Hi there and a very warm welcome to this first issue of The Scratching Post – your mid-month ‘in between Mewsletter’ which will have the latest Book Quiz and Caption Competitions, plus the winners from the last competitions, and a round up of the best in the links.   

What do you think of the header? My friend, Anthony Smith, who has a ‘Learn to speak cat’ cartoon in the Metro newspaper every day, designed it for me. I think it’s great and as you can see, Casey has joined Sam and Ollie on the logo. See more of Anthony’s work here at www.learntospeakcat.com


 Jared Kline from Belgium was first to get all three book titles/authors correct – well done, Jared.

 The Book Quiz for this month can be found on this link:

 Book Quiz


Last month’s caption competition showed Ollie standing on the tower looking out of the window. Andrew Lane from Southampton, UK, submitted the winning entry:

"Oh where is he?  He said seven-thirty, and the mouse-aka will be ruined if he doesn't get here soon!"

You can see all the entries here on this link:

Caption Competition 35

This month’s caption competition can be found on this link:

Caption Competition 36

As some of you are still experiencing problems with bounce-back with the email address given for both the book quiz and the caption competition, please just send your entries/answers to the usual address: p.dewberry@ntlworld.com by 7th July, 2013


Britta sent me this one about a bear ad on YouTube. I think it’s very funny – hope you like it too:


Britta also sent me this lovely link about Bonedigger, the beautiful lion who was born with a metabolic bone disease and couldn’t walk properly. He was brought up with a ‘pride’ of Daschunds:


Cheryl sent me this link of a cat ‘boarding’:


Several people sent me the link to Deucy, the two-faced (or Janus) kitten:


Many folk sent me this hilarious ‘Sad Cat Diary’ which I’m sure you’ll all love:


Ann in the US sent me the link to a cat that was a surrogate mother to 4 baby hedgehogs:


Leny in Holland sent me the next couple of links:


Here’s a couple of links to 2 legged dogs that she sent:



Robert Blau in the US sent me this link of the cutest pets:


Does your cat lick odd things? Robert sent this link:


The power of words can reach more people:


That’s all for now folks. See you soon.


Pauline, Sam, Ollie and Casey






Dogs Come when Called

"Dogs come when called. Cats take a message and get back to you."

"Of course, every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room."

Edward Verrall Luca (essayist)

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