Walk Through The Web Wednesday 12/19

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello There Furiends,
It’s that time again for me to share with you the fabulous feline news on the web. I hope you enjoy this week’s entries.
Purrs & Head Bonks,

Siamese cat with blue eyes

Cats on The Page at the British Library

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again..those British humans know how to celebrate felines! We felines have been very litter-ary throughout the ages and this exhibit celebrates this. Alison Bailey, the lead curator of this exhibit says, “Cats on the Page showcases the light-hearted side of the British Library’s world-class collections through a selection of just some of the hundreds of paws prowling the pages of its books and manuscripts.’

I think our Female Human should get herself over there posthaste and bring us a first-hand report. As for me, I prefer the comfort of my house to the cramped accommodations of a cat travel carrier!

Exotic cats at Big Cat Rescue get very own Christmas trees

This one is for all the selfish humans (you know who you are) who deprive us domesticated kitties of the joy and pleasure of a Christmas tree. Just look at our big cousins and how much fun they are having. The Tribe of Five, sadly has no tree to enjoy. Why it’s Christmas kitty abuse!

Be sure and go to the link and see how much these big guys enjoy their trees.

Cats — yes cats — to perform in agility course at Deer Park show

Yes, yes, I can imagine you humans scoffing right now but the good folks at the Gulf Coast Feline Foundation will turn scoffers into believers.

The Jan. 26-27 event, “Felines, Football , & Fun’ will be the venue for agile kitties.  You humans want to lump all cats into one purrsonality category but anyone who knows us knows that we are all very different.  Just look at me and my brother Oliver…need I say more?

So take your scoffing selves off to the feline agility ring at this event and let us show you what we can do.  There will be lots of food, fun and an opportunity to give some felines furever homes.

Cat Accidentally Shipped 700 Miles from Home After Sneaking into Box

We cats love boxes. Boxes are benign. Boxes make us happy. There is no danger in boxes. At least that’s what I used to think until I heard Baloo’s story! This handsome fellow

This Halifax kitty decided to take a cat nap in a box and ended up far away from his home when his human sealed him in a box that she was sending to a friend in Alberta.

The poor human was desperate when Baloo didn’t come home the next day and she desperately searched the neighborhood for him. Imagine how happy she was when she received a call from a facility in Montreal. Baloo was well looked after by the local SPCA, who treated him like royalty, and even microchipped him for free so he can be found more easily if he takes any more impromptu vacations.

So my box loving feline furiends, let Baloo’s tale be a warning….make sure you know what box you are sleeping in!

A cat cafe has opened in Stratford-upon-Avon and it’s the first in the West Midlands

Oh my whiskers! I’ve reported about many fantastic cat cafe’s but this one may just be my favorite! The Female Human has been in Stratford- upon-Avon , the place where one of her favorite writers came from. What a clever idea and how wonderful that these cat cafes embrace the culture and history of their area. You know, I might even let The Female Human put me in a travel carrier just to visit this wonderful place.
“I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.” – William ShakespeareI

Oliver Opines on Boxes, Brothers and other stuff on Friendly Fill Ins #120

Hi There Folks,
It’s my turn to share my feline wisdom on this week’s fill ins. This is a blog hop hosted by our furiends 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs. You can hop on over to their sites and enter your blog post or, if you purrfer, just opine about your answers in the comment section of this post.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
black and white cat Oliver

Here are this week’s Fill In Questions:

1. The best teacher I ever had was _____________________.
2. The worst teacher I ever had was ____________________.
3. I recently learned how to _________.
4. I think everyone should know how to _________.

Here are my answers:

1. The best teacher I ever had was (and is) our Alpha Tucker. He shares his wisdom with me all the time. My favorite lesson was how he taught me to find every sliver of sun and revel in it!

2. The worst teacher I ever had was (and is) my brother Alberto who will make me sit with him for hours watching for bugs and birds. Even if we see them, we can’t catch them because they are outside! Sheesh!

3. I recently learned how to  hide myself in a box so that if the female human came by from the right side, I can scare her silly.
4. I think everyone should know how to chill, hide and relax like a cat!


Tucker Opines On Grumpiness& Fears in This Week’s Friendly Fill Ins # 119

Hello Furiends,
Tucker here. I hope you’re enjoying your Friday. The Tribe of Five is getting ready for a relaxing Caturday but before that, I am sharing my fill in answers this week. This blog hop is hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs and you’re invited to join in. If you’d rather opine about your answers here, just note them in the comments. Have a great weekend and thanks to all of you who sent prayers and good wishes to my sister Jasmine. She is doing better and we’re grateful!
Purrs & Head Bonks,

Here are this week’s Fill In Questions:

1. ______________________ brings out the best in me.
2. _______________________makes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.
3. If money grew on trees, I would _________.

4. I have a fear of _________.

Here are my answers:

1.A fresh, new box brings out the best in me.
2. Getting my breakfast or dinner late makes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.

3. If money grew on trees, I would have The Humans buy a furry throw for the sofa to enjoy my morning, mid-morning, afternoon, mid-afternoon and evening naps.
4. I have a fear of the evil vacuum monster.

siamese cat on flowered sofa

Oh no, she’s taking out the vacuum monster!


Walk Through The Web Wednesday 1/31

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello Friends,.
Alberto here with my weekly stroll and purrrusal of the information highway to bring you awesome feline stuff. Here are this week’s picks, enjoy!

Is Bubble Wrap The New Cardboard Box? – Cheezeburger.com


In the humble opinion of this feline, this is a very serious and important debate. Every human and feline knows the affection we have for boxes but now there seems to be a replacement. I am not sure what side of this debate I support and would welcome some further comment from my feline readers.


Britain Battles Russia to be Crowned Winner of the World’s Best Cat – Mirror UK


Mowgleaves Stonhenge is the cat from London

I make it a point to stay completely a-purrlitical (well, except when my brother Oliver runs for Purresident of the Kitty Kat Party) and I don’t like reporting on international paw-liticks either but this article did capture my attention. The lines of division are drawn between the finalists  Mowgleaves Stonehenge, the Anglo-American feline from London and his competition Rumfold Such a Flirt Shu-Ko from Moscow.

The world of cat shows is full of hissing and spitting and other sorts of drama and this tell-all article shows what a soap opera life can be for the purry pedigreed. Makes me happy that I’m a shelter cat!

Cats vs Drone-Rickey.org

gray cat swatting a droneI’ve heard the humans talking about this flying thingy’s called drones. Some of the human’s friends spend quite a bit of time piloting the things. In my humble opinion, if you’re going to have something that flys around you should give your cat the opportunity to swat it. Now some folks have said this isn’t the safest thing so before you go out and start swatting these droney-things, have your humans check it out first!

Cats at Work – Cheeseburger.com

cat at work in a beauty salon

If you read my regular Wednesday column,. you’ll know I can never resist featuring anything that has to do with working cats. This album of working cats features beautiful black and white photos of my gainfully employed feline friends. Enjoy!