Meet The Neighbourhood Meercat Named Watson

Watson is my neighbours’ 3 month old kitten. He is very cheeky and curious and does a fantastic meercat impression. 

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My 2017 Cat Calendar Is Out! Street Cats of Jerusalem

On my trip to Jerusalem in April of this year, I had the pleasure of meeting the friendly feral street cats that live all over this ancient city. My new 2017 calendar has 13 beautiful images of these cats, and makes a great Christmas present for both cat lovers and animal photography aficionados. 

€0.50 of each calendar will be donated to The Kennel Klub Lanzarote, one of our local animal charities.

Click on the image below to preview all the pages, and to buy… 


Ruby Caption Contest

It was hard to pick a winner, so I decided that ALL of you win and get a mention and link back to your Instagram here. 😉

I’m ready for tongue-out Tuesday – just tell me when hooman!!

When you see the outside world for the first time…

What the h…. ? WHAT is that human doing now?

Beige………. I  think we’ll paint the ceiling beige…!!!

Please tell my there isn’t a booger up there!

And not exactly a caption, but a very cute declaration of love from silver British Shorthair gentleman Lord Alex:
lord_alex_cat – Whiskered Ruby ginger lady. love your rosy nose. kiss your paw my cute milady. and your yummy mouth ??? (marvelous improvisation by Alex)




Random Monday Kitty Post

Sorry, I haven’t been too consistent updating this blog, but to make up for it, here you are with a mixture of glorious tabbyness… 




Lugosi’s Stripy Tiger Feet


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Ruby hides behind her tail from the Evil Hoover Monster!


Spider showing off his “weapons”


Thirsty Cats




Spider in the alley


Meet the Campus Cat of Hildesheim University

I recently came across this interesting kitty whilst searching for some info on the town Hildesheim in northern Germany, where I was born. 

Tabby & white girl Fräulein Sinner has lived on the campus of Hildesheim University for 13 years now and she has become a fixture and a familiar sight for students and staff at this university. Here’s my Catster article about this intelligent little feline….


Photo Credit: Isa Lange


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Synchronised Kitty Heat Stroke

“Mummy, we can’t bear this heat! Please turn the aircon up a bit more!”

With outside temps of 43C (110F), the only way for the boys to keep at least slightly cool is to konk out on the cool floor tiles… Ruby, on the other hand didn’t mind so much. But then, she was born and bred in the Canary Islands whereas the boys are British! 

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Spider Takes Canna-Pet Natural Cannabinoids for Pets

Spider wasn’t well earlier this year. His kidney disease had got slightly worse and he also had to have a malignant tumour (an adenocarcinoma) removed from his right ear at the beginning of June. 

Sadly, there really isn’t that much we can do about old age symptoms such as kidney failure and cancer. The same as with humans, all we can do is treat the symptoms and work on the best quality of life that we can possibly give our furbabies in their twilight years. 

Since I’m a medicinal cannabis (oil) user myself to dampen the 24/7 chronic pain from my rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia that even the strongest painkillers won’t touch, I googled to see if something similar might also help animals with cancer, pain or other ailments. 

That’s when I found Canna-Pet, and decided to order a 2 month supply of their Canna-Pet Advanced for Small Pets.


Canna-Pet’s products are made exclusively from hemp, a non-psychoactive plant which represents a natural cannabinoid source for pet supplements. A study of pet owners using Canna-Pet for their cats and dogs showed that there was a lot of improvement in their pets, treating conditions such as allergies, digestive tract problems, seizures, muscle spasms and inflammatory illnesses. In many cases it also slowed down the re-growth of cancer cells and reduced vomiting and nausea. 

About a week after starting Spider (who is 17 years old) on his new meds, he started acting like a new cat! He has always been a picky eater, and over the last year he has at times completely stopped eating and lost half a kilo in weight. Since putting him on Canna-Pet, he has been eating really well and has put on all that lost weight again. For his age he is still very playful, but now he plays *even more*, and is more cuddly and much more active in general. The tumour he had removed in June also shows no signs of growing back.

Another thing that regular medicine (Gabapentin) could not help with, was Spider’s crying and loud howling various times a night, every night. For whatever the reason – pain, anxiety, senility – he stopped doing this after a week on Canna-Pet pills.

I am really happy that I found something that is helping Spider regain the quality of life that he deserves in his old age. While Canna-Pet obviously cannot reverse the natural ageing process or cure incurable illnesses, it does appear to help make sure that our pets are happy and relatively healthy… until the day they cross over to the Rainbow Bridge.