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Hope you are sitting down...
Not sure anyone noticed but...it has been 10 days since we last posted on the blog.
We have an excuse, though...
Daddy Kiril has a lot on his mind and Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo & I are helping him prepare for 2015.
I will have more about this and the official 2015 Hosting Call for the Carnival (I am also putting together a little something about Carnival for anyone to share on their blog, as we try to look for hosts and spread the word to an ever growing pet blogging community with bloggers who have never heard of us), later in the week.
So let's get to the Carnival!
1. I want to begin by sharing a great essay by the human who shares her life with the cat & dogs of the Scratching and Sniffings blog. It's a post not specifically about cats, but we are as much a part of the subject under discussion as any other animal we share this planet with, so I highly recommend it:
"They don't speak our language. They have communication issues. They are mostly subservient to 'man'. They live close to the ground, or high in trees. They go about their business ... the business of life... without regard to politics or weather or technology.
They are the animals of the world.
Why do we act as if they are mindless or blind or stupid? Why do we humans insist on our dominance?"
2 and 3. A loss in the Carnival Family of long time contributors and hosts and the pet blogging community....
It has been a very rough month for Mr. John, the human who lives with Maddie Cat, at StrangeRanger blog...His mother has passed away.
Please stop bythe first post for the original alert and some Maddie photos, then the 2nd post to share the Power of the Purr, to heal and comfort a saddened heart, with him...
4 and 5. This blog is known for our feral cat photos and special resource pages, both begun when we lived in SoCal and daddy roamed the streets of LA & Orange County, as well as our beginning to cover the crisis in Houston and build a Houston & Texas resource collection, so it was of great interest that we checked out 2 posts by Summer, over at Sparkle the Designer Cat, that brings the latest news from LA:
"There is a movement right now to make Los Angeles a no-kill city, but it won’t be complete until the issue about Los Angeles’ feral cats is solved.
Take some time today to find out what is happening with feral cats in your city, and make sure it does not happen in your own backyard!"
Should she be? I have begun pestering Daddy Kiril to add the book to his Amazon Wish List. :-D
7. OK, on catnip or not, this will probably be the weirdest 10 minute audio, or video, experience, related to cats, you or your human will ever have...trust me. :-D
CatSynth share something that is descibed, thusly, by the human who made it:
"I attached a Hot Hand USB accelerometer to a cat collar and let Sophie run around and chase a fish-on-a-stick toy for a little while. I captured the MIDI output from this and fed it into a synth on Ableton Live."
11, 12 and 13. Over at Life From a Cat's Perspective...