If there is one thing we love here at Jammy Toast, it is an animal story with a happy ending. We love watching Supervet and other animal programmes as long as they have happy endings and we can all have a smile on our faces. Such was the case today when we heard about the story of Phoenix the kitten. Phoenix – dubbed the luckiest cat in Britain – is recovering after being rescued from a garden fire. The kitten had severe burns to her face and body after being spotted trapped under blazing rubble in Sunderland last month.
Here at Jammy Toast we are mostly dog lovers but we have to admit we are partial to the odd cat – especially friendly ones. Bearing this in mind, we were saddened to hear of the passing of Alfie, Rushden Transport Museum’s station car. Alfie passed away just a few days ago after contracting an unidentified mystery virus. The feline mysteriously turned up at volunteer-run Rushden Station about 10 years ago just after the previous station cat passed away, and quickly made himself at home.
After we featured the news the other week that Larry The Cat was to remain at Downing Street with Theresa May, it now appears a full-blown catfight has broken out between Larry and Palmerston – Boris Johnson’s official moggy. Foreign Office mouser Palmerston ripped the collar off Number 10’s Larry in a scrap so vicious a photographer claimed it could lead to one being killed. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – which rehomed both strays – is now offering free advice to Westminster officials about how to stop the felines being hurt.
Here at Jammy Toast there is nothing we like more than an animal story with a happy ending and so is the case with Bobby’s dice with death. The kitten was accidentally trapped in a washing machine on a 60C cycle but has made a full recovery. Lisa Keefe, of the Meadows in Nottingham, did not realise her Bengal crossbreed Bobby had climbed inside the appliance for a nap. She raced to get him out after hearing “a loud thudding noise” from inside the appliance. A vet at the clinic who treated him said: “In my 15 years as a vet, I’ve never seen a case like this.”
Here at Jammy Toast we save and look after our bears and make sure that they come to no harm. However, in Singapore, it is a little different – they have their stray cats. Not scrawny and dirty, but glossy and groomed and known affectionately as “community cats”. By day, they are fed and watered by a small army of dedicated volunteer feeders – office workers heading home, hipsters heading out, ageing “aunties and uncles”. But at night, a hard-core of cat-lovers take to the streets.
Acouple have been told to restrain their cat or face having their mail deliveries suspended. Matthew Sampson was notified by Royal Mail last week of a “potential hazard” at his home in South Gloucestershire which was “affecting deliveries”. According to Royal Mail, Bella the cat is a “threat” to staff and has been putting “fingers at risk of injury”. However, owner Matthew Sampson, says he is “shocked” by the notice as he has “never seen her get aggressive”.
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