Having said (a temporary) goodbye to the cats, we had to find a new home for most of our cat paraphanalia. This was partly because some items are not allowed to be imported into Australia and partly because the plan is to be reunited with the cats before all of our shipped possessions have necessarily turned up.
Happily, much of it proved useful to Barbara’s Cat Rescue, from whence our two cats Mia and Arthur originally came. Shortly afterwards, I came across the leaflet that she gave us when we first got them:
Barabara is pretty amazing. As far as I can tell, she has pretty much dedicated her retirement - and house! - to looking after rescue (and stray) kitties of all kinds. It was really nice to be able to give something back after all this time - and to be able to report how well Mia and Arthur were doing, four and a half years on.
If you live in the Southampton area and are thinking of getting a cat, please think of Barbara’s Cat Rescue. Perhaps we lucked out by getting such sweet cats but we’re really glad that we adopted.