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.

Directions:

“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!

http://catworld.royalcanin.co.za/wp-content/plugins/wp-photocontest/viewimg.php?img_id=405&post_id=1140&order=most_voted

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 http://www.royalcanin.co.za 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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Rescue Reveal – Kitty & Puppy Haven

The wonderful children at St David’s Marist School organised a box of food and some blankets for donation.  Bless them!  I took this lot to Kitty & Puppy Haven, a Pro-Life Animal Shelter.  

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What a wonderful bunch but good golly, what a difficult time they are going through.

Kitty and Puppy Haven help approximately 3000 animals annually.  Not only do they rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs and cats but they also run a desperately needed Community Veterinary Clinic for the disadvantaged community close to them.  However, bureaucracy has a way of making “doing good” rather taxing. 

Is there a hole in your life

“After 6 years of applications regarding the re-zoning on their property, they were … provided with permission to run the community clinic.  However, recently the court advised that the agreement was null and void due to technicalities.”

They were given a month to either euthanize the 200 animals they had in their care, or find alternative premises.  I am pleased to say that they managed the later, although not without substantial costs and logistical nightmares.

A "Friend with Benefits" - how funny and cute is this?

A “Friend with Benefits” – how funny is this?

“The impact of this ruling affects far more than just the animals at the sanctuary.  All Alex residents who make use of the community clinic will no longer have access to the services of the Kitty and Pupy Haven vet….Over the past 12 years approximately 11000 animals have been helped by Kitty and Puppy Haven”.

Community Veterinary Clinic

I take my hat off to Samantha Berger, founder of the centre, for remaining positive and optimistic during this trying time.

You can hop over to their Website  or visit the Facebook site.

Above quotes and pictures are from Kitty & Puppy Haven’s website.

I took these the day I visited:

I may be just a pup but I have a very responsible job, watching over the office staff

I may be just a pup but I have a very responsible job, watching over the office staff

Oh yes, this is the life!

Oh yes, this is the life!

PS – please note that, despite the red tape, Long Life has finally been officially registered as a Non Profit Company.  The goal is to help shelters precisely like this one.  If you feel so inclined, please re-visit the updated How Can I Help and Donations pages.  Every tiny bit helps!

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Silly Sleep Sunday

I had no intention of posting today.

Spring will be on it’s way to the northern hemisphere shortly, which means Autumn will set in here.  In the meantime, we have beautiful, sunny, warm weather.  I should be out there.

Pixels, however, always changes things up.  I figured I could read a few posts quickly.  I look up to find her sleeping on my desk, like this:

Don't all cats sleep this way?

Don’t all cats sleep this way?

 

It's a fabulous way to keep your ears warm whilst sleeping

It’s a fabulous way to keep your ears warm whilst sleeping

 

Looks perfectly normal to me, from any angle

Looks perfectly normal to me, from any angle!

 

It's simply the way all Pixels should sleep

It’s simply the way all Pixels should sleep

 

Plus it's a great time saver if you're into Yoga.  This way, you can do Yoga whilst sleeping

Plus it’s a great time saver if you’re into Yoga. This way, you can do Yoga whilst sleeping

PS – Mom is very proud of herself for having managed Easter Egg style crops on these photos.  Baby steps.  We’ll get the hang of it all eventually.

 

 

 

 

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Silly Sit Saturday

Adopt your next furry friend and you too could be subjected to idiotic antics

Laugh not at my unique sitting position

If you’re anything like my Mother, then laughter at my unique sitting style is currently ensuing.

Surely this is how all cats sit

I have no idea why.  I think this is a perfectly normal way to sit.  I’ve seen the humans do it before!

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It’s Good To Have Friends In High Places

Remember poor Sabre, all ready for an outstanding camping trip with Sammy and his friends?  He was stuck at home due to his dim-witted, excuse-filled Mom.  Well, the Stupendous Sammy came to the rescue!

Being unbelievably well connected, Sammy organised for the FBI (Feline Bureau of Investigations) to send their Jet, normally reserved for VIPs (Very Important Pussies), to collect Sabre and fly him directly to the camp site.

Not only that, but he also made sure there was a professional photographer on board, who sent Mom proof that little Baby Sabre was, indeed, in extremely good paws.

Sammy pulled out all the stops on this one!

Sammy pulled out all the stops on this one!

Just look what Sammy did.   An FBI Jet, filled with food, toys, tents and pretty much anything any VIP camper could ever hope for.

Thanks Sammy for a terrific time.

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Mothers can be so cruel to their babies

Baby Sabre is devastated.  Sammy is throwing an awesome camping party, including forests and beaches and all our bloggy friends.  Mom, being the slightly challenged blonde that she is, didn’t get anything organised in time for Sabre to join in the fun.

All dressed up and nowhere to go!

All dressed up and nowhere to go!

Here he sits, all ready to go but too late to catch the transport.  He has his drinks, his lollies, his beach ball and even organised for the sun to come out (for which, of course, as a responsible baby, he is wearing a protective hat).

How absurd is it, that Mom cannot find photo editing software she can use on her PC but found something on her phone?

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