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Welcome to Crazy for Kitties and Cats!

Kitty Star of the Week

This week our star is Tonka, a Tonkenese who lives in the UK.

tonkenese cat
Tonka

His person-dad says, "Tonka is such a beautiful lap cat. He's a little needy and constantly me-ows for food. The neighbours love him too and are always feeding him stuff ( he's over-eaten a few times and left messages on our hall carpet ! ). My wife and I adore him.

tonka the lap cat
Tonka the Lap Cat

tonka and food
What's for dinner?

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Raphaella Bilski and cats
From the Crazy for Kitties mailbox: Raphaella Bilski has written a book in which she invites us to Discover the World of the Street Cat:
For 14 years I cared for a community of street cats that lived in my garden in Jerusalem. This book is their story. "My Street Cats" provides a rare look into the lives of these cats not only as individuals, each with a distinctive personality, but also as members of a community. And therein lies its uniqueness.

As a rule street cats do not form communities. Instead, they live as individuals within a specific territory, with little interaction between individual cats except during mating season or in rare cases of feline friendship. What happened in my garden was unintentional. By starting a feeding station, I inadvertently created a community of cats that spanned several generations at a time when TNR programs were uncommon in Israel.

As we read of the social life of street cats we encounter their hierarchies and leaders, extraordinary displays of courage and friendship, different forms of motherhood, including joint motherhood, compassion towards the sick and dying, cats teaching one another, and much more. No other book offers such a long-term and in-depth exploration of the lives of street cats in a communal context.

The book also examines the complex interplay between the world of the street cat and our own human world. People often see street cats as a nuisance, at best to be ignored. Throughout the years I have formed deep bonds with individual cats. In this book, I try to convey the special nature and depth of these relationships, showing that the street cat can be a warm and loyal friend if treated correctly.

And this is really why I wrote this book. I want to change people’s attitudes towards street cats, raising compassion for an animal that is either hated or overlooked. I also hope that the book will help people connect with others who care for street cats, ask questions, share experiences, and so raise awareness of the plight and beauty of these amazing animals, living all around us.

"My Street Cats" is available at your local Amazon shop, Barnes & Noble, or here: http://www.amazon.com/My-Street-Cats-Personalities-Behavior/dp/1888820721.

All profits from the sale of "My Street Cats" go towards the continued care & Trap-Neuter-Return of Jerusalem's cats.

Dr. Raphaella Bilski is a political scientist, teacher, writer, & previous adviser to three of Israel's Prime Ministers. But mostly she’s an animal lover, with a passion for street cats. You can see Raphella talk about her book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQEzhUsdQwc.


Dear CatsCrazy Cat Stories... because every cat has a story!
Dear Cats, an open letter to the cat mob...[More...]

Baby, who is a frequent guest, likes to sleep on her back -- and snore. See the video.

Pinch the SageCrazy Cat Stories... because every cat has a story!
Wise Pinch learns to appreciate what she has....[More...]

Notice to visitors: Unfortunately, spammers steal/spoof crazyforkitties.com email addresses and use them send out all kinds of junk. These emails are NOT authorized by crazyforkitties and we do not send them.


Baby (the cat) and Tink (the dog) have an interesting relationship...

Tink biting
Tink tries fierce

Tink innocent
Tink tries innocence

Tink open mouth
Tink thinks maybe another bite attempt...

Tink biting too
Tink tries bite action number two

Tink snuggling; Baby face
Tink tries nice -- Baby is not impressed

Baby and Tink closeup
Aren't we just the cutest? Baby bides her time...

Baby swats at Tink
Baby makes her move!

Tink eyes Baby
Tink says, "Hey!"

Friends again -- sort of
Friends again -- sort of


A visit from Rebis (September 2001):

cat picture
Content Kitty


new T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for Cat Lovers

Cats Rule! Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Cats Rule! Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Funny cat design for the cat lover, Cats Rule!



Or Browse -- the Buy button will let you look at different colors and products

More shirts here...

