Cat blog about my life with many, many cats.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Maine Coon cats are a gorgeous breed of long-haired cats who are the largest domestic cats.

Here you can see pics of a Guiness World Record holder - the largest cat. He's a Maine Coon who measures some 48 inches in length. What a cutie!

Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue is an amazing rescue organization in Tampa, Florida that looks after wild cats that have been abused, neglected, or dislocated. The care that they provide these cats is top notch. They have rescued countless cats from unofficial "roadside zoos" which tend to just breed cats to create cute cubs that people will pay money to pet, and then they toss aside the adult felines or confine them to atrocious living conditions.

Read about the lovely white tiger and lion who were recently reunited at Big Cat Rescue. They had been raised together at just such a type of zoo, with the intention of breeding them to create a "liger" ( a lion crossed with a tiger.) That won't be happening, thanks to Big Cat's intervention. (It's not good for the cats and for the subsequent offspring.)

Check it out:

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Would you like to feed an animal in need for free, today? Just go to The Animal Rescue Site and click on one of their sponsoring banner links. When you click on a link, money is donated to a shelter to feed a hungry doggie or kitty.

Also, you can order fun stuff there. For only $6.95, you can order a Japanese Good Omen cat figurine (Maneki Neko, the Japanese lucky beckoning cat.) When you buy one, 14 bowls of food are automatically donated to a needy animal.

Do a good thing now and check out the site - remember to click on at least one of the sponsor's banner links if you want to feed a furry friend.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Do You Know What This Mystery Creature Is?

One thing that fascinates me is how we are constantly discovering new species of wildlife. Even though there's some 7 billion people on this planet, we haven't yet managed to cover every inch of land and thoroughly investigate every conceivable type of animal.

This is an article about a woman in Australia who cares for wild animals that have been orphaned or abandoned. This cute little wallaby-like creature showed up one day, but it turns out that it is not a type of animal that any of the wildlife experts have seen before. It appears to be an as yet unidentified species.

I realize this isn't a cat post, but this article made me wonder how many other animal variations are still out there, waiting to be discovered?

And, more importantly for us cat lovers, are there still any unidentified felines out there? Inquiring minds want to know!

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Happy First Birthday to Tabby's Place!

Tabby's Place is this wonderful cat sanctuary in Ringoes, New Jersey, which only takes in the most unwanted cats, committing to take care of the cats no matter what medical needs they may have for the life of each cat (if they can't adopt the cat out to a loving home.) The place is truly a labor of love. This is the email the founder sent out about the adventures of their first year "in business." Do click on the link to see all that Tabby's Place has been doing and to learn more about the wonderful kitties there.

---"Friends of Tabby's Place,

I don't know if you will find it as hard to believe as I do, but ourGrand Opening was one year ago today (October 5). I can still remember the 4 1/2 years it took to go from my conception of a sanctuary for unwanted cats to its reality last year. Looking back over our first year of operation, I am quite pleased with what Tabby's Place has accomplished. We have, indeed, accepted the most unwanted cats, those in the most hopeless and desperate of situations. Because of this, we have many SpecialNeeds Cats, who require a high level of medical care.

We are proud of the quality of medical care we have provided, though we are always looking for ways to improve. None of this would have been possible without the help of you, our supporters. Please take a few minutes to visit our BirthdayWeb Site

You can read about our accomplishments, about what it took to make our first year happen and you can learn how you can help us celebrate our first birthday, by continuing to support our mission.

--Jonathan Rosenberg, President & Founder, Tabby's Place

Monday, October 04, 2004

Princess Rescues Her Family From a Fire

I found this neat story from a collection of true stories people have posted in the pet stories section at Shirley MacLaine's website. There are nice ones there about cats as well as dogs, but I thought this one was especially good. It's about Princess, the Himalayan cat.