Early in December Kate was driving in rush hour down the Nauranga Gorge, which is 6 lanes wide, and the car in front of her bowled a kitten. She could tell it was alive but injured as he was writhing on the ground ... so she put on her hand brake and hazard lights and jumped out. Fortunately the lanes on her side of the road were going quite slowly. The people in the cars behind her were also very supportive and pointed out where he was, as in spite of his injuries he was rushing all over the place and narrowly missed being hit again... She caught him as he was climbing between the breaks and wheel hub of the car behind her. Luckily the driver was casually drinking coffee and didn't move an inch, so Kate didn't lose any fingers and the kitten didn't get squashed!
We have called him Mogwai, he is all black and about 7 weeks old. He lost a canine tooth and had a cut on his chin but was miraculously otherwise uninjured!
He was very much a wild kitten when Kate caught him but within hours was purring and happy with a full belly and enjoying our warm house. He is getting along well with everyone and is very settled and happy! His injuries healed very quickly and he plays and sits on laps and loves people and is generally a joy to be around! Mogwai will be available for adoption fairly soon when he is old enough to be desexed.
Thunder is more interested in cuddles than the new house
Our house is almost finished!!! We have been awaiting completion of our house before taking in more animals – and the end is in sight!
We have had enormous quantities of rain which are mixing with the freshly dug trenches for the new house piping and creating mud galore! Urg, we can’t wait for summer!
We took in and tamed a lovely wild kitten “Lux” who befriended everyone, including the other cats at the sanctuary. We were sad to see him go but very happy with the wonderful new home he has gone to. Thanks Kirsty and family for giving Lux a chance for a wonderful happy life! Sure beats a cold hungry winter in the wild!
We started building a shelter for the miniature pony (and future animals) which is due to be finished this week (if it stops raining!!)
We purchased some aviaries that we have been dismantling for transport. The second hand materials and components will be a great help towards building a number of other structures including a bunny house, aviaries and chookhouse.
Thunder the miniature pony is up to date with vaccinations, teeth filing and hoof trimming and he has a great bill of health from the vet.
We have been varnishing the inside of the house as areas are finished by the builders. Once it stops raining we will be able to do the outside and will get the code of compliance signed off from the Council and we will be all go!