Skip to comments.Creative postie snaps feline friends in ‘mog blog’[w/pix]
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 hed 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 its an odd pastime.
If there is an owner around, I will tell them what Im 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 Im 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.
There are a couple of calico cats that he refers to as “he.” I thought calicos were almost always female.
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.
They are. Methinks Mr Postman is using the generic "he".
Or a cat burglar.
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.
Glad you liked.
Beats me. We’re certainly benefiting from the habit, though.
Couldn't pick a favourite, so I saved the collage he calls 'the first fifty'.
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.....
Ha ha—there’s one who does that in the park near me.
Mog (moggie) = mongrel
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!!!
This is really cute. I hope he doesn’t get into trouble.
Favorite so far is Bella on 10/30.
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....
Meanwhile they’ve so cut back at my local post office that a trip there is like going to the DMV.
Glad you (and your cat) liked it.
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.
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.
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.
A moggie. Basically, it’s British for “alley cat.”
“I think she likes, her purr is about a 5.5 on the Seismic Purr scale.”
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.
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.
Have you seen Gareth today?
Amazing how things can go viral. Some of those cats are amazing, too.
Nice story and thanks for the link!
Kitty rides without a harness? No sudden stops, I hope.
It’s a little worrying...I sure hope he never falls off that bike. But the cat sure looks happy, doesn’t it?
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.)
There’s a great video at the end of the link.