WINNERS of Easter Pawrade 2017

Yes, we’ve chosen this year’s most glamorous bonnets in the Easter Pawrade.  A HUGE thank you to our judge, Puddy (@mnummy_maggot) for all her umming and ahhing and endless decision-making.  Not to mention mountains of gratitude to all my twitter pals who made the day special.  You all looked spectacular!   The winners are below, in reverse order.  (Click on the pictures to read what the judge thought.)

3rd

Third place goes to:

Jes – 3rd Place

2nd

Joint-second place goes to:

Otto – Joint 2nd Place

and:

Moet – Joint 2nd Place

1st

Finally, first place goes to:

Molly the dog sporting her fantastic Easter bonnet

Molly – 1st Place

Easter Pawrade 2017

Hello there anipals and a happy Easter to you all!  Yet again, our annual Easter Pawrade is upon us and so are the hats upon our heads.  Here they are below.  You all look stunning.

Mogbus Finished – Can You Find Yourself?

Here’s the finished Mogbus pals.

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MogBus Jolly Day Out

Mr Tibbs Interviews Santa’s Cat

Mr Tibbs - friend of Santa's Cat

Mr Tibbs

In the run up to Christmas my good friend, Mr Tibbs (@MrTibbsatAP or facebook.com/mrtibbsatAP) asked me for a bit of news about what it’s like being Santa’s cat at this time of year.

Before I go on though, I’d like to take a minute to wish Tibbsy a very meowy Christmas and a purrrrfect new year.

See you soon on Twitter old pal.

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And now, here’s the latest on life at the North Pole from Santa’s Cat…

Santa's Cat at the North Pole

Santa’s Cat at the North Pole

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! I’ve had enough of Christmas. All the elves are running around, too busy to fuss me and give me my usual treats. There are presents everywhere, in the living room in the kitchen, in the hall and even on my favourite chair. As for the man himself, he’s so jolly it would test the patience of a Christmas angel. If I have to endure one more “Ho Ho Ho” disturbing my afternoon nap I shall be forced to move in with the reindeer.

Apologies to all who were looking forward to hearing a heart warming tale of life at Christmas House but you don’t have to live here. There are hundreds of fairies buzzing past all the time like a plague of mosquitoes, leaving clouds of fairy dust in their wake. There’s nothing like fairy dust for making you sneeze. It’s worse than hay fever! Then, there’s the continual noise of the reindeer. At this time of year, they spend their days practising landing on the roof. It makes a terrible racket – enough to drive a snoozing cat crazy. We cats need our sleep, humans and fairy folk should know better.

snowmanOutside it’s every bit as bad. The elves are forever building snowmen – and snowomen – who promptly come to life and dance around the garden until dawn. Whenever I set out on my nightly patrol, some dizzy young snowboy asks me to join him in a waltz or a Foxtrot or goodness knows what. I don’t dance. Especially with someone who has sticks instead of arms a carrot for a nose.

The magical creatures who turn up at all hours of the night and day also leave a lot to be desired. They sit in the kitchen nibbling all my favourite food without so much as a by your leave. The ogres are the worst. We get a lot of them at Christmas. They can smell the delicious treats in our larder come lumbering out of the mountains, looking for something to eat. Santa, being such a nice guy, always invites them in and they sit there like gobs of slimy stone wolfing down everything they can get their mitts on. Including my cat
food. Santa says we should all be kind to those less fortunate and I am – I hold open the door when they’re on the way out.

So. I expect you’re wondering why I stay. I mean, a warm, loving, cheerful cat such as myself is welcome anywhere. But there is one reason I remain. It’s the big man himself. He may berate me for licking the butter off his toast and chasing the Christmas fairies, but deep down he truly loves me. How do I know? Well, he takes me off the naughty list every Christmas Eve and in the morning I get a mountain of magical presents. As they always
say, it’s the giving that counts! 😉

 

In Memory of Lottie

Deaf Lottie

Deaf Lottie

Sadly today, our dear friend Deaf Lottie went OTRB. She was a character well loved and respected. Everyone knew her to be funny,  kind, tough as they come and always up for a party. Her driving had to be seen to be believed and if she was racing against you in her famous car, you would be taking your life in your hands if you tried to overtake her!

Bless you Lottie, enjoy the next part of your journey!

Interview With Wolfie

In celebration of Wolfie‘s recovery having had his leg amputated, I decided to interview such a brave panfur. Hope you enjoy it!

Wolfie - Our Brave Panfur

Wolfie – Our Brave Panfur

Are you totally recovered from your operation?

I am fully over the operation but have to a) build up my front leg & shoulder muscles now to compensate for just having the one andb) wait for my fur to grow back. They shaved lots of it off and it is quite chilly – specially in the snow! Brrr!!!

 

Have you got a special wish?

My special wish would be for all anipals to find a loving home but my extra specialist wish is that NO anipal will ever be pts because…they are homeless ever again!

 

What’s the most difficult thing about being a tripod?

The most difficult thing at the moment is I keep forgetting and try to move the leg I haven’t got…like when I first wake up!

 

Did you enjoy your Panfurs of the Caribbean adventure?

#PofC was the best adventure ever!!! I had so much fun and all my pals We all dressed up and it was just pawsome!

