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Graham Colley

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Weʼre raising £100,000 to support the new (and first) Veterinary School in Wales (in memory of Schnapps - a remarkable cat!)

Cymru a Lloegyr

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Dear Client, Dear friend,

perhaps, the first encounter when coming to me was to be greeted by Schnapps, the black-and-white cat. He was the leader with his sister, Crackers, of my 'Meet and Greet' team.

Many are worried about making Wills and he was adept at putting them at their ease. Schnapps loved people and I think he thought he was one of us.

There was always a bond between Schnapps and I, but we became even closer during Lockdown, when like many others, visits to friends and family were not possible.

Called 'the cat who thought he was a dog', Schnapps loved the company of people. He used to wait by the door until I arrived home or waited outside to greet me.

He was pretty smart, too. You could see he was interested in things he did not understand. He watched Dr. Who with me and loved David Attenborough's nature programme's and even watched Prof. Brian Cox's ' The Universe' WWATCHED

I am sorry to say that over the past year Schnapps had a number of conditions which, ultimately, resulted in a major operation at the end of November 2021. Whilst Schnapps operation was successful, he suffered cardiac arrest on reviving and, although they managed to get his heart beating, it stopped again after about 45 minutes and he died.

A dog may be "man's best friend", but to lose a cat "who thinks he is a dog" has been particularly upsetting.

At the same time as I was receiving the reports from the veterinary hospital, I received a newsletter from my university, Aberystwyth, giving the first sight of the new veterinary school .

I have decided to overcome my upset and to do something positive. For me and others Schnapps was a remarkable cat. The least I can do is to commemorate his memory is by arranging a donation to our newest veterinary school.

I do hope you will support me with giving a donation to help train vets to other animals.

If you would let me have you contact details ( , then, I can let you have details arrangements for Gift Aid to increase the amount you donate by 25%.

PussyCat, PussyCat where have you been? I've been up to London......

Schnapps goes up to London to visit the Queen - the Photo Album :

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  • Graham Colley2 years ago
    Graham Colley

    Graham Colley

    2 years ago 📻Listen again to Professor Darrell Abernethy and students from our School of Veterinary Science speaking on @BBCRadio4 about the importance of training more vets. 📻Listen here:

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  • Graham Colley2 years ago
    Graham Colley

    Graham Colley

    2 years ago

    A recent article shows just how important it is to train extra vets:

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  • Graham Colley3 years ago
    Graham Colley

    Graham Colley

    3 years ago

    In October, I fulfilled a long-standing promise to Schnapps and took him up to London "pussycat pussycat where have you been I been up to London to visit the Queen". He did get to meet the Queen although he did see her palace. although he did get a better view of the sights than many vistors Her son, the Prince of Wales, opened the the new veterinary school :

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Page last updated on: 2/19/2024 10.13



  • Doug and Jan Smith, Lloyd George Weekend

    Doug and Jan Smith, Lloyd George Weekend

    Feb 19, 2024

    Well done for doing it Graham, and Schnapps sounds as if she was a real character!


  • Mary T

    Mary T

    Feb 17, 2024

    Lloyd George Weekend


  • Larry Inge

    Larry Inge

    Oct 16, 2023

    God stuff


  • Anonymous


    Sep 8, 2023

    Well done!


  • Anonymous


    Jul 19, 2023

    Great cause, keep up the good work!


  • Alan Collins Rosell

    Alan Collins Rosell

    Jul 8, 2023


  • Anonymous


    Jul 2, 2023

    A small contribution

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Graham Colley

Graham Colley

Cymru a Lloegyr

I am a solicitor in Rochester (although this fundraising is in a personal capacity). I am also Vice President of the Aberystwyth Old Students Association. Schnapps was my best friend.

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