December 5, 2013

For The Love Of Bengal Cats And Yorkshire Terrier Pups

The British love their pets. It's a fact and in particular they love their cats and dogs. People wax lyrical about their pets whenever they have the chance and nowhere more so than on the worldwide web. To some this might seem odd but to others it's perfectly understandable, given how many pets are faithful and loving companions giving many hours of fun to their owners.

My dear friend Mary has a Bengal cat named Chloe. Apart from being striking looking she is also unusual by virtue of the fact that she is a 'working girl' as Mary proudly says. She earned her award as a Pets For Therapy cat over 2 years ago and regularly pays visits to a nursing home where residents' lives are made all the brighter for her visits. She is always calm and patient and offers every opportunity for people to pet her and talk to her. This calmness should not, however, be all that you imagine her to possess. Oh no, Chloe is definitely an active 'hunter'.

Here is a wonderful story written by Chloe (yes writing is also amongst her many talents!) describing the start of what she deems 'The Hunting Season'. Chloe also has her own Bengal Cat board on Pinterest where you can see her climbing trees, pond hopping and much more. What did Chloe do last year when she saw her first snowman? The photo says it all!

My friend Barbara (a great chef who bakes the most fabulous cakes like this Diamond Jubilee cake) does not have cat. No, she has a Yorkshire Terrier pup named Kili.

Over the last few months I've watched Kili grow from a scrawny ball of fluff to a beautiful 'young lady' with a colourful, soft coat and eyes that positively gleam with love. Everyone Kili meets is captivated by her unbounding affection and sense of fun. Above is Kili in a relaxed pose after a good walk in the fresh air. Just love those fluffy ears!

Did you know that one of the smallest dogs ever recorded was a Yorkshire Terrier who was the size of a fist! Owned by an Englishman the little terrier was just 2.5 inches tall at the shoulder and 3.75 inches long!

Dogs can be incredibly talented too - from skydiving to swimming records and performing amazing tricks. Read about them here.