Mews and Nips: Two Rescued Kittens Become Best Friends


Two kittens rescued separately ended up at the same shelter in New York, and became best friends when Jess Thoren, a fosterer from KittenBnB in New Jersey, took them home. Jess had come to the shelter to rescue another litter of kittens and just knew she had to take little Frankie home as well. Two weeks younger than the other kittens, he quickly became a part of the family, but became particularly close to Dracula, a little black kitten. For more about Frankie and his friends, visit

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Mews and Nips: Midnight Cafeteria Feeds Taipei’s Stray Cats


The stray cats in a neighborhood of Taiwan’s capital are being well cared for by residents as part of the “Midnight Cafeteria” project. The “cafeteria” is actually 45 small wooden houses painted by Taiwanese artists and scattered across Taipei, giving the cats a place to eat and rest. The project began in a math teacher’s neighborhood, where about 20 neighbors are helping stray cats in addition to their full-time jobs. ““We want to push forward this philosophy that you don’t have to be part of a very top-level association or something that takes up all of your time,” said Hung Pei-ling. “You can just be one person doing something a little bit at a time, a little bit and taken all together, you can achieve a lot.” For more about the project, visit the New York Post.

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Origami Fabric Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer Holders from Hauspanther


We’ll all be wearing face masks for the foreseeable future, so we might as well have some fun with them, right? Our friend Kate Benjamin at Hauspanther has been making fabric masks since the beginning of the pandemic, and she has some of the most adorable cat patterns I’ve seen anywhere.

Kate offers masks in two different styles, a pleated style with a filter pocket, and this origami style. Both styles feature nose wires and adjustable ear loops. Continue reading…

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