Spot the Kitty is on the Move: Today’s Kitties Spotted in Sri Lanka

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This Eid holiday, Spot the Kitty took a kitty-spotting trip to Sri Lanka.

Kitty spotting is not easy in Sri Lanka, as there are so many places for a kitty to hide in this lushly forested country.

Our first kitty was spotted in the town of Kegalle, home of the Kurulu-Kele Bird Sanctuary. Can you find him in this picture?

spot the Kegalle kitty

Can you spot the Kegalle kitty?

 

 

If you had difficulty finding this kitty, here’s a close-up:

Kegalle kitty spotted!!

Kegalle kitty spotted!!

The next kitty we spotted was in Pinnawala, home of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. She actually spotted us before we spotted her, and she joined us for lunch, so I wasn’t able to get a photo of her hiding. Here’s a shot of me holding the sweet little Pinnawala kitty:

This kitty in Pinnawala likes egg sandwich and broiled fish.

This kitty in Pinnawala likes egg sandwich and broiled fish.

Cat in Sinhalese is බළලා, pronounced baḷalā.

Spot the Kitty is On the Move! Today’s Kitty Spotted in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Spot Kitties in Sharjah with Spot the Kitty!

Spot the Kitty HQ recently moved to Sharjah, UAE. Baker and Lance are excited to return to the land of sand (they were both desert cats before they joined the Spot the Kitty team.)

Our first Sharjah kitty was spotted in the hedge in this picture. Can you find him?

Sharjah kitty

Can you spot this Sharjah kitty?

Sharjah kitty spotted

Sharjah kitty spotted!

In Arabic, you say “qot” or “qota” for cat, and it is written like this: قط or قطة

Here is ‘cat’ written in stylized Arabic calligraphy:

Arabic cat

Arabic calligraphy cat

Featured Image photo credit: Sharjah During The Dusk via photopin (license)

Spot the Kitty Takes a Walk on the Wild Side

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Spot the Kitty fans Penny and Kelly Borrowman of Calgary, Alberta, Canada did some wild kitty spotting in early September.

Can you spot the kitty in this picture?

Can you spot the kitty in this picture? Hint: it's a bobcat!

Hint: it’s a bobcat!

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The Borrowmans have not decided whether to call their visitor Bobcat Stanfield or Bobcat Marley. Which do you think is the better name for this sweet wild kitty?

Bobcat Stanfield close up

Here’s a close up of Bobcat Stanfield relaxing in the lovely back garden.

This little bobcat has been stalking squirrels and jack rabbits in a city park in Calgary.

This little bobcat has been stalking squirrels and jack rabbits in city yards and parks in South West Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Here Bobcat Marley poses for the camera before going to the next yard on his squirrel hunt.

Here Bobcat Marley poses for the camera before going to the next yard on his squirrel hunt.

Don’t you just want to go out and cuddle this guy? Bobcats are not dangerous, but they’re not cuddly pets, either. This area of the city is very close to a provincial park where deer, ospreys, and other wild animals live. The Borrowmans did the right thing by just taking pictures and otherwise leaving their guest alone to enjoy their garden. Hopefully he had such a nice visit that he’ll be back again shortly!

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Have you spotted any interesting kitties in your neighbourhood? Has your kitty found an unusual place to hide? Please send your story with photos and you might be featured on Spot the Kitty! Spot the Kitty’s email address is bakerandlance@gmail.com.

 

Kitty Meowvie Reviews: Rocky

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Rocky shows us that it’s possible to achieve your dreams no matter how bad the odds. For more about Rocky, see its IMDb page.

Underdog Rocky Balboa achieves success in boxing and dating.

Underdog Rocky Balboa achieves success in boxing and dating.

Lance: This movie was very inspiring. It inspired me to nap for 119 minutes! Two paws up!

Baker: I don’t see what all the fuss was about. I could have beaten that Apollo Creed! Two paws up, anyway.

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Spot the Kitty is On the Move: Today’s cats are Baker and Lance, Spotted Visiting Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lance honing his hiding skills in a basket.

Spot the Kitty is in the process of moving HQ from China to Mexico, and along the way we have stopped to visit friends and family in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Baker and Lance enjoy visiting very much and wasted no time in finding great places to hide.

Lance is ready to go in his cat carrier.

Lance is ready to go in his cat carrier.

Spot naughty Lance!

Spot naughty Lance!

 

 

Spot naughty Lance!

Spot naughty Lance!

Spot Baker! Is this a kitty or a box of macaroni and cheese? Hmm...

Spot Baker! Is this a kitty or a box of macaroni and cheese? Hmm…

Baker is hiding very stealthily. Can you spot him?

Baker is hiding very stealthily. Can you spot him?

Spot Baker! Also Lance, but he's not hiding, he's spotting birds outside.

Spot Baker! Also Lance, but he’s not hiding, he’s spotting birds outside.

Baker found! This is his favourite hiding place.

Baker found! This is his favourite hiding place.

Baker found! He's hiding in the cat cave; it's not too difficult to spot him here.

Baker found! He’s hiding in the cat cave; it’s not too difficult to spot him here.

Lance found! He knows he's being naughty on top of the kitchen cabinets.

Lance found! He knows he’s being naughty on top of the kitchen cabinets.

Kitty Meow-vie Reviews: Unfinished Business

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Baker and Lance review Unfinished Business

Baker and Lance review Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business is a meandering look at the funny side of big business. Vince Vaughn plays Dan Trunkman, a small business owner who discovers that he has a lot of people relying on him. Find out all about it on IMDb.

