Maggie, our featured feline

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Feline Fragments is written/compiled by
Patrick Roberts

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Feline Fragments

As the words suggest, Feline Fragments accommodates those pieces of feline-related material that don't really fit into our other categories, and/or may be too short to warrant a page of their own. You'll find some humorous items, some cats that were in the news, and various other items of interest, some old, some more recent . . . all kinds of 'cat stuff' that we have come across and think worth passing on. We think you'll find something to enjoy.

In addition we introduced Mini Fragments, similar to the above but mostly very short. There's a real potpourri of cat news and stories here, in no particular order. Have a browse!


Mini Fragments 1  |  2
Mixed bag of bite-sized news items of feline interest from modern times and yesteryear

Fragments 28
The White Cats of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

Fragments 27
Cats with disabilities and burns - Justin, Caffrey and Gracie

Fragments 26
After being hit by a car, Mog regained mobility after swimming in hydrotherapy sessions

Fragments 25
Anakin was born without a pelvis or back legs but got around just fine, leading a happy and playful life

Fragments 24
Born blind, Oskar was adopted and had a full life with best pal Klaus

Fragments 23
In Austria, Europe's first cat café — Café Neko in Vienna
Others have since opened elsewhere in Europe and also in Canada, the USA and Australia

Fragments 22
Two happy endings: Jolie who led rescuers to her kittens + Billy who changed an autistic boy's life

Fragments 21
[ the page for Street Cat Bob, the Big Issue cat, was moved to our Famous section ]

Fragments 20
Bernice and Dutchess both survived against the odds, after being found severely burned

Fragments 19
Amsterdam Cats - De Poezenboot (cat sanctuary on a houseboat) and
De Kattenkabinet (museum of feline art)

Fragments 18
Dante the vegetarian
Smokey, Merlin and Bella with record-breaking purrs

Fragments 17
Boots, a bar cat from Vanuatu, had a special party piece and featured on a 2010 postage stamp
Three American cats enthusiastic about fishing

Fragments 16
London Cat Statues: the Catford Cat, the sculpture Dr Salter's Dream, and Sam in Queen Square Gardens

Fragments 15
Nini from Venice, an Italian national celebrity in the 1890s
The MacNab: a tragic tale from yesteryear

Fragments 14
Survival tales from Hurricane Katrina: the Two Bobbies (Bob Cat and Bobbi the dog), and Junior

Fragments 13
One-eyed Midge from Yorkshire, who raced with her owner and always won
Singer Susan Boyle's cat, Pebbles

Fragments 12
Cleveland Amory, Polar Bear and animal rescue

Fragments 11
Dorofei, the Kremlin Cat
The paradox of Schrödinger's Cat — is it alive or dead?

Fragments 10
Koko (the gorilla) and All Ball

Fragments 9
Cats belonging to aviator James H. ('Jimmy') Doolittle,
and chess grand master Alexander Alekhine

Fragments 8
Alfie the Chepstow cat, Monmouthshire
James the Council cat, Shropshire

Fragments 7
Cats with ASBOs (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders) or restraining orders
Oscar and Asbo from England, and Lewis of Connecticut

Fragments 6
Colin (the cat) meets Colin (the Secretary of State)
Libby was Labrador Cashew's 'seeing eyes'

Fragments 5
Katz is Human

Fragments 4
Dear Dogs and Cats . . .
Cats are Top Dogs

Fragments 3
Four-eared Cats

Fragments 2
Where do pets come from?
Ten Commandments of the Gentleman Cat

Fragments 1
What it means to be a cat owner
Why do cats purr?

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Our featured feline at the head of the page, and your companion through Feline Fragments, is Maggie. She came as a kitten from Powys Cat Rescue. One of their volunteers had seen her wandering around, apparently uncared for, and thought her rather young to be just left to roam. The person 'responsible' for her said she 'didn't care', and so the youngster was taken in for rehoming. Only about 4 months old when I brought her home in 2003, she was a self-assured soul, probably because of her early experience, and was soon climbing all the available trees in the garden. She was a determined hunter in her earlier days, and was usually outside, but now prefers snoozing unless the weather is good. She has superb whiskers — and as the photo shows, loves getting into things! (see it here without the puzzle effect)

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