Cat Project Archives for February 15-19, 2016.
15, 2015 - "Kittens believe that all nature is occupied
with their diversion."
- F.A. Paradis de Moncrif
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Tah-dahhhh!"
Mewvie: The eternal struggle... cats versus toilet
Street Art: Smart kitty.
wearing sunglasses is more than cool.
by Jack Williams and Ross Logan
It's not easy looking as cool as Bagel the cat - there is a remarkable
reason behind why she is always seen wearing sunglasses
A cat born without eyelids has become an internet sensation - after her
medical condition means she has to wear sunglasses .
Two-year-old grey moggy Bagel - known to her thousands of fans as Sunglass
Cat - is unable to develop tears and requires eye drops several times
She is also unable to regulate her body temperature, which means she
sometimes has to wear clothes.
All of which of course makes her one of the coolest-looking cats around
- and now Bagel has become a social media celebrity thanks to pictures
posted on Instagram by her owner Karen McGill.
Karen, 48, made the decision to give Bagel sunglasses after her vet said
it would protect her sensitive eyes.
Having the sunglasses - which are lined with stick-on jewels - helps
stop debris from going in Bagel's eyes, which could damage her cornea
and lead to blindness.
Bagel has now grown used to the eyewear, associating wearing them with
comfort and protection.
Every once in a while she will remove the eyewear to allow her to wash,
but when out in public, she usually keeps them on, drawing a lot of attention.
Karen, from Los Angeles, said: "Bagel is the most loving, gentle,
calmest, kindest cat that you'll ever meet.
"Everyone always wants to touch her as well as hold her.
"They want to stop and talk to me about her sunglasses which I always do
since it's so rare to see a cat in glasses, and I tell them why she's wearing
them as well as her condition.
"People are always amazed at how calm she is."
Karen adopted Bagel when the lovable feline was just two months old,
and hopes that her popularity will encourage others to adopt and volunteer
to care for special needs animals.
Read more: Meet Northern Ireland's luckiest cat, who keeps defying death
(and racking up vet bills)
Karen said: "Animals deserve to be happy in a loving home.
"If I didn't adopt Bagel she probably would've been returned and euthanized
due to her special needs - I couldn't fathom Bagel not being here.
"She has touched so many people as well as helped numerous people through
situations in their lives.
"As long as I can put a smile on someone's face, make them have a better
day, look at life differently because of our posts, then her Instagram account
16, 2015 - "Does the father figure in your cat's life
ever clean the litter box? My husband claims that men lack
the scooping gene." - Barbara L. Diamond
Gratuitous Kittiness: Long day at work.
Mewvie: Never roar at a tiger.
Feline Art: Cat shoes,
17, 2015 - "The man who carries a cat by the tail
learns something that can be learned in no other way." -
Gratuitous Kittiness: A serene sinkfull of kitties.
Mewvie: Smoking kills cats.
Art: More painted bocks by Ernestina Gallina.
best cat breeds for kids.
Are you thinking of getting a pet cat for your children? If your answer
is yes, then you need to learn the best cats for kids before you decide
on which cat breed you are going to get.
Catster has gathered a list of cat breeds that will get along great with
children. The temperament and personalities of these cats will definitely
be loved by your kids.
Abyssinian cats are known to be very friendly and sociable. They are
also very playful with kids.
2. American Shorthair
These cats are ideal for kids because they can match your children's
energy. They are also very cheerful and sociable cats.
If you want a more relaxed cat breed, Birman cats are ideal for you.
They can also adjust well to the people around them as well as their
Burmese cats love hanging around with people. They are also very gentle
5. Maine Coon
Main Coon cats are popular for their natural social skills and patience
with children. However, the cat's fur needs to be brushed every day.
Manx cats are also ideal cats for kids. These cats are very friendly
and love being the center of attention.
Persian cat is one of the most famous pets in the world. Although these
cats require daily grooming, their sociable and lovable nature is hard
Ragdolls got their names because they go limp when picked up by their
owners. They are known as gentle, patient and laid back cats who love
being indoors with their owners.
Always keep an eye on younger children when they are playing with your
cat, and teach them about reading your cat's signals and knowing when
your cat has had enough from an early age.
18, 2015 - "Any cat who misses a mouse pretends it
was aiming for the dead leaf."- Charlotte Gray
Gratuitous Kittiness: Fluffy the Explorer.
Mewvie: Have the cats been fed?
Feline Art: The math works out.
19, 2015 - "No man ever dared to manifest his boredom
so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat when he yawns in
the face of his amorously importunate wife." - Aldous
Gratuitous Kittiness: "I'm not upside-down. You are!"
Mewvie: Instant cat nap.
Art: We're never alone. Ever.
cat with the lucky eyebrows.
It may be the year of the monkey in Japan, but people from across the
country are reportedly flocking to a tiny tobacconist north of Tokyo
for an encounter with a cat that has ”lucky eyebrows”.
Hachi, described in the Mainichi newspaper as an employee of the shop
in Mito, Ibaraki prefecture, sports two black markings above her eyes
that resemble the kanji character for the number eight, considered a
harbinger of good luck in Japan. Now tourists have joined regular customers
to catch a glimpse of the cat’s lucky markings, the newspaper said.
Hachi, whose name means “eight” in Japanese, was born a month
after the magnitude-9 earthquake that struck north-east Japan on 11 March
2011, triggering a deadly tsunami and a triple meltdown at Fukushima
Daiichi nuclear power plant. The cat was taken in by Yoichi Maeda, a
local editor, who asked the tobacconist’s owner, Kaori Hasegawa,
to look after her during the day in the hope that she would bring some
luck to local businesses affected by the disaster.
“A lot of people have told me that good things happened to them after they
saw Hachi’s face,” Hasegawa told the Mainichi, although she did not
It is not the the first time Japan’s obsession with cats – from
Hello Kitty and Doraemon to maneki neko figurines and cat cafes – have
been used to drum up business. Last summer, 3,000 mourners attended the
funeral of Tama the cat, whose 2007 appointment as honorary stationmaster
at a railway station in western Japan was credited with saving the line
from financial ruin.