Happy Wednesday Furiends!
I must say, the weather in our neck of the woods is wacky! One day The Human put the chairs on the porch at the place she calls work. The sun was shining and everyone enjoyed the fresh air. By the afternoon there was LOUD thunder and hail. I’ll tell you one thing, I’m just glad I’m an indoor kitty!
There’s nothing much new to report except that The Human got a new phone and she’s trying out the camera. She attempted to catch me in a reflective mood. I think she should have practiced a bit more before she did the photo shoot.
The Human did manage to get the phone out in time to document this very rare occurrence at our house, Lily commandeering the Chewy box. Lily isn’t really attracted to boxes so this is a rare capture.
And finally, The Human did manage to take a portrait of Oliver with the new camera. As much as I hate to admit it, my brofur is a rather handsome fellow.
Now, let’s get to this weeks news, enjoy!
Spot the cat hiding in plain sight
The Eastbay Hardware store in Charleston, South Carolina posted a photo on their Twitter account challenging people to find the hidden feline amongst the hardware. Emma, the store cat had found a perfect hiding place and it sure is hard to find her!
Emma is not the only feline employed at East Bay Hardware, she has a coworker named Max. Both these rather slothful employees find the most interesting places to sleep and photos of their nap locations are often featured on the store’s Twitter account.
The furry employees don’t just cat nap in the hardware area. On sunny days the love to snooze in the garden center too.
And lest you think these cat’s don’t do enough to earn their kibble, they also work as spokes meowdels for some of the store’s ads.
From Coins to Puzzle Pieces, the Internet Reveals Their Cats’ ‘Collections’
There’s yet another feline phenomenon on the internet and it’s all about what cats have collected and where they’re hiding their stash. Now the article uses the words “hoard” and “steal” which this feline finds a bit offensive. I prefer to look at myself as a collector.
Michael’s Cat on Twitter started a furor of discussion about a photo he posted with a cat, mouth open and rocks spread out on the windowsill with the comment, “She likes rocks”.
The thread shows that we cats collect all kinds of things. At our house Oliver is the master collector and his favorite collections are the plastic strips from milk cartons, and those colorful springy things. I prefer to keep my stuff in the toy box. Lily isn’t much of a collector at all.
It’s pretty funny when a big item in the house gets moved because what The Human finds underneath is a veritable hoarder’s heaven!
Sigrid the Hissing Cat Warns People and Dogs to Keep Their Paws Off
Sigrid the cat helps her human, Travis Nelson make sure no one touches his bike! Nelson is a former San Franciscan who now lives in London. The article provides a video where we see Sigrid enjoying her bike ride in her basket as she seems to warn everyone to keep their distance.
Nelson rides with Sigrid every day through the streets of London and she’s becoming very well known. Sigrid proved herself to be an adventure cat every since she was a kitten.
The downside of having Sigrid as a biking buddy is that she’s become so well known that people constantly want Nelson to stop so they can pet the cat despite her clear warning that petting is not acceptable.
Despite Sigrid’s grumpiness and “leave me alone” attitude, she’s made many friends in London.
Father Cat Stays with Feline Partner During Kitten Birth
Chichi the cat’s fatherly actions have become a Tik Tok sensation when videos were shared that showed he stayed close to the mother cat, Sophie when the kittens were being born and who still helps take care of the ‘kids”.
Male cats are not known for being attentive fathers and they are not normally involved in the raising of the kittens which is what makes Chichi a rare feline indeed.
He stayed close by Sophie’s side when she began giving birth to а litter of five kittens. And Chichi’s fatherly duties have continued as he cuddles and plays with the kittens.
This feline dad might be able to teach some human dads a few tricks and he gives “Cat Daddy” a whole new meaning.
Kitten takes the world by storm with his piano playing
And for my last news item I have another TikTok video that has launched a kitty to fame. Limón is one talented feline who sits and waits for his human to ask him to play and then begins pawing at the keyboard with gusto!
Since his debut as a mewsician, his videos have had about 8 million views. You can enjoy his videos at TikTok, @rochiylimon.
I do have to say, these over achieving felines are really setting the bar high for the rest of us. Looks like I might need to develop a talent!