Nicknames: Tilly Woo, Til, Tilster, Til Bear, Mummy's little Girl, Beautiful,*in her previous home used to be called Timmy*
Gotcha Date: November 19th 2008
Birthday: November 15th 2005
Coloration: Tabby and White
Likes: Attention on her terms only, her da bird, sleeping everywhere and getting cat hair onto as many clothes as possible.
Pet-Peeves: Having her belly stoked or brushed, being cuddled when not in the mood (but she puts up with it) and Anna the House Bunny
Favorite Toy: The red lazer pen, her da bird, her two scratching posts and a silver star toy
Favorite Nap Spot: Our spare Bed, under the bed in my clothes basket, in any box, under the rug in the living room, I think anywhere that is dark and compact.
Favorite Food: RC beauty biscuits mixed with go cat indoor biscuits, felix sensations and whiskas cat treats (she drools whilst eating these)
Skills: Asking for food, playing catch, Pooing at the same time each morning so that her Dad has to get it up before he goes to work, and knowing when you are having a bad day and just need a cuddle.
Arrival Story: Before we got Tilly in November 2008, we had lost two beautiful young cats to car accidents in 18 months. Martyn and I made the decision not to get another cat whilst living at our address. I missed our babies so much, I wrote a letter to our local cattery (where we took our baby Rhea when we went on holiday) asking if I could help out once a week. The lovely owner Angie agreed, met me and gave me a trial (still working there still as I love it so much). I had been there 3 months when Angie told me about Tilly (then named Timmy). Her then owner wanted rid of her, she had got Tilly from her daughter who got rid when she became pregnant. Tilly came into the Cattery at the end of October, she was nothing like my previous cats but she jumped on my knee and started pudding with her paws into my knee, just like Rhea did and this tugged the heart strings. I spoke to Martyn about her but he refused to speak about the subject. It has been 5 months since losing Rhea, but the pain was still there, and was the time right??
I could not forget Tilly, I felt she needed me so I decided to phone her owner to ask her a few questions. She mentioned that if she did not get a new home by December she was going to have her put down. There and then, I knew the time was right, I said I would take her. Martyn refused to speak to me, and was mad about me making a decision without him, but I could not let this woman get this little cat destroyed. 4 days later Tilly arrived at our home, she was dumped my arms, with just one bowl, brush, collar and medical history. I adored her from the beginning, but Martyn, it took time, now she know the word 'daddy' and meets him at the door each night.
Tilly has really settled in with our family and gets on with our house bunny Anna. She is not as loving as our other cats Pebbles and Rhea, but she will come to us for attention when required. Tilly could never replace what we have lost but do I regret getting her ....................... NEVER, the hurt is still there from losing Rhea, but Tilly makes it all bearable, she is mummy's little girl and we love her loads, we are her 4th home, but this time Tilly it is for keeps, you will be a member of our family forever, and thank you Tilly for loving us back.
Bio: Tilly has lived with us for 3 years now, and what a difference time makes. She does have her naughty days when she will just attack you, but mainly she is loving, comes for attention and if she is not getting it becomes very vocal. When we got Tilly it is sad to say that we were not ready for another cat also if it had not been for her situation probably would not have adopted her, it took a long time to get her to bond with us as we were her 4th home, but now she is our world, a very much loved, spoilt little cat. Mommy loves you very much and I am so glad I made the decision to get you, it has been a hard bonding 2 years but hey we got there in the end kid. xx
In the middle of December 2010 Tilly's personality changed even more, she started being more loving towards me and became my little shadow. I adore my little girl so much sometimes i do mother her and she attacks but no attacks, the reason soon became apparent. I was pregnant with our first baby. Tilly has been amazing, the first one to know and now we are starting another chapter of our family. We had our little boy called Ethan on the 6th September 2011, I am hoping in the years to come that Tilly and Ethan grow up to become best friends, at the moment Tilly is not much taken with Ethan but am sure that this will change in the years to come.
Well our little feral cat Smudge did come home on the 16.03.13, she was released back into the garden and disappeared straight away. It was nearly 48 hours later when she finally turned up again and was waiting for food. Think Mommy wore out the carpets upstairs constantly looking for her!!!
Mommy says it has been a massive u turn as Smudge now has a trust issue with Mommy. She will wait for food but run as soon as Mommy goes outside and will only return to the food when Mommy goes back inside and locks the door.
Yesterday and today have been a great response from her, she is still not as trusting but has not disappeared. Smudge has started letting Mommy put food where she is but no longer any nose nudging.
We know it is going to take time and lots of patience but after a year of building trust it is very upsetting to go back to square one :(
We knew that we would have to catch Smudge to get her neutered, have taken her back into our garden, into our lives and given her another chance of being loved. We will be here for you always Smudge, this is your home for when you feel ready to take the next step.
We have finally been given confirmation that our little stray feral cat Smudge is due home tomorrow. Smudge has been quite ill after being neutered but is doing really well. We have had some very cold weather so her Foster Career thought that it would be too cold to leave her outside after such a stressful time she has been through.
Mommy has got a cupboard full of cat food ready, a fresh chicken cooked, a shelter and water bottle all ready to go. It has been upsetting for Mommy to keep looking out into the garden and no sign of Smudge, two chickens cooked and no Smudge camping on the doorstep :)
Mommy has also been told to catch the two male stray feral cats that hang around the garden, they too will be neutered and released back into the local area. After Smudge Mommy thought her cat catching days would be over but she has been told that in the long run it will be better for the cats so the cat trap is coming home too.
The above link is for Smudges new Catster page, please stop by and become friends.
I know it has been some time since Mommy and I have made an appearance on Catster :( Mommy does not have as much free time now Ethan is 1 1/2 years old. He is constantly on the go and turning into a beautiful, confident little boy. Ethan and I are now becoming good friends and I do spend quality of time with him, though at the moment he is in the habit of nudging me with his foot, which really upsets Mommy but I am sure this is just another fad he is going through. Mommy has also decided not to return to work yet as my parents think it is the right thing to do. Daddy will be working away a lot this year with his new job so Mommy will stay a SAHM until Ethan is around 2 years old.
Mommy has had a lot of problems with feral stray cats over the last 2 years. Well eventually we got down to 1 female stray (Smudge) to catch, but before we could catch her she came into season again. Great news we caught her on Wednesday completely by accident, I think due to her heavier weight. The Cat Protection collected her and on Thursday a decision was made to neuter her with the loss of her kittens (she was around 3 weeks).
My Mommy had to leave the decision to the Vet, Cats Protection and the high possibility of inter breeding. Mommy just said that her priority was completely for Smudge's well being.
At the moment Smudge is doing well and will be released back home to us next week, hopefully she will learn to trust Mommy completely and we would love her to move into our house full time.
Please note how much Smudge (picture on Tilly's page) looks like our lost furby Pebbles. Mommy says that she is meant to live with us and even if she never completely trust us she will always have a meal waiting for her.
We will be giving Smudge her own Catster Page soon and would love people to become friends with her.