Meet the Gang! We have adopted 6 cats to share our life with us here in Spain!
Adopted in November 2006 off the streets he has utterly and totally taken over our apartment and our lives – and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Somehow he managed to read the manual on “how to be a cat” and he fulfils his role superbly every single day.
Adopted in January 2008 off the streets she had certainly had a tougher life than Moreno having had two litters at least, and it is probable that she is Moreno’s mother. After a few initial problems they tolerate each other and she has developed her own personality that is different from Mori’s which is great!
Sands brought her home from a rescue centre on the 14th October 2008, we thought to die with some dignity as she was so ill. We hand fed her for over a week, before she started to improve and Moreno really took to her and they quickly became friends.
She rallied for a while and started playing and enjoying life, with her new best friend always willing to play with her. Unfortunately she became ill again and it was diagnosed that she had a congenital heart defect, and was going to have no quality of life at all.
With a heavy heart we had her put to sleep, knowing that it was the right thing to do and that we had given her a good couple of months, and a best friend in Moreno.
She lives on in the work that Sands and I do with the ALStrays re-homing and transport project and she will never ever be forgotten. Oscar, Fleur and Dusky owe their life with us to little Orla, as she showed us that Moreno would love a little friend, hence we adopted Oscar, and then Fleur and subsequently Dusky.
God bless you Orla, gone but NEVER forgotten xx
Adopted in February 2009, this little chap was found drowning in the marina and rescued by some friends. He was due to go to Germany but we ended up fostering him for a couple of days and that was that! Mori is totally in love with him, best of mates from day one and it is just so nice to see them so friendly. He is such a happy chap, never has to be told off, happy to occupy himself or play with whoever is around.
Sands rescued Fleur from a garden on June 17th 2010, and at the time it was touch and go if she would have to be put down as she had such a badly broken back leg. Over the weekend that we had to wait to take her to the vet we all fell in love with her, especially Moreno, so it was with some trepidation that we waited for the verdict.
The vet saved her leg, and her life, but she had a pin in which we had to monitor 24/7 for 4 weeks, which was a challenge but by the end of it there was no way we could let this plucky and beautiful little lady go!
We came across Dusky on the 14th June 2011 as we walking along the beach one evening. He was abandoned and hungry, and although nervous he was a friendly chap and Sands picked him up and carried him home. Purring all the way I think we had both decided to keep him before we got him home.
He has the sweetest nature of all the cats, and after an initial stand off by Fleur she soon adopted him as her best friend (although Moreno remains her protector and boyfriend).
What can I say! Kasper was found by a friend of some people we know here in Almerimar ties to a fence near a market in Murcia, 200km away from us. The people over on holiday were keen to help and said they would fund and adopt, so he ended up with us (for a while).
At only 4-6 weeks old it was going to be a while before he could travel. Hard not to fall in love with the little fella. Moreno as ever was great with him from day one, quickly followed by Oscar and Dusky, who quickly became best mates. Said surprised us all by taking to him and not having an issue with him, and stroppy Fleur eventually came round. They wanted him to stay. The lady in the UK was still happy to adopt him but his temperament and her circumstances not a good match so he stayed with us, and she very kindly adopted another rescue cat that Sands had been nusring after it required a rear leg to be amputated.