Monday, 22 December 2014

How To Keep Indoor Cats Entertained

Keeping an indoor cat healthy and happy

fluffly black cat on a cushion
my contented black cat
Are indoor cats more susceptible to behavioural issues caused by boredom and lack of stimulation? The answer is, they don't need to be. Here are some easy suggestions to keep your indoor cat happy and healthy.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Farewell to Alfie the Dog

Alfie the much loved dog

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Minnie with her pal Alfie
Despite his size Alfie was invariable
 gentle and patient when Minnie the cat wanted to play.
I know he is not a cat but I needed someplace to say goodbye.... 
If you are looking for pictures of dogs - let me share a photo gallery with you, a farewell tribute to Alfie, the much loved dog that died last week.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

How to Take Better Pet Photos with Minnie the Tabby Cat

How to Take Great Pet Photos

Meet Minnie the Minx the Tabby Cat - my model to help you take fantastic pet photos to share with your friends.

If you struggle to take good pictures of your pets you will find these hints and tips helpful. 

Monday, 15 December 2014

Meet Bracken! the Fluffy Black Cat

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Bracken the Black Cat

Bracken the Lucky Black Cat

Hi - I'm Bracken. I think you met my sister Bailey the other day. She's cool but I am HOT. I'm the one with all the hair. I was a bit of punk rocker when I was very small but I turned into a real fuzz-ball, or so my human mum says. I notice she likes to pet me a lot though, especially when I've just been brushed. Come enjoy my photo album.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Meet Bailey the Black Cat

Bailey the Cat Who Can Opens Boxes

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Bailey the cat - 'just hanging!'
Hello, my name is Bailey. My human thought I was a boy (duh) but I'm a girl cat, but I'm kinda used to it now so it doesn't bother me that I have a boy's name.
I should just say I am not a bright black cat... I am a bright, black cat. There is a difference you know though my human seems not to have noticed that either.
My alias is SUPERNOSE you know, like SUPERMAN. "is it a bird, is it a fly, no it's SUPERNOSE"
I can't leap tall buildings in a single bound, but I'm pretty handy with my nose. I can get into any box at any time. My human sets me challenges but so far, she hasn't found a box I cannot open. Here... I'll give you a laugh - she once hid my dried food in a pedal-bin. I ask you... a pedal-bin... how dumb does she think I am, every cat knows you just have to step on the pedal to open a pedal-bin. AND the lid makes the most wonderful noise in the dead of night.
Best get on.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Cat Facts

Come see Cat Facts and Cat Quotes - you know you want to

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Bailey the black cat
As everyone who is owned by cats knows, they are endlessly fascinating creatures. Here are some of my favourite facts and quotes.
I presently have two cats Bracken and Bailey - most people think they are black but they are actually chocolate brown. Although they are from the same litter, they have two very different characters as well as the fact that one is smooth-haired and the other long-haired.
My dream if I ever win the lottery? To have a very special cattery. Well I also want to keep hens, rescued battery hens of course and I wouldn't mind some Angora goats, as long as I am dreaming.
In the photo Bailey takes a private moment to pray (probably for food)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Is it Safe to Give Cats Cheese to Eat?

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Bracken feeds her cheese addiction

Is it safe to give cats cheese to eat?

The tale of the cat who is addicted to cheese.

Most cats are lactose intolerant so it is a fair question to ask if it is safe to feed them cheese - the answer is, in moderation. Come meet Bracken - the cat addicted to cheese. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

How to Foster Kittens with Cat Protection UK

Fostering kittens UK

muffin the kitten
Muffin a foster kitten
I've always had cats but after my two cats died in 2005 I couldn't bring myself to get more. That was when I discovered Cat Protection UK AND that I could foster cats and kittens on a temporary basis. Here is how you can too.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Interior Design with cats in Mind

How to protect your chairs with cats in the house

Cushions, Rugs and Throws

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Bailey the cat on my home made snuggle rug
I was recently asked to write a blog about interior design. My immediate thought was -  I don't DO interior design. Then I thought, yes I do - I have to with 2 cats in the house. It may not be exactly interior design with cats, more with cats in mind.