Monthly Archives: April 2013

The War we Lost but Gained

True, the title makes little sense and yes, we did lose the war.

What do you mean, I LOST?  I'll make my eyes go squiff and hang my ear in shame!

What do you mean, I LOST? I’ll make my eyes go squiff and hang my ear in shame!

This is sad with regards to assisting the shelters with food but, fear not, we’ll find other ways to help them.  What is more important is what we gained.

Really!! That many peopled helped?  Amazing!

Really!! That many peopled helped? Amazing!

The number of people who selflessly jumped in and helped, voting, emailing, reblogging and sharing on twitter and facebook was quite dazzling.  In truth, we feel more like winners due to everyone’s generosity than we ever could getting a prize.  Your friendship and dedication warms the cockles of our hearts (strange term but seems entirely appropriate here).

Well, you'd better get started with Thanking them all!

Well, you’d better get started with Thanking them all!

With such a vast quantity of people, having gone way beyond the call of duty, it would be unfair to list everyone in one post.  So we’ll start, today, by thanking 3 of these gallant and charitable hero’s and continue the list, through the week, in an attempt to show our gratitude.

Today’s insufficient thanks goes to:

Sand Spring Chesapeakes, who reblogged for us not once, not twice but THREE times.

Doggy’s Style, always there to when you need him.  Always willing to help and go the extra mile.  He reblogged TWICE for us.  You remain, always, my competition mentor extraordinaire.

Animal Couriers, the best pet relocation experts of all time who, somehow, in the midst of dealing with innumerable animals in their care, find time to reblog and help others.

Please go and visit each of these wonderful sites and give them your support as my only way to begin thanking them for their help.

Tune in for our next post for links to further incredible and delectable sites who’s generosity knows no bounds. 


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South Africa is at War!

Oh alright, not the whole of South Africa but the Cats of South Africa are at war!   Fine, obviously not all the cats are at war.  That would be absurd and frighteningly noisy

OK, two kittens, in South Africa, are at war!

This is our final plea!  A desperate last stand!  The lives of kittens in Animal Shelters depends on this!

Not so ladylike but definitely comfy

Not so ladylike but definitely comfy

Pixels is still in the competition for Cutest Kitten.  She’s cracked 1st place a couple of times but the other kitten then rallies up over 100 votes in a matter of minutes.

Pixels will donate her prize to the Animal Shelters most in need of kitten food.

Ask not what the kittens can do for you but what YOU can do for the kittens!

Apparently, sleeping upside down is very comfy

Apparently, sleeping upside down is the way to go

The competition ends on the 19th.  We need YOUR votes.

I know most of you have already voted, shared and reblogged but, if you know of any other warriors who could come to our rescue and swell the ranks for this final battle, the orphaned, neglected and homeless kittens of South Africa would be eternally grateful.

Every adult and child, armed with an email address, can force the enemy into retreat.

Can you do headstands whilst you sleep?

Can you do headstands whilst you sleep?

To join the war, click on the link below, enter your email address, rate the photograph as 5 Stars and Send!

Click here to Help Pixels win the War!

2 seconds of your time and 1 years supply of kitten food for the abandoned little love bugs.


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Miracles Never Cease!

Our dear, beloved postal service has been on strike (who’d have guessed) for the last couple of months (or years, considering how efficient they are).  As such, no-one in the area has any idea what mail they might be missing. 

Now, on an average day, I can’t say I’m all that unhappy.  Most mail is either utterly boring or terrifying.  However, every now and then, there’s something exciting.  I remain clueless as to anything good that may have been sent but for one exception.

Imagination Is Spicy had a competition on their site so, of course, I had to enter.  And I WON!  I didn’t get the answer right but, then again, nor did anybody else, so we ended up in a hat.  Long Life was drawn!  Oh, the excitement of it all.  Now that, in itself, is something of a miracle but the fact that the prize actually arrived, is the greatest miracle of my time!

Our prize came beautifully wrapped and presented:

My beautifully presented prizes

It could hardly be more appropriate, as it included a MOR Tin-Boxed Soapette and Handcream with Lychee (or Litchi as we would spell it here) flower fragrance.  Together with a beautifully hand stitched heart (or favourite) brooch.

MOR Lychee Flower

Litchi (the dog, not the fruit) is delighted!  She believes it was created especially for her.  She will not be getting to use it!

I love that the tin is collectable and has a cute little hinged lid.  Just precious.

And, as with all things that I love, it even gave me a giggle.  The soap tin comes with instructions.  Maybe they’re concerned that, here in deepest, darkest Africa, we may not know how to use it.


