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Hurricane Ophelia – informational cat supplement

It’s windy out there…

Hurricane Cats

Hurricane Cats

Local weather post.

Windy Cat Post

Windy Cat Post

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October 16, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Sheldon – another missing cat from long ago

Hunter Street is not (for me at least) a Glasgow street name that rolls off the tongue with any sort of immediate familiarity.

In fact, most days I would have to go find it on a map (which I had to in order to work out where I saw this old missing cat poster).

I’ve no idea how old this one was when I first saw it, unfortunately the rain had got at, despite it being firmly attached with duct tape – it might still be there!

Spread the word…

DATING these posters helps.

To be FAIR – this one does carry the date (9 September), but I’ve no idea if that refers to the year I spotted it,  as I didn’t spot it in September, but some time later, and think the original year was 2015.

It’s interesting to note that most of those I’ve seen recently, and included here, have mostly carried a date to show when the cat went missing, so the idea seems to be catching on.

Sheldon went missing on the old railway in the area of Calton/Bridgeton – I wonder if he was found?

Missing Cat Sheldon

Missing Cat Sheldon

October 13, 2017 Posted by | Lost, photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

On Friday the 13th never forget that…

Groucho Marx Black Cat

Groucho Marx Black Cat

 

If that’s too subtle, then…

 

Friday The 13th Black Cat Awareness

Friday The 13th Black Cat Awareness

Black Cat Alarmed

Black Cat Alarmed

October 13, 2017 Posted by | Appeal, Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

Long lost cat (Parkhead)

Filing away some recent pics (the lost cat posters), I came across an old one and since I’m on a lost cat poster roll, guess I should mention it.

I didn’t get around to using it after noticing it was dated – and the date was ONE YEAR earlier than the day I noticed the poster and tool a pic when I passed it. This was on Springfield Road, near the houses that had been built there recently (recognisable behind the pic of the cat).

The cat was lost for a year (since July 2015), but the poster and the tape looked brand new in July 2016 when I took the pic.

Coming across the pic again (I’d forgotten all about it) more than a year later, I guess this one was not found.

Long Lost Parkhead Cat

Long Lost Parkhead Cat

October 12, 2017 Posted by | Appeal, Lost, photography | , , | Leave a comment

Catbutt and disdain – that’s all I get

Wandering the streets behind Tollcross Park, I spotted a black and white pop out of the undergrowth down the street from me.

Of course, as soon as it saw me (and my camera) it turned around and headed away, meaning all I got was the usual view.

Tollcross Catbutt

Tollcross Catbutt

That black smudge near the centre – it really is a cat (butt).

Usual Contempt

Usual Contempt

Disdain

Later the same day, and the above cat’s fluffier cousin must have been listening on the grapevine and decided to give me the ‘disdain’ routine when I came across it behind Gallowgate.

After about five minutes I decided to give up the game this one was playing – camera down, eye-to-eye contact… camera up, looks off to the side – and just took the pic with a profile.

“Look at a hoomin? Don’t be ridiculous!”

Disdain

Disdain

October 12, 2017 Posted by | photography | , | Leave a comment

Lost cat – Royal (Bengal) – Glasgow city centre

After yesterday’s find of Animal Search UK while in Tollcross…

Today we have another organisation with a similar online presence, spotted first in The Barras area, then in St Andrews Square:

critteralert.com

But differing significantly in coverage, this one is international, as opposed the UK coverage of the previous group…

CritterAlert.com is a FREE international geographical Lost, Stolen and Found pet reporting and alerting site.

Significantly, both of these groups address a problem I highlighted on the home-made posters seen, specifically, the inclusion of a date to give anyone noting them an idea of whether or not the poster is new or old.

Specific page for this Lost Cat

Lost Cat Glasgow City

Lost Cat Glasgow City – on a Barras notice board

 

Lost Cat Glasgow City

St Andrews Square Lamppost

Meanwhile, on Glasgow Green

I hadn’t realised this was the same cat, until I saw the posters together!

Sadly, it shows what a bit of bad Scottish weather can do to a DIY poster in next to no time at all.

The following pics were taken on the 6th, and since the cat only went missing on the 5th, show how quickly some heavy wind and rain can do damage.

At least this one has the cat’s name included, ‘Royal’.

Lost Cat Glasgow City

Lost Cat Glasgow City

Lost Cat Glasgow City

Lost Cat Glasgow City

October 10, 2017 Posted by | Lost | , , , | Leave a comment

Geri – missing in G32 since July 2017

I seem to have ‘collected’ quite a few missing cat (posters) recently, but I think most of them are a little old, and are either being spotted as I wander around places I haven’t managed to get to for a while or, like the one below, seem to be repeated appeals.

It’s only a couple of days since I used this gate at Tollcross Park, and I don’t think even I am dozy enough to have missed this one, and I saw it right away yesterday.

It’s fresh and clean. With the recent rain and wind, I doubt it would have been so clean when spotted, hence the assumption it’s a repeat.

The web site address is not too obvious (lots of mention for good old Facecrook though) so this is Animal Search UK which is associated with Cats Protection:

animalsearchuk.co.uk

See also Cats Protection

I’ll need to dig through recent pics, and do posts for others.

Geri Missing Cat Tollcross

Geri Missing Cat Tollcross

October 9, 2017 Posted by | Appeal, Lost, photography | , , , | Leave a comment

Almost a sneaky escape

At least I had the right camera to hand (quick, doesn’t need to be switched on) so I was able to thwart this cat’s effort to get out of sight before I could grab a pic as it made the mistake of walking rather than running out of the scene.

Maybe it did not recognise me, or hadn’t seen any of the local ‘Cat Bulletins’ telling them who do avoid.

Still, it was too far away and too close to cover for me to zoom in, so I had to make to with a long shot – but I got it.

Not really too hard to spot in the original, I pulled a closer crop just to make sure.

Black Cat Almost Escapes

Black Cat Almost Escapes

October 2, 2017 Posted by | photography | , | Leave a comment

Why cats have nine (more) lives

Thank (another) anonymous benefactor for this follow-up to a recent graffiti post.

Reminder (click for bigger):

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti

If the hint that came with it was accurate, then this is an example from the Netherlands.

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti 2

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti 2

September 29, 2017 Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , , | Leave a comment

When you’re handsome and you know it

Handsome boy

Handsome boy

Not my pic of course, and ‘Mom’s hand looks a bit rough.

September 8, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Why cats have nine lives

While you won’t find me supportive of graffiti or murals that are nothing more than vandalism of people’s property (whatever did happen to that Australian snot that vandalised a number of places in Glasgow and was threatened with deportation after trying to become famous as a graffiti artist – I never saw a follow-up in the news), I do have a soft spot for the fairly harmless and small cameos that pop-up in odd corners.

Sadly, this particular one was not spotted in Glasgow, probably not Scotland, or even the UK, but being a little gem on the them of cat humour (and quite clever) I couldn’t resist giving it a mention.

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti

Anonymous via a huge image sharing site.

September 7, 2017 Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , , | Leave a comment

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