Caturday felid trifecta: Girls and their cats, Child reads to blind shelter cat to gain the cat’s trust, Simon’s cats,

June 16, 2018 • 9:45 am

Photographer BriAnne Wills has a site called “Girls and their Cats” (GATC); she’s described as “a Brooklyn-based fashion photographer who moved to New York in September 2014 with her husband and two rescue cats.” and the site is “a photo series created by BriAnne as a way to showcase cat-owning women in a positive light. She’s photographed over 200 women so far.” There’s a summary of photos at her site but also at a WordPress site. Here are a few choice images with descriptions; click on the name to see more.

Thanu Yakupitiyage, Bug & Fish (only one shown).


Beth Ryan, Fez, Grendel & Inkling


Feminist artist and model Aisha Awadallah with her cats Tigger Oscar Wilde, Xena Warrior Princess, and Alexander the Great.
Vintage clothing buyer Sara Anderson and her Sphynx named Loki.

There are a lot more at the GATC site.


This is a lovely story from The Dodo (click on screenshot to go there):

Stevie, a blind five-year-old cat, was picked up from the streets of Richmond Virginia and taken to a shelter.  He was wary and didn’t trust anyone.

Transferred to a group living area, Stevie met Price McIntyre, a 19-year-old shelter volunteer, who decided to try to make the blind cat more comfortable around humans; he’d do that by reading Harry Potter to Stevie. Price would go to the shelter and read to the cat for several hours every day.  At first Stevie was wary, but over time he warmed up, and then became a loving lap-sitter:

And a happy ending:

Since he’s become so close with Stevie, McIntyre is hoping to be able to adopt him in the near future.

. . . “As soon as I get the green light from my mother, I’m marching there and adopting him,” McIntyre said.

“He lets me pet him now and kiss his head, and he’s become such a sweetheart,” McIntyre said. “It took a while, but it’s worth it.”


Finally, two new issues of Simon’s Cat. The first is a Simon’s Cat Logic video, which has information about how to find a missing cat (imparted by Nicky Trevarrow of Cats Protection) and Simon Tofield’s own story about how he recovered his lost cat.


A special World Cup edition of Simon’s Cat:



h/t: Keith, Michael, Heather, John

12 thoughts on “Caturday felid trifecta: Girls and their cats, Child reads to blind shelter cat to gain the cat’s trust, Simon’s cats,

  1. As someone who’s a crazy cat lady even though I’m not currently owned by a cat, I’m just jealous of the pics of women with their bosses.

    The neighbour’s cat does visit regularly though. Yesterday she snuck in while the computer repair guy was returning my computer. He thought he was doing me a favour by rushing after her to pick her up and put her outside for me. (If that’s what I wanted to do my body would have made that difficult.)

    The cat was seriously pissed off with me. As she heard the i/a garage doors opening a few minutes later, she walked across and sat in the rain in my direct line of sight and gave me the filthiest look. If she’d sat under shelter, I wouldn’t have seen her.

    1. Beauty and the Beast. Or: opposites attract. Or, I don’t know…whatever the hell that Dr. Moreau-spawned cat is supposed to be, it’s creeping me out.

    2. No, they look like that. I suspect (just that a suspicion, I will not try the experiment) that if you would depilate an ‘ordinary’ cat, it would look just like that.
      Note , I kew a ‘sphynx’ cat, it was very friendly and affectionate. One gets easily used to the looks. They are ideal for cat-lovers with an allergy for cat hair, I’d think.

  2. GATC, not just wonderful photographs, but also the letters of DNA’s purine and pyrimidine ‘alphabet’. Wonder whether that was on purpose.

  3. Not really into thinking animals are replacement children ,but my black Jet brought me a little Blue tit in today ,also the back half of a Mouse .

    Everyday is fathers day in my house .
    PS ,took the Blue tit to the local wildlife rescue center .

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