Lance: This movie was great. There was just enough space on the sofa for me to curl up between my humans and it gave me a solid 91 minutes of evening nap time, with scritches. Two paws up!

Baker: My human laughed loudly throughout the movie, but it didn’t disturb my rest. Two paws up!

 

Spot the Kitty is on the Move! Today’s Kitties Spotted in St. Petersburg, Russia

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Spot the Kitty is out kitty-spotting again, this time in Russia! Our first stop on our Russian kitty tour: St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg is a beautiful city, but there don’t seem to be many cats out and about.  People, yes; cats, no. We did manage to spot a couple of nice kitties during our explorations:

Can you spot the St. Petersburg kitty?

Can you spot the St. Petersburg kitty?

this kitty scampered off before I could zoom in on him, but here is a tiny close-up.

This kitty scampered off before I could zoom in on him, but here is a tiny close-up.

Can you spot the St. Petersburg kitty?

Can you spot this St. Petersburg kitty?

This beautiful little fuzzball of a tabby seems content in her home in St. Petersburg

This beautiful little fuzzball of a tabby seems content in her home in St. Petersburg

Kitten Growth Chart — Six-Week-Old Kittens

Sue at six weeks pauses in the midst of playing for a photo

A six-week-old kitten can do everything a cat does, but is still a baby. At this age the kittens are very playful. They play with their toys, with their mum, with each other, and with us non-stop, it seems! When they’re totally pooped, they sleep for a couple of hours then wake up and start again!

Playing with Mum at six weeks old -- Libby finally stops mothering them long enough to play with them a bit.

Playing with Mum at six weeks old — Libby finally stops mothering them long enough to play with them a bit.

Sue and Reed are little explorers

Sue and Reed are little explorers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At six weeks, a baby cat should be weaning off its mother’s milk and eating solid food regularly. A lot of people think it’s a good idea to rehome kittens at this age, but actually kittens should stay with their mum until they’re eight to nine weeks old. Their mum still has so much to teach them, about cleaning themselves, behaving properly (in cat terms), and love. Sometimes kittens who are removed from their family at a young age grow up with behaviour problems, such as pooping outside the box or playing too roughly.

Ben is so tired from all that playing he falls asleep anywhere!

Ben is so tired from all that playing he falls asleep anywhere!

Lance finds the kittens fascinating. The kittens think Lance might be fun to play with.

Lance finds the kittens fascinating. The kittens think Lance might be fun to play with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a baby kitten of this age that you received from a friend, you should ask if your kitten can stay with his mum for a couple more weeks at least. If that’s not possible, you’ll have to be very attentive to make sure your kitten is eating, drinking, and pooping properly, and you’ll have to be very patient to take on the job of the mother and teach the kitten some of the finer arts of catting.

Libby stops play time to start bath time. "Mom! You're messing up my mane!"

Libby stops play time to start bath time. “Mom! You’re messing up my mane!”

Sue at six weeks pauses in the midst of playing for a photo

Sue at six weeks pauses in the midst of playing for a photo

Spot the Kitty is on the Move: Today’s Kitty Cats Spotted in Siem Reap, Cambodia!

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We didn’t spot many kitties in Siem Reap. We were too busy exploring Angkor Wat, the Eighth Wonder of the World, which was strangely devoid of kitties. But we were lucky to spot this kitty at our hostel, the Amigo Villa Hostel.

This little kitty was very friendly and not hard to spot at all!

This little kitty was very friendly and not hard to spot at all!

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Then this kitty introduced us to her family:

These adorable kittens couldn't have been more than a couple of weeks old! The hostel proudly kept them where the little mama cat put them, in the cupboard under the reception desk.

These adorable kittens couldn’t have been more than a couple of weeks old! The hostel proudly kept them where the little mama cat put them, in the cupboard under the reception desk.

She didn't seem big enough to be a mother, but she took good care of her babies.

She didn’t seem big enough to be a mother, but she took good care of her babies.

 

We are sad to be finishing our exciting trip, but what a great way to end it — meeting these sweet little kittens! Next time you travel to Cambodia, these little guys will be all grown up and ready to play Spot the Kitty with you!

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Spot the Kitty is on the Move: Today’s Kitty Cats Spotted in a Vietnamese Fishing Village

He isn't actually giving me a high-five; I am giving him a peanut. These monkeys were cheeky!

On our way to Can Gio Ecological Reserve, aka Monkey Island near Saigon, Vietnam, we stopped at a seafood market. We were supposed to buy and eat seafood, but instead we spotted kitties.

Can you spot the lucky little kitty who gets to live in cat paradise: a seafood market in Vietnam?

Can you spot the lucky little kitty who gets to live in cat paradise: a seafood market in Vietnam?

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She was a nervous little girl but she popped her head out from behind the sugar canes long enough for me to get a snap of her.

She was a nervous little girl but she popped her head out from behind the sugar canes long enough for me to get a snap of her.

 

If you read the trip-advisor link attached, it seems that Monkey Island is not everyone’s idea of a good time. I don’t know if it is because it is currently low season, or if they also read the reviews on Trip Advisor, but we felt the place had cleaned up a bit. There was no crocodile fishing and someone had cleaned up the garbage, but the monkeys were still very naughty and cheeky! One tried to make off with my hat! Our tour guide told us to hold on to our hats, and he meant it!

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