PRAWNS INCLUDED IN AUGUST CAT HAMPURR

I'M excited to have Cheshire & Wain's catnip prawns included in Cat Hampurr boxes this month (August). Cat Hampurr launched a few months ago with a great service that delivers carefully selected cat products direct to your door. I thought it was such a good idea and perfect for cat owners looking for new and interesting products for their pets...

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THE COLOURFUL WORLD OF THE REAL ANIMAL A-LIST – BESPOKE PET PORTRAITS FROM MARLENE’S GANG

THE world of bespoke pet portraits is a varied landscape: from the weird to the wonderful to the downright freaky, commissioning a portrait of your beloved pet won’t always produce the results you were hoping for. It’s important to choose an artist with a distinctive style, one who can communicate your pet’s personality and deliver a piece of art you would be proud to hang on your wall not just a painted copy of a photograph. When it comes to commissioning a portrait of your animal, I strongly believe that stylistic is better than naturalistic. This isn’t 17th Century portraiture – shouldn’t pet portraits be fun?...

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REVIEW: The Cat Who Came in off the Roof by Annie M. G. Schmidt

The Cat Who Came in off the Roof is a charming story about an unusual young woman named Minou who’s terrified of dogs, can climb trees and rooftops with elegance and ease and happens to be in love with the local fishmonger. Minou befriends a struggling reporter named Mr Tibble after he rescues her from an angry dog. Minou learns that Tibble is close to losing his job on account of only writing articles about cats...

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NEWS: CAT-LOVING LONDONERS FINALLY GET A CAT CAFE

On the 1st of March, London's hotly anticipated cat cafe, Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium opened its doors to an eager public - and they're already almost fully booked for March and April. It’s not surprising that the target of £108,000 was exceeded last year on crowd-funding site Indiegogo. Londoners really wanted Lady Dinah’s to become a reality and we’re so pleased it finally is...

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WOULD YOU FEED YOUR CAT A RAW DIET?

The choice available to us when choosing our cat’s food has become overwhelming. From the supermarket, to online pet stores to the veterinary office; food formulated for specific breeds, food for indoor cats, food to help with furballs, food using organic or inorganic ingredients, kibble or wet food, food for different stages in the cat’s life and even food formulated to reduce litter tray odour! It’s a veritable hodgepodge of choice, enough to make you so unsure that you spend the next few years buying a variety of different food, whittling it down and down, researching various ingredients until you finally find the right formulation and can relax. Your cat will turn his nose up at some, making you feel like you’re incapable of making decisions on his behalf, a cupboard slowly converting into a cat food graveyard because you can’t bring yourself to throw away that 3kg bag that cost you £21. It’s all starting to feel pretty stressful.

What would it take for you to go back to the drawing board, ignore the marketing and take cat food into your own hands? We’re not talking about cooking up a duck terrine with ripples of mousey foam presented on a silver plate (something you might find rather extravagant and appetising) but instead preparing a raw vat of ground bones, organs, egg and vitamins (something your cat might find rather extravagant and appetising) Would you take to deconstructing the mouse?

 

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