Crazy Cat People

The Lady with 700 Cats

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Lynea

There are some great cat people out there, then there are people like Lynea who are in a whole different league! Lynea is founder of The Cat House on the Kings which is an incredible no-kill, no-cage rescue centre in California.

I first heard of The Cat House on the Kings when we came across a documentary on National Geographic called The Lady with 700 Cats. I was expecting it to be about some crazy woman hoarding cats but how wrong I was. It was incredible to watch. Lynea, with a wonderful team of cat people, run the most amazing rescue. They take on the ‘unadoptables’ so they can live out their lives somewhere safe and happy. The rehome cats too and spay and neuter hundreds of cats every year. They truly do amazing work.

A rescue centre like this is my dream. I’d love to be able do something like this for the cats of the UK, maybe one day I will (a lottery win would be helpful!)

Lots of the cats at Cat House on the Kings need sponsoring so if you have any money spare they could really do with the help! Donations

My Cat From Hell

Friday, June 15th, 2012

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My Cat from Hell – Animal Planet

When I first heard of this show, the title put me off. I’m not sure why, I thought it might portray the cats in a bad way. How wrong was !?! We watched the first series this week and I love it! A few of the owners (or guardians as Jackson refers to them) mad me angry to start with, especially one guy who really hated his girlfriend’s cats, but by the end of each show all the cats and people were happy with each other and it was so great to see. My favourite cat of the first series was Minibar, a feral cat who was so scared and angry with the world. I nearly cried at the end after Jackson had worked his magic.

I truly believe there are no bad cats. Some cats are misunderstood or have been in bad situations but that is no reason to ever give up hope on them. This series shows that with a little time, patience and effort even the most aggressive of cats can become happy and well-adjusted.

Jackson Galaxy might not look how a lot of people would expect a cat behaviour expert to look and when he turns up with his guitar case full of cat toys and treats most people look surprised. That just makes it even more awesome when this big tough looking guy turns a hissing cat into a cuddly ball of fur.

Check out his website

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His book, Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean, arrived in the post yesterday so I’m going to spend this afternoon reading it whilst curled up with a cat or three.

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Cat House!

Friday, January 13th, 2012

I’ve always dreamed of having the ultimate cat house with walkways, tunnels, giant scratching posts and lots of space and fun for cats. I was browsing through Your Cat Magazine and came across some wonderful cat houses. I think I would like something more rustic, modern isn’t really my thing but the concept is spot-on. I can just imagine Pixie, Arty and Oscar wandering about above our heads, lounging on platforms and climbing about on steps all over the wall.

Here are some pictures from ‘The Cat House’ which is home to 16 cats. You can see more pictures here. It cost £250,000 and it looks like a dream house for cats (not sure where the people fit in though). I love how the Japanese go to so much effort for their cats. We live in a tiny flat at the moment but when we move we are definitely going to be installing some walkways for the cats.

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The Cats’ House

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

This is my dream home, well maybe not all the colours but the design. Imagine a house that was a kitty playground! It would be fantastic. I got The Cats’ House book from Amazon and it’s amazing! It’s great to read how they did and see all their beautiful cats. Bob Walker and Frances Mooney really crazy cat people. What a wonderful glimpse into their world.

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Images from http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-cats-house-a-real-feline-paradise.html