Some of you may know that my partner and I are big Scify fans and of course, Star Wars is one of our favourites.
So on today’s “Star Wars Day,” a fan holiday that celebrates the Star Wars media franchise and its fanbase we simply couldn’t resist sharing this fan comic from The (inter)mission: Cat Wars – The Meow Awakens.
For those that don’t know where the phrase comes from, it’s a pun on the name of the date May 4th (May the fourth) and the famous phrase from the franchise, “May the Force be with you.”
While we’ve not had a chance to create a new cartoon strip with our now 5 cats big clowders our little ones thought it would still be worth to re-iterate our Christmas message! 🙂
As much as we all enjoy the festive season, sadly not all felines and humans have it as good as we do and that’s why our four would like to encourage everyone to share what they have with others.
Once again from our shop we have made a sizable amount of cat toy donations to charities this year in order to support charities that help to provide the so much needed services in rehoming pets without homes.
Ten abandoned cats live in an old warehouse where they are looked after by a young girl named Annie. The cats include Chesney, the ginger ringleader, his b&w sidekick Jack – still on the lam from the shelter – and wide-eyed grey kitten Oliver, the irascible Lily, CFO Mr. Hollingsworth, and more…. Unbeknownst to Annie, the cats are involved in various revenue-generating schemes such as radio station K-ATZ, a gambling den for dogs (no dogs allowed), Cats’ Inn, and a plot to force birds to buy pilots’ licenses…. The warehouse has a secret boardroom on the very top floor where the world’s business is conducted under the auspices of the moggies.
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Graham Harrop draws the award-winning, daily online comic strip and is also a Vancouver Sun editorial cartoonist. His cartoon feature BackBench ran daily in The Globe and Mail for more than two decades. His cartoon collections have been published by HarperCollins, Ronsdale Press and Gryndstone & Fusspot Press. Graham also creates the little “inklings’ daily calendar at https://grahamharropcartoons.com/
“Let you in on a little secret. I’m Annie, from the comic strip. Not many people know that, outside of family and – well – the now-famous warehouse. Of course, I’m all grown up now, no longer the little girl who looks after the ten needy cartoon kitties…. But the cats are mostly very real and current.
Chesney is very real – family name of Magellan after the intrepid explorer. The real Jack is in fact also a ginger. He became black and white to bypass any identity challenges. Oliver is Oliver – exactly! He never arrives in the room without an exclamation point right behind him! Lily is actually an elderly calico named Jade, and may not be talked about except in reverential tones, so none of that here. Sadly, dear little JellyBean and Bluebell (my beautiful white Bond) have passed on, and so I couldn’t get a waiver to show their photos. But here are some of the others from the silent Woof to the Chairman of the Board, the one and only Chesney J. Puddifoot. My hero. – Annie B.
Cats Protection invites children to an exclusive virtual event with author and TV presenter Dermot O’Leary
Thursday 8th April at 4pm, YouTube Live, Facebook Premiere and on www.cats.org.uk
To celebrate the launch of his latest book in the exciting Toto the Ninja Cat series, Dermot O’Leary will be taking part in a video conversation with Cats Protection’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr Maggie Roberts.
Dermot and Maggie will be discussing his books, his childhood and the inspiration for the Toto books – Dermot’s own rescue cats, plus answering questions from young fans and cat-owners and addressing today’s cat related issues, with plenty of fun feline stuff thrown in too.
The exclusive video conversation will be going live on YouTube and as a Facebook Premiere from 4 pm on Thursday 8 April, and available on the Cats Protection education portal www.cats.org.uk/education making it an ideal watch for cat-loving kids and their parents at home during the Easter holidays.
Dermot said: “I’m a big believer in the importance of rehoming animals, especially cats as you know, so I’m really pleased to be working with Cats Protection – they help over 200,000 cats and kittens every year and despite the lockdown they’ve rehomed around 20,000 cats thanks to their Hands Free Homing scheme. My cats Toto, Silver and Socks were all rescued and you can learn a bit more about them in my Toto The Ninja Cat books and in this exclusive online event, hosted by Cats Protection, where we’ll be talking all about cats and how to take care of your own little feline ninjas!”
