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  • Congressman wants answers from USDA on cats allegedly killed during government research

    05/09/2018 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | May 9, 2018 | Juana Summers
    A Republican lawmaker wants answers from the Department of Agriculture about taxpayer-funded research experiments at a Maryland facility that have allegedly led to the deaths of hundreds of cats and kittens. Citing documents reviewed by his office, Michigan Republican Mike Bishop described a decades-old research project at the USDA's Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, in which hundreds of kittens are bred, fed meat that is infected with Toxoplasma, and later killed and discarded by "incineration." In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue dated Monday, Bishop wrote that he was "shocked to hear that the USDA, the very...
  • Bobcat kittens mistaken for domestic kittens, 3 people injured

    05/08/2018 11:41:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies ^ | May 7, 2018 | Sharon Ko
    Three people were injured after two bobcat kittens were mistaken for domestic kittens. Animal Care Services said a family living off Eisenhower road near Salado Creek discovered the felines at a back alleyway. The homeowner decided to bring them inside her home. "She tried to feed them some kitten milk and during the process of doing that, three people were bitten," said ACS spokesperson Lisa Norwood. "Bitten on the hand. Not bad bites but bites nonetheless. They're seeking medical attention right now." Norwood said the family decided to look online and noticed the kittens were bobcats. "Once they started taking...
  • Cat watching horror movie

    04/13/2018 5:19:18 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 30 replies
    This cat is watching Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “Psycho” and it’s the funniest thing you will see on the internet today.
  • Why Humans Are Obsessed with Cats - We Love Cats and Kittens

    04/05/2018 10:53:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 116 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    In this eye opening and informative video we see how felines have taken over not only the Internet, but our homes, and of course, our lives. It points out that it is us that are obsessed with cats and not the other way round. This is a must see for any cat lover as it explains a lot about our relationship with cats and how that relationship has evolved.
  • Daily Mail Cats to Segovia's Classical Guitar - Bach

    03/27/2018 10:04:38 AM PDT · by mairdie · 17 replies
    Andre Segovia plays Bach's 3 Pieces from Violin Partita No 1. Hot off the video editor.
  • The cat with two faces: British short hair has a flawless split of grey and black facial fur [tr]

    02/21/2018 8:36:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    This adorable cat was born with a flawless split of grey and black fur divided almost perfectly down the middle of her face. The rare markings on the British short hair, pictured at her home in France, are thought to be the result of two embryos fusing together. She has both light grey and black fur on her face, separated evenly in a remarkably straight line.
  • Sneaky cat breaks two misbehaving dogs out of pet carrier before patting them [tr]

    02/10/2018 3:40:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2018 | Dianne Apen-Sadler
    This is the adorable moment a sneaky cat broke two misbehaving dogs out of a pet carrier their owner placed them in for acting up. In the clip Tuxedo the cat wrestles with the door, pulling it sideways to create a slight gap as the camera zooms in on his antics. The opening proves too small for the two pooches trapped inside, so the black and white cat pulls the entire door off, finally releasing the canine inmates.
  • Dream job: Ireland vet clinic looking for a ‘cat cuddler’

    01/19/2018 11:47:16 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Kate Winkle
    A company is looking to hire someone to shower little kittens with love and snuggles. The Just Cats Veterinary Clinic & Cattery in Dublin, Ireland is looking for a cat cuddler. The job description reads: “The ideal candidate must have gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time. They need to be softly spoke and capable of cat whispering to calm the nerves of some of our in patients. An ability to understand different types of purring is a distinct added advantage in helping you secure this position with us.”
  • Are these the brrr-avest cats EVER? Farmer captures amazing photos of the Siberian fur-balls

    12/18/2017 3:22:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 December 2017 | Jo Tweedy
    When you're in the midst of a blizzard in deepest, darkest Siberia, you're going to need a bigger coat. At least that seems to be the approach taken by the 'millions' of cats that have made their home on Russian farmer Alla Lebedeva's land. The land-owner, based in Prigorodny, close to Barnaul in Siberia, has made capturing the icy fur-balls on film a dedicated hobby - and they're now YouTube stars in their own rights, with more than 2,000 people following their every move.
  • Inside India's first dog hotel: Pampered pooches enjoy velvet beds, spa treatments

    12/05/2017 7:27:28 PM PST · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2017 | Jennifer Newton
    With velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and a fully stocked bar - Critterati sounds like the ultimate luxury hotel. But rather than cater for humans, the hotel in the Indian city of Gurugram is the first in South Asia to be exclusively for dogs. Owners can book in their pets for a $70-a-night stay (£52) in one of the suites at Critterati or send them for a day trip.
  • Cats vs dogs: Which pet is smarter?

