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  • 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 ^ | August 14, 2015 | 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 · 18 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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

    04/28/2015 9:10:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Contending that modern automobiles contain computer programs that entail trade secrets and are too complex to be touched by do-it-yourself car buffs, the General Motors Corporation is urging the government to make unauthorized auto repair illegal. It wont take an Act of Congress to accomplish this objective. A mere reinterpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) would do the trick. GM spokesman Lee Hunsacker asserted that letting just anyone look under the hood is archaic in our day and age. What if they mess something up? The victims of any subsequent crashes will sue us. We are the deep-pocket...
  • Deadly canine flu strikes Ohio: What you need to do to protect your pet

    04/21/2015 1:10:24 PM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies ^ | 4/14/2015
    A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine says the virus has sickened at least 1,000 dogs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, and some veterinarians worry it could easily spread to other areas of the country. Recent tests from the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have identified the strain as H3N2. Clinical assistant professor Keith Poulsen says it's not yet known how effective current vaccines are against this strain, which is believed...
  • Move over Grumpy Cat! Frowning feline Pompous Albert becomes latest Instagram star thanks [tr]

    04/06/2015 5:56:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2015 | Maybelle Morgan
    Move over Grumpy Cat - the latest sourpuss to become an internet sensation is scowling feline Pompous Albert. The grey cat with tufty hair and a permanent frown, from Salt Lake City, has already racked up a remarkable 44.1K followers on Instagram. Albert, who's a Selkirk Rex cat, was also named after his famous lookalike - Albert Einstein, thanks to his wild locks, which are a trademark of his breed.
  • Jerk Cats Stealing Pizza Because Nothing Is Safe

    03/27/2015 7:13:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Everyone has a friend who says they don't want any pizza when everyone is pitching in for an order, but is "famished all of a sudden and will only eat a slice" as soon as the boxes full of delicious, cheesy magic arrive. Cats are always that friend. You give them a home, buy them food you can't even eat and then they get their paws all over your dinner. The worst part is cats are amazing, and they are extra cute trying to be stealthy stealing pizza. It's a horrible tradition and it should never stop. Check out the...
  • Cat Owner Instant Karma (video)

    03/23/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 15, 2015 | LiveLeak
    Cat Owner Instant Karma
  • Nevada Bill Would Allow Sick Pets to Use Medical Marijuana

    03/18/2015 10:16:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 17, 2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.</p>
  • Furious cat stalks over to owner and takes a swipe after she uses cat-to-human translator app [tr]

    03/09/2015 1:44:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2015 | Jake Polden
    If you like the idea of having a conversation with your pet cat then you better look away now. Flam, a cat in Nashville, Tennessee, may well be the first of its kind to have had a conversation with a human being. But sadly, as documented on video, the little chat didn't go down that well with the feline.
  • A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island' (Photos)

    03/03/2015 6:12:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 3, 2015 | Alan Taylor
    Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village. Cats outnumber humans six to one on the island. Recently becoming popular online, tiny Aoshima has seen a steep rise in tourist visits, overwhelming the handful of permanent residents.
  • When You See What These Big Cats Are Doing Youll Realize Theyre Just Cats.

    03/02/2015 8:06:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Life Buzz ^ | 3-2-15 | Amanda-staff
    There's nothing in this world that your cat loves more than the giant box in your basement - not even you. For a cat, a box can serve as a rip-roaring good time, a place to safely descend into sweet slumber, or as temple of solitude when humans are being utterly insufferable. In fact, boxes are so pleasing to felines, even the big ones like to get their box on.
  • Cats' Roundtable Radio Program -- 3/1/2015

    03/01/2015 8:31:01 AM PST · by 9thLife · 1 replies
    Am 970 The Answer ^ | Sunday March 1, 2015 | John Catsimatidis
    Guests Cats' Roundtable national edition 9:00AM schumer: Senator Charles Schumer is the senior United States Senator from New York, a Democrat. First elected in 1998 by a margin of 55%44%. Schumer was re-elected in 2004 by a margin of 71%24% and in 2010 by a margin of 66%33%. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Schumer served in the US House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999, representing New York's 16th congressional district, Manhattan. A native of Brooklyn and graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly, serving from...
  • Foxs Greg Gutfeld Will Host New Weekend Show, Leave Red Eye

    02/28/2015 1:50:28 AM PST · by rhinohunter · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5:45 pm, February 26th, 2015 | by Josh Feldman
    Fox News host Greg Gutfeld will be developing a new weekend program for the cable news network with a bit of an edge to it, with a whimsical nature and political satire. Fox announced the new show for Gutfeld, currently in development, in a press release today. Fox News EVP of Programming Bill Shine said, We are confident that Gutfelds distinct perspective and knack for humor will start a valuable dialogue and be a refreshing addition to the weekend line-up. The show, Fox says, will focus on his strong libertarian values and social commentary. However, this new role for Gutfeld...
  • Japanese Company Fills Offices with Cats to Help Employees Unwind and Improve Productivity

    02/25/2015 8:13:46 AM PST · by Abathar · 32 replies
    Oddity Central ^ | 1/13/2015 | Sumitra
    In a cramped city like Tokyo, where owning a pet is a luxury and most apartments have strict no-pets policies, its hard for cat lovers to spend quality time with their favorite animals. In response, cat cafs have cropped up all over the city, where people get to sip delicious beverages while petting a purring kitty. But even that doesnt come close to having a cat in your own home, because the time spent with the furry creatures is quite limited. Thats why a Japanese company has come up with a great idea to get its employees to interact with...
  • The John Cats Roundtable 2/22/15 (podcast interviews Rudy, among others) [not kitty thread]

