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Frankie,
Infinaut #1

Welcome to the catalogue of a categorically cataclysmic concatenation...

The Infinite Cat Project is about one cat watching another. A long line of 1789 cats so far. The very first Infinaut is Frankie, seen at left admiring a flower. He is the owner of Paul Hamilton.

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zo

Taking My Baby Out of the Crematorium: A Story About Love and Thomas Paine’s Bones

by Donald L. Vasicek

Zo shrunk in size. She slept nearly 24/7. She quit eating. She quit drinking water. She quit going to the bathroom. She quit cleaning herself. Her weight dropped to 6 pounds. She peed where she was lying. I went along with the thought that she was dying. She was 13 after all and she had hyperthyroidism.

I decided to make sure her dying was peaceful and impacted with love. I told her that I would leave the rest up to her, living or dying, that I’d go along with that, whatever decision she made. She was my baby. My sweetie. She sat with me. She went wherever I went in the house. She slept on the table next to my computer in my office. She was my baby.

Everyone who had ever come in contact with her fell in love with her because she was so sweet. You know, not syrupy sweet. Just sweet, even when the vet was injecting her with Vitamin B and fluids. Taking an injection of Vitamin B can be painful, but Zo just flinched and kept her beautiful round eyes on me.

So, I married the idea that she was dying and it wouldn’t be long. She slept and slept and slept. She was in no pain. So, I began plopping down beside her. I talked to her. I told her I loved her. I told her she was my baby, my sweetie. I told her she was a good kitty. And I told her that whatever she decided to do, I would go along with it. I even told her once, “I’ll see you on the other side, baby.”

Each time I came into the room where she was sleeping, I expected to find her dead. I was trying to plan how I would dispose of her body. Then, I thought that she should be cremated so no one would ever fool with her bones like they did with Thomas Paine’s bones. When I didn’t find her dead, I began lying on the floor with her and talking to her. This went on for about a month, and then, as though God had touched her, Zo began eating, drinking and going to the bathroom, all regularly.

Although her legs were skinny, like next to nothing as was her body, guess what? She began getting her strength back.

She staggered early on, couldn’t hop on the back of “her” chair without slamming into it and falling to the floor. But each day, she ate more and more (she can only eat Hills Y/D. Hills Y/d is a prescription. It also treats Zo’s hyperthyroidism. If she were to eat any other food, it would kill her.) And soon, she had her swagger back. She was even able to jump up on a counter from the floor. The vet was amazed at her recovery.

And today, I so deeply grateful to still have her with me.
And I still lay down on the floor with her. And talk to her and tell her how much I love her.

One thing she has yet to do that she always did from the day 11 years ago that I bought it for her was pick up a stick with a string on it. She fell in love with it. She began dragging it into the room I was in each day. At night, making guttural sounds (did you know that cats can make 200 different kinds of sounds?), she would drag it into the bedroom. She would hop up on the bed with the string still clenched in her teeth (did you know that cats can only puncture and tear meat with their teeth – they have no teeth for chewing), lie down and go to sleep.

In the morning, Zo would be sleeping with the stick and string next to her. For all of these 11 years, she has done that. I mean she juxtaposes it with me. The string, stick and I go hand-in-hand (paw-in-paw) with Zo. That’s the way it’s always been. Does she pretend the stick and string are her kill and she’s dragging it into the den for supper? Or is it her imagined baby? The puzzling thing about it to me is that she always brings the stick and string to me. No one else ever, but me.

Why is that? What goes on in Zo’s mind about that?

I wonder about a lot things regarding my sweetie. I even wonder if the love I showed her helped her recover. Something I’ll never know. But when I look into her eyes, I do know. I do know. And I’m so very grateful.




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Free Kibble for Kitties

I was alerted to a web site called freekibblekat.com by Beloved Girlfriend. You go there, play a simple trivia game and the site donates kibble to needy animal shelters. It's free and you can play once a day, every day. They obviously make a few bucks for themsleves but it's clear that the majority of proceeds goes to the animals, so please stop in when you can.

PS, you can also totally send some kitty vittles with just a click at theanimalrescuesite.com. Just visit the site and press the big purple button. That's all there is to it.


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"My Infinite Gratitude"


The following is a relatively short yet very heartening list of those who have contributed in support of the Infinite Cat Project over the years. In lieu of listing the names in any intelligent way I decided to post them alphabetically. It's not a perfect system, as those of you of Polish descent get the shaft again <grin> but at least it helps me keep the names straight.

In case you're wondering, names in white indicate donations of $5 or less, while green notates donations in excess of $10. The single listing in orange is for a very exceptional cat lover who recently earned the prestigious "Quadruple Kittyhead" for her generous and continuing support. (You know who you are and I want to have your children.)

M. Adam, S. Adams, L. Aimone, S. Almaguer, G. Ancell, M. Axtell, A. Bachman, D. Baker, O. Balaban, K. Berenson, H. Bielefeldt, T. Blassingame, P. Blassingame, A. Bolt, R. Bruner, J. Bullas, A. Chiang, M. Cogen, D. Conlin, B. Coren, M. Cracauer, D.Davis, M. Dawson, J. Delton, T. Devrick, J. Diamond, T. Dixon, C. Dofer, E. Dorfman, B. Dutton, E. Fitzpatrick, B. Fonteboa, E. Foss, B. Friesner, G. Garcia, M. Gordon, A. Greeley, A. Gunn, J. Hamblen, B. Harper, J. Hays, T. Henry, D. Herbert, A. Hertz, M. Hester, A. Hilbert, K. Hildebrandt, A. Hoger, P. Houser, V. Huston, , J. Ikeda, B. Jones, S. Jowett, P. Keachie, M. Knight, D. Lawley, W. Lee, M. Lufkin, C. Lewis, K. MacKenzie, M. Mcgann, J. McGinnis, M. Mckercher, S. Melhuish, T. Miles, D. Morse-Kahn, A. Neduha, A. Nelson, L. Nevins, C. O'Brien, A. Ocean, www.oldamericancentury.org, K. Orman, K. Otto, Pinky & Bunny, R. Owens, J. Pavlov, R. Perry, C. Phillips, H. Pirani, C. Plant, R. Poletto, K. Pride, D. Rakowski, R. Redman, R. Riitala, M. Ryan, W. Ryngwelski,  D. Sanders, M. Schluter, H. Sherwood-Taylor, J. Sokel, S. Somero, M. Stabile, F. Street, J.P. Thompson, D. Thoms, G. Toland, C. Ullrich, J. van Luyt, A. Walls, J. Weisenfeld, K. Welles, B. Wilkinson, J. Williams.

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