Cat Project Archives for December
28, 2015 - "All cats like being the focus of attention."-
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: The cat doesn't look that repentant.
Mewvie: This is why we need to spay and neuter our
missing seven years returned to family on Christmas
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
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
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.
29, 2015 - "It's going to freeze," she would
say, "the cat's dancing."
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Eh, it's a living."
Mewvie: The smartest dog in the world... and a cat.
30, 2015 - "The only mystery about the cat is why
it ever decided to become a domestic animal." - Sir
Gratuitous Kittiness: The world's first Reverse Twins.
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
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
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. .
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?" -