CATS True Stories

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    #1 Prorootect, Aug 6, 2014
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    CATS are magical! - the more you pet them the longer you both live ..
    CATS True Stories here ..

    Mystery Animal Roams the Streets in California : http://abcnews.go.com/US/mystery-animal-roams-streets-california/story?id=24829835
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    - I see I see, stray cat, surely. Good Morning America, LOL.

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    A Man and His Cat
    By TIM KREIDER

    Here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/a-man-and-his-cat/

    I LIVED with the same cat for 19 years — by far the longest relationship of my adult life. Under common law, this cat was my wife. I fell asleep at night with the warm, pleasant weight of the cat on my chest. The first thing I saw on most mornings was the foreshortened paw of the cat retreating slowly from my face and her baleful crescent glare informing me that it was Cat Food Time. As I often told her, in a mellow, resonant, Barry White voice: “There is no luuve … like the luuve that exists … between a man … and his cat.”

    The cat was jealous of my attention; she liked to sit on whatever I was reading, walked back and forth and back and forth in front of my laptop’s screen while I worked, and unsubtly interpolated herself between me and any woman I may have had over. She and my ex Kati Jo, who was temperamentally not dissimilar to the cat, instantly sized each other up as enemies. When I was physically intimate with a woman, the cat did not discreetly absent herself but sat on the edge of the bed with her back to me, facing rather pointedly away from the scene of debauch, quietly exuding disapproval, like your grandmother’s ghost.
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    -read more on the original article, please ..

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    Confessions of a Cat Guy
    By PETER CATAPANO

    Here: http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/confessions-of-a-cat-guy/

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    Tim Kreider, the author of the Sunday Review cover article “A Man and His Cat,” spoke with Op-Talk about people and their pets, and his relationship with the cat who inhabited his life and home for 19 years. He was interviewed by Peter Catapano, an editor in Opinion.
    You’ve been a
    cartoonist and writer for decades and have dealt with topics essential to human existence — work, love, friendship, death, sex and even politics. Do you find it odd to be interviewed now about your relationship with your cat?
    I would describe my attitude as rueful resignation. I take some consolation in the likelihood that if someone could interview Nietzsche or Lincoln or the Buddha or Alexander the Great today, if the interviewer were to learn the subject had owned a cat, they’d blow the rest of their column inches asking cat questions instead of following up on the eternal recurrence or slavery or reincarnation or was it true he killed his brother.
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    - read more on the original article, please ..

    A modest proposal: post here more cat stories, please ..
     
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    Big Cat Bailout[​IMG] - BIG Cat Rescue Action Now!
    Our federal government allows the private sector to trade in big cats, but when times get tough and the owners can’t feed the cats, who eat 15 lb of meat a day, it isn’t the government bailing them out. When you hear the term, “too big to fail” they aren’t talking about 500 lb cats and too many of them, but maybe they should be. All over America there are back yard cages, full of starving lions, tigers and leopards.
    How did they get there?
    Little to no oversight allows just about anyone to breed and discard big cats. They are only profitable as cubs when they are used for photo ops, petting sessions and stupid pet tricks. Places that advertise you can have your picture made with a lion or tiger will help you feel good about something you know is wrong by telling you that you are helping save the tigers by doing so.
    Where do the big cats go? ..
    ..
    .. a big cat collector by the name of Catherine Gordon Twiss, who was convicted on 73 counts of cruelty, ended up with her 86 lions, tigers and bears selling at bankruptcy auction ..

    - read much more - on bigcatrescue.org : http://bigcatrescue.org/big-cat-bailout-2/
     
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    The Heartwarming Story of Five Abandoned Cats Who Were Lovingly Nursed Back to Health : http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/alex-greenshpun-five-kittens-back-to-health
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    Photographer Alex Greenshpun's partner, Maria, was visiting her parents on the other side of town when she heard the sound of kittens crying. At first, she thought the kittens were waiting for their mother. She knew that it wasn't uncommon for feral cats to leave her kittens in a safe place for several hours while she was hunting for food. However, since it was a very hot day, Maria became worried when the cries continued for over an hour. After searching the town, she discovered that someone had left five tiny kittens in a cardboard box on an empty plot of land. They were in very poor shape - dirty, skinny, begging for food and water and trying to escape the boundaries of the cardboard box. Immediately she called Alex, who told her to take the kittens home.
    "I don't know why the kittens ended up in a box, but, by the look of them, they were probably born on the street," Alex told us. "A human surely put them there. They were dirty, very skinny and full of fleas. We showed them to the vet, who cleaned and fed them. Several vets told us that it's rare that orphaned kittens could survive, at such a young age, without their mother. The test was whether or not they could reach the age of two months. We took it upon ourselves to raise them the best we could, with the hope that we could find them permanent homes."
    Like a mother watching her children grow, Alex took great care of the kittens. They became much more than pets, they became like family. "It was a bumpy ride, but it was amazing to see their transformation as well as their attachment to each other and to me as their foster mom. When they were still nursing, I had to feed them kitty-formula by a syringe. They would climb all over me the moment I'd enter the room. Even when they were already eating dry food, they would all rather cuddle with me first and try to suckle on my fingers. Even now, they recognize my voice and come running like puppies from the other side of the house whenever I call."
    Alex and her partner already owned a boxer-lab mix dog, who immediately fell in love with the kittens, too. She acted as if the kittens were her own, and one particular kitten, they named Titto, bonded with her instantly. In fact, Titto could often be found silently sitting in the dog's lap.
    The kittens are now two-and-a-half months old and three of them have found loving homes. Two are still up for adoption .. ..

