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PoC Ten Commandments — 27 Comments

  1. im definitly going to print this out if i can put it in a frame so when people come to visit thy rules will plain to see. i just love it.

    • That’s a good idea Kylee, these “rules” are normal to POCers aren’t they but some people will be surprised to read them and might never have thought, or would think, of them for themselves.

  2. Love the poster Ruth you did it again!!! Lol I couldn’t think of a better 10 cat commandments each one just as fitting as the next

    • Thanks Leah. There are more than ten now that Michael has thought of another two, but who ever heard of twelve commandments lol

  3. Thou shalt not keep thy packet of crisps to thyself but should share it with thy greedy boys, likewise thy strawberry yogurt and the butter from thy toast. Seriously though sis another brilliant one, I know you gave a lot of the thought to the commandments and worked hard on the poster even though you enjoyed every minute of it, I would also like to second Michael’s request for you not to fall from your twig for a l-o-n-g time!:-)

    • Thanks Dorothy, I’ve always said anyone should have to pass a competence test before being allowed to adopt a cat, but that’s never going to happen is it! πŸ™

      • It is odd that you don’t even have to pass a competency test before you bring a child into the world. That should be a requirement.

        I can’t see why there can’t be a couple of lessons at school for kids about animal husbandry of pet caretaking – call it what you like. They get sex education. Caring for a cat or dog is as important as sex πŸ˜‰ More important actually!

  4. Ruth aka Kattaddorra were you or are you a “Copywriter” by profession ? I like your witty and hilarious posters with a strong social “Cat Message” ? We all cat owners should try to maintain our pet cats to the best of our economic conditions.Sadly, life is not equal to all of us humans and the same applies to our domesticated pet, the common cat.Some cats are lucky to have good human owners while others are unlucky.

    • Hello Rudolph I’m a retired vet nurse and have had cats in my life for almost 40 years now and volunteered with them (amongst other animals) for 48 years, yes it makes me getting on in years sadly and I can’t do as much physically as I could when younger.
      So I do a lot of animal welfare on line, trying to educate, especially about the cruelty of declawing cats.
      I’ve been writing and designing posters for PoC for around 5 years now and LOVE doing it.
      I just wait for an idea to come, or see a comment that inspires me, then think about it overnight, choose graphics from my set of CDs, make the poster, then write the article and that’s it πŸ™‚

      • Great poster Ruth – I will put it on my facebook wall with your permission(?) I really like it. I love the rows of cats at the top with their tails up lol.

        One thing – a subsection of number 3 – thou shalt not only give thy cat dry food to graze off and nothing else. This is the biggest and most common sin in my view.

        I would say 7 out of 10 cat caretakers believe it’s fine to leave nothing but a bowl of dry and occasionally change the scummy water in the bowl. Maybe even 8 out of 10. I don’t believe this is an exaggeration.

        • Thanks Marc, yes of course you can put it on your wall, I love to see my posters being used.
          Yes ten cats along the top signify the ten commandments πŸ˜‰
          You are so right about dry food! Sometimes people are just ignorant, sometimes lazy, sometimes don’t care, we can just keep on trying to make cats lives better can’t we!

        • Too true Marc, some people think filling a bowl with dry food every few days is acceptable, I wonder how they’d enjoy stale food at every meal.

      • Ruth…

        thou shalt continue to design cat posters for PoC for all thy remaining days πŸ˜‰

        Great poster. It is a variation on the Cat Welfare Act 2006.

        What about:

        • Thou shalt not kill a cat unless for humane reasons
        • Thou shalt keep your cat safe

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