And the Winner Is...

In celebration of International Cat Day on 8th August 2020 I ran a little competition. I asked owners to send me a limerick about their cat, along with a photo. At stake was a bundle of Honeysuckle goodies!

I had so much fun reading the entries, thank you all so, so much. It was really hard to chose between them, but I finally decided and here it is...

Mister Ben

From Foal Farm came a cat: Mister Ben,

For a second time, re-homed again,

He nibbles his fur,

Has a street cat purr,

Everyone loves Mister Ben - Emma Kaye

Mr Ben

I love the simplicity of this as well as the

fact that there's a beautiful story behind it...

And here are all the fantastic runners up (in no particular order)!


Ruby's the jewel in my crown

Her features resemble a frown

She asks for her food

And whatever her mood

She makes me feel good if I'm down - Liz



Tommy looks forward to dinner And likes to pretend he is thinner Between me and you That’s not really true But here's how he proves he’s a winner! - Yvonne Watt



There once was a cat named Binky,

who liked to play with a slinky,

she’d bat it downstairs and under the chairs,

But would love to win toys that are stinky - Kristi Bartlett



There once was a ginger shorthair named Gus Who liked to travel by bus He’d sit on the seat And the people he’d greet Then meow till they’d give him some fuss - Tracey



My name is Kili the cat

I got a new Knitwit to bat

I'm on a nip high

Feeling like I can fly

But now I'm zonked out on the mat - Tina & Paul White



I have a young cat named Buddy

who thought me a fuddy-duddy

so I gave him honey wood

as all good servants should

and now I am HIS purrfect Buddy - Mary Bagnall



You told me you're Phibï, Bringer of Light but soon I discovered you were also a plight a chaos-cat who ruined more in a year than all of my other cats together, I fear so 'Light' or 'light', that was our flite.

I prayed with all might you soon grow up and stop opening all, included the tap but with that only the mischief you made got quite a lot more sophisticate a we got more and mor hubbub.

And now you are three, still brimming with joy

tearing apart your Honeysuckle Cat Toy

seems you're still a little kitten at core

well, there is Clare, we just get some more

for making happy this naughty boy.

Mischievous Phibi


Amber is very gymnastic

Her balancing skills are fantastic

She climbs inside hedges

And walks along ledges

Resulting in nothing too drastic - Yvonne Watt



There is a short hair called Moggie

Who loves toys that make her leap like a froggy

But when cuddling her cushion

There’s simply no discussion

Being lazy and feeling all groggy - Phil Goodlad