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  1. spspd252
    1st December 2018 @ 2:22 pm

    How wonderful, hope no one else dumps animals or you will have to build an animal house!!


  2. Colin P
    1st December 2018 @ 2:56 pm

    Beth, what a beautiful story. That last photo sums it all up. So glad Max has found a little friend! Well done Cleo.


  3. Nancy McBride
    1st December 2018 @ 3:04 pm

    Meowwwww! Will you adopt me? I admit to being a bit feral, but thrive on loving touch (and your vet is a sweetheart, so I'm not ascared of him…). I know Max will be my best buddy and pull me gently around the property by my skirt, if I scratch in just the right places….


  4. Amy Bovaird
    1st December 2018 @ 4:25 pm

    Love this story, brilliantly told! When I lived in the Middle East, I had a "soup kitchen" (fed) a feral colony of 18-20 cats on my high back wall. All together, I rescued 5 dogs (one had 7 puppies). When you came on my property, I had cats lazing all around the garden. Once our housing supervisor said, "It's like the Hilton for cats." I had to keep the dogs separated from them. Even my beloved Buddy became naughty around the other dogs if they saw a cat, chasing it, although he slept side by side with them without the other dogs. I had to rehome them all but Buddy who I shipped to be with me in the States.I miss my animals now that I'm in my mother's home and only have 1 cat (getting senile). She's 18, followed me home one day while visiting my family. The next dog I get I predict will be a guide dog! my brother is not an animal lover so he draws the line at 1 or 2 pets and they must live in my part of the house.
    Thanks so much for sharing your Cleo's story.


  5. Gail
    1st December 2018 @ 7:14 pm

    What a story!! Our beautiful dog, Buddy, had been dumped and even though he ended up spoiled and very loved, it broke our hearts for years that he had gone through that. Cleo is a lucky girl and I am so happy for her. And you!! She is such a cutie. As always, so enjoy your stories. Thank you for sharing.


  6. Beth Haslam
    2nd December 2018 @ 9:23 am

    Thanks so much. Heh heh heh, it's true to say we have looked after several animals in need, but we couldn't possibly leave them. 🙂


  7. Beth Haslam
    2nd December 2018 @ 9:25 am

    Awww, thanks, Colin, Cleo's story deserves to be told. And yes, Max just loves his tiny new pal! 🙂


  8. Beth Haslam
    2nd December 2018 @ 9:26 am

    Ha ha ha, yep, Nancy, you're absolutely right about our vet and Max. You're welcome in our house any time. 🙂


  9. Beth Haslam
    2nd December 2018 @ 9:30 am

    Thank you very much, Amy, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Gosh, what amazing work you did for animals in need in the Middle East, well done you. And how lovely that you brought your beloved Buddy back with you. Your cat does sound a character! I understand why your next dog is likely to be a guide dog, what a precious relationship you will have. xx


  10. Beth Haslam
    2nd December 2018 @ 9:33 am

    Aww, thanks so much, Gail, I do appreciate you reading them. Bless your Buddy, he deserved to be spoiled. agree, it's heart-rending to think of the suffering so many animals go through. There was no possibility we could leave Cleo, she had evidently gone through quite enough already. She is such a gorgeous young animal. x


  11. Vallypee
    21st December 2018 @ 11:41 am

    What a lovely story, Beth! For some reason, my blog list doesn’t show your new posts, so I have to come and look to see if you’ve done a new one…but what a rewarding tale. I wouldn’t mind being a stray in your neighbourhood…I know where I would come looking! Cleo id beautiful and I’m so glad you, animal-hater-not Jack and Cleo have found each other. It’s just lovely that Max is so good with her too…beautiful!


  12. Beth Haslam
    21st December 2018 @ 12:09 pm

    Thanks ever so much for going to the trouble of digging my blogs out, Val! Cleo really is an absolute sweetie and gaining confidence every day. We all adore her, even Jack!! 😀


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