Cats update!

Ok, so when last I spoke about feline friends, my wife and I had just adopted four new sets of paws - a mummy cat and her three kittens. Well, that was three months ago, and they have settled in marvellously. The kittens have grown lots, they no longer feed from their mum, they can all go outside and have all been spayed/neutered, and are generally having a splendid time of it all. Here's Cleo looking fabulous in the kitchen: Here's Izzy relaxing on the sofa: And here's Jeff and Ziggy cuddling in the morning:…

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Incoming

So, if the story is about Shira and her departure then this is the third and final part of that story. My wife and I visited a cat rescue place in Luton on 21st June, five days after Shira finally went to her well-earned rest. We predictably enough fell in love with a lovely female black and white (black, essentially, but with a white diamond on her chest) cat who came home with us and who we have named Cleo. This is she: But... Well... The thing is... Cleo had kittens. And we felt bad about taking their mummy away.…

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The Wrong Number of Cats

In my opinion there is only one wrong number of cats to have, and that is none. I wasn’t always That Cat Guy. When I was very young my Mum had a dog - a poodle called Freddie. I don’t remember him well, only that he died while I was a kid, in my Mum’s arms as we left the vet. He had a heart attack right there in the street and by the time we ran back to the vet’s surgery he’d gone. He was fairly old, I think, but of course that didn’…

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Cats and Dogs

People seem to divide reasonably neatly into two groups: cat people and dog people. People who say "But I like both!" - you're probably dog people. People who like both (in my experience) tend to be more devoted to their dogs while the cats are just kind of around the place. Whereas people who are only cat people often have either a basic mistrust of dogs (and dog people) or just don't have the time to traipse after a drooling needy idiot, picking up their faeces. (Yes, there are exceptions. Yes, I'm sure you love your cat as much as…

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