Hinterland Herb Co. – Worst Customer Service Ever – Avoid this Company

It has come to my attention via my good friend Felice from Feline Instincts that a company called Hinterland Herb have behaved in a truly unbelievable way, after being contacted by her about wishing to buy their organic catnip from their Etsy shop.

When being told the rather steep price of their product, Felice said that she could buy organic catnip from Amazon for a fraction of the price they quoted. After that, Hinterland Herb got really nasty, calling her “cheap” and saying “if your cat chokes and dies on the sawdust they add as filler, or ingests some of the toxic pesticides that is often present on the cheap junk, rest assured in knowing that it is only $40 or so to get a new cat. Good that you saved a few bucks.

Read the Full Conversation HERE (.pdf 97kb)

This is totally unbelievable and any company treating potential or existing customers like that should be reported and avoided at all cost!

Felice did some research on the company and could not even find a full address where they are based, nor a phone number, which makes one wonder how legit these people really are. But at least she found the name of the owner is Larry Peters.

Well, Larry… I think you either owe Felice (and whichever other customers you have insulted with your disgusting behaviour) an apology, or you should simply stop trading altogether.  Any company who wants to stay in business, simply does not say nasty things like this to their customers! It’s a sure fire way to shut you down, because know that word gets round very quickly on the internet and social media these days…

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Spider & Lugosi’s 17th Birthday Party

Spider & Lugosi celebrated their 17th birthday yesterday. Yes, that’s SEVENTEEN glorious long years, which translates to around 85 human years. My boys are the same age as my grandad now! :)

If you want to find out how old your cat is in human years (or yourself in cat years), there is a nifty cat age calculator in the sidebar of The Mad Cat Lady website.

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Lugosi with tuna leftovers hanging on his chin

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Lugosi: “Is there going to be dessert?”

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Coronita vs. Corona – The End Of An Era

No more Coronita in Spain! The trademark for the name “Corona” that Torres winemakers have held for more than a century has come to an end, and the Mexican company Modelo is finally able to market its flagship beer as Corona in Spain, now using the same name as in the rest of the world. Up until now the beer has been known as “Coronita” here.

:: Read this article for more info (in Spanish) ::

I for one will be keeping hold of a bottle or two of Coronita not only for reminiscence’s sake, but also because it may quite possibly become a much sought after collector’s item in a few years’ time. ;)

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2 Cellos Live in Madrid

I had a fantastic time at the 2 Cellos gig last Saturday in Madrid. It was an open air concert at the botanical gardens at the University of Madrid, and the 2 Cellos came on just after sunset, and because of a summer heatwave, the outside temperatures were still around 28C at that time of night.

In case you are not familiar with this duo, they are two rather handsome Croatian lads, who play a mix of classical, pop, rock and heavy metal on, yes you guessed it, 2 cellos!  Starting off gently with one of Bach’s Cello Suites, this was followed by some Spanish guitar played on cello (the crowd breaking into football chant “Olé Olé Olé Oléeeeee”, with the two lads joining in on their cellos!), and they then ripped into the heavier stuff like AC/DC, The Prodigy, Michael Jackson, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.

These guys are truly amazing, and if they come to a town near you, I highly recommend you go and see them. :)

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Scooby North America Rescues Galgos Dogs in Spain and Finds Them Homes in the U.S.

Read my latest article on Dogster…

Scooby North America Rescues Galgos Dogs in Spain and Finds Them Homes in the U.S.

Few breeds of dogs have to endure the same kind of hardship as the Galgo Español (Spanish Greyhound). Galgos are extremely gentle and calm; get on fantastically with young children, other dogs, and even cats; and would like nothing more than spend the whole day lazing around on a comfy sofa.

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Keanu – Cute Kitty in the Movies!

I have not seen this movie yet, but the trailer looks hilarious. ;)

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Empty the Tanks Lanzarote: NO to Dolphin Prisons!

It was a really good turnout today at Rancho Texas Lanzarote, where the construction of the new dolphinarium is under way as we speak.

I do hope we made enough noise, for them to stop what they are doing, but fear that greed and profit will, sadly, prevail in the end.  But then… we simply have to KEEP FIGHTING!

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Impressions of Jerusalem – Photos From My Israel Trip

I really had the most amazing time visiting Israel from 8th to 15th April 2016.  Smack in the middle, on the 12th, was my 50th birthday, which was the reason I went over there for.

Apart from Jerusalem, I also visited Bethlehem, The Dead Sea and Tel Aviv, all of which are completely different from the Holy City, so it kind of feels like I had various holidays all rolled into one.

Here are my photos of impressions of Jerusalem, and the full gallery with all the photos I took you can see here on Flickr.

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Cats of Jerusalem – My Catty Vacation in Israel

On my trip to Jerusalem last week, I wasn’t prepared how many wonderful kitties I would meet – I almost didn’t miss my own 3 rascals at all (but don’t tell them!).

On the 3rd day of my holiday, I also got the chance to do a bit of volunteering at the JSPCA (Jerusalem Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), and experience first hand how they work to help the animals over there – and they are really doing an amazing job!

Below are just a few piccies as a taster, but CLICK HERE if you want to see all the cat pictures on Flickr which I took of the street cats and JSPCA cats last week.

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Radio Interview with UK TalkRadio Station about Marrying my Cats

I hope you enjoy listening to this short interview I did this morning on talkradio.co.uk

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