Woman gives up her job and travels the world by boat with her rescued cat

Woman gives up her job and travels the world by boat with her rescued cat

Captain Liz Clark and her kitty cat are having an absolute whale of a time literally sailing around the world.

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The captain and her first mate, whose name is Amelia, live on a 40-foot long boat called Swell.

Clark told BuzzFeed that she adopted Amelia when she was only six months old and is now giving her the adventure of her nine lives.

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She stated: “She has adapted to living surrounded by water. She’s learned to trust that she will be safe with me.”

Liz Clark, originally hailing from San Diego, and now from The Ocean, told the website she had been dreaming of sailing around the world since she was just a child.


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She worked on her boat – which was built in the 1960s – for two years to make it seaworthy and then set off on the open seas with Amelia for company.


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Setting sail back in 2006 from California, Amelia has now traveled along the western coast of Mexico and Central America, as well as through the South Pacific.

Captain Clark has now logged an astonishing 18,000 nautical miles.


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She went on to say: “I sleep on a pool mat under the stars, but I feel rich when I look up at that night sky and breathe the fresh ocean air and leap into the sea each morning.”

Clark said Amelia particularly enjoys fishing from the boat.


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“On calm nights, she fishes off of a soft top surfboard attached to the side of Swell with a small light that attracts fish,” the captain added.


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Amelia, in her spare time, also enjoys hiking and exploring new places.

She has adapted quite well to the life of a travelling cat.


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Liz Clark stated: “She has to go out of a cat comfort zone often.

“But I think she now understands that I will keep her safe and she will have a lot of fun in the end. She makes Swell feel much more like a home.”








Rescued by a homeless woman, the abandoned cat is given a second chance.

Rescued by a homeless woman, the abandoned cat is given a second chance.

A special cat named Enrique now has a chance at a loving home, thanks to the kindness of a homeless woman. Enrique was abandoned by his previous owners. He was left locked in the bathroom of a long-term-stay motel outside of Houston, Texas.

Luckily for this cat, a homeless woman who was staying at the hotel at the time, heard him meowing, took him out of the room he was trapped in and gave him a stuffed bear.

However, when the hotel management told the woman that she had to give up the cat or move out, she was forced to bring him to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. It was there that the woman left Enrique, his food, and his bear.

Shelter employee Tonya Prudhomme Todd said, “This wonderful lady cared very much about his well being. She provided for him even with having very little herself.”

Enrique is now available for adoption in hopes that he finds a loving home, and hopefully he can bring his bear.

The shelter’s staff is now trying to find the woman who helped Enrique. The staff would like to know if there is anything they can do for this woman, who gave so selflessly to help Enrique when she herself was down on her luck.

While the woman didn’t leave any information with the shelter which could be easily used to locate her, the staff continue to follow up on leads and are very hopeful that the woman can be recognized for her generous actions.

Check out the Montgomery County Animal Shelter Texas Facebook page to learn more about Enrique and other adoptable pets that they have there.

Top 15 Rescues of the Cats ~ Check the Before & After Pics as the Impact of Rescue

Top 15 Rescues of the Cats ~ Check the Before & After Pics as the Impact of Rescue

A pet cat brings love and joy into any home that accepts them with open arms and hearts, but that love gains even more special meaning when the cat is a rescue from the streets.

Many of these adopted cats have been saved from the very brink of death. If you’re considering getting a cat, we hope that this list will convince you to to adopt and not shop.

And rescue kitties need love, too!


#2 Shelter Found A Box Of Kittens With Only One Living, A Blind Cat. 6 Months Later, She Is Healthier Than Ever

#3 Bunny Was Found Wounded After Being Electrocuted. Here He Is A Few Months Later

#4 Mr. Biscuits Tried To Get Warm In A Car Engine And Was Burned Badly When the Car Was Started and Driven

#5 Kitten Was Found Half Dead. Here She Is A Month Later

#6 Abandoned In The Gutter Just Two Weeks Old, Louie Is Now The King Of His House

#7 A Rescued Kitty Before And After

#8 Kodama, Found With A Maggot-Infested Wound. 6 Years Later, She Is Happier Than Ever

#9 Little Kitty Was Found Saturated In The Cold Rain. Now Utopia Has A Loving Home

