*Please* Help Cats in Need by Voting for Britain’s Cleverest Cat! (Or enter your own video & do what you like with the prize money!)

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Do you have a video of your cat doing a REALLY clever thing?  And maybe your friends have grown tired of you making them watch the video of your cat doing the REALLY clever thing and you yearn for a wider audience?  Well, yearn no more: popular cat food brand, Felix, are running a competition in partnership with ITV’s Saturday night behemoth, Britains Got Talent, to discover Britain’s Cleverest Cat 2014.  To enter your cat’s video you need to’ like’ the Cats Like Felix Facebook page, click on the Britain’s Cleverest Cat link at the top of the page and then follow the instructions given.  (Be patient when uploading your video – it may take a while!)

The winner of Britain’s Cleverest Cat 2014 will receive £5,000, and the two runners up will each receive £1,000.  Judging takes place in 3 stages, the first and third of which are decided by public vote (via Facebook) – so you’ll have to start pestering your beleaguered friends again.  Votes for the first stage of the competition must be in by 23:59 on 11th May 2014.

And now, my beleaguered friends, I’m afraid I’m going to pester you, for I have entered a video of a former foster cat of mine doing a REALLY clever thing.  Exceedingly loveable feline genius, Stuart, has an incredible knack for opening cupboard doors and then making off with any edible items he can get his little paws on.  Fortunately I captured the little monkey on camera (it was used as his adoption video), and now I would very much appreciate you taking a moment to vote for Stuart in the Britain’s Cleverest Cat competition.  Remember votes must be in by 23:59 on 11th May 2014!

Here’s Stuart’s video, should you wish to check it out prior to voting (if you’re reading this via email or RSS subscription you’ll probably need to click on the title link of this post in order to view the video):

Any prize money received for Stuart’s entry will be donated to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust (CHAT), who rescue and rehome over 2,000 cats a year in London and the South East, in addition to providing affordable neutering and veterinary care in their two London clinics.  CHAT are a relatively small charity who aim to channel as much money as possible directly into animal care – the £1,000 runner up prize would really help out, and the £5,000 top prize would make a significant difference to the number of cats they are able to rescue and rehome.

Here’s how to vote for young Stuart – it’s a bit of a faff, so please bear with me!  First of all make sure you’re logged into your Facebook account, and then follow these steps:

Step 1CLICK ON THIS LINK,which will take you to the Britain’s Cleverest Cat Facebook page.

Step 2: Click on the ‘View the Gallery’ button.

Step 3: Enter ‘Stuart’ into the gallery search box.

Step 4: If more than one entry appears (currently my Stuart is the only Stuart!), make sure it’s the Stuart who mentions the Celia Hammond Animal Trust.

Step 5: Vote for Stuart.

Step 6: Give yourself a pat on the back for doing a good deed and feel slightly smug for the rest of the day.

If you made it through to Step 6 thank you very, very much for your time – you are now officially a Very Nice Person!

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