Walk Through The Web Wednesday 3/31

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Happy Wednesday Furiends,
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Things are great here and we are happy to report that Lily keeps moving out of her grief and becoming more of a member of the tribe. Here is a little sequence that shows you how well she’s doing. We had a cold snap and there’s nothing better than hanging out in front of the fire on those days.

Hey Lily, welcome to the fire. Are you going to hang around for a while?
Hey Lily, nice to see you but you still look a little uncomfortable.
The Tribe finally reaches détente (for now)

So as you can see, Oliver and I are working to be kinder, gentler brothers. After our fireside meeting, we each went back to our normal routine.

“It’s my job to guard the bed and make sure there’s a spot for The Human.” – Alberto
“Someone has to watch at the window in case any wild animals (or neighbor cats) come around.” -Lily
“If I don’t judge the goings on in the house, who will?” – Oliver

So that’s our week. I’m thrilled to tell you that after my plea to hear from more feline furiends to appear in our Cat Chat, we will be featuring Rosie from 15andmeowing in tomorrow’s Cat Chat. Who wants to chat next week? Just email us at FelineOpines@gmail.com and send a photo and we’ll take care of the rest!

The moral to this story my furiends is, always make sure you know where your cat is when your neighbors sell their home!

Michael Hubank decided he wanted to check out his neighbors home listing on Zoopla. Imagine his surprise when he spotted his cat lounging in one of the bedrooms!

The cat’s secret life attracted many comments such as, “A family member was having a reoccurring dream about a cat in her bed for months… she did not own a cat… then she woke up and her “dream cat” was snoring at the end of the bed… the “dream cat” lived a few doors down, but preferred to sleep in her bed.”

I am happy to report that Hubank’s feline is home…for now.

The purr-fect stay: Luxury hotel for cats opens in Radcliffe, England

Now I’m a cat that purrfers a good cat sitter when The Human goes away but I may change my mind if she could find me digs like this.  The Cat’s Other Mother hotel offers a spa-like experience for the pampered felines who are booked in there.

The hotel is located on a farm owned by Helen Owen and her husband Chris, who has dreamed of a fancy feline hotel for 20 years.

It took 12 months to turn old stables into the beautiful moggie suites.

Helen looks after the emotional needs of each feline guest and designed every suite to combine luxury and home comforts while also focusing on the cats’ natural behavior requirements.

Every suite is “supersized” with 60 square feet of living space and double glazed cat approved bay windows. Room packages include three meals daily from the pantry menu, lots of human interaction, cuddles and a mini pampering session of grooming, a fresh pot of cat grass and even turn down service with treats and electric flickering candles.

Upgrades are available with special menus like hand-shredded chicken or prawns on scallop shells.

For extra-special treatment, cats can even get a session with the hotel’s own ‘Purry Grandmother’ – Helen’s cat-loving mother who serves kitty’s afternoon tea and snacks (on bone china).  There’s plenty of chatter, a beautifully dressed table, handmade toy and a photo session.

The Tribe gives this fine kitty getaway a paws up award!

Michigan Man Wakes up to Intruder Holding Gun to His Head, Demanding His 2 Cats

This story gives an entirely new meaning to the phrase “cat burglar”! A man was arrested after he allegedly broke into a home, pointed a gun at the homeowner’s head and demanded that the man hand over his two felines.

The suspect crept into the home at about 4:00am. The police have since discovered there is a dispute over the ownership of the cats but it was discovered that the cats in this house are not the two in question. Still, the interloper managed to leave the house with one of the cats.

The cat burglar was apprehended and a cat was found in the area but at the time of the report it was “unclear if it was the stolen animal”. Really? How hard would it be to get the owner to identify the cat??  You humans really need to find better methods to deal with your disputes!

1 hurricane, 600 miles, 2 years: How a lost cat made it home to Panama City from Evansville, Indiana.

This story has as many twists and turns in any great mystery novel.

When 16-year old Wyatt Wetzel’s best friend, his beloved Siamese-mix Sinatra disappeared two years ago he was bereft.

Sinatra’s amazing story began in a hurricane and ended in Indiana.

Hurricane Michael totaled the Panama City rental home of Wyatt’s family. They were stuck in the home for four days until someone came and cut a tunnel through the fallen trees for them to get out. They loaded both cats and dogs and headed to Indiana to stay with family.

The family ended up staying in Madisonville, KY and the pets stayed with a daughter in Evansville. The owner of the Florida property contacted the family and insisted that they come back to Florida and get their belongings out of the house. And, as if this family didn’t have enough troubles, one of the family members had become ill and was hospitalized.

After the family member headed to Florida, Sinatra managed to get out of the house where he was staying. The family put up flyers, posted on social media, checked with the shelter but Sinatra was nowhere to be found.

They called Sinatra’s vet in Florida to get the cat’s microchip number only to be told he hadn’t been chipped because his neuter surgery was complicated and they had forgotten to do the microchipping as promised.

The family refused to give up hope and for two years chased after every lead where a Siamese cat had been found. Many folks contacted them but they could tell by the photos the cats weren’t Sinatra.

