Cat Project Archives for October 30 thru November
30, 2017: "When a cat chooses to be friendly, it's
a big deal, because a cat is picky."
- Mike Deupree
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Fuzzy little punkins.
Mewvie: Scariest cat mask evah!
Feline Art: Cat jack-o-lantern.
needs a butthole.... we're not kidding.
by David Moye
In many ways, Cluck is like any other 10-day-old kitten: She’s
sweet, adorable and is learning to crawl around.
But the one way she is different has life-threatening effects: She was
born without a butthole.
Cluck, who was rescued from the Los Angeles streets with her mother and
other members of her litter, suffers from a condition called an imperforate
That means her urine and feces come out of the same hole, according to
Shawn Simons of the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, a street
cat rescue clinic.
Cluck’s condition was discovered four days ago, and she needs an
operation very soon or she will die, Simons said.
“Right now, she’s nursing off her mom, so her poop is very liquidy,” Simons
told HuffPost. “When she gets on harder food, it will be impossible for
poop to pass through.”
Simons is hoping to improve Cluck’s prognosis by raising money
for an operation via a Crowdrise campaign called “Kitty Needs A
Butthole. (Note: As of 10-31-17 the crowdfund has been met and exceeded.)
“We would first need to get an MRI to see how extensive the problem is,
and to see where her intestines connect,” she said.
The surgery is risky, but Simons feels Cluck is a good candidate.
“She’s gaining weight and seems healthy other than not having the
butthole,” she said.
As of Friday afternoon, the kitty keister campaign had raised $465, which
bodes well for the success. Simons said anything raised beyond the $4,000
will be used to help the other cats in her facility, “even those
that have buttholes.”
31, 2017: "The cat does not negotiate with the mouse." -
Robert K. Massie
Gratuitous Kittiness: The cat is not convinced by this costume.
Mewvie: The Halloweeniest of Halloween cats.
Feline Art: "Halloween
E. V. Knowles
1, 2017: "In performing a variety of intellectually
demanding tasks, cats usually emerge as clear winners (over
dogs)." - Dr. David Greene
Gratuitous Kittiness: Smokey stripes.
Mewvie: The Breakfast Club
Art: "Silly Cat" by Titus Weiss.
2, 2017: "A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter
the cat."- George Mikes
Gratuitous Kittiness: Kittens by the bundle.
Mewvie: The scream of a mountain lion.
Feline Art: American
3, 2017: "A cat is nobody's fool." - Heywood
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Halloween leftwovers.
Mewvie: How to pill your cat.
Feline Art: Pastel cat
study, by Karen Margulis.
got his tongue.
When Mr. Magoo was found living under a deck in Canada with his cat mother,
brother, and sister, the family was immediately rushed to the Westwood
Heights Pet Hospital. It became evident that Mr. Magoo wasn’t like
other cats … his tongue always stuck out.
“During physical exam we found his lower jaw is off to one side, which
causes his tongue to stick out, and his skull is slightly deformed but otherwise
healthy,” Natalie, veterinary technician, wrote on Mr. Magoo’s website.
Natalie fell in love with the special kitty and immediately gave him
a loving, forever home. “I was so in love, I had truly met my furry
little soulmate,” Natalie says.
Mr. Magoo only eats canned food because he has a hard time opening up
his mouth to chew, but otherwise, he is perfectly happy and healthy.
Tongue out and all!
Mr. Magoo is now four years old and has adoring fans from all over who
just can’t get enough of that sweet face.
“He loves cuddles on the couch, stealing dog and human food, jumping on
counters, sneak attacks on his Pomeranian brothers and so much more, he is truly
living life to the fullest,” Natalie notes.
“When I first met Magoo I thought that he needed me, but in reality, I
was the one who needed him, he has changed my life forever,” Natalie says.
We’re sure lots of dog and cat lovers can relate!