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Infinite Cat Project Archives for June 15-19, 2015.

Mewsings: June 15, 2015 - "No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens." - Abraham Lincoln

cute kitten

Gratuitous Kittiness: "I mustache you a question."

Cat Mewvie: "Toilets are sooooooo cool!"

cat geneology comic

Today's Kitty Komic

matilda the alien cat

Matilda the Alien Cat
from The Animal News

Matilda, the alien-looking cat, is taking over the cosmos. Well, maybe just social media, as she has over 30,000 Instagram followers already. She is an unusual-looking feline with large, glassy eyes that give her the appearance of the stereotypical alien, according to the Mirror. She has a fan following on Instagram, where some followers even drew pictures of her, such as fittingly taking off in a spacecraft.

She was born in a small town in a hoarder’s home and a rescue group quickly scooped her up two years ago. She was adopted out and, shortly after her first birthday, she had an enlarged pupil in her right eye for a short time and sometimes had squinty eyes.

The empress cat even has a website that says the rest of her family are her servants. Her loving family tried to find out what was wrong with her eyes. After visiting various veterinarians, Matilda was diagnosed with feline leukemia. Her owners found out that the rescue group had lost their contact information after moving offices and had been trying to reach them. As it turned out, other cats in the same litter had developed a mysterious eye condition, according to the Daily Mail.

It turned out that she did not have feline leukemia. Instead, she had a condition in which her right and left lenses have spontaneously detached. Because of a deficiency in collagen, she also has difficulty recuperating from wounds and surgeries. Unfortunately, the condition led to a progressive vision loss, and Matilda is now blind. But she is not in pain and doesn’t have glaucoma. Her “servants”– aka owners — have decided against invasive surgery that had little likelihood of success. They said the following, according to the Daily Mail.

“After much discussion and consideration, The Lady and The Bearded Man [Matilda’s comical names for themselves] decided with the veterinary ophthamologist’s support that we would let Matilda’s eyes do what they naturally would, and would not intervene with a traumatic surgery that did not appear to be helpful [sic].”

She requires ongoing medicine for her eyes, but they ultimately will probably have to be removed. The owners have started a GoFundMe page to raise money for her ongoing care. A link to her website, which tells her saga is here. Her GoFundMe page can be found here.

But no matter what, her owners love their unique feline and have stated the following according to the Mirror.

“No matter what happens, her servants think she’s perfect and beautiful and will love and care for her the absolute best way that they can for however long this little alien is here.”

Mewsings: June 16, 2015 - "You can't own a cat. The best you can do is be partners."
- Sir Harry Swanson

cat looking over book

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Hi! Whatcha readin'?"

Cat Mewvie: 36 Facts About Cats

greeting a cat

Today's Kitty Komic

Mewsings: June 17, 2015 - "Some animals are secretive; some are shy. A cat is private."
- Leonard Michaels

cat in crib

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Mine!"

Cat Mewvie: Video games with Daddy.

business cat comic urine

Today's Kitty Komic

cat owner gets caught in tree

Cat Owner Gets Stuck In Tree

We all go to great heights for our pets.

A woman in Presque Isle, Maine, had to be rescued by firefighters Monday afternoon after climbing around 80 feet up into a tree in a failed attempt to rescue her cat, the Bangor Daily News reports.
“ I just couldn’t believe she was that high up,” Deputy Fire Chief Rich Wark told The Huffington Post. He said that privacy laws prevented him from identifying the woman, but noted she was in her 60s.

Wark said the woman called 911 from near the top of the tree at around 2 p.m. It was fortunate she brought her cell phone with her, he said, because she was so high up that it was difficult to hear her voice from the ground.

At first, Wark and firefighter Jesse Bell were unable to even see the woman in the tree, but they ultimately pinpointed her location when they saw some leaves rustling. Wark said that when Bell went up on a ladder to bring her down, she initially refused and told the rescuers she wouldn’t leave without her cat, which was still in the tree.

The large black cat, however, “wasn’t having anything to do with coming down,” Wark said. Bell told the woman that they would go back up for the cat after they brought her down.

Wark said the woman collapsed from exhaustion after she got to the bottom of the tree, but is OK now.

The rescuers' subsequent attempts to get the cat down were unsuccessful, but the cat down on its own shortly after the incident.

“ They always come down eventually,” Wark told HuffPost. He advised those who are trying to get a cat down from a tree to put food at the base and walk away.

The deputy fire chief said his department gets around two to three calls a year asking for help getting cats down from trees, but in his 30 years in the fire service, “this is the first time I’ve had to rescue a person after a cat in a tree.”

Unfortunately, the last Wark heard, the woman was still trying to locate her cat.

Mewsings: June 18, 2015 - "My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her." - Colette

cat's hunting face

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Dis mah hunty face."

Cat Mewvie: (Hey. I don't make 'em. I just share 'em.)

look what the cat dragged in

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Mewsings: June 19, 2015 - "Cats are connoisseurs of comfort." - James Herriot

masked cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Who is that masked cat?"

Cat Mewvie: How cats say they love you.

cat resume comic

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Australian mystery cat

25-year-old Australian mystery cat found in Northern Ireland
by Siobahn Fenton

An Australian cat has been mysteriously found in Northern Ireland, sparking speculation as to how he made the 12,000 mile journey.

The ginger cat was picked up by Cat Protection helpers in County Armagh last week. When animal welfare officers took him to the vet for a health check, it was discovered that he had been micro-chipped in Australia.

The plot thickened as the chip revealed he has also been found as a stray across the Irish Sea in London.

The centre has now given the cat the new name of Ozzie, to reflect his Australian heritage.
The data on the microchip suggests that the tabby was born in 1989, making him 25 years old.
The life expectancy of cats is between 12- 15 years.

Cat Protection co-ordinator Gillian McMullen explained to The Belfast Telegraph how the curious case came about.

“I responded to a call from a member of the public last Monday evening who was concerned about a poorly stray cat that had been hanging around her garden for several days," she said.

" I took it to Willow Veterinary Clinic on the Mahon Road, Portadown, where we discovered it was microchipped and this is where the mystery begins.

" The cat had originally been microchipped in Australia. Then in 2004 he turned up as a stray in a London vet clinic but no details whatever were logged against the microchip."

Ms McMullen has said that she will look after Ozzie whilst investigations are still underway to ascertain who his true owners are.

“ We are desperate to unravel the rest of this cat's past and hopefully reunite him with his owners.
" We have been in touch with the Australian Animal Register and have our fingers and paws crossed on word from them on this cat.".


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