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Old August 31st 03, 11:55 PM
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James wrote:

oldmolly wrote on Sun, 31 Aug 2003:

In defence of some really great catteries I object to that statement.Have
you actually *been* to any catteries? My nearest one is a veritable paradise
for cats. Huge chalets and runs, an aviary in the centre to watch, the best
of everything, heated, in the countryside, and an owner who is potty about
cats and spends hours every day playing with her boarders. Music playing in
the block too.If my cats went there, they would feel hard done by having to
come back with me :0(
Another aquaintance has a superb modern cattery struated in the middle of
woodland, plenty of birds about, trees to watch, huge pens, heated etc.
What is grim about either of them?


You won't find a cattery like that anywhere in London. Most of them
have pens the size of a cat carrier and barking dogs in the next door
kennels. Certainly no Brahms or R4 anywhere :-(

Not an option I'd recommend for John.
--
James



Sounds like a business opportunity to me..... ;-)

Have you thought about that James????

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Old September 1st 03, 12:20 AM
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On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 17:55:06 -0500, Katra wrote:



James wrote:

oldmolly wrote on Sun, 31 Aug 2003:

In defence of some really great catteries I object to that statement.Have
you actually *been* to any catteries? My nearest one is a veritable paradise
for cats. Huge chalets and runs, an aviary in the centre to watch, the best
of everything, heated, in the countryside, and an owner who is potty about
cats and spends hours every day playing with her boarders. Music playing in
the block too.If my cats went there, they would feel hard done by having to
come back with me :0(
Another aquaintance has a superb modern cattery struated in the middle of
woodland, plenty of birds about, trees to watch, huge pens, heated etc.
What is grim about either of them?


You won't find a cattery like that anywhere in London. Most of them
have pens the size of a cat carrier and barking dogs in the next door
kennels. Certainly no Brahms or R4 anywhere :-(

Not an option I'd recommend for John.
--
James



Sounds like a business opportunity to me..... ;-)

Have you thought about that James????

K.


Just keep it affordable. Oh, wait, I'm preaching to the converted
Thank god for good friends who also love cats

*grins* and purrs from Kirby and Pookie

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Old September 1st 03, 12:20 AM
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On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 17:55:06 -0500, Katra wrote:



James wrote:

oldmolly wrote on Sun, 31 Aug 2003:

In defence of some really great catteries I object to that statement.Have
you actually *been* to any catteries? My nearest one is a veritable paradise
for cats. Huge chalets and runs, an aviary in the centre to watch, the best
of everything, heated, in the countryside, and an owner who is potty about
cats and spends hours every day playing with her boarders. Music playing in
the block too.If my cats went there, they would feel hard done by having to
come back with me :0(
Another aquaintance has a superb modern cattery struated in the middle of
woodland, plenty of birds about, trees to watch, huge pens, heated etc.
What is grim about either of them?


You won't find a cattery like that anywhere in London. Most of them
have pens the size of a cat carrier and barking dogs in the next door
kennels. Certainly no Brahms or R4 anywhere :-(

Not an option I'd recommend for John.
--
James



Sounds like a business opportunity to me..... ;-)

Have you thought about that James????

K.


Just keep it affordable. Oh, wait, I'm preaching to the converted
Thank god for good friends who also love cats

*grins* and purrs from Kirby and Pookie

--
DarkHills
[[[Pan: The Galactic Gargle-Blaster of Newsreaders]]]
We are Pentium of Borg. Division is futile. You will be approximated.
All trolls are promptly killfiled. You decide whether you want to talk.

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Old September 1st 03, 12:22 AM
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On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 23:42:45 +0100, James wrote:

John Moran wrote on Sun, 31 Aug 2003:
Hi there

We are planning a 6 month trip around the world
and have 2 very cute cats who, at the moment, we
can't find a home for.

We were wondering if there was some kindly
soul - preferably in the south London area - who
would be willing to look after them while we are
away.


John, you may want to consider having someone living in your home. A
cattery would disrupt them and keeping them caged for such a long time
would be unkind, but might be the best option. Try Homesitters (don't
know their details, but they have a web site) or Universal Aunts 020
7738 8987. It may not be that costly for 6 months. Worth a try.

There are fosterers but they're few and far between, and they usually
have other cats around.


I'll second this, it's an excellent idea if you can find someone.

I have cat-lover friends who will take my furries in if they need care.
They are some of my best friends.

OTOH you have to know it's someone you can trust. I'm lucky that way.

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Old September 1st 03, 12:22 AM
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On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 23:42:45 +0100, James wrote:

John Moran wrote on Sun, 31 Aug 2003:
Hi there

We are planning a 6 month trip around the world
and have 2 very cute cats who, at the moment, we
can't find a home for.

We were wondering if there was some kindly
soul - preferably in the south London area - who
would be willing to look after them while we are
away.


John, you may want to consider having someone living in your home. A
cattery would disrupt them and keeping them caged for such a long time
would be unkind, but might be the best option. Try Homesitters (don't
know their details, but they have a web site) or Universal Aunts 020
7738 8987. It may not be that costly for 6 months. Worth a try.

There are fosterers but they're few and far between, and they usually
have other cats around.


I'll second this, it's an excellent idea if you can find someone.

I have cat-lover friends who will take my furries in if they need care.
They are some of my best friends.

