Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Cat Spotting Part Five: Which Is Best, East or West?

Leaping up and into the kitchen for some fish pie in Penzance.

Two more cats spotted on Street View, on opposite sides of England. The springy kitty above is arriving home in Penzance, at the south-western extremity of the country. It may be both the most westerly and the most southerly cat on Street View. Having virtually driven around all the roads in Mousehole and seen no cats whatsoever (all inside eating stargazy pie, no doubt), it is quite possible.

Great Yarmouth's daydreaming Monsterpuss.
Cat number two is pretending to be The Beast From The East, as it shuffles along a path in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. However, if this dreamy Monsterpuss wanted to be The Most Easterly Cat In England, it would have to move a few miles to the south and be louche in Lowestoft.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Cat Spotting Part Four: A V-Necked Pullover in Crawley

Fashionable puss in Crawley.
Two more Street View cats. I zoomed in on Sussex, hoping to spot a kitty creeping around Crawley. Instead, I found this fashionable specimen wearing a V-necked jumper and a single long white sock. Pussycat style icon!

Lamp post 5879. And a cat. In Hereford.
This cat in Hereford was wearing its sock on its back left leg. According to Kitty Cat Vogue magazine, it should be worn on the front left leg. Nice try, but zero fashion points!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Cat Spotting Part Three: Rompling in Ringwood

Guilty, m'lud! Up to no good in Ringwood.
More cats spotted in Street View.

The one above was in Ringwood on the western edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. It looks like it's been up to no good, nonchalantly padding away from that bowl of flowers there. But then, most cats look guilty when caught on camera, as though they've been doing something they shouldn't have.

Confused and agitated in Shrewsbury.
Either guilty or confused...

This cat, in Shrewsbury, is wondering if she's just got time to cross the road before the bin men come. As it happens, they're not due until Thursday, so she has plenty of time.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Cat Spotting Part Two: Slinking in Saffron Walden

Slinky Ginge in Saffron Walden.
Two more cats discovered on Street View! Cat one is slinking shiftily down a driveway in Saffron Walden in Essex. I would say from its body language that it has just raided a neighbouring cat's kitchen and eaten all its Iams. Bad kitty!

Alien Big Kitty in Waterlooville.
Cat number two is all fuzzy like every photo of escaped big cats I've ever seen. Could be an alien big kitten? It'll shortly be shimmying up that drain pipe hunting pigeons on the roof of that house if I'm any judge of alien big cat behaviour.