Gibson lived on the streets all his life, scared of everyone, and living on handouts from cat friendly houses. No human could get anywhere near him, and he had a tough life with the scars to show for it.
After 8 years of being fed regularly by one of our wonderful clients, he became unwell, and allowed her to handle him for the first time. He was diagnosed with Diabetes after a blood test at our Clinic, and now needs twice daily insulin injections for the rest of his life.
He seems to have realised that he needs help, and that some humans can be kind and trusted. He’s become the softest, cuddliest cat around (as demonstrated here by having a cuddle with our Vet Nurse Annika).
He lives a very happy life in a loving warm home, never having to scavenge for food in the bins again, and he shows no interest in going outside now that he lives in a hotel with room service! He copes with his insulin injections and regular trips to the Clinics without complaining and is healthier than he’s been in years.
What a wonderful story of the trust that can build over time, and of a cat lover who never gave up on him.
Gorgeous Gibson. He now comes for sleep overs with me when his owners go away. The sweetest boy in the world. You’d never believe he wouldn’t even let you near him 18 months ago.
Thank you Jason for everything, you will be dearly missed.
Both Dotong and Hector won prizes in the Golden Oldie class at the Crystal Palace Festival
Theo was brought to the clinic I was working in 2 years ago, at just a few days old….