Two years ago, I met this beautiful little lady, Sugar. I was attending one of Shropshire Cat Rescue’s open days and there she was. I was only there to have a look around, I wasn’t intending on bringing home a cat. After all, I had only lost my Leo just a month or so before. But… There she was. This big bundle of fur tugging at my heart.
Sugar is a Ragamuffin and oh does she have a personality! She’s chatty, bossy, insistent, but so very adorable. I’ve never known a cat to talk so much, although a lot of what she says sounds like “NOW!” or “NO!”.
Nothing pleases her more than being allowed to sleep on the bed or getting fed her favourite food (whatever that happens to be at any given moment!). She loves watching the shadows on the wall, talking to the birds and playing with her catnip banana. She tickles Silky’s toes when she’s trying to sleep and she defiantly sits on the dining table, using her sweet face to get around me. Sugar bosses Silky about a bit, but Silky has slowly learnt to stand up for herself, even being the instigator from time to time.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing with Sugar. She had been stressed in her previous home and had developed a habit of urinating where she shouldn’t. However, Sugar has come a long way and is now very well behaved in that respect, although she does like you tell you she’s going to the litter box.
As well as celebrating 2 years with the delightful Sugar, I would like to point you in the direction of Shropshire Cat Rescue. Many charities are struggling at this time. Focus is being put on raising money for NHS Charities by many fundraisers, but we must also remember all the other charities out there who have lost their primary ways of raising money.
Shropshire Cat Rescue doesn’t just find new homes for cats, they also have a Retirement Village. The Retirement Village gives cats the second chance they might not have elsewhere. These cats can live out the rest of their lives in comfort and have the freedom to roam around safely in their own little village. However, all of this comes at a cost. The charity has vets bills, food and other costs they need to be able to pay for. If you can, please consider donating.