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Infinite Cat Project Archives for December 28-31, 2015.

Mewsings: December 28, 2015 - "All cats like being the focus of attention."- Peter Gray

cat in creche

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: The cat doesn't look that repentant.

Cat Mewvie: This is why we need to spay and neuter our cats.

cat with cloaking device

Today's Kitty Komic

cat stencilled on outside wall

Feline Street Art

Miko the Xmas cat

Cat missing seven years returned to family on Christmas Day.

A family in Berlin got an unexpected Christmas present when Miko, their cherished black and white cat, returned home after going missing in 2008.

“A family from the Charlottenburg [neighbourhood] this year experienced a Christmas story with a particularly ‘happy ending’,” a local association for the protection of animals announced on Saturday. “They learned on Christmas day that their cat, Miko, had been found – seven years later,” said the group, which runs a refuge for animals where the cat was identified.

Miko was found in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighbourhood – just a few kilometres from its old home turf – and taken to a refuge, where workers were able to contact the owners because the cat had an identity chip.

Elena Hanke was 11 years old when she searched in vain for missing Miko. She made the trip to the shelter to recover her long-lost pet with her father and sister Jennifer.

After years as a runaway, Miko was “a bit too thin”, but still healthy, the vet at the refuge told the delighted family.

Mewsings: December 29, 2015 - "It's going to freeze," she would say, "the cat's dancing."
- Colette

cat pencil holder

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Eh, it's a living."

Cat Mewvie: The smartest dog in the world... and a cat.

cat sphinx comic

Today's Kitty Komic

paw reading s sign

Feline Art

Mewsings: December 30, 2015 - "The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domestic animal." - Sir Compton MacKenzie

oppostie cats

Gratuitous Kittiness: The world's first Reverse Twins.

Cat Mewvie: Flying cats. Yes, flying cats.

dammit cat

Today's Kitty Komic

find the cat.

Feline Art: Can you find the cat?

russian priests and their cats

Cat calendar featuring Russian orthodox priests goes viral

A calendar featuring Russian Orthodox priests posing at home with their feline pets has gone viral in Russia.

"Priest + Cat" is published by an association of Christian artists, who commissioned a photographer to capture 12 smiling clerics in traditional robes.

Aimed at “promoting modern Orthodox culture”, the calendar starts with archpriest Oleg Batov and his cat Apelsin. Mr February – archpriest Pyotr Dynnikov, who also runs an animal shelter – is photographed with his two pets Angola and Vasik.

While the latest issue of the famous Pirelli Calendar might have signalled a cultural shift by foregoing its usual provocative nudes, the makers of Priest + Cat hope to challenge the idea that traditional Orthodox calendars must depict saints and icons.

The project’s coordinator, Xenia Loutchenko of Pravmir religious news website, said Priest + Cat should be considered as the Russian Orthodox answer to the annual Italian Calendario Romano, featuring handsome Catholic priests, and the I gatti di Roma calendar, featuring Rome’s city cats.
Loutchenko says the casting process for the calendar was spontaneous: “It was whoever had a cat and was ready to pose for a photo,” she said.

She said the calendar is not officially supported by the Russian Orthodox Church, and was inspired by a photography book about the everyday lives of Russian clergy.

“I don’t see a big sin here,” Russian Orthodox Church spokesman, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, said of the calendar. “Priests have cats, cats have priests, sometimes cats even live in a church. I wouldn’t put such a calendar up on my wall though.”

‘The portraits are good, the priests are cheerful, but the idea is strange’.

While the reaction to the calendar was mostly positive, some Russian internet users said they thought project was “kitsch”.

“I got some comments from those who are far from the church, [who said] ‘Nothing can help these priests, their image can’t be improved even with cats!’” Loutchenko told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.

Users commenting on the religious website Pravmir, where Loutchenko works, also had varying reactions to the project.

One anonymous user wrote: “The portraits are good, the priests are cheerful, but the idea is strange. The priests are not pop stars to be depicted on a calendar. Neither are they close relatives. It is possible that someone orders a calendar featuring their relatives. But this one is a strange enterprise.”

User Elena Gatchinskaya countered the criticism. “What’s the issue here? This is a normal calendar for an upcoming year. The priests will remind you of Christ, and the cats are anti-stress. And they will also remind you of Christ.”

The Priest + Cat calendar had an initial print run of 1,000 copies but now looks set to print more as demand surges. .

Mewsings: December 31, 2015 - "A home without a cat, and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat, may be a perfect home, perhaps; but how can it prove its title?" - Mark Twain

cat being mocked by kitten

Gratuitous Kittiness: "He's mocking me, isn't he?"

Cat Mewvie: A few last-minute resolutions.

cats have staff

Today's Kitty Komic

what cats teach us

Feline Messages


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