An update

Firstly I want to say thank you blogville. Thank you so much to each and every one of you who has shared Marys (now MJ) story in the hope of finding her a forever home. I knew that blogville was an amazing place to be, but until those wheels start turning on your behalf you never truly understand how many amazing animal lovers there are in this place we like to call home.

I would like to make a special mention to some of you who have pulled out all the stops:

Savannah and Leo, you and your mum have been amazing, organising the treasure chest, the transport and making MJ the very first of your “play it forward series” (I feel confident to call it a series, as I know the next time a call comes in you will be the first to offer a paw of help!) Everyone here has been blown away by your passion and skill with which you pulled everything together.

The lovely Leo

The lovely Leo

My good pal Savvy

My good pal Savvy

Mollie and Alfie, hunting down a good friend and finding a potential home for MJ was amazing – thank you.

Mollie & Alfie look like they have already heard the news!

Mollie & Alfie look like they have already heard the news!


Rumpy, thank you to you and the whole gang for taking the time to interview MJ and share her story with your readers.
Rumpy always helps out a good cause!

Rumpy always helps out a good cause!


(If any of you would rather I removed your photos please growl at typist and she will!)

Clowie, Easy, the gang at Brians home and everyone at Mumsys (and anyone else stupid typist has forgotten) who has blogged/tweeted/shared her story thank you!

Now onto the news, as most of you will have seen from the lovely Savannahs blog. Mary has now been renamed MJ and was happily enjoying life at the vets, enchanting everyone she met including the two Labradors that sometimes hung out there. During the day she had the run of the office, on an evening she was let loose in the kennels area at weekends she went home with one of the nurses, the only thing missing was her forever family to love. And it looked like this was about to change, as typist received an email late Wednesday night saying that a new home had been offered for MJ -woo hoo time to celebrate I hoped. Typist rang the vets to give them the good news, and was told that MJ had been moved to the Blue Cross, as they had a space for her and thought the chances of her finding a home were better with a rescue. So typist rang the Blue Cross…. I had to put away my half blown up pawty balloons when I overheard typist conversations with the Blue Cross.

Unfortunately when MJ arrived they noticed she seemed to be urinating a lot and so wanted to run some tests to make sure everything was a-ok with her. The results came back this morning and unfortunately it is not the news we had all kept our paws crossed for – the tests are showing MJ has diabetes. At this stage I do not know much more than that as it was a quick call to update me and typist on progress whilst she was being taken to the vets. The sad news is that this has put the halt on her potential forever home as the people stepping forwards have had to withdraw their offer, and there is now a urgent hunt on for a local foster home who can take MJ on as ‘cats with diabetes don’t do so well in a rescue.’

I will update you with more info when I have it, but for now keep your paws crossed, and enjoy these lovely photos! (There will be a video if typists computer ever starts behaving!)

Smiling for the camera

Smiling for the camera

Hoping they will stop pointing the silly flash bang machine at her!

Hoping they will stop pointing the silly flash bang machine at her!

So tiny!

So tiny!

On the hunt!

On the hunt!

My big brother Dill

Now many of you will have heard me talk about Walter (mainly cause he is such a pain in the …. I digress) but Dillon is my big brother, he has taught me everything I knew and has been taking care of mum, dad and my none furry brothers and sisters since before I was a dot in my doggie mums eye.

A close up

A day by the sea!!

In the office

My darling big brother Dill today want over rainbow bridge, he was just short of his 17th birthday and had taken a turn for the worst over the last few days. Dad took him to see Ian from Bishopton in Ripon, who couldn’t have been more compassionate and caring and now he is running free over in rainbow bridge, or if i know him looking for a big comfy sofa to curl up on – you wil remember he was a fan of my big red cushion…

Dill on my cushion

Bye bye Dill

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….