#10 Rescued Kitty Before And After

#11 Stuart Little After He Was Found And Loved Back To Health

#12 Scout, A Scrawny, Stray Cat, A Year Later

#13 Tyrion Had An Eye Infection, But Today He Is The Cutest Fluffball Ever

#14 Spyder Was Found In A Drain By A Kind Guy Who Gave Her A Forever Home

#15 Duncan Was Found Injured In The Middle Of The Road. A Year Later He Looks Much Happier

5 Incredible Wild Cats That Few People Have Heard Of...Just Check This Out

5 Incredible Wild Cats That Few People Have Heard Of…Just Check This Out

If you ask 10 people the names of some wild cat species, you’ll likely get a list that includes lions, tigers, cheetahs and jaguars. And while those are all incredible felines, they just aren’t the only kitties out there.

Below are five species of wild cats you’ve likely never heard of before. Some may look more like big cats but all 5 of these shown below are about the same size as our beloved house cats.

                                                                  THE PALLAS CAT

These cats look pretty sizable in photos but they’re all fur. This kitty weighs only between 5 and 10 pounds and has the longest and densest fur of any other feline. That tonnage of fluff makes them look a much bigger and more threatening than they actually are. In reality, they weigh about the same as a standard domestic cat. The Pallas’s cat, which is native to central Asia and countries including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India and southern Russia, likes cold arid and rocky habitats such as found in the alpine deserts. Their thick, giant fur coat makes their cold weather habitats nice and toasty.

                                                                   THE IRIOMOTE CAT

The iriomote cat, native to and named after a small island in Japan, is also approximately the same size as a standard domestic cat. In 1994, only about 100 of these felines were still on the island, a number that experts believe has diminished over the past two decades. This cat is considered a subspecies of the leopard. They are dark brown with some dark spots and some striping, have a long body, a short tail and legs and rounded ears with a little white spot on top. The biggest threat to their continued survival, according to the International Society for Endangered Cats, is breeding with domestic cats, an possibility that they say “dilutes the genetic integrity of the species.”


And now, the jaguarundi. These small felines only weigh between 6.6 and 15 pounds and are found in Central and South America. Their fur doesn’t have distinct markings like stripes or spots at all, but instead slowly transitions between colors like black, brown, gray and rufous tones. The jaguarundi can be found in grasslands, forests, swamp, dry scrub and also the savannah woodlands. They also, differing from other wild cats as they are quite active during the day.


The margay might get the coolest strange talent award. This tiny cat — also around the same size as a domestic cat — can hang from tree branches by one hind foot, and can also rotate its hind feet 180 degrees helping the feline to run down trees (needless to say, its tail is very long). As you might imagine, with skills like those, the margay spends much of its life and times up in the trees. This cat can be found only in Central and South America. The markings of these cats are quite varied. From head to toe you’ll see stripes, spots and blotches as well as sharp variations in the color of the coat. The margay is light brown on the top and has white fur on the undersides of his chest, chin, belly and legs.

                                                                      MARBLED CAT

This tiny cat, weighing in at only 4.4 and 11 pounds, looks a bit like a small version of a clouded leopard. Much of the thick fur coat is marbled and has large, randomly shaped blotches, as well as lines down its back. This feline’s tail is very long and bushy, sometimes even longer than the body of the cat itself. When it walks, it holds the tail out into a straight line, parallel to the ground. Believed to live in forested habitat based on its feet, tail length and short limbs, the species is very reclusive and has barely been studied in the wild, with the exception of one female who was tracked in Thailand with the help of a radio collar. The species lives is native to Southeast Asia.

Little Cat as a volunteer at Royal London Hospital beautiful, offers a haven for recuperation for patients

Little Cat as a volunteer at Royal London Hospital beautiful, offers a haven for recuperation for patients

Meet the cat which has been recruited as a volunteer hospital visitor at the Royal London to get well.

Royal London Hospital's newest volunteer visitor.... Picture: Pets As Therapy - Credit: Pets As Therapy

The long-haired black moggy called ‘London’ appropriately was recruited by the Pets As Therapy charity which uses furry creatures to help recovery.

London’s owner was looking for things to do with her cat. She found Pets As Therapy on the internet and thought it was a good thing idea—it keeps the cat out of mischief and off the streets.

