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Infinite Cat Project Archives for February 26 - March 2, 2018.

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

extreme cat close-up

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "So I just look into this phone thing press the button?
What button? Oh, you mean this button? Okay, I pressed it. Now what?"

Cat Mewvie: "I will save you, mommy!"

 tired cat comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cartooning on cat photo

Feline Ar. Artist unknown.

cat x-ray with pen

Cat eats ballpoint pen and lives to write about it.

In a bath-time struggle, Bella bit her owner’s finger to avoid getting wet – and then ate the five-inch ballpoint pen being used to prise open her jaws.

Owners Jessica and Ayden Goodwin-Jones of Luton in Bedfordshire rushed her to the vets, who were stunned to see the object after taking the X-ray.

Bella was rushed in for emergency surgery and is now resting up at home following the dramatic incident.

Mr Goodwin-Jones said: ‘We are just so pleased that Bella has made a full recovery, it could have been really nasty and we still can’t believe that she did it.’

Vets at Easipetcare in Luton had never dealt with a cat eating a pen before – and were equally amazed to discover the pen still worked after it was removed from Bella.

Practice manager Agnes Szabo said: ‘No one has ever seen anything like a whole pen inside a cat before.

‘Out of curiosity the team checked the pen and it worked perfectly.

‘ It could have ended very badly for Bella, she was a very lucky cat indeed.’

Bella immediately began vomiting when she swallowed the pen, leading to fears it had pierced her internal organs.

Olga, a vet who worked on Bella, added: ‘We often find foreign bodies such as balls, toys and socks which dogs and cats have swallowed, but this is the first time we have found a pen. ‘This is one lucky cat which has firmly used up one of her nine lives.

‘ I am pleased to say that she is making a full recovery and is back to her lovely, cheeky self.’

Mewsings, February 27, 2018: "Cats too, with what silent stealthiness, with what light steps do they creep up to a bird!" - Pliny the Elder

tiny burmese kitten in hand

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Cross my palm with kittens."

Cat Mewvie: "Just showing off mah moves."

cat on lap comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cats fighting art

Feline Art: "Battle" by Therese Coustry.

Mewsings, February 28, 2018: "I love cats. I even think we have one at home." - Edward L Burlingame

majestic tabby cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: "The hilllls are alive, with the sound of mew-sic."

Cat Mewvie: "Just taking the cats for a walk."

cat meets Death comic

Today's Kitty Komic

stained glass cat window art

Feline Art: Stained glass, artist unknown.

Mewsings, March 1, 2018: "Cats Are Not impure; they keep watch about us." - The Prophet Mohammed

cat ear veins

Gratuitous Kittiness: You're so vein.

Cat Mewvie: Cats vs. lobster.

lactose intolerant cat comic

Today's Kitty Komic

paint daub cat painting art

Feline Art: "Kitti" by Rahmet Redzepov.

Mewsings, March 2, 2018: "I was only a small child when the seeds of cat enchantment were sown within me." - May Eustace

cat sleeping on man

Gratuitous Kittiness: "At last, the weekend is here."

Cat Mewvie: Today's theme - "Cats laying on people."

cat up a tree comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat samurai art

Feline Art: "Cat Samurai", by George Christopher.

gray cat sleeping

We like cats because they, like us, are addicted to comfort.

I 'm writing this on a balcony in New Orleans. The rental apartment has all the amenities a visitor needs, plus one we hadn't counted on: a house cat. Her name is Evie or Emmy -- when we were introduced I didn't catch the pronunciation.

When she figured out I wasn't going to pet her, she roamed to the back porch where there were friendlier people--people who weren't allergic to her thick gray fur and her switching tail.

I haven't had cats in years, but Evie made me miss the ones we had. They were mousers, and I felt a bit sorry for the mice, but wasn't it nice not to have them dash across the room when people were over for dinner?

When I vacuumed under the sofa cushions last week, one of those tasks I don't do often, I saw the signs that mice were back and were stealing bird seed, stashing it deep behind the cushions, eating the seed and leaving the husk. Our cats would have stopped that action as soon as it started.

If, like me, your allergies stop you from cat keeping, you follow doctor's orders, wait until the last cat dies, then you don't get another one. Your eyes stop swelling, your nose stops running, and your sneezing slows down, until you visit friends who have cats. Shedding ones.

Our friends in Montgomery have two cats, large, comfortable animals that have clearly been fed well. They brought one from friends in Pennsylvania who were moving and didn't want to give the cat to strangers. The other just showed up one day at their home in Virginia. Both cats flew with them to Spain, where they lived for awhile doing all the things cats do in the U.S.

They slept in the warm Spanish sun. They slithered past each other, dividing the small house into territories. If one veered over the other's border, there was howling and even clawing. When we went for a visit, one came into the guest room at night, making it clear that my husband and I were in his bed and our stay had better be short. The other moaned outside of a distant door. Did he want in? Out? Or did he just want to see who'd wake up and top off his bowl, the one already filled to the brim with the good stuff.

Our daughter's family has cats, too -- grandcats, I call them, and they've learned that I won't pet them when I have cat duty, but I show up with food and water like a professional waiter. They thank me by clawing at the hand that's feeding them and bashing their heads against my arm.
Back when we had cats, we had the usual problems, like fur on the furniture, clawed up curtains, and mauled birds on the patio. Once, when there was a bumping noise coming from the clothes dryer, a wounded kitten staggered out, vowing never to nap in that swirling machine again. Another cat took a nap in our youngest child's Easter basket, hopping out with a nice coat of melted chocolate bunny on his right flank.

So why do people put up with these arrogant, independent, demanding creatures, and why do I miss having them all these years later? Because they offer a purring warmth and an audacious attitude that allows them to jump on our open book, our lap, our bed, and we'll give in. Like many beautiful creatures, they get what they want, and we go along with them. They're comfortable and being creatures attracted to comfort, we like having them around.
Even an old balcony cat like Evie.


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