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The Infinite Cat Project
is about one cat watching another (see below).
A long line of
1821 cats, so far. The very first
Infinaut is Frankie,
seen at left admiring a flower. He is (was) the
owner of Paul Hamilton. In addition, the ICP also offers all KINDs
of other cat-related diversions every day like comics,
art, and videos. Check 'em out!
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 Puma, below, and email it
to me. It's just that easy.
18, 2018: "Everything I know I learned from my cat:
When you're hungry, eat. When you're tired, nap in a sunbeam.
When you go to the vet's, pee on your owner." - Gary Smith
Kute Kittiness: Meet the new neighbors.
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Mewvie: Nora, the concerto kitty.
Cat Art: "The Gang
by Peener Pan.
by Mike "Infinite Cat" Stanfill
No one ever officially designated me as a "crazy cat cartoonist" but
there was a time, only a few of years ago, when I kept the company of
at least eight cats, seven of whom were pitch black. These were my Horde,
all fated to someday protect the world from the inevitable zombie legions.
Alas, they couldn't even save the world from Donald Fucking Trump or,
at the very least, themselves as one-by-one they succumbed to a more
varied assortment of ruination that I could have thought possible. Cancer,
diabetes, dog attack, old age, they all took their toll. As of last week
I was down to three cats. As of last night, only two remained as I lost
another little hordite.
That cat was Scar, and he deserves a moment of celebration as he was
a special one. He was whip-smart and a friend to all kitties, though
a nightmare to any stray dog that eyed his food bowl. And if a cat could
be said to have charisma then Scar most certainly had it as all moggies,
especially the lady cats, strove to nap by his side.
In short, Scar was cool. He was the Sinatra of cats. Minus the mafia
baggage, that is.
He arrived at my feeding station back in 2005, half-grown and hungry.
I easily caught him in my humane trap but he fought so mightily to escape
that he split his scalp open, thus the name "Scar". I soon
had him neutered and then released him expecting never to see him again.
But he stayed, knowing a sucker when he saw one.
He was doomed to be an outdoor cat all his life because, even though
neutered, he marked his territory with all the ferocity of a firehose.
But he was perfectly happy outside and whenever I'd spend a moment giving
him a good scratch he'd gently grab one of my fingers and give it a soft
chew in appreciation. Man I loved that.
Things began going wrong about two months ago when I noticed he'd lost
weight and was growing noticeably weaker. The diagnosis was Feline Infectious
Peritonitis which is almost always a death sentence.
Goddammit. Thirteen is too young for this shit.
Two weeks ago he'd become so weak that I brought him inside the house,
made him a place of honor and allowed him to eat all he wanted. This
past Sunday afternoon I left to do some quick shopping but when I returned
I found him stretched outin front of the door, as if waiting patiently
for me to come home so that he might share his last breath with the one
who loved him. Which he promptly did.
I've seen cats die before and it's sometimes a traumatic experience,
but Scar just relaxed and let life slip away. I wouldn't have expected
anything else from him.
The photo you see here was taken four days before his death and, even
so, he was still a handsome beast. Even sick and weak he was still the
same happy cat he'd always been, the one who always seemed to say "Hey,
man. No worries. It's all good."
In my back yard grows a large oak tree. Ringing it is a small circle
of stones, each marking the spot of each of my cats final places of rest.
A fresh mound of earth, topped by a spray of dianthus, now cradles Scar's
remains but it's not just a grave. It's a door to another cosmii, one
in which he's with all his friends again.
you have to do is go to freekibblekat.com,
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.
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reviews of the best dog products.
Also, make sure you visit MyPetNeedsThat.com for a great selection of
the best products for cats.
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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 "Triple 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.