I’ve just finished playing ball on the stairs and am now listening to my shehooman tell the telephone that she’ll be glad when this lockdown ends as there’s nowhere to eat outside. She could eat out in my garden-room but she wants to eat in a restaurant. Some hoomans are never satisfied!
I don’t mind where I eat as long as I am given lots of food. Izzy Cat aka #Catlodger prefers to eat in the kitchen. She is so fussy!
I am thankful to all the lorry drivers taking my food to the shops and for the staff in the shops who are working during this lockdown to keep me fed.
The cat burglar’s owner offered to pay for a new one which is now fixed in the door. I’m glad it’s there. Today is a lovely Spring day, the sun switch is on and I keep going in and out. The Spring or Summer sun switch is not properly on yet, not warm enough for me to want to stay out there for long periods.
I need to go now and think about what’s for tea. It’s #fishfriday so it should be some kind of fish. Actually, I’d like some cod for my next meal.
My shehooman Jade aka Suzan Collins is talking to Jo Lambert today about me and a little bit about my #catlodger Izzy Cat. Grab a saucer of milk and come and join us. https://jolambertwriter.blog/2018/02/13/today-tuesday-talk-welcomes-suzan-collins-discussing-the-inspiration-behind-the-chatty-cat-series-and-her-latest-writing-project/
I’m busy sorting out the paperwork and my shehooman has asked me to say, ‘Thank you to everyone who bid to have their pet or child named in Chatty Cat book 5 and raise money for Grenfell Towers, London. The winner, Nathaniel Banks, will be featured in my book (book 5) ‘Chatty Cat: Autumn into Winter’ and it will be out before Christmas.’
And now it’s my time to tell you something, from me, not shehooman,
“BANG! BANG! BANG! We jump up into the air and when our paws land back onto the grass we look at each other. Our eyes wide and scared. Are we in danger?
Fireworks can be pretty to watch but can also be dangerous and scary. Childhoomans shouldn’t touch fireworks and only adulthoomans who know what to do and who read the instructions should handle them, says Clancy Cat.”
In Cat Court…
I call Mrs. Shehooman to the stand.
‘Mrs Sheooman. On the 14th September 2017 your son was letting off fireworks,’ Judge Clancy Cat says.
‘Yes your honour,’ Says Mrs. Shehooman.
‘And the fireworks were so loud they scared the cats and Bert the Parrot,’
‘Sorry your honour,’
‘Many people and animals, including us cats, like seeing the lovely colours of the fireworks but don’t like the loud bangs, whistles and screeches they make. They can be really frightening. Why don’t you tell your son about the low level noise fireworks? Still the same display, colours and fun and not so loud.’
Hoomans must do the following:
Keep your animals indoors. If you cannot get your cat in and you have a shed leave the door open wedged open so your cat can go in there instead of running away. Make sure you wedge the door open because we don’t want animals getting caught in sheds by the doors closing.
Walk the dog early
If you have a horse will s/he be safe?
Get a litter tray for your cat/s if you don’t normally have one
Use the Feliway (or Pet Rescue) plug in or spray
Close the curtains
Play and distract your animal (prefurr-ably with treats).
Check your garden – room the next morning for used fireworks before your animal goes out. We don’t want them eating the fireworks, they are very dangerous (even after they have gone off).”
Extract from forthcoming book ‘Chatty Cat: Autumn into Winter) book 5 in the Chatty Cat series.
Thank you to everyone who voted for my book ‘Chatty Cat: My Purr-fect Friends’ to become a FINALIST in the People’s Book Prize. Me and shehooman is su-purr excited. Voting is now open for people to vote again and this time it’s to vote for the book to WIN the children’s category. VOTING closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.