This is a moment for celebration and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you lovely readers for your commitment and interest in Shad the Cat’s blog. The reason for celebration is that I’ve had 10,000 views. I love sharing my escapades and reflections with you and I sincerely hope you enjoy reading about them. I do have a tendency to contemplate life and sometimes it’s hard for me as a cat to live in a world I don’t always understand. But I try not to grumble too much despite all the crazy and often unkind things that go on in this beautiful world. I hope to continue spreading a little smile across all your faces in the months to come and give you a few insights into the unique requirements of the feline variety, as well as some other of my other furry, scaly and prickly friends from the animal kingdom.
Here are some rather stylish images (though I say so myself!) John and I captured when we took another jaunt to the Felbridge Showground. This horsebox is for sale and is 3½ tonne as opposed to the 7½ tonne vehicle I told you about a few months ago. John’s friend took the horsebox in to the jumping ring and we were lucky enough to find a nice rider willing to pose for us in one of the photos. Horse and rider appeared so dignified that I couldn’t resist a closer look, so I hopped up on to a fence where I was level with the horse’s face.
Soon all dignity had gone out the window as we were nuzzling and shnozzling unashamedly. I’m not normally given to swooning, but I am a cat after all, and when I find something I like, I have to rub myself against it!! He had a lovely big nose with soft lips and short thick whiskers, and every time he huffed and whinnied, hot air blew out of his large round nostrils. I like horses, they’re loyal and work hard, and I’ve seen some horses happily let a cat have a snooze on their back too.
It was raining on the day so I spent most of the time lounging around inside the horsebox, enjoying a nap on the cream leather seats of the cabin, checking out my reflection in the mirror and watching John contort himself into all sorts of weird and wonderful positions to get some good shots. He had wet knees and frizzy hair by the time we left. On the way home, he made a remark about my apparent lack of exertion during the day, but I explained that I was conducting research in the vehicle, serious corporate quality assurance work, all part of the business. He rolled his eyeballs and smiled while I shut my eyes for a late afternoon siesta. It’s a cats life!