Smokey appeared at the Pets Show 20th/21st July 2013 Stonleigh Park Warwickshire
NATIONAL CAT AWARDS (Cats Protection)
Smokey was shortlisted as a finalist in the British National Feline charity Cats Protection 'National Cat Awards'
These took place in London on Thursady 16th August 2012.
Smokey was a finalist in the 'Outstanding Rescuce Cat class.' Other cats being considered by Cats Protection for this awards were
'Phoenix' (aka Sizzles) a cat from County Londonderry in Ireland who has made a really remarkable recovery from horrific injuries.She is a very brave and loving cat.
'Midge' is a cat who became famous after his owner Martin Humphreys noticed that his cat enjoyed joining him whilst he went jogging. Martin is a very keen film fanatic a created a short film showing the pair running together.The film was such a huge sucess that it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
Other categories include:
Most Incredible Story The nominations were:
'William' This cat suffered a horrific attack by a dog and had to crawl home on his front legs. He ended up having to have a back leg amputed but the brave cat did not give up his fight for life and made a full recovery and lives in Lancashire with his owner Debra
'Bindi' This cat help to detect a cancer in her owners chest. Whilst curled up on her owners lap the cat kept pawing unusually at her owners chest and the behaviour was so unusual that her owner visited her doctor in Surrey. The news was not good her owner had a breast cance but thanks to early detaection the cancer was treatable. The doctor told Valerie "You can thank your cat for saving your life."
'Schnookums' This cat has been providing comfort and valuable therapy to patients at a psychiatric hospital, with her owner she has visited patients in hospital in Lanarkshire and has had a very positive efffect on them. One patient whom had not spoken for months suddendly spoke saying "I had a beutiful cat like that."
Finalists in the 'Best friends category were:
'Morgan' was just a little kitten when she first met Katheryn in hosital in Leicestershire. Katheryn was suffering from a severe eating disorder and depression and was giving up her will to live. The small little kitten touched her heart and she decided to adopt her and it gave her a reason to live. Eleven years later the couple are still best frinds and Katheryn geunuinlly believes that the cat saved her life.
'Alfie' has been with his current family for nearly ten years. He provides incredible support to his owners Jane and Bethany.Bethany suffers from a long term illness and the cat has provided vauluable support to both Bethany and her mother Jane.
'Jessi-Cat' Jessi cat has helped her 7 year old young owner with his difficulty in communicating with other people. Lorcan suffers from an anxiety disorder and the cat helps to calm him so that he is able to communicate easier.
Hero Cat Finalists were:
'Leo' This brave cat from West Sussex, helped to stop a robbery at her owners home by raising the alarm and awakening her owner with very loud yowling. The robber left empty handed.
'Basil' This cat awoke her owners Sue and Les, when there was a gas leak in their home in Berkshire. The cat became very agitaed and awoke her owner Sue by patting her face with her paws.When she went into the kitchen she realised that the hob on the cooker had not been turned of and teh piolot light had gone out. The cat was able to stop a possable gas explosion from taking place.
'Charley' This cat from Northumberland, came to the aid of her owner Susan when she collapsed in her bathroom following a diabetic attack and lay unconcious on the floor whilst her husband slept. The cat went into the bedroom and awoke her husband and then led him towards the bathroom.The cat saved the womans life.
The other category was for 'Celebrity Cat' the nominations were:
'Larry the Downing street cat' who has been featured in newspapers throught out the world following his adoption from Batttersea Dogs Home to be apointed as 'Rat Catcher' for No. 10 Downing street the British Prime Minsiters home in London.
'Street Cat Bob' This cat became famous after her helped homeless James Bowen with his busking on the Streets on London and he also helped James to focus his life and move away from an addiction to drugs. The pair have been featured on Daybreak television and have now written a best selling book detailing their lifes together.
'Simon's Cat' A cartoon cat to make everyone smile and spread a little happiness and cattitude.The cat has featured on computer screens, short films and in books. He was created by animator Simon Tofield who lives in London.
