Big Norm – The Ruler of Bank Street

Big Norm, or BN for short, is a charming, affectionate young man who lives in Birmingham, England, with his two fur-sisters, Betsy and Pozzy. Although he is happy and loved now, BN didn’t have the best start in life, and was living as a stray in a car park before he was taken in by a local rescue. Fortunately, his time in the rescue didn’t last long and it was around three years ago that BN moved in to his fur-ever home with his mommy and daddy, Caroline and Scott.

BN truly ruled the roost on the idyllic Bank Street, with all the local kitties treating him with the reverence that a kitty of his caliber deserves. The rumors surrounding BN’s wild activities on Bank Street are many and varied, some claim to have seen him making friends with a red fox, others have outed him as the ringleader of the local kitty fight club, but (of course) he refused to comment on that.

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BN letting the kitties outside know that he is still the king of Bank Street

Things took a turn for the worse when in early January 2017 he was diagnosed with intestinal lymphoma and also tested positive for FeLV, meaning his that his days as the feline potentate of Bank Street were over, as his health has led to him having to stay indoors.

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BN enjoying his 4cats valerian toy

As I’m sure you all know, being a house cat doesn’t mean that a kitty can’t live an exciting life full of joy, happiness, and fulfillment. BN, and his sisters, are lucky enough to have parents who know that it is of paramount importance to fill the house with toys. When BN was presented with toys from the 4cats valerian range, he loved them!

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BN modelling the 4cats valerian cushion

If you think your cat(s) would enjoy some valerian- or catnip-induced bliss, the Katzenworld shop actually stocks a range of 4cats toys.

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Worldwide Giveaway: 4cats Valerian & Catnip Toys – April 2017

Hi everyone,

We are back for a third round of giving away these fabulous 4cats toys that Dirk kindly tested for us in the past. 😀

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We are co-hosting this event with our friends from 4cats to give you the chance to win a box of their Valerian or Catnip toys!

This is ALL mine… None shall take this away from me!

Giveaway:
So to be in it for a chance to win this box that is sure to delight your cats simply enter by clicking here and complete any of the actions below!

Chances can be gained by the following methods:
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Good luck everyone! The deadline for entering is the 6th of May 2017.

Box of toys will contain the following toys in either catnip or valerian filling based on your choice:

1 x 4cats Large Playing Roll
1 x 4cats Rustling Cushion
1 x 4cats Random Motiv Cushion
1 x 4cats Cuddly Dolphin
1 x 4cats Heart Toy
1 x 4cats Knot
1 x 4cats Wildlife Cuddly Cushion
1 x 4cats Classic Cuddly Cushion

And if you happen to be the lucky winner don’t forget to send us some cute photos. Below are some adorable shots of one of the people that won such a surprise box on the Street Cat Bob charity event last year!

Thanks,

Marc

We regularly write about all things relating to cats on our Blog Katzenworld! My partner and I are owned by three cheeky cats that get up to all kind of mischief that of course you'll also be able to find out more about on our Blog If you are interested in joining us by becoming a regular contributor / guest author do drop me a message.

Funtastic!

Christmas came early at the zoo the other day. Marc kindly asked if we wanted to test some of the 4cats toys and with ten cats at home, I jumped at the chance. The box arrived very quickly and the cats didn’t waste any time gathering around. I did have plans to take my camera to the local wildlife reserve, but as they were already ripping the cardboard to shreds, I decided to open it up and have a little photo shoot instead.

The first thing that I noticed was how well the toys were made. Safety has always been a big concern and yet I couldn’t fault any of the items. There was a good selection too. Large and small, all very colourful and the cats wasted no time piling in. Even Gremlin our Devon Rex, who normally wouldn’t get so close to the others. Then Merlin walked in, rolled over and started washing one of the large cuddly knots. At the grand old age of 16, he still goes out in the garden, but we haven’t seen him play with a toy for many years.

The featured image above shows timid little Foxy who fell in love with the heart.

Keeping a close eye on her new toy.

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She ran off with it once her session was over.

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Bubu is attached to the dolphin and hasn’t left it alone since it was opened up.

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You can see how well it has been made.

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Finally Buddy playing with one of the colourful sacks.

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It was quite soggy by the time he had finished.

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In the end I had more photographs than if I had gone to the reserve and the cats are thrilled with their new toys. Thank you very much for letting us test these fun cat products. If you’d like to get some they are available for international delivery via the Katzenworld shop.

Edited to say that ten days later, DeeDee is still having fun with the little dolphin.

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Zookeeper and amateur photographer.