Catmoji’s Donation Drive: Help Keep Catmoji Running

You might have noticed about new things on our catvertisement section. We are running a donation drive to keep Catmoji running.

Why Donation Drive?

We have reach a point where we no longer able to keep Catmoji running on our own. We have been footing the bills for over a year with our own pocket money generated from doing freelancing work. We have stopped working on Catmoji because of it.

From the get-go, our servers and hosting costs are way more than the money we generated through advertisements on the site. To be honest, money from advertising never reaches USD$10/month yet the cost to keep Catmoji running is around USD$110/month.

Catmoji is a place where catlovers talk about cat stuff, to social and support each other after hard days at work. We still have a bunch of happy users browsing and sharing cat photos and videos on Catmoji everyday. We want to keep Catmoji going as long as we could and shutting down Catmoji would be the last thing to do.

How You Can Help

Help us keep Catmoji running by donating. We need around USD$100 every month to keep it going.

To those who have donated, we sincerely thank you. All donated fund will be allocated to Catmoji’s monthly server hosting. The team will never take this donated fund for personal use.

The best thing to do is to donate a dollar or two to ease the team’s financial state. Another best thing to do is to hang in there (like how you choose to hang out on Catmoji) with us while we figure out how to churn enough funds to pull through this.

You can donate to us via PayPal. Every dollar matters.

Contributions

Here are the donation we have received thus far (last updated on 23rd of July 2014):

May 2014: USD$ 133.97

June 2014: USD$ 40.00

July 2014: USD$ 50.00

August 2014: USD$ 50.00

xoxo
Team Catmoji

Catmoji Is Now One Month Old

It has been a month since Catmoji’s beta launch and team Catmoji wants to say thank you, thank you, thank you thank you thank you to anyone who is happy and enjoyed cat pictures and videos shared onto our site. We will show you a little bit of insight on Catmoji’s journey and growth after one month being released onto the internet.

An actual photo of the team in the middle of a meeting with the neighborhood cat in Santiago, Chile. Photo taken by Weiting Tan, the co-founder of EpicPledge.com.

The Launch and the Growth

We launched Catmoji as a closed beta on Christmas Eve 2012. Catmoji went viral when it was a week old because it has been picked up by news portal and blogs from all over the world such as BetaBeat, Mashable, Lenta.ru, The Star, Fast Company, UOL and more! As a result, Catmoji’s user base has grown from 800 pre-registered users to 8000+ users who shared and reshared 25,000+ cat pictures and videos on Catmoji’s website.

"I'm enjoying my new Catmoji membership!" - Tribute Meowerkins, Meowtacular of Catmoji.

New Features

Not only we went through Christmas 2012, New Year 2013 and a speedy growth in our catmunity in a month, we made some UI modification to the website so it is more user friendly on tablets, and also added a few important features on Catmoji. New features such as users can now edit or delete their post and collection, add description to your collections, and onsite notification.

You can finally choose not to rely on email by keeping an eye on our onsite notification cat bell.

Future Plans

We are going to develop an ios app for Catmoji. Aside from that, Catmoji will announce its merchandise shop that focus on Catmoji’s illustrated happy cats. Keep an eye on our valentine special and maybe a few sparkling new catvatars in February.

Have fun in Catmoji!

New Year, New Updates

Happy new year! It has been more than a week since Catmoji was launched and we hope you have a great time with us. Aside from releasing the New Year 2013 badge, we gave Catmoji a minor interface modification (as a simple fix on the user experience for tablet users) and added an important feature: Edit. Look for the green wrench on your post. You can now change the caption and collection, and also delete your own cat pictures and videos on Catmoji through this mighty edit feature!

We really enjoy making the world a happier place by providing you with cat pictures and videos. 2013 is definitely an interesting year ahead.

Catmoji wishes you a happy new year with more cats and happiness.

Happy new year!

(=^ω^=) The Catmoji Team

Catmoji is now LAUNCHED!

Catmoji is now officially launched! Join Happy Cat and the Catmoji gang to celebrate the launch!

Good news, everyone! Get ready because Catmoji is now officially launched!

