We encourage wildlife to our garden, a haven for animals and for our guests. We are lucky to have a very healthy population of hedgehogs which visit us and this means that on evenings throughout the summer there is quite a good chance of spotting one or two going around the garden.
During this current spell of hot dry weather we put a number of additional water drinking containers and were amazed to see this hedgehog sharing a drink with Skye, one of our...
What a difference almost four weeks makes to the life of kittens....and to us!
Here are our little rescue kittens, Islay and Skye, which are now about 14 weeks old. They have had their vaccinations (and have forgiven me from taking them to the vet!) and they are settling in very well.
Like most relaxed kittens, they choose to sleep in the strangest of positions as you can see here, and to play with interesting toys, especially pieces of paper and plastic!
The photo makes th...
In my previous post I told of taking to a rescue centre a baby hedgehog we rescued, but the happy story does not end there.
Whilst at Munlochy Animal Aid I mentioned to Iona who runs the sanctury that in August we had had to say goodbye for the last time to Amber, our gorgeous 19 year old cat. Isla asked if we were looking for another cat and I said we would wait for the right cats at the right time.....and she produced these two beautiful female kittens, about 10 weeks old and needing a good...
It was a very sad day for us today as we had to say our final goodbye to our lovely cat Amber. He had reached the ripe old age of nineteen years, not a bad age for a cat who at just a couple of months old had been abandoned along with his brother, Claret, by his first owner. We were lucky to have adopted them from The Cats Protection League and really enjoyed having both of them as our pets. Amber was a wonderful puss who did not even chase birds! We will miss him very, very mu...
We were very worried this week when Amber, our lovely 18 year old cat, had to have an operation on his teeth. The vet warned us that because of his age and other health problems there was a real risk that he may not survive the operation.
We are delighted to say that Amber did make it through and he is now eating us out of house and home!
Welcome home, Amber boy!!!
It has been our absolute pleasure to share our home, garden, love of Scotland and of food, with guests over the past 14 years. The experience of running our B&B exceeded our wildest dreams however we - Carol, Gordon (& The Cake Fairy) - have hung up our aprons for the last time.
Thank you to the wonderful guests from all over the world who have stayed with us. You have given us so many special memories which we will always treasure. Thank you too, everyone else who has supported us: your confidence in us was appreciated more than words can say.
Warmest Wishes to All, Carol, Gordon..and The Cake Fairy x