Black Jack

Black Jack

Our latest rescued animal is ‘Black Jack’, a black and grey tabby kitten that was dumped on Turners Lane, Healesville, late 2013.

At the height of preparation for the 2014 Australian Open Garden scheme a scared and nervous head popped his head around one of the animal feed drums here at Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge Farm. I couldn’t catch him so the least I could do was put some nourishing food out for him to appreciate. Patience is a virtue replicas de relojes españa and an advantage when endeavouring to win over the heart of a little lost kitten.

Many months of kind gentle words, spoken quietly but confidently, were a good start. Enticing him to sit beside me on a garden seat was my next step, then soft pats while acknowledging his ‘personal space’ seemed to work. Jack now comes on my daily works with Melone, Gingie and Gemma, all rescue dogs, after we have completed our morning tasks. He has made himself more than welcome, racing inside at night, knowing that healthy food a warm and cosy spon on the couch and mum’s smooches are far better that a life out there in the wild.

I have to mention, to those who are thinking of dumping a cat, or puppy or any animal for that matter, think again. A dumped kitten is terrified and hungry. Also think of our wild life, that little Kitten, if he makes it, will need to kill our wildlife to exist. Also someone has been burdened with the costs of de-sexing, immunisation, a micro-chip, flea control and food. Please be responsible people, if you have an animal you are unable to care for please visit your local animal shelter. That is the least you can do.

On a lighter note I have to mention that autumn is one of my most favourite times of the year. Mist slowly rising, autumn leaves nearly blinding us with their profusion of colour and toadstools are constantly bursting out of the ground in the most unusual places. Gillian’s Rainbow Bridge must have an artist’s weekend next autumn!

To stop Jack from temptation, killing our wildlife, I feed him warm red meat and he wears a cat collar with bells on it and of course he lives inside at night.

If you have more ideas on how to prevent cats form attacking birds etc., please contact us and let us know.

We’d love to hear from you.

Annette Conrad