“Add water and massage onto body for a creamy lather.  Rinse thoroughly with water”

Thanks Imagination Is Spicy!  I love the gifts.  I love their fragrance and I always love a good laugh.

PS – If anyone has not yet voted for Pixels, please click on the link below, enter your email address, rate the photograph as 5 stars and Send.  2 seconds of your time and a chance for Pixels to win 1 years worth of kitten food, which she has agreed to donate to the needy Animal Welfare Shelters

Vote For Pixels – Save Lives!


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Mary needs a new home

To any of my UK readers, please help handsome Basil to find beautiful Mary a new forever home.

PS – don’t forget to vote for Pixels. Just click on the link below, enter your email address, rate the photograph as 5 stars and Send. Easy as that!

Pixels is attempting to win the Cutest Kitten competition so that she can donate the prize (1 years worth of kitten food) to needy shelters. Each time she gets to 1st place, the other kitty goes and rounds up more votes. It’s a war, I tell you and we’re fighting for the lives of the shelter kittens (no pressure then, just a bunch of starving kittens if she doesn’t win. Not that I want you to feel guilty or anything. Gosh, that would be terrible!)

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Anipals, followers, friends I need your help.

This is the very lovely Mary that was discovered by the side of the road by our MD’s wife. Aged only 4 – 5 months old she was heavily pregnant and had clearly not been fed in a very long time. Being a company full of animal lovers we went to the rescue and are now happy to report that Mary is well on the road to recovery at Bishopton Vets and enjoying her Harringtons Cat food dinner which we have supplied. Read the full of story of Mary’s rescue here

As with Monty the vets are brilliant, and have taken care at her at their own expense and are now looking after her until she can get a place at our local rescue (which currently has a 4 month waiting list) or ideally find her forever home.

Therefore I plea with you…

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Pixels is getting a Stress Headache

Oh the stress of it all!

You, my wonderful friends, have done an incredible job and, although Pixels entered the competition race ludicrously late, she’s managed to climb up to 3rd position!

I think I'm getting a Stress Headache!

I think I’m getting a Stress Headache!

Problem is, she needs at least 226 more votes to get to 1st.

I know most of you have already voted but, if anyone has additional email addresses, or people they know who might vote, or any other ideas to drum up votes, Pixels would be eternally grateful and the kittens in the shelters (all awaiting the prize food to be donated to them) would love you forever!

The link to vote on her picture is:

Pixels Photo – currently in 3rd but needs to get to 1st

You hop on there, put in your email address, rate the photo as 5 stars (please) and Send.  Job done!  Kittens happy!  Your good deed for the day – accomplished! 



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Vote for Pixels and Save Lives!

Finally, a COMPETITION, here in South Africa, that I can actually enter and WIN.  But I need your help.

Based on your votes, I have entered 2 photographs of Pixels for CUTEST KITTEN.

Standard issue Cute

Standard issue Cute

Funnier version of Cute

Funnier version of Cute



Cute she may be but she’s up against entries that already have over 800 votes.  She’s starting this race late and needs to charge forth at speed.

You can vote for both photos but, only once each.  Then again, if any of you have multiple email addresses, you could manage a few more (shhhhh, don’t tell anyone I said that).

The links for each photo are: Photo Number 4 and Photo Number 6

These links take you directly to Pixels’ Pics (can’t have you being distracted by all the other cute kittens).

Anybody managing to rustle up some extra votes through friends or family will be helping to SAVE KITTENS LIVES!  If Pixels wins, she has agreed to donate her food to needy Shelters who are currently overrun with kittens.

If the above links can’t be sent to others, then they can go onto the website at and hop onto the competition page that way.

The kittens of South Africa say “Thank You”


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Ditzy here needs your help choosing!

# 1

# 1

I hopped (appropriately for the Easter Season) onto the Royal Canin website, with plans to rustle up much needed kitten and puppy milk for the shelters.

# 2

# 2

Being easily distracted, I got ambushed by a COMPETITION they are running for the CUTEST KITTEN.  Yippee, finally a local competition I can enter.

# 3

# 3

The prize is 1 years worth of kitten food.  Imagine how much that would help the shelters!  So, I simply have to enter Pixels into this one.

# 5

# 4

Problem is, this ditzy blonde cannot make up her mind.  so I humbly hand the reigns over to my most trusted of sources – YOU!

# 5

# 5

Which pic do you think could win Cutest Kitten?

# 6

# 6

I’ve simply numbered them from 1 through 8 (seemed like the easiest option for a blonde to handle).

# 7

# 7

Please enter brilliant advice in the comments.

# 8

# 8

I trust your judgement and, if she wins, Pixels can donate her food to the shelters in need.



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