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  • 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 canprop 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 Schningen 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.
  • Fossils reveal felines drove 40 species of canines to extinction after arriving in North [tr]

    08/13/2015 6:14:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2015 | Jack Millner
    You may think your dog has an irrational hatred of cats, but their instinct to chase felines out of their territory might be more reasonable than you think. Fossils have revealed the two species have a rocky past after the introduction of cats to the Americas had a devastating effect on the continent's species of wild dogs. In fact, it is thought that competition from cats caused up to 40 species of dog to become extinct in the region millions of years ago.
  • Why do kittens have vertical pupils?

    08/09/2015 9:31:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    dailytimes.com.pk ^ | Aug. 10, 2015
    Pupils' shape and size can reveal whether your kitten is a hunter or the hunted, research shows, Zee News reports. The study also said that species with pupils that are vertical slits are more likely to be ambush predators that are active both day and night. "For species that are active both night and day, like domestic cats, slit pupils provide the dynamic range needed to help them see in dim light yet not get blinded by the midday sun," said lead researcher Martin Banks, professor of optometry at University of California-Berkeley. The vertical slits of domestic cats and...
  • There Are More CatsThan There are Republican Presidential Candidates, Fed Up With Cat Colony

    08/07/2015 9:48:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    KFOR ^ | ADAM SNIDER | AUGUST 6, 2015
    There are more catsthan there are Republican presidential candidates, Neighbors fed up with cat colonyOne Norman neighborhood is reportedly the cats meow, with residents claiming wild felines are running amok. Theres a lot of cats now, said Nathan Hobbs. There are more cats in this neighborhood, than there are Republican presidential candidates. Its a problem Nathan says has really heated up this summer. While Santa Claus has Donner, Dancer, and PrancerNathan has his own team. Theres big gray, theres little gray, theres TFC, said Hobbs. Youve got ring tail one, ring tail two, ring tail threecouple tabbies, and that giant...
  • 2000-Year-Old Cat Paw Prints Discovered on Tile

    07/31/2015 12:45:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    news.discovery.com ^ | Jul 30, 2015 01:26 PM ET | by Rossella Lorenzi
    The cat paw print on the Roman roof tile. David Rice ================================================================================================================== Paw prints made by a cat 2,000 years ago have been found on a Roman roof tile kept at a museum in south west England. Dug up in Gloucester in 1969, the tile fragment had long lain unnoticed at Gloucester City Museum. Only recently, a researcher spotted the cats paw on the tile while going through the finds from the 1969 archaeological excavation. At that time the archaeologists seem to have been more interested in digging things up than looking at what they found, David Rice, curator at...
  • OMG! Cat Picks a Fight With the Wrong Squid

    07/21/2015 3:56:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    HLN ^ | 7/21
    While trying to get some dinner, a cat got its just desserts after picking on the wrong squid. In this crazy video, it first appears that the mischievous kitty has the upper hand on its prey. With feline claws and definitely a size advantage, it dips into a pool with the cephalopod. But surprise for the cat because the squid just attaches itself right onto its hunter, turning the tables of the food pyramid. Unable to see because of a face full of tentacles, the regretful cat stumbles backward and all around. And while the cat is eventually able to...
  • Feline Massacre: Australia Unveils Plan to Kill Two Million Feral Cats

    07/21/2015 12:08:57 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 68 replies
    VICE News ^ | 07/16/2015 | VICE News
    The Australian government intends to eliminate two million feral cats by the end of the decade, Environment Minister Greg Hunt announced on Thursday, waging a war on hordes of felines that are said to be the single biggest threat to many of the country's native species. "By 2020, I want to see two million feral cats culled, five new islands and 10 new mainland areas as safe havens, free of feral cats, and control measures applied across 10 million hectares," Hunt declared. Millions of feral cats roam around the continent, and scientists say that they are a primary factor behind...
  • Monterey Cat Dies in Rare Rabies Case

    07/11/2015 8:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | Claudia Melndez Salinas
    Public officials are reminding animal owners to vaccinate their pets in the wake of a confirmed rabies case. A cat in the city of Monterey that became aggressive and later died was confirmed by health authorities to have been infected with rabies, only the second laboratory-confirmed case in at least 30 years. Its difficult to determine how animals get rabies, and health officials are now focused on the health of the family where the animal lived, Monterey County Health Officer Edward Moreno said. Our priority when we find an animal that has rabies is to identify humans that may have...
  • Are Cats Really Wild Animals? Experts clash over whether they count as a domesticated species.

