Cat Project Archives for March 12-16,
12, 2018: "It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens
(Alice had once made the remark) that whatever you say
to them, they /always/ purr."- Lewis Carroll
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "I vant to drink... your milk."
Cat Mewvie: Using cats to explain
the gun problem.
Feline Art: "Gaia"
by Diane Irvine.
cats show affection.
by Alma Gaul
Some people describe cats as "aloof," "persnickety," "neurotic," "aristocratic" and "antisocial."
Others call them "loyal," "sensitive," "inquisitive" and "friendly."
Feline specialist Dr. Elizabeth Colleran believes that we just need to
read the signs better to know that our cats love us.
Here are some cat behaviors that people may not understand, as reported
by Colleran in the peridocial dvm360:
1. Territorial tenderness. Cats can demonstrate their affection to us
by walking around their home (now it’s their territory!) with their
tail straight up. Additionally, that rub on your ankles — actually
he would prefer your face — means "I love you!”
2. Friendly fondness. While it may seem obvious, cats that sleep together
are expressing their fondness for each other and for you when they slip
onto your lap for a short siesta. Similarly, mutual grooming among cats
is a sign of bonding, something you accomplish when you stroke or brush
3. Sentimental salutations. Have you ever been greeted by your cat and
listened for a high-pitched sound that is made when they force air between
their lips? Along with purring, these vocalizations are their way of
welcoming you home!
Of course, not all cats love humans equally. To increase the chance your
kitten will consider you her best friend, make sure she has lots of interaction
with multiple people between three and eight weeks of age.
Interestingly, some male cats may prefer your companionship because they
were born with something called a ‘boldness gene.’ This gene
is carried only by male cats and makes them more likely to prefer your
Your cat won’t send you a card on Valentine’s Day but look
for these subtle and not-so-subtle signs that they are in love with you!
13, 2018: "One small cat changes coming home to an
empty house to coming home." - Pam Brown
Gratuitous Kittiness: INtroducing the new Rubbermaid Kat-Keeper.
Cat Mewvie: "Did someone
Feline Art: "A Glaring
of Cats". Circa 1700, artist inknown.
14, 2018: "To some blind souls all cats are much alike.
To a cat lover every cat from the beginning of time has
been utterly and amazingly unique."- Jenny de Vries
Gratuitous Kittiness: The 9-Lives Samurai.
Cat Mewvie: "I'ze a lucky
Art: "Yellow Cat" by Andrea Gianchiglia.
15, 2018: "There are people who reshape the world
by force or argument, but the cat just lies there, dozing,
and the world quietly reshapes itself to suit his comfort
- Allen and Ivy Dodd
Gratuitous Kittiness: Special knees kitty.
Cat Mewvie: Making kitty pancakes.
Feline Art: "Happy Family"
by Judy Gibson
16, 2018: "Places to look: behind the books in the
bookshelf, any cupboard with a gap too small for any cat
to squeeze through, the top of anything sheer, under anything
too low for a cat to squash under and inside the piano."-
Gratuitous Kittiness: Absolutely fabulous.
Cat Mewvie: Cats vs. the Killer
Cukes From Outer Space.
Feline Art: "Two
by Mimi Vang Olsen.
your beer with your cat.... or anything else.
by Christopher Spata
World of Beer restaurants around Tampa Bay are having some fun printing
cats, dogs, Tampa Bay Lightning logos, internet memes and pretty much
anything else customers can come up with on their draft beers.
The store at 2878 Providence Lakes Blvd. recently debuted a Ripple Maker
machine, which was originally designed to let baristas print pictures
on coffee foam.
The bar is proving it works on beers that have a sturdy, white foam too.
Reddit user teknrd, who declined to give their real name, posted a photo
after the bartender printed a photo of their cat, Kasey, on the head
of a Blacksmith (a combo of Guinness and Smithwicks) they were drinking
at the bar on Tuesday.
The machine sprinkles a tiny bit of coffee extract onto the beverage
to create the image, but not enough to taste. The printing itself takes
about three seconds to complete.
The Coffee Ripples smartphone app allows customers to submit their own
text, designs or photos for printing on the store's WiFi-connected Ripple
Maker, even selfies.
The World of Beer locations in South Tampa, the University of South Florida
area, and Avion/Tampa International area all have Ripple Makers now,
and marketing coordinator Emily Barth said they've been a big hit.
" I believe we are the only bar in Tampa that has the machine," she
The World of Beer staff is still getting the hang of it, but simple images
tend to show up better on the foam.
Ripple Makers sell for about $3,000 and require a $100 monthly subscription,
but you can't get one for your kitchen yet. For now, they're only sold
to bars and coffee shops.