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  • How Cats Evolved to Win the Internet

    10/17/2016 9:33:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 15, 2016 | Abigail Tucker
    Like many people, I needed a cat photo for my personal website. Lulu did the trick. She was puffy, orange and belonged to the ex-roommate of my sister’s boyfriend. Lulu — whose nickname is Luyoncé — vamped obligingly, and Lulu’s owner soon decided that her budding cat model required an Instagram account. That was just over six months ago. My website’s traffic has languished, but Lulu now commands nearly 40,000 Instagram followers. “Be the cute you wish to see in this world,” one post says. In another, she gloats from the bottom of a laundry hamper.
  • Tubby Tabby in New Hampshire Gaining National Attention

    10/01/2016 11:20:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    One tubby tabby cat has guests at a New Hampshire hotel ordering extra room service. The Best Western Silver Fox in Waterville Valley has a fat cat causing some folks to want to come back for another visit. Logan, is 8-years-old and 31 pounds, which is about triple the weight of an average cat. His owner says he loves hogging the attention and the meals of his brothers and sisters. "He has a funny little habit of licking each bowl, and then going back to his. I told you he's kind of a character," says Susan Brunvand, Logan's owner.
  • Where Your Cat Goes May Blow Your Mind [3+ minute video via You Tube]

    09/28/2016 1:45:32 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 42 replies
    Nat Geo via You Tube ^ | August 8, 2014 | Nat Geo
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  • Should I adopt a cat with feline leukemia

    09/26/2016 6:26:30 AM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 55 replies
    9/26/16 | Me
    I recently lost my cat and have been thinking of getting another one. My niece, who is a vet, works with a cat rescue group that has a one year old female kitty with feline leukemia that they have been trying to find a home for and are even willing to waive the adoption fee in order to place her. So my question is directed to anyone here who has ever had a cat with feline leukemia. How long did your cat live with the disease, how was its quality of life, did you have to administer medication on a...

    09/22/2016 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Einherjar · 30 replies
    You’ve heard of ancient Egyptian cats. But Viking cats? Scientists studying cat DNA say that they found cat remains at a Viking site dating to between the eighth and eleventh century A.D. in northern Germany.
  • Kill unwanted stray cats and keep the rest indoors, says US academic

    09/21/2016 5:53:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 20, 2016 | Patrick Sawer
    It is not a suggestion that is likely to go down well with millions of cat lovers. An American academic has recommended that all stray felines should be eradicated unless they can be found a home, because of the huge numbers of birds they kill. Not only that, but Dr Peter Marra, the director of the Smithsonian migratory bird centre in Washington, says all domestic cats should be kept indoors or on a lead to stop the “devastating impact” they have on wildlife.
  • How cats conquered the world (and a few Viking ships)

    09/21/2016 5:10:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    Nature,com ^ | 20 September 2016 | Ewen Callaway
    First large-scale study of ancient feline DNA charts domestication in Near East and Egypt and the global spread of house cats. Thousands of years before cats came to dominate Internet culture, they swept through ancient Eurasia and Africa carried by early farmers, ancient mariners and even Vikings, finds the first large-scale look at ancient-cat DNA. The study, presented at a conference on 15 September, sequenced DNA from more than 200 cats that lived between about 15,000 years ago and the eighteenth century ad. Researchers know little about cat domestication, and there is active debate over whether the house cat (Felis...
  • Foul Play Suspected As Cats Disappear In Arlington [TX]

    09/08/2016 1:59:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    DFW CBS LOCAL ^ | 10 Sept 2016 | By Gilma Avalos
    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A dozen neighborhood cats have recently died or disappeared in downtown Arlington, and many business owners are turning to police for help because they suspect foul play. “These cats of Main Street had a home,” said Sarah Hughes, who works nearby. A long row of white crosses covers two streets along Main Street in Arlington. Each cross represents a feral cat that has either gone missing or has been found dead in recent weeks. Hughes stopped next to a cross with the word “missing” crossed out. It has been replaced with “R.I.P.” “This was one of our...
  • After Bel Mooney revealed how her dog came to her after death:Can dead pets really come back. .

    08/26/2016 6:17:02 PM PDT · by fella · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 August 2016
    Do the animals we’ve loved and lost truly leave us? Earlier this week, Bel Mooney told of her grief at losing her dog, Bonnie, and how, at her lowest ebb, she felt Bonnie come back to her. In response, dozens of you responded with stories of signs from the after-life from dearly beloved pets . . . Eight years ago, I had a lovely black cat called Nevil. One afternoon a lady knocked on my door and told me she had run over my cat. For two weeks I was truly devastated. One night I could not sleep and went...
  • Macavity: The Mystery Cat -- Never Found at the Scene of the Crime