OTOH you have to know it's someone you can trust. I'm lucky that way.

--
DarkHills
[[[Pan: The Galactic Gargle-Blaster of Newsreaders]]]
We are Pentium of Borg. Division is futile. You will be approximated.
All trolls are promptly killfiled. You decide whether you want to talk.

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Old September 1st 03, 06:23 AM
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In defence of some really great catteries I object to that statement.Have
you actually *been* to any catteries? My nearest one is a veritable

paradise
for cats. Huge chalets and runs, an aviary in the centre to watch, the

best
of everything, heated, in the countryside, and an owner who is potty about
cats and spends hours every day playing with her boarders. Music playing

in
the block too.If my cats went there, they would feel hard done by having

to
come back with me :0(
Another aquaintance has a superb modern cattery struated in the middle of
woodland, plenty of birds about, trees to watch, huge pens, heated etc.
What is grim about either of them?
I think you are motivated by cost here and nothing else. Your poor cats
will get settled in with a new person in a new home, then when it is
convenient to you, you want them back. Not fair at all.


Very well put. I almost wish i could send my cats to a place like you just
described. It would be like a adventure playground for them. Alas I won't
let them out of my sight.


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Old September 1st 03, 06:23 AM
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In defence of some really great catteries I object to that statement.Have
you actually *been* to any catteries? My nearest one is a veritable

paradise
for cats. Huge chalets and runs, an aviary in the centre to watch, the

best
of everything, heated, in the countryside, and an owner who is potty about
cats and spends hours every day playing with her boarders. Music playing

in
the block too.If my cats went there, they would feel hard done by having

to
come back with me :0(
Another aquaintance has a superb modern cattery struated in the middle of
woodland, plenty of birds about, trees to watch, huge pens, heated etc.
What is grim about either of them?
I think you are motivated by cost here and nothing else. Your poor cats
will get settled in with a new person in a new home, then when it is
convenient to you, you want them back. Not fair at all.


Very well put. I almost wish i could send my cats to a place like you just
described. It would be like a adventure playground for them. Alas I won't
let them out of my sight.


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Old September 1st 03, 12:24 PM
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| Hi there
|
| We are planning a 6 month trip around the world
| and have 2 very cute cats who, at the moment, we
| can't find a home for.

|
| John,
|
| You didn't ask for other suggestions, but this occurred to me: Would it
be
| feasible to arrange for someone to stay in your house or apartment during
| the time you are gone in exchange for caring for your cats? Of course,
you
| may already have made other arrangements for your home -- but if not, this
| could be a "good deal" all around. You would have someone to take care of
| your cats and would not have a vacant home for 6 months (which is
sometimes
| an open invitation to burglars), the cats could stay in their own
| environment without having their lives disrupted, and the person who stays
| there could do so for minimal cost (utilities, etc.).


Would just *love* to spend half a year in London! But I have to work and
look after kids and pets. :-(
Guess you could try the local paper, and, of course, all your friends who
could ask all their friends.
In case you *have* to bring them to the cattery: For such a long time you
might be able to get a special price, especially if it's out of season.
Good luck.


Carola


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Old September 1st 03, 12:24 PM
M.C. Mullen
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| Hi there
|
| We are planning a 6 month trip around the world
| and have 2 very cute cats who, at the moment, we
| can't find a home for.

|
| John,
|
| You didn't ask for other suggestions, but this occurred to me: Would it
be
| feasible to arrange for someone to stay in your house or apartment during
| the time you are gone in exchange for caring for your cats? Of course,
you
| may already have made other arrangements for your home -- but if not, this
| could be a "good deal" all around. You would have someone to take care of
| your cats and would not have a vacant home for 6 months (which is
sometimes
| an open invitation to burglars), the cats could stay in their own
| environment without having their lives disrupted, and the person who stays
| there could do so for minimal cost (utilities, etc.).


Would just *love* to spend half a year in London! But I have to work and
look after kids and pets. :-(
Guess you could try the local paper, and, of course, all your friends who
could ask all their friends.
In case you *have* to bring them to the cattery: For such a long time you
might be able to get a special price, especially if it's out of season.
Good luck.


Carola


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Old September 1st 03, 02:13 PM
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"James" wrote in message
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oldmolly wrote on Sun, 31 Aug 2003:

In defence of some really great catteries I object to that

statement.Have
you actually *been* to any catteries? My nearest one is a veritable

paradise
for cats. Huge chalets and runs, an aviary in the centre to watch, the

best
of everything, heated, in the countryside, and an owner who is potty

about
cats and spends hours every day playing with her boarders. Music playing

in
the block too.If my cats went there, they would feel hard done by having

to
come back with me :0(
Another aquaintance has a superb modern cattery struated in the middle of
woodland, plenty of birds about, trees to watch, huge pens, heated etc.
What is grim about either of them?


You won't find a cattery like that anywhere in London. Most of them
have pens the size of a cat carrier and barking dogs in the next door
kennels. Certainly no Brahms or R4 anywhere :-(

Not an option I'd recommend for John.
--
James


I agree London is very expensive, but surely it would be worth coming out of
London to find a suitable place? an hours drive away you are in the
country..... however 6 months is a very long time to live the cats. Getting
a cat sitter in sounds like a good idea.


 




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