Walk Through The Web Wednesday

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello Furiends,
I hope your week is going well. Things are humming along in our neck of the woods. As a follow up to last week’s report about the budding relationship between Lily and I: things are still progressing and now we will even sit next to each other when we’re waiting for breakfast.

So Lily, what do you think she’s serving this morning?

The Human did some reorganizing in her home office/craft room. Needless to say, the desk could not be used until I finished snoopervising the finished product.

Hmm, enough room for me to walk around, I guess this will pass.

And then The Human had the silly idea that I would be denied access to the downstairs for a while. Needless to say that attempt failed miserably.

Sending all my furiends wishes for a great week and remember…always jump high!

Street Cats of the world

cat in old San Juan

I’ve reported about street cats all over the world being looked after by good humans in their area. Last week it was the used washing machines for kitties in Portugal. This site highlights what people are doing for feral cats all over the world.

Today, you can find a mixture of cats in the streets of the city, relatives of the cats brought to San Juan, Puerto Rico by early Spanish settlers to control the rat population. There are ferals along with cats with collars enjoying the beauty and warmth of the city. The cats of Old San Juan are called the “cobblestone cats”.  There are organizations that care for the feral felines such as “Save a Gato Cat Sanctuary” that will care for and even prepare kitties to go to their furever homes.

Be sure and check out this site to see what good people around the world are doing for felines! 

The tree man saves cats

Now that fire and police are not rescuing cats in many communities., tree care experts are taking over the job. Danato Green, ‘The Tree Man” is filling this gap in Alabama.  Everyone needs to make a living so he does charge for his service. Prices depend on the distance he has to drive to the site and the distance he has to climb up the tree. This kitty says that’s money well spent! Be sure and check out the video of Danato at work.

Two clinic cats have the run of a vet’s office and a prime spot on Facebook

This story ticks all the boxes. It highlights working cats and a human that walks her talk. Amanda Dykstra, owner of the Gentle Doctor of East Tennessee veterinary clinic and a vet that treats mostly rescue animals from shelters adopted two rescue cats herself.

She looked hard to find two felines who would connect with each other. Her cats, Tiny Cat and Simba were the purrfect fit.  She says, “These cats have such crazy personalities and they’re so incredibly different but yet they’re best friends. It’s an interesting dynamic.”

Tiny Cat was an orphaned pound kitty and has turned into a bit of a diva. Simba’s laid back personality is the purrfect compliment to Tiny Cat and, he’s a bit of a goofball who goes crazy for watermelon.

Dr. Dykstra says that you too can find the purrfect shelter cat (or cats) for your family if you are deliberate about looking and know what you want.  You can follow the adventures of these two on the clinic’s Facebook page.

Instagram account juxtaposes brutalist structures with … cats!

This feline knows nothing about architecture, purrticularily brutalist architecture but evidently UB architecture master’s students Emily Battaglia, Madelaine Ong and Michaela Senay in collaboration with the studio’s professors, Gregory Delaney and Brett Doster do. They created an Instagram account — described as “Your daily dose of cats and concrete”  which has a larger purpose: to raise awareness of brutalism, the often misunderstood and under-loved period of mid-to-late-20th century architecture, while promoting adoptable cats. I have to say, this is one of the most creative cat adoption promotion ideas I’ve ever heard. Check out their Instagram page, Cats of Brutalism.

Hobo Hotel for cats receives building as a donation

The Hobo Hotel for cats has been living rent free in their building. Now they own the building thanks to James Boyd “Jim” Bel  a local philanthropist and business owner from a prominent pioneer family. He turned over the ownership of 650 E. School St. to Hobo Hotel for Cats.

The Hobo Hotel has been rescuing felines since 1998. It was organized exclusively for the purpose of prevention of cruelty to animals through the operation of a no-kill shelter for cats and kittens,. This shelter has many duties, the rescue of abandoned cats and kittens, the adoption of cats and kittens, the development of foster homes until adoption is possible, education about pet care, promotion of spaying and neutering and the encouragement of relationships with pets.  

Bel, the benefactor, is partial to cats and has owned as many as 13 outside kitties and five inside kitties and is constantly feeding strays in his community.

Since it’s inception, Hobo Hotel has spayed and neutered 6,000 cats.

Meowza, I hope there are generous cat lovers like this guy in other communities!