After Google decided that it required my phone number (no it doesn't), I've ended up rebuilding the entire blog. Unfortunately followers and visitors were lost. Content was also wiped but can be ported back (I take backups).
The syndication will be tested tonight, which is when I find out if I've wasted my time, or if blogspot is worth the extra work to bring back to life. Personally I'd like to see it back, but with all the issues, I'm not going to spend forever on the cats blog - they'd rather I spent my time tickling them!
Adverts are once again by Project Wonderful to avoid the...unfortunate content...that Adsense was serving. They're here to cover the bandwidth of the link between the blogs.