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Rory’s journey as an IBD cat

Apologies in advance for the longer and more serious than usual post today.  As you may have gathered, a huge part of my inspiration for fundraising for Cats Protection this year are my gorgeous boys Rory and Mac, both adopted from CP West Lothian branch.  Rory in particular was very poorly last year, making me think about how important he is to me and my family and giving me that push to try and do more for all of those other cats out there who need the care of forever homes.

Rory suffers from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), something which is actually fairly common in cats but which I was not aware of prior to owning Rory.  I’m not a vet so please don’t take anything here as medical advice for your cat, but wanted to write something to raise awareness of the condition, give cat owners a view on they symptoms and behaviours Rory experienced and also talk about Rory’s treatment.   Continue reading

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Rory’s guide to stress reduction

You might not believe it, but being a cat can be very stressful!  Not only do I have a territory to maintain, a kitten to boss around and a nemesis cat to keep at bay, I also have to take care of two humans!  I’m a pretty laid back cat and keep my cool despite all of this.  Here’s my guide to stress free living. Continue reading


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Meadows 10K – Running for Cats

Today I completed the first of the challenges that I am taking part in to raise money for Cats Protection in 2017.   Today’s challenge was a 10k race at the Meadows in Edinburgh.  I only really started my running training this year and as I managed to injure my ankle in January I haven’t had as much chance to train as I would have liked.  In fact before today I have never run as far as 10k ever – my goal for today was just to finish! I was joined by Robert, who as a serious running was expecting (and achieved) a far, far better time than me. Continue reading