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When humans die, they make a will
To leave their homes and all they have to those
They love
I, too, would make a will, if I could write.
To some poor, wistful, lonely stray
I leave my happy home,
My dish, my cosy bed, my cushioned chair, my toy,
The well-loved lap,
The gently stroking hand,
The loving voice,
The place I made in someone’s heart
The love, that at the last
Could help me to a peaceful, painless end
Held in loving arms.
If I should die
Oh! Do not say:
“No more a pet I’ll have
To grieve me by its’ loss”.
Seek out some lonely, unloved cat
And give my place to him.
This is my legacy.
The love I leave behind.
‘Tis all I have to give.

by Margaret Trowton

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An owner's poem...

The Boss
Dignified and proud I stand,
And you all jump at my command,
The slightest gesture, slightest sound
Commands respect from all around!
No-one dare pinch my special chair.
No-one defy my baleful stare,
If slight discomfort I endure
Then you'll regret it, be quite sure!
But when my servants all obey,
Then great rewards shall come their way,
I'll let them touch my honoured head -
I'll even creep into their bed!
I'll even sing them my own song
(And keep them up the whole night long)
And give them presents, if I must
(Why do they view them with disgust?)
Yes, I'm the boss and I'm the king!
But oh, alas, there's one small thing
That I can't do - it's such a sin!
Please - open me my cat food tin!!

by Deborah Mercer

This is Jim, who loves to sit on the chimney breast watching the world go by. He and his brother, Stan, came to Cats Protection when their owner died. They now live with Matt and couldn't be happier!
Collette was a feral who was adopted in 1999 from the HW branch. She featured in the national Cats Protection magazine in March 2002 in the 'Wildies' as well as in the PAWS magazine in 2001 so is a bit of a celebrity! She is a delightful pet and loves her home, especially sunbathing and having her tummy tickled. Our other lovely cat is Melissa who is our 2nd adopted cat from High Wycombe.


Timmy was recently adopted from our branch and his new family kindly sent in this picture to show us how happy he is in his home - this was taken on day one!


Karen Bayliss sent us news of Elvis, the kitten she adopted in October 2005. He is thoroughly enjoying all the attention he is receiving and the numerous toys he has been brought. He is a truly happy little cat who in turn makes his new home very happy.

The Fram family updated us on their two adopted cats, Chelsea and Flynn. Andrew, aged 11, fell in love with these two after seeing them on this site over a year ago. Despite having the choice of kittens, Andrew was determined to have 'the pretty mum cat and her orange kitten'. Since then, both cats have settled in well, becoming very affectionate and fun. Flynn likes to sleep on Andrew's bed, and Chelsea finds wet washing a favourite sleeping place! They both look very 'at home'!

One of our own volunteer fosteres adopted Lilly last year. She is a great adition to her family and loves to wind up their other cat Mitch. She loves to get in to everything - the sink, the bath you name it!

The family have now adopted Kassie who is proving to be a new playmate for Lilly and giving Mitch a rest! As you can see, they are already firm friends.


This is Columbus. He came into CP care at 3 weeks of age, needing to be hand reared by his fosterer. This involved a tremendous commitment by the fosterer, feeding him every 4 hours - just like a mother cat would! As you can see he is now a healthy, happy and confident cat and very happy in his home.
Collette and Melissa