Posts Tagged “lanzarote”
The main carnival may already be over (it was on Monday of this week), but here in Puerto del Carmen the big day is today, 17th February. Lugosi and Ruby are definitely ready, dressed to kill, and ready to….. PAW-TY!!!!! 🙂
I got a donation of cat food from a friend whose cat is too spoilt and didn’t eat it. When I tried said food on my cats, they didn’t like it either! This is really good, expensive stuff and 70% meat, so I went down to the harbour to feed it to some cats who actually appreciated it! 🙂
Watch for the kitty fight over the food half way through! Feeding the harbour cats in the old town of Puerto del Carmen earlier this week. 😸🍴😸🍴😸🍴😸 #lanzarote #puertodelcarmen #cats #kitties #feralcats #streetcats #kittyfight #catfight #harbourcats #tropicalisland #islandlife #canarias #canaryislands #blackcat #siamese #tabby #gatos #katzen #neko #ilovecats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady #catfood #harbourcats #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #catlife #meow
A tourist behind me saying “that one’s missing an ear”… So I “educated” them about spay/neuter and what we do here in Lanzarote. 😸🐾😸🐾😸🐾 #lanzarote #puertodelcarmen #cats #kitties #feralcats #streetcats #harbourcats #tropicalisland #islandlife #canarias #TNR #spayneuter #siamese #tabby #gatos #katzen #katt #neko #ilovecats #cute #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #catlife #meow
I had the pleasure of meeting the super talented singer/songwriter/model Oriana Curls, who came to visit Lanzarote earlier this week, and spending two fun-filled days with her. As you can see, we got on like a house on fire! 😉
The Mad Cat Lady version of Lady Gaga’s “Meow of Glory”, as interpreted by @orianacurls, backing meows by yours truly. 😹😹😹😹😹🎶🐾🎼💖 #cats #tabbies #tabbycats #gatos #katzen #neko #ilovecats #kitties #cute #pets #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catpeople #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catlife #meow #coicommunity #ladygaga #edgeofglory #badsinging #funny #lol #beingsilly #nevergrowup #girls #curls
Apart from getting up to no good and being silly and girly, I also did a few fantastic photo shoots with this beautiful girl out and about the island, and here are just a few of the pictures – you can see all the photos over at my Photography Website Catnip Camera.
I recently met up to do an interview with Freddy of Freddy’s Cathouse in Playa Blanca, a town in the west of our island of Lanzarote. Him and his charity are totally dedicated to helping improve the lives of approx. 130-140 feral cats, with 26 feeding stations under his care.
Read the full story about this remarkable man and his work in my Catster Article.
We were dining at La Dolce Vita in the Old Town of Puerto del Carmen last night, and there were so many beautiful kitties skitting back and forth under the tables, manipulating unsuspecting hoomins to give them under table scraps, including this gorgeous longhaired meezer.
After we left, this was the scene that we were presented with… 🙂
The meezer followed me! 🙂
A black kitten suckling on its mummy, from the Harbour Cat Colony of Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote.
The Harbour Cats of Puerto del Carmen have their own Facebook page, CLICK HERE to join the Group
Hi furriends, Spider here. Since it was National Cat Day over in the U.S. of A. a few days ago, which promotes kitty adoptions, I thought I would share my and my brother Lugosi’s story of how we came to be with our mummy and found our forever home.
I guess either of us was too young to remember our first weeks of life, but at approx. six weeks of age, we found ourselves in a pet shop in East London, where a nice enough couple bought us in around September 1999. However, only six months months later we were kicked out of our home because a new stinky, screaming mini-human had arrived that turned out to be allergic to us! So we spent 2 weeks outside in the garden in the wet and cold UK winter before a friendly face from the local RSPCA shelter picked us up.
Things got worse though. All the freedom of being outside was taken from us and we were couped up in a large cage at the shelter. But at least they put us in there together and did not separate me from my twin bro!
So that is when one day soon after we arrived at the shelter, this weird gothic / punky looking lady came to see us. We thought, she didn’t seem so bad, so we put on our cutest behaviour and big, noisy purrs, to make a good impression. And it worked! She fell in love with us there and then!
But then things turned worse again. Before this lady came to take us home with her, we found ourselves in a smelly, scary veterinary clinic and we heard words like “neutering” and “removing the testes” that sounded very frightening to us, plus we were stuck with various needles (something called “vaccinations”) on top of all that. It was the worst time of our lives! But we are still here and did survive it all, even though we lost our “crown jewels” somewhere down the road…
Finally! The day came when the gothic looking lady (Barbarella) picked us up and took us both home with her. She had to sign some papers before doing so, and these sported our new names “Spider” and “Lugosi” – our previous names were “Pippin” and “Poo”.
So we were in this new house and we were scared as hell! We didn’t like all these new smells and sounds and it took us about a week to “come out” and enjoy our new forever home, with David (“the Daddy”) and Barbarella.
In 2003, David moved out though and I, in particular, missed him a lot because he would play Monopoly and the Pokemon Card Game with me and give me lots of treats involving beef.
But then things got even worse again… Mummy moved to another country with us!
We had to spend about 3 hours on a car journey to the airport, which my bro didn’t handle well and he was very sick and soiled himself even before we got there. We then spent another 5 hours or so inside the bottom of a noisy plane to fly to a tropical island called Lanzarote (Canary Islands, autonomous community of Spain), after which we spent the better part of 3 weeks under the bed because we were so frightened at living in yet another new place.
All is good now though, and we are still going strong at 17 years of age. We also have a 7 year old ginger sister called Ruby, who can be annoying at times, but we love her anyway.
So there you have it. That’s our story in a nutshell. Let us have your kitty’s story in the comments! 🙂
I bought this lovely pet blanket at our local Lidl here in Puerto del Carmen yesterday, but after only one day of use, it looks like *this*, can you believe it?!
The material is obviously totally unsuitable for use with pets, and after only one day it looks like it is a few months old.
When I went back today to ask for a refund, I was told that it has “already been used” and I couldn’t get a refund. They also said “oh well, cats do scratch”, but that doesn’t justify the material being crap and it looking like this after ONE DAY! I would expect it to look like this only after many months of use…
I’m not a happy bunny and have written a stinky email to Lidl headquarters, and will have to wait and see what they say…
In the meantime, anyone planning to buy one of these blankets from Lidl, I can’t say I warned you! 😉
This is the complaint I wrote to Lidl headquarters in Spanish:
No me malinterpreten, yo esperaría que se vea como esto quizas en 2 o 3 meses, pero no después de sólo UN DÍA! Esta manta se supone utilizar para los animales domésticos, pero el material no es adecuado en absoluto.
Cuando fui a mi Lidl local en Puerto del Carmen para tener un reembolso, me dijeron que se ha utilizado el producto y no me devolvería el dinero, ni cambiarlo. Fue utilizado por UN DÍA SÓLO y no debería tener este aspecto!
Le agradecería si me hagan saber lo que puede hacer por mí, pero aunque no se puede usted hacer nada, esta manta no se debe vender para uso con animales.
Espero oír de usted pronto, muchas gracias.
Barbarella Silke Buchner
Met all these cuties at the Harbour a few days ago… 🙂
Met this adorable feral kitten yesterday in the harbour of Puerto del Carmen. I *almost* took her home! She’s adorable. But I don’t have the finances nor space for another cat, as much as I would like to. ? #cats #tortie #blacktortie #feralcats #gatos #katzen #neko #ilovecats #kitties #cute #pets #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catlover #catlady #catsoflanzarote #harbourcats #harbour #puertodelcarmen #Lanzarote