CATURDAY. It’s getting colder, and darker, and Saffy is all about the home comforts. What she doesn’t realise is that I’ve been cheating on her. For about two years I’ve been desperately trying to make friends with the stripy cat down the street. Finally, on Wednesday the stripy cat called me over, then spent ten minutes making friends with me. Persistence pays. Swipe to see. Just don’t tell Saffy. caturdaycatsofinstagramsaffythecatadoptdontshopwhitecatyourcheatingheart
CATURDAY. Sunshine and shadows. An eventful week, in which Saffy both caught a mouse, and flat refused to come in when we left for work in the morning. She was VERY pleased to see me when I got home at 5.30. I wondered if she was shunning domestic bliss in favour of wild living, but she quickly remembered about the heated throw. caturdaycatsofinstagramsaffythecatadoptdontshopwhitecatferalcatsunshine
CATURDAY. “I woke up like this.” I, meanwhile, woke up with Saffy booping me, patting me, and purring in my face FAR earlier than I would have liked. I swear, it is simultaneously the cutest thing, and the most annoying thing in the world. Obviously I am too soft to shut her in the kitchen, which is the only door she can’t open, so 🤷🏻♀️. saffythecatcatsofinstagramadoptdontshopwhitecatsleepisfortheweakcaturday
INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY. How could I have forgotten? This photo was taken on the very first night that Saffy stayed with us. Her furry bed is currently being neglected, but I am sure it will fall back into favour when the weather changes. Right now she would live in the garden as long as she had regular access to snacks. I think she might get a shock when I am back at work next week, and the daytime confinement regime resumes. internationalcatdaycatsofinstagramadoptdontshopsaffythecat
CATURDAY. Srs bznz in the business chair. Richard’s been away most of this week, so I have enjoyed catering to Saffy’s every whim on my own. Her leaping on me at 6.30 each morning, patting my nose, and purring in my ear, has been a particular favourite. Oh, yes.
Swipe to see Not-Saffy, who caused me a split-second of utter confusion a couple of streets away on Wednesday. How did she get there? Didn’t I lock the doors? Then I realised that was Not My Cat. Doesn’t she have pretty eyes? catsofinstagramadoptdontshopsaffythecatwhitecatohyesstepintomyofficebaby
CATURDAY. But not just any old Caturday - it’s two years since Saffy came to live with us!
When we first met her we were told she didn’t climb, she didn’t hunt, and she didn’t eat tit-bits. Now she is often found sitting on the shed roof, the birds live in fear (last night she got a bloody mouse), and she begs for ham every time she hears the fridge open. She’s a wee monkey, and I really don’t relish the deads, but a total joy. Swipe to see my favourite ever photo of her. caturdaycatsofinstagramadoptdontshopsaffythecatkillerqueenbloodonherpaws
CATURDAY. This little lady has been keeping me company in my sick bed. Tbh, I don’t know if she realises I’m poorly, or if she would usually be there while we’re at work. I do, however, know that she takes up a lot of space for a small, and that she is very hot when one is already feverish. catsofinstagramsaffythecatadoptdontshopcaturdaysickbedsickdayplague2019
CATURDAY. When we want to go to bed, Saffy wants to be out carousing. When we want to strip the bed, Saffy wants to be in it. Obviously Saffy is in charge, but I could really do without clambering through next door’s hedge at midnight, armed with Dreamies, plz. catsofinstagramsaffythecatadoptdontshopbosscatdreamies
BLACK AND WHITE. A few of my students are doing their final research projects on online influencers. Does this carefully curated world actually make us feel dissatisfied, needy, wanty, less than perfect, and sad? Is it really healthy to take 45 photos to find the one that makes the cut?
Here I am yesterday. Picture imperfect. No makeup, unwashed or even brushed hair, and my glasses. Saffy still loves me. But I didn’t want to post this in colour, because my skin-tone is so uneven without makeup, and my nose is a flaky, scabby mess. So... 🤷🏻♀️ saffythecatcatsofinstagramadoptdontshopmakeupfreeselfieinfluencersblackandwhitenoirnofilter