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Infinite Cat Project Archives for February 15-19, 2016.

Mewsings: February 15, 2015 - "Kittens believe that all nature is occupied with their diversion."
- F.A. Paradis de Moncrif

cat going Tah-dahhh!

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Tah-dahhhh!"

Cat Mewvie: The eternal struggle... cats versus toilet paper.

cat shops for voles

Today's Kitty Komic

cat shoes from Japan

Feline Street Art: Smart kitty.

cat with sunglasses

Cat 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 a day.

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 is successful."

Mewsings: February 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

kitten in tiny chair

Gratuitous Kittiness: Long day at work.

Cat Mewvie: Never roar at a tiger.

cat protest comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat poem by Tolkien

Feline Art: Cat shoes, Tokyo style.

Mewsings: February 17, 2015 - "The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way." - Mark Twain

cats in sinks

Gratuitous Kittiness: A serene sinkfull of kitties.

Cat Mewvie: Smoking kills cats.

cats and nipples and catnip

Today's Kitty Komic

cat painted rock

Feline Art: More painted bocks by Ernestina Gallina.

cat with baby

The 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.

1. Abyssinian
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.

3. Birman
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 environment.

4. Burmese
Burmese cats love hanging around with people. They are also very gentle with children.

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.

6. Manx
Manx cats are also ideal cats for kids. These cats are very friendly and love being the center of attention.

7. Persian
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 to resist.

8. Ragdoll
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.

Mewsings: February 18, 2015 - "Any cat who misses a mouse pretends it was aiming for the dead leaf."- Charlotte Gray

rock climbing cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: Fluffy the Explorer.

Cat Mewvie: Have the cats been fed?

cats come first

Today's Kitty Komic

god is a cat t-shirt

Feline Art: The math works out.

Mewsings: February 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 Huxley

upside down kitten

Gratuitous Kittiness: "I'm not upside-down. You are!"

Cat Mewvie: Instant cat nap.

cats inspect gravity

Today's Kitty Komic

cat toilet seat cover

Feline Art: We're never alone. Ever.

cat with lucky eyebrows

The 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 elaborate.

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.


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