... the cat that provides an escape for patients to recover. Picture: Pets As Therapy - Credit: Pets As Therapy

But London actually provides “an escape to what patients are going through”, its owner believes, and triggers conversations in the wards about the patients’ own pets they’re looking forward to be reunited with when they eventually go home.

The expression “London made my day” is something the hospital in Whitechapel now hears regularly.

Hugely eyed and pawed black cat named mayor of hell town! Viral on the internet

Hugely eyed and pawed black cat named mayor of hell town! Viral on the internet

Pets go viral on the internet for either the most wholesome or the most bizarre reasons, and there are rare situations where it’s both at the same time. However, today we’d like for you to meet an adorable cat named Jinx who happened to go viral for the most bizarre and wholesome reasons.

Jinx has disproportionately large eyes and feet and has been this way ever since she was little when she stumbled into her owner’s backyard and found her forever home from that very day. However, that’s not the entire point of Jinx’s charm: the reason the unique cat went viral was because she applied to be a politician for a day (yes, seriously) or in other words, she ran for Mayor of the city Hell in Michigan.

Meet Jinx, a cat with unusually big eyes and feet

Mia, Jinx’s owner, rescued her when she was just three weeks old

Over time, the owner noticed the cat’s eyes continuing to grow and frankly enough, a lot of people on the internet were quite curious about the cat

Along with her eyes getting bigger, Jinx also developed large feet, which meant she couldn’t walk properly, however, none of that stopped Jinx

In fact, the cat recently went viral on the internet because apparently Jinx had what it takes to be a politician

Upon learning that anyone can be mayor in the town of Hell, Michigan, Mia signed Jinx up so she could be added to the lineup of participants

The funniest part in all of this was that anyone could run for the Mayor in town as there wasn’t a rule against the participant being non-human

Taking all of that into consideration, Jinx was added to the lineup and actually chosen to be the Mayor of Hell for one day!

And really, who wouldn’t want to see a cat ruling over Hell?

On the 24th of April, the whole experience of Jinx being the Mayor of Hell for a day was streamed live on Twitch

Certainly more than enough people were enjoying seeing Jinx rule over the realm (city) of Hell

And in case you are wondering… The cost to rule Hell for the day is $100 for both humans and now animals thanks to Jinx being a participant

Read 20 Reasons ~ Why You Should Fall in Love With A Cat Person!!

Read 20 Reasons ~ Why You Should Fall in Love With A Cat Person!!

Scientific aspect aside, here are 10+ reasons why you should fall in love with a cat person.

#1 Cat people don’t expect to be loved; they know you have to earn it.

#2 And that goes both ways: they need to be won over too.

#3 But once they’re sure they like you they’ll be loving and loyal.

#4 And they can put up with a lot.They love cats, and cats are dicks most of the time.

#5 Cat people are sensitive souls and will always think about your needs.They’re used to trying to figure out how a cat is feeling, so humans are easy.

#6 But they also understand when they need to put themselves first.

#7 They’re especially good at doing nothing at all.

#8 But they’re also not without a sense of adventure.

#9 Cat people are used to getting up early, but they might not have an alarm clock.

#10 Cat people believe that just because everyone else does one thing, it doesn’t mean it’s right for you. So they’ll be understanding of all your quirks.

#11 Cat people really appreciate some alone time, so will always respect other people’s need for some time out.

#12 But they also know that those who nap together stay together.

#13 And they’ll be excellent napping companions because they’re used to staying very still in bed. For fear their toes will be attacked.

#14 Cat people might be a little shy at first.

#15 But they’ll open up when you get to know them.

#16 Cat people know how to have a good bitch.They won’t be horrible, but they understand that everyone needs to let off steam occasionally.

#17 And they have an excellent sense of humour.

#18 Cat people can be super caring. They’ll always know how to look after you when you feel down.

#19 Cat people are good at staying positive, as most of the time they have to put up with grumpy animals.

#20 They’ll never be controlling, because they’re not used to being in charge.

Four-year-old cat returns home by herself as if nothing ever happened

Four-year-old cat returns home by herself as if nothing ever happened

NEW ZEALAND – Having disappeared and been missing for four years, K Bear the cat has finally turned up at home, acting like nothing has happened.

Living on her own on the streets and parks of Tauranga, Sharon Fisher’s cat finally did return to her Welcome Bay home a couple of nights ago to the shock and disbelief of her family.

