At this moment (August 2011) we have 10 cats and
This is our dog Rexy,
We adopted him when he was 10 years old
We are very proud that he lived with us up to his
very old ages off 14 years and 6 months.
We were very happy with Rex and we enjoyed him being a good friend.
He sometimes had serious illnesses. We gave him the chance to recover
many times but at last he was very old and it was obvious the last few
weeks that he was at his end.
born : 6-1-1999
After Rex passing away we first wanted to wait a bit but
after 2 weeks we already decided to go for an new dog
search we found Laika a Sheppard 3 years old in the pond of Almelo
This is Laika
Laika lives with us since august 2013.
He is a difficult dog, we are his 4th owner and he has
been the most part of his life in the pond. We come along well, he is a
bit difficult during walking when cars or bicycles approach. We have to
be very careful that we keep him away from cars or bicycles.
In our house he is a very friendly loving dog, who loves
to play and get our attention.
We love having him and giving him a chance to live his live in a home
situation and not in the pond.
We have a lot of Cats, at this moment (march 2016) 10 in total.
You understand that we love our pets very much. Sometimes its a lot of work but
we don't want to miss them.
Our first Cat was Poekie, we had this wonderful cat in
1983 until 1990
Artist impression of Poekie
This is a drawing my wife made of Poekie
When Poekie died we got ourselves a new cat at the asylum, Lady at the
age of 3 years. We were very fortunate to have her and take care of her until she became
very old and weak.
She died when she was 20 years old.
This is Lady
We adopted her at age of 3, we had her pleasure
for 17 years.
Lady was a nice and loving cat. She loved to go
outside but only when she was lined.
She died when she was 20 years old. She became weaker
and weaker until she could not stand on her feet anymore.
We wanted a natural death for her but at the end we could not bear
seeing her suffering of her very old age and decided to help her with
After a few years we had a cat around our house. We called
Flipje wandered around our house for a few
He also had a home with us and could go outside whenever he liked.
Unfortunately he was wounded by someone shooting at him.
from this wound we did allow him outside, we should better not have
allowed this because
we never seen him again.
We searched for at least two months but he was
During the search we found a similar cat in the asylum and we
decided to adopt this cat Japie.
Japie was adopted by us during the search for
Flipje, we decided that he could not walk free outside but should remain
inside and we built a cat home outside. He can go outside when he wants
but cannot walk away.
In 2004 Japie got a
stroke but recovered well from this. In the years after he had more
health problems and in 2007 he became worse. When we decided to let him
euthanize we went to the vet but during the drive he got a heart stroke
and died before we arrived at the vet.
We got Moore from the
when we also went for Mistie.
Moor was a very loving cat who always loved to share her basket with the
Moor suffered from renal failure and we had to let her go.
She was 16 years old when we lost her.
Mistie, a special cat with only one eye.
When Mistie came living with us he was afraid of unknown things and gave
a claw when we wanted to coddle
him. After a while we found that he likes
to be kissed on his head and after
that his behaviour changed. He became much more friendly and we had a
special bond with him.
After a few years he suffered from renal failure and we had to let him
This is Blacky, he wandered around our
house for a long period. During a strong winter with temperatures of -13
degrees he was still outside so we started giving him a small box and
after a while he came living with us.
Later we found that he belonged to a neighbour a
few houses away, they called him Sjimmie. They suggested to let Sjimmie
decide were to stay. After two weeks it was obvious that he wanted to
stay with us.
He passed away after a short illness.
Milky is a stray cat wandering around our house for
some time. We started feeding him after a while and he was a more
His looks were not very fine, with many small wounds on his head.
After some time he ran into our home being afraid,
perhaps for an other cat. Since then Milky lives with us in our house.
Milky suffered from problems in his urine ways. After some years this
became worse and he got seriously ill. The doctor was not able to find
to problem. After some time we went to a another doctor for second
opinion and this one found a very big stone in his urine blather. The
stone was removed in a surgery, but a few days later Milky had severe
problems in recovering and we had to decide to let him go to sleep.
Milky died on 14 august 2015
Artist impression by my wife
Kid & Milou
Kid was living in the asylum together with Milou when my wife was on
He was seized at his previous owner who did not take care of him and
He was a very small cat, almost 6 months old and
afraid of human.
We take care for Kid and Milou who changed to nice
cats who like to be coddled
They still live with us
Roos was a
stray cat most probably dumped with us and loud crying for help. She was
estimated to be almost 4 months when she was left at our place. We
decided to help her and give her a home with us. She still lives with
was wandering our house during the summer of 2010 for a week. During our
first holiday week I walked with our dog Rexy when I saw him laying in
the grass not giving any reaction on me and Rexy. When I went to him he
kept laying in the grass without moving. I went inside to take Rexy home
and came back together with my wife and he still was not reacting to our
presence. We offered him some food which he liked and needed very much.
We took him inside and gave him food and a place to sleep. After some
hours he became wealthy again and since then he lives with us.
Snoesje & Polleke
Polleke, in the front was visiting us since 2009
and during the winter 2009 to 2010 she was living with us. At spring
2010 he decided it was time to leave and he smashed the roof and left.
From that time on he visited us for something to eat. During the early
winter of 2010 he again came living with us after he ran into our house
when we opened the door. Since the he lives together with Snoesje in our
Snoesje, wandered around our house since summer
2010 and she stayed in our greenhouse. When winter arrived it became
very cold for her. When Polleke decided to come in we also decided that
it was better for Snoesje to come in and live together with Polleke.
After the winter both decided to stay with us and
they still live happy in our serre.
After she had surgery in 2013 for cancer she recovered well but in 2014 the
cancer was spread and we had to let her go.
This is Lucky
owns her name due to the fact that I rescued her out of the ditch were
she almost drowned.
I rescued here at age of 12 weeks, she is
our first kitten
We had a wonderful cat with Lucky but
unfortunately she died from something we don't understand. We were not
at home and after returning we found her dead. This was a very bad day
for us because on that same day we were at the hospital were we found
that my mother was beyond recovery for cancer.
Lucky was our first
kitten, we saved her life from drowning. Unfortunately she died way too
young, most probably due to a hart attack.
In 2013 we had the pleasure of getting a
nest from Nikki a cat who joined us end 2012. At that time it was not
visible that she was pregnant but early 2013 it showed that she would
become a mother.
We supported Nikki with a nice place to get enough
rest and a place to get here kittens.
In return she allowed us to be present during birth which took about
She gave birth to 5 kittens all healthy and looking fine
3 girls and two boys: Rimmel, Felix, Pieppie, Jumpie and Lookie
Before Nikki gave birth we did read about this and we were told that
after birth the kittens should be marked because otherwise one could not
recognise the kittens. This could be done using nail polish. We did buy
nail polish from Rimmel and that's how we came to the name of our first
At the time we have had these kittens our total cat population was
17 cats, that was a bit too much, Hi.
We decided to keep Rimmel and Felix, both cats below.