Cat Project Archives for August 24-28, 2015.
24, 2015 - "There is no snooze button on a cat who
wants breakfast." - Unknown
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Just another cat in the wall.
Mewvie: Simon's Cat is "Pizza Cat"
survives wildfire. Sports new singed whiskers.
by Nicholas Reilly
They say that a cat has nine lives – but this lucky tabby probably
only has one left after she survived the blazing inferno of California’s
Debi and Jeff Brusatori fled from their home in Northern California last
week after a wildfire burned more than 33,000 acres – and took
beloved cat Ruthie with them.
But they feared that Ruthie would become engulfed by the flames after
she jumped out of the car before they left – and the couple were
forced to leave their home without her.
And while the family returned to find their home destroyed 5 days later,
they were stunned when they heard a meow from their beloved pet. After
following the sound to their burnt out truck, they discovered that Ruthie
had miraculously survived the blaze by lying underneath the vehicle – with
her singed whiskers being the only evidence of her ordeal.
In a Facebook post that outlined the animal’s miraculous survival,
the US. Forest Service said that while Ruthie was found under the truck,
it was ‘anyone’s guess’ where she had managed to hide
during the fire.
25, 2015 - "You can keep a dog; but it is the cat
who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic
animals."- George Mikes
Gratuitous Kittiness: Big guys like cats, too.
Mewvie: This is how you sell a cat.
26, 2015 - "It is remarkable, in cats, that the outer
life they reveal to their masters is one of perpetual boredom." -
Robley Wilson, Jr.
Gratuitous Kittiness: Cats by the foot.
Mewvie: Baby loves kitty.... maybe a little TOO much.
purr generator: All the purr, none of the fur.
by Amanda Kooser
You might feel the desire to cuddle up to a kitty, set your ear against
it and enjoy the calming purr sounds, but that doesn't mean your cat
is willing to accommodate. Thank goodness for technology. A website has
replaced the need to please your cat in exchange for a fleeting moment
of fluff-covered vibrations.
Friend is the name of an online cat purr noise generator
available on myNoise, a site full of sound generators. Happy Monday,
This isn't just a cat-rumble on loop. The site gives you fine-tuning
slider control over all aspects of the purr. Crank up the bass for a
DJ-cat experience or turn up the high treble to make it sound like a
Predator-esque alien cat from another world. The "Animate!" setting
puts the sliders on autopilot, changing the sound every 5 seconds.
For a more intense experience, open the same noise generator in multiple
browser windows and you can have a fleet of purring cats for your listening
MyNoise describes the experience as "The cat's purr, without the
fleas and cat hair!" It's perfect for people with pet allergies,
cat owners who are stuck at work and dog-people who want to sneak some
cat action on the side.
Besides cats, myNoise also offers rain, thunder, crackling fire, cafe,
didgeridoo, farm and railroad sound generators. If none of those are
geeky enough for you, you should try the RPG Battlefield or RPG Dungeon
You don't have to be shackled to your computer to get your cat-purr fix.
There's a free myNoise iOS app for taking your digital fur-friend with
Much like the game Cat Petting Simulator, the purr generator is a pleasant
accompaniment, an antidote to the honking cars and constant chatter in
our lives. It's not as good as sitting with your favorite feline, but
it will do in a pinch.
27, 2015 - "Cats seem to go on the principle that
it never does any harm to ask for what you want." -
Joseph Wood Krutc.
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Uhhhhh.... meow?"
Mewvie: "I know where the cat door is, my good
28, 2015 - "There is no more intrepid explorer than
a kitten." - Jules Champfleury
Gratuitous Kittiness: The Kitten Offensive.
Mewvie: Does kitty like her bath? No, kitty does not.
the adventure cat!
by Michelle Esteban
RENTON, Wash. -- A Renton house cat seems to think he's a dog, and his
exploits on local hiking trails is earning him celebrity status online.
Move over birds and hikers; there's a new cat in town, and he walks the
backcountry trails like any hiking dog would -- like he was born to hike.
"We think he might be part dog," said Anna Wilson.
His name is Paddington. His parents, Bryan and Anna Wilson, got him at
the Seattle Humane Society as a kitten last summer, where they instantly
detected his courageous spirit and their connection.
"Kittens can be cute and cuddly and just stay there, but not him, he really
wanted to explore the world," said Bryan Wilson.
This indoor cat seemed to yearn for the outdoors.
He went from the backyard to the local park to Cougar Mountain last summer
and has been hiking regularly ever since.
"I thought it was like the coolest thing in the world, really," said
He's done dozens of hikes, and averages about a mile of hiking. His longest
hike was two and a half miles. When he gets hungry, he eats, said Bryan,
who has a backpack for "Paddington's stuff."
And when this furry friend-to-the-trail gets tired, he rides his daddy's
His proud parents have been documenting his adventures on Paddington's
own Instagram and Facebook pages, which include videos of him swimming,
boating and playing with dogs.
"He kind of has a local celebrity status," said Anna.
He's a bit of diva too, always ready to pose. His first pose was minutes
into the Cougar Mountain Trail, when he raced up to the top of a seven-foot
boulder and looked like King of the Mountain, holding court for about
"He's so proud up high," said his mom.
Then he took off up the trail and struck a pose on a fallen mossy log
for a nice long stretch. Later he climbed up onto a fallen tree and walked
the trunk-plank onto the high end of the trunk, which was suspended 10
feet up above the trail. There he played a quick game of peek-a-boo with
Bryan, who hid behind another nearby tree.
For Paddington, every day is "Caturday." Hikers can't believe
his hiking prowess and can't keep away.
"Boy, sure is friendly. Wow, he's ready to go," laughs Ron, a fellow
hiker that Paddington encountered on the Cougar Mountain.
Dan said he has a cat just like Paddington, but his Tuxedo cat is a "porch
cat" and would be freaked out to ride in the car, let alone hike
the back country.
Paddington knows what he wants and it's obvious that he gets it. The
Wilsons think they picked him, but something tells us Paddy picked the
"He's the perfect cat for us, we're so lucky, that we picked him," said