After a week filled with some extremely nasty weather in parts of the United States, I thought it would be nice to start today’s round up with cats who live in a tropical paradise. Catsparella launched her new series Around the World in 80 Cats by featuring cats from Hawaii. According to Catsparella, the Aloha state is home to a large feral cat population, in no small part due to the year round mild weather, a lack of predators, and abandonment by transient residents. Thankfully, there are numerous organizations that care for these ferals. For more on Hawaii’s cats, and some beautiful photos, please visit Catsparella.
Jordana Serebenik has an unusual occupation: she’s a cat catcher. If you have an unruly cat that just won’t let herself be caught when it’s time to go to the vet’s, Serebenik can help. The New York Times reports that the former attorney developed her knack for catching cats through years of animal rescue work. She saw a need for someone to step in when cat parents couldn’t get the job done, and Catch Your Cat, Etc. was born. For more on Serebenik and her unusual work, visit the New York Times website. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s not surprised that one of the cats featured in the video showing Serebenik at work is a tortie.
Willie the kitten is one lucky little guy. Paperbag & String reports that Willie was stuck in a storm drain in Savannah, Georgia, when three women heard his cries for help. The women tried to lift the drain, but it was too heavy. A good samaritan stopped his car and jumped into the storm drain to save Willie. For the full story, and a video about the rescue, visit Paperbag & String.
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I loathe the Crazy Cat Lady stereotype. And thankfully, I’m not the only one. Today’s video shows cat people in all their glorious diversity, and is a beautiful testament to the fact that life without cats is simply inconceivable.
Have a great weekend!
Photo sources: photo of Hawaiian cat from Catsparella, photo of tortie from New York Times website, photo of Willie from Paperbag & String
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