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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 1794 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.

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egyptian mau

Meet the Egyprian Mau.

She was the most mesmerizing cat I’d ever met. Covered in silver fur with black spots, with gorgeous green eyes in a triangular face, she looked like the ultimate feline fashion model. The sweet, concerned look in her eyes made my heart melt. That cat was an Egyptian Mau.

Origins

Although the Egyptian Mau bears a striking resemblance to the African wildcat (Felis sylvestris lybica), and cats have shared homes and lives with Egyptians for millennia, the actual origins of the Mau are lost to time. However, papyri and frescoes dating back as far as 1,550 B.C.E. show spotted cats in the company of humans.

The modern Egyptian Mau had its origins in 1952 when exiled Russian Princess Nathalie Troubetskoy met a silver spotted cat belonging to the Egyptian Ambassador to Italy. She was able to convince him to bring her several of these exotic felines and she began breeding them. In 1956, Troubetskoy brought two silver Maus and one bronze Mau to her new home in the United States. The Egyptian Mau was recognized for championship status with the Cat Fanciers Association in 1977 and with the International Cat Association in 1979.

Appearance

The Egyptian Mau is the only natural breed with spots. Other spotted domestic cats had that trait bred into their look. The four colors recognized in championship-status cats are silver, bronze, smoke, and black; dilute colors also exist but only in pet-quality cats. Maus have gorgeous gooseberry-green eyes, which, due to the markings on the face, seem to have a constantly worried expression.

The Mau has a cheetah-like gait and is one of few breeds to have the “primordial pouch,” a bit of extra skin between the stomach and rear legs that allows more agility when twisting and jumping, and greater leg extension when running, than cats without the flap. They have a lean and muscular build; females weigh between six and 10 pounds and males average between 10 and 14 pounds.

Health and longevity

As a natural breed, the Egyptian Mau enjoys good health, and there are no diseases the breed seems particularly prone to. However, as single-coated cats they are sensitive to cold temperatures and would appreciate having heated beds on chilly nights. There is some anecdotal evidence that Maus may be more sensitive to anesthetics and medications than other breeds, so be sure to work closely with your vet if your Mau needs surgery or medical treatment. Maus have a longer gestational period than most cats, and pregnancies generally last about 73 days.

What it’s like to live with an Egyptian Mau

Your Egyptian Mau may be a bit shy around people he doesn’t know so well, but he’ll follow his favorite humans to hell and back if he has to. You’ll find that your Mau is a sensitive creature who wants to be the center of your universe and will make sure you give him the attention he wants. He may not be a big fan of being picked up and held, but he’ll gladly be your little “lap fungus.” Your Mau is athletic and needs plenty of vertical space to feel happy in his home and to provide a point from which he can comfortably observe unusual happenings in his territory.

The Egyptian Mau loves to talk. Fortunately, he has a lovely melodic voice comprised of a series of chortles and chirps.

Instead of the traditional tabby “M” pattern, this Egyptian Mau has “the mark of the scarab.”

Egyptian Mau trivia bits
• The Egyptian Mau is the world’s fastest domestic cat, clocking in at an amazing 30 mph at the highest speed.
• Egyptian Maus have either the standard tabby “M” on their forehead or a more open striped pattern known as the mark of the scarab.
• Although breeders claim that the Mau originated in Egypt, DNA testing shows the modern Egyptian Mau is much more closely related to the Maine Coon, Korat, and American-bred Turkish Angoras.




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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.

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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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