One White Whisker?

What does it mean when a panfur has one white whisker?


Recently it was noted that our McG was sporting a single white whisker and we wonder what this means.  There are several theories….

A.  She stole one of staff’s hairs, but *whisper* staff has her hair dyed

B.  She is turning into an albino cat.  Possible, but with only 1 white whisker, hardly likely

C.  She is not really a panfur and has been dying her fur all these years in secret.  Much more plausible.

D.  She is jealous of the rest of us and stole one of Dugal’s, Wicket’s or Rigate’s white whiskers. This one is highly likely.

So, we better be careful in our sleep from now on in case we wake up with no whiskers.  Now that she has one, she is bound to want more so that she can be a fashionista kitty and turn up at the next race meeting.


Happy Gotcha Day Fourth Aussie Cat


DSC_0013Dugal was asked on twitter this morning why there are no photos of Rigate on our blog.  Well, there are a few, but while we were looking we realised that it was Rigate’s gotcha day soon.  Well, it would be, if we knew when it was.  We don’t know which day because his coming to live here was a gradual process.



First he visited, then he moved into the courtyard and then the house.  So we are going to use the date of the first blog about Rigate for his gotcha day – 15 February.




To give you an update, it hasn’t exactly been plain sailing around here since Rigate moved in.  The battles for leadership of the 3 Aussie Cats (no, staff refuses to get a new domain name, so 3 Aussie Cats it is) continue.




You see, he doesn’t understand that he is fourth.  Thats, not first, second or third, its fourth, LAST, bottom of the pecking order!!!  Not only is he fourth, but he is the smallest.  For some reason, he thinks he is a Gen Y kitty and he is entitled to leadership.



So, the gingies continue to battle it out for the position of supreme cat overlord.  Wicket is unwilling to step down from this position and will often launch unprovoked attacks resulting in Rigate’s nose being scratched (never Wicket’s). Poor McG has fallen from grace as the queen of the pack and is often the victim of Rigate’s relentless campaign.  She has taken up residence at the top of the kitty condo because Rigate still hasn’t worked out what it’s for and wouldn’t be seen dead on it.

IMG_5255Dugal skirts around the issue avoiding conflict at all cost.  If needs be, he retreats to our staff’s pillow (Rigate thinks he is a sissy).  Dugal says that he needs to maintain his motto of being a lover not a fighter.  He could smash Rigate out of the ball park if he really wanted to – he is nearly double Rigate’s weight.



In an attempt to calm the zoo, a Feliway infuser moved in.  McG also wears some spray on her beautiful new collar and it looks like Rigate is about to get his own bow tie version.  I wouldn’t exactly say that peace has broken out, but it is a little calmer and less hissies.


Well, I guess we should say HAPPY GOTCHA DAY Rigate.  Sorry, Rigate but you can’t have any cake because you have IBD and that means…. all the cake for the 3 of us *big grins*


Update on Jessie and contact with Jane’s family

We were delighted to receive an email from @Charshy_pup and @Archie_pup mum yesterday.  Jane’s family made contact with her which was wonderful.

We are still extremely sad about the loss of Jane but we are happy that the beautiful Jessie has a loving home and Jane’s family is caring for her.  We are also happy that Jane received the best possible care and did not suffer.  She was surrounded by her family.

We are still very sad but it is wonderful that Jane’s family have made contact and now realise how much loved Jane was by her internet friends.

Thomas has published the information on his blog at this link:

Jessie & Jane | Keely and Thomas.

Gemma has also published a lovely tribute on her blog.

Gemma’s tribute to Jane

Billy has shown how deep thinking he is in his tribute to Jane.  Jane always loved reading Billy’s blog (as we do).  Billy’s tribute will make you laugh and cry at the same time.

Life and Soul

Janis had a very special connection with Jane and is honouring her by contributing to Jane’s favourite charity for peeps that like, comment and re-blog her tribute:

A Vale and a Birthday