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  • 10 Scientific Benefits of Being a Cat Owner

    06/17/2016 6:55:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | June 15, 2016 | Kathy Benjamin and Austin Thompson
    Studies have shown that just watching cat videos on the internet can boost a person's energy and create positive emotions—so it's no surprise that actual cat ownership has a number of benefits. Here are a few.
  • CAT CAFÉS ARE OUT, CAT BARS ARE IN

    06/16/2016 12:03:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Food and Wine ^ | JUN 13 2016 | MIKE POMRANZ
    Over the past few years, the emergence of the cat café trend has proven that kitties and caffeine can mix. But what about crossing felines with fine wines? A planned bar in Denver is hoping to find out. Sana Hamelin recently launched a Kickstarter for the Denver Cat Bar, which she’s billing as “America’s first cat bar!” (exclamation hers). Hamelin isn’t new to crossing cats and beverages: 18 months ago she opened the Denver Cat Company, Denver’s first cat café. With her latest project, she’s hoping to “next level” the cat café concept by creating another location with an atmosphere...
  • Cats seem to grasp the laws of physics

    06/14/2016 2:05:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06/14/2016
    Previous work conducted by the Japanese team established that cats predict the presence of invisible objects based on what they hear. In the present study, the researchers wanted to find out if cats use a causal rule to infer if a container holds an object, based on whether it is shaken along with a sound or not. The team also wanted to establish if cats expect an object to fall out or not, once the container is turned over. Thirty domestic cats were videotaped while an experimenter shook a container. In some cases this action went along with a rattling...
  • Hilarious footage shows a terrified cat being chased around by a RAT in the kitchen [tr]

    05/17/2016 6:03:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2016 | Sophie Williams
    A female feline has become an unlikely social media star after she was filmed being chased by nothing other than a rat. The hilarious footage, which emerged on China's Twitter-like Weibo, has caught the moment the terrified cat tried to run away from the tiny rodent. Since the clip was shared on May 10, the moggy has been dubbed the 'humiliation of the cat world' by Chinese social media users, according to the People's Daily Online. .
  • Black Cat Crosses San Jose Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck

    05/02/2016 11:44:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Rhea Mahbubani
    The cat slipped onto the ice Friday before the Sharks won a big playoff gameThe San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As the Sharks warmed up for the first game of their best-of-seven playoff series, fans watched the small feline making a beeline for an oversized, fiberglass shark head, only to escape under the seats at "the Shark Tank," as the arena is known. The venue’s staff was able...
  • Temptations Made a Collar That Finally Gives Your Cat a Human Voice, So It Can Talk to You

    04/29/2016 5:57:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Adweek ^ | April 28, 2016
    Since the dawn of time, humans have been confounded by cats, those mystifyingly aloof creatures whose inner thoughts are famously inscrutable. But no longer! Temptations Cat Treats has invented a cat collar that lets your feline speak in a human voice—so you can finally understand (though probably not) exactly what she is trying to tell you. The Temptations Catterbox, created by London ad agency adam&eveDDB, contains a microphone, speaker, Bluetooth technology and wifi. It captures the cat's meows and translates them into human speech—words that may or may not actually be what they're trying to say.
  • Cats in Space Lightsaber Battle Lights Up San Jose This Weekend

    04/28/2016 10:53:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 27, 2016 | Tamara Palmer
    A "Cats in Space" themed LED lightsaber battle is scheduled to take over St. James Park in San Jose on Saturday. Toronto event producers Newmindspace, who threw a bubble-blowing party in San Francisco's Dolores Park in 2015, have been throwing lightsaber battles internationally for years, including one last December in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza. Newmindspace's battles used to have a Star Wars theme until Lucasfilm came calling; post-settlement with the Bay Area company and they're now called "space battles" and can't technically refer to the fighting weapon as a lightsaber. For $10 participants will be reserved lighted stick, with...
  • Robots, lasers, poison: the high-tech bid to cull wild cats in the outback

    04/18/2016 12:16:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-18-16
    A trial of ‘grooming traps’ is aiming to eradicate one of the biggest threats to Australian wildlife – feral felines. Robotic killers that detect feral cats, spray their fur with poison and rely on them to essentially lick themselves to death have been deployed in the Australian desert for the first time. Australian night parrot legend lives on but bird remains as elusive as ever Read more Feral cats are one of the biggest threats to many of Australia’s endangered species, killing millions of animals every day throughout the country – and controlling them has proved difficult. It took John...
  • Welcome to cat island! Felines outnumber humans by six to one on Japanese island after [tr

