Welcome to ‘Kim’s Gang’ Page!

I have had the greatest pleasure of owning some of the most wonderful animals over the years.  From very lively (and sometimes quite smelly!) dogs, to the most spirited of cats.  All the animals were so very different, but one thing that they did have in common – they all shared their wonderful hearts with me.  I have had the most amazing journey with my animals, sharing some lovely and very special times, but also endured some sad and difficult spells.  Throughout the good and the bad, these wonderful animals have always brought to biggest smile to my face and have loved me unconditionally.  Please take a short while to take a look through my menagerie, past and present – I hope they bring a little smile to your face!

Brodie!!!

Meet the latest addition to the family, the very handsome and extremely gorgeous Brodie.  We were extremely lucky to adopt this lovely boy.  Sadly he was not coping too well in his previous home, and with a heavy heart the owners thought that he would fair much better here with our kitty family.  Initially Brodie was a little shy, but over the months this has all changed – he’s now such a chatty and friendly wee soul. He settled in immediately and he and Ralph have become partners in crime!    They are always up to fun and games …… and causing mischief!!

Ralph!!

Meet one of our very cheeky new additions to cat-astrophes, Ralph!!  This handsome little boy has it all …. looks, personality, and heaps of cheekiness!!!  He just loves everything that life has to offer, and there is never a dull moment with him in the house.  He loves being around the other cats and is like a shadow to both Olivia and Brodie.  He is simply the life and soul of everything!

Olivia!!!

Here’s our gorgeous Olivia!   My, and what a lovely addition she is.  Through no fault of her own, Olivia was sadly put into rescue at the end of 2015, and we adopted her  in January 2016.  She settled in immediately and has become a huge part of our family.  She is one of the nicest (and most playful!) Persians that we’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.  From the moment she wakes until the moment she goes to bed, she is like a shadow to her human servants.  Olivia and GiGi have become best buddies.  For those of you that worry about integrating another cat into the family, it can be done!

GiGi!!

GiGi is a stunning four-year-old Russian Blue, beautiful both in looks and in nature.  She is such a fun little girl – one minute she will be racing around the place causing all kinds of mayhem, and then the next minute she will want to snuggle in to her humans, or to her buddies …. the other cats.  She has a wonderful relationship with both Harry and Olivia, and can often be seen snuggled up on the bed with the two of them! One thing is for sure, GiGi will always bring a smile to your face!

Harry!!

Here is handsome Harry ….. handsome by name and handsome by nature.  Harry is a very sweet, loving and affectionate 15-year-old boy, although I am sure you’ll agree that he looks younger than his years?!  He is the oldest (and probably the wisest!) boy in our family.  He is deaf as a post and suffering some dementia, which results in some very noisy night time chats!!  Harry prefers nothing more than a cuddle, lots of love ….. and the odd treat (or two)!!  He’s a true joy to have in the family!

 “Rainbow Bridge”

For those of you that have endured the heartache following the loss of a beloved pet, the thought of Rainbow Bridge might lighten some of those darker days.  I have sadly lost countless pets to old age and illness, and it never gets any easier. Rainbow Bridge is on this page not to make you sad, but to hopefully make you smile when remembering your fur baby that is sadly departed.  This is also a tribute to some of my beautiful, gorgeous, and spirited little un’s that are no longer here  ….. but will always be with me ……

Darcey (08/12/2001 – 19/10/2016)

Sadly we lost our little girl Darcey on 19th October 2016.  She had a short, but brave battle with cancer.  We had the pleasure of having her in our lives from the age of 8 weeks old.  She was the most loving and affectionate ever – she would do anything for a cuddle!  Despite being a super affectionate kitty, she was certainly top cat in the family home! She stood no nonsense and the other kitties respected her greatly.  Occasionally they would try to knock her from the top spot, but she was far too smart and assertive to let this happen ….. even in her final weeks with us!  We miss her everyday, and she will always have a huge place in our hearts.  RIP ‘Little One’ xxx

Clicquot!!

We very sadly lost our gorgeous Clicquot on 21st December 2015.  Clicquot was the most adorable little lady that we have ever had the pleasure to meet. Her early life was really very sad, having spent her early years in and out of rescue – she’s had six different homes through no fault of her own.  When we rescued her, I knew she had found her forever home, and she knew that she had landed on her little paws!  We have spent the past few years together, and I am sure she could tell you a tale or two!  Clicquot was the most spirited cat that I’ve ever met, and her determination to battle through adversity was heartwarming and admirable.  RIP gorgeous girl …. see you at Rainbow Bridge X

Gertie – (20/06/2002 – 04/09/2013)

Here’s my gorgeous Gertie. We shared a wonderful 11 years together.  What a beautiful and spirited little girl.  My, she knew how to live life to the full!  We literally walked hundreds of miles together, and travelled the length and breadth of the UK on our adventures.  She had a great nose for … water (!) …. and could even find the muddiest puddle in the middle of a drought!  And swim …… she was amazing ….. just like a little otter.  I don’t think that one day ever passed where her tail didn’t stop wagging – it never stopped.  She brought the biggest smiles to my face and never failed to make me laugh.  Although she is no longer here, her spirit and zest for life remains in my heart forever.

Gucci

Gucci was really one of a kind, and very handsome with it.  He had a miserable start to life and found himself in rescue at an early age ….. with the name of Dave!  He was totally matted, underfed, and looking miserable.  He certainly deserved a second chance!  So he was rescue, de-matted (well totally shaved), and renamed Gucci.  After all, such a handsome cat couldn’t go through life with the name of Dave! *nothing wrong with the name of Dave may I add, it just didn’t suit him*.  Initially he had some behaviour issues, but these were resolved, and he turned into a very happy and very chatty, handsome young man.

Lucky

Lucky by name and Lucky by nature.  Lucky found herself in rescue through no fault of her own.  She was such a special and sweet little girl.  Initially she was the only cat in the house, until the other six turned up!  She was an older girl, and extremely wise with it.  She ruled the roost and wouldn’t take any nonsense from the rest of the gang.  She had the most sleekest fur and slender body, and was quite an athlete for her age.  I learn’t a lot from Lucky, and there was a huge void when she sadly went to Rainbow Bridge.

Pegasus

Pegasus will always have a huge place in my heart – what a cat!  Again, he did not have the best start to life, and was sadly left behind at the cattery by his owners.  I guess it was one of those questions ….. ‘what’s one more cat when you’ve already got 5’?!  So Pegasus joined the family and the rest is history!  He had a lot of behaviour issues, and was misunderstood by many.  With quite a lot of work (and patience!) he turned out to be a very loyal and loving young man.  I will never forget the day that he walked into the living room, jumped on the sofa, got on to my knee, and rested his chin on my chest; something which I thought he would never do.  He was a very special, handsome, and spirited cat.