It has been a while (we know, we know) and your patience paid off. Now you can finally make Catmoji your exclusive kitty playground to share and discover cat pictures and videos through emoji!

To those who had reserved their username through Catmoji.com, our trusty Postcat will be sending the invites out throughout the days. So, check your mailbox! We are on beta stage so we might not be able to handle too much cats. If you can’t wait, you can request for an invitation from us or registered users who can invite up to three people. It’s gonna take a while for us to respond to your invitation (depends on the volume of request) but you will definitely get it. Promised.

Join Catmoji now! The Catmoji gang is waiting for you!

What are you waiting for? Join Catmoji.com today!

P.S. Did we mention that we have a Nyanta Claus catvatar as well? Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

kthxbai!
(=^ω^=) The Catmoji Team

Cat of the Week #15: The Van cat who befriends a fox

Recently there is an amazing news about the friendship between a fox and a cat by Lake Van, Turkey. Çitören, a village located at 25km from the city center, lives a pair of best friends by its harbour.

A cat and a fox have formed a unique friendship by Lake Van, Turkey.

Their friendship was formed and sustained for more than one year. It all began by a simple act of sharing fishes given by local fisherman. The duo are often seen together on play time.

Tickle wrestle, a friendly match between cat and fox with friendship of more than a year.

Locals and fishermen are amused by this duo. They have never seen fox pairs up with cat and form such great friendship.

Tag game between a cat and a fox.

The locals love this duo and fishermen are told not to hurt the animals. The locals also admit that sometimes they are jealous (in a good way) of the friendship between the Van cat and the fox.

"You see that stalker with a black thing that gives out weird noises?" "Yeah."

Their friendship is so solid, they were seen treating each other with fishes given by fishermen. The locals love to feed them because they are impressed by their friendship.

Fox and cat plays wrestle and nobody gets hurt.

They are seen playing together everyday by the harbour for more than one year, entertaining the locals and fishermen because everyone is happier after watching the cat and the fox play by the rocks.

It takes a lot of trust for a cat to show its belly... or is it a trap?

Cat and fox wrestle daily for fun.

A timeout because of itchy neck.

"Look at the birds." "Nope, wrestling time."

The cat and the fox are going to be each other's best friend for life.

Short clip showing the cat and the fox playing by the lake.

Source: Milliyet & Good News Animals

 

Cat of the Week #14: Mary Jane, the bike courier’s companion.

Meet Mary Jane the tabby cat, the companion of Rudi Saldia, a 25 years old Philadelphia bike courier for IDS.

Rudi Saldia and Mary Jane (MJ in short) posing in front of Rudi's bicycle.

Mary Jane was born on April’s fool 2012 in a closet drawer of Rudi’s bedroom. While MJ’s siblings found new homes, MJ becomes Rudi’s first cat because MJ is very attached to Rudi and his girlfriend.

It took Rudi months of training to get MJ used to travelling on his shoulder, and now the pair easily manages 25 miles.

Rudi found out that MJ is capable to perch on his shoulder so he decided to allow MJ to ride on his shoulder when he is out to deliver packages on bike.

Young MJ on Rudi's shoulder.

From single block to 25 miles, Rudi hopes MJ can do 100 miles by next September. This is a short clip of MJ taking a ride with Rudi:

Obviously MJ loves to be on Rudi’s shoulder while roaming the city. You can tell that MJ feels safe and comfortable on Rudi’s shoulder and she never perch with her claws on.

Watching the world move while perching on owner's shoulder must be more fun than cat-TV.

Rudi has trained and handled sugar gliders to perch on his shoulder so MJ was a success out of Rudi’s curiosity. People on the streets were amazed by a cat that rides on a cyclist’s shoulder and the reactions are positive.

"Oh my, a cat on the cyclist's shoulder!"

Receiving your parcel is fun but the fun meter goes up when delivered by Rudi and MJ.

It is said that speed and dogs are not a problem to MJ but odd sirens are. Rudi will sprint if they encounter noisy vehicles, to make MJ feels safe. MJ also enjoys the buzz of the streets. The duo were seen eating in sidewalk cafes and hanging out in a few bars.

