happy international cat day to all my fellow cats. I’m celebrating as I know best, by sleeping, then eating, then sleeping some more
After the clothes for cats that I wrote about previously, we now have hats for cats. That’s right, I’ve been on the Daily Mail again.
According to the newspaper, American knitwear designer Sara Thomas has come out with a book, CATS IN HATS. The tome features 30 knitting and crochet patterns “to fit every puss’s personality”.
I had a look a the pictures, and there is indeed something for everycat: cowboy hats, top hats, dinosaur hats, santa hats….
I’m so glad my human parent cannot knit
Journaldugeek.com reports that a Square Trade survey carried out between 2010 and 2015 in Europe found that humans have spent over 1.5 billion euros on replacing or repairing electronic devices damaged by their pets. Yes, that’s right – pets have battled 8 million smartphones, tablets and laptops, and caused some serious damage.
I suspect, although my human parent hasn’t confirmed this, that my daily naps on her open macbook contributed to the machine’s demise two years ago. This hasn’t stopped me doing the same thing on the new one though, so we’ll see how long this one lasts.
Pet food brand Purina One has opened a pop up cat cafe in Paris.
The cats present in the cafe have come from two partner breeders. The cats (between seven and 10 of them and including siamese, maine coon and sphynx cats) are apparently used to contact with the public and being in cat shows. Each night they will go back to their homes in the close suburbs, because, as we all know, the role of humans on this planet is to keep us kitties safe, happy, and well fed.
Entry to the cafe is free, ditto for the hot drinks and little squares of chocolate, and you can even get a free sample of cat biscuits tailored to your kitty’s needs. Experts are on hand, too, to answer any questions you might have,
There are already two permanent cat cafes in Paris, one of which my human parent visited a while ago. Not sure why she’d want to go to cafes with cats when I’m right here at home, but there you go.
Purina One pop up cat cafe is open from 5-13 june, located at 5, rue de Turbigo – 75001 Paris
My human parent just told me about something called cat shaming. I knew dog shaming existed, as all dogs are idiots, but I didn’t knowvthat kitties like me were shamed too.
I now live in fear of turning up on Instagram next to a handwritten note telling the world what I’ve done. I’ll have to make sure I’m on my best behaviour from now on, which means no being sick on the bed, clawing holes in my human parent’s clothes, or pooping on the bathroom floor.
Today I’m three years old, my human parent tells me. I’ve had enough birthdays now to know what they entail: salmon or chicken for dinner (tuna if I’m lucky), cuddles (I’m too old for these now, I feel), and a fraught five minutes of my human parent chasing me around trying to snap a photo for posterity before I slink under the bed where she cannot reach me.
No photos were taken today, thank goodness. I gobbled up my tasty chicken and shot out the house before my human parent had time to take her coat off. My plan is to catch a mouse for dessert.
So instead, the photos you have here are some of my greatest hits. From when I was a tiny kitten to the present day, this carefully curated collection showcases me at my best.