These are some of my favourite photos from 2017. I hope you like them!
There will be TWO book launches for Bruce Finds A Home in February 2018 - one in Auckland and one in Dunedin (New Zealand) .
Bruce Finds A Home: Auckland book launch
11am, Sunday 11 February
Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop
1 Jervois Road, Ponsonby
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Bruce Finds A Home: Dunedin book launch
10.30am, Saturday 17 February
UBS (University Book Shop)
378 Great King Street, North Dunedin
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Both events are free, and everyone is welcome to attend.
At both launches, free activities for kids will include colouring-in and face-painting. And of course, copies of the book will be signed and pawtographed.
I'm purrfectly delighted to announce that my site has been named one of the best 35 cat blogs of 2017 by All About Cats!
There are some other pawesome blogs in the list too, so it's worth checking it out.
The list features some blogs I've been featured on like Love Meow, Life With Cats and Katzenworld, plus heaps of other blogs that I'm looking forward to reading.
Blog post by Shamintha Kumar, ‘Bruce Finds A Home’ Digital Content Coordinator
Bruce the Cat followers are fascinated by the kitten which changed colour from grey to black within a few months.
Fever Coat is a condition that occurs when a pregnant cat falls sick due to an infection, or if the cat is stressed during pregnancy. It can also occur when cats are put on medication by their owners without knowing that their pets are pregnant.
Fever Coat appears in kittens because the pigments have not been properly deposited in the fur. This causes parts of the fur to appear silver-grey, cream or reddish as a result.
Fever coat remains present for up to 6-8months in newborn kittens but eventually fades away. (Bruce’s coat was completely black by the time he was about four months old.)
You can see Bruce's transformation in the video below.
Want to see other kittens with fever coat?
Black Persian kitten with fever coat
Litter of kittens with fever coat
Ghost stripes on kitten
When I was a tiny kitten George Takei beamed me up by featuring my story on his Facebook page. I've gone on to become a huge George fan, and today I'm boldly going where no cat has gone before... revealing the top five similarities between George Takei and me, Bruce the Cat.
1. Let's start with the most obvious one. We're both incredibly handsome.
2. We both look great in costume. (The trouble with Tiddles is that I don't really enjoy wearing my one.)
3. We're known for our expressive paws.
4. We're both pleasing in plaid. (Resistance is futile!)
5. And most importantly of all, we both stick up for what we believe in. (One of us is slightly more focused on human rights and the other one is slightly more focused on cat rights. I'll let you try to figure out who is who.)
Another similarity between us is that we've both written books! You can find out more about George's books here, and more about my book here and below.
Three great reasons to get your next pet from a shelter
Blog post by Shamintha Kumar, ‘Bruce Finds A Home’ Digital Content Coordinator.
Thankfully, not every pet is found lying on a footpath like Bruce was. If you’re thinking about getting a new pet, here are three reasons to consider adopting an animal from your local shelter:
And if you do happen to find a pet (it happens - both Bruce and his "big sister" Jager were found), remember to get them neutered. That way you can help break the cycle of stray and homeless animals.
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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