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    #5 Prorootect, Aug 23, 2014
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    i really like looking at google image searches for “firemen rescuing cats” or something because you get super cute pictures like
    i really like looking at google image searches for “firemen rescuing cats” or something because you get super cute pictures like
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    AND THEN THERE’S THIS ONE
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    Here: http://tahthetrickster.tumblr.com/p...lly-like-looking-at-google-image-searches-for

    Picture talk more than words - ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER ..
     
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    'Crypto Kitties' online craze to get with right now is to breed virtual cats (haha...): on ultrasurfing.com: Ultrasurf - Top Stories
    Virtual fur flies as 'CryptoKitties' collar blockchain ...
    Dec 06 2017

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    If I was virtual, would you love me to bits?

    Paris (AFP) - Never mind Bitcoin mania taking the doyen of virtual currencies into the stratosphere. The real online craze to get with right now is to breed virtual cats.

    Net-based cousins of the Tamagotchi digital pet launched in Japan 20 years ago, “CryptoKitties” are wowing owners of Ethereum, one of Bitcoin’s main rivals.

    With some 50,000 sold for more than $6.6 million (5.6 million euros) in total, according to the creators’ website, the critters are steadily collaring the blockchain, the digital virtual ledger on which so-called crypto currencies run.

    Ethereum owners use their virtual cash to buy the creatures, then to bring them up and feed them while taking care generally to look after their well-being.

    Launched last week, “CryptoKitties” have become all the rage with on Ethereum community transaction platforms and have already account for some 5 percent of exchanges, according to specialist data site ETH Gas Station.

    The game, a self-running ‘smart contract’ app created by Canada’s Axiom Zen, requires a computer running the desktop version of the Chrome browser or Firefox MetaMask, a digital wallet.

    Each kitten has unique characteristics – all logged on the Ethereum blockchain – as well as an unlimited lifespan.

    According to its creators, “CryptoKitties are collectible and breedable digital cats.

    “When two CryptoKitties breed, their offspring’s appearance and cattributes are determined by each parent’s 256-bit genome and an element of chance, leading to 4-billion possible genetic variations.”

    Prices in this pixels-pet market place Wednesday ranged from 100,000 Ethereum (around $222) for “Hot Cats Here” – who admits to a “secret indulgence” for steak – to G17 Mouki, going for less than one hundredth of a cent and with a confessed penchant for lasagne and cereal.

    In the first week since the laptop log-on litter launched, two transactions saw feline fans shell out more than $100,000 – the record saw one kitten go Sunday for $117.712,12 but the mean price is nearer $131, the creators said.

    Bloomberg News has described the game as the first successful non-coin related application to emerge on blockchain and noted if such applications take off they could prove a rival to the $108.9 billion global PC and video games market. ...

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    crazy crazy! - read more on website...
    - better to feed (not breed) true living feral stray cats, daily!
    - what you think about?
     
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    St Francois d'Assise et les animaux.jpg
    St Francois d'Assise et les animaux.jpg
    "Ne pas blesser nos humbles frères les animaux est notre premier devoir enver eux, mais cela ne suffit pas.
    Nous avons une mission plus grande: les aider chaque fois qu'ils en ont besoin." - Saint François d'Assise

    .. and in English:
    "Not hurting our humble brothers the animals is our first duty to send them, but that is not enough.
    We have a bigger mission: to help them whenever they need it." Saint Francis of Assisi

    This picture from above, is of St. Francis of Assisi and the wolf of Gubbio...