    04/13/2016 6:00:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2016 | Harvey Day
    WITH no shops, cars, restaurants or kiosks selling snacks, Aoshima is not the ideal hotspot for tourists. But cat lovers are not complaining. Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen 'cat islands' around Japan - small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people.
  • Cats Excited To See Their Returning Veteran Humanz

    04/06/2016 5:07:07 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 36 replies
    IMGUR ^ | April 6, 2016 | geoscoot
    Cats excited to see their returning veteran humanz by geoscoot Via IMGUR Made withVideo to GIF "...some heartwarming moments when returning servicemembers are reunited with their feline companions." 5,344 points 353,715 views
  • Don’t laugh: I have a serious reason for raising my cats gender-neutral

    04/05/2016 12:36:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2016 | Lauren R. Taylor
    My new cats were freaking out. In carriers in the back seat of the car, they yowled their displeasure. I reassured them: “Don’t worry boys, we’ll be home soon.” Whoops! I had called them boys, when in fact they were girls. An understandable mistake, as I’ve had cats for about 50 years, and all of them have been male. “I’m going to have to work on using the right pronouns,” I thought. And then another thought: “Why? They’re cats.”
  • Fat Cat Art

    03/25/2016 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Huntress · 17 replies
    FatCatArt ^ | 3/25/16 | Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra the Cat
    http://fatcatart.com/my/?lang=en
  • The Worcester Art Museum's New Exhibit Is All Cats, All the Time

    03/24/2016 12:12:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 3-11-16 | Danny Lewis
    New art exhibit will trace humans' captivation with cats throughout history Thanks to the Internet, it can sometimes seem like cats have taken over every aspect of popular culture. Funny videos and goofy photos may be firmly under their furry paws, but now not even fine art seems to be able to resist their feline allure. Now, Massachusetts' Worcester Art Museum is hosting a new exhibition dedicated to cats in art from ancient Egypt all the way up to the modern day. Cat memes might seem like a modern phenomenon, but the expressive animals have intrigued artists for thousands of...
  • Get out! Luigi the VERY possessive cat fights pug for control of cardboard boxes

    03/19/2016 5:31:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2016 | Francis Scott
    Bandito the pug is thrilled when his owner lays out two empty cardboard boxes on the floor for him to share with his feline friend. But Luigi the cat is not in the sharing mood as can be seen in this amusing video captured in Spain. At first the pair seem to be getting along just fine, but then Luigi wraps his arms around the pug and forces him out of one of the boxes.
  • WATCH: Firefighters Rescue Cats Trapped by High Flood Waters

    03/16/2016 7:51:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    SNIP And that hell became reality for two California felines on Tuesday, when high flood waters left them stranded in trees half-submerged in the Sacramento River. The Front Street Animal Shelter created a ramp that would lead the cats to safety, but they refused to cross. SNIP
  • RIP Cashmere

    03/14/2016 11:03:11 AM PDT · by CottonBall · 157 replies
    3/14/16 | CottonBall
    My sweet little Cashmere passed away today. She was only 9 1/2 years old. She had quit eating starting Friday so by Sunday I was panicking and took her to the emergency vet. She had lost quite a bit of weight already, due to polycystic kidney disease. The vet said we could only get maybe another couple weeks with her with treatment at the clinic, so we decided to end her suffering. She has about the sweetest cat I've ever had. Cautious, shy, the undercat among her brother and sister. I always had to protect her and make sure she...
  • TALKING ANIMALS (CATS, DOGS, GUINEA PIGS & TRUMP!)