    02/22/2015 7:40:27 AM PST · by 9thLife · 1 replies
    The Cats Roundtable ^ | 2/22/15 | John Catsimatidis
    Guests American Sniper trial Rikki Klieman is a television anchor, legal analyst, trial attorney, actor and best-selling author. She has earned a sterling reputation as one of the nations most celebrated lawyers and legal authorities. Rikki is a Contributor/Legal Analyst for CBS This Morning. She has also appears as a legal analyst on NBCs Nightly News, CBS Evening News, ABC, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC. Her best autobiography is entitled, Fairy Tales Can Come True How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny, which reached the L.A. Times Best Seller List. Rikki is married to William Bratton, former chief of the...
  • What is your cat IQ?

    02/07/2015 8:51:13 AM PST · by paolop · 25 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | ItsAWhat
    Not all Hollywood stars are left wing nuts!
  • Cats smuggled from China buried alive in Vietnam

    02/06/2015 4:40:19 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Feb. 04, 2015 | Agence France-Presse in Hanoi
    Vietnamese authorities have buried thousands of seized cats many believed to have been alive at the time that were smuggled from China to feed the illegal cat meat trade. A truck carrying three tons of live cats crammed into bamboo crates was impounded in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, on Tuesday. On Wednesday a police officer said they had been buried in accordance with Vietnamese law on smuggled goods.
  • Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Ladens Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide

    12/13/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 67 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 13, 2014 | Lily Dane
    .... Di-Natale provided coverage of the [Osama bin Laden] raid's aftermath, including an exclusive interview with Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped U.S. agents verify Bin Laden's presence, and who remains imprisoned in Pakistan to this day. Di-Natale notably reported from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound in the aftermath of the US raid, and is known for chiseling out a brick from the compound: Call me a conspiracy theorist, but when I heard about Di-Natale's death, the first thing that popped into my mind was this: Who killed him? It isn't that far-fetched to suspect foul play when a journalist...
  • Why DO cats love boxes? Scientists say it could be predatory behaviour

    02/04/2015 6:35:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Large boxes, shoe boxes, and even just items that look like boxes cats, it seems, can't resist squeezing into cardboard spaces. Scientists say they haven't fully understood why our feline friends have an affinity for boxes, but they have a number of theories. The most popular is that cats are instinctively drawn to boxes because they offer security and shelter from predators while they stalk their prey.
  • Boston Terrier nurses orphan kittens

    01/27/2015 12:29:30 PM PST · by aomagrat · 20 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 26 January 2015 | Brooke Holden
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WMBF) - A Lowcountry woman got quite the surprise when her Boston Terrier began nursing orphan kittens. Shannon Williams said her daughter found the litter of kittens in the woods behind their home in Mount Pleasant. After bringing the litter inside, Memory, her 5-year-old Boston Terrier, began nurturing and cuddling with the days-old kittens. We laid the kittens on a dog bed, and [Memory] cuddled with them, Williams recalled. Meanwhile, Williams went to the pet supply store for milk replacement. She said she didn't need the supplement long, One week later, [Memory's] milk came in. Memory had...
  • The Basic Difference Between Doga and Cats

    01/25/2015 8:09:31 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 32 replies Priceless
  • Cats Are Finally Getting Geneticists' Attention

    01/24/2015 3:27:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    January 15, 2015 ^ | January 15, 2015 | Carl Engelking
    Consumer doggie DNA testing is old hat at this point, having been around since 2007. But cat-lovers who wish to decipher their pet's breed are out of luck -- no such tests exist for felines. That fact reflects the state of the underlying science. Since the first full dog genome was sequenced ten years ago, geneticists have identified hundreds of genes behind canine diseases and physical traits. By comparison, just a handful of such genes have been identified in cats. But a group of geneticists is working to close this gap by sequencing 99 domestic cats. This week the researchers...
  • Cat Issue

    01/21/2015 7:50:19 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 69 replies
    We had a serious cat issue tonight, and I'd like to post this so that others can avoid it. As some of you know, we acquired two young cats over the past couple of weeks. They've adjusted really well - they are male siblings; but something happened tonight. A friend of ours, another Cat person, gave us a bag of toys for the cats. There were lots of nice toys in there, but one of them was a very small, very silky mouse - small enough to fit into a cat's mouth (about an inch long). "They" make cat toys...
  • Cat cafe offers a place to snuggle, with reservations

    01/18/2015 12:21:42 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/15/2016 | William Grimes
    MADELINE WEINSTEIN was reaching for the top of the shelves at Meow Parlour, New Yorks new cat cafe, going for the ultimate prize: Roger, the most antisocial animal in the place. Down below, on floor level, nine other cats roamed, batting at toys, leaping exuberantly, bumping heads affectionately against the outstretched hands of customers. Roger remained aloof.
  • Mango the Supermarket Cat

    01/16/2015 4:19:14 PM PST · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Mango the cat who made a local supermarket his second home four years ago, has now many fans and admirers. He came to a Tesco store in Tiverton, Devon one day and decided to make it his second home.