Greetings fabulous furriends and pawesome readers, welcome to our purrsonal blog. If mew love cats then mew’re definitely in the right place! We share a wide array of entertaining posts to amews mew each week, so drop by often to catch up on all the fun and remember, the wurld is way better with cats!
Welcome to the Pet Parade and our weekly news round up!
Guys, I have to say I'm worn out this week, mew know constant snoopervising of the P.A. is furry taxing at times, so purrlease furgive me while I have a quick snooze! MOL
Oh and Fudge wore me out with his tree climbing antics while we were playing hide and seek.
What a little heathen! MOL
In other news, a couple of weeks ago we received an email from Allan Hayle, who asked us if we'd share their house raffle. House raffle we here mew ask, what's that? Well let me explain, Allan and his wife absolutely adore anipals, they have 4 rescue K9's and a kitty. Now, Allan's wife became seriously ill about 3 years ago and although thank goodness she's now on the road to recovery, it made them seriously re-evaluate their lives, which is when they came up with the idea to do something epically epic.
They have always dreamed of opening an anipal sanctuary, rescuing all kinds of anipals from ex-race horses, anipals destined fur slaughter all the way through to ex-battery farm chickens, plus K9's, kitties and really anypurrdy that needs saving.
So here we are today, and they are raffling their home to raise the funds needed to set up their sanctuary, how epic is that? And they asked if we could share their story to help them spread the wurd and make their dreams come and the dreams of unwanted anipals come true as well.
Mew can go visit their website and find out all about what they're trying to do and how they plan to do it here: Direct link for the raffle:www.winmysurreyhome.com
It costs just £5 to enter and who knows if mew enter, mew could win a £700,000 house!
They have also been featured on their local radio and tv stations:
Can mew believe we've only got one more Brain Training post aftur this before we have a little break fur the summer holidays, OMC I can't believe how quick the term/semesta has gone! And just think how many more little grey cells mew have aftur all that brain training dudes! MOL We've done the math, learnt oodles of new wurds and we've solved endless jigsaw puzzles, all of which are proven to assist in keeping your mind in tip-top condition and if mew don't believe me, read this article. I bet mew're all like regular little Einsteins now, how absolutely pawesome is that? EPICALLY PAWESOME!
I'm so proud of mew all, my little heart is almost bursting with joy that mew all came to class religiously and did the wurk, and soldiered on regardless. That in itself is truly fantastic, so do give yourselves a huge round of applaws and get the hoomans to give mew oodles of pats on the back! MOL
And don't miss next weeks post as we're having a bit of a prize giving ceremony
Hello my beautiful furriends and how are mew on this fine, sunny morn?
Did mew know there's only one review week left until I take my summer break, OH MY COD!!! And I still haven't packed my case, I was hoping to travel and visit all my supurr Crotchety Cougar buddies, but I'll have to wait until aftur Basil's Birthday pawty next Friday [1st June] because a Zombie Apocalypse wouldn't keep me away from that epically epic event! MOL
So if anyone would like me to visit them, do let me know!
**FYI the above Amazon.co.uk image is an affiliate link. I will get a rather modest commission should mew decide to click through and purrchase it**
Here's the book blurb:
When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.
Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.
Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts.
A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.
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Now I read Bob's book when it furst came out, and fur the life of me I can't think why it's taken so long fur me to review it. So the other day I thought mew know what, I'm going to listen to it, so I downloaded a copy from Audible and settled down in my library alone, as effuryone else is still banned aftur last week! MOL
Anyhoo, so there I was, just me, myself and I listening to Bob's story, with a pot of nip tea and cookies.
Now this isn't a story fur effuryone, i.e: younger kids - NO, as it does deal with some of life's harsher realities of living in the modern wurld, on the streets, drug use and the recovery from the aforementioned. So those of mew who are thinking it's all about Bob, it is and it isn't.
Bob is integral to the story as he's the pivotal character in helping James, his newly adopted hooman to get his life together and keep James moving forwards towards a much brighter future. And in turn, James helps Bob to recover from his injuries inflicted while he was a street cat fending fur himself.
Bob like all us kitties, is a rather remarkable and a wholly unique feline, and he and James do have a rather special bond. And I know what mew're thinking; we all do with our hoomans, yes and while that's true and I unequivocally agree with that statement, Bob is a much more intrepid than most felines, as he would go with James busking on the packed streets of London, selling The Big Issue, riding on buses, sitting on James shoulder as they cycled through busy, traffic filled streets, and I think that's what endears Bob to the public, because of his loyalty to his adopted Dad and his go anywhere and do anything attitude.
Basil was most impressed and asked if I knew him and if he wanted to join The B Team, I said. "No Basil, I don't purrsonally know Bob, but yes mew're right, he'd be a pawesome addition to our furry little band of heathens!" MOL
But I digress, A Street Cat Named Bob is a really touching and endearing story and gives mew an appreciation of the hooman/anipal bond at its finest. Would I recommend this to mew, yes I would though I must say that reading the book and listening to it were furry different experiences, and if I had to choose my favourite format, I'd definitely listen to the audio version.
I'll sum up in one sentence:
Bob Rocks, and if mew haven't read this already, do give it a go as I'm sure mew'll love it as much as I did!
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Oh and just before I pop off to go herd some sheep, yes mew heard me right, and it's all to do with next's weeks review, which mew won't want to miss as it's my last before I take my summer vay-cay. I just wanted to say that Bob's peeps have made some pawesome cartoons, so do go check them out as they're adorable.
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Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (6 Oct. 2016)
The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:
A Street Cat Named Bob
I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try...
...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?
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Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and don't furget that I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew. And don't furget mew can see all my previous reviews by clicking here.