    03/10/2016 7:58:20 AM PST · by Hostage · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2015 | Talking Animals
    Ultimate Dog Tease **************************************************** Wet Dog **************************************************** Dog Wants a Kitty **************************************************** Talking Cat Turf War
  • Cat Who Catches Mice at Train Station Gets Promoted

    02/14/2016 4:58:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Komo News ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH 2016
    Felix used to be an everyday cat, just working her day job keeping mice at bay at Huddersfield Station in West Yorkshire, England. She was brought in by First TransPennine Express at only nine weeks old to help take control of the pests in the station and she really grew into the role. After five years of hard work she finally got the promotion she deserves. No longer is she a simple mouse catcher - she is now Senior Pest Controller, complete with the adorable visibility jacket, name tag and authority that goes with the title. Let's hope she uses...
  • Proof your cat loves you FIVE times less than your dog

    01/31/2016 7:33:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/31/2016 | By Lorraine Fisher
    Are you a dog or cat person? Does a dog's eager friendliness make him superior to an elegantly aloof feline, or vice versa? It's a debate that has divided animal lovers for generations. Now a new BBC documentary is seeking to resolve the question by discovering definitively which species has the edge: Britain's eight million cats, or its nine million canines. In Cats Vs Dogs, animal experts Chris Packham and Liz Bonnin team up with scientists and vets to put our two favourite pets to the test in a host of different categories. Think you know which one will win?...
  • The NBA’s Great Cat Mystery

    01/29/2016 3:25:49 AM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Ben Cohen
    Why one determined feline enthusiast has embarked on a quixotic journey to determine which basketball players own--or would consider owning--a pet cat. An otherwise ordinary basketball fan named Alex recognized someone walking into a recent Chicago Bulls game and thought: Wait, is that Dikembe Mutombo? Then something else occurred to him. "I thought about running after him and asking about cats," he said. "I'm really regretting that I didn't." Alex is a 34-year-old radio producer who enjoys cooking, gardening and meditation. He's also the anonymous owner of a website that, somehow, has become a cult hit in basketball circles. It's...
  • Cats better than women, versus claims that dogs are better than men (vanity)

    01/22/2016 7:27:09 PM PST · by Utilizer · 71 replies
    http://freerepublic.com/tag/*/index ^ | Friday January 22, 18:51.13 GMT-0800 2016 | Self
    Ignore the thread link. It only goes to the FR Index page. Got some bad news today. JRandomFreeper has passed away, and that coupled with a good friend and neighbor suddenly passing away last October, I am in need of some relief for the depression this news has brought about. So, in an effort to dispel the gloom and provide an atmosphere for others to take their minds off of the loss of a good FReeper, I present this Oldie-but-Moldy concept. Hope it brings a smile here and there despite the tears. So: === Cats are better than women because:...
  • A mosque for cats? Imam opens his mosque up for the stray felines of Istanbul

    01/19/2016 6:55:20 AM PST · by windcliff · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-19-16 | Helena Horton
    This is to such a great extent that the city has come to be known by some as 'Catstantinople'. While they may be pleasant to look at, the cats don't always have a saucer of food and a warm place to sleep. A kind Imam has decided to remedy this by opening up his mosque to the stray cats and kittens, so they can eat and safely rest their heads away from the perils of the outdoors. Imam Mustafa Efe calls the cats "guests" of the mosque, and they've made themselves quite at home. They sit down on the plush...
  • Cats Can Sleep How They Darn Well Please

    01/07/2016 12:26:55 AM PST · by beaversmom · 38 replies
    IMGUR ^ | January 6, 2016 | BeardedWonder82
    Click here for more fun and awww-full pics. Be sure to click on "Load remaining 8 images" at the end of the series.
  • The Dogs Are Laughing At You: A Dragon Haircut For Cats

    12/24/2015 2:30:13 PM PST · by Utilizer · 74 replies
    Geekologie ^ | June 18, 2015 | unknown poster
    This is Merlin the cat modeling the dragon haircut he got courtesy of the Main Lion Cat Grooming Salon in Bumf*ck Paoli, Pennsylvania (it's behind the Starbucks on Plank Ave). I'm not sure how much the dragon cut costs, but their lion cuts go for $65, so probably somewhere around there. That might sound expensive, but if you live in Paoli, Pennsylvania, I imagine there's literally nothing else to spend your money on except saving up to move you and your cat the hell out of there.
  • 18 Of The Most Awkwardly Sitting Cats You’ve Ever Seen

