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Celia Hammond on TV last night (with me looking like a tit in the background - you're welcome to point and laugh)

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thecatneuterer Tue 06-Oct-15 12:51:34

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06g20qt/inside-out-london-05102015

It starts 10 minutes in. It's not a bad report on CHAT's work really. But hells bells I look ridiculous. So I thought the Litter Tray regulars might like a laugh at my expense.

The first shot of me is in the office shot when I'm just looking fed up. I had no idea the cameras were on then and I was getting bored as the crew kept us hanging around - telling us they would need us in a minute yadda yadda.

The second shot I'm in is where I've just brought in the cat without a foot. I transfer the scanner from my left hand to my right, but then don't put my left arm down and for some inexplicable reason walk round with my left hand in this affected looking position a la Larry Grayson.

At least they didn't broadcast the bit where I they interviewed me about the cat without the foot. For starters my voice sound weirdly alien and I became aware when speaking that I was standing at a strange angle, so really slowly straightened up. No wonder they didn't use it.

Suffice to say I don't think a future in TV awaits me grin.

cozietoesie Tue 06-Oct-15 13:40:25

You don't look that glaikit, TCN! grin

I recognised you but Celia and the cats were the stars, of course - which is as it should be, I think?

Good piece. I hope it helps the support. smile

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 06-Oct-15 16:35:58

You looked lovely. I look awful on film, dh calls it the east euro prostitute look.

Corygal Tue 06-Oct-15 21:22:48

AYAYAYAYYA! Fame at last TCN. I am going to watch you later when Clive Owen has finished cluttering up the screen.

Archfarchnad Tue 06-Oct-15 21:28:40

You looked great, nothing to laugh at at all. Everyone at CH came out of it really well. But has Stanley found a home yet? Now he's an absolute star.

Corygal Tue 06-Oct-15 21:31:45

Gor, TCN, you are WELL HOT.

I am aching for more kitties - luckily Mr C is giving me the stinkeye.

MissMarpleCat Tue 06-Oct-15 22:00:21

TCN, you were fab, as are all your colleagues.
Watching that makes me want to rehome another cat, but I've got 4 and don't want to upset the very sensitive dynamics, but give it a year when the youngest has calmed down and I will look to re homing another adult cat... smile

cozietoesie Tue 06-Oct-15 22:36:53

I was thinking abouot Stanley earlier. How is he doing?

MissMarpleCat Tue 06-Oct-15 22:44:33

Yes, I was wondering about Stanley too, what a beautiful and affectionate cat, poor boy.

thecatneuterer Tue 06-Oct-15 22:54:35

Yes Stanley (or Stumpy as we called him grin) has found a home. We have no idea how he got the injury and no idea how he ended up in the garden of the people who called us.

Corygal you need your eyes testing!

All in all though we're quite pleased with the programme and it's certainly better than Channel 4's effort about five years ago called Mad Cats and English Women ....

Toughasoldboots Tue 06-Oct-15 22:56:50

You do such a fab job thecatneuterer

MissMarpleCat Tue 06-Oct-15 23:13:52

I'm so pleased Stanley has been rehomed smile

iloveeverykindofcat Sat 10-Oct-15 07:17:11

Honestly you and your co-workers are my heroes. I adore cats so much but couldn't cope emotionally with your job. Thank you for doing it.

TheOldestCat Sat 10-Oct-15 07:44:29

You do a great job! I volunteered there years ago (2002 - 2004) and spent every Tuesday evening feeding and stroking cats. It was great. We eventually fostered a 17-year-old, Susie, who was apparently on death's door but who recovered and lived until 21. Hence my username.

Well done TCN.

thecatneuterer Sat 10-Oct-15 11:55:20

I may know you then Oldestcat. I've been involved since 2001. Was it the Canning Town branch?

And the first cat that was foisted on me I got from there was 18 years old (and had been abandoned by her owners as they wanted to go travelling!!), and she lived another three years.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 10-Oct-15 17:59:23

I enjoyed watching that! Good to see the fabulous job you do

stripytees Sat 10-Oct-15 21:34:27

I love CHAT and all the great work you do. smile

Adopted my girl from Canning Town 8 years ago.

TheOldestCat Sun 11-Oct-15 23:09:24

No, I helped at Lewisham. May well have met you! Used to get there when most of the workers had left or were leaving - my colleague and I used to lock up after feeding and fussing lots of cats. Loved doing it. Well done to you all - you do an ace job.

cozietoesie Sun 11-Oct-15 23:36:39

She has a bit of an 'I'm Queen Of All I Survey' look about her, stripy. wink

Wolfiefan Sun 11-Oct-15 23:43:53

Cozie she so does.
Catneuterer what amazing work. So sad there are so many cats who need you.

stripytees Mon 12-Oct-15 11:45:35

Totally. I think she only lets me live here for can opening purposes. grin

cozietoesie Mon 12-Oct-15 11:47:51

grin

isseywithcats Wed 14-Oct-15 17:15:03

that was a lovely well balanced broadcast and nice to see what you look like and loved the tabby who belongs to celia who photobombed her at the end thank you for sharing especially as i dont live in london so wouldnt have seen this

thecatneuterer Wed 14-Oct-15 17:49:36

Yes I loved that last shot too Issey! The tabby doesn't 'belong' to Celia. That bit was filmed in part of our rehoming area. There are a lot of big communal pens in there and some of the cats in the pens get to roam around outside the pens sometimes as you saw.

Oh how exciting. We saw the broadcast and thought it looked like fab publicity for CHAT., but it didn't occur to me that you'd be in it.

Here's a couple of foster kitten photos - just because. Must get back in touch once the spare room is free after half term.

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