Hooray for the new fluffy!

Feral cat Nimrod does not look especially pleased with his new fluffy just yet. A new warmie just like this Slumber Pet Thermal Cat Mat arrived a little later than first expected, but now it is installed in his little house in the garden. Nim’s house is much like this Precision Pet Outback Log Cabin Dog House

It is large enough for an inner insulated cabin made from an old two drawer chest, plus a lounge he can sit in and watch the world while sitting on top of a sofa cushion and – now – his new warmie! It is easy to get Nim to move out for long enough to upgrade his bed. All you have to do is say “Hello!” and he is off into the bushes, this of course being the reason he is still an outdoor cat despite regular meals and friendly voices…

Nim’s indoor bed in the garage was upgraded and washed this weekend. His thermal igloo now sits on top of a carpet, a layer of bubble wrap, and a sofa cushion. Behind it is more bubble wrap, secured with a trestle frame, and another sofa cushion. Draped over it is a bolster pillow that had developed ambitions to split in two, just like an amoeba, but was thwarted in its reproduction by a thick cotton outer cover! It is my hope that Nimrod shelters for the Winter in the garage bed, but if not at least he will be warm and draught proofed in his kennel.

It breaks my heart to think of what these feral cats must go through in the cold, and what must have driven them to be so scared of humans. We do what we can for Nim – it never seems enough – but to bring him in would certainly risk passing disease onto our rescue Persians who are indoor kitties now and have compromised immunity by virtue of overbreeding…

Must go… it is soon going to be dark and Nim will be shouting for his Noms…

Helping the Feral Cat – and an Obstacle courtesy of inefficient Carriers!

Nimrod is a semi-feral cat He or she (we can’t get close enough to look) loves living wild and appreciates the handouts we give but won’t come near. That causes me heartache – if I could vet Nimrod and give him the all clear he could become an indoor kitty like the three Persimews. No such luck.

This time of year I worry about how cold he must be. We bought him a kennel and that has an internal box insulated with bubble wrap and some old pillows. He likes his house, but with snow approaching I wanted to buy him a Self-Warming Pet Crate Pad to lay on. Amazon to the rescue of course and I decided to try the express delivery.

Then carriers DPD came into the equation. We stayed in – two wide awake adults in a small house, the front door open onto the porch. No knock, no ring, a grunt on the phone so short it didn’t even register a message and an email from DPD saying they couldn’t deliver because we were out. I didn’t know they had even attempted to deliver until I read those emails saying we had been out!

Now I had that problem with DPD once before – they delivered an Ebay parcel to a house the other side of the village with a similar address to mine. I never even knew until the lady phoned me. This time, said lady must have been out or still asleep because they certainly didn’t come here.

When I phoned, what followed was 15 minutes of circular argument. “Our driver knocked, he rang the bell, you were out, he left a card, he waited 5 minutes, he even rang the depot for your number and called you”. Again, and again all we got was defensive mantras backing up the driver’s rather shabby little story… NO WAY could their driver be lying or mistaken. What part of “perhaps he tried the wrong house” didn’t they get???

DPD’s customer service in this instance was so awful I rang Amazon in desperation. I love Amazon – this is the first ever late delivery and usually their things arrive days if not weeks early! The really helpful Amazon assistant got back to them and again, they went talking round in circles to him! Amazon however showed why I personally use them again and again. It is NOT uncommon apparently for carriers to let them down and blame the customers. He refunded my postage plus a little more as compensation for loss of time. On Monday I am to phone again if the parcel has not been delivered.

Nimrod meanwhile has inherited an extra cushion and the double bolster pillow from my bed until his new warmie shows up!

         

Hello world!

Welcome to our little world of pretty things for cool cats. I hope it will be a fun place to be.

I am Mojo, Queen of Any, and this is my picture!

I love pretty things and I suspect you do too! This is my first trip to this new place, so I thought I would take the opportunity to tell you about some pages you might enjoy. Indeed, mum has been busy keeping us out of the computer chair to put these pages together.

Cat Necklaces Who knew! Humans love us so much they celebrate us with necklaces. Welcome to my world of kitty bling with this page…. I hope you will enjoy it.