Cat Project Archives for August 14-18,
14, 2017 - "If a cat did not put a firm paw down now
and then, how could his human remain possessed." -
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Happiness is a handful of kitten.
Mewvie: Just another stray cat.
Feline Art: "Cat Cloud" by
cats are a thing.
by Heyley Richardson
THESE adorable curly-haired cats are taking the internet by storm.
Earlier this week Twitter user @meanplastic posted a series of adorable
snaps of a ginger kitten with a coiled coat which, on first glance, could
be mistaken for a poodle’s.
When pictures of this adorable curly-haired moggie were posted on Twitter,
people couldn't handle it
The photos were captioned: “I’ve never seen a cat with curls
The tweet went viral, notching up more than 6,500 retweets and 18,000
One Twitter user called it “the cutest kitten I've ever seen” while
another commented: “I hate cats but I can't lie, I literally just
fell in love.”
The fuzzy felines are actually a relatively new breed called Selkirk
Rex, which originated from a housecat, called Miss DePesto of Noface,
found in a shelter in Montana in 1987, according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association.
She was picked up by local Persian breeder Jeri Newman, who adopted the
kitten and encouraged her to breed with a black Persian, reports The
Miss DePesto of Noface produced a litter of six kittens, three of which
had her distinctive curls – the result of a dominant genetic trait.
The pictures on Twitter went viral, notching up more than 6,500 retweets
and 18,000 likes
The Selkirk Rex, inspired by the nearby Selkirk mountains and the rex
mutation — a genetic variation that results in soft, curly or wavy
hair – was declared an official breed in 2012.
They tend to be large cats with a round head and plush, loose curls which
show up more dramatically on longer fur.
A Selkirk Rex is usually curly from birth, with kittens distinguished
by their unusual coats and brittle, coiled whiskers.
15, 2017 - "When a cat chooses to be friendly,
it's a big deal, because a cat is picky."
- Mike Deupree
Gratuitous Kittiness: Dang! The cat arrived broken again.
Feline Art: Cat painting
by Zoe Stokes.
16, 2017 - "A cat sleeps fat, yet walks thin." -
Gratuitous Kittiness: One tongue and many, many toes.
Mewvie: Fifty boxes and two cats.
Art: Watercolor cat by Andre Penovac.
17, 2017 - "No one shall deny me my own conclusions,
nor my cat her reflective purr."
- Irving Townsend
Gratuitous Kittiness: Sleeping beauties.
Mewvie: Boomer crashes a dog show.
Feline Art: Art by Oxana
18, 2017 - "I'm aloof, I like to run around outside,
but I also like to curl up in warm spots. I eat fish." -
Megan Coughlin on why she'd make a good cat
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Cheese!"
Mewvie: Epic cat massage.
Feline Art: Ballpoint
pen art by Samuel Silva.
cat and owner reunited on Black Cat Appreciation
TEXARKANA, Ar - A black cat, lost in Texarkana, Arkansas, was reunited
with her owner Thursday, on Black Cat Appreciation Day!
Over the weekend, Luna, the cat, was moving with her owner from the San
Antonio, Texas-area to upstate New York. They stopped in Texarkana for
the night. But, when it was time to leave, Luna couldn't be found. Schievelbein
said she had searched for Luna at least three hours, never hearing a
single meow, before leaving that hotel.
It wasn't until that night, that the next hotel guests heard her!
The following morning, Animal Care & Adoption Center of Texarkana
Director Charles Lokey and a feline rescuer, recovered Luna from that
hotel room. Lokey said, "In between the head board and the mattress
and the box springs, there was a little gap. Well, Luna had gotten down
in there and gotten under the box springs and was hiding inside the bed
Luna's owner Lisa Schievelbein said, "I can't believe he went totally
out of his way to go save her and hold her here for me, like no hesitation."