Dylan The Fundraising Rescue cat – UPDATE

By Danielle Walsh – Ark on the Edge (2nd December 2013)

Well, hello again to all my feline and human fans out there; I have much news to tell you – so are you sitting comfortably – right, I’ll begin.

So what’s been happening in the world of Dylan: well, firstly the diet is still ongoing; I am now exercising in water as well to help lose those pounds; at my most recent weigh in – I hadn’t lost any weight although my neck and chest measurements had reduced – so must say something for excising in water (I really don’t mind the water but it MUST be warm!)

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Here I am just checking the numbers at my weigh in!

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So sick of this diet now!

I was also in the running for Hills Science plan food “pet of the month” we shall say no more about that as I didn’t win – I mean, really! However, I did gain national notoriety in England at least after being voted “Pet of the week” in the Daily Mirror ahahahah sweet taste of success.

Here is my article below; Personally I think I am much better looking than Bob Geldof!

dylan3I also helped a young girl out who organised a coffee morning to raise awareness of Epilepsy in children (I do so like helping out Ark on the Edge after they helped me – but this was a good cause and felt it could use some of my glamour hehehe).

Here I am with one of the organisers – I thoroughly enjoyed myself, there were lots of lots of cuddles…

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No one can resist my charms!

Since we last spoke, I have been helping my mum/agent socialise rescue cats none stop.

First off, we had Savannagh – ah she was a funny one; you see I was raising money again at Pets at home when mum got a call to say a stray cat had wandered into a local shop and they needed someone to take it immediately – so of course me and mum went rushing off at light speed and we brought little Savannagh home, she found a new home not long after we got her but I do miss her – she was lovely. Then we had Shearer and then Sabrina and I’m sure there were more but you know so many cats to help – so little time.

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My friend Savannagh – she kept my little sister Sally occupied whilst I was doing my fundraising efforts.

Mum always says that I am the rescue cats first test because I just tend to wander around; I do enjoy meeting all these different cats though, because some of them feel the same way that I did when I first arrived at the ark, unloved and unwanted – I try not to think about that too much, but if I can make it all a little bit easier for them – then I will.

Our Wesley (my deaf brother) also began his harness training; people keep saying it will be a double act, hmmmm don’t know if im happy with that just yet – I like all the attention lol

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This was Wesley getting used to wearing the harness – I was nearby for moral support

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Mum also bought me my very own dining table – it is raised so I don’t get the chance to woof my food down at the speed of light anymore and I have to admit it does make me look a bit more refined.

WELL GUYS!! I think that’s all for now so all that is left to say is MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL from Dylan the Fundraising Rescue cat and all his feline family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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”Dylan talked me into this” see I told you no one could resist my charms not even my little sister Isis

Danielle

Previous update on Dylan

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Dylan The Fundraising Rescue cat – UPDATE — 16 Comments

  1. yay – this made my day already 🙂 Dylan sounds like a great cat – very cool in social and busy situations. I have no doubt at all that he has helped bring alot of attention to cats in need – he seems to be very good with children which is super for parents as well. What a great guy.

    • I call cats like Dylan “ambassador cats” – they are able to keep other nervous cats feeling calm and they can make a group of cats who get on badly alot more calm. They seem to have a good effect socially on other cats and humans too.

      • Nice point. A solid, sensible, cat that has a calm character creates a calming ambiance around him/her. I think you are right. That may be one reason why therapy cats are good at improving the mood of hospital patients and other ill people.

        • So glad u liked the story – sorry it’s been a while – been manic at the centre to say the least. I think people are often surprised how laid back Dylan is.
          He’s so good with children he doesn’t move an inch when they touch him; as if he knows to say still around the young ones ans he just goes walking up to people xx

  2. What a lovely newsy and fun packed article, I so enjoyed reading it.
    How busy you always are Dylan and kind you are also looking after the new cats who come along to the Ark.
    Walter sympathises with your diet, now Jozef too, he has put a bit of weight back on as he’s on steroids for his allergy, cutting down now and hoping he stays well. The vet said ‘He’s put a pound on’ We said ‘Oh wonderful’ because he had lost a bit before his treatment started, but he said ‘No he needs to lose it again’
    It’s a hard life for cats who love their grub and trying to please vets is impossible.
    Keep up the good work Dylan and please give my love to Danielle

    • Hehe yes Dylan is still persevering with the diet lol. He’s had to take a bit of break on fundraising to help socialise all the rescue cats at his house. The amount of work he does I have no idea why he still needs the diet – midnight raiding of the food cupboard xx

    • “We said ‘Oh wonderful'” lol! You are so much fun, Ruth.
      I went back and read your original article, as well as Danielle’s previous update. Altogether put me in a much better mood:) He is five yrs, and Chris put him on the dog harness at 3yrs. Amazing. What a solid, laid-back cat, and handsome, too!

      • Thanks Caroline, well you can imagine how pleased we were that Jo had put a bit of weight back on, but soon got deflated lol
        Yes isn’t Dylan amazing! The first time we met him at the vet’s charity stalls day he was so laid back it was incredible, I fell in love that day 😉

  3. I loved reading the update Dylan, what a clever,gorgeous cat you are and so kind to other cats that come to stay and need a bit of TLC. Have you ever had your photo taken doing your water exercising? I would love to see you doing it. Have a Merry Christmas Dylan and all your feline and human friends too, maybe you can ditch the diet for one day on the 25th.

  4. Do you walk on an underwater treadmill, Dylan? I’m curious as to why they have you exercise in water. Is it because it’s easier on your joints since you are kind of a big boy?

  5. What a fabulous blog and photos thanks Danielle I loved this.
    I’ve been a fan of Dylans since I first read about him here and its so good to hear his news.

    • Hi guys I noticed a few of u interested in Dylan’s water exercises lol – I do have a pic which is going in the next update 🙂

      No he doesn’t use a treadmill – basically he does it in a regular bath lol the friction between the body and water helps to reduce the extra skin he is carrying aswell as losing pounds – same as when humans go swimming

      Hehe yes I know it sounds odd doing them in the bath but his measurements had reduced at his last weigh in lol xxx

  6. Hi guys I noticed a few of u interested in Dylan’s water exercises lol – I do have a pic which is going in the next update 🙂

    No he doesn’t use a treadmill – basically he does it in a regular bath lol the friction between the body and water helps to reduce the extra skin he is carrying aswell as losing pounds – same as when humans go swimming

    Hehe yes I know it sounds odd doing them in the bath but his measurements had reduced at his last weigh in lol xxx

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