Cats Have Half Term Too!

Cats Have Half Term Too!

If you’re like us and you felt there were 537 days in January and the storms, snow and rain would never stop, well fear not – better days are ahead.

Half Term is far approaching and you might be tentatively planning a few days or a weekend away.

So what to do with the furry ones in your life I hear you ask? Well look no further, HomeFurYou is perfectly set up to look after your beloved felines in the confines of your own home.

We still have spaces over half term to pop in and feed your four-legged friends. Far better than putting them in an unfamiliar cattery. They will get tons of cuddles from us and we set up a what’s app group to update you with pictures and how they’re getting along.

So if you’re based in the Lincolnshire Wolds, get in contact with us and we’ll come and meet your precious ones!

The Hounds of Love – Their FurEver Home (Part 2)

The Hounds of Love – Their FurEver Home (Part 2)

Neil and Alper gave us the two hour warning and our nerves jangled. They’d left Sunderland and were on their way down to deepest Lincolnshire with our precious cargo. They worked for the most amazing company called Paws and Claws Transport Limited. Everything was taken care of – the paperwork, the pet passports and all the logistics. A five star service for the discerning pet rescuer.

After travelling through 11 different countries, clocking up 2,500 miles and dropping off almost all of their furry friends around the UK, only Cappa, Docia and Buttercup were left on the van. They’d barked their way from Guildford to Glasgow and managed to drop off the three cats early doors. Result!

It only remained for us to sit with Kitty, Alvin, Cludo and Dora, carefully explaining the significance of what was to come. The reaction was fairly ambivalent. There was some bum licking, some begging for dreamies and a bit of frantic litter gardening to be done. So we needn’t have worried.

ETA was 11:30pm and we were so excited. It had been six months to the day since we clapped eyes on Cappa and Docia. They were literally begging for scraps outside our hotel in this beautiful region of Turkey. I remember clearly Jules looking into Cappa’s gorgeous eyes and saying “We will never ever let you both down and you will come and live in your forever home with us”.

So fast forward half a year, half a continent and a lot of expert canine advice from our very own Fairy “Dog-mother” Leanne, the moment had arrived.

Neil stepped off the van and our family was complete. Cappa immediately threw herself on her back and had her tummy tickled by Jules. They say a dog never forgets an act of kindness and this proved it. She definitely remembered Jules and her promise.

We’d delivered on that promise and now the fun could begin. After wiping away the tears of course.

The Hounds of Love – Our Rescue Dogs are Coming Home (Part 1)

The Hounds of Love – Our Rescue Dogs are Coming Home (Part 1)

I still remember Jules’s face when she looked at me when we met the dogs outside our hotel in Cappadocia (a mountainous region of central Turkey (known for its spectacular scenery and stunning balloon flights that fill the sky with colour). It was that look that said ‘Houston, we have a problem – Jules has a madcap idea and we all need to get on the rollercoaster!’

We had been feeding the dogs for a couple of nights outside the hotel and we had fallen in love. Now if you’ve been following closely for the last seven years, you’ll know that we have always been batting for ‘Team Cat’ and we’ve never owned dogs. I may have even written the odd disparaging word about how cats are the supreme beings (possibly even aliens) – the master race and dogs are well, just a bit stupid. Yes, I said all of those things, but there was just something about these two. They looked into our souls and seemed to be pleading for a better life.

There are many street dogs in Turkey and it had affected us seeing this on our trip around the country. Thankfully, there are some very good people in the world who run shelters and rescue some of them – more on this later.

So, I remember Jules saying to Mustapha our lovely guide on our trip, ‘You must get loads of requests from holiday makers to take home rescue dogs?’. Mustapha, paused and with wonderful timing said, ‘I’ve been doing this job for 30 years and it hasn’t happened once!’

So, the plan was on. Mustapha said that if we could get the dogs into a shelter, he could help with a driver. We made a lot of phone calls over the next few days as we took in the sights of Troy, Gallipoli and back to Istanbul. We eventually found the amazing people at the Koycegiz Dogs Rehabilitation Centre, on the south coast of Turkey. All we had to worry about was how we got them there – just a mere 758km! But that was fine as we had our driver – Bulo, who had taken us to see the balloon flights.

Fast forward a week or so and the dogs had made the journey to Koycegiz and now the hard part began – all the health checks, jabs and paperwork required to prepare them for the journey. We knew this would take around four to five months to complete, but we received lots of pictures and videos to keep us updated. They were off the streets and they were thriving in the company of around 200 other hounds all waiting for their forever homes.

To be continued…..

Are you on HomeFurYou’s Christmas List?

Are you on HomeFurYou’s Christmas List?

It’s that time of year, the first frosts of winter, the crowds in the shopping centres and Santa planning his big trip in his sleigh.

Perhaps you’re thinking of a holiday away this festive season or staying with relatives? One of the biggest problems is leaving your beloved furry friends on their own. Who is going to look after them and give them those choice turkey off-cuts and a cuddle this season? You know they won’t be happy in a cattery as they want to be in their own environment. So, give HomeFurYou a call now on 07948973271 as we can make sure your princes and princesses are warm and being looked after.  Not only that, our prices for cat sitting and feeding are just the same for the duration of the holidays.

Jules and Martin are already practicing in their own sleigh,  to make sure that they cover all of the cats all over the world. Just click on the video here as they work out the route to cover the HomeFurYou cats in Lincolnshire this Christmastime!