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Infinite Cat Project Archives for December 18-22, 2017.

Mewsings, December 18, 2017: "Purring is an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow." - Anonymous

cat sleeping on wrapped xmas present

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Sometimes you just can't wait for Xmas.

Cat Mewvie: Kittens in fresh snow.

dog vs. cat people comic

Today's Kitty Komic

three xmas kittens art

Feline Art: "Meowy Christmas" by Jenny Newland.

white cat yawning face

Say "Meow!"
From the BBC

A 13-year-old boy has won a national photography award for an image he captured of his cat yawning.

The photograph of family pet, Milou, is the first picture Marlon Darragh has ever entered into a competition.

The schoolboy, from Branscombe in Devon, said he was "proud to be chosen" at the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2017.

He said he saw the "perfect photo opportunity" and the award has inspired him take more photographs.

BBC presenter Chris Packham presented Marlon with the award

Marlon made the journey to London with his family to attend the awards ceremony on Friday.
His mum Amanda Darragh said her son has "always had an eye for the unusual".

"He's never one to blow his own trumpet but he has always spotted details in things adults never see," she added.

Marlon's photograph of Milou, which he took on his Dad's iPad, saw off competition from across England and Wales to win the 12-15 Mobile Phone and Devices category.

The Sidmouth College student, who received the award from BBC presenter Chris Packham, said he took the photograph at just the right time.

"Our cat Milou was lounging in the sun on the patio. I took this one just as she yawned and stretched," the youngster said.

"I particularly like the contrast between her white fur and the dark grey slate, and the way her whiskers really stand out."

Mewsings, December 19, 2017: "I want to create a cat like the real cats I see crossing the streets, not like those you see in houses. They have nothing in common. The cat of the streets has bristling fur. It runs like a fiend, and if it looks at you, you think it is going to jump in your face." -
Pablo Picasso

cat in manger

Gratuitous Kittiness: "The Three Wise Cats have brought you gold, frankinscence, and purr."

Cat Mewvie: Backyard bobcats

cat on keyboard comic

Today's Kitty Komic

black christmas cat art

Feline Art: "Black Christmas Cat", artist unknown.

Mewsings, December 20, 2017: "A cat sleeps fat, yet walks thin." - Unknown

cat xmas card

Gratuitous Kittiness: Now THAT's an Xmas card.

Cat Mewvie: Max, the singing Maine Coon.

kitty love comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat christmas tales art

Feline Art: Cat puzzle art. Artist unknown.

Mewsings, December 21, 2017: "The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal - or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be." - Elizabeth Peters

ventura fire cat rescue

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Yes, I'm irresistable."

Cat Mewvie: A "Simon's Cat" Xmas special.

cat scratch xmas tree comic

Today's Kitty Komic

skating xmas cats art

Feline Art: "Christmas Cat" by Ryan Connors.

Mewsings, December 22, 2017: "Don't let anyone tell you loving a cat is silly. Love, in any form, is a precious commodity." - Barbara L. Diamond

cat in xmas tree

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Everyone needs an ornamental kitten.

Cat Mewvie: An ICP tradition - "The Cat Carol".

cat throws xmas ornaments comic

Today's Kitty Komic

xmas cat on mantle art

Feline Art: "Xmas Cat" by Becca Campbell.

tuxedo cat in cage on his back

The cat no one wanted.... gets a home for Christmas.
by Kristen Hampton

On Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., Karrie Brotzman with Gaston County’s Animal Care and Enforcement, decided to post a video of the only cat remaining in their shelter.

“I just knew one of our regulars would see it and come adopt him, but it went crazy on social media,” Brotzman said.

The video was an 18 second clip that panned around the adoptable cat area and showed all the kennels empty, except for one.

Meko was the lonely cat. In the video, he pawed at the front of his kennel when the camera came to him.

It was heart-wrenching, and it spread like wildfire on Facebook.

Hundreds of people shared the video which asked for someone to come adopt Meko in time for Christmas.

One of those people was a woman in New Jersey, who sent the story to her dad who lives in Gaston County.

“She told me that he was the last one there, and they wanted somebody to come get him for Christmas,” John Kurowski said.

Kurowski has a huge heart for animals, especially cats. He was parked in the Ingle’s grocery store parking lot in Dallas when his daughter texted him. He drove straight to the shelter just a few miles away. He didn’t even call his wife to ask her.

“I called her after I got him,” Kurowski said with a sly smile.

The power of social media can be used for both good and bad. In this case, it was used to find a home for a kitty, just in time for Christmas.

“He’ll be loved that’s for sure,” Kurowski said.

When asked how she felt about her simple idea to put the video on social media, Brotzman’s eyes filled up with tears, “We all work really hard, day in and day out. And we’re proud of the job we do. When other people see that and other people want to be a part of it, this is why I do this.”


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