    07/07/2015 7:14:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 85 replies
    Slate ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Grimm
    The other night, before my wife and I put our 2-year-old twins to bed, she began reading them one of their favorite books, Where the Wild Things Are. Juliet, in Dalmatian pajamas, asked, Mommy, where are the wild things? My wife glanced over at our gray-and-white tabby curled up on a chair nearby. Well, she said, Jaspers a wild thing. Juliet looked incredulous. Jaspers not a wild thing, she said. Hes a cat! The dispute is understandable. Though cats have lived with us for nearly 10,000 years and are the worlds most popular pet, experts disagree about whether theyre actually...
  • Science finally tells us how cats want to be petted

    07/01/2015 6:14:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | Sadie Dingfelder
    How should you pet your cat? Its a question thats stumped pet owners for centuries, but science now has an answer. Here's what a team of researchers from the University of Lincoln in the UK found, in graphical form: Yes, thats right. Cats do not like being stroked at the base of their tail -- at least, that was the case for most of the 54 cats in this study, and another, smaller study on the topic. Thats sort of a cat erogenous zone, and petting may overstimulate it, the researchers posit.
  • Romanian company hires cat as communications director

    06/21/2015 10:09:27 AM PDT · by Dragonfly · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2015 | Tom Wyke
    Hes the purr-fect employee: Company in Bucharest hires a CAT as communications director. And it earns more than a typical Romanian Bossy beat off the competition of 700 other applicants for the top job The fluffy feline was appointed after the company said it was impressed by his attitude Bossy will reportedly receive a salary equivalent to 110 a month plus bonuses By TOM WYKE FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 12:22 EST, 9 June 2015 | UPDATED: 06:45 EST, 10 June 2015 With the competition for jobs fiercer than ever, the director of communications position at a new start up was always...
  • Can you speak CAT? How to decode a moggie's body language

    06/15/2015 6:53:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 15 June 2015 | David Derbyshire for the Daily Mail
    Doing the rounds on social media is a picture that explains the difference between dogs and cats. A dog is shown looking desperate to please, over the words: These people feed me, shelter me and love me . . . They must be gods. Next to him is a cat with the comment: These people feed me, shelter me and love me . . . I must be a god. And there, in a nutshell, is everything you need to know about the two species. Dogs are pack animals, eager to please and desperate to be adored. Cats are not....
  • Study: Cat Parasite Tied To Schizophrenia, Mental Illnesses

    06/05/2015 8:12:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | June 5, 2015 9:14 AM | Benjamin Fearnow
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) Coming into close contact with cats can spread a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) also dubbed the cat poop parasite which are linked to schizophrenia and other mental disorders that affect humans. The cat-carried parasite is the most common in developed countries and can infect any warm-blooded species, according to the Schizophrenia Bulletin. Although most humans dont suffer any symptoms from the widespread parasite, it can cause the illness T. gondii, which is linked to weeks of flu-like symptoms, blindness and even death, CBS News reports. Two new studies have now linked the...
  • Stamford Man Calls 911 After 4 Hour Standoff With Aggressive Cat

    06/04/2015 1:57:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    CBS NY ^ | June 4, 2015 | Staff
    You said a cat? That was the response a 9/11 operator had when a Stamford man called 9/11 Wednesday to report his cat was attacking him.
  • South Korean man arrested for slaughtering 600 cats

    05/30/2015 8:38:32 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Shim
    BUSAN, South Korea, May 21 (UPI) -- A South Korean man was arrested for slaughtering 600 stray cats and selling the meat for medicinal soups. The man, identified only by the surname Jeong, was taken into custody in May for violating South Korea's animal protection laws, reported Yonhap on Thursday. Jeong, who is in his 50s, said he sold the meat to traditional Korean health care centers claiming the meat could be used in soups to treat arthritis. South Korea's Chosun TV reported Jeong employed a brutal method of butchering the cats. After trapping the cat, he would throw...
  • Rescue Cat Mama Nursing Her 8 Kittens: 7 Calico Girls, 1 Boy [video]

    05/17/2015 1:06:28 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    LoveMeow ^ | Apr 06, 2015
    This rescue momma cat is nursing her 8 kittens: 7 calico girls and 1 boy. The mother was grey and all the babies came out calico colored! The only boy in the litter is the black and white one with the goatee, said Rachel, the foster mom. She was found outside feral with a litter of kittens she could not take care of, Rachel said. The cat mama was having a hard time caring for all 8 kittens and needed some help to raise her babies. All kittens in the litter survived! she added.
  • Stray Dog Adopts Tiny Kitten After Losing Her Own Puppies [2 videos]

    05/16/2015 11:56:22 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies
    LoveMeow ^ | Apr 03, 2015
    A stray dog adopted an orphan kitten after losing her litter of puppies. They were discovered in a roadside ditch on March 17. The dog couldnt let her baby out of her sight. The unlikely pair were rescued and taken to the Mercy Animal Clinic in Garland, Texas. The little baby kitten, less than 10 days old, has been nursing on the dog mama for milk. They named them Pittie and Kitty. [Scroll down for videos] Each morning and when I go in to get Kitty for a feeding she is usually snuggled with Pittie, said Dr. Rick Hamlin. Every...
  • Noisier than a washing machine, the cat with the loudest purr in the world: [tr]

    05/13/2015 6:50:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2015 | Paul Harris
    IT starts with a warble, a little like a creature calling out in the jungle. Then it turns to a rumble, like a train approaching from afar, or the sound of someone revving a single-cylinder motorbike in the distance. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Er no. Its Merlin, the worlds loudest moggy. With a growl that can drown out the noise of a dishwasher, he has just secured a Guinness World Record for the domestic cat with the highest decibel-rated purr. It officially peaked at an impressive 67.8dB about the same as the sound of a...
  • Cat Timelapse

    05/10/2015 12:23:33 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 40 replies
    IMGUR ^ | May 10, 2015 | Ashortername
    Timelapse of sunworshipping pussy cats: View post on imgur.com