Maggie said: “It’s fantastic that Dermot is such a passionate cat lover and that he promotes our feline friends in such an entertaining way for children. Here at Cats Protection we want every cat to have the chance to live their best life so we’re thrilled to be working with Dermot and getting the chance to talk to other fans about helping the UK’s cats and kittens do just that!”
Toto is no ordinary cat, she is almost blind, but that doesn’t stop her having brilliant adventures with her brother Silver, in Dermot’s series of four books aimed at ages 6-10. Their exciting new adventure takes them on a hunt to catch a jewel thief in Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief.
Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief by Dermot O’Leary, illustrated by Nick East, is out now in paperback from Hodder Children’s Books.
Cats: It’s Time to Recognize How Awesome They Truly Are!
Cats. Filling our lives with joy, occasional pain, and a broken vase or two, these little furballs never cease to amaze us with their confidence, independence, energy, and occasional hilarity. Whether it’s the constant poking of Christmas decorations or the claw sharpening against your new sofa, once the little lion looks at you with those big, beautiful, round eyes, you’re always ready to lay it all on the plate. Together with My-Picture.co.uk, we think it’s right about time to honour these beautiful animals with amazing photo canvas prints!
And yet, despite cameras and other recording-capable gadgets being in hand’s reach practically all the time, we still have surprisingly little of our cats stored in our virtual and cloud memories (despite what those 2-million-something cat videos on YouTube might indicate).
The greatest adventures you and your cat have gone through can now be turned into a beautiful piece of wall decoration thanks to My-Picture.co.uk! Enjoy vivid tones on a hand-stretched canvas over a hand-crafted, high-quality spruce wood framework! The incredible price only adds to the premise, providing you with a nice interior addition that will serve long and well!
Whatever special moment with your little-whiskered carnivore you’ve picked, be sure that the products from My-Picture.co.uk will bring out the best of your special moments together. Whether it’s a wall art piece, photo gift, or an incredibly cuddleable photo blanket, our products are renowned for their ability to make you rediscover your favourite photos anew!
Varying in sizes (with easel back 20 x 20 cm canvas prints being the smallest category), our canvas prints can be displayed on every surface in you home, as they’re easily maneuverable and won’t require much effort to be set up.
Whether it’s routine playtime, your wedding day, the arrival of a newborn, or the first Christmas Eve, the cat is just as much of a full-fledged family member as all the others in the picture frame. An inexhaustible source of joy and inspiration, our furry purry friends deserve photo canvas art, and we are surely capable of giving them one!
What about paying our dues with a beautiful, high-quality, personalized canvas? Not just will you create a forever lasting capture of your special moment but certainly your kitty friends will appreciate the extra fame!
Have a lot of photos featuring your family pet? If there is a photo, there has to be a suitable personalized photo item for it! My-Picture.co.uk is a manufacturer and distributor of wall decor items and lifestyle accessories ready to provide you with the widest selection of high-quality personalized photo products!
Some cats really love to explore the area around where they live and often bring back little souvenirs for their owners. If you’re lucky, it could just be discarded toy or slipper presented as a trophy won after a night of prowling around the neighbourhood. If you’re not so lucky it might be something that’s still alive as you feline friends drops it on your duvet.
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Since domestic cats’s wild ancestors were nocturnal, some felines want to scamper out the catflap for some fun just as you’re thinking of heading to bed. But your pet being out all night can be a big worry. There are a number of dangers to be avoided including busy roads, cruel humans and wild animals as well as other cats protecting their territories. It can be difficult to get your feline to come and go to suit your routine. And what if they don’t come home? What if they can’t get back because they’re stuck somewhere?
Allowing your cat access to the outside is a decision for individual owners to make after weighing up the pros and cons. There is way to allow your cat to follow their natural desire to be outside and explore all the interesting sights and smells but keep them safe at the same time. If you have a garden, outside space or even a balcony this can be used to allow your pet with an area to be part of nature rather than looking through a closed window. ProtectaPet have years of experience providing solutions which allow your cat safe access to the outside world- when your cat wants it.