I’ve got a question for you this week. Which prime minister is famous for having owned a ginger cat? While you’re thinking, I’ll tell you about Woo.
Woo is a beautiful, young ginger and white cat with a short, stumpy tail. His history is a mystery. He came into the care of the RSPCA last October when he was handed in as a stray. Examination showed that he had been microchipped in Singapore. It seems as though his owners may have brought him over from Singapore, only to become separated from him here. All attempts to trace his owners have failed.
How awful to be lost and alone in a strange country. Woo likes to drink from a tap. He doesn’t like other cats, so he must go to a home where he is the only cat. If you can offer Woo a loving home, contact Southall Cattery at Burket Close, off Norwood Road, Southall UB2 4JS or call 0300 1230 746.
If you have any old newspapers, Southall Cattery could make use of them in their cat litter trays. Please do take the papers there during opening hours.
Before we move on, have you thought of the answer to the question? The answer is Winston Churchill. The house where he lived, Chartwell, is now a National Trust house and, in keeping with Churchill’s wishes, it still has a ginger cat – Jock, who even has his own facebook page. Let’s hope that Woo can also get a lovely home of his own, even if not his own facebook page.
Now for some good news, do you remember the six Jack Russell puppies we featured a few weeks ago. The good news is that they have all gone to new homes. So has Pretty, the long-haired ball of fluff we featured from Southall Cattery last time. Thank you to their new owners.
Lastly, let’s talk about the recent bitter cold weather. When it’s cold do remember your pets will need some extra attention. Rabbit hutches should always be waterproof, draught-proof, dry and well-ventilated. But, during cold weather, give rabbits extra bedding to keep them warm. See if you can move them inside into, for example, a shed or unused garage. Ideally when temperatures fall below 15°C guinea pigs should be housed indoors.
Whatever the weather, please do make sure that, for your animal, out of sight does not mean out of mind.