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Infinite Cat Project Archives for September 24-28, 2018.

Mewsings, September 24, 2018: "Maybe cats are assholes because they remember all of their past lives. And they’ve all been worshiped in glorious places and done wonderful things. Now they’re stuck in apartments and houses, pooping in boxes and having cameras pointed at them incessantly for the amusements of a far lesser being." - HappyMcHappyPants

upside down cat

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "I'm spying on you."

Cat Mewvie: Simba, the Savannah cat.


cat map of bed comic

Today's Kitty Komic

amazed cat art

Feline Art: "Amazed Cat" by Artophobiac.

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The Cat Grandpa
by Kelly-Leigh Cooper

Photographs of a Wisconsin retiree cat-napping with his feline friends have gone viral - melting hearts online and leaving a shelter inundated with well-wishes and $40,000 (£30,000) in donations.

Terry Laurmen, 75, has become a regular volunteer at the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay over the last year.

Set up like a cat cafe - with sprawling arm chairs and the bird channel on loop on television - the shelter was set up by 27-year-old Elizabeth Feldhausen in 2016.

It specialises in looking after, rehabilitating and rehoming cats with disabilities and special care needs who would be at risk of being put down elsewhere.

Terry, a retired Spanish teacher, began turning up almost every day with his own special brush to groom the cats.

As a cat-lover who travels for large chunks of the year, he is unable to get one of his own, but has always loved volunteering with them.

"They all know him, when he walks through the door they run over to him because they know he has the special brush and the special treats. They all pile on top of him and rub all over him and just love him," sanctuary owner Elizabeth told the BBC.

A spot of grooming with Terry on one of the sofas is a prize spot for the sanctuary cats
But grooming 20-30 cats can get exhausting, and the other volunteers began snapping shots of Terry taking his daily siestas with his furry friends.

Those images, of Terry and the cats curled up on the sofas together, were posted on Facebook a few days ago and have now been shared across the world more than 22,000 times.

The shelter has taken to dubbing the loyal volunteer "Cat Grandpa" - a name he approves of - but neither can quite get over his new-found online fame.

"I knew people in our community would like it but I didn't know how far it would go," Elizabeth says.

"When I told him how many people had seen his post he was really, really happy."

The shelter takes in cats like Willy Wonka, who has diabetes, who struggle to be cared for elsewhere

Since their post went viral, the shelter has been inundated with locals popping in to visit the cats and possibly grab a glimpse of Terry too.

Thousands of well-wishers have shared comments on their social media accounts and pledged thousands of dollars to the shelter in donations.

Elizabeth says the money will be used to upgrade their old and draughty building, making it more insulated for the cats and adding more quarantine rooms so they can take even more vulnerable cats in.

Terry does not own a computer or a mobile phone so apparently can't quite get his head around his online popularity and describes it as the "craziest thing in the world".

"I fall asleep a lot but I never thought this was going to happen!" he joked on their Facebook page.

The sanctuary has been a life-long passion for Elizabeth, who has helped rehome about 300 cats
The viral star has taken the weekend off from his cat-napping to go home to visit his family.

So what next for the internet celebrity?

"People have been requesting we make a calendar with Terry and the cats on it!" Elizabeth says.

"I asked him if he would be comfortable with something like that - and he said he'd do anything to raise money for them."

Mewsings, September 25, 2018: "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. "
- Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio

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Gratuitous Kittiness: "One little forever home. That's all I ask. Amen."

Cat Mewvie: Mama's tail.


french cat comic cat comic

Today's Kitty Komic

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Feline Art: "Schrodinger's Cat" by Gerard Mas.

Mewsings, September 26, 2018: "You can visualize a hundred cats. Beyond that, you can't. Two hundred, five hundred, it all looks the same." - Jack Wright (of Kingston, Ontario, the Guinness Book record holder for the owner of the most cats at one time [689])

cat footprint in brownies

Gratuitous Kittiness: Cats really make an impression.

Cat Mewvie: The bestest bed.


rubbing cat comic

Today's Kitty Komic: Catfish cannibalism

giant cat in traffic collage

Feline Art: "Traffic Jam" by Fransditaa.

Mewsings, September 27, 2018: "When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?" - Montaigne

astonished cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: "I'M ADOPTED?"

Cat Mewvie: "Wake up, Dad!"


litter box comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cats in the rain art

Feline Art: "Rain" by Danial Ryan.

Mewsings, September 28, 2018: "We need a word for all the kitty-prints that are all over my windshield because the cats like to lie on my hood when the car is still warm." - Megan Coughlin

unwanted cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: A fuzzy success story.

Cat Mewvie: Tired little kitten.


cat bed comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat looking in mirror art

Feline Art: "Selfie With Kompot" by OneLastHero.

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The Case of the Kidnapped Kitty

A north London cat with its own Instagram page has been reunited with its owner after police arrested a man on suspicion of stealing the pet.

The Siberian Forest cat, called Mr Muk, went missing from Petherton Road in Islington two months ago.

Police issued an appeal to find a suspect allegedly seen picking up Mr Muk before boarding a train at Canonbury station.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at 23:50 BST on Tuesday, police said. He is in custody at a north London police station.

Izabela Mnich, 34, who runs Mr Muk's dedicated Instagram account, said she was "relieved" to be reunited with her nine-year-old cat.

She said she felt like her life had been stolen from her when Mr Muk went missing, and that although it was not as serious as a child being kidnapped, she felt "similar" emotions.

"He was so happy to see his favourite food," she added. "He's eaten a lot today."

At the time of the appeal, the Metropolitan Police's PC Jade Woodley said: "Theft is theft and taking someone's pet because you like the look of them or consider them high value is a criminal offence."


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