“It was dark out and I heard a meow, meow at the door. I opened it and blow me, she just ran right in. I couldn’t believe it.

“Then I was the one crying,” Ms Fisher confessed.

The 16-year-old cat had a history of skipping out and roaming the streets and reserves of Tauranga completely on her own. And she was a;ways a “fantastic hunter”.

“She would go for a couple of days at first, then it was a week, then two weeks, then she was gone for a year. This time it was four years.

“As far as I was concerned she had died.

“You just don’t believe they would come home after four years.

“It’s just ridiculous,” Ms Fisher concluded.

Cat was a stray for the majority of his life before coming across this man !! Cutest Cat Story

Cat was a stray for the majority of his life before coming across this man !! Cutest Cat Story

“Meet Joe, a retired man-about-town and former king of the sewers,” reddit user Mykmyk.

“Joe (formerly Hobo Joe) showed up maybe 3 years ago. He would hang out in the yard, sleeping on the porch at night, and sit with us when we would go outside to visit (which was often),” he said.

Sometimes Joe would disappear for some days and then show up again, following them out on a walk or spending time visiting other houses.

“Most mornings he would walk with me and the kids to the school bus stop, waiting with us, than following me back home. When it got cold outside we put a shelter on the porch for him. I’d warm towels in the dryer and put them in his house before going to sleep but he became very congested and winter grew colder so we let him stay overnight inside. Soon the time between his roaming and returning home got longer.”

“One day he left and after a week we grew really concerned. I’d walk around the neighborhood calling for him and for weeks I would go outside and call him but still no Joe. We thought the worst. It seems like he had been missing forever but I kept calling for him often.

He finally showed up, running to me one afternoon after calling for him. We were very happy but he looked like he had been in a fight, soaked, covered in mud, and was looking really rough. We had already took him to the vet earlier in the year, they loved him, and he healed up from his final outside adventure quite quickly.”

Joe was now off the streets.

“He was tough as nails years ago, as a stray… I hated that such a good cat had such a rough life and always worried. There was no way we were going to put him back out. He seemed fearless but age was catching up to him and he needed to settle into a home.”

Now Joe is strictly an indoor cat. He’s neutered and he’s happy.

“Joe is the best and I think he likes us.”

It’s now been 2 wonderful years since Joe moved into his forever home and there’s nowhere else in the world he’s rather be.

In Afghanistan, This Soldier Refused To Leave A Sick Kitten Behind & gave Her New Life

In Afghanistan, This Soldier Refused To Leave A Sick Kitten Behind & gave Her New Life

After traveling thousands of miles to North Carolina, this kitten has started a new life in a loving home with the soldier who nurtured and befriended
her in Afghanistan.

Christine Bouldin was coming to the end of her last deployment with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan when she saw a cat and a kitten wandering near the base. Bouldin was shocked by the first sight of the kitten, who had trouble walking and appeared to wobble a lot.

“I felt so sorry for her,” Bouldin says. “She couldn’t stand up and would flip over.”

Bouldin, an intelligence specialist, began feeding them using rations from mealtime, and soon it became a regular ritual. She learned that the kitten, who she named Felix, had cerebellar hypoplasia. The particular affects the cerebellum, thus, movement.

These cats can still lead healthy, happy lives with extra help. Bouldin had become close with the pair and just couldn’t bear the thought of leaving the cats behind. 

She started asking around to see if the cats could hitch a ride back to the United States with the canine unit, but .he answer was no Then the mother cat disappeared and never came back. Bouldin kept Felix tas safe as she could until she was able to think of a solution. A veterinarian who had given Felix shots mentioned Pam Constable, an American who is performing animal rescue in Kabul.

Bouldin contacted Constable, and Felix was able to stay in Kabul while Bouldin returned to her home in Colorado in 2009. In spite her having “a lot of special needs,” says Constable, the kitten “found ways to do what she needed to do.”

“It’s very inspiring to see an animal like that just fight to live because so many people underestimate them,” says Constable.

When Constable flew home the following year, she returned with Felix the kitty and was able to reunite her with Bouldin in North Carolina.

Felix now inves in Colorado with Bouldin and her family, including another cat named Gus.

The best endings are the happy ones.