|Alyssa - Lulu - Vienna - PengPeng - Sophie|
|Treacle - BC|
|Treacle - MW|
In a totally different vein is Nelly, a dilute tortie, found in the DoubleWide. She was the long-term girlfriend of our dearly loved Mario, and has never really recovered from his death – one gets the feeling she’s still looking for him. Nelly’s territory is the top of the cages, from which she stares down with the slightly horrified expression of the typical feral.
|Nelly - MW|
But progress is being made – though she still won’t allow herself to be touched, she will now accept treats, and occasionally comes down to join the crowd outside the med-cage.
|Nelly - BC|
|Emily - MW|
|Emily - PH|
Now that the weather is warming a bit, Emily can once more be found outside the tea-room – especially if there’s chicken on offer – but she’s back on her shelf for the evening, and waiting to have her own special dinner delivered.
|Daisy - MW|
We can’t leave the torties without mentioning Daisy. She also has personality to an extreme degree – like, 180 degrees away from Treacle. Daisy has never met someone who isn’t her friend. She probably has a chromosomal disorder something like Down Syndrome (cats only have 38 chromasomes, so true Down Syndrome, which is a disorder of the 21st chromosomal pair, is not possible). We regularly have Sunday visitors who arrive asking, “Where’s Daisy?” and both cat and human enjoy snuggles; Daisy is one of the few Sanctuary cats who is relaxed when cradled like a baby. As a feral cat, Daisy’s chances would have been poor. We feel that she’s a poster girl for the Sanctuary.
|Daisy - MW|
Blog by Brigid Coult
Pictures by Brigid Coult, Phaedra Hardman, Michele Wright