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Infinite Cat Project Archives for May 11-15, 2015.

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May 11, 2015: "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat." - Warren Eckstein

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Cat of the Day

Longcats are all the rage.

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Mom and her new kittens.




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8 kittens

Mama cat braves storm to save kittens.

About a month later, she showed up again, hungry, and looking differently somehow. This time, she cautiously came in the house, ate a lot, looked around a bit, and then left again. She did this for about a week, and then disappeared again – this time for two months.
Now this is where Mabel will start to pull at your heartstrings:

“ Two months later I heard a loud cry from outside my window. It was six in the morning during a bad thunderstorm. I had decided to sleep with the windows open that night to hear the storm come in. When I heard the crying again I quickly dressed and went to the living room. I opened my sliding glass door and saw Mabel, soaking wet, meowing her heart out.”

Poor Mabel, out there in the pouring rain! She must have been scared to death of the thunder and lightning. But there was more to it than that:

“ Then behind her I saw the reason why. There was a very small kitten following her. She led the shivering kitten to my door and disappeared back into the storm. Thirty minutes later she came back, with another kitten. Every thirty minutes Mabel went back into the storm, until, one by one, she had led eight little four-week-old kittens to my door.”

Talk about a mother’s love! Mabel had trekked back-and-forth through the raging storm to get her kittens to safety. If it took 30 minutes to get each one, that means she spent 4 hours in that storm! She brought them to the only person she knew she could trust.

“ In that moment when I stepped outside and I looked into that cat’s eyes, there was an exchange of information. She had successfully communicated to me that she needed help. And somehow, over the weeks and months that I had cared for her, she had come to know that I would. Mabel had struggled for hours to bring her kittens to safety, and I owed it to her to make sure they end up in a good loving home.

The kittens have all been named, taken to the vet, are litter trained, and are ready for adoption. Kate Collins also wants to thank her heroic son, who has taken the kittens into his home and is taking such good care of them.

“ My son is determined not to  turn them over to a shelter but instead find homes for them and their brave little mother.”

Bless your hearts! We think you and your son are both wonderful people, and we’re so glad that Mabel had a place to take her kittens!

If you live in the Indianapolis area, and are interested in adopting the mama cat Mabel, or any of her kittens, you can contact Kate here. Tell her we sent you! Also, the top image, the cat in the rain, is NOT Mabel. We don’t have a picture of her, but she is a calico kitty. The pictures of the kittens, however, are the real deal!

Update!!
Happy ending!!! Just heard from Jason and Kate. Jason says homes have been found for all of the kittens, and he is keeping Mabel!

From Jason:
I am happy to announce that all eight kittens have found wonderful, loving homes. We have decided to adopt Mabel ourselves, along with three of her kittens. Thank you so much for sharing this story! It brings me to tears and I lived it!

To see all eight kittens, click here.


 

Mewsings


May 12, 2015: "You own a dog but you feed a cat."- Jenny de Vries

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Hold still

"C'mon, Dad! Let's play some more 'Horsey!"

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Following Daddy.



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artists and cats



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May 13, 2015: "A cat's name may tell you more about its owners than it does about the cat." - Linda W. Lewis

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Hold still

"Keep meowing. I think they're waking up."

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Kitten vs. corgi.



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andre the giant cat

Colorado pet store takes in Andre the Giant Cat

A Fairplay pet store and its cat sanctuary have seen an increase in cat adoptions thanks to its giant new cat.

Andre the Giant Cat was first noticed hanging around downtown Fairplay in November, said Miyuki Takeda, owner of High Paw Pet Supplies.

"Within a month of us having him, people coming in to see him and to visit, the adoption rate for the rescue skyrocketed," Takeda said of the roughly 25-pound cat.

Animal Rescue of the Rockies' Cat Casita, a cat sanctuary, is in the downstairs portion of Takeda's store.

After the rescue took Andre in, it received more than a dozen applications for adoption. But, the vet said he was underweight at 20 pounds and needed to stay at the shelter to get up to a healthy weight.

