Cat Project Archives for August 31 thru September
31, 2015 - "The cat seldom interferes with other people's
rights. His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the
fool things that complicate life." - Carl Van Vechten
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Queen of the, uh, August?
Mewvie: The Showdown.
feline rescue center is the cat's meow
MAUI, Hawaii -- La-na`i Animal Rescue Center ia an open-air cat sanctuary
with a population of some 340 felines.
Located just outside La-na'i City, Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, the
501(c)(3) non-profit community service organization recently changed
its name from La¯na`i Animal Rescue Center to La-na`i Cat Sanctuary
- a more accurate reflection of their raison d'etre.
" We invite cat lovers to visit the sanctuary for a pet n' purr session
with 'formerly feral' cats, or watch cats playing in La-na`i's sunshine and snoozing
under shady trees," the group says.
The sanctuary is dedicated to spaying and neutering homeless cats and
providing compassionate care for them in an outdoor cageless sanctuary
for the rest of their lives, or until they can find homes for them. Their
efforts also help protect native birds, by reducing the population of
roaming cats and relocating the cats to the sanctuary.
It all started in 2004, when a small team of volunteers started La-na`i's
first spay/neuter program for homeless cats. In 2006, a colony of Hawaiian
Petrels, an endangered seabird, was discovered on La-na`i. After this
discovery, La-na`i Cat Sanctuary reconsidered its approach of releasing
cats after they were spayed and neutered. The concept of an outdoor,
cageless cat sanctuary was inspired by wildlife parks, budget realities,
and La-nai's near-perfect weather.
" We believe native birds and cats can co-exist in harmony through intervention,
collaboration and management. From the mountains to the sea, cats found island
wide are brought to live in our sanctuary where they enjoy life as one family,
to ensure the perpetuation of the island's endangered birds. Our efforts have
made a positive difference for cats, birds and our community," the group
They incorporated as a community service organization in 2007, obtained
non-profit status in 2008, created a temporary sanctuary in 2008, and
have been in their current location since 2009.
" La-na`i serves as a model for stewardship and responsible management that
inspires others to consider innovative solutions for helping homeless cats in
their communities," the group says.
1, 2015 - "The cat does not negotiate with the mouse." -
Robert K. Massie
Gratuitous Kittiness: Nice to have a buddy when you're down and
Mewvie: This little piggy got petted.
2, 2015 - "To some blind souls all cats are much alike.
To a cat lover every cat from the beginning of time has
been utterly and amazingly unique."- Jenny de Vries
Gratuitous Kittiness: Naptime buddies.
Mewvie: "Sit! Good boy!"
tongue may signal cat health issues
Just curious, my cat has started sticking his tongue out, I mean a lot.
He will just sit and stick his tongue out at me. It’s cute, but
should I be concerned?
I’m glad you brought this up. While yes — it’s cute,
I had a kitty with this habit. While some cats just do this for no apparent
reason, my concern with your cat is that it is new behavior. If you cat
was doing this its whole life and your veterinarian had seen no signs
of trouble, then I would say you just have a silly kitty.
A protruding tongue can be a sign of fairly serious oral issues such
as periodontal disease, which is very common in cats. Periodontal disease
is easily diagnosed by your veterinarian during an oral examination.
Some cats also experience gingivitis or stomatitis (inflammation of the
entire mouth). When severe your cat will often paw at its mouth, refuse
to eat, drool excessively, and stick out its tongues. This particular
oral disease is very painful and requires immediate treatment that can
include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and in extreme cases
extraction of all the teeth. Don’t worry: cats get along just fine
Oral tumors, ulcers on the gums (a common sign of kidney failure), broken
teeth with nerve damage, or exposed nerves and temporomandibular joint
disorders can also cause a cat’s tongue to stick out.
The bottom line is any time your cat’s or dog’s behavior
changes in a noticeable way don’t take a chance; call your veterinarian!
A checkup will make sure your furry family member is happy and healthy
and give you peace of mind.
I hope this was helpful.
3, 2015 - "Cats are connoisseurs of comfort." -
Gratuitous Kittiness: A string worth fighting for.
Mewvie: I know exactly how the kitty feels.
4, 2015 - "In the beginning, God created man, but
seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat." - Warren
Gratuitous Kittiness: The hidden kitty
Mewvie: Nice catch (See story below)
catch two cute cats
(See video above.)
When two fishermen, Jason Frost and Brandon Key, were out fishing Saturday
morning on the Warrior River in Alabama, they saw not one but two kittens
jump off the river bank and swim towards their boat.
“We were sitting there, fishing, facing the bank, and then behind us we
hear a splash,” Frost told Buzzfeed News.
“I thought it was a fish jumping out of the water. I turned around and
saw something swimming in the water – and then we heard it meow.”
“This is by far the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” he added. “Nobody
I’ve spoken to has ever seen anything like this. Nobody even knew cats
As he pulled the ginger cat to safety, his friend Key heard another splash
and saw a second cat making his way to their boat.
“There were no houses for miles,” he said. “Somebody probably
dropped them off there in the middle of the night. They were so desperate they
swam all the way out to us and almost jumped in the boat.”
They dried off the kitties and gave them some water to drink, then the
two fishermen spent some time hanging out with their new feline friends.
“They played with us all day,” Frost said. “They were loving
on us and people went by and thought we were these crazy people who took their
By the time they got to shore, a family with two little girls saw the
kittens and fell in love. They offered to adopt them.
“Everybody always has a crazy fishing story, and that’s all it is,
is a story,” he said to AL. “If I wouldn’t have had this on
video, everybody would have thought I was crazy.”