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  • 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 · 47 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...
  • Cat who likes to sit back on a bed and watch TV like a human is VERY unimpressed when his [tr]

    10/25/2017 5:38:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2017 | Liz Dunphy
    This cat likes to slob around in bed while watching his favourite TV show - and he does not take kindly to being disturbed. Owner Ann Baret filmed Bizon the five-year-old Scottish Fold cat sitting upright in bed watching his favourite show on TV in Bulgaria.
  • Ornery cats find a niche

    10/22/2017 2:26:39 PM PDT · by boatbums · 83 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/22/2017
    Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched, or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out. He was perfect for the job. Because at the "Working Cats" program, no manners is no problem. Philadelphia's Animal Care and Control Team established the program about four years ago to place unadoptable cats - the biters and the skittish, the swatters and the ones who won't use a litter box - into jobs as mousers at barns or stables. The shelter recently expanded the program to move cats that were less-than-ideal pets into urban jobs...
  • These wild, free and totally adorable sand kittens are finally spotted in nature

    10/07/2017 7:07:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies ^ | October 06, 2017 11:30 AM | Joshua Tehee
    The fluffy-eared, big-eyed felines are adorable, and they don’t seem to age. They are forever kittens. And while photos of the wild cats have been widely shared online, the cats have been surprisingly hard to find in the wild. Until now. ... Add to that, sand cats tend to live in tough wilderness, places where researchers must endure high temperatures and the occasional sandstorm. Because the animal is so hard to track, assessing populations has been difficult, according to Mother Nature Network. The species is believed to be extinct in Israel, for example, though a litter was born at the...
  • Things We Can Learn from Dogs and Cats

    10/05/2017 8:23:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-04-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Things We Can Learn from Dogs and Cats Msgr. Charles Pope • October 4, 2017 • Here at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish in Washington, D.C., we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the blessing of the animals. Although most folks bring dogs to be blessed, there are usually some who bring cats and a few other animals like ferrets. Once, someone even brought a snake!In the past I have shared a list of things we can learn from dogs. When I was growing up, we always had a dog, so although I did not compose the...
  • Parasite Linked with Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Diseases, Epilepsy, and Cancer

    09/14/2017 5:55:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    About a third of the world’s population is chronically infected with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that about 11% of the U.S. population aged 6 years and over is infected with the parasite, while in other countries the infection rate has been shown to be up to 95%. Researchers from 16 institutions across the U.S., Canada, England, Scotland, and Australia have now analyzed genetic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data from infected individuals, and from studies in cell cultures, to link T. gondii infection with a number of brain disorders,...
  • Animal Lover Takes in 40 Stray Miami Beach Cats as Hurricane Irma Approaches

    09/09/2017 12:54:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 | BRITTANY SHAMMAS
    With the monstrous Hurricane Irma just days away, much of Miami Beach heeded mandatory evacuation orders from officials and headed out. But some of the Beach's smallest residents — the hundreds of feral cats who call the island home — have no way out. So this week, animal lover Mary Garcia began scooping them up one by one and taking them home. She stocked up on cat food and kennels, and cleared out two rooms in her house in inland Miami-Dade County. By Thursday, she had taken in 40 cats. She jokes that her home has become an "animal hostel."...
  • St. Francis’ Feast Day and the Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs

    10/04/2016 7:45:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-03-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    St. Francis’ Feast Day and the Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs Msgr. Charles Pope • October 3, 2016 • Here at Holy Comforter-St Cyprian Parish in Washington, D.C., we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the blessing of the animals. Although most folks bring dogs to be blessed, there are usually some who bring 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.” When I was growing up, we always...
  • Cats rescued from La Vita Bella nursing home at center of viral Hurricane Harvey photo

    08/30/2017 10:11:49 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-30-2017 | Keri Blakinger
    The seven cats living at the flooded Dickinson nursing home that sparked a viral image over the weekend are now dry and happily rescued, just like their owners. "They're all safe and sound," said Timothy McIntosh, whose mother-in-law owns the waterlogged La Vita Bella facility. On Sunday, as rains pounded the small Galveston County town, the low-lying facility that was home to 15 elderly patients battling dementia flooded, leaving the residents inundated. A picture of the patients - and one of their cats - sitting in shoulder-deep water started making rounds on the Twitter after owner Trudy Lampson sent it...