Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Furry felines confront frigidity

It was the coldest day of the winter so far and this over-worked and over-loaded postman was not expecting to see many mogs on the icey cat-walks, although I was out in Colliers Wood for a change so there was always a chance of meeting some newbies.

View from warm van

Despite the sub-zero temperatures, I did indeed meet and capture three more fine specimins. It was a long, tough day and I have to say that discovering these cats really did lift my spirits; I hope that reading about them brings a little fur-ball of joy to your day too.

Streetmogs name: Tux
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Car park
Preferred stroke: Upper back rub
Character: Frisky
Other: Tux was a really sociable chap and sauntered over to our van as I was preparing the mail. He wanted nothing more than some attention, including some decent fussing. Five minutes later I found him camped on the doorstep of number 24 so I had to assume that this was home. He wanted in, but I couldn't oblige. Sorry, Mr. Tux.


Streetmogs name: Michael Jackson
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Fence/under garage roof
Preferred stroke: n/a
Character: Perfomer
Other: Firstly, the name. This mog walked like Michael (he almost moon-walked across the fence); then he miaowed in tones not dissimilar to the King of Pop; and of course, there's the black and white thing going on (song and complexion). Anyway, MJ was initially nowhere to be seen but I knew there was a mog around somewhere:

When I spotted him, he was initially spooked and attempted to run off, but found himself semi-trapped on top of the fence, and then took refuge under the garage roof. Once he realised that I was a harmless mog-loving soul, he became quite friendly and was receptive to a good petting.  I love how his cheek markings are almost the mirror image of Tux's, above!

Streetmogs name: Paintball
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Safety (far from postman)
Preferred stroke:
Character: Wary wanderer
Other: Paintball (she is a wonderful mix of colours) was spotted sitting on the electric meter and I sensed she (I've been told (off) that mogs of this colour are 99% likely to be female) was not going to let me get close so I grabbed the shot while I could. I approached to see if I could try out my best cat whispering techniques but could only get so close before she turned tail.



  1. I just wanted to say, I stumbled on your blog a few days ago and it's given me - literal - hours of joy - when I should have been working, but what's a little prevarication when there are cats to enjoy. You are a lovely human being. Thank you for such a delicious blog.

    1. Thanks for your lovely message! I'm so glad this little blog is bringing some smiles (and procrastination!)...

  2. Your blog is amazing! I have a kitty down my road that loves petting similar to the brown persian ones on here! Must be a genetic thing! I hope to wonder into you one time and say hi!
    From a Wombledon Student! :)

    1. Thanks! Might see you around Wombleton someday soon :D

  3. Hello fellow mog lover,

    I heard you on Xfm this morning on my walk to work .. I couldn't wait to get in and look your blog up! I LOVE IT .. Nothing makes my morning walk better than spotting cats and I look out for my favourite 3 every morning and if they are there I know I am going to have a great day! My partner is a postman and when he was on days he used to take photos of any nice cats too ha ha .. Shame he is on nights now!

    Carry on


    1. Nice to read your message and don't worry, I'm not planning to stop anyday soon...!