Breaking mews - pre-orders for my next book, Bruce Goes Outside, will be available soon!
Here are some exclusive photos taken earlier in the year that haven't been shared anywhere ... until now! These will not be shared on social media - they're a special treat for my website visitors.
Bruce the Cat, Dunedin’s most famous cat, will celebrate his third birthday on 3 November. To celebrate the milestone no one ever thought he would meet, Bruce is raising funds for local charity Cat Rescue Dunedin.
Bruce shot to internet stardom after being found on a footpath when he was just one day old. At first he was fed with a tiny syringe and then a little bottle as he was slowly nursed to health. In the meantime his story went viral online, and he now has 39K Facebook fans and 5K Instagram fans. He has even had a story book, Bruce Finds A Home, written about him!
In lieu of birthday presents Bruce is choosing to support local charity Cat Rescue Dunedin this year. Cat Rescue Dunedin is a registered charitable trust committed to the rescue and care of wild-born and abandoned cats and kittens. They rescue, rehabilitate, de-sex and re-home hundreds of cats and kittens each year.
“Not only does Cat Rescue Dunedin support cats and kittens in need – it also helps save native birds,” Bruce says. “Getting cats off the streets is great for the cats, and it’s great for wildlife too. I hope you’ll join me in supporting the tireless Cat Rescue volunteers in their work to make Dunedin a better place for vulnerable animals.”
After reaching his initial fundraising target of $300 in just two days, Bruce now hopes to raise $600 for Cat Rescue Dunedin - $200 for every year of his short but adventurous life.
The Givealittle fundraiser closes on 6 November.
Visit Bruce’s Givealittle page.
Photograph by Kalee Jackson.
WOW - my book Bruce Finds A Home is going to be part of the Little Landers Literature programme! Along with illustrator Robyn Belton (whose beautiful book The ANZAC Violin is in stores now), I'm going to be teaming up with The Highlanders to bring the joy of reading to Dunedin's children (well, mum is. She will probably leave me at home).
Visit the Otago Daily Times website to find out more about Little Landers Literature.
Now that I have my own book out (Bruce Finds A Home), mum and dad have been going around schools and libraries to read it to children. But they never take me with them! Now they have two cute replicas to take along - one of me as a kitten and one of me as a grown-up. They were made by this clever lady. Aren't they cute?
You guys voted on your favourite photos on Facebook, and now here they are!
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.
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