As I scroll through the Chirpies Instagram photos of years past I see a pattern. Our 10-year old Jimmy Fancy Feet is more often than not captured digging his paws into mounds of snow. We call him our snowcat and we think that his polydactyl mittens give him an advantage in the snow, with his built-in ‘snowshoes’ the other cats lack. This makes him the leader in catio snow expeditions and the chief shoveler of snow.Read More
There was a lot of procrastination about featuring Earl Grey, my heart cat, on our 2020 cat calendar. Not because of a lack of photos, but precisely because I had to go through all of his photo archives through the years, some of which you can imagine, brought on a flood of tears, some smiles and then a sense of “Well, this is the most natural thing to do.”Read More
So it’s Canada Day and there’s something new to celebrate here at the Chirpy Cats house. Earlier this year I took my Oath of Citizenship after living in Canada for 9 years as a permanent resident. So now I’m officially a South African-Canadian. Having lived in other countries too for many years, such as the UK, Ireland, and Switzerland, and of course my birth country, South Africa, I sometimes feel like a citizen of the world. But living in Canada brought many good things into my life. Yes, just look at my clowder of nine cats!Read More
Cats have long known that the key to world domination is a whole lot of mystery mixed in with a whole lot of cuteness that humans cannot resist. They take a little then give a little without revealing too much. This is the way of cats that we have come to appreciate and adore. A dash of intrigue with lashings of cat fur croutons on your salad, thanks Floofles!Read More
Hello there! I’m Jimmy Fancy Feet and I’m presenting the first Meowvelous Monday Haiku after quite a long absence. Ask the Lady Cat, it’s all her fault. It’s a long story involving her traipsing off to some faraway Land in the Southern Hemisphere where they don’t have snow! No snow? If you ask me that’s no fun at all!Read More
Meowvelous Monday Haiku with Sly Pie
When the cat grass is looking a little leggy and you’ve chugged all the water a kitty can possibly drink, it’s time to get serious with these three suspicious looking snowmen. They’ve been lurking around our watering hole for a week now. I haven’t quite put my paw on it, but there’s something odd about them, almost sinister. It’s just a kitty sense. Read More
Hello furriends, it’s me Mr. Jack and I’m presenting Meowvelous Monday Haiku today. I never thought I could ever get excited about wearing a bow tie but when the Lady Cat started taking photos in the catio I sprinted in to join her. You see, in the past, I never condoned any sort of accessory on me because I don’t like to taint my fifty shades of grey with any other color. She once made me wear a hat, well I only agreed to because it was Canada Day and well, after a while it felt okay so I guess I tolerated it… for ten seconds. Read More
Meowvelous Monday Haiku
It’s no surprise that we love sunflowers. After all, it’s included as part of the Chirpy Cats brand with me, your social facilitator Mr. Jack as the mascot. (Good choice humans!) And that’s because every year in late Summer we look forward to these audacious late bloomers that light up the Chirpy Cats garden. Sunflowers never fail to delight with their optimism and their bold sunny cheery faces that seem to shout “hello!” each time you pounce by.
But there’s something else that makes these protagonists of the Chirpy Cats garden so welcome.