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Infinite Cat Project Archives for October 12-16, 2015.

Mewsings: October 12, 2015 - "Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect." - James Mason

doofus cat

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Ahhh, the regal majesty of the domestic cat.

Cat Mewvie: Cat meets squirrel.

cat browser history

Today's Kitty Komic

cat rings

Surprise Kat Art: Cats live here.

cat collars

Collars can be dangerous to cats.
By Emily Smith

Cats’ collars can strangle or seriously injure the animals, and owners should stop putting them on their pets, the RSPCA has warned.

The charity said that diamante collars are the most dangerous to animals, and that buckles should also be avoided.

In one case, a buckle had to be surgically removed from a cat’s neck after it became embedded in his skin.

And another cat seen by the charity was left with deep holes that became infected after diamante jewels dug into her mouth as she tried to remove her collar.

The cat, named Bea by the charity, was found some 10 days later covered in blood after contracting deadly flystrike, which causes maggots to become infested in a cut.

Jason Finch, from the RSPCA, said: ‘Buckles and elasticated collars can be lethal if cats get stuck somewhere.

'This serves as an important reminder to only use collars which snap open without human help.’
‘ It is all very well dressing your cat up in a diamante collar so they look nice – but owners also have a responsibility to make sure their animals are safe.’

Unlike dogs, cats are not required to wear a collar so owners should stay away, he added.

The charity also warned that owners concerned about their pets getting lost and being unidentifiable should instead resort to microchipping.

Mewsings: October 13, 2015 - "I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul." - Jean Cocteau

cookie monster cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Cookie?"

Cat Mewvie: Every scene from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" featuring that great cat.

laser cat

Today's Kitty Komic

Rocky, by Tracy Butler

Feline Art: "Rocky", by Tracy Butler.

Mewsings: October 14, 2015 - "Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man."- Paul Gray

cork storm

Gratuitous Kittiness: "And nowwwww we wait."

Cat Mewvie: Cat vs the window-washer.

alien abduction

Today's Kitty Komic

the cat couch

Surprise Kitty Art: Kewlest litter-box evah!

12 reasons

12 Reasons It's Okay to Be a Cat Person.
By Hattie Gladwell

Ever felt really awkward when a dog jumps up at you to ‘make friends’?

You secretly pray for it to just leave you alone while you smile awkwardly at the owner as they praise their beloved pet for pretty much ruining your favourite pair of jeans.

Yeah. It sucks.

And then you can’t even be honest and just say you’re not keen on dogs, because it’s become socially unacceptable to not be a dog person. Like, if you don’t like dogs there must be something wrong with you. Meanwhile, cats are often associated with loneliness. More than two and you’re classed as ‘that crazy cat lady’.

But actually, here’s why it’s totally okay to be a cat person.

1. They’re much more easy going
They just like to sleep and eat. Just like you.

2. You can relate to them
Again, like you, they just like to sleep and eat. You don’t feel like going out to exercise? Neither do they. Ever. It’s the perfect arrangement.

3. You don’t need to waste money on toys

Cats can literally find the fun in anything. Chances are you’ll buy them a super expensive toy and they’ll ignore it for the cardboard box the toy came in.

4. They don’t make unnecessary noise
There’s nothing more annoying than a dog barking repeatedly at a dog on TV. Cats don’t even like other cats half the time.

5. They’re straight to the point
There’s no guessing with cats. If they want feeding, they’ll make it clear. If you need to change their litter, they’ll let you know. You can trust a cat.

6. You don’t need to worry
There’s usually not the worry of wondering where they are. They know where they live and they’ll come back when they’re hungry.

7. They’re incredibly snuggly
Cats love to be in enclosed spaces, so spooning under the covers is perfect for your beloved pet. Especially when you’re single and don’t want to be reminded that nobody loves you or wants you and you’re forever alone.

8. They have personality

Cats are hilariously confident in their personalities. If you annoy them, they will literally ignore you for hours on end.

9. They’re self sufficient

You never have to bath them or brush them (unless they’re majorly dirty) because they take care of all beautifying themselves.

10. And unlike dogs, they don’t get themselves in messy situations
Cats tend to think about what they do. There’s no way you’d see a cat rolling around in a muddy puddle only to tread it all back through your cream carpet.

11. They make great feet warmers
They’re light enough to not crush your toes and warm enough to save you from buying slippers.

12. You can blend them in with your decor
You can camouflage your own cat. Especially if you have a black and white one – there’s nothing more chic than a minimalist monochrome touch with a cat as the centrepiece..

Mewsings: October 15, 2015 - "Some animals are secretive; some are shy. A cat is private." - Leonard Michaels

cat looking at woman in bathtub

Gratuitous Kittiness: "I SWEAR it's a fish."

Cat Mewvie: Just because he can.

cat sensitivity training

Today's Kitty Komic

Felix Vallotton

Feline Art: "Nude with cat" by Felix Vallotton.

Mewsings: October 16, 2015 - ""When anyone mistreats it, the cat wants nothing more to do with that person and will remember him or her for a long time. It doesn't believe in the doctrine of turning the other cheek and won't pretend that it does." - Lawrence N. Johnson

all you can eat cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: "I just LOVE these all-you-can-eat buffets!"

Cat Mewvie: Cassidy tries out his new wheelchair. (See story below)

political cat cartoon

Today's Kitty Komic

monument to homeless cats

Surprise Kat Art: A monument to homeless cats by German sculptor Siegfried Neuenhausen.

disabled cassidy kitten

Students Create 3D-Printed Wheelchair For Disabled Kitten
By Tom Hale

(See video above)

With the help of 3D-printing, this kitten is learning to walk again.

In early September, Cassidy the kitten was found near death – starving and stumbling around a Canadian forest. After nine weeks of somehow surviving by himself, he was taken into care by the non-profit cat sanctuary Tiny Kittens. When rescued, he weighed less than half a kilogram (one pound) and the sanctuary was doubtful whether he would survive, let alone walk again. It’s believed Cassidy’s mother accidentally chewed off his legs when trying to remove his umbilical chord. The wounds then developed an E. coli infection that his depleted body was unable to fight.

Shelley Roche, founder of Tiny Kittens, told Global News: “I put a call out on Facebook to see if anybody might help us with some kind of sling or maybe even a wheelchair.” Two 17-year-old high school students, Josh Messmer and Isaiah Walker, caught wind of the post and decided to design and 3D-print a wheelchair for Cassidy at their school.

After the kitten received his new wheelchair, Roche added, “He's so much happier and having the freedom to move is something he's never had before.”

Tiny Kittens is a non-profit organization that is 100% volunteer run. They provide sanctuary for homeless and abandoned cats, as well as help research projects on feral cats and cat overpopulation. Not only that, their Facebook page gives them a social media presence, which they use to spread the word on responsible pet ownership (and flood the Internet with even more cute cat pictures).

This is just one of many instances where 3D-printing has been used for medical and veterinary needs. Earlier this year, a Toucan received a 3D-printed bill, and just last month a cancer patient was given a 3D-printed chest prosthetic. However, as of yet, this is arguably the cutest application of 3D-printing ever.


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