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Infinite Cat Project Archives for February 25-March 1, 2019.

Mewsings, February 25, 2019: "Cats do care. For example, they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning; and they wake us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off." - Michael Nelson

one-eyed cat looking at tattoo

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Welcome to Crazy-Time!"

Cat Mewvie: "That's mah tongue. Don't wear it out."


cat allergy comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat steals carrots with rabbit art

Feline Art: "In Trouble", by Shirin Rafie.

cat news

Life Wisdom From A Cat?
by Leslie Criss

In years gone by, my brother the veterinarian would promise a book, “Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned From My Dog.” When I asked him why a dog instead of cat, he said, “You really don’t want to learn from your cat!” (Ironically, his first published book is called “How Mayfield Found his Meow.”

And so, Gattino Calzini Campione Stockstill, a Tennessee rescue, came to be with us last year by way of my brother. Roughly translated, his name means “The Cat Stockstill also known as Sox and Champion.” Champ fills our days with wonder and wisdom.

With proper credit to Champ, then, here are a few things you should be learning from your cat:

• “Just because something is very small does not mean it’s not very important.”
• The smaller you are, the easier it is to feel at home in any space.
• Cute will get you very far in this world, until you start randomly biting someone.
• Snuggles almost always help.
• When you take some rest, do it like you really mean it.
• “Put down that stupid phone and spend some time with me.”
• If you open your eyes, there is no telling what you might see.
• “Keep climbing. The one on the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.”

But, you may wonder, is it right to apply animal wisdom to the vagaries, intensities and pains of human life? Can a cat or dog understand?

Well, here’s food for thought. Dogs sniff out cancer or depression and respond immediately with comfort. Pets work magic with the lonely that no preacher or intercessor ever could. And light years separate the limitations of human thought from the sum total of reality.

Besides, Champ just seems to know when one of us needs a hug.

Mewsings, February 26, 2019: "Cats like doors left open--in case they change their minds."
- Rosemary Nisbet

happy cat in the sunshine

Gratuitous Kittiness: "It's a great day to be a cat."

Cat Mewvie: "About time you got home! I missed you!"


world's fastest animals comic cat

Today's Kitty Komic

kitten with fish graphic art

Feline Art: "Tayaki Kitten" by Becky Dreistadt.

Mewsings, February 27, 2019: "Most of us rather like our cats to have a streak of wickedness. I should not feel quite easy in the company of any cat that walked about the house with a saintly expression."
- Beverly Nichols

crazy girl and cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: Made for each other.

Cat Mewvie: "Me and my bunny buddy."


cat hogs the bed comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat dream art

Feline Art: "Campfire Cat" by Jemaica Murphy.

Mewsings, February 28, 2019: "An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old boy."
- Carl Van Vechten

round head cat and fluffy cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: Round-head vs. fluffy-head.

Cat Mewvie: The Blind Cat Encounter.


cat futility comic

Today's Kitty Komic

yawning cat art

Feline Art: "Yawn" by Steven Rouse.

Mewsings, March 1, 2019: "I don't mind a cat, in its place. But its place is not in the middle of my back
at 4 a.m." - Maynard Good Stoddard

Cat and dog cuddling

Gratuitous Kittiness: "What do I think of Trump? Guess."

Cat Mewvie: Veternarianing like a boss!


cat tree box cat

Today's Kitty Komic

cat sees laser dot art

Feline Art: "The Dot" by Reddit user Milksperfect.

calico cat

The Tale of Edna the Fire Cat
by Carrie Hodousek

SAN FRANCISCO — Friends and fans of Edna the Fire Cat aren't giving up hope that she may be returned to the San Francisco fire station that had been her home for years before recently being banished by authorities.

Supporters on Wednesday demanded that the San Francisco Fire Commission let the newly famous orange and black tortoiseshell kitty again become a part of Fire Station 49 despite a complaint that she was a health and safety hazard.

Edna became a social media cause célèbre after officials ordered her removed from the station house because of the anonymous complaint about her presence. An Instagram account dedicated to the feline has gained more than 43,000 followers.

Photos posted there show her celebrating various holidays, posing adorably in and on ambulances, and sleeping peacefully in sun-puddles. Edna had been a fixture at Station 49 since first showing up in 2014 as a feral stray and warming her way into the hearts of the firefighters.

Michelle Estrada is a former EMT who was at Station 49 when Edna arrived five years ago.

"She was in the yard hanging out, super friendly, sitting on the top of the ambulances," she said.

At the station, the crews quickly realized their relationship with Edna had advantages.

"We started leaving her treats," said Estrada, "and the next thing you know, the traps that we had out for the mice were starting to be empty. She started taking care of the station. Then she started making friends with the crews coming in. I know she's missed right now."

Edna provided a bit of cheer to people whose jobs are often very difficult.

"These crew members have long shifts," Estrada said. "They're seeing the worst of the worst that you can imagine in the city. So to come to the station, to see a cat to greet you - how cool is that?"

Supporters spoke out at the meeting, saying they believe that a pet like Edna helps soothe the stress experienced by emergency responders.

"I can only imagine the stress they have to deal with, and having a little cat that they can pet ... and have in their laps and take care of, I think, makes a huge difference," said one woman.

"She has a home there," said another supporter. "People love her there."

Edna is staying with a member of the San Francisco Fire Department for now. It's not clear whether the Fire Commission is open to allowing her back to Station 49.


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