I took Pushkin to see Gerard, my wonderful vet, yesterday afternoon and after his examination he gave me some great news, which is that the lad is doing well.
Although his urea is up (not good) since it was last tested, his creatinine levels are normal and much lower than before. In other words his renal failure is taking its toll, but it’s chronic rather than acute and his quality of life remains good. He spends long hours in the garden and the field behind us and from time to time, he even chases Gilly, which is excellent on all counts and she loves it!
With the help of some of you who have been in touch with me, I have now found a food that he will eat. (He went off his renal diet some time ago needless to say.) Anyway right now he is eating Applaws sachets of fish, and he seems to love it and has even put on a little weight. The other cats quite like it too I have noticed, so we are now into a whole new regime of feed feed feed.
So thank you all of you for your help and advice. Much appreciated.
- White Chin: the cat that walked by his wild lone
- White Chin
- The Cats of Moon Cottage
- The Cats on Hutton Roof
You either love cats or loathe them, but millions of feline fans will indulge themselves in this tale of White Chin, abandoned by his callous owners in a wood.
Forced to fend for himself, he survives until a farmer’s daughter, who witnessed the abandonment, finally finds him and encourages him back to family life.
Edwards, author of the Moon Cottage Cats series, has a genuine feel for the countryside and for the interaction between humans and animals, lending this gentle tale of trust and loyalty a sensitive and uplifting emotional core.
Aimed at younger readers, it will find plenty of adults reading it under the duvet.
Sally Morris - Daily Mail, 17th September 2010
Closely observed and very moving, complemented perfectly by fine detailed illustrations.
A terrific animal adventure and an incredibly heart-warming story.
This isn't just another animal story: it's a slice of life and the illustrations are an absolute triumph.
A sensitively wrought and compelling story that takes you inside the mind of a feline. Edwards has captured a voice that young adults will love.
A vivid, honest and observant book about a life with cats, told with charm and wit.
Cat lovers will adore this book. I know I did. A tender story of love between the author and her cats.
A colourful chronicle that celebrates the many ways animals enrich our relationships and our lives. It's catnip for anyone who has ever loved a feline.
I admire this book even more than its predecessors. I don't think it's exaggerating to say that in some ways it stands comparison with Tarka the Otter. The tone of voice is different, and so is the pace, but the observation and the empathy are of similar quality.
And these, I believe, are the most important things in attempts to interpret the animal world to the rest of us.
A fascinating account of the intertwined lives of four cats. A touching book, intelligently observed.
Fannie, Titus, Pushkin and Gilly
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