Pets & Other Animals

Twilight the 3 year old cat

In some parts of the world, such as North America, the risk of a pet being carried away by a raptor bird like an eagle, buzzard or hawk is taken seriously.

Maggie the 11 year old Lurcher

Maggie is a Lurcher, which is not so much a specific breed as a particular type of dog. Classically, a Lurcher was an Irish poacher’s dog: a cross between a Greyhound and a Deerhound.

Sophie the 11 year old cat

Eleven years ago, a friend of Cathy’s told her about two kittens that had been rescued: two sisters, one with a tail, and one with no tail (like a Manx cat).

Sugar the three year old tabby cat

Sugar has had a complicated six months on the health front, but up till the latest episode, the family had been managing to deal with the problems by themselves, without veterinary help.