 

If you could change the colour of a giraffe,what colour would it be?

I think giraffes are cool but if I had to change their colour I would make them purple…cos I think they would be the only purple anipals on the planet!

 

What’s your favourite food to eat?

My favourite food is TUNA. Drools at thought!

 

Do you think a panfur should share the throne with the Queen?

No I don’t think..so, when we take over the world it will just confuse things!

 

What’s your favourite film?

My favourite film ever is Puss in Boots – he is my hero!

 

If you had to design a flag for the North Pole what would you put on it?

I would put … Santa’s Cat on the flag at the North Pole!

 

Do you have any advice for young panfurs?

All young panfurs need to know that they are the coolest of cats and therefore need to be…extra hard working & set a good example to all other cats everywhere! #PanfurPower

 

 

The Easter Bonnet Parade

Congratulations to our 2013 Easter Bonnet Parade winner: Jaffa

Jaffa

Jaffa

Jaffa was deemed to have the best Easter bonnet by our meowvellous judges.  It was a difficult decision among so many beautiful bonnets, which you can see in the gallery below.  Thanks to all who made the effort… and special gratitude to hatmakers Mikey, Mia and Manu.  Plus a big  thank you to Mr Pie for bringing it all together.

 

Hope All our pals in hats make you smile this Easter!

 

Lotsa Lottie

Following Lottie’s birthday bash, she very kindly agreed to answer a few questions, to enable us to see the true Lottie we know and love. I feel honoured to have participated in this interview.  Please enjoy!

 

lottie1. Did you enjoy your recent birthday banquet on Twitter?

Loved the banq – was very honoured.

 

2. What’s your favourite brand of laxatives?

2. Who’s the most famous person you would like to take tea with?

The queen – I believe she is refined n likes sherry..

 

3. Have you ever had a *Brief encounter*?

*shocked ears* I’m a laydee! nearest was an almost virtual romance with Charlie_chan on twitter, we were gonna go for a ride in his pink cadillac he was getting 4 his 18th berfday last year, but sadly he went OTRB 2 weeks before, I had a new dress and bonnet all sorted.

 

4. Have you got all your own teeth?

4. What do you think of the youth of today?

The yoof of today need a good bat round the ear – have you met leonard – he is learning – slowly.

 

5.Would you like to share your memories of the English Civil war?

Memories of the English civil war? we won!! I couldn’t decide if I should be roundhead or a cavlier though!

 

6.What action do you take when the vet takes your temperature?

The vet doesnt get near enough to take my temp – I have very good teef and I don’t do vets, or tablets or medicines – not ever.

 

7.What’s your favourite film?

Fave film: Aristocats

 

8.Are you finding flatulence a problem in old age?

8. What do you wish for yourself in your golden years?

Golden yrs wish – gingers leave me alone

 

9.If I gave you a Bulldozer what would you like to demolish?

Is it a CATerpillar?

 

10.What’s the best Christmas present you have ever had?

I discovered cat nip in my later yrs – the cat nip mouse n scratching pad is mine all mine!

 

I decided to call it a day at this point in our interview, as Lottie calmly fell asleep, tightly clutching her nip mouse and scratching pad. This old bat lady of the feline world, can (in my opinion) be considered a true national dragon treasure!

 

 

A Chat with Cat Weasel

And for those of you who’ve been waiting for it, here’s the other half of the Wheezygob duo… CatWeasel. Find out what makes him tick in this ten question interview:


CatWeaselWhat’s the best thing about being a cat?

Everything, obviously, cats are just pawsome! You get to sleep a lot and get waited on paw and foot by staff.

 

Who’s your favourite performer?

Well, the great George Formby, is obviously my biggest influence. He is the master of the ukelelelele.

 

Would you ever steal from the fridge?

If there was chicken, I may well be tempted…

 

Eating or sleeping. Which d’you like best?

Oh, that’s difficult, I think some Dreamies followed by a good sleep would be hard to beat.

 

If you were a biscuit, which kind would you be?

A Bourbon

 

Do you think the queen should have cats rather than dogs?

Clearly, as we are divine, I think the Queen should BE a cat.

 

What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever had?

That has to be my Da bird toy with Da Mousey attachment, it’s pure joy on a stick!

 

If I gave you an elephant, where would you hide it?

Where no one would look!

 

Do you have a message for your fans?

You’re the best fans in the world! Effurything Wheezy Gob do, we do for you!

 

What’s your definition of happiness?

Sleeping under my blankie after an evening chatting to my pals on Twitter & singing Wheezy Gob songs with my panfur pal Goblin.

panther-cat Meet CatWeasel on Twitter!

The Dynamic Duo Mia and Manu

mia&manuIs it as bird? Is it a Plane? No! It’s Mia and Manu the Dynamic Duo – two of the most photographed kitties around. They’re our Siamese celebrities – the Posh and Becks of kitty Twitter (except with brains as well as beauty!)

 

These two delightful felines are always up for a bit of fun and love an exciting adventure.  Don’t be fooled by their appearance, although  they never have a hair out of place, (jealous ears), these two pretty kitties can be extremely naughty, (but nice). Everyone loves them dearly!

 

Meet Mia and Manu on their beautiful website!