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Black Cat Jewellery in Celebration of National Black Cat Day!

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Today is National Black Cat Day, as declared by Cats Protection, the UK’s largest cat charity.  The purpose of National Black Cat Day is to raise awareness of the plight of black (and black-and-white) cats, who generally wait much longer for adoption in the UK’s rescue centres, as they are often overlooked in favour of their more colourful cousins.

So in honour of National Black Cats Day, here’s some lovely black cat jewellery from a selection of UK Etsy sellers.

(Top) Black Cat Aluminium Bangle – hypoallergenic, so suitable for sensitive skin, £19.50 from De Cumi Designs

Midnight Light Cat Earrings – resin cats with sterling silver wires, £37.95 from Jolyon Yates.

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Black Cat Pendant, £7.37 from Shimmer Creek.

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Black Cat Ticket Brooch, £7.00 from Lauras Jewellery

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Grumpy Tabby Cat Tote Bag to Raise Funds for Cats in Need!

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Barney, the grumpy tabby, fell asleep inside a nice, cosy bag and then woke to find himself at a supermarket checkout.  No wonder he looks a bit peeved.

The Tabby Cat Tote Bag – screen printed by my own fair hands – is available for £8.00 from the newly re-opened Cool for Cats UK Etsy shop.

Measurements: bag - 43cm x 35cm; handles – 64cm

All profits from the shop will be donated to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust (CHAT), a UK charity who carry out invaluable cat rescue and re-homing work in London and the South East and also run two clinics in London which offer affordable neutering and veterinary care to animal owners on low incomes.

CHAT is a charity very close to my heart.  All my cats are CHAT rescues, and in fact three would not be alive today if they hadn’t come into CHAT’s care…

Severely injured Martha had been ‘rescued’ by another charity who were intending to euthanase her – they regarded her as feral and therefore difficult to re-home, and so not worth saving.  Thankfully she was passed over to CHAT, who amputated her injured leg and fought to save her life.  It was touch and go for a few days, but she’s a tough little soldier and pulled through.  I originally took her on as a foster cat before deciding to adopt her, and it was immediately apparent that she wasn’t feral – just very nervous of people, probably due to previous mistreatment.  She’s now a very affectionate lap cat who loves the great outdoors, and is a champion tree-climber – despite the missing leg!

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Alflie and his sister Ethel were members of a feral colony living in underground garages on a South London housing estate.  The cats were under constant threat from dogs and human residents of the estate – several dead cats were found at the scene – and so CHAT trapped and rescued the whole colony.  Alfie and Ethel came to me as feral foster kittens, but I decided to keep them when they were returned after a failed adoption.  It took them a while to get the hang of the whole being-friends-with-humans thing, but these days they’re both very affectionate, and could almost be described as civilised!

alfie - rescued by the celia hammond animal trust

ethel - rescued by the celia hammond animal trust

So, everything you purchase from the Cool for Cats UK shop will help fund a charity who are really committed to cat rescue and animal welfare.  I’ll be adding new products to the shop over the next few weeks – watch this space!

Catnap – Vibrant, Statement Piece Cat Jewellery by Little Moose

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Catnap is a new collection of vibrant, cat inspired jewellery by British fashion brand, Little Moose.  The collection includes pendants, brooches, earrings and statement piece necklaces; the statement being ‘Massive Feline Fan’, naturally.

Above: Neon Pink Cat Collar Necklace, £44.95.

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Sausage Cats Necklaces, £24.95.  I love these!

catnap - acrylic cat pendant necklace by little moose

Dangly Brooches, £19.95, and Dangly Earrings, £24.95.

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Neon and Black Cat Pendants (with cute little fish charms), £19.95.

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Black Cat Ring, £13.50, and Black Cat Stud Earrings, £8.50.

catnap - acrylic cat ring and cat ear studs by little moose

The Catnap range is handmade from lazer cut and etched acrylic.  Available from Little Moose.

Wag-A-Tude Pet Tags – Will Appeal to Your Cat’s Sense of Individuality!

cats-canines-wagitude-collar-tags1As anyone who has even so much as glanced at a ‘women’s’ magazine will know, it is essential to have a capsule wardrobe of design classics.  But a capsule wardrobe of design classics alone is not enough to mark you out as a Perfect Woman: society will judge you by your choice of accessories.  (I prefer to ignore any How to Be a Perfect Woman rules I may encounter, and favour the cover-yourself-in-glue-and-roll-through-a-charity-shop approach to putting an outfit together, and then I accessorise with cat hair; but that’s another story.)

Thankfully cats aren’t dictated to by stupid magazines; they take pride in their individuality and can wear whatever they like.  But they are partial to a nice safety collar accessory.  So they may well approve of the Wag-A-Tude range of i.d. tags from Cat and Canines, which features a variety of designs to cater for a broad spectrum of feline tastes.

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Wag-A-Tude pet tags are manufactured from a recycled steel inner and then coated with polymer, which infuses the images permanently to the tag ensuring a durable, high-quality finish.  Tags can be printed with up to five lines of text with as many as 20 characters per line.

Measures 22mm.

Wag-A-Tude pet tags are available from Cats and Canines for £8.99 (split ring included).

The Cat Cube – Stylish, Geometric Cardboard Cat Den

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The Cat Cube, by Belgian graphic designer Delphine Courier, is a stylish twist on every cats’ favourite thing ever, the cardboard box.

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Made from 100% recycled cardboard and printed in three different designs with eco-friendly inks, the Cat Cube is an environmentally-aware cat den which will blend seamlessly into contemporary interiors.  It’s also the perfect place to hide out while you ponder the important things in life, like whether or not to tell your owner that she’s forgotten to put her trousers on.

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The Cat Cube measures 55cm x 55cm x 52cm, and is available from Belgian cat boutique extraordinaire Purrfect Design for €39.50 (around £31.00 at current exchange rates).

Very nice indeed.  But it’s not a cube though, is it.  It’s a something-decahedron.

Careless Whisper Cat Cushion (Warning: contains a Very Big swear!)

 

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Meet my new favourite cat-themed soft furnishing item.  The Careless Whisper cat cushion, by David Olenick, distills the essence of feline being into just five words.  Impressive, no?

Measures 43cm x 43cm.  Available from Ohh Deer for £34.95.

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