Hello there Furiends,
How are things in your neck of the woods this week? Things around here have been pretty quiet but we did get some needed rain. The Human was doing the happy dance as it’s been really dry and we have lots of forests around us. Here’s a little taste of the rain out our front window.
WhileThe Human was dancing around with glee, I was busy snoopervising The Human’s bathroom.
Meanwhile, Oliver and I celebrated “Hug Your Cat Day” on June 4th. Although The Human gave us lots of hugs that day (and does so every day), Ollie and I wanted to get an early start.
The Human spent Sunday afternoon at her sister’s house and spotted this big bald eagle. I think I’m glad we don’t see those big guys in our back yard!
I hope you all had a good week and that you enjoy my web wanderings for this week.
Topiary Cat! Homeowner crafts six foot feline from his hedge
Well, after finding this news bit I have to say our Human is slacking off in the garden department! However, not every feline’s humans are so inattentive to glorifying their felines with their greenery. A wonderful human from England is paying tribute to his cat with a HUGE topiary in his front yard. And when I say huge, I mean HUGE! The topiary is 2 meters (about 6 ½ feet) . The large cat doesn’t only delight human passers by, it captures the interest of many of the dogs in the neighborhood as well. The owner of the house purrfers to remain anonymous but whoever you are…two paws up!
Basepaws wants kitties to live forever!
My regular readers may remember that Lily, Oliver and I have all had our DNA tests done by Basepaws. Lily meowed about her report in a blog post
Our Human especially likes the feature that helps her follow our health and what health issues we may have to deal with when we get older. Basepaws says, “We want cats to live forever and you may be able to help!” They are recruiting cats aged 17+ to pawticipate in their newest study. Their goal….to increase cats’ healthspans by identifying genetic markers for developing therapeutics to treat age related diseases I cats. Our Angel Lily had kidney disease the last few years of her life and our Angel Tucker developed cancer at the end of his life. Both were 17 when they crossed The Rainbow Bridge. Lily, Oliver and I are too young to do the survey so if any of you felines are super senior kitties 17+, please consider taking this survey!
CatCafe Lounge in LA lets you cuddle adoptable cats in a giant outdoor catio
Now this is a first, humans in a catio, outside mingling with the kitties! The CatCafe Lounge in LA is home to over 30 cats and offers an outside catio experience for humans.
Visitors can lounge below the large blue cat trees and watch the antics of felines above their heads or cuddle with the kitties hanging around the lower area. The cats enjoy their cat jungle gym that offers them all the space they need to pounce, play, climb and just lounge in a sunny spot.
The “cat highway” is a favorite feature with humans and felines alike. The cats can scale leafy climbing walls and ramps and feel the wind in their fur.
The café is a partner of the Stray Cat Alliance whose work is focused on finding furever homes for cats who would have otherwise been euthanized. The café works on socializing cats with their resident feline behaviorist, making the cats chances of being adopted even better.
Admission is considered a donation to Cat Cafe Lounge, with 100% of the funds given back to the cause. A visit to the catio and the cafe’s indoor cat lounge costs $35.00 for a one hour visit and 100% of those monies are used for the café and cat adoptions. You can learn more about this magical place at their official website.
‘Star Trek Cats’ goes where no feline has gone before
The book, Star Trek Cats takes the original Star Trek characters and transforms them into fabulous felines. Jenny Parks, who specializes in drawing cats as pop culture characters, illustrates Kirk, Spock, Bones, and the rest of the crew into some of the tv shows most famous scenes. And frankly, I think the feline space explorers are far superior to the human ones!
The book is not filled with stories but with beautifully illustrated pages from the show.
Star Trek Cats is available in hardcover with a retail price of $14.95 but is available on Amazon for $8.40. The digital format costs $7.98.
Cat returned after ‘catnapper’ swipes feline from Aurora front porch
You humans talk a lot about porch pirates when it comes to people thieving things from your porches (things like your latest Amazon deliveries). Well, ,evidently there are porch pirates who steal cats too, at least in Aurora, Colorado.
Vickie Madrid says she realized something was wrong when her cat named Buttercup didn’t show up for dinner. (Trust me, if any of us didn’t show up for dinner it would be cause for alarm for our Human too!)
Buttercup had shown up at the Madrid house years ago and he became part of the family. Madrid decided to review her Ring doorbell videos to see if she could see him. The video revealed that a man walked onto her porch, bent down and grabbed the cat from underneath a bench, turning and running down the street with the cat. Buttercup’s human was sick to her stomach at what she saw. The same catnapper was also caught on neighborhood camera footage stealing milk from a cooler and packages from another porch. The robber drove a teal or green SUV, something like a Chevy Equinox.
Madrid said that Buttercup found her and her family once and she hoped he’d find them again.
Madrid says she has no idea why someone would want to flee with her feline, but now he’s gone. All she can do is hope and pray that her beloved Buttercup will somehow return.
“He found us once and I just pray he can find us again. That’s what I hope,” she said.
If you read the information on the image above,you know that that after Keegan Harsha, a reporter from local TV channel KDVR shared the story, Buttercup was mysteriously returned home. I love happy endings!