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Infinite Cat Project Archives for December 4-8, 2017.

Mewsings, December 4, 2017: "The trouble with sharing one's bed with cats is that they'd rather sleep on you than beside you."- Pam Brown

cash register cat

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Welcome suckers, uh, I mean, shoppers!"

Cat Mewvie: Star Wars.... with cats.

reasons to appreciate cat

Today's Kitty Komic

fat cat with xmas mouse art

Feline Art: "The Xmas Gift", artist unknown.

cat bats xmas ornament

How to kitty-proof your Xmas tree.
by Cassie Sheets

To cats, a Christmas tree is one giant toy, with branches to climb, and shiny ornaments to bat around. However, cats can easily be injured on broken ornaments, by a falling tree, or after coming into contact with toxic additives. If you want to keep your Christmas tree and your cat safe this holiday, try these cat-proofing methods.

1) Christmas Tree Defender
This simple barrier can be quickly installed and cut to fit around the trunk of your Christmas tree. The grated texture keeps cats from climbing your tree. The barrier is also made with a flame retardant additive that makes it safe to use with Christmas lights. This tree defender can also be used year-round to protect your potted plants from curious cats.
Christmas Tree Defender & Potted Plant Protector available from Amazon

2) Cat Repellent Spray
Keep your cat away from the Christmas tree with a motion-activated pet repellent spray. This safe, but annoying spray releases a quick burst when cats approach the tree, and covers up to three feet. Keep the can under the tree for an odorless, harmless deterrent any time your cat approaches.

3) A Decorative Deterrent
Placing pine cones around the base of your Christmas tree is a decorative way to keep cats at bay. Cats will avoid walking over pine cones, especially if you add a naturally cat-repelling citrus scent, like orange.

Mewsings, December 5, 2017: "Cats are connoisseurs of comfort." - James Herriot

cat with branchless xmas tree

Gratuitous Kittiness: How to cat-proof your Xmas tree.

Cat Mewvie: You go, Sparky!

cat with barb wire whiskers

Today's Kitty Komic

watercolor cat

Feline Art: "Cat" by Karin Akesdotter.

Mewsings, December 6, 2017: "Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect." - James Masont

totoro cats

Gratuitous Kittiness: Totoro cats.

Cat Mewvie: Moggy vs. Sphero.

hypocrite cat owner

Today's Kitty Komic

cat on bike art

Feline Art: "Cat on bike" by Ryan Connors.

Mewsings, December 7, 2017: "Cats like doors left open--in case they change their minds."
- Rosemary Nisbet

ventura fire cat rescue

Gratuitous Kittiness: Ventura fire cat rescue.

Cat Mewvie: The Cat Concerto.

cat translator comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat painting by franz marc

Feline Art: Cat art by Oxana Zaika.

Mewsings, December 8, 2017: "There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage." - Carl Van Vechten

cat in creche

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "I fits, so I sits."

Cat Mewvie: "Kozals' Christmas", based on a true story.

cat plays wirth xmas tree comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat looks at xmas tree painting

Feline Art: Painting by Karen Taylorl.

cat news

Woman rescues over 28,000 cats.
by Christina Cordova

“Cat Lady” is a term that became popular with the rise of YouTube and cat memes, but the Internet hasn’t seen a true cat lady until now. Sixty-seven-year-old Lynea Lattanzio has lived with 28,000 cats over the course of the past 25 years. What started as a way to help her father find a cat turned into an obsession–but an obsession of the best possible kind.

Lynea Lattanzio brought home 15 cats on that first trip to the animal shelter. In that same year, she successfully rescued and rehomed 96 cats. Today, she runs a cat shelter out of her home, where she and a team of volunteers currently take care of 800 adult cats and 300 kittens.

Lynea’s generosity towards these cats knows no bounds. When she started the shelter – Cat House on the Kings, California’s largest no-kill, no-cage sanctuary – she funded it out of her own pocket for 7 years. She sold her car and her wedding ring and even ate up all of her retirement. To keep medical costs down, she became a veterinary technician.

Her goodwill does not stop there though. The shelter became so big that she eventually had to move out of her own house.

At one point, Lynea had 67 cats sleeping with her in her bedroom, along with her dogs. That’s when she decided that something had to give and that something was her.

“I went from a 4,200 square foot, 5-bedroom home with a pool, wet bar, and view of the river, to a 1,600-1,800 square foot mobile home with a view of a rusty metal shed. I’ve come up in the world,” she jokes. The upside though? Her new home is a “cat-free” zone – meaning that only select few (dozen) cats are allowed in at one time.

Lynea truly is a cat lady, but the best possible kind there can be. With a staff that comes in at 4 am, she and her team save thousands of cats each year – cats that would have otherwise been put down or lived their entire lives without a place to call home.

Cat House on the Kings’ current expenses are somewhere around $1.6 million each year. Fortunately for the cats, a generous donor left Lynea her estate in 2004, allowing her to buy the neighboring 12-acres to use to expand her sanctuary. Now the cats can roam freely while they wait for that one human to find them and take them home.

Though Lynea loves her cats, her ultimate goal is to rehome them. She helps speed up this process by training feral and abandoned cats to become the loveable creatures they were born to be.

As of right now, the sanctuary currently has 500 cats that are ready for adoption. If you’re looking for your perfect pet and feel like doing some good at the same time, stop into their website to see if there is a cat listed that is right for you. Or just share this video with your friends and family to help Lynea and her team help their cats!


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