    12/04/2017 3:15:54 PM PST · by mairdie · 88 replies
    Daily News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Kate Greene
    Posted for Daffynition: Researchers at CanCog Technologies, a private institution in Toronto that studies behavior and aging in companion animals, have tested dogs and cats on the same tasks, using cats that show the same level of interest in food rewards as the dogs. They found that cats make more errors than dogs and require more trials to learn the same tasks.
  • Pet owners share hilarious snaps that prove cats and dogs really are natural born enemies

    12/03/2017 6:49:20 PM PST · by mairdie · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 December 2017 | Molly Rose Pike
    Everyone knows that cats and dogs have a natural rivalry, but what happens when they're both forced to live under the same roof? Hilarity ensues, of course. Pet owners from all around the world have been sharing hilarious snaps of cats and dogs at war in an online gallery.
  • Crafty pet owners share photos of their moggies' VERY elaborate hair styles

    12/03/2017 3:57:36 PM PST · by mairdie · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 December 2017 | Martha Cliff
    It isn't uncommon to see a well-groomed dog, however, these owners are determined to give their moggies a makeover. A new online gallery has revealed some of the most outlandish fur-dos owners have given their long-suffering pets. Several artistic humans have managed to shave their kitty's fur into exotic styles, including one feline who was made to look like a dragon thanks to green dye.
  • Sorry, Grumpy Cat: Study finds dogs are brainier than cats

    11/30/2017 2:24:06 PM PST · by JimSEA · 37 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/29/2017 | Vanderbilt University
    There's a new twist to the perennial argument about which is smarter, cats or dogs. It has to do with their brains, specifically the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex: the "little gray cells" associated with thinking, planning and complex behavior -- all considered hallmarks of intelligence. The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more of them than cats. "In this study, we were interested in comparing different species of carnivorans to see how the numbers of...
  • Dogs really ARE smarter than cats: Canines have more than twice as many brain cells linked to

    11/30/2017 10:05:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 115 replies ^ | 11/30/17 | Harry Pettit
    Full title........................Dogs really ARE smarter than cats: Canines have more than twice as many brain cells linked to intelligence............ The debate over whether dogs or cats are the smartest pet has raged for decades, if not centuries. But in a twist that is sure to ruffle the fur of cat-lovers, new research shows that dogs are more intelligent than their feline foes after all. Experts showed that dogs have more than twice as many brain cells in a region linked with thinking, planning and other complex behaviours.
  • Camouflage kitties! A thread to balance out recent dog threads.

    11/25/2017 6:37:13 AM PST · by mairdie · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 November 2017 | Hana Carter
    As the ultimate masters of disguise, there's not many places that your cat won't try and sit, lay or hide. Cat owners have shared some of the best and most creative places that they have discovered their four-legged friends.
  • Move over, Grumpy Cat! Online gallery shows judgmental moggies looking VERY annoyed at their owners

    11/14/2017 6:05:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2017 | Emily Chan
    Cats can often be playful, craving attention from their owners. But sometimes, they would just prefer to be left alone - as a series of hilarious photographs show. The pictures shared online feature moggies looking very judgmental when their owners try to dress them up in an array of outfits, including a rabbit hat and a polka dot tie.
  • Stray cat a suspect in Japan attempted murder

    11/10/2017 5:56:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AFP ^ | November 10, 2017 | Staff
    A Japanese police probe into the attempted murder of an elderly bedridden woman has reportedly led to an unlikely suspect: a stray cat. Mayuko Matsumoto's daughter found her bleeding profusely from about 20 cuts to her face on Monday at her home in a mountainous region of southern Japan. Police launched an attempted murder investigation after seeing the wounds, some of them relatively severe, according to local broadcaster RKK.
  • The Question That Won Me the Ig Nobel Prize: Are Cats Liquid?

    11/10/2017 5:33:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | November 10, 2017 | Marc-Antoine Fardin
    A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Yet under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this definition. This somewhat paradoxical observation emerged on the web a few years ago and joined the long list of internet memes involving our feline friends. When I first saw this question it made me laugh, and then think. I decided to reformulate it to illustrate some problems at the heart of rheology, the study of the deformations and flows of matter. My study on the rheology of cats won the 2017 Ig Nobel Prize in...
  • Women Go Back to Save Cats After the Fires and Help Them Every Way They Can

    10/28/2017 6:16:11 AM PDT · by Twotone · 39 replies
    LoveMeow ^ | October 27, 2017 | Staff
    Two women went on a search for their beloved cat after the devastating wildfires that swept across Northern California. During the search, they came across two cats that had survived the unthinkable. They knew they had to save them! After Brandi Ann's home was completely destroyed by the raging fires, she and her girlfriend Steph Gediman were determined to find her cat, Apu, who had gone missing. "We were back in the neighborhood the morning after the fires took place looking for her cat. We got out of the car and I stood there blank in the face just trying...