Cat Project Archives for July 16-20,
16, 2018: "A cat is a criminal, always." - William
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Oh, just hanging around. You?"
Cat Mewvie: The cat in the engine
Feline Art: "Catsunami"
by Danial Ryan.
Cat, one year later.
by John Hulsey
ST. LOUIS — It's hard to believe, but the anniversary of St. Louis'
newest rally animal, Rally Cat, is less than one month away.
For those who don't remember, the saga of Rally Cat began on August 9,
2017, during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium.
The Cardinals down, one run with the bases loaded and two outs in the
bottom of the sixth inning, were interrupted one pitch into Yadier Molina's
at-bat by a feral cat darting across the outfield.
There were smiles, there were laughs and there were bite marks, but a
grounds crew member successfully swiped the kitten into his arms and
into safety. Just one pitch later, Molina blasted a grand slam into the
Thus, Rally Cat blossomed from just a cat to a next-level idol.
Despite some initial adoption confusion, the St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach
took him into their arms for a peaceful retirement from the big stage.
Thursday, the outreach provided an update into the life of Rally Cat,
saying he was having the time of his life with both his human and kitty
friends — even if he is still shy around strangers.
But don't worry. He's a lap cat at the end of the day.
17, 2018: "Cats have 3 forms of death, when they die
physically, when they're talked about for the last time,
and when their hair is no longer in the furniture. " -
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name."
Cat Mewvie: Yes, they once made
something called "Swat Cats".
Feline Art: "Untitled"
by Robin Panzer.
18, 2018: "Owning a cat is like owning a cactus. They
lie motionless in the sun most of the time, don't care
too much for your attention, hurt like hell if you touch
them wrong, and no one wants to hear your stories about
them on a first date." - SlowChurch
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Hey! Everyone looks like ants!"
Cat Mewvie: Cat rescue during
Art: "Nouveau Cat" by ~double9
19, 2018: "If a loving cat owner was ever shrunken
down to the size of a mouse, their cat would probably sniff
them once, decide that the creature they were sniffing
was indeed their loving owner, and then proceed to eat
them anyway." - WargRider23
Gratuitous Kittiness: Yin-yang love.
Cat Mewvie: Things cats don't
Feline Art: "Black Cat"
by Rubin Gideon.
20, 2018: "But buds will be roses, and kittens, cats,
- more's the pity." - Louisa May Alcott
Gratuitous Kittiness: Here's looking-looking at you-you.
Cat Mewvie: Cats, Dogs, & Rats.
Feline Art: "Splatter
ice cream for kitty
by Isami McCowan
There's nothing cuter than when restaurants have an item on the menu
especially for pets — like cat treats or biscuits for dogs. These
perks are even greater in the summer when the heat is beating down on
you and your animal alike. Dogs usually get the spotlight when it comes
to specialized menu finds like this, but this new DIY treat finally shifts
the spotlight: ice cream pops for cats. The cold-treat trend is currently
popping up all over Japan, as temperatures in the country continues to
crawl up and cat owners needed a solution for pets who wouldn't drink
from their bowls. The best part is that you don't have to shell out a
dime for this cat-friendly snack — you'll probably already have
everything you need at home.
You won't have to worry about your family or roommates getting into this
ice cream (if they do, they'll regret it): the primary ingredient is
cat food. "It's not the same ice cream you'd buy, but by freezing
catfood and some water, you can create a cooling treat for your cat," a
Twitter moment explains. The only other tools you need are an ice tray
and some toothpicks or popsicle sticks, and then PetCo recommends "adding
water [to the canned food] and mixing it in a blender" before you
pour and freeze. Voilà — your cat will be infinitely happy
and you'll be proud of your Pinterest-worthy DIY. Also, these cat ice-cream
pops are so, so cute.
Regular ice cream is a no-go for cats since they have trouble properly
digesting milk-based products (the sugar, milk, and cream in the product
could give them a pretty bad stomachache). If you've tried the cat-friendly
DIY ice cream and your four-legged friend is loving it, you might even
consider stocking up on the different versions of the treat throughout
the summer. CANIDAE, a popular pet food brand, has some other great ideas
for frozen cat treats. If you want to switch it up and try making the
ice cream from scratch instead of using cat food, they recommend blending "eggs,
meat or tuna, and whey powder," mixing the ingredients with a little
bit of water, and freezing the snacks in small cups or an ice tray. Then,
if you want to save some for next week, you can store them in a freezer
Cats love fish, right? If your cat is a die-hard seafood lover, CANIDAE
suggests opening a can of tuna or salmon into a bowl (juice included,
but remove the bones). Blend the concoction, and then pull out the ice
tray again to freeze and then serve. If you're feeling creative, you
can even make a game out of the cat-popsicle and simply put a few cat
treats in some water or chicken broth, freeze in an ice tray, and then
let your pet enjoy scavenging for the gold. Lastly, you can make your
cat's homemade ice cream even tastier by combining cat food with yogurt
or fruit instead of water — they'll definitely appreciate it on
a hot day.?
It can be truly difficult to resist those puppy or kitten eyes begging
you for a spoonful of your chocolate chip ice cream on a summer day,
but luckily there's tons of easy pet-friendly alternatives that won't
result in upset stomachs (and a lot of cleaning up on your part). Most
of the ingredients can be found right in your pantry or refrigerator,
so you don't even have to leave the comfort of your air conditioned house.
These DIY cat ice-cream pops will likely only take you a few minutes
to actually prepare, but your cat will be grateful for a lifetime — or