Walk Through The Web Wednesday 1/17

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‘Hello Friends,
Alberto with my regular Wednesday walk through the web searching for all things feline. I hope you like my weekly finds.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Siamese cat with blue eyes

Dress Up Your Pet Day, A Truly Bad Idea – Mashable

angry Tabby cat in a sombrero

Those of you who follow our blog know that The Tribe of Five have very strong feelings about dressing up cats, case in point, my post about The Great Halloween Indignity and the humans attempt to stuff me into a dinosaur costume.  Believe it or not, there is a holiday called Dress Up Your Pet Day and if you humans out there have any intention of celebrating it by stuffing your feline into a ridiculous ensemble, I urge you to read this article and resist the urge to dress us up!

The Best Hobby Is Something That Has Absolutely  Nothing To Do With Your Job – THE CUT

cathobby

This writer has a revolutionary idea. Her hobby is cats. She helps to rescue cats, is involved iwth Trap Neuter Release (TNR) and even helps her friends with their cat care. She says she spends at least 10 hours a week on “cat related” stuff.  Pretty cool idea, even if you don’t have felines living with you, they can be your hobby and you can do something nice for them!

Vet Clinic Looking To Hire Cat Cuddler

cat cuddler job in Dublin, Ireland

And, if you want to make cats more than your hobby but your actual  job, don’t hesitate, get in touch with Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Dublin, Ireland and apply for the job of cat cuddler (it’s a full time position).  I’ve read that if you understand the different types of purring, you’ll have an edge over the competition. This cat cuddling thing sounds like a dream job to me!

Nikola Tesla’s Cat and Other Feline Fascinations – How Stuff Works

Nikola Teslas black cat

Well, evidently there was a human named Nikola Tesla who invented some very cool things but this feline is less interested in the things he invented than the fact that his cat ionspired one of his most important contributions to the scientific world.  And then there was Simon, a stray feline found in Hong Kong in 1948, who is the only cat to have been awarded Britain’s prestigious Dickin Medal.  And then there’s the city in Belgium that trained 37 cats to deliver the mail to rural villagers. We felines are amazing animals, you don’t have to take my word for it, read the article!

What Makes A Cat’s Tail Puff Up When It’s Scared? – Mental Floss

brown cat with fuzzy tail ready to fight with dog

Around our house we have a pheomenon we refur to as “fuzzy tail”. Sometimes humans who visit us don’t understand why this happens to us or what caused it. This article explains the puffy tail issue quite well.  The short version is that when we get a fuzzy tail we are trying to make ourselves look as big as possible in order to intimidate whatever might be threatening us. Did you know there are other animals that experience something similar to our fuzzy tail phenomenon? Read the article and find out more.

14 thoughts on “Walk Through The Web Wednesday 1/17

  1. Alberto,dear furiend, M here. I share your disdain over wearing outfits and have had the misfortune to get shoved into a couple of the hideous things in honor of halloween. Revolting holiday that we toms should petition to end! Alas, I must admit that Purrseidon loves dressing up, so the gals might revolt against this idea.

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      • Ahha! Alberto, dear furiend, I think you’ve pinpointed the source of my problems communicating with my staff – they assume my dignified silence is agreement! Oh, meow is me, I must force myself to be more vocal – since I lived feral for years, it is difficult to overcome the stealthy silence, which was crucial to that lifestyle. =^.^=

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  2. The habit of dressing up its is weird OK? Simply weird. Only a rare few can carry it off. Cats like our colleague Coco the Couture cat who is gracious and sophisticated but you and me – NO WAY buddy!!!

    We know about Simon who won the Dicken Medal. He’s a hero of ours, and was an amazing cat.

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  3. I totally agree about this dressing up thing. Humans just go and buy a doll or a toy cat….Looked up the Icelandic Company and I could watch the cats and kittens in their house. All were sleeping or no- one in the other rooms of course I guess Iceland time is different from Scottish time. Loved reading the blog….How humiliating for the dress up cats. Wonder what they would say if they could talk. By the look on their faces I suppose we can guess. Love,Purrs. x😻💞🐾🐾

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  4. Paws up for no dressing us up. Our fur is much too beautiful.Snoops and Kommando Kitty (Kommando has a cold-weather cat body – ear tufts, compact body, etc. So she has a short tail. It’s pretty cute when it fluffs – it’s really the only time you notice it.)

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