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It is too hot to cat…

Not one of ours. We went to an open day at a cat sanctuary yesterday. Not the very posh one we like best — they hardly ever have an open day — but one that serves London and so is very well attended.

It was very hot (still!), so we saw a lot of loose, floppy cats. They were happy enough, though.

I had to pat Uncle B down afterwards to make sure there weren’t a couple in his pockets. Jack would probably cope, but Charlotte would murder him in his sleep.


Comment from Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone
Time: July 23, 2018, 9:54 pm

I’m going to bet your definition of “hot” there does not match mine here in Alabama…

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 23, 2018, 10:36 pm

What was the heat index? Or, more importantly, what was the cat flaccidity index?

Perhaps Uncle B was doing recce for when dear Charlotte goes to moggie heaven…

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: July 24, 2018, 4:31 am

That looks like a Norwegian Forest Cat!

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: July 24, 2018, 11:20 am

Uncle Al – not so much that but I nearly ordered a dozen.

And yes, cousin Scott, definitely a Norwegian look to our friend there. Would like to add one to the family but I don’t think the present incumbents would be too keen.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: July 24, 2018, 1:31 pm

“but I don’t think the present incumbents would be too keen.”

And this is where Monsieur Jack leans over the edge of the table and says (in an outrageous accent) “ah, she’s already got one, you see?” and then turns to Charlotte and says “I told him we already got one.”

The very reason I do not tour the adoption sections of fairs and antique malls with Mrs. Durned. She’s not the one to worry about when it comes to adopting 8 or 9 dogs (or cats for that matter).

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: July 24, 2018, 1:45 pm

There is money to be made in chicken art. Who wouldnt want a mug with a chicken on it or a tea towel chicken or a chicken paiting hanging over the fireplace? Seriously, the chicken lino prints I’ve seen on the internet are beautiful.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: July 24, 2018, 1:52 pm

Definitely an extraordinary cat. That’s why I like the medium-hairs and long-hairs: They are impressive.

As for the incumbents not liking new felines, well, that’s possible, even probable. My current two took all of an hour to decide they were buddies and long-lost brothers . . . but Wolf is a very easygoing black cat, and Chekov the Siberian grew up around other cats in a cattery. I got lucky.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 24, 2018, 2:58 pm

@Ric Fan:

There is money to be made in chicken art. Who wouldnt want a mug with a chicken on it…

You mean one like this? (-;

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 24, 2018, 7:47 pm

They never report the temperature accurately in forecasts here, I find. Judging from my Tennessee upbringing, I’m going to say it was high 80s, maybe low 90s today. That’s toasty for here – absolutely no-one has air conditioning.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: July 31, 2018, 5:10 am

You ought to be ashamed of covering your chickens in paint like that. Of course, it’s not quite so bad as what those Indians did to that poor goat:

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