    12/23/2015 12:51:23 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Petcha ^ | Chrissa Hardy
    When it comes to relaxing in a seated position, these cats are doing it wrong.Written by Chrissa Hardy Just a little people watching on this fine day. Via courageousrobot/Reddit Chrissa Hardy1 month ago 40 5 Cats are masters of relaxation. They can sleep anywhere, and without much else to do during the day, they live in a constant state of chill.Sometimes, though, they take easy livin’ to a whole new level… an extremely awkward level. They think that just because their bods are all bendy and they have nine lives, they can prop themselves in any position sans judgement.Well, cats, prepare...
  • Photos of Cats with Weapons the Latest in Islamic State Youth Propaganda

    12/22/2015 6:44:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 21, 2015 | Mary Chastain
    At least one Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) recruiter has taken to publishing photos of his cat with explosives to attract young people to the cause of jihad. ISIS recruiter uses messages hidden among pictures of kittens https://t.co/nYQeCN8gDX pic.twitter.com/YiKYeLg5ZR — Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) December 20, 2015
  • Playful kitty follows toddler through snow - and then suddenly BODY SLAMS her to the ground [tr]

    12/07/2015 6:05:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 7, 2015 | Kiri Blakeley
    One cat isn't exactly doing anything to dispel the notion that cats are jerks. A woman somewhere in what appears to be Russia uploaded a video on YouTube that will have cat lovers chortling and toddler lovers squawking in outrage. The video has received over 700,000 views in two days. A friendly orange and white tabby is playfully following a toddler in a puffy snowsuit through a field of snow and at first he appears amicable enough, continually rubbing against the little girl and wanting her attention. But when the kitty decided the girl isn't paying him quite the amount...
  • Need some advice on Cats

    12/01/2015 8:04:21 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 148 replies
    About Chartreaux Cats ^ | 1 December 2015 | Various
    Freepers are such good sources of information (with an ocassional goofball mixed in) that I thought I'd reach out to get a little additional advice. Recently, my daughter got a major job promotion which includes a transfer to Japan. One problem with the transfer is that they couldn't take their cat whom my son-in-law, she and our two young grandsons adore.So we offered to take her for the duration of the assignment, probably about one year. She is a wonderful cat, sweet with the boys (doesn't bite or scratch when they get rough with her, just walks away and hides...
  • Cats vs Zombies

    11/25/2015 7:13:12 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/10/15 | Mr. TVcow
    Save the kitten!
  • Police Asked Brussels Residents Not To Tweet About Lockdown, So They Shared Cat Photos Instead

    11/22/2015 3:13:11 PM PST · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    huffington post ^ | 11/22 | fang
    As Brussels authorities continued to impose a lockdown amid an ongoing search for a key suspect in the Paris terrorist attacks and a major terror threat, police on Sunday night asked residents not to post about the lockdown on social media, for fear that terrorists could use information found there to track where people could be gathering or where police could be conducting raids.
  • People need to stop scaring cats with cucumbers, say animal behaviorists

    11/20/2015 12:56:05 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Michael Harthorne
    The new viral craze is apparently scaring cats with cucumbers, because the Internet is a weird place and humans enjoy low-grade animal cruelty as long as it's adorable. But National Geographic reports that we should all maybe not be scaring our cats with cucumbers. According to Upvoted, the first cat-scared-by-cucumber video appears to have been uploaded in May and went viral by July or so. Countless others followed, to the point where Reddit has an entire Cucumbers Scaring Cats community. The idea behind these videos is that if you put a cucumber behind a cat, it'll freak out when it...
  • Is a Robotic Cat the Purr-fect Gift for Your Favorite Elder?

    11/19/2015 1:57:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Reem Nasr
    If a real cat isn't an option for you, this could be a way around that. Toy company Hasbro is offering a new adult toy, Companion Pets, targeted specifically for seniors. The "Joy for All" pets are robotic cats that "look, feel and sound like real cats," Hasbro says. There are three different-colored cats to choose from on the website. All are priced at $99.99.
  • Experts Say Viral Cucumber Prank Can Be Harmful To Cats

    11/19/2015 4:08:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Breitbart News
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) — A viral trend involving placing cucumbers behind cats has been deemed cruel and harmful behavior by some experts.
  • Cats invade G20 summit stage in feline security breach

    11/17/2015 12:15:01 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    The G20 summit had some unexpected feline guests on its main stage on Sunday (November 15) just moments before the leaders of the world's major economies were due to attend an event.
  • Planned Parenthood (Hearts) Money (Talk About Pure Evil)

