I’ve finally returned to my weekly Wednesday purrrrusings of the web for all things feline. I did enjoy my holiday hiatus but it’s good to get back to work. So without further ado, here are my picks for the week!
The Midwife Cat
If you read my mewsings, you know that I love to talk about cats with jobs, especially unusual jobs and this cat’s job is unusual, believe me. Pretty Boy aka #979 Operation Fancy Free cat rescue, out of Jackson County WV, TNR program) lives in Virginia and can be seen in a video, massaging and comforting Copper, the goat who was giving birth.
I’m wondering if Copper the goat is going to name Pretty Boy as Godfather to the new arrivals.
Detective Cat is on the Job
My human is in the process of writing a mystery story that features two felines (one, I am proud to say is modeled after me). Needless to say, when I saw this article about a cat who got a suspect busted, I let my human know. This cat helped “rat out” a suspect. Way to go Officer Feline
A REAL Cat Burglar
While I’m talking about felines and the law, there’s an interesting story about a true cat burglar. Seems this feline got himself locked inside a British bank overnight. I must say, if I were gong to be a cat burglar, I’d get myself locked into a dairy or a tuna factory, I certainly wouldn’t sit at the door so everyone could make fun of me on Twitter!
TRAKZ – A Feline and Canine Version of Fitbit
Now if you’re concerned that your feline may have criminal tendencies like the British cat burglar, you may want to check out this item that has GPS to track your furry friend and track their whereabouts and how much they are eating. Our 16-pound, food loving Alpha Tucker was horrified when he heard about the Trakz and threatened my with severe bodily harm if I let the humans know about it.
Cats Giving Blood
I have never heard of cats giving blood but they do. Evidently there is a high demand for feline transfusions in Western Australia and Murdoch University’s animal hospital has set up a community blood donor program where cats can donate between three to five times per year. While I admire this noble act on the part of Australian felines, I think I’ll take a pass…but then again if I could save another feline life by doing it, I would have to consider it.
Cats in Hats
And now for something a little silly…cats in hats. Evidently some humans have waaaayyyy to much time on their hands and this seems to be the case for Japanese photographer Ryo Yamazaki, who makes hats ,,,,,from the hair his cats shed. I must say I am still trying to figure out if this is a legit feline fashion statement or a dismal failure, I’ll let you make up your own minds.
My boy Oscar needed a transfusion last summer – it saved his life and he came through with flying colors. He had to go to the hospital where they keep a few cats they use as donors, but you may want to have your vet check your cats if you have more than one. Matching blood types in cats and dogs isn’t as complicated as it is in humans, but I don’t know the details well enough to say more.
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Thank you! I had never heard of this, very good idea to have their blood types noted. They’re all going in for yearly wellness visits and I will ask. Very happy to hear Oscar is doing well!
We’ve heard ’bout da blood donatin’ when sis Lexi was sick. We think it’s just pawsum, and would gladly do it ifin we could help save a life. Big hugs
Dezi and Raena
Dezi and Raena,
I agree, it’s a great idea and we told the female human to have the vet check when we all go for our yearly wellness exams and see if any of us could donate to another of the Tribe of Five.
Purrs and Head Butts,