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We visited the Cats Protection League again today. Our home visit had happened earlier today to check whether we had appropriate accommodation for a cat. We have encountered a slight problem in that the CPL rules say no more than 2 cats. We have around 5 now, only two of whom are officially based in our house.

I almost managed to find a White Persian, but it was actually a Seal Point Persian.

One interesting notice was about the Radio. They keep a radio for the cats, but it is crucial that it is tuned only to Radio 2 or Radio 4. I wonder what would happen to the cats if it were to be tuned to Heart FM or even Kerrang.

I can understand the logic of using a station which has some talking on it as well as music. However, it creates interesting thoughts of heavy metal rock cats addicted to cat nip being developed by exposure to Kerrang with perhaps a tendency to claw the furniture.

Comments

A C Baker said…
Is two cats a limit on the number adopted at one time, rather than the total living in the house? Seems strange either way: an experienced cat owner could comfortably adopt a mother and whole litter of kittens, or a grown up litter.

(BTW they dropped their League some time ago).

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