    11/17/2015 8:44:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Catherine Glenn Foster
    Do you remember a few weeks ago when Planned Parenthood magnanimously offered to forego payment for its "donations" of baby body parts you know, out of the goodness of its heart? Well, maybe its heart is still a few sizes too small, because the abortion giant is still profiting hand over fist from this arrangement. Here's one of the dirty little secrets of abortion dealers: When an abortion is over, the growing baby has not magically disappeared. There's still a little boy or girl lying on a tray or in a machine. Abortion businesses know this. They employ "products of...
  • Why dogs will eat anything, but cats are fussy: Study reveals felines are more sensitive to [tr]

    11/17/2015 5:54:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Cheyenne MacDonald
    Cats have long been notorious for their picky eating habits, but a new study now suggests that humans shouldn't be too quick to dismiss a cat's selective behaviour as finicky. The study from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia found that pickiness may not be the cause of feline food aversions. Instead, the presence of bitter tastes may raise cautionary flags to these carnivores.
  • New insights on the wooden weapons from the Paleolithic site of Schoningen

    10/25/2015 6:07:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Friday, October 23, 2015 | editors
    The Paleolithic site of Schöningen in north-central Germany is famous for the earliest known, completely preserved wooden weapons or artifacts uncovered there by archaeologists under the direction of Dr. Hartmut Thieme between 1994 and 1998 at an open-cast lignite mine. Deposited in organic sediments at a former lakeshore, they were found in combination with the remains of about 16,000 animal bones, including 20 wild horses, whose bones featured numerous butchery marks, including one pelvis that still had a spear protruding from it. The finds are considered evidence that early humans were active hunters with specialized tool kits as early as...
  • Cats Are Neurotic, and Yes, They Want to Kill You: Feline friends never lose their feral instincts

    11/01/2015 7:05:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/31/2015 | Rick Moran
    As I sit in my office writing this, my 2-year-old tabby Spooky is sitting on the edge of my desk eyeing me intently.He is looking right at me with a stare that probably froze the blood of our ancestors 25,000 years ago. Of course, Spooky’s ancestors were quite a bit larger. Still, I have often wondered what is going through a cat’s mind when it stares at you like that. Fifty million years of mammalian evolution, all packed into that tiny, predator brain. Just what is it Spooky is mulling over in his head?According to a new study, cats are...
  • Cats ARE neurotic - and they're probably also trying to work out how to kill you, say researchers

    10/31/2015 8:05:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2015 | Tom Wyke
    They are well loved for their immaculate fluffy coats and unique personalities but new research suggests cats do have a much darker side. A study carried out between the University of Edinburgh and Bronx Zoo compared our beloved domestic cat with its wilder relatives. Compared with the snow leopard, the Scottish wildcat and the African lion, researchers found these larger predators shared similar characteristics of aggression and neurotic behaviour to domestic cats.
  • 22 Dogs Extremely Confused By Cats

    10/30/2015 10:52:06 AM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | Chelsea Marshall
    Will you please tell me why this thing is in my house shouting about squatters rights??
  • Dogs Don't Remember

    03/02/2015 10:55:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 133 replies
    www.psychologytoday.com ^ | May 01, 2010 | by Ira Hyman
    Dogs Don't Remember: Episodic Memory May Distinguish Humans Dogs are wonderful creatures. Our dogs recognize me and are always happy to see me. Dogs are also smart and successful creatures. Our dogs have learned several cute tricks. But dogs (and other non-human animals) are missing something we take for granted: episodic memory. Dogs don't remember what happened yesterday and don't plan for tomorrow. In defining episodic memory, Endel Tulving argued that it is unique to humans. Experience influences all animals. Most mammals and birds can build complex sets of knowledge or semantic memory. You and I also remember the experience...
  • Police Arrest San Jose Cat Thief Caught on Camera, Find Dead Cat In His Car

    10/10/2015 6:45:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 9, 2015 | Gillian Edevane
    A man who was caught on video stealing an orange tabby cat named "Gogo" from a house in San Jose has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty. After receiving many tips from community members, San Jose Police said they arrested Robert Farmer, 24, while he was sleeping in his car. After conducting a search, police say they also found a deceased cat hidden in the vehicle. Police have not yet confirmed that the deceased cat is the same one Farmer was seen taking in the video, and they say they are still investigating whether Farmer is connected with other...
  • Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs

