Walk Through The Web Wednesday 12/2

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Happy December Furiends!
I hope your Thanksgiving was purrfectly wonderful! It was nice having The Human at our beck and call for four days. We could get used to all that attention! One bit of good news is that Lily is slowly coming out of her grief and spending a little time with Oliver and I -horray, progress!

Now that it’s December, we are trying out some holiday photos and memes. Trust Oliver to not take this activity seriously!

We will be attempting some more festive pics before Santa Paws comes. And now it’s time to enjoy this week’s feline news fresh from the web.

Former rapper left behind music career to rescue cats

Sterling Dabvis is one of The Human’s heroes. He was a presenter at this year’s Cat Writer’s Association award ceremony and she embarrassed us by being such a fan girl! But we agree, he is a hero to felines.

He began his cat career when he was home in Atlanta after a rap tour. He went to apply for a job at his local shelter. He says, “I did horrible in the interview because they had cats in the room and I was playing with all the cats, kissing all the cats,” But he still got the job to trap, vaccinate and neuter community cats.

It became obvious to him quickly that men were in short supply in the TNR and rescue world and he asked, “Where are all the guys and where are all the Black people?’’

In 2017 he started his own non-profit called TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions with multiple goals that included changing relationships and enlisting the help of Black people and also men with cat rescues.

The mission of TrapKing is to change the stereotypes of not only men in cat rescue, but also bridge the gap in communication between black communities and animal rescue/local shelters. 

Sterling Davis is making inroads in so many areas of cat rescue and bringing people into his passion that have never even thought about helping kitties before. You can follow him and his adventures on Instagram.

Oakland-based ‘Cat Town’ is a cat-sized city for rescue pets

Ah, more creative humans working to get cats adopted. Cat Town in Oakland, California is a feline sized city with scaled-down models of popular Oakland landmarks. And you won’t find cages here. Kitties are housed in “studios” and there is even a Quiet Zone for stressed out felines. They want to save every area kitty from euthanasia and by providing a calm, happy environment for these cats they are successful.

Manhattan cat owner says sitter refuses to return pet

Meowza, this is one for the books. A plant store owner in Manhattan is claiming her cat sitter won’t return his feline. This feline, is the best marketing draw for the store. When the store was forced to close because of the COVID shut down, a woman offered to care for Sammy, the shop kitty and now is keeping him.

According to court documents, the sitter was a friend of Sammy and stopped by the store weekly to visit him. The cat had lived in the shop for years and Amanda Walker (the alleged cat thief) and asked to purchase or adopt Sammy and take him to her home. The offer was refused.

The plant store owner was stuck in Florida and unable to travel due to doctor’s orders and Amanda texted him saying, “Please let me know if I can help take care of Sammy! I love him! Hope you are safe and well.” The offer was accepted and after the store was reopened, she requested an extension of Sammy’s time with her. Soon she began avoiding him and refusing to take his calls.

Walker even threatened to get a restraining order as Krstic persistently tried to get his cat back, the court documents say. The owner said he kept calling, begging her to return the cat and she took out a restraining order against him.

The cat’s owner says he is distraught as he had Sammy at the store for four years, ever since Sammy was a kitten. He noted in his complaint how much “young kids love Sammy” and referred to Sammy as a “huge draw”. He also said he takes care of Sammy like his own child, and that Sammy is like part of him. He is suing for the return of Sammy and for damages as well.

Now don’t get me wrong, this feline would never condone taking a cat away from it’s human but I wonder why the cat was left in the store when the owner went to Florida? And whose welfare are these humans looking after, theirs or Sammy’s? What do you think about this legal hissing contest?

Jay County Humane Society partners with Portland Police for cops cuddles with cats

Paws up to the innovative folks at the Jay County Humane Society who are running an innovative program to get kitties furever homes. They are teaming up with the Portland Police Department  to encourage people to adopt cats with some adorable photo shoots and a reduced adoption fee of $20.00 for a program called “ Cats and Cuddles with Cops”. The program was a great success.  


Well of course we’re going to give this book a paws up! It’s written by a cat about cat history and since we’ve written two books Felines Opine on God, a Devotional for Cat Lovers and Felines Opine on Etiquette: What Humans Need to Know About Guests, Cat Sitting and Furniture (with the third one, Are There Head Bonks in Heaven? coming out at the end of the year) we feline authors must support each other!

When Paul Koudounaris went to the Los Angeles North Central Animal shelter in 2011 he was disappointed to find out that the feline he wanted to adopt had already found a furever home. As he tells it, as he was walking toward the door, a striped paw reqched out from a wall of cages and grabbed his shirt. It was love at first sight and Baba had her furever home.

Today she is the narrator and model for the book, A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History. The Tribe is quite impressed with Baba’s historic knowledge as she retells tales of cats throughout history.

We say concatulations on your new book Baba!

Oliver Opines on Creation, Fireplaces and other Feline Stuff on Friday Fill Ins 117

Hey Furiends,
It’s Friday! Now I know that this day is one of great delight to humans who leave their felines at home and go to that place called “work” but for us cats, it’s just another day, As far as we are concerned, every day is Caturday.  I’m doing this week’s fill ins and I hope you enjoy my answers. You can purrticipate by heading over to the hosts, 15andmeowing or Four Legged Fur Balls and join the blog hop. You are always welcome to opine about your fill in answers in the comment section of this blog post too.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
black and white cat Oliver

This Week’s Questions:

1. I have faith in ________________.
2. Yesterday, I ____________________.
3. My favorite place to be is _________.
4. If I was granted one wish, it would be _________.

Here Are My Answers:

1. I have faith in God.  He created all the animals and I think He did a heck of a good job of it. I mean, look at me. As I said in our book about Psalm 104:24-25:

“God did indeed create a variety of creatures and every morning when the female human fills the bird feeder, I see them, large and small. I wonder if all kitties get to see so much of God’s creation. Do you humans appreciate God’s creation as much as I do? Maybe you need to find a wide window ledge to stretch out on and enjoy the wonder of what God has made.”


2. Yesterday, I spent a great deal of time attending to my luxurious and immaculately white fur. Looking this good takes a lot of work!
black and white cat cleans his fur
3. My favorite place to be is anywhere there is sun or warmth. Even in the summer I like to find a warm, sunny spot.
4. If I was granted one wish, it would be that every kitty would find a furever home! Alberto and I as well as the rest of The Tribe were adopted. These are our kitten pictures from our Adopt a Cat Month post. 
June is adopt a cat month, black and white and siamese kitteen

The Tribe of Five Have a Play Date with Dezi & Raena from Deziz World

Hello Furiends,
We just had a pawsome time over at Deziz World and Dezi and Raena had some very nice things to say about our book. Here’s a look at what we were up to. You should hop on over and join in the fun.

Purrs & Head Bonks,
black and white cat Oliver


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


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

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


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!”