There has been a typical media flurry about the good news that Beauty had been found, with everyone more than pleased with a happy ending that nobody expected. The Birmingham Post particularly added to the coverage with some excellent pictures of Beauty. For all of us that had been worried about her fate, over the last eleven months, it was great to see her and hear some of the details of what she had been up to, clearly blissfully unaware of her new national profile. Unfortunately the pictures also tell us something else. The new cat doesn’t really look like Beauty. She looks similar but has some quite different markings. We can’t find any scientific reason why she would have suddenly grown white feet. Cat experts (Google) seem to be of the opinion that cats don’t really change their markings dramatically. Although we happily run a web site devoted to cats we really don’t know the first thing about them. So, cat experts of the world, judge our Beauty Pageant. Tell us what you think. Though we are cynical about the provenance of this particular cat we are glad it has found a home. If people want to call it Beauty and give it a loving home then this can only be a good thing. We just hope it will pass the Twinkle test.
Surely we can’t be the only people who’d come to the conclusion that this wouldn’t end well. In fact for months we’d been telling anyone willing to listen that little Beauty had obviously been eaten by a fox. It seems that she is in fact alive and well and living in Sparkbrook (apparently it was Sparkhill, we thought they were the same place). She even has her own kittens. The quote from John Hemming, in relation to Beauty’s current living situation, appears to make little sense:- “I went to see the cat last night and indeed it was Beauty. We, however, think that she is feeding kittens at the moment so she has been returned to the lady who had kindly looked after her for a year so that we can try to track down the kittens.” And Mr Hemming added: “It seems that Beauty has been looked after by two households at the same time. I think one of those households also has her kittens (more likely than they are outside). “We need to track down the other household that is looking after Beauty. If they have her and a litter of kittens I would not be surprised if there was some form of arrangement we could come to. In any event I don’t want to take her away from her kittens. (If indeed there are kittens which I think there are).” But confusion seems to have been a fairly consistent part of this entirely sordid affair. Obviously some […]
Anyone who has paid attention The Birmingham Mail today will have heard about the plight of Beauty the kitten. Whilst we will admit a passing snigger at some of the frankly bizarre details we are concerned that Beauty still doesn’t seem to be at home where she belongs. We think this means that people of Moseley must do what they are best at…… finding a missing cat. You know what you need to do , check boxes, disused cars and fridges. Beauty must be found. If you find her then pass details on here. There’s a reward apparently.