    10/05/2015 7:49:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-04-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs Msgr. Charles Pope • October 4, 2015 • Here at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish in Washington D.C., we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (one day early, on Saturday, Oct 3rd) with the blessing of the animals. Although most folks bring dogs to be blessed, there are usually some cats and a few other animals like ferrets. Once, someone even brought a snake!Over the years, I have shared with the dog owners a list of “Things we can learn from dogs” (see below). When I was growing up, we always...
  • Surveillance Camera Films Man Stealing San Jose Family's Cat

    09/27/2015 11:01:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 | Danielle Latimer and Raji Ramanathan
    A San Jose family was able to identify the man who stole their cat from surveillance camera footage, but they need help finding him. Miroslav Petro & Miriam Petrova were devastated when their 17-year-old cat “Gogo” was stolen from their front yard on Monday. Thanks to their surveillance camera, the family has footage of a thief capturing the cat. Due to the low quality of the video the owners have a very vague description of the thief. A police report was filed and the owners are asking the public to help find the cat and thief.
  • Breeding Sphynx Cats Is Animal Cruelty: Court

    09/26/2015 6:19:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Local ^ | 24 Sep 2015
    A Berlin court has ordered a cat owner to have her hairless Sphynx cat castrated – because it would be animal cruelty to let the naked pet breed. Willi, a Canadian Sphynx, belongs to Berlin cat breeder Jacqueline Linke. True to his breed, Willi is almost completely hairless – a quality that makes Sphynx cats popular choices for those with pet allergies. Despite his questionable appearance, Willi emerged as champion in the 2013 Pedigree Cat Exhibition in Berlin, and has gone on to become a proud father to three naked kittens. However, Willi won't get to pass on his genes...
  • Cats vs Zombies (LoL - caution: some phony blood & gore)

    09/24/2015 8:24:04 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    You tube ^ | Sept. 10, 2015
    Video - Cats vs Zombies
  • Face it, your cat doesn't care about you: Felines don't miss you when you're gone.

    09/03/2015 1:03:32 PM PDT · by dennisw · 159 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 3 September 2015 | Victoria Woollaston
    Dogs and children form a 'secure attachment' to their primary caregivers Researchers wanted to discover if cats formed the same bond They put cats in unusual situations with strangers and recorded reactions Study found that cats don't suffer from separation anxiety like dogs do - and their wailing may instead simply be a sign of frustration Researchers have found that cats don't see their owners as a source of safety and security in the same way dogs do, making them more independent +3 Researchers have found that cats don't see their owners as a source of safety and security in...
  • Owner of Swimming, Hiking Cat: 'We Think He Might Be Part Dog'

    08/30/2015 12:36:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KBOI2 ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Michelle Esteban
    A Renton house cat seems to think he's a dog, and his exploits on local hiking trails is earning him celebrity status online. Move over birds and hikers; there's a new cat in town, and he walks the backcountry trails like any hiking dog would -- like he was born to hike. "We think he might be part dog," said Anna Wilson. His name is Paddington. His parents, Bryan and Anna Wilson, got him at the Seattle Humane Society as a kitten last summer, where they instantly detected his courageous spirit and their connection. "Kittens can be cute and cuddly...
  • German Cat Snuggles, Gently Strokes Snoring Pig

    08/28/2015 10:58:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Ben Hoope
    A German miniature pig owner shared video of one of her prized mini-hogs receiving a naptime snuggle and gentle stroking from the family cat. The video, posted to YouTube by user Nicolle von Eberkopf, shows miniature pig Moritz taking a snore-filled snooze while his feline buddy cuddles him and strokes his face. Nicolle said Moritz often looks after the other animals on their farm, so it was a change of pace to see him being cared for by the cat. "Good friends monitor your sleep!" she wrote in the video's title.
  • Corduroy the Oregon house cat is named world's oldest at 26 (or 120 in cat years)

    08/14/2015 9:57:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | August 14, 2015 | DailyMail.com Reporter
    An Oregon house cat has been named the world's oldest at the ripe old age of 26. Corduroy, a long-haired tabby, has belonged to Ashley Reed Okura of Sisters, Oregon since he was just short of 7-years-old. "The secret has been allowing him to be a cat -- hunting and getting plenty of love!" Okura said in a release put out by Guinness World Records, who certified the record Thursday.