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Infinite Cat Project Archives for February 19-23, 2018.

Mewsings, February 19, 2018: "My little grandson is a darling, but he can never take the place of my cats."
- Anonymous Grandmother

cat and glasses

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "I see you, too"

Cat Mewvie: "No? How about yes? Si?"

cats and computers comic

Today's Kitty Komic

brown and white cat painting

Feline Art: "Trent's Cat" by Gary Brown.

cat news

Why do cats sleep so much?
by Jessica lindsay

Cats are the best at ignoring us – and us cat lovers are very much okay with them having their alone time.

Most of the time they’re not begrudgingly letting us pet them or out stalking prey (leaves and small sticks) they’re asleep. Give a cat somewhere soft to sit and they’ll be out like a light.

In fact, in true cat fashion, they’ll even fall asleep on your open laptop, newspaper, or your head.

On average, cats sleep around 15 hours a day. That’s a lot, even to the laziest teenagers reading this.

The idea behind this is because they’re historically predatory animals. Running around after prey took up a lot of energy, which meant they had to conserve it the rest of the time. Regardless of whether your moggy is a lazy little thing, it’s still hard-wired to act as though it’s king or queen of the jungle.

Because their brains are supposed to become more active at night (as they evolved from hunters who’d do so after dark) they’re typically the most tired in the day. This is called being crepuscular.

Cat sleep patterns are different to ours. They experience cycles of up to half an hour of light sleep, followed by about five minutes of deep sleep, and back to light sleep again. This allows them to keep aware of any predators by never falling in to too deep a slumber, and has stayed despite cats evolving into domestic creatures.

Kittens and older cats will normally sleep longer than adults, but as any kitten owner knows, kittens will be way more active when they are awake.

Your cat is also likely to sleep more depending on its breed, temperament, and health. Some cats just love curling in front of the fire all day, while others are more than happy to be pestered for attention by us.

As well as this, cats can feel more sleepy if it’s cold outside – even if they normally stay indoors.

They’ll even adjust their sleeping schedules so they can spend time with you or to make sure they’re always ready for feeding time.

If your cat starts to sleep much more or much less, it could be a sign that something is wrong. If it’s an ongoing problem, take your cat to the vet to check for any pain they might be experiencing, or perhaps test for hyperthyroidism.

Mewsings, February 20, 2018: "In Egypt, the cats...afford evidence that animal nature is not altogether intractable, but that when well-treated they are good at remembering kindness." - Aelian

two cats sleeping un heart shape

Gratuitous Kittiness: Cats love to sleep and sleep to love.

Cat Mewvie: The daily shower distress alarm.

cat friends comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat in pantry painting

Feline Art: "Pantry" by Trubina Natalya.

Mewsings, February 21, 2018: "Cats at firesides live luxuriously and are the picture of comfort." - Leigh Hunt

happy kitten with toy

Gratuitous Kittiness: "LET'S PLAY!"

Cat Mewvie: Will kitty prefer raw or boiled meat?

if humans were cats comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat head art

Feline Art: "Vladimir" by F. Leonard.

Mewsings, February 22, 2018: "Cats as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by that fact that in Ancient Egypt they were worshipped as gods." - P G Wodehouse

long tail cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: "I always wanted a lot of tail with a little cat attached."

Cat Mewvie: Pretty kitty pancakes.

cats are great comic

Today's Kitty Komic

digital cat art

Feline Art: "Wilberforce" by Geoffrey Tristam.

Mewsings, February 23, 2018: "Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity, there never was a cat of such deceitfulness and sauvity." - T S Eliot

kittne on skateboard

Gratuitous Kittiness: Ten months later.

Cat Mewvie: Cat meets snow.

cats and boyfriends are cute comic

Today's Kitty Komic

tuxedo cat painting

Feline Art: "Tuxedo Cat", artist unknown.

chimera cat

Meet Narnia, the chimera cat.
by SAryn Chorney

She’s not even a year old yet, but this young, feline beauty queen is making moves in the celebrity cat world.

Meet Narnia. Born on March 28, 2017, this kitty has a majestic, fantastical name to match her otherworldly appearance.

The exotic British shorthair resides at the Cattery of Grace in France, and she has gained much attention after famed animal photographer Jean-Michel Labat shot a session with her recently.

Much like Venus and Quimera before her, Narnia is referred to as a chimera cat. Breeder Stephanie Jimenez calls her “a real small miracle, blue and black (with locket),” referring to the small white tuft of fur on her chest.

While the definitive explanation for this pussycat’s striking looks is unknown, a true chimera cat’s cells contain two types of DNA, caused by two embryos fusing together, i.e. the fusing of two non-identical twins.


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