Friday, 28 September 2012

Cats and Blogs

When I embarked on my journey into the blogisphere (spell check won't like that word) I naively thought that there may not be too many blogging felines out there; how wrong I was. There are many blogging cats / cat bloggers out there in blogger land all wishing to tell you about their stories, news, causes etc.

So as the title of this blog states this post is about cats and blogs.  I have made many feline friends on Twitter and a number on Facebook, many of them are members of the wonderful #wlf (Whiskas Liberation Front).

 I  would like to introduce you to some of the cats in my Blog, Twitter and Facebook circles.

Felix and Jasper



Felix and Jasper are recent Twitter friends of mine who live in Bonny Scotland and are members of the #wlf. They are senior cats, but that doesn't stop them from having a bit of fun. They have their own excellent blog called Felix and Jasper Blogalot. Their blog has news, quizzes, music and videos and a dedicated page of their Special Pals, I am one of them; thanks guys. 

You can check out their blog here: Felix and Jasper Blogalot. They are great guys and very caring cats with big hearts. You can find them on Twitter: @Fe_Jas


Mr Tibbs



Mr Tibbs is another of my Twitter and Facebook friends and a great pal. His is the #wlf  statesman and a very nice cat he is too, and a great friend of all animals (or anipals as we like to call them)  

He has a magazine column at Adams Publishing, which is a local magazine in Colchester in England. You can take a look at one of his columns here: http://adamspublishing.co.uk/mr-tibbs.php
Mr Tibbs has a fan page on Facebook with many fans: http://www.facebook.com/MrTibbsatAP and you can find him on Twitter here: @MrTibbsatAP

If you think his name is familiar you are correct, Mr Tibbs is a Sidney Poitier character in the films; In The Heat Of The Night and They Call Me Mr Tibbs.

Mr Pie


Mr Pie or Pie the fat cat as he once was know is one of my Twitter pals. Pie is no longer a fat cat, he lost weight with the help of PDSA Pet Fit Club. He is from Cheshire in England; a Cheshire cat I have heard of one of those before, but where??? Pie was original named Mince Pie.

He is a friendly caring cat and a member of #wlf. He has is own site: Pie the fat cat, and you can find him on Twitter: @Mr_Pie


Freddy Vander Cat


From Right to left - Mini (Freddy's kid sister) Alyst, Freddy and Merlyn (Freddy's older sister)

Freddy Vander Cat, full name Freddy Vander Bitsa Cat is another #wlf pal of mine. He lives in England, and he is a lovely, friendly Turkish Van cat. Now if you are wondering how Freddy got the unusual name Bitsa; I will let him tell you in his own words; "Well Dad thought I looked like I'd been made from leftover bitsa cats - hence the Bitsa Cat!

He made a blog all about his wedding to Alyst Madelson cat. You can read the blog here:Freddy's Wedding
You can find him on Twitter @FreddyVanCat



There are many more cats out here on the Internet and I shall be setting up a dedicated page in the near future, like my pals Felix and Jasper.






Now for news from the home front, Gingy eye is slowly healing, we are not sure if her sight will be permanently affected, but we are keeping our paws and fingers crossed.

Sooty has been a little grumpy lately and taken having further stand offs with Tabby, he is not his favourite cat at the moment, I think he wishes he would take himself elsewhere. 

I have been quite elusive at the moment, I like to be out on patrols and come home for food 2 -3 times a day and if the other don't eat it I will. I work up such a large appetite when I am out and about. Blackie has been very mean to Gingy lately I don't know what has got into her, every now and then she will take a swipe at her. I will have to have words.

Anyway that all for now, happy reading.

Friday, 14 September 2012

For Whom The Bell Doesn't Toll

Hello, long time no blog, very sorry I was off on an extended patrol so I didn't get much of a chance to write any post. Now I am back into the swing of things, Watch this space!



cat + collar = sad cat

 We cats all have a new collar. I hold the record in my cat family for losing the most, the shortest time between getting a new collar to losing it was about 48 hours, my humans were not very pleased.

Apart from not liking collars, the thing that really bugs me about cat collars are the bells, I hate them (see picture above) According to the RSPB a cat collar with a bell can reduce a cat predation by about a third read here. This does not please some cats, how can we sneak up on those birdies and mice with a blasted bell announcing your arrival.

The first thing that come off the collar if I can not get rid of it is the bell, my lasted collar has lasted for 2 weeks so far; human mum crossing fingers it stays on. The bell however I managed to make that disappear within 24 hours. Although I don't think I would mind a collar with real diamonds, after all diamonds are a girls best friend (so I have heard)

My imaginary diamond collar.
So, what else is going on in my corner of the cat universe;

Gingy has been in the wars lately, on Saturday she came into the house and hid in a box, human mum found her. She must have had a fight with a cat,dog or something. One side of her face had a bloody wound and her eye was a mess, blood red, swollen with blood pouring out of it. We were all shocked and upset. Gingy was terrified, mum tried to get her in the cat box to take to the vets but she just hissed and scratched and went mad, she ran out of the house and didn't come back for two days.

   Gingy

Everyone was worried, I had all my twitter friends at the #wlf calling for her to come home. We were all relieved when she came back. Although she disappeared for again 24 hours after trying to get her to the vets again.
She will not let anyone touch her anywhere near her eye or the side of her face, but the swelling has gone down her eye is still blood red though, and she has got some eye drops now let's hope they help.
Sooty - The cat that thinks he is a dog

Sooty has been his usual self, I am pretty sure that cat thinks he is a dog. He follows our human dad around like a lap dog when he is out in the garden he follows him everywhere.

Blackie is still decimating the lizard population and trying to keep an eye on her kids. 

We have uploaded 3 new videos on our YouTube channel, take a look below.


               


               


               
That's all for now, watch out for my next post.

Patchy 

>^..^<   xxx