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Frankie the cat
Frankie,
Infinaut #1

Welcome to the catalogue of a categorically cataclysmic concatenation...

The Infinite Cat Project is about one cat watching another. A long line of 1798 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 the kitty below and email it to me. It's just that easy.

Lyra the cat

Our latest Infinaut, Cat #1798: Lyra watching Reina watching Puhcho

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Cat of the Day

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January 30, 2015: "My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her." - Colette

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little shit

How to get your cat to like you.

Many people have trouble with their cats because they don't understand or speak cat language. It's kind of like an English speaker attempting Mandarin but not knowing about tones. You're attempting to say “Hi! I really like you! Let's be friends.” But in Cat what you're saying is “Hey, you jerk. You'd better stay away or I'll kick your ass.”

Humans like to be looked at directly. Humans who like each other will make eye contact across the room. It's encouraged to look someone in the eyes when you meet him or her.

In Cat, this is the human equivalent of putting up your fists. Making direct eye contact with a cat you don't have a relationship with is aggressive and off-putting. Have you noticed that cats seem to be attracted to people who don't like or are afraid of them? It's not because cats are being jerks. (They are jerks, but this isn't an example.) It's because people who don't like cats don't look at the cat.

Similarly, immediately petting a cat, especially a cat that you're not close with, is an affront. Sort of like if you walked up to a human on the street and gave him a big hug from behind. Most people would be startled even if a close friend did that.

One way to bond with your cat is the slow blink. Lay down sort of near your relaxing cat, but not looking directly at her. Look nonchalant, relax, groom your fur, and chill. Then slowly turn your gaze so you're looking at her. When she returns your gaze, very slowly close your eyes and scrunch your face a little bit, then slowly open them. Do this several times until she does the same thing. Usually she will then turn away, but you have now bonded.

When you're petting your cat, watch his body language. In Cat, a twitching tail can mean irritation. Wagging does not indicate happiness! If you're petting him and he's twitching his tail, you're doing it wrong. Try a different area, or a different amount of pressure or direction. Keep paying attention. It's common for a human to sort of automatically pet a cat until the cat is overstimulated and done. In Cat, nipping is a handy way to tell a stupid human to get his grubby hands off you. The human thought he was being nice, and the cat thought the human was being an overbearing jerk.

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Free Kibble for Kitties

I 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 can.

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.


Oh, and if you're looking to save some money on meds for your moggies how about a free 1800petmeds coupon code?

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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 Project over the years. In lieu 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 single listing in orange is for a very exceptional cat 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.)

M. Adam, S. Adams, L. Aimone, S. Almaguer, G. Ancell, M. Axtell, A. Bachman, D. Baker, O. Balaban, K. Berenson, H. Bielefeldt, 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. Hamblen, B. Harper, J. Hays, T. Henry, D. Herbert, A. Hertz, M. Hester, A. Hilbert, K. Hildebrandt, A. Hoger, P. Houser, V. Huston, , J. Ikeda, B. Jones, S. Jowett, P. Keachie, M. Knight, D. Lawley, W. Lee, M. Lufkin, C. Lewis, K. MacKenzie, M. Mcgann, J. McGinnis, M. Mckercher, S. Melhuish, T. Miles, D. Morse-Kahn, 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. Schluter, 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.

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