Cats on the Underground

What a splendid idea!

An inspirational group of cat lovers have replaced every advertising hoarding in Clapham (Cat-ham?!) Common tube station with cat pictures! d The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (CATS, if you didn’t get that) started a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money to replace the standard adverts  with pictures of, well, cats, with more than 60 adverts displaying cute kittens and cats from every angle.

At first, the plan was just to put up pretty pictures of cats. But after thinking things through, CATS decided to display photos of animals in need of loving homes – so many of the pictures  are cats from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home or Cats Protection, the UK’s largest feline welfare charity.

CATS said that their reasons for doing this were…
  • It would be amazing
  • It’s exhausting being asked to buy stuff all the time. “Wouldn’t it be great not to worry about the holiday we can’t afford, the car we don’t need, or the body we don’t have? Imagine a world where public spaces made you feel good.”
This blog post gives more information….
I have since read the article more carefully, and found that this happened in 2016 – still…it’s still a lot of fun!!


How cute is cute?!

A friend on the Ship of Fools site, who is also a reader of my blog, saw that I wasn’t feeling in the best of mental health – just a bit down after the holidays, and after an increase in joint pain – so she sent me some pictures of cute kittens and cats.

It’s certainly true that, if you’re a cat person, pictures and videos of kittens and cats can go quite a long way towards putting a smile on your face.

Of course, if you’re a dog person, you need something else…

Cats and water…

Bib has taken to licking the dried on coffee scum from around the top of my mug…

All the cats prefer drinking from a jam-jar to drinking from a bowl.

Jasper is unsure about the “sparkles” from sparkling water – but, dammit, he’ll still try drinking it…

And I remember the cat in the cat café in Budapest who spent most of her day in the Ladies toilet waiting for someone to turn on the tap so she could drink from it!


Keeping Cool

Bib has discovered that when I have my fan on, my desk is a good place to lounge on.

The trouble is she has no regard for the fact I have to work…my keyboard is in danger of falling off the desk! I am allowed only a tiny bit of space for my work; napping is so much more important, don’t you think?!