Guest Star: Buzz the Fuzz

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In February of 2014, Buzz was rescued from filth with 39 German Shepherds. Conditions inside the home were so horrific, that the investigators and officers had to open all windows and doors in order to breathe. Buzz is a long haired Siamese/Persian mix.

Buzz was neglected.

Buzz had to be shaved.

Thankfully, CGHS took good care of him and we adopted him after a few weeks! When I saw him at the shelter, the instant I saw his amazing blue eyes, my entire body filled with love. It was almost chilling, I knew we needed to adopt him. The dogs have either been adopted or are in foster care. Buzz was named after Buzz Aldrin & his buzzed hair do. Now, he’s rocking a house in Upstate NY in the US, with his new kitty sister Charlie, and us, his new Mom & Dad.

The first day I got him home, I was nervous. I thought being the only cat with 39 dogs he might be aggressive, mean or shy. I prepared the bathroom with all the things a kitty needs to keep him separated from our other cat at first. Once I was done setting up everything, I sat down. He got on his hind legs, looked at me, jumped into my lap, did a few circles, started purring and laid down. I was in tears. He is the sweetest, most well tempered boy. He loves to play with toys and with Charlie.

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He has his own Facebook with a lot more pictures, at:
http://www.facebook.com/buzzthefuzz
Every week I update it with a new photo to show his fur growth. I call it the Fuzz Report: A New Haircut, A New Beginning.

You can check out an animated version of his story, here!

And below you can see one of his latest pictures and how pretty he is now!

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Product Review: Jolly Moggy by Rosewood Sparkle Cat Collar Review

This collar was very well made, the material is really solid and I’m sure it’s durable enough to last a few months at least. Mao seems to find it comfortable, I’ve had no crazy meows like when we tried the flea collar. That may be because it doesnt smell though or stick to her fur =D
The novelty of it sure does make my tuxedo cat more complete right?

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Overall I would give this collar a 3/5.
 Points being knocked off because its a belt buckle fastener. For a more adventurous cat this can be a potential danger hazard too. For example if they were to get stuck on a tree branch, the elasticated features seems too small to actually be of any help. Its also pretty heavy compared to the metal bow at the front. So the whole thing moves as Mao moves around. 
The design has potential to reach a higher target audience, meaning the quality of material could improve and switching the material of the bow itself could be another possible feature to improve. There is always room for improvements right? =)

Product detail:
Black patent sparkle cat collar
Bow tie design featuring diamante bow
Elasticated for safety with removable bell
Perfect for christmas dress up
Buckle fastener with elastication for safety

If your interested in this product you can purchase it here on Amazon UK.

Thank you for reading!^^

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Book Review: ALFIE – The Doorstep Cat

Hi everyone,

Today we have another very special book that we were lucky to get our hands on!

The book in question? ALFIE – The Doorstep Cat by Rachel Wells!

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The book begins with how Alfie looses his elderly owner and their family is left behind to decide what to do with poor Alife. Based on the discussion of his owners family Alfie fears the thought of ending up in a shelter and decides to search for a new home on his own.

The book is written from the view point of Alfie, other cats and the humans that he meets along the way on his journey!

The story unfolds over 300 and a few pages and has kept us glued to the pages for the entire time. :D

This is a perfect example as to why pets are so important to our life by bringing hope and companionship to those around them.

Over-all verdict?

We loved the fun way that the author wrote the story especially when writing from the viewpoint of cats – trying to get across what cats would think and how they react in situations while keeping the book interesting and engaging throughout! You can most certainly tell that the author is not just a cat lover but also a cat “owner” (or should we say is being owned by cats ;) )

This book is most certainly a must have and more than likely once you lay your hands on it, you won’t want to put it down until you are finished! So if you are looking for a christmas present for friends or family… ;D

More info on the book from the publisher:

Releasing in hardback on 23 October, Alfie The Doorstep Cat is an uplifting, heart-warming tale for Christmas.

For fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, this is the only book you will want to find in your stocking this year.

Can a pet really change your life? The residents of Edgar Road don’t think so – that is, until Alfie turns up.

Alfie is a homeless cat, left with nowhere to go after his elderly owner passes away. But when he first sets eyes on Edgar Road, Alfie knows he’s found his new home.

However, the street’s residents don’t agree – the last thing they need is another pesky cat, and he is shooed away from every doorstep he comes to.

But as life throws its worst at the residents of Edgar Road, they soon realise how much they all need Alfie – a cat who brings hope to the darkest times, and who will always be a friend to those in need.

Alfie will take you on a journey like no other this Christmas, an instant heart warmer and the perfect stocking filler for animal lovers everywhere.

About the Author:

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Rachel
lives in North Devon after studying history at Bristol University. Before returning to North Devon she lived in London before becoming pregnant with her son, Xavier. After starting her career in marketing she decided to become a writer after living in Singapore. Rachel is a single mum whose son is 5 and has previously written for Daily Mail.


If you would like to get the book yourself it is available from:

Amazon UK: From £0.99 (Kindle version) by clicking here.
Amazon US: From $10.62 (hardcover) by clicking here.
Amazon DE: From EUR 4.32 (Kindle version) by clicking here.