Lina Walker, a rescue volunteer for Another Chance for Animals took on Sinatra’s cause personally.  

Last November, a cat showed up at the house where Sinatra had been staying and looked exactly like a skinny version of the missing feline. Walker got the cat but was so disappointed to see that it was a female; still she sent the family, who had returned to Florida, photos and told them about the feline. She compared them with photos the family had given her and was astounded that the markings were the same as was the face.

The family was in town over Christmas and they went to meet the cat and they felt in their hearts that the cat was Sinatra but a check at the vets confirmed the cat was a female. They went home but couldn’t let the idea go that this was their cat.

They went to their vet to check out Sinatra’s records and found the key to the mystery of the missing cat in the notes the vet had made in Sinatra’s record. “Make sure anyone who checks him out knows he was cryptorchid (had undescended testicles) as he will appear to be female.

The family drove to Indianapolis in March to get Sinatra. When he got back to Florida he greeted his furry siblings with joy. He knew to expect his food on top of the washing machine and still can’t get enough cuddles from his humans. This story is a great example of the need to never give up and to the importance of folks who come along side people who have lost their fur kids and offer help.

100+ Funny Cat Names That Are Purrfect for Your New Kitty

How do you come up with creative names for your felines? I’m named after a famous Spanish cyclist. Oliver, who was the runt of the litter and a tiny guy as a baby was named for Oliver Twist because he always was meowing for more food. Lily is named after the neighbor’s little girl who fell in love with her but couldn’t have a cat of her own because of allergies,

Still, there are some times you humans are stumped when it comes to naming a new kitty so these ideas might help.

I’m only going to list a few of my favorites from each category but you can find many more in the article.

Mewsical Names

Cat Benatar
Bob Meowly
Notorious C.A.T.
Florence and the Meowchine

Movie-inspired Names

Catrick Swayze
Mr. Meowgi
Brad Kitt

TV-inspired cat names

Captain Purrcard
Boo Boo Kitty
Lavar Purrton

Literary cat names

Holden Clawfield
Albert Catmouse
J.R.R. Tollkitten
William Shakesurr

Food-inspired cat names


Cat names from the world of sports

Yogi Purra
Meowhammad Ali
Wayne Catzky

Cat names from history

Meowdeline Albright
Ruth Bader Ginspurr
Winston Furchill
Isaac Mewton

Cat names based on personality

Captain Snooze
Mr. Pounce
Madame Fluffypants

Cat names from the musical “Cats”

Mr. Mistoffelees
Rum Tum Tugger
Bustopher Jones

Walk Through The Web Wednesday 8/12

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello Furiends,
I hope this week finds you well. So many of my feline buddies have suffered through hurricanes, tornadoes, wind storms and lightning storms. Meowza, it’s dangerous out there and purraying you all are safe.

The most important news of the week for our neck of the woods is that we won a Muse Medallion award from CWA! We are excited!

In other more boring news, the temperatures are back to what they should be here in the Northwest and it’s cool enough in the mornings for Oliver and I to cuddle in bed.

Well, enough about us, let’s see what wonders the world-wide web holds for felines this week.

Mewsical cats from around the world

Cat videos with classical mewsic. What more could you ask for? Here are a few of the internet’s favourite felines with aspirations to be the next Dame Joan, Martha Argerich, or Berliner Philharmoniker.

Writer of Cats entertains his cat with Prokofiev

How cool would it be to be a cat living in the home of the writer of Cats? I’d say purrfectly wonderful.Andrew Lloyd Webber serenaded his cat with a brief performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf on the weekend .Sitting in front of his gleaming grand piano, the Cats composer gave his own feline, Fez, a special musical treat.

It looks like Fez is enjoying the private concert!

Shoe stealing cat burglar

Meowza! It seems like every week I’m reporting on another feline who has sticky paws. Last week it was a swim goggle stealing burglar, this week’s offender has a penchant for shoes,

Jordan the cat from  Pennsylvania has a human who is attempting to atone for Jordan’s sins. She has created a Facebook page to try and reunite the purrloined shoes with their owners. Now that a camera has been installed to catch Jordan’s thievery on film, he’s garnered quite a few fans.

The camera has captured the klepto cat jumping a fence with a shoe in his mouth-he is determined! Good grief, what will felines be stealing  next – priceless art work?

McDonald’s is selling the cutest cat grips to keep your fingers clean and bother your felines

If you want to eat French fries and keep your paws clean you’ll love these cat paw grips. The good news is you can use them to play with your cat after the fries are gone. The bad news is that, as of now, you can only get them from McDonald’s in China. IMHO I don’t think it’s too much to ask for our humans to hop on over to China to get us a great cat toy.  Sadly, I discovered that this special ended in July so stop your humans before they book a flight.

Kamwei Fong’s new illustrations are purrfectly delightful.

Kamwei Fong loves to draw cats and his latest illustrations of black cats, called “Wonderfurryland” depict a plethora of felines with rotund bodies, puffy tails and whimsical poses. Fong even inked cat-shaped environmental fixtures, like a moon, sun, and mountain, into the black-and-white landscape.

