Walk Through The Web Wednesday 10/3

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello Furiends,
Alberto here. It’s Wednesday web wandering time. I hope you enjoy this week’s discoveries.
Purrs & Head Bonks

Siamese cat with blue eyes

Airport Therapy Cat Makes Travel Less Stressful – People

Tabby therapy cat at Denver airport

My readers know how much I love stories about working cats. We felines are capable of so much more than you humans can imagine!  This is a story about a therapy cat at the Denver airport . I know, you mostly hear about therapy dogs but therapy cats are out there too!

Xeli works at the Denver International Airport in their  Canine Airport Therapy Squad (CATS). Despite the name,  Xeli is the first feline on this squad. Xeli works with more than 100 certified therapy dogs.

Xeli’s work as an airport therapy cat earned her recognition from the Petco Foundation, who dubbed her a Helping Hero. The next time your humans travel through the Denver airport tell them to look for the Tabby in the blue “pet me” vest.

Spaceship Cat Beds – My Modern Met

SpaceshipCatBed

If your humans are fond of Science Fiction,  space movies and books then they will probably want to buy their felines one of these.  Now I’ve featured unusual cat furniture before but these beds, which sit on the floor, mount on the wall or even sit on top of a table are out of this world.   Myzoo Studio is the company launching these futuristic cat sleeping pods inspired by space ships. I quite like the wall mount bed so “Beam me up Scottie!”

Cat Thief Collared by Cat’s friends on Instagram – Daily Mail 

siberian forest cat Mr. Muk

I especially like this story as it shows that being an Internet star can pay off. It really payed off for this Ginger Siberian Forest cat named Mr. Muk whose Instagram account helped return him to his home in Islington, North London.  His human sent out a global cry for help and the local police released CCTV images of Mr. Muk with the catnapper. A little over a month later the cat thief was caught.

So my famous Internet feline furiends, if some nasty catnapper takes you away have your humans reach out to your fans!

This former military man is making cardboard tanks for the cats he looks after – Independant.ie

tabby cat in cat tank

Now I do not want to cast any aspersions on our excellent and beloved cat sitter but I must say, this human goes above and beyond! Justin Huegel, 42 who lives in Maryland is a military vet. I’ve always said that “Real men love cats” and Justin Huegel is a shining example, he lives with five felines.

When he offered to care for a friend’s felines those felines had quite a surprise. Justin said the tank idea began as a joke. He made tanks for his own cats and thought his friend would find her cat in a tank amusing.  The cat, Charlie, embraced the idea and loves the tank. Justin said the cat refused to exit the tank so he had to work around him to build it.

Justin gets a paws up award for the most pawsome cat sitter!

Cat Digs Massage From Halloween Hand – BoingBoing

Normally, the only cat Halloween news items you find are about humans shoving felines into ridiculous costumes. This is a news feature with a twist.

Kiko the cat is enjoying a new Halloween tradition. What say you my furiends? Yes or no? (I say it beats the heck out of a stupid Halloween costume!). Watch the video and come to your own conclusions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Opines on Sunshine, Dangerous Places and more

Happy Friday Furiends,
We’ve been celebrating #RememberMeThursday and have been quite busy spreading the world about adoption. Many of our online friends joined with us and it made me proud to see all their hard work.

If it’s Friday, you know it’s Friendly Fill In blog hop time #124 hosted by our furiends 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs. We invite you to join the blog hop or, if you prefer, you can opine about your fill ins in our comment section.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
black and white cat Oliver

This week’s Fill Ins:

1. A  ________________ will ___________________.
2. The best time of the day is __________________.
3. _________ is not my strong suit.

4. It’s all fun and games until _________.

My Answers:

1. A  good day will always be made better when you find your purrfect sun spot!

black and white ct sunning on the stairs
2. The best time of the day is when The Humans go to the pantry and get us food (that’s me in front of the pantry providing a gentle reminder that it’s feeding time.)

black and white cat laying in front of a pantry door

3. Patience is not my strong suit.
black and white cat in a kitchen sink

Hello! The water bowl is getting low!

4. It’s all fun and games until someone sits in the rocking chair.
black and white cat sitting under rocker

Whoa Human, don’t sit there!

The Adoption Heard Around the World, The Power of One Rescue Cat #RememberMeThursday

Hello Furiends,
remember me thursdayAs you may know, all of the Tribe of Five are adopted kitties and we purrticipate in #RememberMeThursday every year to bring awareness about cat adoption.

Because we are feline bloggers whose meows are heard around the world we belong to a number of international cat groups. We get to “meet” some pretty amazing folks on the web who take cat adoption seriously.

One of our favorite internet humans is a man named  László who lives in Eastern Europe.  We met him and his clowder through a Facebook group called Our Cats <3.  Our female human says that the internet can be an unfriendly place. Even the safe haven of cat groups can be a dangerous place as she’s seen a post from someone asking for advice receive judgmental and divisive responses. I would think that  a mutual love of cats would bring you humans together but sadly, that is not always the case.  Happily the Our Cats group is not like this.

img_5556As soon as we joined the Our Cats group we became furiends of László’s  tribe of adopted felines.  The diamond in his crown of cats is Apollo, who he calls Apollo Bug. This sweet one-eyed tabby is beautiful and delightful and every photo László shares shows how much Apollo Bug is loved, as well as all the other rescue felines in the household.

László and his family are wonderful humans who never turn their backs on a rescue cat in need.  About a year ago, they rescued a little black female cat and soon found out she was pregnant. There was no question that those kittens would img_5557become a part of the family and the group members have enjoyed watching them grow up loved, protected and happy.  The Female Human says that  over 168,000 members of this group are connected to this clowder of cats.

In August the group received disturbing news and our Female Human had leaky eyes after she read a post about Apollo Bug. He was taken to the vet for an emergency visit and was diagnosed with  dangerous urinary issues. The vet put a cone on him and gave him a catheter.  The photos of poor Apollo Bug were heart rendering.

ApolloConeThat’s when the humans in the  group sprang into action. Posts of encouragement, love and prayers flooded the internet and an international fund-raising effort was created. The multiple vet visits, special food and other costs were overwhelming for László and his family and although they never asked for help, the humans in the group wanted to help this sweet little rescue kitty and the humans who cared for him and the rest of their felines.

We followed Apollo’s recuperation and recovery with our hearts in our throats and when the post appeared that the catheter had been removed and Apollo had peed on his own, there was a collective sigh of relief and the sound of rejoicing (and lots of happy meows from The Tribe of Five).

img_5558And after celebrating Apollo Bug’s return to health, we had another celebration when László announced the addition of the newest rescue to his family. Meet little Raisin, shown here with his big brother Apollo.

Humans opine on and on about their view of the world and think their meowing will bring people together but they rarely are successful.  They could learn from the story of this rescue cat and his humans who brought 168,000 people around the world together with love, prayers and help.

Never underestimate the power of even one little rescue cat!

 

 

Purrs & Head Bonks from A Rescue Cat,
Siamese cat with blue eyes