Monday, 30 September 2013

Quarter Chiliad of Cat

Despite a persistent inner melancholy due to a lack of Abraham Lincoln Pushtie Cat, life continues and this means that Streetmogs continues. The first three cats were spotted in Colliers Wood, whilst the 250th is from the mog-rich Merton Park area where I will be spending the majority of my Royal Mail working week, so expect plenty more pussy action.

Streetmog number: 247
Streetmog name: Chatsworth
Actual name:
Favourite Location: At the gate
Preferred stroke: Chin tickle
Character: Nonplussed
Other: This handsome and regal puss did not initially seem interested in me but he soon got past his indifference when I laid on the kitty love. As I wandered off he remained in the same place, guarding his manor with pride.

Please leave my manor

Streetmog number: 248
Streetmog name: Warren
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Pavement & bush
Preferred stroke:
Character: Tease
Other: I spotted this cheeky tabby from quite a distance but whenever I got a few houses closer, he moved off. He seemed unsure whether he should wait up for me or hot paw it into a garden when I got too close...and he chose the latter.

Streetmog number: 249
Streetmog name: Dizzee Rascal
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Pavement
Preferred stroke: Upper back rub
Character: Loopy
Other: This gorgeous bag of scraggle appeared from nowhere and my day was that little bit better as a result. I mean, it's not often you meet a cat of this ilk. I don't think his eyes were actually as boss as they appear in the photo but he did seem to be going grey - another one of his endearing features - as well as being slightly nuts.

Streetmog number: 250
Streetmog name: Crumpet
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Door step
Preferred stroke:  Anything she can get
Character: Strumpet
Other: Another milestone for Streetmogs, the 250th kitty. Much like the 100th and 200th felines, Crumpet is a special one. She was a right sort, miaowing for attention as if one of her nine lives depended on it. When I first spotted her, she was sat atop the family Volvo but she soon jumped down to say hello and pester me to let her in. With blue eyes like that (and awesome white paws) she could get anything she wants but I'm sorry, crumpet darling, I can't let you in.

If you won't let me in, sir, I shall turn my tail on you

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Mostly missing my missing mog

It is with a heavy heart that I write today's post, as my beloved cat Lincoln is still missing. It's been four days now and I don't have a good feeling about it. I wish he'd just come home but most of all I hope he's okay and being looked after. I have spotted quite a few streetmogs in SW19 over the last couple of days and, despite my sadness, it's time they got written up. They don't fill the hole left by the disappearance of my dear pushtie but it's still a tonic to meet them...

Streetmog number: 244
Streetmog name: Purvis
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Path
Preferred stroke: Chin tickle
Character: Inquisitive
Other: Purvis was a very sweet little chap, following me around a cluster of flats as I went about my duty. He had a lovely miaow and was very keen to be fussed over; he duly received some full on fussing.

Streetmog number: 245
Streetmog name: Sapphire
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Patio
Preferred stroke:
Character: Wary
Other: This beautiful feline was rather wary of me and my mail bag. I tried my best to convince her that I was a friendly sort in need of a cuddle but she was not having it. To be honest, my work colleague was waiting for me and I really didn't have time to hang around, but I was glad to meet her, if only briefly. She lives in the same location as Peewee and I noticed other cats inside so this place is rich for the pussy picking!

Streetmog number: 246
Streetmog name: Apollo
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Pavement & paths
Preferred stroke:
Character: Insecure
Other: For a normal black mog, Apollo was pretty stunning. He followed me for a few minutes and seemed genuinely interested in saying hello and getting a stroke or two, but every time I attempted the latter he jumped back. As I headed off, he continued to stare at me with those amazing eyes.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Pussy parcity

No recent posts I'm afraid, due to a lack of new mogs. There are lots of cats out there, but they're all ones I've met before. Off for a break in the Brecons for a bit, so the dearth of felines will continue for now...

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Seventh pushtie heaven

Seven superb specimens of the feline variety for your streetmog pleasure, six of which made an appearance during one very productive period of cat collecting on what was a perfect, warm and sunny English day; they were out in numbers in a leafy and peaceful area of Wimbledon which can always be counted on to come up with the moggy goods.

Streetmog number: 237
Streetmog name: Rajah
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Pathway and water works
Preferred stroke: Head tickle
Character: ADHD
Other: Rajah was all energy. He appeared from over a garden fence, came up to say hello (sniff the mail) and then sped off to explore the waterworks across the way. A friendly resident informed me that he's always sniffing around and teasing treats out of the local cat lovers. How could anyone resist this little tiger?

Streetmog number: 238
Streetmog name:
Actual name: Bolt
Favourite Location: Pavement
Preferred stroke: Everything
Character: Exhibitionist
Other: Bolt was a bolt from the British blue, sauntering right up to me to purr a loud hello and flaunt his bold beauty. He was irresistibly gorgeous, and some top rate fussing was enjoyed. From reading his tag I learned that this wasn't his street, but that he lived close by and would no doubt be heading home soon for some loving and a hearty dinner.

Streetmog number: 239
Streetmog name: Boo Radley
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Foliage
Preferred stroke:
Character: Reclusive
Other: It was a lovely surprise to spot a pair of yellow eyes peering out at me from the undergrowth, but this timid little thing would let me get no closer. I was sure that I'd seen him before (Timmy), but on comparing photos it's clear that this nervy kitty, although in the same garden and with similar markings, is a different cat indeed. They must be brothers and if so they're both adorable little skits.


Streetmog number: 240
Streetmog name: Snuffaluffagus
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Sun strewn door mat
Preferred stroke: Back rub
Character: Floozy
Other: This beautiful long haired tabby was in kitty heaven, sunning herself on the doormat and not at all bothered by my presence. Indeed, as the photos show, she was quite happy to expose that deliciously fluffy tum for some good old rubbing. And no biting nor back leg thrusting either!

Streetmog number: 241
Streetmog name: Atticus
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Garden patio
Preferred stroke: Back scrunch
Character: Laid back
Other: I was being spoiled with the amount, variety and top notch quality of mogs that continued to pop up on my round today. This leonine stunner was, like the previous cat, not at all fazed by my presence and allowed me to come over and administer some top rate fussing.

Streetmog number: 242
Streetmog name: Nutmeg
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Driveway
Preferred stroke: Anything
Character: Cheeky
Other: Nutmeg actually ran over to me - she was that keen on a meeting & greeting and a whole lot of loving & fussing! To be honest, she didn't really know what she wanted, other than to display her tum and roll around on the drive way. She allowed me a little bit of petting but was incapable of staying still for more than a few seconds; in fact, it felt like she was almost teasing me. Cheeky puss.

Streetmog number: 243
Streetmog name: Katy Purry
Actual name:
Favourite Location: Assorted junk bed
Preferred stroke:
Character: Timid scaredy
Other: Katy Purry was the sweetest softest fluffy gingerwhite tortie and I would have loved to have shown her some kitty love, but unfortunately her nerves got the better of her and she upped and left before I could win her over. Her loss, and mine.

And finally...

...there was one more cat out and about, but this chap I had met before. Boss was stuck inside on the previous occasion, so he deserves this second posting:

And here he is from the previous encounter: