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What is it about catnip?

What is it about catnip that makes cats go crazy?  Mittens adored it, Cindy adores it but curiously, Bella can take or leave it. Mittens preferred it fresh and was forever bruising the plant we grew for her.  Cindy however, seems to prefer dried catnip that has been stuffed in… 

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Mittens – Our very best friend

Gone across the Rainbow Bridge but never forgotten.  We gave you love but you can only imagine the happiness you gave us I first met Mittens back in 1996 when I started dating my husband.   She was his cat, I had never ever owned a pet (unless goldfish count?) and… 

Kittens looking up

Bella and Cindy – the Kitten Years

On 1st December 2005, I brought home two tiny little balls of fluff.  They were 3 month old british short hair kittens.  The black one, we named Bella and the Black Smoke, we called Cinders, Cindy for short.  These two little sisters swiftly wormed their way into our hearts and… 

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London Zoo Lates

Tonight, David and I went to London Zoo Lates.  For those of you who don’t know what this is, London Zoo has a late night opening every Friday night during the month of August with food and drink options and a silent disco so as not to scare the animals. … 

Amur Leopard extreme close-up

The Cat Survival Trust

The Cat Survival Trust in Welwyn was formed in 1976 to work for the conservation of endangered species of wild cat.  This small cat sanctuary is the only British charity devoted to the care, rescue and conservation of wild cats as well as the preservation of their natural habitat.  This… 

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