What is your cat thinking when it looks at you? – in pictures

These cat portraits seem to show a range of emotions, according to Andrew Marttila. The 29-year-old Philadelphia-based pet photographer and self-proclaimed ‘crazy cat man’ says: ‘This series on emotions is to disprove the stereotype that cats are cold and aloof. I want to show that cats are capable of a range of emotion, from seriousContinue reading “What is your cat thinking when it looks at you? – in pictures”

And in one bound he was free

This is an extract from the book Cats with Purrsonalities As Freddie became older I thought he needed to do more exercise particularly as he had recently been diagnosed with diabetes. We needed to try every possible way to reduce his blood sugar to levels where he didn’t need two injections of insulin per day.Continue reading “And in one bound he was free”

Japan’s Cat Island – in pictures

An army of cats rules the remote Aoshima island in southern Japan’s Ehime prefecture. Curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one

Quiz on TS Eliot

One of the 20th century’s most influential poets, Eliot died 50 years ago this month. He often wrote of the fragility of memory, but much do you recall about his work?