catalogue of a categorically cataclysmic concatenation.
The Infinite Cat Project
is about one cat watching another (see below).
A long line of
1800 cats so far. The very first
Infinaut is Frankie,
seen at left admiring a flower. He is the
owner of Paul Hamilton.
If you'd like to add
your own fuzzy friend to the Infinite
Queue you can find all the details here. Or
just take a picture of your kitty watching Chief, below, and email it
to me. It's just that easy.
November 25, 2015 - "Bless their little pointed faces
and their big, loyal, loving hearts. If a cat did not
put a firm paw down now and then, how could his human
remain possessed?" - Winifred Carriere
Kute Kittiness: "Thanks for the neat toys!"
your convenience you can search our Infinite Cats in 50-kitty groups.
Mewvie: "If music is the food of love, play on!"
Art: Watching. Always watching.
to live as a cat person.
by Andrew Mitchell
I am a dog person. My wife likes cats. Our cat Tiger… (Yes
we have a cat. It was a compromise. She had her cat, I had my man
cave.) Anyway, Tiger is a mild mannered kind of cat. She does the
usual kind of cat-type things, you know, like taking long extended
kitty naps, drinking from the bathtub faucet, jumping on the bed
at 6 a.m., swatting us in the face, reminding us that it’s
feeding time, etc. Here are a few things I’ve learned from
living with a cat.
1: Cats are not loyal. Many of you cat owners out there may disagree
with this, but in Tigers case, her loyalty is centered around herself.
I know this may sound confusing, but the only time she shows ANY
attention to my wife and I is if she wants something, mainly to be
fed. We tried the old throw something at Tiger and hope she brings
it back trick. She only gave us a dirty look, walked back to a sunny
place on the windowsill and promptly fell asleep.
2: Cats are a lot cleaner than dogs. Okay, they do hack up the occasional
hairball, or shed, but that is nothing in comparison to giving a
dog a bath, or taking it to have it groomed. Cats do not urinate
or defecate on the floor. That is unless they are elderly, have a
medical problem, or as in Tigers case, upset over not having a clean
litter box. She proved that by walking into the kitchen one day as
I was preparing dinner, and showed me exactly how she felt.
3. I don’t know about other cats, but Tiger is a lot quieter
than any other dog I know of. That is except for my parents' dog,
Brandy. Brandy is a Poodle/Shih Tzu mix. She doesn’t talk much,
leaps upon your lap, and tries to lick your face. My parents other
dog Coal, is an entirely different story. I’ve nicknamed him
Fizz Gig. If any of you have ever seen, or remember the movie “The
Dark Crystal”, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Fizz Gig was a Muppet, covered in hair, screamed a lot and had lots
of teeth. This describes Coal to a T. The only difference between
Coal and Fizz Gig is that Coal barks instead of screams.
4. You do not give cats a bath. See No. 2. CATS HATE WATER, they
bathe themselves. Tiger is constantly licking herself, picking at
the space between her toes, cleaning her rear, etc. The only time
she ever got close to having a bath was when she fell into a full
tub of water after walking around the edge. You give a dog a bath,
and nine times out of 10, it gives you a bath afterward by shaking
5. Cats are more flexible than dogs. Pick up a cat, and it’s
like a limp dishrag. You can fold it into a taco shape. The cat may
not like this, but it’s possible. Word to the wise, don’t
try doing this with a dog, it’s not possible.
6. As a rule, cats have cute names. Unless your cat weighs 400 pounds,
has fangs sticking out of the side of its mouth, and slightly resembles
those that Sigfried and Roy play with, you would not normally name
it things like Killer, Rover, Fido or Brute. Most of the cats I’ve
known have prissy names, such as Princess, Pookie, Lady or Buttons.
Our cat Tiger is the exception, we named her because of the tiger
stripe markings she has across her back. I had an aunt who had a
cat named Bucky and Puke once, she was the creative type.
I’m slowly learning to be a cat person. It’s taken some
time, but my canine instincts are fading. Maybe it’s the way
Tiger brushes up against my leg as I write on the computer, maybe
it’s the way she purrs, I don’t know, but there is something
peaceful about owning a cat.
Kibble for Kitties
was alerted to a web site called freekibblekat.com by
Beloved Girlfriend. You go there, play a simple trivia game and the site
donates kibble to
needy animal shelters. It's free and you can play once a day, every day.
They obviously make a few bucks for themsleves but it's clear that the
majority of proceeds goes to the animals, so please stop in when you
PS, you can also totally
send some kitty vittles with just a click at theanimalrescuesite.com.
Just visit the site and press the big purple button. That's all there
is to it.
Need a custom web
site that's attractive, fast-loading, Google-friendly and,
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Web Creation. Tell
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link above and
help support the
My Infinite Gratitude
The following is
a relatively short yet very heartening list of those
who have contributed in
support of the Infinite Cat
of listing the names
in any intelligent way I decided to post them alphabetically.
It's not a perfect system, as those of you of Polish descent
get the shaft again <grin> but at least it helps me
keep the names straight.
In case you're wondering, names in white indicate donations
of $5 or less, while green notates donations
in excess of $10. The
lover who recently earned the prestigious "Quadruple Kittyhead"
for her generous and continuing support. (You know who you
are and I want to have your children.)
Adam, S. Adams, L. Aimone,
S. Almaguer, G. Ancell,
M. Axtell, A. Bachman,
D. Baker, O. Balaban, K. Berenson, H.
T. Blassingame, P. Blassingame,
A. Bolt, R. Bruner, J.
Bullas, A. Chiang, M. Cogen, D. Conlin, B. Coren,
M. Cracauer, D.Davis, M.
Dawson, J. Delton, T. Devrick, J. Diamond,
T. Dixon, C. Dofer, E. Dorfman,
B. Dutton, E. Fitzpatrick,
B. Fonteboa, E. Foss, B. Friesner, G. Garcia, M. Gordon,
A. Greeley, A. Gunn, J.
B. Harper, J. Hays, T.
D. Herbert, A. Hertz, M. Hester,
A. Hilbert, K. Hildebrandt, A.
Houser, V. Huston, , J.
Ikeda, B. Jones,
S. Jowett, P. Keachie, M. Knight, R.
W. Lee, M.
Lufkin, C. Lewis, K.
MacKenzie, M. Mcgann,
J. McGinnis, M. Mckercher,
S. Melhuish, T. Miles, D.
A. Neduha, A. Nelson, L. Nevins,
C. O'Brien, A. Ocean,
www.oldamericancentury.org, K. Orman, K.
Otto, Pinky & Bunny,
R. Owens, J. Pavlov, R. Perry, C. Phillips,
H. Pirani, C. Plant, R. Poletto, K. Pride, D.
Rakowski, R. Redman, R. Riitala, M. Ryan,
W. Ryngwelski, D. Sanders, M.
H. Sherwood-Taylor, J.
Sokel, S. Somero, M. Stabile, F. Street, J.P.
Thompson, D. Thoms, G. Toland, C. Ullrich,
J. van Luyt, A. Walls, J. Weisenfeld, K.
Welles, B. Wilkinson, J. Williams.