Takeda and Animal Rescue of the Rockies made a mutual decision to make Andre the store cat. His following on Facebook and Instagram has since grown to match his own stature. He's even attracted visitors from as far as Oklahoma, Takeda said.

"When he first came to us, he showed a lot of signs — he acts like a hybrid," Takeda said, noting his gravely voice, his issues digesting processed food and, of course, his size.

However, it is unlikely Andre is feral. Takeda said he is toilet-trained and relatively tame.

Takeda said she and the local veterinarian can only speculate about Andre's breed.

"We think perhaps he has Savannah in him — those are huge cats," Takeda said of the hybrid cat breed. The veterinarian noted there was a breeder of the Savannah hybrid cat breed in the area, but Andre exceeds those cats in weight.

When Andre disappeared last Friday — the best guess is that a back door was propped open by a cross-breeze — members of the community rallied to search throughout the snowy weather.

Andre returned to High Paw Pet Supply on Sunday, and Takeda is taking precautions to make sure doors of the store close tight from now on.

"We did set out two live cat traps," she said. "Sunday morning, he was in the trap in the front door. He knew where home was, which is good."



Mewsings


May 14, 2015: "If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend, but never your slave."- Theophile Gautier

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Hold still

"You have the most beautiful nose-hairs."

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Someone's not impressed.



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cat as accessory

 

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May 15, 2015:
"The smallest feline is a masterpiece." - Leonardo Da Vinci

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decorator cats

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BRAIN FREEZE!



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mad kitty

"I'm sick of this 'Cat Lady' bullshit!"
by Tina Amini

Look, I like cats. I grew up with them. I own one. I’ll chase them down on the street to try and pet them. But just because I have a cat, that does not make me a cat lady.

Frankly, I haven’t personally been accused of being one either. But I’m still sick of people pushing the cat lady stereotype on people who simply appreciate goofy creatures.

There’s a reason why the Internet is obsessed with cats. They’re cute. They curl up into tight little balls, wrapping their tails securely around them. They knead on your belly. They do dumb things like flip over themselves while trying to try to catch an intangible splotch of light. Cats are generally a joy to watch and be around.

But my love, and any other cat lover’s love for cats, does not preclude us from loving other animals. It doesn’t mean I don’t like dogs or that I wouldn’t squee just as hard at the sight of one. We are not inherently “cat ladies” (and I resent the fact that it’s such a gendered concept—men can love cats just as equally) just for appreciating cats.
Why is it dog people versus cat people? Can’t a dog person also be a cat person, and vice versa? I know I am. Via my two brothers, I essentially have four dogs that I love visiting.

A friend of mine was so enamored of the cuteness of my own cat that she is adopting one of her own. This is what she said to me recently:

cat lady

I’m Sick Of This ‘Cat Lady’ Bullshit

Like, that’s all sorts of bullshit. She gets a cat and that automatically makes her a cat lady? Maybe it makes her more aware of the world. Maybe it makes her more loving, wanting to take care of an animal that needs it, taking it away from a life of 24/7 crates. Maybe she just likes the companionship and, hey, remember that little thing where most residences will allow for cats but not for dogs? Or maybe that guy is just a dick, which he seems to be from all the stories I’ve heard about him.

I’ve had a lot of people assume that because I like cats, I also like cat-branded gifts. Like cats on pillows. Or cat blankets (full disclosure: my office blanket, which was a GIFT and not my selection whatsoever, is covered in cats). Cats on cups and cat bookends and cat umbrellas and…

Cat-owners’ lives do not necessarily revolve around cats, just like any other pet owner’s life does not necessarily revolve around their pet or the kind of pet they chose to live with. Just as gamers are not all basement-dwellers who never see the light of day, cat-lovers aren’t all sexless anti-social shut-ins with no other interests but their chosen animal companion.

People who like cats like cats. The living, breathing, curling-into-a-ball animals we live with. But we may not necessarily like covering our living space with cat decor, or stacking cat items in our closets and on our shelves. We may not want 50 cats in our homes. We may not care to decorate our apartments to make it easier for our cats to get around. We may not be single, and we don’t always get cats just to help ward off loneliness. We may not even be ladies.

We love cats! Stop shaming us for it.



 




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