“Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges.

Cats have the courage to live by them.”

Jim Davis, American Cartoonist and creator of Garfield

 

Hi everyone and a very warm welcome to all the newbies that made their way through the catflap during the hottest June since 1976. 

Happy birthday Canada – 150 years old on 1st July.  And happy 4th of July to all who celebrate it today.

Thank you to everyone who wished Lawrence and I better health.  Mine turned out not to be as serious as was first thought.  Lawrence had multiple stents put in the diseased areas of his heart (he has heart failure) and now – just a week or so later, already he is feeling a lot better. Casey and Gibbs were there, doing their bit: a raspy lick on the cheek, a paw placed gently on his thigh.  How could he not get better with such love coming his way?

I must apologise for the heading on the Scratching Post that went out earlier this month.  For some reason, I was unable to change the date so it went out with the date of the previous Scratching Post.  Not many people noticed and those that did were kind enough to point it out!     

In the previous Mewsletter, there was an error or two in the piece about Deanna Chesnut’s book: Purrs and Promises.  I mentioned that her book was available in ebook, hardback and an over-sized paperback.  It is not available in hardback.  And I’m sorry that I put an unwanted ‘t’ in her surname.   

LET’S GET ON WITH THE MEWS

BOOK QUIZ:

Congratulations to Jared Kline in Belgium for getting all the answers to the last book quiz correct.  To see those authors, please click on the link:

Book Quiz May

For this month’s book quiz, please click here:

Book Quiz July

CAPTION COMPETITION:

Congratulations to Rose Varga, from Massachusetts, who had the winning caption this time.  To see Rose’s caption and the others, please click here:

Caption Competition 66

For this month’s Caption Competition, please click here:

Caption Competition 67

FELINE FITNESS:

Do you have an allergy to your cat?  Does your cat have allergies?  Then this article might be of interest to you.

Ditch the itch

FIGHTING THE FLAB THE FELINE WAY

We have had our first drop-out of the race to slim down feline and human.  Gabion took on the role vacated by Dumpty’s sudden demise a couple of months ago, but he has thrown in the towel.  His human has badly let herself down and he feels he’s done all he can possibly do. 

Gabes throws in the towel

HOME PAGE MESSAGE:

Aoife McCann is an amazing artist and writer and she has written a few things about her cats: Pookie and Chalky for us.  She has a brilliant blog where she muses about life and the price of fish, and this month’s offer was Psalm 23 for Cats. Very funny.

Just go to the Home Page and scroll down a whisker or two - you can’t miss it.

JENNIFER PULLING: THE GREAT SICILIAN CAT RESCUE:

After she found out that Lizzie had been poisoned, Jennifer was galvanised into action, to do something to save these beautiful feral cats in Sicily.

The launch of Catsnip

KITTY BITS:

You might be surprised by these ‘facts’.

Fact or Fiction: 5 cat myths debunked

LINKS:

Michael Kolonel in Canada sent me this lovely little short video of a kitten playing with his iPad.

IPad Kitty

This next little video is beautiful; showing the love animals (and birds) have for us. 

Love for us humans

MEWSERS’ MEWSINGS:

CASEY’S CHATS:

Casey continues to be frazzled as he explains in his latest column.

It’s been a busy time lately …

INDY THE WEIGHTLOSS CAT:

I am ashamed to admit, that I missed Indy’s April article.  How, I don’t know, but here it is now:

How to lose weight in 4 easy steps

Indy has had a really rough start to life.  In his latest, searingly honest post, he opens up about depression and weight gain.

How I got to be fat         

LORD REGGIE’S RUMINATIONS:

Lord Reginald has settled in after retiring from his life in service to the high and the good.  There is, however, just one blot on his landscape.

The prince and the porker

And that is about all for now.  I hope to get back on track now and I thank you for your patience with me.

Keep well and keep in touch.  I do welcome feedback, good, bad or indifferent.  Just email me pauline@thedailymews.com.  Thank you.

Take care

Love

Pauline – Editor-in-Chief

Casey – Purrsonal Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief

Gibbs – Purrsonal Assistant to the Purrsonal Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief    

xxx

In the Middle of a World...

"In the middle of a world that has always been a bit mad, the cat walks with confidence."

Roseanne Anderson