Cat Project Archives for February 26 - March 2,
19, 2018: "My little grandson is a darling, but he
can never take the place of my cats."
- Anonymous Grandmother
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?"
Mewvie: "I will save you, mommy!"
Feline Ar. Artist unknown.
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
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
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.’
27, 2018: "Cats too, with what silent stealthiness,
with what light steps do they creep up to a bird!" -
Pliny the Elder
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Cross my palm with kittens."
Mewvie: "Just showing off mah moves."
Feline Art: "Battle"
by Therese Coustry.
28, 2018: "I love cats. I even think we have one at
home." - Edward L Burlingame
Gratuitous Kittiness: "The hilllls are alive, with the sound
Mewvie: "Just taking the cats for a walk."
Art: Stained glass, artist unknown.
1, 2018: "Cats Are Not impure; they keep watch about
us." - The Prophet Mohammed
Gratuitous Kittiness: You're so vein.
Mewvie: Cats vs. lobster.
Feline Art: "Kitti"
by Rahmet Redzepov.
2, 2018: "I was only a small child when the seeds
of cat enchantment were sown within me." - May Eustace
Gratuitous Kittiness: "At last, the weekend is here."
Mewvie: Today's theme - "Cats laying on people."
Feline Art: "Cat
by George Christopher.
like cats because they, like us, are addicted to
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
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
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
Even an old balcony cat like Evie.