Halloween and Fireworks Safety Snaps – Fun Giveaway Competition
Like most folks, we love the fun and festivities of Halloween and November 5th Bonfire Night celebrations in the UK. But our cats don’t – at all. Between us we have five cats, two of whom are naturally very timid. Socks, an ex-rescue, is one of them. She lives in New Zealand and gets nervous about the slightest loud noises – she’s also a real mum’s girl.
Brutus, an ex-feral, lives in France. He’s incredibly shy. Even the sight of another human outside the immediate family sends him running into our arms. (He is a bit of a wuss – but we adore him!)
The other three, Alfie, Izzy and Whitey cope pretty well, but they all share the same thing in common. They hate fireworks!
Whizzing, flashing, exploding light showers, followed by loud cracks or bangs or sizzling sounds – no wonder cats get scared. So what do we do to protect our furry family? We keep them safely tucked away inside when the partying is going on.
This got us thinking about what everyone else does. We decided to run a fun competition to find out. With a focus on cat safety, we’re offering two copies of our recently published collection of short stories: Completely Cats – Stories with Cattitude. Incidentally, our aim in publishing the book is to help cats in need by contributing a proportion of the proceeds to International Cat Care – a fantastic organisation with an awesome mission:
To engage, educate and empower people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training and passion.
We asked them if they had any hints and tips on protecting cats during this period and they had – lots. Here’s a summary of some of their advice, but you’ll find much more if you visit their website: https://icatcare.org/
We’ve teamed up with our pawsome pals at Katzenworld to have some festive fun.
You’ve seen a couple of photos of our cuddly cats, we’d love it if you joined in and shared photos of yours. Our giveaway competition runs between the 29th October and 5th November so feel free to post as many different cat Halloween and Fireworks safety snaps as you’d like, we can’t wait to see them!