catalogue of a categorically cataclysmic concatenation.
The Infinite Cat Project
is about one cat watching another (see below).
A long line of
1820 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
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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.
25, 2018: "The trouble with cats is that they've got
no tact." - P. G. Wodehouse
Kute Kittiness: "I vant to dreenk your meelk."
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Click here to view last weeks cat erratum. - Love, The
Laura Cassiday, was searching on Facebook recently, looking
at the different animal rescue pages, when she saw Baltimore
County Animal Services’ plea for a cat named Thomas.
The 26-year-old feline, then under the care of the Animal
Allies Rescue Foundation, had been put up for adoption after
his owner fell ill. The geriatric cat, too, had several medical
conditions of his own, including severe dental disease, arthritis,
hyperthyroidism, and an abnormal liver that may be caused
by his hyperthyroid disease. The cat needed out of the shelter
immediately but as a rescue, he needed special care.
Cassiday, 27 – surprised that the senior cat was just
a year younger than her – said she read the post “three
or four times to make sure it wasn’t a typo”,
and then she resolved that she would foster Thomas. She picked
him up the next day.
“I went and got him and everybody at the shelter was
so excited because he had been there for a month,” she
“I really wanted to get him out of there. I know the
toll that shelters take on animals, especially senior animals,” said
Cassiday, who works as an admissions co-ordinator and animal
care technician at Maryland SPCA and has fostered dozens
of cats over the past few years.
Today, Cassiday has seven cats in her care, but Thomas has
undoubtedly gotten the most fanfare, resulting in several
articles about him and his old age, and more than 1,000 followers
on his Facebook page “The Adventures of Thomas the
“All the fame he’s getting is incredible,” she
Cassiday said Thomas is getting used to his new home, in
which he has his own room. He’s a bit shy, she said,
and doesn’t like taking his medicine. It’s likely
that he’ll be spending his last days with her.
“We considered putting him up for adoption. At this
point, he’s so old. There aren’t many people
who would want him,” she said, and taking care of him
would be a task.
“His teeth are terrible – some of the worst that
my vet has ever seen,” said Cassiday, adding that because
Thomas cannot go under anesthesia for surgery, the cat is
now on antibiotics to help clear up infections.
Cassiday also noted that Thomas does not have much muscle
mass and that her vet found a mass that could be a tumour.
With his old age, however, there’s not much they can
Cassiday said Thomas will be prescribed the necessary medications
to make him more comfortable. Her vet has advised her to “feed
him as much as he wants, let him do what he wants”,
she said. “I’ve been pretty much letting him
live like a king.”
Though Thomas has required more care, the fostering experience
overall has been rewarding, Cassiday said, especially knowing
that taking in one animal can save two lives. When one animal
gets a home, a space is freed up at the shelter for another
animal in need.
And though she encourages other pet lovers to “adopt,
not shop” for their pets, she challenges them to go
one step further.
“Don’t just go there to think you’re going
to get a puppy or kitten. Take a chance on a different kind
of animal,” said Cassiday, adding that animals that
are older and have health issues or are not as gregarious
often get overlooked. “Take a chance on fostering.
You’re saving a life, and the alternative for the animal
is not a good outcome.”
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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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.