Thanks,

Marc

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Mews: Ardnamurchan scottish wildcat ‘safe haven’ set up

Wildcat (Felis silvestris), juvenile in winter, jumpingHi everyone,

After a previous post on wild cats in Europe (you can find this one here) we actually did some research to find out if there any of those left in the UK and there are! We found the below article on Wildlife Extra:

A Scottish wildcat sanctuary has been created on the Ardnamurchan and Sunart peninsula on Scotland’s west coast in a bid to save the endangered species, which experts believe could number as few as 35.

The species is threatened from hybridising with domestic cats, and to help alleviate this threat all domestic and feral cats in the area have been neutered over the last five years.

“Cats of any kind are notoriously difficult to survey,” said the project scientific adviser, Dr Paul O’Donoghue, of the University of Chester.

“However, over the last six months we’ve really saturated the area with live traps, cameras, vets and ecologists, and had lots of people from the local community out looking as well.”

“The only feral cats seen have already been neutered, which means the population should collapse naturally within the next couple of years.”

This is thought to be the first time feral cats have been managed in such a large mainland area anywhere in the world.

The wildcats of Ardnamurchan, which could number fewer than 10, will then be trapped and DNA tested to check they are pure breds. If they are, they will be left to thrive and monitored.

However, if DNA proves the population to be made up of hybrids, then pure wildcats could be brought to Ardnamurchan from other areas of Scotland.

Dr O’Donoghue said: “Our goal is to establish populations of genetically pure wildcats. We are determined not to settle for second best, or to settle for a bunch of tabbies that bear a resemblance to wildcats.

“Protecting anything less than the pure Scottish wildcat will condemn the species to extinction.

“The behaviour of feral cats and pure wildcats is very different. Scotland’s ecology needs the true wildcat and, outside of a wildlife park enclosure, this is the only place in the UK where they are safe from hybridisation.”

Thanks for reading and find the original one on Wildlife Extra by clicking here.

And interesting extra read on the BBC is here.

And what are your thoughts! I personally would love to go there to take some photos of them :)

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Mews: MEOW – A book of happiness for cat lovers

Hi everyone,

On the 27th of October Anouska Jones a cat loving book editor will be releasing her latest book!

The book is called MEOW: A book of happiness for cat lovers

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The book comes in a Hard back format and has super high quality glossy photo pages.

Each page of the book contains an amazing cat photo with an accompanying quote. Anouska has carefully sourced these from a variety of sources and we have got to say her collection is superb!

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Over-all verdict?

The book comes with 160 pages filled with cuteness of cats to brighten up your day and is a must have for any cat lovers and cat owners alike! The photos alone would already be awesome but together with the quotes they are just purrfect. :)

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More info on the book from the publisher:

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A book of happiness for cat lovers
By Anouska Jones
Publication date: 27th October 2014

Cats have a way of walking into our lives and making themselves right at home. No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence — even if it is only as fleeting as the occasional conversation with a neighbourhood stray. Meow: A book of happiness for cat lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of this fascination. Some are by famous people (Mark Twain, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable.
Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.

Anouska Jones is a cat-loving book editor, who has worked in publishing for over twenty years. She compiled the quotes from a range of sources, while her own cat kept close watch from her vantage point on Anouska’s desk.

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If you would like to get the book yourself it is published by Exile Publishing and is available in the UK for £12.95 through the publisher website by clicking here.

For our readers in New Zealand it is available on the publisher website here or for Australia on the same publisher’s website here. ($29.99 on either page)

For other countries please check out Amazon or your local bookshop!

Thanks,

Marc

Oliver & Nubia: Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday Latest photos + ongoing challenge! (Week 12)

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Hi friends and followers!

It is time for Week 12 of tummy rub tuesday! :D

(To find out how to enter your own cats please scroll down to the bottom of the post or to make it easier for you leave a comment with a link to your photo!)

This weeks entrances are below:

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We found this super cute neko in Matsuyama in Fuji Grand Mall :D

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And this one we found in the Tokyu Hands department store in Ikebukero – Tokyo.

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Shiva and…

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… Jaya from their blog with the same name that you can find here.

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Findus! He belongs to Alex one of our Facebook admins. :)

Last weeks entries for those of you that may have missed them!:

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Meet Hank our friend from the scratching post. :)

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This is Teddy who you can visit here.

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And meet Frankie a very special guest who’s whole story you can find here.

Now we need ALL of you! You want to see your cat featured and join our fun blog roll? Follow the steps below. :D

All you need to do is post a photo or photo story of your furfriend on your own Blog and add your link onto our linky app by clicking on the below photo or by clicking here or by leaving a comment with a link back to your post.

Should you not have an own Blog you can even participate by sending us an email with your photo to info@katzenworld.co.uk – just let us know what you would like to have listed as source! :)

And to make it fair your cat photos don’t have to be a tummy shot we do understand that not all cats like showing off their belly! So any fun photo story will be fine but tummy ones will be even better :D

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And on next weeks #TRT we will be posting photos with links back to all you guys in the weekly Tummy Rub Tuesday post!!!

Lil Miss Nubia would like to say thanks:

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And not to forget Oliver! with his famous TRT video! :D

For once again entering our #TRT. :)

Thanks,

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Oliver: Cuddle times!

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Oi! You human!

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What are you doing!!!! That’s not what I want

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I need some belly rubs *purr*

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Pretty please? I promise I won’t bite <3!

And don’t forget to enter your own tummy photo shots for tomorrow’s tummy rub tuesday by leaving a comment here with a link to your entry or sending us an email with your photo!

More details on Tummy Rub Tuesday can be found here.

Signed by

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His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief