Hi, my name is David and I’m hoping to raise money towards the cost of an operation for Limpy the cat. He is called Limpy because he appeared one day in my mum’s garden with a severe limp due to a broken leg. He was also extremely thin but because he was so timid and scared, as soon as anyone went out to him he disappeared for several days at a time. Instead food was left out for him to eat while no one was around. After several months he was brave enough to eat the food with someone in the garden and after many more weeks of patiently building up his trust he let us stroke him.
Fast forward to today and as you can see from the photo Limpy has finally moved into the house and is a much-loved member of the family. Unfortunately it’s far too late to do anything about the limp from his broken leg, but he has a cyst on his eye that makes it difficult for him to properly close, causes him discomfort and obscures his vision. Thankfully this can be treated.
The estimate Limpy’s vet gave for the operation to remove the cyst is £580 to £862 but I am seeking only to cover the minimum amount of £580. If the goal is reached before I end the fundraiser (which would be amazing!) any extra will go towards any aftercare Limpy might need. If he doesn’t need any then I will donate the money to a local cat charity.
Limpy and I thank you for reading this and thank you in advance for any donation you give. I will update on how the operation goes and if possible provide a photo. Thank you!
You probably know that throughout the year at the beginning of each month I have been creating a short video of photographs, from that month 2016-2021. Here’s the last of this year’s videos, I hope that you have enjoyed watching them. Moments of pleasure instrumental by Kate Bush
“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” T Pratchett
…Is the sunniest spot in the house!
The Cat of the House
by Ford Madox Ford
Over the hearth with my 'minishing eyes I muse; until after
the last coal dies.
Every tunnel of the mouse,
every channel of the cricket,
I have smelt,
I have felt
the secret shifting of the mouldered rafter,
every bird in the thicket.
Nightingale up in the tree!
I, born of a race of strange things,
of deserts, great temples, great kings,
in the hot sands where the nightingale never sings!
For the past three days I have been isolating as I am having an operation today. My right arm. I am right handed. So, I have been busy making some new Cyanotypes which I have made one of them into a new card available soon.
I have only made a few at the moment to see how they go. Take a look you might like them if you (or the card recipient) is a cat lover. Or you may want to frame one to hang on the wall.
I have been growing some mini pumpkins for my window display next week and I have managed to salvaged 3! so today I’ve done a quick photoshoot with the cats and a few images from a couple of years ago to get us it the mood for Autumn.