Tuesday 8th August was International Cat Day. I’m sure you saw all of the crazy cat ladies that you follow on Twitter and Instagram going on about it and sharing photos of their cats and I was definitely one of them. I was approached by Talented Talkers on behalf of the RSPCA and asked to write a dating profile for my cat, Bertie which I thought would be hilarious. I have absolutely no luck on Tinder, so maybe Bertie would be more successful if he had a profile – who could resist this cutie?
▪️Name: Albert Periwinkle Warren (Bertie) 🐾
▪️Age: 11 months 🐾
▪️Hobbies: Chasing moths, biting feet and cuddling with my humans. 🐾
▪️Likes: Tuna, Dreamies, lying across laptops and flicking the cat litter everywhere. 🐾
▪️Dislikes: Loud noises, new people, being told ‘no’ (even though I don’t really know what it means) and that big box of cat food that my humans just bought. 🐾
I think Bertie’s ‘dating profile’ makes him sound desirable – he’d definitely be able to get himself a date. Who wouldn’t want to swipe right?
You can view the other cats who have their own ‘dating profiles’ over in this gallery.
Bertie came to live with us in October when he was six weeks old – he was found in someone’s garden three weeks before and was hand reared by my brother’s girlfriend until he was ready for his forever home. We’d just lost our 19 year old cat, Patch and we were all absolutely devastated but having Bertie around really helped us through. Bertie has such a funny personality, he’s terrified of everything and when we first got him he used to do that puffed up cat dance (we call it the ‘Bertie Dance’) all the time but he’s getting a lot better. He still takes himself under the sofa if we have people round that he’s not familiar with, but if he knows you he will be nibbling at your feet.
Bertie, (also known as Bert, Albert, Bertrude, Shitbag, Bertbag or Bertie Bott) will be turning one year old next Monday and although I’m sure he won’t have a clue what’s going on, I’m going to make sure he has the best day ever and he’s going to be spoiled rotten! I’m going to buy him his favourite food, take him for a walk around the garden and get the laser pen out. I’ve even bought some little party hats for us to wear – I think I’m more excited than I should be!
What little quirks does your cat have?