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Infinite Cat Project Archives for August 31 thru September 4, 2015.

Mewsings: August 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

hungry kitty

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Queen of the, uh, August?

Cat Mewvie: The Showdown.

kittens and their mittens comic

Today's Kitty Komic

hawaii cat

Hawaii's 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 says.

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.

Mewsings: September 1, 2015 - "The cat does not negotiate with the mouse." - Robert K. Massie

big cat daddy

Gratuitous Kittiness: Nice to have a buddy when you're down and out.

Cat Mewvie: This little piggy got petted.

gourmet cat treat comic

Today's Kitty Komic

Mewsings: September 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

nap buddies

Gratuitous Kittiness: Naptime buddies.

Cat Mewvie: "Sit! Good boy!"

just die

Today's Kitty Komic

cat's tongue

Protruding tongue may signal cat health issues

Dear Henry,
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?

Dear Arnold.

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 toothless.

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.

Mewsings: September 3, 2015 - "Cats are connoisseurs of comfort." - James Herriot

dog in cat mask

Gratuitous Kittiness: A string worth fighting for.

Cat Mewvie: I know exactly how the kitty feels.

squeeee cat

Today's Kitty Komic

Mewsings: September 4, 2015 - "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat." - Warren Eckstein

cat hidden in curtains

Gratuitous Kittiness: The hidden kitty

Cat Mewvie: Nice catch (See story below)

examppes of cat people

Today's Kitty Komic

cat fishing

Fishermen 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 could swim.”

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 cats fishing.”

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.”


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