You are invited to enter the Bruce the Cat colouring competition! There are two categories and the winner of each will win great prizes.
Download the colouring in page here:
Colouring in page - PDF
Colouring in page - jpeg
How to enter
To enter, simply download the PDF or jpeg of the colouring in page (above). You can either colour it in by hand or use your computer. Once you're done, scan or photograph your handiwork and share it on my Facebook page Facebook.com/Brucethekitten and use the hashtag #Brucethecatbook. (If you're not sure how to do that, you can email your finished copy to me.)
There are two age categories:
(A) 0 - 11 years old
(B) 12 - 112 years old
Make sure you specify which category you are in when you enter.
This competition is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, and you can enter as many times as you like.
The competition closes at midnight on Monday 19 June.
The winner of each category will be able to choose the item of their choice from my shop (see examples below).
Wow - today I have 25,000 fans on Facebook! To say thanks, here's a video of some of my cutest moments!
Mum's been busy working on story book about me. In the book it's a little girl called Kate who finds me on the side of the road and takes me home. Look how cute I am with my fluffy grey fur and my big grey eyes!
Hi, I’m Bruce the cat! I was found on a footpath when I was one day old. Back then I was as small and grey as a mouse.
A few weeks later, when I opened my eyes, they were blue.
When I got bigger, I developed dark points on my paws and face. Lots of people thought I was Siamese!
But then something strange happened.
I got darker…
And darker! My fluffy grey fur turned sleek and black.
And then my eyes changed from blue to green.
But really, there’s a scientific explanation behind my amazing changing colour.
Kittens are born with blue eyes, but most don’t stay that way. At about four weeks old a kitten’s eyes start to change colour, and they don’t settle into their grown-up colour for about three months. (It might be a bit later for me, because I’m a bit of a late developer.)
But what about my coat? Why did I change colour from grey to black?
This not only had me stumped, but also my mum, my dad and my vet! I still haven’t been able to find any scientific information about this, but thanks to the internet I am pretty sure I had a condition known as ‘fever coat’.
According to the internet, if the mother cat is sick or stressed during pregnancy, her kittens can be born with fever coat. Fever coat makes the fur appear lighter than it should be for the first weeks or months of a kitten's life. In my case, I changed colour when I shed my kitten coat.
So there you have it – the answer to the mystery behind my amazing changing colour! If you have any information about fever coat please let me know in the comments.
Hello, my name's Bruce. Mum found me when I was just one day old. She and my dad are keeping me warm and fed with help from my other new human friends.