Saturday, September 07, 2013

Slow down for cats - a new feline campaign

 Dear George,
I live in a small village in the Cotswolds and metal cats troar through the village at high speed almost all the time. It is really frightening and the worst time is during the dusk, just when we cats are coming out to hunt. 
As far as I know there is nothing we can do about these lethal moving objects. I have sniffed round them, when they are stationery and can report that they are definitely not alive. They have some kind of automatic "life" which roars and makes them go off at high speed with a human inside.
Well, we know humans are not usually very bright but one of our village humans has come up with a good idea. She has put up a sign on the road, warning the cars to slow down. Here is a photo of it. 
I would like to see one of these in every village. If there are no kittens there, then the sign could just read "CATS." What do you think?
Penelope Purr

Dear Penelope,
I think it is a brilliant idea. I wish we could get more of these. Cats die on the road in their thousands in my country and nobody seems to care. The cars just speed on their way without stopping to see if they can help. These metal things are completely uncaring. Sometimes I think the cats that die outright are luckier than those who crawl away and die in agony in the hedge.
Maybe we could start a campaign for more "Slow Kitten" signs.


  1. mm I like a lot the first photo, it's a very good portrait:)

  2. We do need a campaign for these signs to be everywhere there are horrible motor vehicles driven by apes who don't care what they drive over or injure.

    Years ago, the ape's mum who was a feisty sort, got fed up with cars and farm vehicles roaring down the tiny lane where she lived. So she made a sign and put it The sign said "SLOW DOWN ANIMALS & CHILDREN AT PLAY" It worked, they slowed down a bit.

    Within two days, both the council and the police had visited her insisting she took the sign down and threatening prosecution if she didn't.

    She took the sign down.

    One day later, she put it back up again and it stayed up for years until the paint faded.


  3. Very cleaver. Where I love they use signs like that for deer!

  4. very nice and cute cat.i really like this pic.thanks for share with us...get ordained online

  5. There otta be a law! Every highway, street, alley, village road, country road, anywhere where these stupid mechanical beasts speed through animal crossings should have signs telling them to watch it!

  6. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

  7. Brilliant idea! It should become law to have signs to slow down to protect cats, dogs, all animals and humans kittens.
    Because of these stupid cars more and more cats are confined indoors.

  8. wow,very nice and cute cat.i really like this.i have 2 nice cat.thanks for share with us......Best listing site on the web

  9. As an animal lover, cat is the first choice for me if i consider any animal as a part of my family. Cat is familiar to adjust in a family. The idea of sharing the content related cat is just awesome! braces cum.


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