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Babooshka needs some of Kate Bush's luck

Babooshka 

It's been a few years since 'Babooshka' was in the charts, but it's also been a long time for this feline Babooshka to wait for her new home.

The nine-year-old tortoiseshell beauty is the longest staying resident at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's London rescue centre and has been living in the charity's care for 112 days – over four times the average length of stay for a cat - and was taken in as her owner developed an allergy to cats.

SuiLi Weight, Battersea’s Cattery Team Leader, says: “Poor Babooshka is really hoping a little of Kate Bush’s star dust will fall on her and help her get a loving new home. "She has been in our care for a very long time now and even though she is just as much of an independent lady and shining star as Kate, she is still waiting for that perfect owner to come along and whisk her away. Hopefully her idol’s comeback will reignite her own career as a loving pet.”

To read more about Babooshka and to enquire about giving her a new home, read her rehoming profile here.

Cat competition!

Win a Nobby Avior pet carrier!

The sturdy plastic Nobby Avior pet carrier has a completely removable top, plus a front and back opening, as seen in the August 2014 issue of Your Cat magazine!

It can be secured with a car seat belt, has ventilation grilles to keep your cat cool, an integrated handle, and measures 57cm(L) x 39cm(W) x 40cm(H). It's even got a handy storage compartment at the top, plus a 'care hatch' for you to stroke your cat on the move without the risk of him escaping.

The carrier is easy to clean should your cat have an accident, and is suitable for even larger cats.

Buy it for £19.90 from Zooplus or tel. 01234 430366.

We have one Nobby Avior pet carrier up for grabs!

Win a Nobby Avior pet carrier!

If you receive the Your Cat newsletter, there will be a link on the email to update your details and a tick box option to enter the competition. Click here to register to the Your Cat newsletter if you don't already receive it. The closing date is 12pm on Thursday September 4, 2014. Good luck! This competition is for UK residents only.

Cat health

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in cats

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Cats in the home

How do I keep my cat's scratch post clean?

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Will they be happy indoors?

Considering keeping your cats indoors? Read our behaviourist's essential advice...

Outdoor cats

Help, other cats use my cat flap!

Intruding cats can cause a lot of stress to resident felines so read our advice on how to stop them using your cat flap.

My cat returns to our old house!

Is your cat continuing to return to an old address after a house move? Behaviourist Francesca Riccomini shares her advice.

Kitten care

Why should I neuter my kitten?

Unless you are planning to breed from your pedigree cat, neutering is highly recommended for all kittens.

My kitten has a suckling habit!

Does your kitten suckle on material? Behaviourist Francesca Riccomini explains this odd kitten habit.