The Malaysian artist said that it took him more than a month to complete this work. We say “paws up” for these wonderful pieces of art. You can see more on his Instagram page. Gee, I wonder if he’d be interested in a rotund model for his next series, Oliver is available.

Walk Through The Web Wednesday..on Thursday…err…Friday, 9/6

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello There Furiends,

As I noted on Wednesday, The Tribe of Five decided to enjoy the holiday and we even gave our Purrsonal Assistant an extra day off. And this is why my weekly feature is late.

Hopefully these holiday fun pics will compensate for our late posting. We enjoyed our holiday. Oliver and I spent some “bro” bonding time together.


Oliver and I took a stroll in the garden. Ollie is making sure that all the neighborhood cats have the opportunity to admire his handsome self in the harness. I have no need of accolades from other felines and the logo of my weekly feature already showcases me doing a garden stroll (although I have grown out of the old harness).


Hello neighborhood felines, Oliver here.

Lily got her whiskers in a twist because The Female Human went out on the front porch without her. The problem with Lily is, she’s a darter and can’t be let on the front porch because she’ll take off. Sadly, the harness is not an option for her. The last time The Female Human tried to get her in it, The Female Human needed a number of items from the first aid kit.

Oliver and Tucker enjoyed the sun inside as well, as did Jasmine.


Oliver & Tucker, sun lovers


Happy Jasmine in the sunshine

As you can see, we felines are enjoying the last days of summer and, as the Farmer’s Almanac is telling us that winter is going to be seriously hard, we’ll take every bit of sunshine we can get!

Here are this week’s finds, I hope you enjoy them and the last of your summer days.

Cat mistaken for burglar, gets ‘detained’ by police


While responding to reports of a possible “burglary in progress” at a residence in Collier County, Florida, police officers made a furry discovery. Apparently, a small cat had gotten loose and wandered into a house while making “suspicious noises.”  Fortunately, the cat burglar was micro-chipped and was identified as “Bones” and his owners were contacted.

Cats Living Very Close to Hiss-tory


We felines can make ourselves comfortable anywhere and there is a cat Sanctuary in Rome, Colonia Felina di Torre Argentina that is located in a very hiss-toric place, the place  where  conspirators stabbed Julius Caesar 22 times outside the Theatre of Pompey, on March 15 44 BCE. Centuries later, in 1929, Mussolini excavated the area to reveal four temples that are 20 feet below the street level. Today, it’s the oldest open-air spot in Rome-and filled with felines.

Humans can view the temple complex known as Largo di Torre Argentina from the fenced-off street, after a  restoration, the sanctuary will open to tourists in the second half of 2021. Now, only  felines can get up close and purrsonal with this party of history. This cat sanctuary is the oldest one in Italy and features all sorts of felines, those with special needs and those who are elderly and they are taken care of by cat ladies – gattare who also work to find as many furever homes for these cats as they can. The sanctuary also has a spay/neuter program.

So if you humans are planning to visit the Eternal City, you can have your history and felines too!


Feline Love Brings These Two Lovers Together


Maria Sartzis and Oscar Pellicier were married Aug. 17 at Instant Elopements in Forest Hills, Queens. Their friends Tarsha Perrineau and Cory Pelletier attended the ceremony. The newlyweds met six months ago while shopping for cat food.CreditCreditAndrew White for The New York Times

Once upon a time two humans started a conversation in the cat aisle of the pet care section in Target. Now they are married! The female human (Ms. Sartzis) saw Mr. Pellicier scanning cat food labels and looking confused and she went over to see if she could help him (she has six cats and knows quite a bit about felines).  They had a 3-hour conversation and Mr. Pellicier told her about his three cats. The rest, as you humans say, is history. They married and now share their four-bedroom house with nine felines (gee I wonder where the humans sleep?)

Auditions for Cute Cat for Asda stores



Will this kitty be the one to get the starring role? (Picture: Penpip)

Attention all you moggies across the pond. One lucky cat is about to have the best Christmas ever as Asda is auditioning for a feline friend to be the star of this year’s anticipated TV Christmas ad. The role will, if past Christmas seasons are any indication, see the lucky cat became a national treasure with cuddly toys and merchandise covered in their furry little face on sale

Auditions began in Harrogate, Yorkshire on Thursday, with cat owners from across the country queuing up to show off their cute kitties. Cats on leads and cats in crates were pictured with their owners, and others showed off their game faces as they prepared for their big moments in front of producers.

BilbCast – A Feline takes to the Airwaves to Podcast


Bilbo The Cat has moved forward from his popular social media status on Twitter into the world of podcasts.  Now, you may be wondering what a cat podcast would sound like. Does Bilbo respond to listener questions? He may have future plans to do so but at the moment, his podcast consists of him purring into a microphone.  In the first episode, after some theme music, Bilbo starts into his purr routine.  Now, anyone who doesn’t have the good fortune of living with a feline can enjoy the soothing sound of purring.  If you’re dying to hear the podcast, just click on the link and go to the audio section.