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Happy Cats, Issue #033
September 01, 2010

Welcome to September's edition of the Happy Cat Ezine

August is nearly over and it already feels like Autumn here in the UK. It definitely feels as if summer has left us for another year. The cats have already taken up their winter positions of under the duvet and on our laps, this is a much better indication that the season is changing. i'm sure you all know this.

Enjoy this months newsletter

P. S Don't forget that our CAT HEALTH GUIDE EBOOK has been revamped and is available to download from the site.

The price is only $6.99 and this also includes a free copy of the "Homemade cat food recipe ebook"




Remember if you have a cat story to tell us or a favorite feline poem to share it with us here.

hope you are all well and i hope to see you soon on

See you next month

Best Wishes Kate




1. New Cat Gallery Photos This Month

2. Competition

3. Byron and Shelley's Latest Diary Entry

4. Cat Poem - Cats Cats

5.. Article - Moving Home With Your Cat


1.New Cat Gallery Pages

Lots more of your beautiful cats have been submitted to our cat photo gallery to see more visit the cat gallery . Enjoy. Don't forget to submit your cat to the cat gallery so that others can enjoy your cat as well.

Click on their pictures to find out more about them.

gracie A cat page for Makaroni Parker the cat
Gracie Makaroni Parker
Chucky and Cassie A cat page for Bo a cat page for Luke
Chucky & Cassie Bo Luke


2. Competition Number Sept 32

Here is Septembers Caption Competition. All you have to do is write a caption for this picture. .

Simply send us your caption to go with this picture.

picture by Pip0ka on

Click here to submit Caption

The deadline for this competition is September 27th. The best caption will be chosen and the winners name and caption will be posted on the competition page.

comp prizeThis month the prize is a copy of the Book "Astrology For Cats" A lovely little book full of cartoon cat pictures and amusing notes on your cats astrological personality..





3. Byron and Shelley's Latest Diary Entry

Byron our wandering Cat


Meet Holly the latest addition to our cat family

Please meet Holly the latest kitty to join the family. However I hasten to add she is Matt's parents new pet and not ours but we as a proud aunty and uncle will be keeping an eye on her.

She is only 9 weeks old and was one of five other kittens who came into our local wood green Animal shelter.

It was a tough decision as to which one to choose because as usual the animal shelter was over run with lots of unwanted kittens at this time of year and so we were shown at least 12 different kittens of various ages, colors and temperaments to choose from. But Holly won the heart of Matt's mum by sitting still and snuggly in her hands whereas all the others were running around like mad things. Of course it was a ruse and as soon as Holly got home she turned into speedy Gonzales.

I have told Shelley and Byron that they have a new little cousin, they seemed unconcerned but i'm sure if they meet her they will love her too.


I will be adding regular updates about them on the web site so keep an eye on your RSS feeds for those. Here is their page


4. Cat Stories and Poems

we like to encourage our visitors to the site to share their cat story or poetry with us here. we certainly enjoy reading your tales of rescue, joy and sadness too. So if you have a story or poem to tell us please let us know HERE

This month we were sent a Poem from Stacey kerr.

cats cats - A Poem

by stacey kerr

i wrote this poem when i was nine years old at school

cats cats they like to play
they like to run about all day
some cats are thin some are fat
some like to chase a rat
some are big some are small
some like to chase a ball
some are hyper some are crazy
and some are just plain lazy


5.. Article - Moving Home With Your Cat

Moving home is a stressful time for everyone including your cat. Just imagine how frightened you would be, when your whole world slowly disappears into boxes and then you suddenly find yourself in a strange place, with strange smells and you have no idea why. Well this must be how a cat feels when their owners move home.

Planning ahead and making the move of your cat a safe and thought out process will not only reduce the stress for your cat but will ensure that you are not left worrying about losing your pet on moving day. Forward planning is even more essential when you are emigrating, as there are many essential documents, which need obtaining, and government bodies that need to be informed of the transportation of your cat. Not to mention time restricted vaccinations required by some countries.

For a normal house move there are two options open to you on the day of moving for your cat. Either to have your cat stay at a cattery for a few days while the move takes place or to take the cat with you on the day. By placing your cat in a cattery you will eliminate any worries on the day of looking after your cat and making sure they are safe and cared for. However, you will have to consider the costs involved including any vaccinations required by the cattery and how you will get your cat back from the cattery if this is some distance away from the new home.

Taking the cat with you on the day is the cheaper option but does require you to be aware of your cats needs during the day and how you will keep your cat safe while the move is happening. On top of this it is important that you make the whole experience as stress free for your cat as possible. The last thing you will need on the day is a scared cat leaving little deposits everywhere.

A few days before the move try to get your cat used to the carrier you will be using to move them in. To do this place the carrier in an empty room with a litter tray and keep your cat in this room. This will also enable your cat to become used to being confined to a room on the moving day.

On the morning of the moving day feed your cat early in the morning a small meal. This will mean that it is less likely that the cat will be sick during the journey. Make sure you leave placing your cat into the carrier until you are ready to vacate the house and put some of their favorite toys in the carrier with them as a comfort to them.

When you arrive at the new home place the cat in a small room with all it’s belongs, including a litter tray and something that smells of you. This is important, as it is likely that you will not be around for them for quite some time while you get the house straight. It will be far less stressful for your cat if they are surrounded my familiar things and smells.

During the first few days in the new home only allow your cat to explore small areas of the house at a time, as it can sometimes be overwhelming to have a very large place to explore all at once. Ensure that they do not have access to the outside world for at least three weeks. This gives your cat time to associate the new house as their territory and will reduce the risk of your cat trying to find their way back home. It is also very important that when you do finally let them out that they are wearing a name and address collar and if at all possible are microchipped, just in case.

If you are emigrating with your cat, these are the key things that need to be carried out to ensure a smooth transition to a new country and to avoid any excess stress to both you and your cat.

Find an airline, which are happy to transport your pet and find out their procedures and requirements. Also ask them what paperwork is required at the destination as any discrepancies could result in your pet being refused entry to the country.

Contact your local vet and inquire about any vaccinations that may need to be given for the particular country you are moving too. It is best to do this at least six weeks before the actual move, as some countries require vaccinations to be given during a certain time frame.

Obtain an export licence from your countries government department dealing with animals. Again this should be done at least six weeks before the day of moving.


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