Cat Project Archives for November 19-23,
19, 2018: "My husband said it was him or the cat...I
miss him sometimes." - Unknown
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Blurring the line bewteen "cat" and "art".
Cat Mewvie: Cats like art, too.
Feline Art: "Black
in the middle, cat in the sink.
Frankie Muniz's home is in a state of disarray, and he has his cat to
The 32-year-old actor detailed his recent misfortune in a series of tweets
last week, describing how he traveled to France for his uncle's funeral
and came home to a flooded house.
"I arrived home from my uncle's funeral to find 4 of my 5 story brownstone
home under 3 feet of water," the "Malcolm in the Middle" star
tweeted. "Everything I own, destroyed. Every wall, piece of artwork, personal
photos, furniture ... All because my cat accidentally turned on a sink a few
days ago while we were gone."
"I'm devastated and exhausted from a tough week with the loss of my Uncle
Skip, 45 hours of travel to and from France to walk in to find this disaster," he
continued. "I've cried more yesterday and today then my whole life combined.
Forgive me for venting ... I just need some support."
Muniz acknowledged the bizarre nature of his story but swore he wasn't
"I know this sounds ridiculous, but I swear it's true," he tweeted. "You
wouldn't believe the destruction."
Muniz' bad luck apparently continued into the weekend, when he announced
on Twitter that he also had to evacuate the hotel where he was staying
following the flooding in his home.
"Just woke up to fire alarms and had to evacuate the hotel we are staying
in because of what happened to our house," he wrote on Saturday. "This
has been an eventful week."
While Muniz didn't share where his flooded home was located, he has shared
photos of his pets on Instagram in the past, captioning an April photo
of his cat, "Jeri just thinks she owns the place!".
20, 2018: "Dogs have owners, cats have staff." -
Gratuitous Kittiness: "If I fits, I sits.... I hope I'm doing
Cat Mewvie: Kitty's not happy
with this whole "real
Feline Art: "Cat
21, 2018: "Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil,
and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities
as well." - Missy Dizick
Gratuitous Kittiness: Purricane. Possibly a Cat 3.
Cat Mewvie: Traditional cat meets
Art: "Insdie A Cat's Mind" by ntpt0210.
22, 2018: "Kittens believe that all nature is occupied
with their diversion."
- F.A. Paradis de Moncrif
Gratuitous Kittiness: That look.
Cat Mewvie: I think kitty may
need a lozenge.
Feline Art: "Galaxy
23, 2018: "Cats know how to obtain food without labor,
shelter without confinement, and love without penalties." -
W. L. George
Gratuitous Kittiness: "I knew you'd be surprised."
Cat Mewvie: The Cat in the Mirror.
Feline Art: "Megalophilia"
by Kori Nelson
Cats beg to strike up a conversation with their humans, and when you
consider that MHS has at least 125 cats in our building daily (plus more
in foster homes and off-site adoption sites), the conversations can be
Catster.com provides a wealth of information on tricks and tips to help
make the conversation bond with your cat(s) stronger. Cats rarely vocalize
with other cats (other than to hiss and growl at trespassers); they reserve
verbal interaction for humans. Cat language is a complex mix of facial
expressions, tail and ear positions and other forms of body language
in addition to scent and sound. Cats learn to make demands of us by observing
which of their sounds cause which human responses.
Here are a few suggestions on how to better understand your cat:
1. Short meow — “Hey, how ya doin’?”
2. Multiple meows — “I’m so happy to see you. I missed
3. Mid-pitch meow — A plea for something, usually dinner, treats,
or to be let outside.
4. Drawnout mrrraaaaaoooow — “Did you forget to feed me?
I want dinner NOW!” or a similar demand.
5. Low pitched mraaooww — “You’re so lame. The service
around here is awful.”
6. High-pitch RRRROWW! — “OUCH! YOU STEPPED ON MY TAIL!”
7. Purr — Most often a sign of contentedness; but can also be used
when in pain or afraid.
8. Hiss — “Steer clear. I’m angry and I’m not
afraid to bite.”
9. Clicking sounds — Cats who are tracking prey may make a distinctive
Reading body language is also important when learning how to understand
1.Tail straight up or straight up with a curl at the end — Happy.
2.Tail twitching — Excited or anxious.
3.Tail vibrating — Very excited to see you.
4.Tail fur sticks straight up while the tail curls in the shape of an
N — Extreme aggression.
5.Tail fur sticks straight up but the tail is held low — Aggression
6.Tail held low and tucked under the rear — Frightened.
A cat’s eyes are also telling.
1.Dilated pupils — Very playful or excited. It can also indicate
2.Slowly blinking eyes — Affection, the equivalent of blowing a
How a cat holds it head can indicate how its feeling.
1.Ears pinned back — Fear, anxiety, aggression.
2. Tongue flicking — Worry or apprehension.
3.Rubbing head, flank and tail against a person or animal -Greeting ritual,
4.Head-butting — Friendliness and affection.
5.Face sniffing — Confirming identity.
6.Wet nose kiss — Affection.
7.Licking — The ultimate sign of affection.