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Infinite Cat Project Archives for January 7-11, 2019.

Mewsings, January 7, 2019: "Cats conspire to keep us at arm's length." - Frank Perkins

two cats napping

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Synchronized napping.

Cat Mewvie: Cat & Girl.


tiny cat lady comic

Today's Kitty Komic

golden man art

Feline Art: "Giving Light", artist unknown.

cat and painting

Art expert's cat is an "art critic".
by Helena Horton

BBC arts experts has revealed how his cat wrecked a rare masterpiece painted by one of his favourite artists.

Dr Bendor Grosvenor, who appeared in five seasons of Fake or Fortune, paid more than £5,000 for a painting by 17th century portrait artist John Michael Wright, which was clawed by his pet Padme.

He was busy restoring the artwork after two small tears had formed because a cold winter followed by a hot summer had caused a stretcher displaying the painting to move.

The 41-year-old covered the front of the painting with facing paper and brushed on a warm gelatin-and-water solution to preserve it before it could be sent to London to be relined.

However, Dr Grosvenor was left dismayed when his cat launched itself at the painting before raking its claws down the middle of the portrait to leave a large gaping hole.

While the painting was not completely destroyed, the repair costs are estimated to almost equal the entire purchase fee and Dr Grosvenor admitted the artwork will never return to its pristine condition.

He told The Sunday Telegraph: "I bought it in 2015 for £5,250. I probably spent the same again cleaning and reframing it.

"And as I stood back to admire my handiwork, up jumped our cat, landing forcefully in the centre of the painting with a crunch. Disaster.”

“Wright is one of my favourite artists, and I bought this example because it was in excellent condition, with all the original glazes and details wonderfully intact.

"Now, it's obviously in less good condition - but at least the cat landed on his clothing, and not his face.”

He added Padme is “not a fan of John Michael Wright, and regrets nothing.”

Dr Grosvenor has found many lost works of art in his career, including a 2017 discovery of the "lost portrait" of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham at Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.
It was thought to have been lost for more than 400 years.

In 2009, he bested the Scottish National Portrait Gallery's experts, finding their portrait of Charles Edward Stuart by Maurice Quentin de La Tour was in fact a portrait of Charles' brother, Henry Benedict Stuart, Cardinal York.

According to Tate, John Michael Wright was rated as "one of the leading indigenous British painters of his generation" for his Baroque style portraits.

Having trained as an artist in Scotland under the tutelage of George Jamesone, he moved to England permanently in 1656 where he painted Stuart kings Charles II and James II.

Mewsings, January 8, 2019: "No heaven will not ever be Heaven be; Unless my cats are there to welcome me." - Unknown

cats are cats

Gratuitous Kittiness: Cats are cats.

Cat Mewvie: Maru vs. the box.


cat sells dog on ebay comic

Today's Kitty Komic

wildcat hear art

Feline Art: "Wildcat" by Larz Taenz.

Mewsings, January 9, 2019: "Actually, cats do this to protect you from gnomes who come and steal your breath while you sleep." - John Dobbin

three cats eating from bowls

Gratuitous Kittiness: Before and after.

Cat Mewvie: The awe and spectacle of... the spoon!


cat laser robot comic

Today's Kitty Komic

pallette knife art tiger painting

Feline Art: "Golden Tiger" by G. Nievyshev.

Mewsings, January 10, 2019: "Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience."- Pam Brown

white fluffy cat with big eyes

Gratuitous Kittiness: The look of love.

Cat Mewvie: "Everyone clap along!"


cat is good boy comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat in front of watercolor art

Feline Art: "The Good Boy" by M. Asur.

Mewsings, January 11, 2019: "Cats have an infallible understanding of total concentration--and get between you and it."- Arthur Bridges

cat sleeps in dollhouse

Gratuitous Kittiness: Barbie's Nightmare Playhouse

Cat Mewvie: Cats of a feather...


kitten wisdom comic

Today's Kitty Komic

david bowie cat art

Feline Art: "A Cat Insane" by Kahla.

kitten mill cat in cages

No more "kitty mills" for California.
by Susannah Cullinane

California pet stores soon will be allowed to sell dogs, cats and rabbits only if they come from shelters or non-profit rescue organizations.

Under legislation going into effect on January 1, store operators also will have to be able to provide records of origin for the animals or face a $500 penalty per animal.

The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act was introduced by assembly member Patrick O'Donnell and signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown in October 2017.

Under the law, individuals are still allowed to buy from private breeders, but stores are prohibited from doing so.

In a press release issued at the time, O'Donnell touted the law as an end to "puppy mills" and "kitten factories." California is the first state in the country to introduce such legislation.

O'Donnell called the law a "big win for our four-legged friends" and also for taxpayers, who he said spent more than $250 million a year to house and euthanize shelter animals.

The act specifies that pet store operators can sell dogs, cats and rabbits only from a public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group in cooperation with an animal shelter.

It requires "each pet store to maintain records sufficient to document the source of each dog, cat, or rabbit the pet store sells or provides space for, for at least one year, and to post, in a conspicuous location on the cage or enclosure of each animal, a sign listing the name of the entity from which each dog, cat, or rabbit was obtained."

The stores also will be required to give public animal control agencies or shelters periodic access to those records.


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