Monday, October 25, 2021

It’s Been a While

 A very, very long while in fact. 

Hello to anybody who might see this. As the last of the Forever Foster crew remaining, it’s up to me to tidy things up here. So much has changed for us over the last several years, as it will have for everyone. 

After our last post, we moved to Melbourne for a year. It was cold, but I like to cuddle so didn’t mind too much. We moved back for Perth and have been here ever since. 

A little while after coming back, Fui had a urinary blockage, followed quickly by several more blockages. We did everything we could for the next year, but the chronic condition became too much for him and he crossed the bridge in May 2017.

Suey and I grew very close after we lost him, you’d even say inseparable. In February 2018 we got a new human brother. He is a gentle soul, and I like him. In May of that year Suey was diagnosed with an injection site carcinoma between her shoulders. She had surgery and at the time we thought she was clear. A year later it came back in her leg, and she crossed the bridge in June 2019. 

In December 2019 we started fostering again, for the first time since before my human sister was born. My family wanted to see if I could find a kitty that I got along with, as I was very lonely. We looked after a mum and her four kittens first. They were very sweet, but not a match. Next we took in a 14 week old kitten who had been trapped on a building site. She was semi-feral and very frightened at first, but we managed to break through to her with the help of roast chicken. She was still a pretty scared girl, but she really liked me and I didn’t mind her. We foster failed her in the knowledge that she would likely never be a lap cat, but knowing the most important thing was that I had a friend again. Her name is Rosie. She took great care of me when I was sick a few months later. While her play gets a bit much for me at times, I love cuddling with her.

I’ve also helped her to see that my people are pretty good to be around. About six months after we adopted her, Rosie sat next to my mum on the couch for the first time. Over the next few months, she found my mum’s lap. She is now super comfortable around my people and loves spending time with them. I would post a photo of her but can’t figure out how to do it. She is a white cat with black mask over one eye, black ear, black splotches on her torso and a tail that looks like she dipped it in an ink pot. Beautiful.

We fostered another mum with babies who unfortunately had to go back early as the mum got very sick, and then a litter of bottle babies for a short time. We have come to the realisation that fostering is not for us in this season of our lives. With me getting older and a bit crotchety, plus the two human children, it started to feel a bit too much. Hopefully it will be something that can be done again in the future. 

As for me, I am still here. I’ve come a long, long way from the kitten who was given a life expectancy of 4 months. Last month I celebrated my 12th birthday. My hearing and eyesight are not the best, and I still get very anxious at times, but I love my family and am doing well otherwise. They love me fiercely and feel thankful every day that I came to them. 

I don’t know if I will ever post again after this. But I couldn’t leave this blog without finishing the story of Fui and Suey. They were like two little suns that my mum’s world revolved around and we miss them desperately. Our lives were so much better for having known such beautiful souls. Their ashes are buried together in a community garden. There is a playground there where children play, and at the right time of year their garden bed is full of sunflowers. It seemed a fitting place for them. 

I won’t say goodbye, but I will say goodnight. Thank you for being a part of our story. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013


It's my GotchaBirthdayVersary extravaganza! Four years ago I was handed to my mum, wrapped up in a beanie to try and keep my newborn body warm. That day I wrapped her around my teeny tiny paw, and I've never let go.
 I was the piece of the puzzle that nobody knew was missing. Suey loves to wrassle with me because I don't just sit on her and squash her. Fui loves to wrassle with me because I don't get grumpy and run off when he tries to sit on me and squash me. We all love cuddling each other.
Those who knew us back in the oldendays of my kittenhood may remember that I wasn't a well baby and my prognosis wasn't terribly bright. So to be sitting here, stuffed to the ruff with flaked tuna, inviting my friends to party with me feels very special indeed.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Clarification

 Hi everybody. It's Suey here. It's come to my attention that my brothers are spreading untruths about me. They have been suggesting to everyone on the internet that I am mellowing out in my middle age and instead of being the cat who hisses at orphaned kittens I am becoming a cat in touch with her mummy side. This is categorically untrue. It is not a fact that I like to cuddle against the baby when she sleeps with my mum. It is not a fact that I watch her intently when she plays. It is not a fact that I will scurry to find my mum if I hear the baby crying. I don't then cry at my mum when the baby cries to ask if she is ok. It is most certainly not a fact that I stand up against the cot and watch the baby if she gets upset, and I don't purr at her to try and calm her down. OK? I'm glad we've cleared that up.
I have a reputation to protect.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Return of the Sleepy Kitties!

Hi peeps! We've had a loopy crazy time lately with lots of to-ing and fro-ing between our house and nan's house and catteries and our house and hotels and catteries and our house! But now we're all back home and settled, and hoping to be blogging much more regularly.
Our baby is growing big and strong, and we think she is pretty awesome. We've been doing lots and lots of practice with her of 'gentle', and now even Suey lets the baby pat her! I like to snuggle up against her, she makes a good pillow. Fui had a dental a little while ago and did very well. Now he will show off his sparkly teeth to anyone who comes near.
We are all enjoying the slightly warmer weather as spring gets closer, it got a bit chilly there for a while.
It's good to be back :)

Friday, June 14, 2013


 Six years ago, a fabulous little tortie stole our hearts.

We couldn't dream of a sweeter little ladycat to have bossing us around.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Today is my Gotchaversary! I came to my home six years ago. I was my mum's first ever kitty, and she thinks I was the best teacher she could have asked for. I'm loved very much, and I love very much. After being abandoned in a junkyard as a tiny kitten, I think I landed on my paws :)


Sunday, March 24, 2013


We are SIX!
 Healthy, happy, and loved beyond measure.
May it be that way for all.