Walk Through The Web Wednesday – 8/17

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello Furiends,
The Human is finally turning the corner and we’re beginning to get some work out of her although it was still a rather long, boring week with a decided reduction in service. Still we muddled through and are hoping that things will be back to normal soon. While The Human was under the weather, we felines soldiered on as best we could.

Lily chose another tactic and decided to get dressed up to entertain The Human. She did get a laugh and a, “Look how pretty you are!”

“The purrfect accessories to enhance my blue eyes.”

As for me, well, I just go with the flow and trust that things will get better.

Well, those are the “highlights” of our boring week. We’re hoping for a little adventure next week and that you all are keeping well and safe.

Opera Cat

I’ve heard that human opera singers are divas but this is the first  time I’ve met a feline diva opera singer.  In this video, Maximino the cat arrives to take over the purrformance of his human’s opera song. Many of us felines are quite vocal with our humans. Oliver and I have regular conversations with The Human on a daily basis. Sometimes we want to chat, sometimes we want attention but we never sing.

When Maximino walks into the scene, he seems to pick up where his human left off in the song and takes over.  Now that’s quite a duet!

Cats have very different ways of dealing with tiny boxes

We felines do believe in the “if it fits I sits” philosophy, we just don’t all use the same technique when squeezing into those tight places as these two felines demonstrate.

Houston TikToker ‘Cat Dadd’ is the burliest cat-loving Texan in the world

This hunky Texan is going viral for his TikTok tributes to his beloved felines. One of the most popular TikToks by “Cat Dadd,” whose real name is Andrew Villarreal, displays the love  he has for one of his cats, Sebby.

As “Carrying Your Love With Me” by Texas country music legend George Strait plays in the background, Villarreal looks into the camera and removes his cowboy hat, revealing a photo of Sebby hidden underneath it. The camera then pans to Sebby who is wearing a miniaturized cowboy hat with a photo of Villarreal hidden underneath. The video has captured the internet with nearly two million views and over 477,000 likes.

Other videos show Sebby in full costume regalia and viewers often have a glimpse of Sebby’s other feline family members Chloe, Abby, Maggie, Tuxie and Zeus.

Villarreal began his TikTok account last year to document Sebby’s weight-loss journey. “He really needed help losing weight so I wanted to show people that it was possible for a cat to achieve such a thing.” Villarreal said. Then they expanded their content to funny skits and videos that show the love Villarreal has for his cats.

So single cat ladies, we recommend you find a guy like this one!

Couple Finds Love Through a “Poorly Drawn Cat” and Gets Married 3 Years Later

Ah, I’m a sucker for a love story and when it’s a love story that includes cats, well, you can’t get any better than that! This story was three years in the making.

Oregonian, Grant Schroeder reached out to the popular Twitter account poorly drawn cats in 2019 to commission a drawing of his own kitten, Luna. The artist behind the account, Heloísa Nora, is known for her minimalist-style renderings of felines and created an illustration of Schroeder’s cat based on his photos. After she posted it on her account, Emma Ferguson from Liverpool, UK, noticed the image. Ferguson had her own cat named Luna and decided to follow Schroeder on social media.

The rest, as you humans say, is history. She said, “I saw a pic on his account of him holding his Luna. Cute boy with cat—must follow, of course!” After seeing the follow notification, Schroeder checked out her profile and the two began chatting. “So I then messaged her on Twitter, saying, ‘Hey, your cats are cute,’” Schroeder recalls. “We then just started talking about our cats, getting to know each other, and eventually we started FaceTiming every day and slowly fell in love with each other.”

They finally met in person in January 2020 when Schroeder spent a few weeks in Liverpool. Right after their in person meeting, COVID travel restrictions kept them apart again. Finally, in August 2021 the couple got engaged on New Year’s Eve.

They married in July of this year and now live in the UK with their two cats and have plans to adopt a third.

Meowza, now that’s a love story!

Stolen bodega cat returned to its owners at Brooklyn deli

What in the world is happening when working Bodega cats are cat napped right at their place of business??!!

Fortunately, Boka from the Green Olives Deli & Grill in Park Slope was returned by an anonymous person a week after he’d be grabbed outside the shop.

Abdulmajeed Albahri, one of three owners of the bodega, said he was reunited with Boka at 5 a.m. Saturday when he arrived an hour before the store opened for the day.

“He was waiting exactly in front of the doors,” Albahri said, adding he spent the next hour playing with the cat and giving him treats.

A video posted to the cat’s KediBoka Instagram account shows the kitty looking up expectantly as his owner opened the deli door to see him.

Boka went missing on July 29 when a video captured a man dressed in khakis, a white shirt and a light blue hat lingering outside the store. He is seen scooping up the cat and running off with him..

Appeals to get Boka back, along with photos of the cat napper, were posted to TikTok and Instagram. The cat’s disappearance also garnered wide media attention.

Once people heard the news that Boka was back, he was visited by his fans. Albahri said Boka brings life to the store because he’s such an active cat, if not somewhat finicky.

A  complaint has been filed with the NYPD about Boka’s disappearance, but police said they don’t have any updates on his return or an arrest.

Walk Through The Web Wednesday 10/31

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello There Furiends!
It’s been quite busy at the Feline Opines offices and we are way, way behind in reading and commenting on the blogs of all our fellow feline bloggers. But, we have our purrsonal assistant on the job and she should have us caught up soon. A-pawlogies for our lateness!

I hope you all had a chance to see our Halloween movie. Let us know what you thought. We’ll be having a give-away for some Feline Opines merchandise soon so stay tuned!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Siamese cat with blue eyes

Petcurean announces call for submissions for national Uplift the Underdog: Cat Edition contest to raise awareness for overlooked, adoptable shelter cats – Cision

Petcurean  Underdog Cat Edition

Sometimes the big hearts of humans just overwhelms me. This is one such case. As part of its commitment to putting pets first, premium pet food manufacturer, Petcurean, is pleased to announce the “Uplift the Underdog: Cat Edition” contest.  The program’s goal is to help increase adoption consideration for “underdog cats” – cats who are traditionally less likely to get adopted due to age, medical challenges, appearance, or other issues. The contest is open to all rescue groups and animal shelters across the United States and Canada now through November 16, 2018. Two Paws up for Petcurean!

Historic Cat Photos – Popular Photography

Morris the cat orange tabby

I know that National Cat Day was two days ago but this article celebrating the fabulous feline in history is worth a share. The photo here is of Morris, that very famous feline during one of his purrress conferences.

Nine Photos of Military Troops With Cats – Business Insider

ww ii pilot with cat on his shoulder

This is another delightful walk through history in celebration of National Cat Day.

Poorly Drawn Cats on Twitter, It’s a Thing – Mashable

 

poorly drawn cats

Okay, no offense intended to the artists but meowza, this is a thing??!! If these folks are making money from this we need to get our Human Slackers on the ball and do some drawing because trust me, they would be experts at poorly drawn cats, poorly drawn dogs…and the list goes on!

Unlike Lazy Humans, Cats Actually Have to Work for Their Food Study Says – The Frisky

gray and white cat at dry food bowl

And speaking of Human Slackers, this new study says that we felines prefer to work for our food. The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery found that, as natural foragers, cats greatly enjoy “food puzzles” or tricky feedinhg set-ups that require us to work for our food.  Now I can say for myself that I love the food puzzles. Our Alpha Tucker would much rather be served his food than have to forage !