Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Prudence went to the vet yesterday. He is pleased with her progress, and she is healing well after her operation. However, she is still not allowed to climb stairs or jump up onto the furniture. She has to go back for another checkup in a fortnight.

Poor Pru. She is really quite depressed at the moment as she is not allowed to sleep anywhere that she likes to sleep and is forced to sapend the night in the kitchen rather than in bed with Corinna and me. But it is all for the best. I hope that she will forgive us eventually...

1 comment:

Carl said...

Jon, I am so pleased that Pru is on the mend. She reminds me of my old Staffy "Bonnie" however I think Pru is probably a tad prettier.
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