guess. Will not be happy for many. Hope not too many people think bringing children to this world is a good idea... too much of a challenge. Too much sadness!!! All the best to everyone
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  • Can anyone recommend comfortable and efficient earplugs used for sleeping please? It is urgent. So many to chose from but some useless
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  • beatrice k @Beatricek East Barnet updated 10 months ago
    Just had a call from an old lady whose 17 year old cat urgently needs a serious dental. As the rspca clinic she is registered with is closed she got a quote from a private vet. The cost is ridiculously high and no way can she afford it. She asked me to help her cat but I cannot as I have vet fees of my own to pay on regular basis. No luck with PDSA or BLUE CROSS as they are too busy or closed. Already I am caring for my cats and many strays and feral with the compliments of equity release I cannot afford paying for an old lady’s vet fees as much as I would like to. In the meantime the poor cat is suffering!
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  • beatrice k @Beatricek East Barnet updated 10 months ago
    Found at a mosque with very thick glue over her lower back this beautiful pussycat was in serious need of help. The area of her fur covered in glue has now been shaved off and the vet prescribed drops and tablets for her ear infection. Had flea and worm treatment. She is supposed to be 4or 5 years old. Rather sad to see this abuse. Isabelle was not microchipped and was definitely owned at some stage as she is friendly. She would benefit from a very kind fosterer. Nasty rescue who previously created various grief may not apply. They know who they are. They are the rescue who recently got reported as having rehomed a young cat full of fleas, not neutered and unwell, etc... Isabelle needs a five star forever home once she is fit and well and vaccinated.
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