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Charlie relaxes on the sofa

Charlie ShortTail and the Horrid Creature

Charlie ShortTail

 

 

Charlie ShortTail has a scary encounter with “the Horrid Creature”.

I was out for a nice, relaxing evening stroll and then I saw it, the horrid creature.🙀

Charlie on evening walk

It was smelly, hairy and it had slobber drooling from it’s mouth.

I cringed, drew back and felt the fur on my back rise and bristle. My tiny (but very cute) tail bushed up in fear.

It was the man next door!

I ran quickly to hide under the bushes. Lando was nowhere to be seen. He’s supposed to be on guard.

The creature’s big feet thumped along the path to Mama’s house; the man rang the door bell. What could he want? I hoped I could sneak into the shadows and climb over the wall to safety. With a swift jump I was gone! I couldn’t risk him seeing me. What if he tried to touch me?

The creature spoke in a loud, deep voice but I couldn’t understand what the man was saying.

It got worse, the ‘Dad’ opened the door and let the horrid creature into Mama’s  house.

The creatures clothes were tatty, dirty, smelly and oily. He had huge, scary boots. What could he possibly want?

I leapt quickly over the side roof, and ran along the hedges to the back garden to warn Lando.

This was a disaster. When would it be safe to go home?

Mama came into the garden and called us. “Charlie”, “Lando” she called; we crept out of da bushes.

“What is wrong?” She asked. We looked towards the house…. Mama knows we are scared of him.

Oh! Him, he has just bought some eggs for us … “come in you two”.

I let Mama carry me, and Lando walked close to Mama.

Always trust your instincts me an Lando think. We don’t trust him….What do you think?

 

Read about Charlie’s awful tar episode…

 

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Charlie ShortTail sitting up

Charlie and the awful tar episode

Charlie ShortTail

Tar on my cat paws

I came home today with tar on my paws. Mama panicked in case they were burnt too.

It was thick, black, sticky, stinky and matted into my fur. Mama held me and dipped my paws into vegetable oil right away as this is supposed to soften the tar.

She was able to get a big lump of it off, but holding me in one arm and trying to clean me wiv the other hand was proving too difficult, if not impossible.

Help from Nan.

So, Mama phoned the Nan (not on da banana fone). Mama wrapped me in a blanket and Nan soaked my paws in oil and used a Qtip to get in between my pads.

I was very good (mostly). After they cleaned what they could, the next stage was to cut off the fur that was really caked in the awful tar.

Nan was worried about which was fur and which was paw, so I shut my eyes and hoped for the best. It was okay she didn’t hurt me at all.

The final clean up

After all this they scrubbed my paws with washing up liquid and then rinsed with lots and lots of warm water.

Mama was much calmer at this point as she could see I had not burnt or hurt my paws.

I was a bit of a mess though! I had streaks of oil in my fur and loads of wet patches. I looked a bit pitiful Mama thought.

The reward

Because I was so good and let mama hold me in the blanket, and let the Nan clean me up without biting or scratching I got a big bowl of tuna.

What happens next?

I’m grounded because no-one knows where the tar was from. Mama says tar is really toxic for cats and we mustn’t be allowed to lick it.

If it hadn’t of come off Mama would have had to cover my paws with something. That would have been trouble so we are all glad it got sorted out.

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Lando Enzo tabby cat

Charlie’s furriends and pawtraits – Lando Enzo

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Charlie ShortTails’s brother ‘Lando Enzo’

This is my very special brother ‘Lando Enzo’.

He is older than me and a clever cat. Lando is a tabby with spots that turn into stripes.

Lando loves to patrol the garden and no other cats are allowed into our patch.

He thinks he is special forces cat with ninja skills! He practises with his favourite toy smelly mouse.

Lando likes to stage watch from the window seat; this is also next to the radiator!

Lando is a very neat cat and is never seen with a muddy paw or face.

 

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Charlie’s furriends and Pawtraits – introducing Mz. Chaos

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Charlie’s furriends and pawtraits

Introducing Mz. Chaos

Chaos is a little tortoiseshell cat. She is gentle and loving and likes nothing better than a big cuddle up with her small human brother.