    Read amazing story here: Saint Francis and the wolf: on Mark McMillion - Creeds and Deeds, Facts and Acts: Saint Francis and the wolf - Mark McMillion
    ...
    "In the days when St. Francis lived in the city of Gubbio, a huge wolf, terrible and fierce, appeared in the neighborhood, and not only devoured animals but men also in such a way that all the citizens went in great fear of their lives because often the wolf came close to the city. When the people went out of the city, all the men armed themselves as if they were going to battle and even so, none who encountered the wolf when they were alone could defend themselves. Finally it got to where no man went outside the walls of the city for fear of the wolf.
    St. Francis had great compassion on the people of that city and he made plans to go out to the wolf"...
    ...read more...

    Very nice story!

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    I Was Raised by a Gang of Feral Cats : on catster.com: I Was Raised by a Gang of Feral Cats | Catster

    When I was 4, my family moved from residential Berkeley, CA, to the tiny town of Occidental, about 100 miles to the north. I dimly remember registering the differences between city and country, the main one being that I couldn’t walk to Janie’s house.
    But I remember clearly that we brought two cats with us, Bigfoot and Harmony. Bigfoot was an enormous multi-toed silver tom beloved by everyone except whoever had taken all those pieces out of his ears and face. Harmony was an unusually intelligent feral cat my father had tamed using bacon and infinite patience.
    So we moved to the country — boy, did we. No house stood on the land we had bought, but my parents soon located a single-wide mobile home. The four of us — my parents, my baby brother, and myself — would live in the “trailer” for the next nine years. Because of the magical fairy tale redwood forest surrounding our “tin can,” as my father called it during thunderstorms, I hardly noticed our house was small, because I was rarely indoors. Besides, I wasn’t alone outdoors.

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    Our pack of feral cats quickly grew to double digits. At the time, in the mid-1970s, people tried to let nature “do its thing” whenever possible, whether those people were radicals deciding what to with their hair, or nouveau country people pondering invasive, not-strictly-necessary pet surgery. I respect this attitude enormously, but I can reassure you that all involved are now spay/neuter fans, and everlastingly grateful that the songbirds have bounced back like champions.

    The winner in all this was 7-year-old me. For a child half-feral herself, a gang of weird cat-friends is heaven. Animals are harsh teachers, especially when you hang out with them unsupervised, but they’re also very practical about what they don’t want. If a cat scratches you — and I remember being scratched a lot — you quickly realize the cat is right and you are wrong and you should have been more respectful, period. I felt like part of a fantastic interspecies tribe, and maybe I was. Best of all, every spring, we got kittens.
    Sometimes it was like an Easter egg hunt; we’d see the no-longer-pregnant mama kitty come to the food bowl and wolf down cat chow. Then we’d look around and find the kittens, usually in some safe spot not far away. We’d bring them inside and try to reason with the mother, who would exasperatedly carry them back outside. I can still see the little bodies in their mother’s mouth, swinging by the nape, curled in the fetal position, eyes still glued shut. ...

    ... read more...
     
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    Should I Adopt a Black Kitten Who I Spent Two Weeks Rescuing on a Brooklyn Rooftop?
    by Phillip Mlynar : Should I Adopt a Black Kitten Who I Spent Two Weeks Rescuing on a Brooklyn Rooftop? | Catster

    About two weeks ago, I noticed that the sound of a cat meowing outside my Brooklyn apartment had been going on for most of the day. I have a cat, Mimosa, and I’m used to the sound of the stray cats in the parking lot below conjuring up a fine cacophony of wails at times, but this meowing sounded a little more helpless.

    I went outside to my building’s shared terrace, followed the sound, and realized that it was coming from the rooftop of a building on the next block over. I looked up and there, on the roof, was a tiny black kitten perched on the edge meowing. And meowing. And meowing.

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    It was funny at first, in an absurd way, and as there were some birds hanging out on a fire escape below I assumed the kitten had somehow gotten up there in an attempt to catch a pigeon. But the noise returned the next day and the kitten was still up there. It dawned on me that the kitten was stuck.

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    That afternoon, I walked around to the front of the building. The door was locked; none of the 10 apartments would even answer their buzzer, let alone buzz me in. ...

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    In the esteemed fashion of cutting a long story short, I realized that I’d have to rescue the kitten myself or else it would likely starve and waste away. Forging ahead with the brevity — and mainly so you can get to the pictures of the kitten — this involved hanging around outside the building until someone came in or out, at which point I attempted to walk in casually, even though I looked like a cross between a crazed cat missionary and a really inept burglar.

    The first time I lucked out and got inside the building, I made my way up to the top, unlocked the door to the roof, and was confronted with this fluffy furball:

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    What unraveled over the next 10 days was an often heartbreaking and frustrating cycle of going back to the building four or five times a day to try and sneak in and, if successful, attempting to lure the kitten into a cat carrier. (By this point I had given the kitten a name and a gender, and he was called JiJi Bear.) ...

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    ...read more...

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    ... and more...
     
