Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Charity Tuesday: A British Kitty and a Greek Kitty Looking for Their Forever Homes

We are sharing two rescue cats today who are looking for their forever home. One is from the UK and he is at Wood Green The Animals Charity and the other is from Nine Lives Greece in Greece!


black and white rescue cat
PHOTO: Wood Green, The Animals Charity

This playful boy is Winston and he says he has a lot of love to give. He is so handsome, isn't he, lady kitties? Winston wants a home where he can have all the love and affection he deserves. He would much prefer to be the only pet in his new home so he can steal all the attention (I don't blame him). Find out more about Winston HERE. Don't forget to check out his video below!

And now let's meet this sweet little girl kitty from Greece. 


rescue kitten
PHOTO: Nine Lives Greece

Molly is a 6-month-old female kitten who is looking for a home. She tells me that she was found near a Greek taverna together with her sister Kim who was badly injured. Poor Molly was found dehydrated from starvation and she had a respiratory infection. The vet said it was a matter of days before she would die. But thank the gods she managed to survive under the vet’s care. Though she was timid at the beginning she's now very calm and enjoys cuddles and playtime with her sister. A loving home where she feels safe and loved is needed for this pretty girl and she needs to be an indoor kitty. Find out more about her HERE


All proceeds from A Forever Home For Athena will be donated to the following charities:

Wood Green The Animals Charity
Greek Cat Welfare Society
Cats Protection



More homeless pets looking for forever homes can be found on my Mum's Pinterest Pet Rescue board.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. As a rescue kitty myself I want to help other rescues find their forever home, so each week on Charity Tuesday I share adoptable cats from Wood Green, the Animals Charity (which is where I was rescued) and some other charities dear to our hearts. Mum and I are so grateful to Wood Green because without them we would never have found each other! 

Saturday, 16 March 2019

St Patrick's Day Special #CaturdayArt




St Patrick's Day tabby cat art

Want to participate in the Caturday Art Blog Hop? Just enter any animal art or animal photo art. You don't have to be an artist, just get creative with your photos - there are so many free online photo editor apps or sites to choose from. Then add your photo and link to our linky below and share on your blogs (linking back to us would be greatly appreciated!)

We are doing 3 posts in one today so we are also including Friendly-Fill-Ins and Sunday Selfies.

Friendly Fill-Ins

Hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15andmeowing
1. I could live on _________.
2. I rarely _________, but when I do, _________. 
3. I would most like to be known for _________. 
4. If you want _________, you have to _________. 


1. I could live on chocolate forever if I could. 
2. I rarely go out these days but when I do it's usually shopping (which I hate anyway). This is due to my social anxiety. 
3. I would most like to be known for being kind, especially to animals. 
4. If you want something done you have to do it yourself. 


1. I could live on treats forever. 
2. I rarely let Mum do what she wants but when I do it's when she tricks me to go to the vets. 
3. I would most like to be known for being a beautiful kitty goddess who rescued her human mum. 
4. If you want something done, you have to stare at a human long enough and they will do it. 

 And here is our Sunday Selfie!

for The Cat on My Head's Blog Hop

Another St Patrick's card :)

St Patrick's Day cat mum and cat selfie

Friday, 15 March 2019

Pethood Stories: Athena and Marie

This is a sponsored post. Full disclosure Here

We are teaming up with Petplan Insurance as part of the Pethood Stories campaign to tell you all about our life together and our special bond.

tabby cat sleeping


The first time I ever saw Athena was on the website of Wood Green, The Animals Charity. My heart melted at the sight of the cute little face staring back at me, her enormous eyes crying out for love.

I had wanted a cat for ages, 13 years in fact. My last cat was Suzy. It broke my heart when she passed away at 13 years of age in 1998. Sadly she had cancer and I had to have her put down. 

Devastated, I told myself no more cats. Ever. At least not for a while. I decided to focus on my career and threw myself into studying for a Literature degree as well as writing the novel I’d always wanted to write. But my love for cats never went away. I’d spend hours online looking at cats being the cute, adorable, funny and magical little beings they are. I realised how happy they made me feel and how much they eased my stress. Before long I began to get broody for my own purry bundle of fluff again.

Fast forward to 2011, devasted after another death - this time my father's - my anxiety hit the roof. I’ve always struggled with depression and anxiety and so my dad’s passing from cirrhosis of the liver really affected me. I could not fathom how I would be able to handle his passing with my already frazzled nerves. I knew it was time to get another cat.

tabby kitten Athena

The sweet tabby with large emotive eyes that I'd seen on the animal charity website was called Sophie and I went to view her early next morning. She was in the first pen, and as soon as she saw me, she pawed at the pen door, obviously wanting to get out of there as soon as possible. I spent some time with her, touched her delightful kitty paws and that was it!

I reserved her and went back to pick her up two days later. I renamed her Athena, a name I’ve always loved. Sophie is now her middle name. Both names suit her for Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom and Sophie means wisdom in Greek. And believe me, this tabby cat goddess is indeed wise. Look into her alluring magical eyes and you’ll see a wise old soul staring back at you.

tabby cat wise kitty

Once we got home Athena jumped out of the carrier and to my surprise, she wasn’t fazed at all about her new surroundings. It’s as if she already knew that this would be her new home from now on.

After I’d fed her (and she gobbled it all down) Athena settled onto my lap. As I gazed down at her sweet contented face my heart just swelled with pure unconditional love.

That first night Athena slept next to me, curled up on the pillow and deep love like nothing before warmed my soul. I felt like a mum. A proud cat mum! This is my baby, I thought, holding her close while my heart was about to burst, and I will always take care of her.

tabby kitten sleeping

Some people might argue that a cat isn’t a baby, but just a cat, a furry friend, a family pet. But I’m not the only one who feels that their pet is their child. According to the Petplan Pet Census 2018, 41% of owners refer to their pet as their best friend, and 44% call their pet their “baby”. 

As I work from home and Athena is an indoor cat we spend all our time together each day. I wouldn't have it any other way. She is my constant companion and my day revolves around her.

Having a mental health problem makes most days difficult. Waking up in the morning is often filled with anxiety. Athena has changed all that. She is my reason for getting out of bed and facing the day.

I do worry that she may absorb my stress and anxiety so I’m doing my best to make self-care my priority. I need to do this to give my girl the best life ever. We’ve also recently moved out of London to Essex and the surrounding countryside has made me more chilled out and Athena totally loves our new home too.

When things get overwhelming I take a nap. This is Athena’s influence as no way could I ever take afternoon naps before. The most perfect time is while she sleeps close to me, her head resting on my leg. I just want that moment to last forever.

cat lady Marie with her tabby cat


I love my Mum. It if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be here sharing my story on my own blog.

As a scared abandoned little kitten, I thought my life was over. When I got taken to the shelter, I thought I would never find a forever home. At 10 weeks old I was ready to be adopted and that’s when I saw Mum. As soon as I saw her I knew she was mine and I made sure I got her!

tabby kitten with exposed belly

Being with Mum is full of happy days even if Mum sometimes isn’t in the best of moods. She gets low and feels sad a lot but I always manage to get a smile out of her. I love the gleam in her eyes when she looks at me. I know she is admiring my beauty. She worships me and it’s good!

tabby cat Athena for Pethood Story

We do have a lot of fun together. Mum is pawsome at inventing games for us to play. She knows how to tap into my hunting instinct and I love it when she pulls ribbons along the floor and behind and under paper for me to stalk and catch. I make her laugh when I wiggle my bottom in preparation for launching an attack.

I have her under my paw and I can do no wrong in her eyes. Even if I scratch her Mum seems to forgive me and continues to shower me with love. When she upsets me, like when she traps me in that ugly carrier and tricks me into going to the vet, I act like I don’t want to know her. Until we get home and then I give her the sad eye so that there isn’t a delay in her giving me those treats she promised me on the way to the vet! I don’t stay upset for long so I just forget it and soon I’m up for more cuddles. The best part of the day (or night) is when I curl up against Mum at night and I purr us both to sleep.

We are paw to hand, together against the world. Two lost souls who rescued each other.

This post is in conjunction with Petplan but all thoughts are my own.

Athena and Marie collage

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Friendly Fill-Ins on a Sunday

Happy Sunday! 

Here is my Sunday Selfie for today. I've also included one of my faves from my Instagram account.

cat selfie

And here's a favourite photo from my Instagram

Sunday Selfies

Friendly Fill-Ins 

To add your link to the Friendly Fill-Ins click HERE!

1. I am always ____________________.
2. I brake for ______________________
3. I’d be lying if I said _________.
4. _________ wins the race.

1. I am always worried about something. I'm a born worrier.
2. I brake for all living things, but having said that I don't own a car so don't drive anywhere at the moment.
3. I’d be lying if I said I'm happy with ageing. Don't like getting old at all.
4. Patience wins the race. Don't know if I believe that actually. I'm old and I've waited too long... 

1. I am always watching Mum...
2. I brake for (can't answer, I'm a cat and I don't drive).
3. I’d be lying if I said I don't crave attention.
4. Patience wins the race (and I'm teaching Mum how to be more patient).

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