Caturday felid trifecta: Amsterdam’s cat boat, the world’s 10 most beautiful cats, and Business Cat gets fooled

I can’t believe I missed this when I was in Amsterdam. The Atlas Obscura reports that the city harbors (literally) a “Poezenboot”, or “cat boat”, a floating sanctuary/adoption agency. It has an English website here.

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It was founded by Henriette van Weelde in 1966 as a home for stray, sick, and abandoned felines, and has since grown into an official charity.

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The house boat accommodates up to 50 cats at once, 14 of which are permanent residents. Human visitors are welcome on the vessel as well. Many come to choose a cat for adoption, but tourists are also welcome to drop in and scratch a kitty behind the ears.

And here’s where it is (red marker), near the red light district (make jokes at your own expense). If you’re catless in Amsterdam, visit the Poezenboot and grab a pussy:

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Bored Panda shows what it considers the world’s ten most beautiful cats. (I hardly need add that everyone thinks their own cat is the most beautiful.) I’ve already shown #1, Thor the Bengal cat, and he’s a real beauty, but here are a few others. Head to the site to see the rest.

Coby:

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Smoothie:

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“Universe Cat”; look at those eyes!:

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. . . and two fluffy Siberian Cats:

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Last Caturday we showed Tom Fonder’s Business Cat getting wormed (unsuccessfully); today he caught his employees looking at cat videos:

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h/t: jsp, Grania

13 Comments

  1. Randy schenck
    Posted February 11, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    The cat house boat is very nice. Since 1966, that’s great.

  2. charitablemafioso
    Posted February 11, 2017 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    I have visited the Poezenboot. It’s a neat (and totally Dutch) concept.

  3. rickflick
    Posted February 11, 2017 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    As far as beautiful cats go, the eyes have it.

  4. Frank Bath
    Posted February 11, 2017 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Poezenboot. No relation to Puss-in-Boots.

  5. Posted February 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    How on earth could I circumnavigate Amsterdam and miss that? 😩

    • Claudia Baker
      Posted February 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

      Ditto!

    • Scote
      Posted February 11, 2017 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

      I heard about it but couldn’t find it when I was in Amsterdam. I guess I didn’t look hard enough. It is just a few blocks from where I was staying. Doh!

  6. Markham Thomas
    Posted February 11, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    The picture of Coby looks like a digital render…

  7. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted February 11, 2017 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    “…. near the red light district (make jokes at your own expense). [….] visit the Poezenboot and grab a pussy:”

    Yeah right 😎

    cr

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted February 11, 2017 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

      In mitigation, may I offer this…

      cr

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted February 11, 2017 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

        Suspicious afterthought – how does PCC(E) know where the red light district is?

        Oh, yep, it’s shown on Google Maps. Of course, I should have realised. 😉

        cr

        (Yes, it really is)

        • Henry Fitzgerald
          Posted February 13, 2017 at 4:05 am | Permalink

          Outside of Google maps, and in real life, its boundaries are also clearly marked by – you guessed it, red lights. If you visit Amsterdam you have to work really hard not to know where the red light district is.

  8. Henry Fitzgerald
    Posted February 13, 2017 at 4:04 am | Permalink

    It was seven years ago now, but I remember the of all Amsterdam cats. It lived in one of those (ahem) “coffee houses” – one that I was told was one of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite haunts. The air was visibly thick with marijuana smoke. The great white cat sat in the window and was serenely untroubled anything happening outside.


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