SMOKEY AND RUTH ADAMS NORTHAMPTONSHIRE LIBRARY TOUR DATES
1.30-2.30pm a free event suitable for the whole family
Hunsbury Library Sunday12th August ,Northamptonshire ,UK
Central ,Northampton Library Sunday 19th August, Northamptonshire, UK
Long Buckby Library Sunday 26th August, Northamptonshire, UK
Burton Latimer Library Sunday 9th September, Northamptonshire, UK
Wellingborough Library Sunday 16th September, Northamptonshire, UK
St James, Northampton Library Sunday 30th September, Northamptonshire, UK
Kettering Library Sunday 4th November, Northamptonshire, UK
Wednesday 28th March 2012
Smokey feature will be in Junes issue and will be available to purchase from mid Mawas photographed and her owner interviewed by Your Cat' magazine. The double page spread y onwards.Some wonderful detailed close up pictures where taken and also photographs with Smokey's younger owner Amy aged 11 years.
FRIDAY 30TH MARCH 2012
'The Lady' magazine. Buy this Friday's copy of the Lady magazine Friday 39th March as it has a wonderful article written by Smokey's owner Ruth Adams about the difficulties of living with a celebrity cat.
MUST LOVE CATS SHOW
After 6 months of waiting the footage of Smokey taken for the Animal Planets 'Must Love Cats ' show was aired in America on the Discovery channel.England will have to wait even more before they get to see the re runs. Smokey and her owner are very excited at the show and are looking forwrd to seeing the show when it airs in the UK.
REACTION TO NEWS THAT SMOKEY RETAINED HER GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR PURRING POSTED ON TWITTER MONDAY/TUESDAY 5 AND 6TH MARCH 2012
We never had any doubt her at the Palace
Oh indeed! PRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Yay for Smokey! Original is still the greatest
Congratulations on keeping your record
Waterstones Solihull @wstonessolihull We can't wait for our event with @PurringSmokey on March 17th... it will be pur-r-r-r-fect!
Hope all went well on radio,we tried to listen but couldn't get radio station to play.
Congrats on retaining your title my lovely, very well done indeed! Must get a copy of your book my pal! "paws hugs" x
Amazing accomplishment, all the same! Good for you! Make us furballs proud!
Well done Smokey on keeping your World Record as the loudest Purring CAT.
8 homes! Smokey you shudda come to my Mum's house 1st try.She adpts everyone! The noisier the better.
Yay! Go Smokey
Yay for keeping the record! But C'mon ,was there really any competition? "winks" (High paw)
Well done Smokey on keeping your world record as the loudest Purring Cat
SMOKEY'S VISITORS BOOK FROM LEAMINGTON SPA WATERSTONES SATURDAY 3RD MARCH 2012
Hello Smokey love from Olivia
Hi Smokey !Lots of Love Emily
Hi Smokey, I have a cat called Raven. Ella
Hello Smokey.You are very cute and big. Chloe
Hi Smokey You are a very Cute cat xxxfrom Jasmin
Hello Smokey you are so cute love from Siobhan and Oliva xxoxox
Hello Smokey lovely meeting you xxx
Hello Smokey You are the cutest cat!I have ever met! much love! fromTara
Hello Smokey you are the freindliest cat and fluffiest cat in the world from Priya xxx
Hello Smokey You are the cutest most fluffiest cat I have ever seen from Isha XXX
Hello Smokey.You are so cute an d f uffy.Keep purring ,Hannah
Happy Fairtrade fortnight Smokey- Love from Carol the Fair trade Bee/Banana Buzzzzz x
Hello Smokey! Nice to see you again!Lots of love Karen xx
Hello Smokey Hope you live to a rigt old age nice to see you Rod and Gill
Good to meet you Smokey.Lovely to see you love Maria,Asther and Catherine
Hi Smokey Lovely to meet you Susie x
Great to meet a famous cat Roger
Hello Smokey I wish my cat would be like you from Ella
Hi Smokey I would love to hear you purr Love Anya (Smokey was asleep)
Thanks for coming in Smokey and Ruth. You have the bestest and loudest purr we have ever heard!! Please come again Love Jenn Waterstones Leamington Spa
VISITORS COMMENTS WATERSTONES SOLIHULL SATURDAY 17TH MARCH
Come and meet Smokey an dwrite in her visitor book and your comments will be posted on her web site.
About Smokey the Cat (by Ruth Adams, owner)
All under the umberella of
I had been looking for an older cat that would be happy to spend most of their time indoors as we had a very busy road near the farmhouse. I also needed a cat that would be good with dogs and children. NANNA told me that they had my purrrfect cat.
Loudest purr by a domestic cat