    08/19/2016 8:24:55 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 26 replies
    The Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot (1939) is one of most creative and fun collections of poetry ever written in the English tongue. With splendid illustrations by Edward Gorey, the book is very short -- only 56 pages. The genius of this collection of 15 playful poems on the adventures of anthropromophic cats is that Eliot beautifully describes the many "personalities" of cats -- and humans, for that matter.  Reading this is a cat lover's must. These poems are part of our culture already: they inspired the Broadway musical CATS, for instance.  And the...
  • Maine Coon Cats/Vanity for the cat folks Just got this photo layout on Maine Coon Cats. Majestic is an understatement! Kitty Freepers enjoy,,,,others too
  • Kitten Summer Games

    08/05/2016 4:59:40 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 9 replies
    The Hallmark Channel | 8/05/16 | Me
    The Kitten Summer Games begins tonight at 8:00 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel
  • Obama-Backed Solar Plant INCINERATED 1,145 Birds Last Year

    08/01/2016 6:08:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-1-16 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    The Ivanpah solar plant in Southern California killed 6,185 birds in 2015. That includes burning about 1,145 birds with the intense heat coming off its many mirrored heliostat panels, according to a recent report on the government-backed solar project. An audit of how many birds and bats Ivanpah kills every year found “there were an estimated 2500 fatalities from known causes and 3686 fatalities from unknown causes” last year. Of the known fatalities, nearly 46 percent were killed by the intense, concentrated heat used to generate electricity. Western EcoSystems Technology, the firm auditing Ivanpah, estimated about 1,145 dead birds have...
  • It’s a real cat fight: Larry and Palmerston square off in Downing Street as their bitter [tr]

    08/01/2016 6:40:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2016 | Alex Matthews
    The feisty feline feud between the pets of Westminster continues to rage as the cats clashed in another violent showdown. Downing Street is no stranger to seeing egos battle it out for supremacy, but usually with a war of words than of claws and teeth. However, in recent weeks the epicentre of British politics has played host to running battles between Larry the Downing Street cat and his arch-nemesis Palmerston, who belongs to staff at the Foreign Office.
  • Third cat in town: Now the Treasury recruits 'greedy' Gladstone to chase out the mice [tr]

    07/29/2016 5:56:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 29, 2016 | Matt Dathan
    A third cat has joined Whitehall's increasing team of mousers with the arrival of Gladstone at the Treasury. The 18-month black moggie - who wears a red ribbon around his neck - is described as 'greedy' and an animal with 'catitude' - stoking fears he will join the increasingly bitter turf war between No 10's Larry and Palmerston from the Foreign Office. Like his new neighbours, Gladstone was recruited from Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, where he was called Timmy.
  • The feline fight for Downing Street: Larry and Palmerston face-off to be the top cat of No 10

    07/28/2016 6:27:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 27, 2016 | Thomas Burrows
    Eye balling one another across Downing Street like two boxers in a ring, the simmering feline feud between Larry and Palmerston shows no sign of abating. The two cats faced off today in their ongoing battle to be top cat in the corridors of power. Lorry, the Downing Street cat, made a triumphant return to the corridors of power on Monday after a bruising bout with his arch enemy from the Foreign Office last week. That scuffle saw the brown and white tabby suffer an injured right paw following a feisty brawl with Palmerston.
  • He's a scaredy cat! Ginger feline cowers in fear as two GIANT rats have vicious fight in Thai [tr]

    07/14/2016 6:26:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 14, 2016 | Harriett Mallinson
    This cat may need to work on its hunting skills. The alarmed moggy was spotted keeping its distance as it watched a fight between two huge rats that were almost as big as him. Vile footage from what is believed to be a kitchen in Thailand shows the wary cat remaining apathetic as the rodents tussle furiously on the floor in front of him.
  • Ocelot Steals My Socks!

    07/05/2016 11:20:05 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 15 replies
    uuu-tuuumdbe! ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | "Brave Wilderness"
    On this special Breaking Trail Outtake, Coyote's new friend the Ocelot steals his socks! In an attempt to recover his last dry pair of Wigwams, a classic tug-of-war ensues with this feisty jungle cat. Who will win the battle? Well you’ll just have to watch to find out! Get ready Coyote, an Ocelot just stole your socks! Ocelot’s have a wide range stretching from Argentina to Texas and while they have fairly healthy populations in the topics they are extremely elusive and rarely seen by humans. There has never been another video like this and we feel so extremely fortunate...
  • Missing Cat Found Living Just Down the Block for Over 2 Years, But No Happy Reunion in Sight

    06/30/2016 1:40:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    One cat. Two families. And, a whole lot of mystery about what happened over the past two and a half years. One woman said her cat went missing in September of 2013. Another woman said a cat was begging to come into her home at exactly the same time. She and her husband let it in and kept the cat for two and a half years, claiming they couldn’t locate the owner. Meanwhile, the original owner has been living three doors away from the cat and never knew it all this time Joey is the Himalayan cat at the center...
  • 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.

    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 ^ | 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
  • 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...

    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 · 35 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*/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 — 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...