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Infinite Cat Project Archives for August 17-21, 2015.


Mewsings: August 17, 2015 - "Two cats can live as cheaply as one, and their owner has twice as much fun." - Lloyd Alexander


hungry kitty

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Don't mind if I DO!"




Cat Mewvie: Guiness record-breaking cats.
 

let the cat in

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world's oldest cat

Corduroy is crowned the oldest living cat.
by Rachel Swatman

Each Wednesday we shine a light on the coolest, wackiest, or most unique records from around the globe recently approved by our Records Management Team with our Spotlight series.

This week, Guinness World Records has confirmed that Corduroy is the Oldest cat living after he recently turned 26 years old - an impressive age considering domesticated cats have an average lifespan of 15 years.

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The record-breaking feline previously held the record back in 2014, but lost out when the owners of Tiffany Two submitted a claim for the title. With Tiffany Two sadly recently passing away at the amazing age of 27 years, 2 months and 20 days, the record is now back in the hands of Corduroy.

Born on August 1 1989, Corduroy and his owner Ashley Reed Okura (USA) have been companions since he was a tiny kitten and she was just seven years old.

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On learning about her beloved pet’s achievement, Ashley said, “We are thrilled! I bought Corduroy a mouse to celebrate … it is wonderful to share him with the world.”

Nevertheless, Corduroy is still a few years off the Oldest cat ever, Crème Puff, who was born in 1967 and lived until 2005 – an incredible 38 years and 3 days (more than double the average life expectancy of the species).




Mewsings: August 18, 2015 - "A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double; the hind parts are equivalent to another kitten with which the forepart plays. She does not discover that her tail belongs to her until you tread on it."- Henry David Thoreau


melted cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: "It's so hot my cat melted. Get it?"





Cat Mewvie: "Oh, my god, NO! Not the deadly flowers!"
 

kliban cat in bird costume

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Mewsings: August 19, 2015 - "The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it." - Doug Larson


happiness cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: Happiness is a happy cat.





Cat Mewvie: "Okay. Who waxed the floors?"
 

cat with lawyer

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loki the dracula cat

Meet Loki, the cuddliest Dracula cat ever.
by James Gordon

A cat with a pair of distinctive fangs has quickly become one of the most famous felines on Instagram thanks to evil-looking face.

Loki, who now has more than 23,000 followers online, was adopted from a cat shelter by her owner Kaet, who explained on in a posting that she knows very little about the cat’s distinctive appearance.

Adopted from a cat shelter, nothing was mentioned to his owner Kaet about her kitten's unique features.

'They didn't give me many details about her looks,' she wrote alongside an image of the ferocious feline posted to the social media site.

Although she has had a few health problems along the way, the Siamese-mix cat appears to be in good hands now – and, of course, the adoration of tens of thousands is undoubtedly doing wonderful things for her confidence.

In many ways, Loki is just like any other cute cat; according to her Instagram account, she loves to hide under bath towels and lay on his back for a good rub.

But when she stares into the lens of a camera, a more terrifying side of the otherwise-adorable feline begins to emerge.

Indeed, some of the pictures Kaet has taken are truly spine-tingling. One shows Loki emerging out of the shadow with her fangs on full display.

Other photos see a more cute and cuddly side to her, including one where she is dressed in a toweled robe. But even then her ferocious glare and exposed fangs lend an all-too-evil quality to the image.

Loki's eyes also appear to change color in certain snaps, giving her an even creepier appearance.
In some photos she is seen with traditional greenish/yellow eyes, while on occasion her eyes are seen to have a blueish/grey color.

But no matter her mood or her freakish appearance, it's clear Kaet is someone with a lot of love as she hugs and cuddles Loki and posts it for the world to see.




Mewsings: August 20, 2015 - "How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven." - Robert A. Heinlein


rainbow cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: "I iz a rainbow."





Cat Mewvie: "BRAINFREEZE!"
 

twisted cat comic

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Mewsings: August 21, 2015 - "No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch." - Leo Dworken


bad kitty

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Yeah, I'm bad."





Cat Mewvie: "Oooh-WEE! Dem some stinky feets!"
 

you're not a cat

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Scrappy the cat

Scrappy the black cat goes white.
by Ali Berman

When Scrappy was born in 1997, he was your basic black cat. Through kittenhood and into adulthood, his coat was the same as you might see on any number of black felines. And then, when Scrappy turned 7 years old, something strange started to happen. That black furry coat began to turn white in patches, transforming him from a black cat to a cat speckled with splotches of white and black fur.

Those who have cats may know that sometimes a cat's coat can change with age. One of my girls was born with small patch of black fur on her head. Nine years later, that cap just consists of a few stray black strands. Other animals, as they age, turn white or grey the same way that human hair changes. Scrappy's situation is different. Based on the Facebook page for the beloved feline, his guardian believes the change in fur is caused by a rare condition called vitiligo.

Vitiligo is a disease that most noticeably affects the skin. On humans, patches of skin lose their color. The same can happen to hair, the inside of the mouth, and even the eyes. Interestingly, as Scrappy proves, people aren't the only species that can get vitiligo. And in addition to our feline friends, dogs and buffalo have also been documented with the disease.

Now, 10 years after Scrappy's coat first started to change, he is 17 years old — and getting a lot of attention online for his unique appearance. In fact, the change has made him a social media
star. About 24,000 people follow him on Facebook and he maintains an Instagram presence too.

It seems to be all fun and games for Scrappy, but for humans with vitiligo, it can come with some unwanted side effects. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, some complications humans with the disease can experience include psychological distress, sunburn, skin cancer, inflammation of the iris, hearing loss and dry or itchy skin.

Thankfully, according to Scrappy's guardian, his condition has not negatively impacted his well-being. He's your standard healthy older cat who just happens to have an ever-changing fur coat.
When it comes to humans, vitiligo is most noticeable on those with dark skin due to the contrast the light patches create. Scrappy's black coat and its transition to white make the affects of the vitiligo easy to spot. Had he been an all white cat, no one might ever have noticed. Interestingly, Scrappy's tail seems to largely have stayed black, unlike the rest of his body, which is heavily affected by the vitiligo.

His guardian — or we assume it's his guardian, since all of Scrappy's posts are written in first person — tells us that the feline enjoys napping on his back, bird-watching, looking out the window, playing and cleaning himself. As for personality, his human noted on Facebook, "Scrappy is a very affectionate cat but can have his grumpy days." (Don’t we all?)





 




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