We would love to see more of Rudi & MJ on the street.

Source: dailymail.co.uk & news.com.au

Cat of the Week #13: Love, the guardian of Cafe Nonno

Located in Shiga-ken’s Omihachiman’s old town district, there lives a cat who gets famous because of his way of saying thanks to the human who adopts him. This approximately 1 year old cat is named “Rabu” (らぶ), or “Love” in japanese and he lives with the owner of Cafe Nonno (町家 Cafe NONNO / カフェ ノンノ).

Love the cat loves to sit and guard in front of Cafe Nonno during opening hours.

The reason behind his rise of fame is because he voluntarily becomes the protector of Cafe Nonno and resembles a maneki neko.

If a cat is willing to stay in front of a cafe, that cafe is definitely extra attractive.

Love was adopted by Cafe Nonno’s owner. According to the owner, Love was found as a lost cat in front of a nearby museum. The owner took the cat home and gave him a temporary name called Rabu/Love because of a heart shaped pattern on his nose.

The heart shaped nose is not obvious but once you saw it, it is tough to miss.

While the owner waits for Love’s possible former owner to claim the cat, he brings Love to work and back on daily basis. The owner noticed that Love enjoys observing customers and pedestrians by sitting outside the cafe, as if Love is guarding the cafe.

Are you staring at my nose?

Love gained a lot of attention from customers and passerby. Everyone praises Love being cute and loyal. Love’s adorable behaviour makes human enjoy snapping picture of Love in front of the cafe and then tweet or post to social networking sites.

A napping cat guarding a cafe? It's photo shooting time.

Nobody claims Love back. Cafe Nonno’s owner decided to make Love as the official resident of his house and also the guardian of the Cafe. Cardboard stations, food and drinks, pillows and cat friendly items have been set up in storefront to keep Love comfortable.

Love's cardboard station with a notice declaring Love as official staff of Cafe Nonno.

Love's station is quite spacious. On top of that, it is made of CARDBOARD BOXES!

"Go on, you tip tip I nap nap." Love as a successful maneki neko when not guarding.

The story of Love guarding the cafe owner as a symbol of gratitude is quite well known now.

Some may think that the owner might be forcing the cat to stay outside of the cafe, but the truth is Love is volunteering to stay there. This is because the owner also owns other cats but only Love is interested in being the guardian.

Even though he likes to protect his owner and the cafe, he is still a prince at home.

The owner also added that Love loves to butt-in in between the owner and costumers, trying to join in the human conversations, and also snatching attention when the owner is socializing with his other cats.

The nyanko home team of cats featuring Love and his housemates.

To know more about Love and Cafe Nonno, visit their blog here.

Cat of the Week #12: Lincoln, the quadriplegic kitty

Lincoln is a special black kitty. When Lincoln was about 4 weeks old, he was found by a woman in the middle of a north St. Louis’s sidewalk, completely immobile. The woman fostered the kitten and tried to look for injuries but she can’t seem to be able to find any. All Lincoln can do was just lying on his side. That woman contacted Tenth Life, a non-profit organization from St. Louis that saves stray cats & kittens in that area, prioritizing those with special needs.

Unable to move his limbs, Lincoln was a tiny kitten who can only lie on his side.

Tenth Life’s vet diagnosed Lincoln as a quadriplegic kitten who might had a spinal or neurological injury and physical therapy is needed in order for Lincoln to be able to move again. It is a tough job but Lincoln’s new foster parents, Bobbi and John, took this news as a challenge, and they are performing physical therapy with little Lincoln 6 times a day, pumping his little legs, stretching them out, and supporting him as he learns to walk again.

Lincoln doing his physical therapy routine or the kitty yoga.

"I'm a taco!" These towels play a huge role in helping Lincoln to walk.

With supports from praises and rolled up towels, Lincoln took his first few steps.

