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Creative postie snaps feline friends in ‘mog blog’[w/pix]
Metro [UK] ^ | 12/6/12

Posted on 12/06/2012 9:50:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Postman Gareth Lewis sees so many cats while delivering mail to homes in Wimbledon, south-west London, that he decided to document them in a blog.

He has seen a wide selection of different felines on his travels, noting that some are nosy, others stand-offish and several are rather portly.

Mr Lewis decided to begin his own ‘mog blog’ earlier this year, a cat-alogue in the truest sense.

Within a month he’d jotted down the names, habits and locations of the most prominent local felines.

To make sure there is no confusion, he also photographs each one and now has about 60.

The 42-year-old admits it’s an odd pastime.

‘If there is an owner around, I will tell them what I’m doing because it looks a bit strange,’ said Mr Lewis from Banstead, Surrey.

‘I have had a few funny looks. I like to keep records and always have done.

‘I used to keep diaries as well so I think I’m a little bit compulsive.’

A typical entry reads: ‘Street: Ridgway Gardens. Name: Cowardly Lion. Location: Uncomfortable fence perch. Other: A simply divine mog.’

He added: ‘Really it was just for my own entertainment.’

Check out Mr Lewis’ blog at streetmog.blogspot.co.uk.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; kittyping
Blog may be viewed here. Much Kitteh Kuteness therein.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 9:50:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 12/06/2012 10:04:08 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

There are a couple of calico cats that he refers to as “he.” I thought calicos were almost always female.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 10:12:34 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Half of his black and white kitties look like the same cat.

He reports he “edged closer” to the mog in the window. Wonder if he ever got reported as a peeper.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 10:13:53 PM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: Fiji Hill
I thought calicos were almost always female.

They are. Methinks Mr Postman is using the generic "he".

7 posted on 12/06/2012 10:17:15 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: FrogMom
He reports he “edged closer” to the mog in the window. Wonder if he ever got reported as a peeper.

Or a cat burglar.

8 posted on 12/06/2012 10:18:15 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Enjoyed that journey with the postman, what a lovely fellow he must be, and every cat looks so well fed and well looked after. Nice one.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 10:30:38 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
That was fun! I guess I'm surprised so many Brits let their kittehs run around outside. I wonder if they have a feline AIDS problem there and if they get theirs vaccinated for it as well as rabies?
10 posted on 12/06/2012 10:35:07 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Glad you liked.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 10:36:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: boatbums

Beats me. We’re certainly benefiting from the habit, though.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 10:37:39 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Related...

50 Amazing Photos From Cat Heaven Island In Japan

13 posted on 12/06/2012 10:41:36 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Slings and Arrows

Couldn't pick a favourite, so I saved the collage he calls 'the first fifty'.

14 posted on 12/06/2012 11:18:07 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Nice blog!

Go figure, while this guy is walking his route and taking pictures my postalperson sits at the far end of a strip-mall parking lot, reading and listening to his radio.....

15 posted on 12/07/2012 3:00:57 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

16 posted on 12/07/2012 3:25:20 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What's a "mog"?

Leni

17 posted on 12/07/2012 4:21:56 AM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Ha ha—there’s one who does that in the park near me.


18 posted on 12/07/2012 4:29:26 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: MinuteGal

Mog (moggie) = mongrel


19 posted on 12/07/2012 4:29:55 AM PST by relictele
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To: Slings and Arrows

S and A- You Rock! Just got my coffee, decided to pop in here before checking my mail, and what do I see? Kitties!!!!

Brought the laptop to the bed, moved the cat so she can see and we are having a lovely morning together reading the blog and looking at the cats together.

I think she likes, her purr is about a 5.5 on the Seismic Purr scale.

Human and kitty bonding on so many levels. YAY!!!


20 posted on 12/07/2012 4:44:47 AM PST by Gefn
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is really cute. I hope he doesn’t get into trouble.


21 posted on 12/07/2012 4:54:26 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Gefn

Favorite so far is Bella on 10/30.


22 posted on 12/07/2012 4:59:37 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: 9YearLurker
there’s one who does that in the park near me.

I think they all do. Where I used to live, I saw the postman sitting in his truck at about 2:30 in the afternoon for about an hour.

I think their routes are so short that they have to kill about an hour and a half before they head back to their stations....

23 posted on 12/07/2012 5:06:01 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Meanwhile they’ve so cut back at my local post office that a trip there is like going to the DMV.


24 posted on 12/07/2012 5:48:15 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Gefn

Glad you (and your cat) liked it.


25 posted on 12/07/2012 6:07:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 9YearLurker

English is a second language at my PO, adding further to the delays.

Whereas the walls used to be covered in seasonal/promotional ‘buy stamps’ posters, they are now covered in ‘use the PO to wire money (read: dole cash) back to your third world hellhole’ posters. In Spanish, of course.


26 posted on 12/07/2012 6:48:59 AM PST by relictele
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes for about five minutes. Then the dreaded nap attack happened.

I sent the link to my mother, my godmother, and my bff, all cat lovers. I hope it makes them smile too.

When I worked in London, I saw flats that had cat flaps. My co- workers could not get over the idea of an indoor cat. It was an alien concept to the people I met there.


27 posted on 12/07/2012 7:26:02 AM PST by Gefn
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To: Fiji Hill

They are, barring any genetic defects. The genes necessary to the proper color combination for a calico (or a tortoiseshell, for that matter) reside on the X chromosome.


28 posted on 12/07/2012 7:49:45 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: MinuteGal

A moggie. Basically, it’s British for “alley cat.”


29 posted on 12/07/2012 7:51:03 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Gefn

“I think she likes, her purr is about a 5.5 on the Seismic Purr scale.”

Hehehe....

I describe my cats’ respective purrs in terms of what car engine they sound like. Apple, our orange tabby, sounds like a Harley-Davidson. Patch, our tortie, sounds like a BMW straight-6, while Monkey, a tortoiseshell tabby (and one of Patch’s kittens), sounds like a small-block Ford.

Monkey’s littermates all went to new homes. Morrison, an orange tabby, sounded like a Chevy big-block. Jimi, a black kitty, sounded like a 2-liter Alfa. Janis, a lynx-point, sounded like a Mazda rotary.


30 posted on 12/07/2012 7:56:44 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I like Napkin, who looks a lot like Two Tone, an orange and white tomcat that belonged to my neighbor but considered my place to be his home.


31 posted on 12/07/2012 8:01:25 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Have you seen Gareth today?


32 posted on 12/07/2012 10:12:36 AM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL *groans*


33 posted on 12/07/2012 10:21:44 AM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Amazing how things can go viral. Some of those cats are amazing, too.


34 posted on 12/08/2012 3:51:36 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Excellence
this one has to be my all-time favourite!

Postman pet: Courier cycles up to 25 miles with his CAT on his shoulder while making deliveries

35 posted on 12/08/2012 4:37:42 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Nice story and thanks for the link!

Kitty rides without a harness? No sudden stops, I hope.


36 posted on 12/08/2012 4:57:45 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

It’s a little worrying...I sure hope he never falls off that bike. But the cat sure looks happy, doesn’t it?


37 posted on 12/08/2012 5:01:30 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Kitty MJ does look happy and well cared-for.

I believe she does good PR for this guy’s courier business, too. :)

(Nice moustache wax job there.)


38 posted on 12/08/2012 5:04:17 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

There’s a great video at the end of the link.


39 posted on 12/08/2012 5:15:17 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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