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Toby Cat is very happy




After 7 years of his slave (me) trying to persuade him that Whiskas biscuits put into a jar are treats, Agadir have finally started to sell real cats treats.

He is over the moon and no longer solely relying on treat parcels from friends in the UK!

In other pet news, this week I thought we’d lost Junior Cat.  He’d been fighting (theres a new ginger tom in ‘his’ square) and he had a wound on his head, then he disappeared for a couple of days.  I know other cats do this regularly, but mine don’t, so I was worried.  Eventually after much searching I got a responding little miaow from under a neighbours plant.  I climbed their garden wall, hiked him out from under the bush, put him on the path….and he promptly scarpered, right as rain!  Took him another few hours to come in, and another couple of days to settle, but hes been snoozing in his bed on the garden bench this morning, and later in ‘his’ bedroom.


Maya had her stitches out after being spayed (or ‘dressed’ for my Scottish friends) you’d never believe she’d had an op. except she seems unable to hold her bladder as well as before and keeps peeing in the house.  Looked it up on the internet (what did we do before google?) and it appears its quite common, fingers crossed it sorts itself out soon, in the meantime thank goodness for ceramic tiles and a mop.

She finally seems to be ‘getting it’ with her training lead.  Not exactly walking to heel, but not pulling my arm out of its socket either.  Hopefully she’ll soon be walking as well as Tara.

Sissy one of the park dogs has had 9 pups, 7 surviving so far…a mix of black ones and brown.

The other street dog, Betsy, had one surviving pup which has disappeared this week…..she was a very healthy puppy, so thankfully it looks like shes found a home.  I’m not surprised, she was beautiful (see below).

Theres a perception, particularly with Europeans here, that Moroccans hate dogs, and while its undoubtedly true of some, I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how many Moroccan people adore their pets.  It’s hard to walk down the road with Maya without someone wanting to stroke her.