Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Last Post...

or The Final Collection

Here we are then, the final Streetmogs post; my last letter has been delivered and the Royal Mail bag has been hung up for good. To all you cat lovers and blog followers, it's been a fun ride and I hope you enjoyed the daft words and wondrous, assorted mogs. Wimbledon, its cats and its posties will always have a place in my heart. It's just as well my new career will lead me back to Merton!

I'll leave the blog here for pussy posterity - if it disappears, blame the Google power lords. Enjoy the final four felines!

Streetmog number: 350
Streetmog name: Clive
Actual name:
Location: Pavement
Preferred stroke: Head scrunch
Character: Good old fashioned friendly streetmog
Other: This is what streetmogs is all about. A friendly cat, sat in the middle of the pavement, who trots up to say hello and enjoy some fussing. Classic.

Ooh yeh, just there mate

Streetmog number: 351
Streetmog name: Beau
Actual name:
Location: Driveway's edge
Preferred stroke: Head scrunch
Character: Lovable
Other: This scruffy fluffy fellow was adorable. He was a bit coy, but with a much-practised softly softly approach I won his trust and we enjoyed some excellent catmando time.

Ooh yeh, just there mate

Streetmog number: 352
Streetmog name: Galileo
Actual name:
Location: Church garden/courtyard
Preferred stroke:
Character: Frisky
Other: Galileo was a sprightly, svelte and handsome lad, who was most interested in the cat below. The two displayed a natural attraction and affection for each other, and far be it for me, nor anyone else, nor the whole world to get in the way of their purrfect love!

Streetmog number: 353
Streetmog name: Scaramouche
Actual name:
Location: Church garden/courtyard
Preferred stroke:
Character: Alluring
Other: Scaramouche seemed to be completely smitten with Galileo. The two were gamboling in the grass and putting on a heartwarming display of cat courting. If these two aren't already an item (if cats can be such a thing), they most certainly will be, one day...

And finally...

A fellow postie happened across the below. I can't lie - it wasn't a happy ending for the squirrel.

That's all folks!

Postman Cat

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Perfect weather for pussies

I'm not sure what's been in the air, but the kittehs have come out in full force. I not been doing many 'walks' (mostly mail) recently, but 'drives' (predominantly parcels), which tend to be less conducive to seeing streetmogs. However, they have been everywhere and so here are seven more for your pussying pleasure. I must have spotted another three or four but didn't get a chance to execute a stop & snap. It still surprises me that, despite having driven & plodded these streets for two and a half years, I am still meeting new ones. There must be THOUSANDS in Wimbledon alone. Bless them all.

Streetmog number: 343
Streetmog name: Fulwoody
Actual name:
Location: Car park & assorted flower beds
Preferred stroke: Under chin scrunch
Character: Mischievous
Other: This handsome fellow was a bit of a showman and led me a merry dance as he wandered towards and then away from me, finally setting among some fragrant flower beds.

Streetmog number: 344
Streetmog name: Levana
Actual name:
Location: Car park
Preferred stroke:
Character: Skit
Other: Levana had a think about coming over to say hello, but her nerves got the better of her and she skuttled away, revealing her docked rear end in the process.

Streetmog number: 345
Streetmog name: Minty
Actual name:
Location: The road
Preferred stroke:
Character: Insecure
Other: This sleek blackie was a ball of energy but wouldn't get close enough for some fussing. At one point she took a liking to the van and I had to ensure she'd cleared off before I drove away.

Streetmog number: 346
Streetmog name: Swanton
Actual name:
Location: Shut outside (a block of flats)
Preferred stroke:
Character: Desperate
Other: This poor little thing was making a right racket outside the door. I wasn't sure if I should let her in...but I did...and we enjoyed a little hello before she darted up the stairs in search of her front door and happier times.

Streetmog number: 347
Streetmog name: Victoria
Actual name:
Location: Street
Preferred stroke: Behind head scruncher (see pic)
Character: Hedonist
Other: The happiest, friendliest & cuddliest mog of the day. Tabbies often are. She lapped up my attention and affection, and followed me around while I went about my package delivery business.

Streetmog number: 348
Streetmog name:
Actual name: Toulouse
Location: Front path/porch/garden
Preferred stroke: Chin rub
Character: Inquisitive
Other: Now then, it was a great to meet Toulouse and Torbi because I had met, many times before, the third resident cat Mogwai (whose actual name is Tango!). I had a lovely chat with their owner and was lucky enough to win Toulouse's affections, which was apparently a rare thing for strangers. I got the cat touch.

Streetmog number: 349
Streetmog name:
Actual name: Torbi
Location: Same as above
Preferred stroke:
Character: Wary
Other: What a gorgeous, gorgeous thing. I was smitten with this beautiful British blue, and have decided that one day I would like to own such a cat. He was a bit nervy and wouldn't let me get close for any fussing, which was a shame, but it was great to see all three cats together.

Unfortunately, Tango left the picture...