Sunday, 24 March 2019

Sunday LapCat Selfie and Friendly Fill-Ins


Look at my dreamy eyes on this lap selfie. I just love snuggling up for an early morning nap on Mum's lap. Do you like her snowflake pyjama bottoms? They are so cosy and warm, just purrfect for frosty morns. And it's still chilly here in the mornings, even though it's springtime now. 


sleepy kitty on lap


We are joining our lovely furriends over at
The Cat on my Head for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.





We are also joining our other furriends over at Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing for the Friendly Fill-Ins Hop


Check out this LINK for more Friendly Fill-Ins


Fill-Ins

1. I admire _________.

2. I can't wait for _________ to bloom.

3. I'm proud to say _________.

4. _________ make(s) me nervous.


Marie

1. I admire animal rescuers and advocates, especially those who risk their lives and going to prison for rescuing animals. Also those brave enough to see the true horrors up close. I wouldn't be able to stomach it.

2. I can't wait for my lavender to bloom.

3. I'm proud to say that I'm a great cat mum and so proud of my fur daughter!

4. Going out makes me nervous. The world just seems so cruel and terrifying.


Athena

1. I admire myself and Mum

2. I can't wait for my new kitty grass to bloom.

3. I'm proud to say that I am a wise old kitty soul

4. Going out makes me nervous. The world just seems so cruel and terrifying (yes, I've picked this up from Mum but I had an awful start to life as an abandoned, orphaned kitten).

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Are Cats Introverts? #caturdayart

Are Cats Introverts?


As this week (18 -24 March) is Introverts Week I asked Mum to blog about whether cats are introvert or not.

I'm in two minds about it but Mum thinks cats are indeed very introverted. For example, she says cats are more introverted than dogs. And yes, compared to those woof woofs, we cats are more introverted. Extroverts are loud. And most dogs are too. Cats are quiet and masters of mindfulness. Cats would rather sit and observe. Mum is a lot like a cat in that respect (not the masters of mindfulness part).

As an introvert, Mum believes that's one reason why she gets on with the feline species so well. Mum could have been a cat (though I don't think she'd love the hunting for prey or eating meat part).

As for me, I am mostly introvert but I'm a little more extrovert than Mum. Though Mum can be a little extroverted too when it comes to expressing herself through music and singing. 

Below are 5 reasons why cats are introverts. We're sure there are others but time was limited and Mum could only quickly come up with these. If you can add to the list please do so in the comments.


green eyed tabby cat close up

5 Reasons why cats are introverts


1. Cats enjoy their own company and keep themselves to themselves. This is also my introvert Mum without a doubt. 

2. Cats only need affection on their terms and will come to you when they want. They will give affection when it feels right. I'd say most introverts are like that too and I know Mum is.

3. If things overwhelm cats they need to find a quick hideaway. Sensory overload is all too real for us and so is the need to recharge. Mum does this a lot. As a highly sensitive person, she gets the sensory overload loads. 

4. Cosy duvet days and naps are a must. Self-care is so important and cats know how to do this so well. Introverted humans should take note and if you can, take a nap. You will feel better, I promise.

5. Cats can read your thoughts. I can tell exactly what you're thinking. Can Mum? Yes, she is quite intuitive. Like a cat she silently observes and like a cat, she is quite good at reading body language. Of course, cats don't talk (not verbally) and Mum isn't much of a talker. Maybe that's why she's a writer?

So I want to put this over to you - are my feline friends and followers introverts? Are your humans?

CATURDAY 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!)


Caturday Art Blog Hop Badge



Here's my art for today. The deep thoughtful gaze of an introvert with her rich inner world. Mum used the MySketch app on her phone.

digital sketch of tabby cat






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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!

Winston


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. 


Molly


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






ATHENA'S RESCUE STORY

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




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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


HAPPY CATURDAY!

And HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY for TOMORROW!

πŸ’š


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 _________. 

Marie 

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. 

Athena 

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