Month: October 2013

Happy Halloween everyone!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Happy Halloween everyone! Eventhough we didn’t win Sammy’s Halloween competition – we are so grateful for everyone who voted for Brucy! We wish you a lovely night full of pumpkins, sweets and scary films!


Anything for a bit of chicken!


Yesterday, we made over-roasted chicken. Brucy did EVERYTHING in her power to try to convince us to give her a piece – she rubbed herself against my legs, arms, tried cuddling, purring, attacking the chicken when I wasn’t looking, doing her cat-from-shrek-eyes, but I managed to stay strict and not give her anything! Well, ok, this is a bit of a lie, of course she got some chicken left-over after dinner..

Vote for “Frightening Brucy”!


Have you voted for Brucy?? Brucy is participating in an amazing Halloween contest organised by amazing Sammy from OneSpoiledCat and you must vote!! Our photo may not be the most frightening entry (there are some scary photos participating) but we think it still is fairly frightening! Search for the photo above called “Frightening Brucy” and just click “VOTE” !

Thank you all 🙂

Mouse trap!


Last week was a very exciting time for me at work as we moved into a new office. Although the new office is stunning in its design, we soon discovered that we have a small furry neighbour. Yes, you are right – we discovered a cute little mouse! She, and I called her Ratatouille, bravely kept coming out of different floor holes and eating cookies in the kitchen!

As my work colleagues are well familiar with Brucy via our blog, they all suggested bringing Brucy to chase Ratatouille. But I found it unbelievably cruel! I think it is a bit cruel to chase the poor mouse or leave mouse traps.. What do you think? Do your cats chase the mice away?

Sign the petition against vivisection!


You have just 6 days to sign the petition against vivisection in the European Union. As you probably know, unfortunately, every year, thousands of products are tested by various companies on animals (mostly mammals with a central nervous system).

A petition “Stop Vivestion” has been started to urge the European Union to adopt a different scientific approach that doesn’t require tests on living animals.

Sign it by 31 October, 2013, and if all countries reach the required number of signatures (proportional to size and population) the petition will be considered and a law restricting animal testing should  be implemented.

Sign the petition – it will change so many lives of our furry friends!!

Fabulous Friday cat-shopping!


It’s the end of the working week and everyone is thinking about the weekend! What will you be doing this weekend? I love shopping, so I know that I will be spending a large portion of my free time (and money)  shopping away! But the weather forecast is not looking amazing for the weekend ahead, so I might have to shop online.

For other shopaholics like myself – check out this online selection of fabulous cat things from

Modko designer cat litter box for 129€

Woop studios cat cotton print 76,25€

LoveThyBeast cat pyramid house for 22€

Leather cat-shaped desk organiser for 38€

Buying cat toys on Etsy?


I love Etsy and I’ve bought many times vintage jewellery and unique art prints. But recently, I’ve discovered that on Etsy you can also buy hand-made cat toys! Like this seller, FrankNstitch, sells a whole selection of hand-sewed catnip toys! What I love is how unique the toys are and that you can see all the product reviews. Etsy toys also seem more authentic than bought toys and seem to cost less (this one is just $5). What are your thoughts? Have you ever bought/considered buying/sold cat toys on Etsy?

Cats’ sixth sense: can they predict earthquakes?


Brucy has an adorable nose. But what is absolutely incredible about cats’ noses is their vital importance – cats use this organ to find food, other cats and to find its territory. Did you know that cats’ sense of smell is 14 times stronger than that of a human?

But what is particularly interesting about cats’ noses is the Jacobson’s Organ (the vomeronasal organ (VNO)). This organ is located inside a cat’s mouth, behind the front teeth, and connects to the nasal cavity. It works like something like a scent analyser and is primarily used to identify pheromones from other cats. So when a cat starts sensing a strong smell, it opens its mouth and uses its tongue to flick the smell to the Jacobson’s organ, for further “analysis”.

According to experts, the organ is not only used to smell food and other cats’ smells , but also to act as a “six sense”, and can feel unusual occurrences, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis.. How amazing is that? So it is true that watching our feline friends can help us prepare for natural disasters! Did you know about this?

How cats see the world


One of my work collegues, who is a huge fan of Spynx cats, sent me a link to this amazing article : What do cats see?

The article is packed with fascinating facts about cats’ vision, for ex. that cats have a visual field of 200° degress (compared to 180° of humans’). Cats also see everything in a bit of a blurry way, because of the short peripheral vision, and see better in the areas with lower light.

Great article- a must read!