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Here is an interesting little fact……
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of cat ownership in the world. Cats are the most commonly owned companion animal, with an approx 1,500,000 kept as loved and loving companions.
If you are one of those owners…. keep up the good work with the care of your feline friend(s).
Remember if going away you should avoid risking leaving your cat home alone! Book it into your local cattery and be sure it is safe and cared for while you are away.

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Did you know…..

The first associations of cats with humans may have begun toward the end of the Stone Age. It took many centuries, however, for the cat to become established as a domestic animal. About 5,000 years ago cats were accepted members of the households of Egypt. Many of the breeds we now know have evolved from these ancient cats. The Egyptians used the cat to hunt fish and birds as well as to destroy the rats and mice that infested the grain stocks along the Nile.

Ancient Cat

Ancient Cat


The cat was considered so valuable that laws protected it, and eventually a cult of cat worship developed that lasted for more than 2,000 years. The cat goddess Bastet–whose name was also spelled Bast, Pasht, and many other ways–became one of the most sacred of all figures of worship. She was represented with the head of a cat. Soon all cats became sacred to the Egyptians, and all were well cared for.
Black Cats

Black Cats


After a cat’s death, its body was mummified and buried in a special cemetery. One cemetery found in the 1800s contained the preserved bodies of more than 300,000 cats.

The Egyptians had strict laws prohibiting the export of cats; however, because cats were valued in other parts of the world for their rat-catching prowess, they were taken by the Greeks and Romans to most parts of Europe. Domestic cats were also found in India, China, and Japan where they were prized as pets as well as rodent catchers.

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Only 18 cats to look after today, nice to have a lesser number for a change. The school holidays have been & gone, now into the slower times. But that is all good because when you call to make a booking because you decided to have a weekend away or something then we are likely to have a room for your little furry friend!

Found this photo on the web this morning, poor little critter just had a bath!

I HATE BATH TIME!

I HATE BATH TIME!

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Hey thanks for clicking in and looking at our blog! We blog about crazy cat stuff and the goings on at Deloraine Cattery- can you help us grow our business? If so, we would really appreciate it – If you have friends/family/co-workers etc who may need to use a cattery when going away, and they are in Whangarei, Northland NZ- rather than relying on the neighbour to care for their cats – tell them about Deloraine Cattery – click into our website http://www.deloarine.co.nz and see why we are the most popular cattery in Northland NZ!
But hey , don’t just take our word though go see for yourself! If you can refer others to us it helps heaps and in this market and we appreciate all new business!
Plus tell everyone we are the only AsureQuality Approved Cattery in Northland – that has to be a bonus for all cat lovers.
Be sure to ask a question or left feedback if you want to!

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Hope the staff put more wood on soon!

Hope the staff put more wood on soon!

Us house cats now have it pretty darn easy…… staff to feed us, staff to make our beds and NOW…. a fire place with real fire! We can snooze of the sofa and enjoy the warmth of the fire. Guess what – the staff keep it burning all evening for us too!
Life is good as a House cat at Deloraine.

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Now you have to love this little guy! He eats more than some adult cats and he is only 4 months old! We really enjoy having young cats like Ginger as they are so much fun to play with – once all the work is all done that is.

FOOD! Give me more food!

FOOD! Give me more food!

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July 2009 … It’s official – The Deloraine Cattery how has the AsureQuality accreditation. This means we are currently the only cattery in Northland to meet the high standard set by AsureQuality! So why leave your cat anywhere else?

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