Welcome to blog! I started it in 2020 to chart my recovery from breaking my ankle (hence the name). I guess no-one saw a global pandemic coming. It's turned into a place where I can talk about the things happening in my life, my horse and my cats. Enjoy!
Some of you may remember that I had an intact tom cat coming in my house. I was contacted by Lost and Found Cats Norwich who helped me trap him and took him to a foster home where he could be assessed.
He was in a bad way sadly. He’d several broken teeth that needed to be removed. He had a high worm burden which is being treated. And he’s now been neutered.
He’s been in foster care for two months now and he’s come a long way. From being hard to get near to purring. But he’s still got a long way to go as he’s still very scared and shutdown.
Today I went to see him. And for the first time, I got to give him a little stroke. They’ve nicknamed him Ninja.
He’s safe, warm and gets fed regularly. He’s a lovely boy. And clearly had a hard paper-round. I felt dreadful trapping him at first. Given his broken teeth, he must have been in so much pain. I know now that I did the right thing.
So 2020 was going to be my year. The year I got my life sorted after being served redundancy notice from my job in November 2019. The year I ticked off more things from my horsey bucket list. The year I got my mental health back under control and reduced stress in my life.
I had a plan. And it was a good one. Then the plan changed dramatically on 2 January. I came off my horse at speed and broke my ankle. Badly. Like all good equestrians, I got back on and rode back to the yard, sorted Buddy out and then drove myself to A&E. That’s where this journey really began...
I was sent home from A&E and told to crack on, only to receive a phone call later to say they’d missed a fracture (and a rather serious one at that). Whoops! So fracture clinic on 3 January, surgery on 5 January and home to recover.
I started this blog as a way to chart my recover back to the saddle. As I cleared clinics and competitions out of my diary and wondered what the next few months would bring, it's been a safe space for me to say how I'm feeling.
The new plan was to get a new job, to keep Buddy is kept ticking over and recover from my injury. Another good plan! I didn't expect a global pandemic, lockdown and all that happened in 2020.
This blog has changed over time but it's continued to be my safe space to share the things going on in my life, with Buddy and the cats. Enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “Ginger Ninja”
Such a heartwarming post! I’m so glad you were able to get him, you definitely helped give him a bright future after receiving the care he so desperately needed! 🙂 We have a havaheart trap at the farm to help us catch the stays that wonder into our barns or arena throughout the year, especially in the winter. Usually they end up with loving families through our vet after being spayed or neutered, but a few of our riders have took one home as well.
Oh that’s wonderful too. I wish people would get their animals neutered. I don’t get it. It’s not that expensive. Intact males can kill another cat over territory. 😔
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