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Infinite Cat Project Archives for January 4-8, 2016.

Mewsings: January 4, 2015 - " Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect." -
Steven Wright

8 gray kittens

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Spitting images.

Cat Mewvie: Cat in a monkey suit.... sure, why not?

cat batting christmas tree ornament

Today's Kitty Komic

cat art in St Petersburg, russia

Feline Street Art: Somewhere in St. Petersburg, Russia

bart the zombie cat

Bart the zombie cat celebrates another year of life.
by Nina Golgowski

It's been nearly a year after he was run over, buried alive and then left to claw his way out of the earth, but now Bart the cat -- the so-called "Zombie Cat" -- is celebrating life, perhaps the best way cats know how: sleeping.

In a photo posted by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Florida, on Thursday, the black-and-white cat is seen wearing a festive top hat just hours before ringing in the new year from his cozy bed.

"Happy New Year from our sweet boy, Bart! As you can see, he is fairly unimpressed with the festivities #ZombieCat #MiracleCat," the group captioned the snap.

Bart indeed proved to be some kind of miracle after he was found wandering around, seriously injured, five days after his owner said he was hit by a car.

Humane Society of Tampa Bay Bart's injuries included the loss of an eye and a broken jaw from the traumatic incident last January.

After believing Bart to be dead, Ellis Hutson said he had his neighbors help bury him.

As seen in the New Year's Eve photo, which was taken during a positive health assessment, Bart appears to be quite alive.

"He's healthy, he's happy," Sherry Silk, director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, told The Huffington Post on Sunday. "You can tell that he's gotten a little bit porky."

Bart lost an eye during his traumatic ordeal and suffered other injuries including a broken jaw. Silk described him as fully recovered, though his jaw is still a bit tender.

"It has healed but it's not as strong as before it got shattered," Silk said.
Though Bart is kicking off 2016 with a chaotic year behind him, a legal battle over Bart's ownership remains underway. Silk said Hutson refuses to give up ownership of his feline.

"It's just ridiculous," she said of the back and forth, which she described as "excruciatingly slow."

" I just hope and pray that in the new year we will get ownership of him," she added.
Speaking to HuffPost about the incident in February, Hutson defended his treatment of Bart, saying that he truly believed his cat was dead when they buried him.

“ The cat is being held hostage,” he said. “This is our family pet.”

Until the dispute is resolved, Bart is being cared for by a foster parent, one who Silk said "obviously has fallen in love" with the cat.

Should the Humane Society secure Bart's ownership, the foster parent would have first dibs on formally adopting him, Silk said.

Mewsings: January 5, 2015 - "The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath." - W. C. Fields

cat scarves

Gratuitous Kittiness: New Xmas togs.

Cat Mewvie: Cat survived Missouri flood by floating in litter box.

how to pet a cat

Today's Kitty Komic

the old cat lady

Feline Art: The Old Cat Lady, artist unknown.

Mewsings: January 6, 2015 - "Because of our willingness to accept cats as superhuman creatures, they are the ideal animals with which to work creatively." - Roni Schotter

cat with empty food bowl

Gratuitous Kittiness: "My bowl is empty. For the love of GOD, my food bowl is EMPTY!"

Cat Mewvie: Oskar has flappy paws.

relationbship of man to dogs and cats

Today's Kitty Komic

cat mosaic on wall of castle in Belfast, Ireland

Feline Art: Cat mosaic on wall of castle in Belfast, Ireland.

kuli the surfing cat

Kuli the one-eyed surfing cat.
by Jennifer Newton

Paddling in the water and riding through the waves, the is the adorable one-eyed rescue kitten who has learned to surf and swim.

The cat called Kuli, lives in Honolulu, Hawaii with his owners Alexandra Gomez and Krista Littleton, who first took him surfing a year ago.

Kuli, whose name means to look blind, was adopted weighing only one pound, but has gone on to become an expert in riding the waves.

Ms Gomez, 25, and Ms Littleton, 30, believe that Kuli is so tolerant of the sea thanks to being regularly bathed to treat his condition which saw his eye removed at only four months old.

After starting him off once he was healthy enough to swim, the pair introduced Kuli to a longboard before putting him on a boogie board.

Now, Kuli can regularly be seen leaving the house in his owners' beach bag - even when surfing isn't on the cards and they're just popping to the grocery store.

Ms Gomez said: 'Kuli started his surf training at four months old after his operation and he was only about six months old that he began surfing.

It is believed he is so tolerant of the sea thanks to being regularly bathed to treat his condition which saw his eye removed at only four months old

'His first time in the water, we just let him float on the board by himself near the shoreline and I would paddle around with him. Before we knew it we were looking for waves to surf.

'For a while I took Kuli out on my long boards, but it wasn't until I was playing around with a boogie board one day that I realised he really loved to get his claws into the foamy material.

'So we bought a board that Kuli would be able to get out on the surf with.'

Kuli was just three months old when he was adopted and had to have his eye removed due to an infection.

His owner added: 'Although he started off life very weak and malnourished, he has grown very quickly into a very tolerant cat and loves the water - probably thanks to the numerous baths he's had while recovering from his operation.

'Before he could swim confidently on his own, Kuli always wore a life jacket.

'He still wears it from time to time depending on the conditions - but we are careful not to take him out if it is too windy or the water is too rough.'

Mewsings: January 7, 2015 - "A common cat is four legal pence in value...
A Pound is the worth of a pet animal of the king." - Hywel Dda

cats in bow-ties

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Oh, yeah! Let's party!"

Cat Mewvie: Being cute is exHAUSting.

getting attention from a cat

Today's Kitty Komic

what cats teach us

German postcard. Artist: Rudi Hurzlmeier.

Mewsings: January 8, 2015 - "Again I must remind you that a dog's a dog--a cat's a cat." - T. S. Eliot

pigs nuzzling cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: Pigs love cats, too.

Cat Mewvie: Please cuddle the cat.

shoveling the cat's walk

Today's Kitty Komic

cat statue on ledge in St. Petersburg russia

Feline Art: Russian postcard. Artist unknown.

cat cafe

Cat cafe temporarily closes for best reason possible.
by Meghan Demaria

Cat cafes are as great for the featured animals as they are for the people visiting them. And for one such outpost in Vancouver, Canada, the business was so good for the cats that it temporarily closed.

The cat cafe phenomenon seems to be popping up everywhere lately, and they're popular for good reason — many cat cafes feature rescue animals looking for permanent homes. That's the case for Vancouver's Catfé, which serves as both a coffee shop for people and a foster home for the cats.

On Tuesday, Catfé announced that it's temporarily closed this week and will reopen on Friday, January 8. The reason, it explained on its website, is "catlessness." And that's a good thing — all of the cats found permanent homes thanks to the cafe's visitors.

"Due to the overwhelming success of adoptions in our first few weeks, we have run out of cats," Catfé declared on its website.

When Catfé reopens, it will have a new group of kitties looking for adoption and playtime. And while some cat enthusiasts have proposed that the cafe take animals from other shelters — it currently features cats from the British Columbia SPCA — Catfé has explained that's not an option.

"Our aim is to have anywhere between eight and 12 cats at the cafe, which will fluctuate as cats get adopted out and more cats arrive," Catfé wrote in a Facebook post. The cafe explained that shelters don't usually mix their cats with animals from other shelters, and the British Columbia SPCA sent over fewer cats than normal during the holiday season.

Still, Catfé noted, there are plenty of cats looking for homes in Canada (and elsewhere). If you're looking for a feline friend to adopt, you can always contact your local animal shelter, which probably isn't experiencing a bout of catlessness.'


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