Never lose hope. That’s what one family did and 15 years later – they were rewarded with the best possible gift out there. The return of their lost cat, Winston. The adventurous feline would leave home for days at a time but always returned within a reasonable amount of time until one day, the one-year old black kitty disappeared for good. It wasn’t until a vet called to say that Winston was alive and well. He was found on a road just 35 miles away from his old home, taken to a vet, and because he was micro-chipped, reunited after 15 long years with his owner, Jan. No one has any idea where he has been all these years – they’re just relieved to see him back at home, where he belongs!
This is a great video that digs deep into why humans are obsessed with cats and how felines have taken over the Internet, our homes, and our lives.
Are you a cat person? Did you grow up with cats? Has your best friend always been your cat? Well good news! You’re not alone. In fact, cats have been worshiped for eons dating back to the Egyptians. The vikings also took a liking to these feisty kittens often bringing them on their ships.
There are a lot of people in this world that have the same feelings about cats and now, more than ever, our interest in their lives has hit a high. It’s fascinating to see how cats can survive anywhere from the Arctic cold to the Hawaiian warmth. It’s also quite interesting, after watching this video, to learn that cats don’t meow in the wild. Being domesticated they have learned that if they “speak” they will get attention and treats.
I leave you with this question: Who really controls who – do you control the cat or does the cat control you?
If you could quit your job and travel around the world – would you? If you could quit your job and travel around the world WITH your cat – would you? If you answered yes then Rich West is your inspiration. West quit his job after 10 years of feeling stuck and bored to travel around Australia in a van with Willow, his adopted cat of over five years. “My favorite part about traveling with Willow is seeing the world through her eyes. It slows me down and makes me enjoy the moment more.” This pair enjoys experiencing all of kinds of adventures and prefers the evenings for exploring and watching the sunsets on top of their camper van. Not to mention, Willow has definitely made herself at home in the van from lounging on the dashboard to even climbing up on the roof. Take a look at some really cute pictures here of this duo in action. At the end of a long day of adventuring, East and Willow like to kick back outside their camper van and just spend time together, taking it all in from the comfort of their lounge chairs. Willow even has her own umbrella!
Exciting News! The “Nell” Pillow is finally here and ready for purchase. Produced by MayaBags ™ in Belize for All Cats Connected, this beautiful beige 10 x 10 inch decorative pillow is hand embroidered and embellished with a coconut shell button closure on the backside. Handmade by Maya women and soft in feature, the “Nell” Pillow is modeled after my own cat, Nell who is displayed in grey on the front of the pillow. The best part of this pillow is…ALL proceeds will be donated to City Critters pet adoption service in New York City. Limited quantity available so hurry and get yours today and you can be sitting next to it tomorrow thinking of how you supported pet adoption! Ships only in the United States.
When Ernest Hemingway was alive, he owned a white polydactyl cat. Polydactyl cats are cats born with a congenital physical anomaly that causes it to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws. A unique characteristic to say the least!
There are now 54 cats in total that live at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, FL, many of whom are descendants of the one owned by Ernest himself. With Hurricane Irma slamming the Keys with her powerful winds and rain, animal lovers from all over worried about the cats. But thanks to the general manager, the house’s curator, and a few employees, all 54 cats survived the storm, safe and sound, within the walls of the Hemingway home. Read the full story here.