Before rushing off for a special cat food collection at Continente’s new Parchal branch. Jenny explains “Zélia Santos’s our very own cat-woman’s great idea! She and Manuela Gonzaves are ready at the other end to load up.” In a network of ‘Animal World’, someone gets the food usually on a rota. “Happily APAA’s turn!” Great where to next? “Nine-half-kilo cat!” What? “Urinary infection needs vet care. Doesn’t do cats much good being overweight.” No. “Education, I guess.” Jenny is determined. “Fat cats don’t pounce. Just bounce. “Overweight dogs are just as common.” Oh? “It’s love transference from the owner to their pet. Makes them feel better.” Diet time ahead.

Hide the treats. Whispers that Paul’s Holistic Health Day in Portimão 20th April open hours have already been extended. Fully booked! Yeah! Kindly donating takings to the Association for Protection of Animals Algarve and Portimão’s Soup Kitchen. Rumours are you can catch up with Paul at Anita’s Mad Hatter’s Lunch. See below…No kidding.

Last call! APAA’s return of their popular ‘Quiz Lunch’ and Raffle. VIMAR Grill, Carvoeiro 23 April 12.30 at 1.00. Choice tasty Roast Pork or Grilled Dourada. Couverts, veg soup, desserts, drinks etc. 22€ Members 24€ Non* Next! Bargain time! 6 May Pop-Up Shop. APAA’s splendid friends ‘O Tasco’. Wonderful buying opportunity and famous chicken piri-piri lunch book direct 282471769.

Sunday 12th May Ferragudo (Weather willing!) Car Boot Sale for opportunities galore. Fun Day Sunday 19 May Anita’s Super-duper Mad Hatter’s Buffet Lunch Garden Party. Special Plants on sale. Note don’t forget to talk to Paul! * Finally end of spring; the real golden chance 24 May Pop-Up classics on sale at Manu’s (Pescadora) Figueira. Pictures, ornaments and other amazing golden oldies. More details to be unveiled soon.

Can’t make a ‘Pop-Up’ or event? Visit Charity Shops in Alvor and Silves. Bursting with presents, jewellery, goodies, ornaments, duvets, rugs, larger household items. The friendly staff always available on site to chat and help Tempting you with Jenny’s jams, preserves, and marmalades (her new recipes are delish!) Not forgetting Jackie’s cookies too. If you want any more information on what’s in stock or looking for something specific email Jenny.

A reminder, dear friends, funds raised by APAA help to look after and feed cat colonies and abandoned often injured dogs. If you think you can help contact Jenny. Helping hands? “Yes, please. Volunteers for Team APAA, are always welcome!” Want to meet people? A job you can do? Time on your hands? A hobby for you, a gift to APAA!

*Book Now with Jenny (+351) 919 041 903 VIMAR Ask about vegetarian option. Also Anita’s Lunch Or email

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