I heard of Chaldon Animal Sanctuary via my much missed relative Joan Llewellyn.  I feel very privileged to be a supporter of Chaldon and I can't believe it's now over four years since I became aunty to the lovely Benson.

When I lost my lovely short haired cat Vanian in 2002 I grieved and grieved and I was delighted when Benson's name was put forward as a lovely feline for me to sponsor as and when I could.  I have Benson's photo in a frame on my desk and when I visited Chaldon I was sad not to see Benson but as Liz said, Benson did not know my voice but I know from Liz that Benson knows I sponsor him and think about him very much.  

SmudgeIn 2005 I adopted Smudge a rescue cat from my neck of the woods.  He had been in care for seven months and was fat and depressed and when he was put in my arms I knew I had bonded with Smudge straight away.  The lady at the rescue centre said the van had broken down and it would be after the weekend before they could bring Smudge to my house which they'd already been to inspect and given clearance. I said no way, I won't sleep at night knowing Smudge is still up here when he could be home with me, so I took him home there and then and though the lady had warned me he might be a challenge because of his difficult upbringing, Smudge was up on my lap immediately.  

SmudgeHe gave himself a month to acclimatise himself to his new home and when, after his trip to the vets and his micro chipping and full health check, he did venture out to the back garden he was up and around and playing contentedly.  He has slimmed down and is still a lovely affectionate cat, playful and mischievous.  Smudge sends a purr to Benson and all the other felines in Liz's care.  In a future newsletter I will write some more about Smudge, and Benson!

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