Kitten Diaries: kitten chaos!

It’s been a little while since my last update on the six hand reared kittens, and they have now all flown the nest and moved on to their next foster homes where they can continue to grow and thrive as they wait for their forever homes. It was as always a sad farewell, but saying…

Kitten diaries: 4-5 weeks

It’s now been over a month since I first laid eyes on my latest foster kittens, and they are now scarcely recognisable from the fragile infants whose very survival once hung in the balance. Hand rearing is such a rewarding experience as you get to witness the kittens grow and develop, surprising you with new…

At home with a House Martin

As a wildlife lover and cat owner, the summer is always a time of conflict and sadness, as inevitably my cat will bring in her share of newly fledged, vulnerable little birds, the majority of which, despite my best efforts to save them, don’t survive the shock or injuries sustained. It is estimated that cats…

Tiny tigers

A little over two weeks ago I took in a litter of 5 newborn kittens through my local Cats Protection branch, for which I am a volunteer. The kittens were tiny, able to fit easily in the palm of my hand and could not have been more than a couple of days old as their…

Raising orphans

Apologies for the lack of blog posts recently, there hasn’t been a lot of time to get out and about and take photographs as you will see I have had my hands rather full in the past week! I have been hand rearing this litter of three adorable orphaned kittens for my local branch of…