It took 10 days of consistent physiotherapy for Lincoln to make his first wobbly step. According to Lincoln’s foster mom, Lincoln stretches his front legs forward and then stretches out his back legs as far as the legs go, mimicking the physiotherapy sessions, in the morning and after each nap. It is cute and adorable because Lincoln might have an idea that the physiotherapy is a good thing. At that point of time, Lincoln progressed to climb up and then jump off from short heights, such as chairs and couch, climbing the stairs all the way up to the second floor, play with other cats in the house, living with the heart of a normal kitten.

Lincoln is a hardworker. That's why things get better.

Lincoln bats the toy for the first time.

Understand the way of recovery does not stop him from taking kitty naps.

Nothing's better than snuggling with your favorite mouse, eh Lincoln?

This is Lincoln today: playing with various toys, other cats, and his shadow.

Tenth Life has done a great job in raising Lincoln. Lincoln is now growing to become a handsome cat.

Such fine kitty with his classy bow tie kitty collar.

To read more updates on Lincoln and the organization that helped him, visit Tenth Life’s Facebook page and Lincoln’s YouTube channel.

Cat of the Week #11: Nono, the sitting cat who relaxed like a human

I bet most of you had seen this clip of a cat sitting upright in the park while holding onto the fence. It went viral because of its simple combination of the cat, relaxing music (even though it is from iMovies) and lovely evening in the park makes life looks wonderful. If you have not seen it, you must:

If you ever feel curious about the settings and if the cat was alone, we say that this is the cat’s routine in the park. You can read about its behind-the-scene here.

Nono chills on the fence while enjoying the sunset.

"Look at my feet," those dainty lil feet are just cute.

Another chill evening of sitting by the fence and feeling good, eh?

This cat is named Nono (のの or ののちゃん because he is such a fine gentlemen). He is 12 years old and he lives in Yokohama, Japan.

Meet Nono-chan, the cat who sits and chill.

Nono is a cute and cool cat.

A recently added clip from Nono-chan’s owner shows that Nono loves to chill.

After the first hit of Nono sitting on the fence, we have a latest clip of Nono sitting on a white plastic chair!

If you follow Nono’s blog, you might noticed that Nono always sits like a mermaid. This is because Nono was sick and had went through surgeries from the vet. Most probably the paralysis was caused by the illness? Even though Nono is not a physically healthy cat, he is well loved. His owner loves him so much: Nono always get to eat good fishes and frequently being taken to the park for fresh air.

"Ambush! Wait, I think I will just nap here..."

Aside from the fence and the bench, sitting on the side of the road is fun too.

Nono is a very cute cat. Life is great to know that Nono is loved. Let’s hope everything goes well for him  ❤

Nono is a very cool cat. We love him so much.

Want to know more about Nono? Visit his blog: http://sea.ap.teacup.com/nono/

Cat of the Week #10: Tard, the grumpy cat.

Cats are loved by the internet. On the last week, one new cat had gone viral through a Reddit post. Meet Tard, the grumpy cat.

The picture that sparks the fame of a grumpy cat named Tard.

Tard is the daughter of two common housecats. Her name originated from “tartar sauce”. She is around 9 months old when her picture went viral.

Another angle of Tard with a grumpy face.

She might look like a snowshoe, but she is not.

"Nothing to see here, move along." Tard sitting with a grumpy look.

The owner suspects that she is a dwarf kitty. Her back legs don’t work well and she tends to fall over. Good news are Tard’s personality is not as grumpy as her look and the personality that she portrays is the same as a normal cat.

Tard's a dwarf kitty, a very cute dwarf kitty.

Even though her movements are not as agile as normal cats, she is cute!

Tard is in the middle of a good belly rub.

A short clip of grumpy cat’s belly rub time!

Aside from Tard being the special one in the litter, there is another cat having the same mutation: her brother, Pokey the tuxedo. Regardless of their appearance, they are living a good life.

Meet Pokey the tuxedo, Tard's brother. Together we have grumpy cats.

This is the picture of Pokey and Tard’s mother. Apparently she looks like a normal calico.

Tard's parents are actually two normal looking cats. This is Tard's mom.

More videos of Tard the grumpy cat can be found here.