Caturday felid trifecta: The shop cats of Hong Kong, rainbow cat haircut, ER doctor rescues and adopts cat nearly crushed in revolving door

November 5, 2016 • 9:00 am

I’ve only been in Hong Kong for about 24 hours, and haven’t yet seen a cat. But Bored Panda has a lovely pictoral feature on the shop cats of Hong Kong. Their notes:

When Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen moved to Hong Kong, he noticed something quite interesting about the traditional shops there – most of them have their own cats living inside!

So fascinated with this culture of shop cats, Heijnen couldn’t resist photographing the feline fellows. He even created an Instagram account featuring the Chinese kitties and uploads new photos of them regularly. Shop cats, market cats, alley cats – he’s captured them all! You can find his photos on Instagram or in his new book which will be launching at Blue Lotus Gallery in December together with his pop-up exhibition.

Below are a few of my favorites, and of course I’ll be looking for my own to photograph.

Can you spot the cat?


Can you spot this cat?





I wonder if any reader is brave enough to get this “rainbow cat undercut”, produced by Russian hairdresser Aliya Askarova in St. Petersburg, and is worn by Katichka, who has her own Sphynx cat.

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The pictures are featured on CatLove.cowhich notes this:

“I always take my sleepy cat with me,” reads the message [Katichka] posted alongside the picture. The style follows a new trend called hair tattoos, where an image or pattern is shaved into an undercut beneath the hair at the back of the head. The picture remains hidden and is only revealed when you brush your hair aside.



Finally The Dodo tells the story of a kitty who was crushed in a revolving door of a hospital in Turkey, and nearly killed. Fortunately, an ER doctor was on the scene, gave it CPR, oxygen, and meds, and revived it. The kind doctor then adopted it, a lovely ending to a near-tragic tale. And the doctor named the cat “Miracle.” There’s a video of the CPR at the site.

The cat is stuck and crushed:


Revival by Dr. Halil Akyürek:


Facebook picture, with translation:

Bekliyoruz uykumuzda geldi ama mucize bugün geç uyuyacak

Waiting for our sleep but the miracle is going to sleep late today


h/t: Su, jsp, Diane G

2 thoughts on “Caturday felid trifecta: The shop cats of Hong Kong, rainbow cat haircut, ER doctor rescues and adopts cat nearly crushed in revolving door

  1. I dig the rainbow hairdo.

    Way back in the day, I went out with a Brazilian girl who had that same Sphinx-cat image shaved into … ah, well, no need to get into all that right now.

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