Monthly Archives: September 2014

Random and Cute Cat Videos

If you are feeling blue head to Shironekoshiro‘s YouTube page to look at some random videos of cats like the one below. Spend some time watching cats with cabbage leaves on their heads or holding oranges. They seem really chilled and it calms me down just watching them.

Shironekoshiro also has a blog - and even though I can’t read the pictures are really cute.

Cats and oranges

I hope you enjoy as much as I did … :)

Scaredy Cat

Quite frankly Marly is a bit of a wimp.

Here is a list of the things she is scared of:

  • The hoover
  • The hairdryer
  • The ironing board unfolding
  • Deodorant
  • Any other cat

Basically she is scared of anything noisy and big and scarpers as soon as they are in sight – even before the noise begins!

Marly scared

Jess is not scared of anything! Cool as a cucumber …


If an intruder tries to get in the house I often find Jess right by the cat flap confronting the threat and Marly peering out of the window as the lookout.

It is definitely lucky for Marly that we decided to keep the sisters together otherwise she would be a quivering wreck.

Cats Protection – Donating and Shopping

I receive emails from Cats Protection and today I was sent this short note …

“We are very grateful to all of our supporters who voted for Cats Protection to win a £50,000 grant from Support Adoption For Pets towards a new isolation unit at our Haslemere Adoption Centre in Surrey.

Unfortunately we were not successful and we still need to raise the required funds for this desperately needed project.

The Haslemere Adoption Centre has already found loving new homes for over 200 cats and kittens this year. Isolation is used for cats that are unwell and need to be kept separately. Current isolation facilities at the centre are not adequate and urgently need replacing so that we can help even more cats.

Our video shows how life-changing the money would be for the cats and kittens at the centre. To make a donation please text CPAC77 £5 to 70070. Alternatively you can click here to donate via our JustGiving page.

Please help the cats at Haslemere Adoption Centre. Our work is not possible without your support.

Thank you.”

I wanted to help spread the word for the good cause… I have text and added my £5 to the fund. If you do donate, it’s also a great idea to add 25% at no extra cost with Gift Aid. All instructions to do this are in the response text you will receive when donate.

Today I also started my Christmas shopping and bought a couple of things from the shop – this is a great way to contribute and get great gifts at the same time.

Take a look …

As well as the expected cat related items there are also lots of great random items too. I won’t show you what I bought in case someone I have bought for is reading but here are some items in the shop:


I actually own the Kitty Keys as I received them as a gift one Christmas. I love them and am using the ginger cat as it reminds me of my dear departed cat Max. My hubby stole the black one – I think he picked as the least girly of the lot.

Happy shopping!

Cats at Work

I have often thought that I would love to have Marly or Jess at work with me – they would be a lovely calming effect sat on my lap as I worked.

I have not been brave enough to ask and I am pretty sure the answer would be “no”. To be fair the reality would probably be awful – chasing them around, cleaning up any messes they made and getting on the bad side of colleagues with allergies or who just don’t like cats.

So a few weeks ago something perfect happened. I found a “work cat”.

Work cat

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