Cat Project Archives for June 25-29,
25, 2018: "Millions of innocent cats have been held
up in the air as a result of Lion King."
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Yeah, I got a bad catnip habit, but I can
quit anytime I want, okay?"
Cat Mewvie: Cat rescue.
Feline Art: Surreal cat
art by Danial Ryan
Cradle: A home for older cats.
By Emily Buder
Cats are like potato chips, reads a sign in Bruce and Terry Jenkins’s
home. You can’t just have one!
In fact, the Jenkinses have 30. They have devoted their retirement to
caring for this plethora of elderly cats, transforming their home over
the years into a makeshift feline senior center. “It’s kind
of a big family,” says Terry Jenkins in Jonathan Napolitano’s
short documentary, Cats Cradle. “It gives me the opportunity to
be with more cats than I possibly could ever have imagined.”
The couple welcomes older cats that have been abandoned due to the death
or sickness of a previous owner. “The cats come with different
neuroses from where they were before… it’s very gratifying
to see the transition from what they were when they came here to what
they become,” says Bruce.
“It’s like they bloom,” adds Terry. “They get to be what
they’re meant to be.”
Cats Cradle is by turns heartwarming and heartbreaking as it showcases
the love that exists between the quirky couple and their horde of cats. “These
cats are old, and we’re old,” says Terry. “We have
a sense of those issues. We’re kind of bound together by it. Just
like feeding them, petting them, and loving them, you have to help [the
cats] at the end.”
Napolitano, who himself has three cats, told The Atlantic that Terry
and Bruce’s devotion to each other and their cats is unparalleled. “You
never know what's going to happen when you turn the camera on,” Napolitano
said. “I've met people full of life, and as soon I press record,
they drop dead almost immediately. Bruce and Terry have something you
can't fake. There's a lot of love in that house.”
26, 2018: "Of course Uncle Scar pushed Mufasa off
a cliff. He's a cat." - KENYADIGG1T
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Like father, like son... or daughter."
Cat Mewvie: How to give a cat
Feline Art: The Cat's
27, 2018: "If cats weren't so cute no one would put
up with thtier bullshit." - itsMcner
Gratuitous Kittiness: Mountain of Floof.
Cat Mewvie: RIP Koko, cat lover.
Art: Faberge cat, circa 1890;
28, 2018: "Having a cat is a lot like having a college
roommate. Most of the time you each do your own thing,
but occasionally you hang out. Also, they sometimes try
to eat your food and throw up in your laundry." -
Gratuitous Kittiness: Yin-yang love.
Cat Mewvie: Caught in the act.
Feline Art: Cat carousel
toy, early 19th century.
29, 2018: "If cats had wings they'd still just lay
there." - Cemil55
Gratuitous Kittiness: No matter how bad your day might be, a cat
always makes it better.
Cat Mewvie: Cats, and people,
Feline Art: "Splatter
blood saves cat's life.
They may be known as enemies, but one dog has put the feud aside and
saved a cat’s life with its own canine blood.
Rex the Russian Blue cat came to Victoria’s U-Vet Werribee Hospital
after eating rat poison at his Winchelsea home on Victoria’s Surf
“He was bleeding internally and in desperate need of a blood transfusion,” the
hospital’s blood donor co-ordinator Kerry Bozicevic told 9NEWS.
With no viable car donor available, there was only one option: dog blood
from greyhound, Alice.
“Dogs and cats aren’t known for being best friends, but (in this
case) they’ve saved each other’s lives,” Ms Bozicevic said.
“He’s survived and he’s all purr-fect now,” Rex’s
owner Meagan Mccartney said with a laugh.
Following the transfusion, the 18-month old cat required another donation
from his own species, as the cat’s immune system destroys dog blood
after a couple of days.
There is now a push for more cats to donate to the Werribee Animal Hospital’s
feline blood bank to in case of emergencies.
“One donation will save two lives, and will be ready for any animal that
Pre-requisites for donors include having a calm temperament, aged between
one and five, and weighing more than four kilograms; they must also be
healthy and up-to-date with vaccinations.”