Plus some cat-themed stickers, ornaments, and keepsake boxes


Cat Posters!
We've separated out the cat themed items here and have organized them into some different price categories. About 400 are priced under 10 dollars (be patient for that page to download!). And around 500 are between $10-$25. Magnets, notecards, art prints and other goodies are available, too. Whimsical and funny, cute and cuddly, realistic and photographic -- something for everyone! Great gifts for you cat-loving friends and relatives.

The Boys
Title: The Boys
Artist: David Harden
Type: Art Print
Size: 12 x 12 (inches)
Price: $14.99
Domestic Cat, Seal-Point Siamese Juvenile Running Profile
Title: Domestic Cat, Seal-Point Siamese Juvenile Running Profile
Artist: Jane Burton
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 16 x 12 (inches)
Price: $29.99
Chloe, Clarence and Susan
Title: Chloe, Clarence and Susan
Artist: Rachel Deacon
Type: Art Print
Size: 15.74 x 15.74 (inches)
Price: $19.99


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A visit from Butter (June 2003):

cat picture
Nap Time!


Some cat facts...

  • "Muzzle" is the projecting jaw and nose of a cat.
  • Cats have 4 kinds of hairs: down hairs are closest to the skin; awn hairs are in the middle of the coat; guard hairs keep the cat dry; vibrissae are the hairs that make up whiskers.
  • "Snub" means the short noses seen in some of the longhaired varieties.
  • There are 4 tabby patterns: classic, spotted, Abyssinian, and striped (also known as mackerel).
  • The rough, upper surface of a cat's tongue is covered with papillae (small bumps).
  • Many Siamese have crossed eyes. This happens because many Siamese have crossed optic nerve fibers. Kittens will show cross-eyed-ness at about 6 to 8 weeks.
  • "Anurous" is a term used to describe a tailless cat.
  • Cats can "taste" smells because they have a well develped vomeronasal organ below their nasal cavity.


EltonCrazy Cat Stories... because every cat has a story!
Elton, a former stray, learns to trust....[More...]

The Daily Cat: Your guide to caring for, understanding and loving your cat! Check it out!

Parts of a boat named for a cat: cat back, cat beam, cat boat, catfall, catharpin, cathead, cathole, cat hook, cat rig, and catwalk.

Vote for your favorite Cat Name!


Games!

Crazy for Kitties
WordSearch Game!

  Feeling lucky? Try our Cat Slots Game...

Give your memory and concentration a workout by playing our

Kitty Concentration Game!

How many English words do you know that have the word cat in them? (How many do other people know?) Find out and play How Many Words?!


Want to shop online? Check out these online shopping tips.

Siamese Cat on Pillow
Title: Siamese Cat on Pillow
Artist:
Type: Art Print
Size: 12.5 x 18 (inches)
Price: $19.99
Kitten Sleeping
Title: Kitten Sleeping
Artist:
Type: Poster
Size: 19.5 x 15.375 (inches)
Price: $13.99
My Dad Is A Lover: Not A Fighter
Title: My Dad Is A Lover: Not A Fighter
Artist:
Type: Masterprint
Size: 17 x 11 (inches)
Price: $19.99
Cherry Cats
Title: Cherry Cats
Artist: Chris Nikolson
Type: Poster
Size: 19.75 x 15.75 (inches)
Price: $13.99
Domestic Cat, Brown Spotted Tabby Standing on Rear Legs
Title: Domestic Cat, Brown Spotted Tabby Standing on Rear Legs
Artist: Jane Burton
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 9 x 12 (inches)
Price: $24.99
Good Houskeeping
Title: Good Houskeeping
Artist:
Type: Art Print
Size: 27.56 x 19.69 (inches)
Price: $27.99

Lots more posters and prints here!


The friend you've been waiting for is at your local animal shelter. No more homeless pets! Adopt a shelter pet. Get started by visiting PetFinder.org.

Please consider donating to help animals (and their humans) affected by recent disasters. There are many good organizations, but here are two:

ASPCA -- 866-275-3925
Humane Society of the United States -- 888-259-5431


What is "TNR"? It stands for "trap-neuter-return" and is a humane way to control feral (wild) cat populations. Alley Cat Allies is an organization that promotes TNR. For more information, visit their website.

Animal Poison Control 24-hour hotline: 1-800-548-2423


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