I would like to pull the blanket all the way up but she hopped up before I got myself all tucked in and she is far too cute and sleepy for me to disturb her.
Where’s that comic with the girl gingerly sliding into a tiny sliver of her bed because the cat is sprawled in the middle on top of the covers…? Yeah that’s me right now.
Delayed picspam addition. Mara has discovered my old mesh hamper (I literally had this thing in college, I’m amazed it’s still in one piece) and her newest pastime is laying inside attacking people through it. If you want to deliberately play with her, awesome, but she’ll pop out and attack your legs for walking past even if you don’t indicate interest in playing. >.< Pain in the butt. Sorry for the shaky camera, I had it in one hand and was trying not to get my fingers nommed with the other. It’s a little bit distracting.
This fucking cat, you guys. Draping herself over the railing in what looks like it can’t be all that comfortable a way. And of course it makes perfect logical sense to climb up on the cardboard box *beside* your water fountain and lean over to drink from there rather than just walking up to it and drinking from it. o.O
My amazing animator friend Kaukab has been caring for a feral cat colony in New Jersey for the last few years. These are cats trying to cope with living in highly urbanized areas and struggle to do so. Many of them are abandoned by their owners and need human care to survive.
She and her husband Juniad have been ever so vigilant making sure these poor cats are safe and sound. She’s fed them, given them medical attention and even gave them shelter from terrible weather conditions, including Hurricane Sandy. She’s done this all on her own time and on her own dime, all the while attending school and making a living as an animator. She’s passionate about these animals and goes out of her way to make sure they’re safe.
But now she and her husband are moving away and they can no longer care for these cats. They’ve searched for new caretakers for them, and even scouted for farms in the surrounding states that would take them on their property, but to no avail. Her neighbors have given her no sympathy or support since Day One, and given the opportunity they’d have these cats taken to a kill shelter, so it’s up to her friends to give her a hand.
She found a feral cat sanctuary that is willing to take these cats, but for $350 a pop. She has 10 cats, so that’s $3,500 she needs to raise by the end of the month! And there’s some really great perks if you donate: amazing artwork from some of the most wonderfully talented animators in the business!
Here’s the link to her IndieGoGo campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/feral-cat-colony-sanctuary-relocation-project
I know there’s a bunch of you out there who would be willing to donate a few dollars to her cause. Every little bit helps, so spread the word along!
Hey, I know there’s some animal-lovers out of the 100,000 of you that follow this blog, so spread the word and give a hand to my good friend Kaukab! She needs all the help she could get!
I was able to help because I got my tax return, and because I know how heartbreaking it is to do this. When we left Indiana, we left our impromptu-house-run animal rescue behind, and I shudder to think of how out of control the feral cat/dog probably is now. I hope they can raise some funds.
Someone stole my chair and was trying to cute her way out of having to get up and move.
This fucking cat, y’all. Seriously. She is ridonkulously adorbz but she is taking up a full third of my damn desk and maybe a little more than that. I keep having to save the cluster of stuff on the right-front corner from being pushed off when she stretches or rolls over. Send help!
Mara Steals My Desk: an evening in pictures
“Excuse me, human. While I take up approximately a quarter of your desk in order to bask in the warmth of your fine halogen lamp, I am going to assemble a small hoard of your belongings. I hope you don’t mind. I have started with your lip scrub, clip from a headset cord, and a q-tip.”
“Yum, lip scrub.”
“I think I will need to acquire your mouse, too. I am a cat, after all.”
“I don’t see why you’re getting so huffy about the mouse. Fine, then. What about this shiny turquoise iPhone stylus? I would like that too.”
“You mean I can’t have that either? Hmmph. I guess I’ll just lay here and sulk.”
“Meanie. Then I shall curl up for my nap, making sure to lay my butt on your keyboard. You’re welcome.”