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    SOME only of the YouTube cat videos, sorry:

    Rescuing a terrified abandoned Kitten - The transformation will amaze you!


    Fox Sets His Sights On A Stray Cat And Things Take An Unexpected Turn


    The Saddest Kitten You've Ever Seen



     
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    Another beautiful, selfless, fascinating posting, and thank you Prorootect for all of the wallpapers, stole a lot of them.
     
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    #12 Prorootect, Dec 17, 2017
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    Thank You Very Much Bryan Bricoleur!;)


    - Handyman - are Bricoleur in French, I think?...if not sorry for my English...
     
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    From fineartamerica.com ...

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    lions-in-love-emmanuel-panagiotakis.jpg - Emmanuel Panagiotakis Photo

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    majestic-love-linda-mishler.jpg by Linda Mishler

    ... and from Lucie Bilodeau Art Collections - African Lions:

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    Lucie Bilodeau Art Collections: Lucie Bilodeau Artwork Collection: African Lions


    - all these true cats are from fineartamerica.com;)
     
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    Look at this post #264, page 14 on NEW Stunning Web Pictures Gallery, please ...
    'Pets are not our whole lives but, they make our lives whole.':
    NEW Stunning Web Pictures Gallery

    "I HAVE been organising an anti-cruelty against animals campaign for five years now and have been fascinated on what constitutes an act of cruelty and what does not.

    I have pondered on whether pampering pets (with grooming, etc) would constitute a form of cruelty against animals. What I have concluded, however, is that whether we own a dog, a snake, a guinea pig or a bird, a pet is an important member of the family and not a stranger.
    As Milan Kundera (a noted Czech writer) aptly said: "Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test, consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals." ...
    - read more on the original post, please
     
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    Hearts Broke Story of Ugly The Cat

    "i love cats so much that i behave like cats,i would adopt him"
    "Rest in peace ugly but you are beautiful and cute"
    "This video made me cry and i have never cryed in my life except when I was a baby how ever through or sprayed him are dumb and cruel"
    "OMG it’s a 4 minutes and 43 second video and I am crying my eyes out the minute it said ‘before I could get inside he died in my arms’ I feel so sorry for the person who was rescuing himhe isn’t ugly either he is the most adorable thing I have ever seen rest in peace ☮️☮️☮️you beautiful,amazingadorablecompassionate little kitten everyone pray for the poor kitten that was neglected other than the last moments of his little,painful lifeThis story just shows how much animals mean to people ,they are family not just an animal and never throw rocks at such a cute loving animal that has done ✅ nothing to you☄️☄️☄️also life is the most important thing in the entire world "

    kitten Rejected For Being Too Ugly Is Saved By 7 Year Old Girl

    "you should never judge a cat on how it looks because cats also have feelings and if you say it's Ugly then you are hurting it's feelings because it can be really friendly. I love animals even if I don't like how they look"
    "Heart warming and lovely fabulous story!!!!!!!!!!"
    "Never judge a book by its cover "
    "My species ( people are heartless and stupid ) I'd rather be an animal"
     
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    smallest (and cutest) wild cats
    - from lovenature.com: 7 of the world’s smallest (and cutest) wild cats | Love Nature


    Pallas's cat - manul - shutterstock lovenature.com.jpg
    Pallas's cat - manul - shutterstock lovenature.com.jpg
    Pallas’s cats, also known as manuls, are almost too cute to be real. They have short legs, black stripes and amusingly grumpy faces. Their incredibly fluffy coats are the longest and densest of any cat, changing from grey in winter to an almost-golden colour during summer months. Photography by Artush / Shutterstock

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    Margay - shutterstock lovenature.com.jpg
    Perfectly adapted to life in forests, Margays are able to run headfirst down trees like squirrels and hang from branches with a single foot. Their enchantingly huge eyes come in pretty handy when it comes to seeing in the dark. Photography by Ondrej Prosicky / Shutterstock

    Kodkod - Leopardus guigna - lovenature.com.jpeg
    Kodkod - Leopardus guigna - lovenature.com.jpeg
    Habitat loss means that the once common kodkod is now relatively rare in its home of Central America. To make matters worse, the cats are treated as pests due to their reputation for preying on domestic birds. Folk tales about kodkods being vampires that drain the blood of their prey don’t help much. Photography by Mauro Tammone / Wikipedia

    Sand cat - shutterstock lovenature.com.jpg
    Sand cat - shutterstock lovenature.com.jpg
    These miniature mogs are the tiniest of all wildcats. They’re excellent diggers, easily uncovering hidden prey from beneath the desert sand. Due to their docile personalities, sand cats have sadly become an easy target for illegal pet traders.Photography by Yair Leibovich / Shutterstock

    Well which one you would adopt
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    Good Night, Good Night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.jpg
     
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