Walk Through The Web Wednesday 3/27

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hi Folks,
Alberto here. It’s my favorite time of the week again (well unless it’s the day when our wet food meal includes my favorite tuna with gravy). I’ve wandered through the web to bring you my faves of the week. Enjoy.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Siamese cat with blue eyes

New Photo Book Shows that Cats are Art Worthy – Feature Shoot

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Before you start meowing at me and say, “There are plenty of cat books!” allow me to explain. This isn’t just a book of kitty photos. It’s a book from Humble Arts Foundation that features a curated selection of cat photos in a book called Humble Cats.

In the words of the article from Feature Shoot, “While at times the imagery is pleasingly kitsch, it also goes beyond the meme with more contemplative photographs that ask questions and provide few answers.” Now I’m a pretty savvy feline but I’m not sure what “kitsch” means I think any photo of us fabulous felines can be “contemplative”. Take for felines opine book Anita Aurit siamese cat and black and white catinstance, the new book by The Tribe of Five, Felines Opine about God. I think a number of our photos are quite contemplative. But I am digressing into shameless self promotion now (the book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle edition). End of shameless self-promotion.

There are other wonderful feline photo books out such as PhotoCat by Sacha de Boer.

If you can’t get enough of feline photos,  head on over to Instragram. Start by visiting Cats of Instagram and you’ll see some fabulous furry creatures there.

How Cats Tamed Us – The New Yorker
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The human writer of this article certainly knows their felines! They begin the article by saying that “When you own a cat, it often feels as though your pet is your boss.” First allow me to explain that no one owns a cat, we are the epitome of the saying, “Dogs have owners, cats have staff”. There is an excellent quote from the author of The Lion in the Living Room, Abigail Tucker, who says, “You could see our relationship with cats as a series of cat-controlled takeovers.”. In celebration of these and other ideas about how we felines fit into the lives of our humans (or purrhaps make our humans fit into our lives) a video has been created called “How Cats Tamed Us” a new edition to the “Obsession” series that is based on Tucker’s book. I was quite excited to see they got some big name stars for the video like Cole & Marmalade. Lil’ Bub and Grumpy Cat! Meow, I give this movie a 2 paws up!

  Can you get a purr-fect score on this television cats quiz? MeTV

tv cats cat quiz
It’s about time that felines got some recognition for their television roles. Some of these questions will require that you dig deep, deep into your old TV show memory bank (this kitten never even heard of some of these) but it’s pretty cool. The quiz asks questions about the felines in courtroom dramas, sci-fi shows, cartoons and puppet shows. Take the quiz and let us know how you did!

4 Claw-some Cat Craft Books I’m Paws-itive You Need Right Now – BookRiot

cardboard buildable cat habitats
If your humans are crafty, you might want them to take a look at these books. The Female Human is crafty, even has a room she refers to as her “craft room”. This room is

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Me deciding if I should help The Female Human with her crafts or take a snooze on the cat bed on the bench.

usually off limits to me because I like to chew on plastic and paper and generally wreak havoc in her little spot but she does let me join her often. She’s even placed a little cat bed on a bench next to her crafting table so that I can snooze while she works.

I purrused the books and I think my favorite is the one that shows humans how to make cat castles. What feline doesn’t want their own castle, or airplane. tepee, rocket, battle ship..well,  you get the idea. I think this would be an excellent use of The Female Human’s time in her craft room.  If you can’t talk your humans into cardboard structures, they can also make creations with cat hair or even knit their own cat or make cat-like items such as cat bookends and a quick sew stuffed kitty.

 

Two Toddlers and a Cat, Not Such a Good Mix – Babyology

brown tabby with pink fairy wings
I am outraged my friends, just outraged! Take a look at the face of this completely defeated feline and tell me this is right. The human who contributed this photo says he has two toddlers and once a week he finds his cat like this. Fairy wings? Really? Sometimes the indignities we felines have to suffer is beyond the pale. I say felines unite against little humans who want to wrestle you into a costume. And to my pink fairy-winged friend in the photo I say, “Hold you head up man, be a cat of dignity!”

23 thoughts on “Walk Through The Web Wednesday 3/27

  1. Alberto, my dear furiend, you are so very correct about that poor feline, who is suffering with two – TWO – toddlers! I shall unite with you, but we can not count on Purrseidon because she loves playing dress-up, so can not understand why we toms view this as ” beyond the pale”. Mr. M =^.^=

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    • I’m willing to extend the paw of understanding for Purrseidon regarding the dressing tomfoolery. We have a friend, Coco the Couture cat who loves dressing up (and even wearing matching hats). I will admit I allow the life jacket but that’s where I draw the line.
      Purrs & Head Bonks,
      Alberto

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    • Yep, The Tribe of Five is definitely anti cat fashion although we know a few felines that love it, CoCo Couture Cat is one of them but not us, no, never!
      Purrs & Head Bonks,
      Alberto

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  2. dood….we taked de quiz N did poor lee…..veree veree VEREE poor lee but ta R propz….we waz knot livin when theeze showz aired; cuzin dai$y waz borned in 2003 N me tuna; in 2007 ….pluz…we iz knot a loud ta watch de tee and vee; even if de food servizz gurl had it hooked up….. we still couldna watch it ~~~~~~~~ oh well

    we will howeverz takez a look see at de bookz coz we iz all bout reedin heer 🙂 ♥♥♥

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    • The Tribe of Five failed miserably on the quiz too, and so did The Female Human. Sigh, need to find a better quiz, something like, “What do cats like better mice or potatoes?”
      Purrs & Head Bonks ,
      Alberto

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    • Oh my gosh, your review was so wonderful, it brought tears to my eyes. And Emmy and Brody are pawsitively purrfect models. Thank you again and The Tribe of Five send purrs and head bonks to your furry family.

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    • Thanks! Somehow our female human managed to delete your comment about your mom’s ordeal with the pecking bird, bummer because it was hilarious and a comfort to the female human who is happy to know she’s not the only one driven to abberant behavior by these psycho birds!
      Purrs & Head Bonks,
      Alberto

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      • MOL That’s okay Alberto, maybe it’s good it got delelted or someone may have called PETA on mommy fur chasin’ a bird with a broom. MOL Tell your mommy to hang in there. He’ll mate soon and it’ll be over with…fur this year. MOL Big hugs

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Raena

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      • MOL, the Female Human just found out it’s illegal to shoot pecking birds in our state so at least we’re comforted in knowing she won’t be looking to hire any hit men. So far, no pecking bird. Maybe he got the message. We can’t have these woodland strangers making our humans crazy !

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      • MOL It’s purrobably illegal most places. Believe it or not, we think they’re on the endangered species list. MOL We’re glad he found a mate and left. Big hugs

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Raena

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