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Infinite Cat Project Archives for July 2-6, 2018.

Mewsings, July 2, 2018: "Catnip is so surreal. You really can get yourself a couple of beers and sit down for a wholesome afternoon of doing drugs with your cat." - actually_crazy_irl

cat standing under table

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Drop the bacon. Drop the bacon. Drop the bacon. Drop the bacon..."

Cat Mewvie: Rufus' tower.


normal cat comic

Today's Kitty Komic

japanese cat print

Feline Art: Japanese cat print, Edo period.

cat drinking water from faucet

Keeping Kitty Kool This Summer.

If you're feeling hot and bothered in the heat, imagine how your cat must feel with a coat of fur.
High temperatures, and exposure to direct sunlight, can be dangerous for your cat.

According to animal charity Blue Cross, sun damage can lead to skin cancer which may require extensive surgery – even amputation in severe cases.

Pale-coloured felines are vulnerable to sunburn, particularly on their ears and noses, as well as any sparsely-haired areas.

Here's how to protect your cat from the heat, according to Blue Cross.
How can I keep my cat cool in the sun?

Keep your cat indoors when the sun is strongest, between 11.00am and 3.00pm.

Alternatively, cover vulnerable areas of their body with sunblock, or regularly apply a non-toxic waterproof sunscreen.

Your cat needs access to clean drinking water at all times, ideally in a large bowl filled to the brim. Older cats are particularly vulnerable to dehydration.

Grooming is important, especially for long-haired animals. A tangle-free coat will protect your pet’s delicate skin and keep them cool. Some animals may need their coats trimming – seek advice from a professional groomer.

Seek veterinary advice if your cat’s skin looks sore, crusty or scaly.

How can I prevent my cat from getting heatstroke?

Keep your cat hydrated, make sure their water bowl is full at all times.

On hot days, let you cat outside during the cooler parts of the day, i.e early morning and late evening.

Watch your pet for signs of over-heating, including heavy panting and loss of energy. If you recognise these signs, encourage your cat to drink some water.

Signs of heatstroke include collapsing, excessive panting, and dribbling. If you suspect your cat is suffering from heatstroke, move them to a cool place, preferably where there is a draught. Wet their coat with water and contact a vet immediately. Use cool, not freezing, water.

Mewsings, July 3, 2018: "Having your own dog is stressful but playing with someone else's dog is amazing. Having your own cat is amazing but playing with someone else's cat is stressful." - Not_Bruce_Wayne

melancholy cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Sighhh. Maybe I'll just run away and join the circus."

Cat Mewvie: Miracle tornado cat.


cats and modesty comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat tonails surreal painting art

Feline Art: "Tonails", by Danial Ryan.

Mewsings, July 5, 2018: "Cats sleeping on your lap look cute, but it's still a tiny carnivore you've convinced to live in your house with you." - FeralHousewife

pile of kittens

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Man! I need a vacation!"

Cat Mewvie: Fever coat kitten.


cat hogs the bed comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat and cup art

Feline Art: "Minou and Meditation" by Will Barnet.

Mewsings, July 6, 2018: "Imagine how adorably cute saber tooth kittens might have been." - Dadikoe

cat on catnip

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Let's get this party started!"

Cat Mewvie: The Magic Trick.


cats love dogs comic

Today's Kitty Komic

sea monster cat art

Feline Art: "Sea Monster" by Chris Buzelli.

cat picture

The Cat Who Saved My Life
by Pasha Nielsen

About a year and a half ago, I was having a shit time. My career was going nowhere, I was convinced all my friends hated me and I had decided I was fundamentally a terrible person at my core.

I couldn’t see any beauty in the world, and I felt my life was a waste.

I stopped looking after myself, and even though my partner was worried sick about me, he worked nights, so I spent most of my time by myself in our inner-city home. I stopped showering (which made me feel worse about myself), and stopped eating, which made me prone to fainting. By Christmas, I weighed 34 kilos.

My partner thought it would be good for me to get a pet. A cuddly pet, that I could look after and love and talk to at night. We drove to the Lost Dogs Home in North Melbourne to suss it out. I wanted the oldest, shittiest one-eyed cat I could find, because in my head it was cruel to adopt kittens when all these grandad cats were about, lookin’ all sad and scruffy.

I cuddled almost every single cat in the centre and hadn’t made a connection with any of them. I was a cat person – I used to let my family cat drool onto my ponytail when he got old and gross — so it hurt.

There was one last kitty left that I wasn’t interested in at all. He was a tiny little black and white baby and had strong David Spade vibes. He had been found in the street and had a sensitive tummy.

We let him out and he climbed on my shoulders and rubbed against me. It wasn’t love at first sight, but it was good enough.

I named him Pablo.

I had to get up in the morning to feed him. I had to cook him his fucking $40 special chicken at night. I had to clean the litterbox for him, which led to cleaning the laundry for him, then the lounge room. If big dick energy could be in litter kicking, he had it.

He rewarded me for my good behaviour too. If I showered he would sit on the sink and sing to me. If I sung Destiny’s Child, he would sing louder. When I sat on the floor in my towel he sat with me. He followed me everywhere and inspected everything I did, and the more I lived, the happier he was.

I had to leave the house to pick up toys and treats for him, so I might as well get a coffee, or do some grocery shopping. Studying was easier with my little buddy next to me; he chewed on my pencils if I put them down. He slept in the doona under my chin like how I imagine a tiny, furry Idris Elba would.

Each day became a little brighter with Pablo. I was eating, showering, sleeping, leaving the house; he reminded me I was worthy of love.

Today, I am happy. I’m healthy, I have plans for the future and I don’t feel isolated and alone.
I wake up to Pablo each morning, and he runs at the door when I come home. He does my tax return for me, and cooks me dinner after a long day. No, he doesn’t, but he’s still pretty bloody great.


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