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Infinite Cat Project Archives for December 25-29, 2017.

Mewsings, December 25, 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.

tabby cat sleeping in hay

A Christmas Cat
by B52D

Two years ago, life for an old tabby cat turned ominous. One day she was fat and happy, at home with her doting human. Then the old lady, a neighbor, succumbed to a mix of maladies. The heirs emptied the house, locked the doors and left. Fortunately, across the fence was another kindly lady, who fed the cat and let her bunk on the back porch lounge chairs. But nothing, as the cat knew first hand, is forever. Lady #2 went ill, and then died.That locked house, too, awaits a new life, but at least the lawn chairs stayed in place. No food though.

Two separate neighbors saw the cat parked out front of its old home, looking lost and hungry. Food was bought and brought, and we fed her nightly. The tabby wanted the food, but not the humans. So, for about a year, that is what she got.Then, gradually, she realized that these folks might be OK. And maybe their brief touch could be tolerated, if followed by her hearty hiss. Many brief touches and hisses followed over several months. Meanwhile, the house was bought by a realtor, whose team busied itself with renovations. The cat stayed invisible during the workday. She reappeared in the dusky shadows, ears cocked for the sound of her caterers. We came, we fed, we went.

A For Sale sign went up. Furniture went in to make the newly-painted house look homey, at the Open House. People came. The cat hid.

Today, the house still awaits new owners. The cat didn't wait.
She decided to find her own new home.

That seems to be our house two doors down. She began coming to our front door about two weeks ago. Just sitting. Waiting in the cold for her food to be delivered to her old dining spot. She happily, but at a distance, walked back with us, and warily ate her dinner there. Hissed, then disappeared until the next night.

Slowly, the dining area came to be our front step. Invitations to step inside were declined, as Bryce, our Australian Shepherd peeked out the door occasionally. He is cat tolerant, to a point. He now knows the plan, and cooperates by tiptoeing about, avoiding eye contact, being very quiet.

Today is the cat's fourth sleepover in our laundry room, our traditional cat bedroom. Probably the first nights in a house in two years...and the first cat to spend the night since our old tabby, Kate died a year ago. We uncovered Kate’s old carpeted cat perch, the feeding dishes, the litter box. All were installed that first night, as the cat cuddled in my wife's arms in the recliner. The tabby still spends her day outdoors, probably on that lawn furniture several doors down. But if I'm outside in front, she comes over to explore the garage, and just to hang out. She is still very suspicious of the dog, and declined his attempt to sniff noses. He got a hiss for it, so he knows she is not to be messed with. But they are OK with one another.

Update: It is now a few days before Christmas. The new cat has been sleeping at our place for about 10 days now, and some days doesn't even go back to her old backyard. Just as well, it is hectic there, as a nice and new young family are busily moving in. ‘Good that we still had the toys, beds and tools. All are being purred over again, as if new.

I did buy “Greta” a new toy, stuffed with catnip. It is being batted across the living room now.
Merry Christmas for all.

Mewsings, December 26, 2017: "When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?" - Montaigne

fluffy cat in snowstorm

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Baby, it's cold outside."

Cat Mewvie: The bestest back scratch ever.

cat fush comic

Today's Kitty Komic

ghost cat art bahrs

Feline Art: "Ghost Cat", by Lindroth von Bahrs.

Mewsings, December 27, 2017: "Many cats simply pounce to their own drummers." - Karen Duprey

kitten on a stuffed unicorn

Gratuitous Kittiness: Behold a rider on a pale horse.

Cat Mewvie: One cat-house, three cats, one year.

cat habitat comic

Today's Kitty Komic

dog or cat illusion art

Feline Art: "Dog or Cat Illusion", by Veronika Kokurina.

Mewsings, December 28, 2017: "I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." - Hippolyte Taine

cat on dog's back

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Let's ride!"

Cat Mewvie: Cat watches "Psycho 2".

cat head size comic

Today's Kitty Komic

woman and cats art

Feline Art: "Woman and Cats" by Will Barnett.

Mewsings, December 29, 2017: "The naming of cats is a difficult matter. It isn't just one of your holiday games. You may think at first I'm mad as a hatter. When I tell you a cat must have three different names..."
- T.S. Eliot

kitty prints in snow

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Cutest "Nope!" ever.

Cat Mewvie: Wacky cat adoption ad.

cat versus couch comic

Today's Kitty Komic

picasso woman with black cat

Feline Art: "Woman With Black Cat" by Pablo Picasso.

cat and priority mail box

Cat helps in fight against porch bandits

SAN FRANCISCO — After her neighborhood was the target of mail thieves, a woman in San Francisco had a surprise after catching the suspects in the act.

Local news media reported that Cameo Wood and 15 others were the victims in the rash of thefts.

“I’d get a little notification saying delivered I’d run downstairs and be like, oh where’s the package? And it was gone,” she said. “I was checking my video and I would see random people stopping in front of my house grabbing the packages and running away.”

Wood says the thefts have picked up in the last three months with six packages stolen in less than 24 hours between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

She was so frustrated, she took matters into her own hands.

In a tweet seen over 919,000 times, Wood said left them a few boxes filled special gifts courtesy of her cat, Koo Koo.

So far, she said, six boxes of litter and poo have been stolen.

“Thanks for cleaning the litter box,” she said.


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