Cat Project Archives for September 3-7,
3, 2018: "Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with
sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance,
the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten
will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance." -
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "I'm just too adorable. Whatta ya gona do?"
Cat Mewvie: Cat vs.corn cob.
Feline Art: "Cat On
by Edward Bawden.
to do before leaving your new kitten home alone.
by Laura Barry
Adding a new furry member to the family is always an exciting experience,
especially when that little fur ball happens to be a kitten that’s
only a few weeks old. But when a kitten is separated from its mum and
brought to a new home filled with strangers, the adjustment can be overwhelming.
All kittens have to be left at home alone at some point, so here’s
some tips and tricks that will ensure both your home and kitten stay
safe and sound when unsupervised.
Find a safe space
When leaving your new kitten at home alone, the best thing you can do
is close it into a safe space, such as a laundry, mudroom or spare room,
that is free from hazards. Thing you should check for include glass objects,
cleaning products, poisonous plants and small things a kitten could chew
and choke on.
Once you have a risk-free space, bring in a warm bed, litter tray, scratching
post, food and fresh water.
Tire them out
If you know exactly when you need to leave the house, spend some time
playing with your kitten to tire them out before you go. That way your
kitten will be more inclined to take a nap when you leave, and it will
reduce their anxiety levels.
Leave out some toys
Give your kitten a selection of toys to investigate and play with while
you are away. A fluffy ball, a ball with a bell in it, a mouse toy or
even a chemical-free cardboard box with no staples or other foreign objects
in it will do the trick. This will keep your kitten entertained and their
attention focused on the right things, rather than clawing the flooring.
Make some noise
To make your kitten feel less lonely, leave the radio or television on
a quiet channel with calming sounds, and keep the volume on low. You
want just enough noise so your kitten doesn’t feel alone, but not
so much that the neighbours can hear it, or the cat can’t escape
For extra peace of mind
If you’re really worried about leaving your kitten at home alone,
consider investing in a wireless camera with a live feed that can be
accessed from your smart phone throughout the day. Some cameras even
let the owners talk through a built-in speaker so they can speak to their
pets throughout the day..
4, 2018: "Animals are such agreeable friends - they
ask no questions, they pass no criticisms." - George
Cat Mewvie: Your arm's
too short to box with Boots.
Feline Art: Stylized
cat art by Stevetomic.
5, 2018: "No tame animal has lost less of its native
dignity or maintained more if its ancient reserve. The
domestic cat might rebel tomorrow." - William Conway
Gratuitous Kittiness: Any lap is good lap.
Cat Mewvie: Gato Roboto!
Komic: Catfish cannibalism
Art: "Homer" by Donna Rollins.
6, 2018: "One of the ways in which cats show happiness
is by sleeping."
- Cleveland Amory
Gratuitous Kittiness: "I said 'gray poupon', does you has it?"
Cat Mewvie: Cats vs. metronomes.
Feline Art: "Big
Ben, Little Cat"
7, 2018: "A baited cat may grow as fierce as a lion." -
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Hey, guys!"
Cat Mewvie: New game called "Kleptocats".
Feline Art: "Moon"
by Danial Ryan.
bought a cryptokitty for $170,000.
by Mark Serrels
Meet CryptoKitty #896775. Her name is Dragon.
She has chestnut coloured eyes, her base colour is "cottoncandy".
According to her bio she "bit Rebecca Black once" and finds
spying on neighbours "exhilarating".
She is a digital cat and Tuesday someone bought her for the equivalent
Yep, that's $172,000 in US dollars, or 600ETH (Ethereum) to be precise.
Welcome to 2018.
She is now owned by the user Rabono.
CryptoKitties are essentially digital collectables that you can breed
and they're valuable in the way that, for example, a rare Magic: The
Gathering Card is valuable. Or a rare baseball card. Essentially, since
CryptoKitties are on the blockchain, Dragon (or 896775) is completely
unique and cannot be replicated. The people behind CryptoKitties are
slowly releasing "Gen 0" kitties, and they are capped at 50,000,
but they can breed.
This means that Gen 0 cats tend to be the most valuable.
Which is why Dragon selling for $172,000 is extremely strange. For context,
the average price paid for a CryptoKitty is $60. The median price is
$9. If you look at previously huge CryptoKitty sales, they have one thing
in common: They're all very old. The second most amount of money paid
for a CryptoKitty was $110,000 back in December 2017. That was for CryptoKitty
#18. The same day someone paid $107,000 for CryptoKitty #4. Both are
Also both are among the first CryptoKitties ever created and therefore
have a high value. Dragon is different. She is #896775, a ninth-generation
digital cat. It's hard to figure out why someone paid so much for her.
Even if she is cute and bit Rebecca Black once.
CryptoKitties informed us it doesn't publicly comment on large sales
or investments, but told us there are a number of potential reasons for
investing so much in a seemingly worthless digital cat: "maybe there
was a personal connection the buyer had to the cat or the seller.
" Maybe they really, really, liked how that CryptoKitty looked."