Mz. Chaos has to have a special diet because she is allergic to many things and her Mama spent a lot of time researching and reading up on how to help with her problems.

She cannot eat foods with grains in, and she is also allergic to flea bites (flea allergy dermatitis), so she becomes itchy and scratches a lot.

When she is bad she can have loss of fur and many lumps.

She left her old home because she was unhappy and adopted her new Mama and brother.

She is now much loved and cared for and her allergies are under control.

Her only bad habits are sneaking inside beds and drooling!

Do I look grumpy?
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Tiny ginger kitten

Images and photos of beautiful cats

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Charlie and cats

Images of beautiful cats:

 

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ginger cat meows

Music for Cats

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New Music Album is released specifically designed for cats

I heard in the news that the album had been released. Music for cats.

This is a first for me and will probably be number one on my Christmas list…

I look forward to testing the music with my best friend Lando and my ‘huMum’.

For now here is a short summary about the album:

Music for cats by David Tele

Music for Cats is the first album not written and composed for people, but for cats.

This is the first music album written especially for cats and released by a major record label.

The ‘Music for Cats’ album has currently topped the charts.

Grey and white cat lying down

The music is said to have a proven effect on cats

The music claims to have a ‘scientifically proven’ effect on my furry cat friends.

The album is composed of sounds which are cat-friendly and at a frequency level and range of our feline hearing.

The music was part of a scientific study by the University of Wisconsin, America.

The study demonstrated that us cats showed a significant preference for the ‘cat designed’ music.

The music is supposed to give relaxed and happy feelings to your cat.

The sounds include low strings and cat purrs.

Testing the cat music:

Have a look at some fellow cats testing out the cat Music album:

Music for cats by David Tele.

 

 

Try out the music on your cat and let Charlie know if you best friend approves.

 

 

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Black and white tom cat waiting for dinner

Charlie’s friends and pawtraits -Felix

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Introducing – Felix-“Fifi”

This is my old pal Felix, a black and white tom cat with a rather large appetite and a very loud meow!

He is a bit of a bruiser and tends to get into a lot of fights -he defends his territory fiercely against any cat, dog or squirrel. This means he has had a catalogue of war wounds, especially on his head; but he’s a tough guy.

Why the “Wifi”? He is such a boy that he had to have a girly nickname.

Felix lives with his sister Gertie Gertrude (a pretty and tiny ragdoll-mix, black cat).

Gertie loves to hide inside cupboards and bags, maybe to get away from Felix!

black rag doll cat hiding inside bag

They didn’t have good start in life, but were adopted by their dad and now he has his own family and they are part of a very happy house.

Felix is getting older and is now spending more time at home. He likes to help dad on the computer and hide in the little girls’ “wendy house’.

Felix is very laid back and friendly, however if you leave your feet outside the duvet he will have a go!

Black and white tom cat lying down
Chilling out…

Charlie loves Felix’s batman look!

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charlie shorttail ginger cat meowing

The big meow – hello

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The big meow with Charlie ShortTail

Hi I’m Charlie ShortTail and I have a lot to say.

Welcome to the big meow  – this is where I get the chance to speak. Although Mama would say I never stop!

I talk to my furriends on twitter everyday and sometimes use my banana phone for private cat chats… He He.

Lando my big brofur is a connoisseur (cat who knows a lot about certain stuff) on banana toys, and in fact cat nip toys in general.

 He likes to give all toys a good product testing, including biting, kicking, slobbering and a general good beating up.

I’m a little more relaxed wiv my toys and life in general. Sleeping is a speciality mine, I love to nap and chill out in my bed.

I like to write about my adventures and fun times in a bit more detail sometimes ; such as my awful experience wiv tar.

Charlie and the awful tar episode

 

Cats are amazing, we are cuddly, fun and have so many talents. These are a few of my favourite cat facts:

Us cats can make over 100 sounds and dogs only about 10… Oh dear!

laughing-cat Cats laugh!

I can run faster than Usian Bolt ( but only when I feel like it).

walking-charlie

People who own cats live longer and are less likely to die of a heart attack and stroke.

cat-with-heart

My purrs are healing…

Birman

Some friends with a lot to say too

 

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