Celia Hammond Animal Trust, 233-235 Lewisham Way


Rosie from Celia Hammond has been in touch to ask us to plug their website and to woo you all with these two furry characters, who we think are called Tara and Tessa.

The centre cares for stray animals and tries to find them a home as quickly as possible. Rosie says:

"Also, if you fancy posting this message as a topic to inspire people to comment on their cats, you may like to feature a pic of the two lovely kittens we're fostering at the moment as they're looking for a home together (we can't keep them as we rent and have no cat flap). They were rescued as feral 8 week old kittens from Thornton Heath backin July and are now beautiful, affectionate 5 month old kittens.They've both been neutered and microchipped and are available for viewing in St Johns. Go on... how can you resist?!"

We're happy to plug the centre, not least because we've only ever had stray cats as pets and they've all been lovely. Besides, Brockley Kate would probably never forgive us if we turned down the opportunity to feature a photo of cats.

22 comments:

The Cat Man said...

Its so nice to see two cats together as they actually need each others company whilst people are working.

They will continually run around, chase each other, pounce on each other but at the same time clean each others face and neck and will go off wondering outside together.

What ever you do, please do not seperate them.

It was recommended to me that if you only have one cat you should allow at least 1 hr a day of 'playful' activity. If you have another cat they can play with, its more flexible.

Iams is the best dry cat food, expensive but nutritionally speaking it will keep your cats teeth in better condition for longer. I'd recommend that to any cat lover.

Andy, Pandy, Pudding and indeed Pie said...

Why does Brockley Kate get a mention and not The Cat Man? :(

madamegeneva said...

Ah, very cute kittens, surely someone will take them in really soon. I would, except I already have two bengal cats (like cat man) and about 4 of the neighbours cats that sadly get shut outside all day and night and so come into my house too! That is not something my bengals approve of though.

Anonymous said...

Where does cat man get these fantasies about cats?

We have one cat that waits to pounce on her sister as she leaves the litter tray.

Play together..forget it, it only ends in stares and both being sent to bed early.

As for alone together one cat goes and hides in a cupboard from the other one.

The mild cat is intelligent to send out her sister to 'play' with the foxes or any giant cats visiting the garden.

Yes they preen each other but that's for show just before being fed.

If they don't get what they want to go into a teenage strop. Either sitting with their backs to you or go charging round the house.

If it's real strop ie one cat had .001 of a gram more food than the other, revenge will be sought by triggering a personal alarm in the early hours of the morning.

Anonymous said...

I find cats incredibly impersonal.

Happy cat face - :<|

Sad cat face - :<|

Angry - :<|

Hungry - :<|

Jt said...

Pro-tip: try observing body language -tail position up =good mood, plus there's purring, rubbing against your legs, miaowing.

Anonymous said...

How suprised are we all that catman is the first to comment, then adds a second post whinging he wasn't mentioned, despite the fact he is as far from a moderator as can exist.

The Cat Man said...

that wasn't me, i have a stalker.

Madamegeneva? Male or female bengal cats?

Im looking to mate mine in a yr or so. 4th generation only need apply :o)

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with British cats?

Coming over here, taking our jobs...

madamegeneva said...

Cat man - one female and one male, 3 years old. I'd put pictures up but I can't figure out how to attach any! They came from the same litter (and were born in this country!!) but the vet reckons they actually have different fathers - apparently cats can be pregnant by muliple males at the same time, a frigtening thought. Anyway you wouldn't want to mate with mine because one they're spayed, and secondly they're only half bengal (half mongrel)

Anonymous said...

Oh god don't get him started.....!

Thanks for putting into my head the thought of newly pregnant cats waddling about with the "seed" of numerous suitors sloshing about inside of them.

Anonymous said...

no, I doubt that mixed race cats would be acceptable.

The Cat Man said...

Ah ok, I didn't know that about the pregnency.

My cats are from different litters - one is generation 4 brown marble and the other is generation 5 white spotty blue eyed. Both very different personalities. Both females.

the brown one will play fetch with twigs and bring you food. the other one, well, she just wont leave you alone - very loud purr and always wants to be on your lap.

Rosie said...

Thanks for posting Nick! And don't worry the Cat Man, we won't separate them - it's far too cute seeing them with their paws around each other on the bed in the mornings. (We really need to find a home for them soon as we're getting far too attached!)

Devon Bill said...

I used to live in Brockley, at the Brockley Road end of Arabin Road (a couple of hundred meters down). Tried to get a rescue cat from CHAT (is it a coincidence that the acronym is French for cat?) and they said I lived too near a main road. I think they do a good job and all, but to deny someone a rescue cat - in London - because they live close to a road? Got a cat in the end from the Cats Protection League and as far as I can tell, she had a lovely time in Brockley and now has a lovely time by the sea in Devon.

patrick1971 said...

I do volunteer work for Celia Hammond and can only endorse this post - do come in and look at our cats, they're all very much in need of good homes.

CHAT does have some policies I don't necessarily agree with, both of which have been mentioned here (roads & homing together), but they still do good work and certainly rehome loads of cats.

Re cats needing other cats for company: like so much with cats, you can't make a hard and fast rule. Generally cats are solitary creatures, and one of the most common causes of stress in cats is, actually, other cats! Female cats looking after litters do tend to be more sociable, but only for the duration of nursing. Some cats, though, are exceptions and love the company of others. You just have to see.

Cats can indeed be pregnant by more than one tom at the same time...as, indeed, human females can be pregnant to more than one man at the same time!

quick brown fox said...

I've got two adorable CHAT cats.

Cat Man - not sure about Iams - they're a bit dodgy according to some cat experts I know, both the quality of the food and in the way they test it(i.e. on cats).

I buy Hills food from John Hankinson's surgery, and they do special dental stuff that acts like a toothbrush when they bite into it. My cats are prone to tooth problems and it seems to work pretty well.

Richard said...

I actually found a staffordshire puppy on Bexhill Road last week. He had no collar and was a bit on the thin side but was mostly well-behaved. It seems he was dumped - we were told somebody on the road had a recently-pregnant staff, but they were very cagey when we knocked on their door!

Anyway, Turner, as we called him is now with animal welfare and hopefully will get into Battersea.

Headhunter said...

"get into Battersea", you sound like a proud parent trying to get their kid into Oxford or Cambridge or something..! I'd love a dog but would be to cruel to leave it at home all day on it's own I think...

Richard said...

We might have kept the puppy if the owners couldn't be traced, but we already have a dog and he wasn't keen on him!

Dogs are generally fine on their own for a few hours, but you're right, it's not fair if they're in an empty house for most of the day. My mum works nights so spends the day with our dog.

Headhunter said...

I thought I'd be able to get a dog walker during the day, but also realised that every night I would have to head straight home from work rather than being able to go out or whatever. Couldn't really leave the dog alone all day and evening with only one walk....

Richard said...

I remember somebody was asking on here a while back about a good dog walker - we use one when we go for days out called Hill View and they're brilliant - they even leave a report card telling you where they went for a walk, which other dogs they met, etc!

They take over your life though - like you say you would be coming home from work every day needing to give the dog its evening walk. Great companions, but very expensive and labour-intensive ones! God bless my mum for being naive enough to buy one.

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