“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats.”

Philosopher Albert Schweitzer

 

Hi Everyone and a huge warm welcome and tummy tickle for all the new subscribers who joined us recently.  Well, after writing of the ‘heatwave’ that visited us in the UK for a few glorious weeks, we’re now in the early days of May, freezing cold, with the central heating back on!  And although parts of the UK are going to see the sun, down here in the South Eastern corner in Kent, our skies are filled with grey rain clouds, and Casey and Gibbs are clamped to the radiators!

Happy Mother’s Day to all those who will be celebrating it on 14th May.

I’m often sent cat books by authors and I’m always happy to read, review and promote them.  Due to the prohibitive cost of postage, I haven’t been able to read Purrs and Promises, written by Deanna Cheshunt from the US, but if you go to any Amazon website and look it up, it has got 5* reviews. Deanna has written about her conversion from cat hater, to cat mom, in Purrs and Promises.  Her cats led her to working with Bach Flower Remedies and other holistic treatments, and were even instrumental in her becoming an animal communicator.

Purrs and Promises is available on all Amazon website as an oversized paperback and an ebook.  If anyone has read it and would like to write a review for the Daily Mews, please contact me.

www.amazon.com

www.amazon.co.uk

Did you know that here, at the offices of The Daily Mews, we are blessed with a wonderful team of writers, some of whom have had books published about their own cats?  This month, I’m highlighting Susanne Haywood’s beautifully written book: ‘Tigger: Memoirs of a Cosmopolitan Cat’.  If you haven’t already read this book you can get a signed copy from Susanne.  You can catch up with her on Twitter:

@TiggerHaywood or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TiggerHaywood/

Don’t forget to tell her you’re a subscriber to the Mewsletter. 

If you’d like to read a review then click on this link:

Tigger: Memoirs of a Cosmopolitan Cat

LET’S GET ON WITH THE MEWS!

AMAZING CATS:

CECI’S CORNER:

Ceci joined us last month and we’re happy that she has found the time to write about her Dad and the cats and kittens he fosters. Since her last article, her Dad, Darren, has rescued several kittens.

Kitten Rescue

DEZI AND RAENA – AMAZING SERVICE CATS:

With Mother’s Day in the US on May 14th, Dezi and Raena have been reflecting on their lives with their Mommy, Audra, and how they can give her a special Mother’s Day present. 

Our lives wouldn’t be the same

BOOK QUIZ:

Congratulations to Jared Kline in Belgium for being the first to get all five correct authors.  To see the answers to last month’s book quiz, click here:

Book Quiz March/April

For this month’s book quiz, please send your answers by 25th May to pauline@thedailymews.com

Book Quiz May

CAPTION COMPETITION:

Congratulations to Sandy Ash in the US who provided the winning caption this time around.  To see all the captions, please click on the link below:

Caption Competition 65

For this month’s caption competition, please send no more than five entries to pauline@thedailymews.com by 25th May. Huge thanks goes to Carol in the UK for her stunning picture of Gabion and Chav Cat.

Caption Competition 66

CAT CHAT:

Some time ago I ran a feature on black cats.  I don’t know how I missed this article, but better late than never.  Doreen Johnson wrote to me about one of her black cats – called Pye.

Pye

CHARITIES AND RESCUE CENTRES:

Mike Cohen, from Newfoundland, Canada, updated me with news of the fundraising efforts that the EXPLOITS VALLEY SPCA are involved in.  If you want to support this wonderful charity then go to their Facebook page mentioned in the article.

Exploits Valley SPCA

ED KOSTRO:

Ed is in the process of moving house, but he took time out to update me on the progress of little Harrienyet, a cat he found in dire straits living with a colony of feral cats. 

Little Harrienyet’s long road to recovery

FIGHTING THE FLAB THE FELINE WAY:

Nearly all our Feline Flab Dodgers have expressed their frustration this time around at either trying to get their Human to lose the flab, or themselves.  Losing weight can be hard work and let’s face it, eating naughty stuff can be so much fun!!!  I hope you enjoy all their columns this month.

BILBO:

Bilbo has written a very upbeat piece about dieting which might actually inspire the feline flab dodgers among us.  If he writes any more about slimming, he’ll be given his own column here.

Losing weight is fun!

BUMBLE AND JEM:

Bumble is complaining that her two-legs Dad, Jem, isn’t feeding her enough.  Every dieter’s nightmare!

Bumble: fighting the flab – part 2

CASEY AND GIBBS:

On Easter Monday Casey took Lawrence and I to the vets for a couple of hours!  Then he realised, that he had, inadvertently, stumbled upon a brilliant way for me to lose some weight.  Read on …

I think we’ve come up with a splendid idea

DIETING WITH DENVER:

Denver has been struggling (we know how you’re feeling, Denver!) and desperate measures have been called for.

My rations have been cut even more …

In last month’s Fighting the Flab the Feline Way, ‘Fit, Fat or Just a Cat: the story of Nero’ only had one illustration.  Aoife McCann, artist extraordinaire, very kindly stepped up to the plate and drew two more pictures which are just great.

To read Nero’s tale again, click on the link:

Fit, Fat or just a cat: the story of Nero

GABES, CHAV CAT and CAROL:

Poor Gabes; he’s ‘inherited’ the job of trying to get Chav Cat and his human Maid, Carol, to ditch the flab.  It’s an uphill battle.

Two fat ladies …

PHOEBE’S WEIGHT LOSS TIPS:

Phoebe is pulling out her fur in desperation to try and get her human Mom and her sister, Ka-Two to lose weight.  Read her latest attempts to get them to slim down.

Phoebe’s weight loss tips – part 2

HOMEPAGE MESSAGE:

You’ll find the homepage message on the homepage! Go to: www.thedailymews.com and scroll down a little bit – and there it is!

JENNIFER PULLING: THE GREAT SICILIAN CAT RESCUE:

I hope you enjoyed Jennifer’s article last time about meeting Lizzie, the feral cat that had a terrible leg injury.  In this next piece, Jennifer returns Lizzie to her ‘patch’ and meets the woman that feeds the cats.

Goodbye Lizzie

LINKS:

My friend Paul sent me this incredible link of Kevin Richardson, who is known as the Lion Whisperer.

The Lion Whisperer

MEWSERS’ MEWSINGS

GABES’ GABBLINGS:

Gabes continues his story about the hush hush goings on that are going on in his house. 

Secret Squirrels – Part 2

LORD REGINALD’S RUMINATIONS:

You may remember Gabion Tzchugge writing in last month’s update and his second article this month (see above) that Tom Cat Towers was in heightened preparation for a VIP; a Very Important Puss.  Reggie, as he is now known, will have his own column as befitting a cat of his lineage and breeding – but don’t expect him to kiss and tell.  He is the utmost feline gentlecat.

Lord Reginald’s Ruminations - introduction

As a special agent, I like my iced milk shaken, not stirred …

PRODUCT REVIEW:

Casey has written two reviews in one this month which he hopes you will find both helpful and interesting.

Logic® EaseBall for cats and Feliway

And that just about wraps it up for this time.  I hope you find something you like in amongst all these articles.  And I always welcome feedback, good, bad or indifferent.

Until the next time,

Love

Pauline – Editor-in-Chief

Casey – who is contacting the Guinness Book of World Records to see if they’d be interested in his hairball experience

Gibbs – who is sprawled out on the Editor-in-Chief’s desk waiting for his supper.

xxx  

A Morning Kiss

A morning kiss, a discreet touch of his nose landing somewhere on the middle of my face.
Because his long white whiskers tickled, I began every day laughing.

Janet F Faure