Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Cats Protection Wear Valley & Darlington

Please read this leaflet if you are thinking about Getting A Cat

If you are thinking of Adopting a Rescued Cat and you live in the DL postcode area then pleasecontact us.  E-mail Us!  Homing Enquiry Form

Home must be prepared to be visited by a Cats Protection Representative.  All our cats are Neutered, Vaccinated, micro chipped, vet checked and come with 4 wks free insurance. 

Adoption Fee £50 for an adult cat, £60 for Kitten.

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10 mths old Celia is an adorable black panther looking cat, can be shy but is very loyal and loving.
Vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, 4wks ...
Wear Valley & Darlington
Feral cats
Neutered young Feral Cats. no adoption fee charged for ferals.

Places sought for young feral cats, Do you have a farm, stables or small ...
Wear Valley & Darlington
FIV cat needs indoor home with no other cats....
Wear Valley & Darlington
Blackie & Sooty
young males friendly a little shy of strangers very close to each other so need to go as a pair, experienced cat home needed with patience to let them...
Wear Valley & Darlington
very sweet cat loves attention shy for a few days but then would settle in her new home...
Wear Valley & Darlington
beautiful cat very shy at first but likes to be stroked,...
Wear Valley & Darlington
very shy sweet cat very loving but very shy and quiet, loves to be stroked. In a nice quiet home he will be fine...
Wear Valley & Darlington
Very nervous but loving and purrs when knows she can trust you. very timid and shy, can be stroked,may take time to settle in but with an experienced...
Wear Valley & Darlington
Sweety is FIV positive but in good health and ready for a home soon. she will need ot be an indoor cat and an only cat so as to minimise risk of her ...
Wear Valley & Darlington
Harvey was feral kitten allows attention on his terms will hiss at you at first needs time and patience will make lovely pet in right home as responds...
Wear Valley & Darlington
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Monday, 19 March 2012

Cats Protection: Get involved: National Cat Awards

Cats Protection: Get involved: National Cat Awards

Cats Protection: Get involved: National Cat Awards

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The search is on for the UK's favourite feline with Cats Protection's National Cat Awards 2012 and we're on the prowl for entries.
Designed to honour the real-life stories of bravery, friendship, survival and heroism in the cat world, there are four main categories:

Hero Cat - Cats that save the day!
Best friends - Where a feline friend has radically improved the quality of human life
Most Incredible Story - Belief-defying, true stories from the cat world
Outstanding Rescue Cat - Fabulous felines adopted from animal welfare organisations
Winners will be announced during a prestigious award ceremony to be held in London in August 2012. The awards are open to any living cat in the UK and owners will have until 31 May 2012 to tell us why their cat deserves to be in the limelight.

National Cat awards logoSimply fill out the online form complete with the supporting statement of no longer than 200 words explaining why your nominated cat should win his/her category.

Winners will receive a trophy and a three month supply of cat food.

For further information, email or phone             03000 12 12 12      
Good luck!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Mother's Day In UK

Mother's Day In UK - Mothering Sunday UK Date 2012, 2013

Mother's Day In UK

UK holds the prestige of being the first country in the world to dedicate a special day for mothers, as early as 17th century. During that period, Roman and British Empire converted to Christianity and celebration of this day became a part of their Iiturgical calendar. Since then in UK, mother's day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in the month of Lent to honour Virgin Mary, unlike United States of America where it is celebrated on second Sunday of May. Since the days of lent are not fixed, the date for mother's day keeps on changing as well. However, the emotions remain the same. The feelings associated with the day are much alike those in the rest of the world that is to express gratitude towards our mother. It is an opportunity for the children to let their mother know that she is special and loved and cared for.

Mother's day is the contemporary version of the original name - 'Mothering Sunday'. The occasion has a long history, which dates back to as far back as the year 1600. During that time, the poor used to send their children to work as domestic servants or trainees in the homes of higher class of people. Once in a year, these children were given leave for a day, so that they could visit their Mother Church as well as their own mother. The day coincided with the middle Sunday of the fasting period of Lent. It was known as 'Refreshment Sunday' or 'Mid-Lent Sunday'.

The children would visit their Mother Church and then head straight to meet their own mother, with some fresh flowers. While the boys would present their mother with flowers, girls would go a step further by presenting them freshly baked handmade cakes, which were also called 'Simnel Cakes' and hence, the day was even named Simnel Sunday. This day is also known as 'Pudding Pie Day' as it was the day when fasting rules were relaxed to honor the famous Christian Bible story, 'Feeding of the Five Thousand'. On the same Sunday, the Lent robes were changed from purple to rose coloured robes and therefore mother's day is also associated with rose day. With time, the holiday came to be known as 'Mothering Sunday'. The custom of mother's day was halted when the world underwent Industrial revolution, but steeply bounced back after World War II. With time, the fourth Sunday of Lent came to be dedicated to the mothers in UK.

UK, however, has lost the original meaning entitled to the Mothering Day. Nonetheless, the day is celebrated with lot of excitement and enthusiasm. Roses, carnations and chrysanthemums qualify as the most popular flowers on Mothers Day in Great Britain. The people of UK also follow the tradition of making a rich almond cake for their mother, on mother's day, which is often called 'Mothering Cake' or 'Simnel Cake'. UK people pay tribute to their mothers and honour their contribution in their life. They let their mother know that she is very special and holds a very important place in their lives, which no one can replace. Today people go out for lunch or dinner and pamper their mothers by doing all the household tasks themselves. Some popular dishes for this day include, 'Mothering Sunday Buns' made with raisin and butter icing and in northern England they prefer carling, which is a pancake made of steeped peas fried in butter. They even go for a picnic or resort for relaxation.

The sanctity of this day will remain as long as mothers will live. They are among those wonderful human-beings, who support us in our endeavours and without whom we can't do a single thing.