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  • Pizza Hut Hired This Cat To Work In One Of Their Stores In Japan. This Is What He Does.

    08/30/2014 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    This is just hilarious. I’ve watched it four times already and still can’t stop laughing. I guess the biggest question I have is how do you come up with such a brilliant idea? Yes, I am jealous. So, the video was shared with us by Reddit user nomer2 under the title This cat was hired to work at pizza hut in japan. This is his job.
  • What Are Animals Thinking? (Hint: More Than You Suspect)

    08/28/2014 7:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jeffrey Kluger
    The mind of an animal is a far richer, more complex thing than most people know — as a new TIME book reveals.Let’s be honest, you’d probably rather die than wake up tomorrow morning and find out you’d turned into an animal. Dying, after all, is inevitable, and there’s even a certain dignity to it: Shakespeare did it, Einstein did it, Galileo and Washington and Twain all did it. And you, someone who was born a human and will live your life as a human, will end your life that way too. But living that life as an animal —...
  • Schrödinger's cat caught on quantum film

    08/27/2014 7:37:18 PM PDT · by Sparklite · 68 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 27 August 2014 | Penny Sarchet
    Schrödinger's cat is the poster child for quantum weirdness. Now it has been immortalised in a portrait created by one of the theory's strangest consequences: quantum entanglement. These images were generated using a cat stencil and entangled photons. The really spooky part is that the photons used to generate the image never interacted with the stencil, while the photons that illuminated the stencil were never seen by the camera.
  • 'I Can Haz Islamic State Plz': Isis propaganda on Twitter turns to kittens and lolspeak

    08/22/2014 9:09:12 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    The Independent [UK] | Thursday 21 August 2014 | James Vincent
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  • Dog Saves Life of Newborn Kitten, Now Like Siblings

    08/22/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | SARAH FIGALORA
    Opie and Spilka’s partner, James Roode, were on a walk around their neighborhood in Ontario, Canada, last August when Opie heard a squeak coming from the bushes. Opie led Roode to a newborn kitten pinned underneath a log, and the dog continued to cry and whine until his owner took the shirt off of his back to pick up the kitten and carry the injured animal inside. A year later, Opie and Roscoe now lead adorable lives as the best of animal friends.
  • Dramatic Studio Portraits of Big Cats by NatGeo Photographer Vincent J Musi

    08/22/2014 2:28:39 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    petapixel ^ | August 22,2014 | DL Cade
    National Geographic‘s Vincent J Musi will quite literally do whatever it takes to get the animal portrait he’s looking for, including kneeling in urine while singing Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat?” to a growling Snow Leopard… hand gestures included.
  • Stray Cat Problem: What Would You Do?

    08/20/2014 10:39:50 AM PDT · by jespasinthru · 123 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/20/2014 | jespasinthru
  • Suki the Agility Cat Will Amaze You

    08/19/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    Halopets ^ | Unknown | Caroline Golon
    Dogs aren’t the only animals that can amaze and delight with their agility skills. Suki, a two-year-old cat in the Czech Republic, has been running agility courses since she was just a kitten.
  • Jewel Eyed Cat in Peru (Pic via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 10:51:18 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    Reddit via Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | fuzzybearcow
  • Happy girl, unhappy "uni-cat" (Pic via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 10:58:52 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Reddit via Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | vanillamasala
  • Funny cat walking across "bridge" (gif via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 16 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | ricebowlinseoul
    Link via Imgur
  • The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke For Pets

    08/17/2014 12:18:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 86 replies
    Though the dangers secondhand smoke poses to humans are well documented and understood, many smokers still subject their pets to these hazards on a daily basis. It is becoming increasingly apparent, however, that doing so puts our furry friends in harm's way as much as it does us. As recently as 2006, the Surgeon General's Annual Report stated that secondhand smoke puts pets at risk, and numerous professional organizations have issued statements encouraging pet owners to keep their homes smoke-free for the benefit of their animals. If you're considering quitting smoking but need a bit more motivation, think of the health benefits...
  • 100 Tuxedo Cats Left at Shelter

    08/16/2014 1:00:56 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 80 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Newser Editors
    If you're partial to black and white "tuxedo" cats, an animal shelter in Novato, Calif., would like to talk. It seems someone has dropped off more than 100 of the cats over the last 18 months. The last dropoff occurred Monday, when a car pulled up to the Marin Humane Society and left behind three boxes with 24 cats. It was the fourth such occurrence in the last 18 months. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that all the cats, which range in age from kitten to full-grown, appeared to be in good health, with no fleas or diseases. The unidentified...
  • A ‘purr-fect’ day to adopt a black cat (Aug 17th)

    08/16/2014 12:29:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Sleek, majestic, playful and cuddly—what’s not to like about a black cat? This Sunday, Aug. 17, is National Black Cat Appreciation Day, a time to recognize the fine features of these felines and to encourage the adoption of black cats. A black cat is not a specific breed. The Cat Fanciers Association allows solid black coloring in 22 of its recognized breeds. The only breed with all-black felines is the Bombay, produced by mating a Burmese with a black American shorthair.
  • Mother, Daughter Trapped by Aggressive House Cat

    08/15/2014 10:44:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    10News ^ | Aug 12, 2014
    Officers got into a standoff with an enraged cat early Tuesday morning after it allegedly trapped its owners in the bedroom of their Chula Vista home. According to Chula Vista police, a woman and her adult daughter called 911 at about 4 a.m. to report that they had barricaded themselves inside a bedroom in the 4000 block of Neptune Court because their cat would not let them out. They told emergency dispatchers that when they tried to exit the room, the cat became furious. Officers responded and tried coaxing the cat, named "Cuppy," by softly calling it, until it eventually...
  • The Feline Uprising Is Upon Us

    08/15/2014 10:32:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jessica Roy
    The feline uprising is upon us, and to be fair, it's about damn time. Our cat companions have suffered for too long at the hands of the internet, as we rush to monetize their every move. Have you ever stopped and considered the fact that maybe they don't want to be internet famous? While we continue to ignore their right to privacy, cats across the nation are rising up against their owners to say: We're mad as hell, and we're not gonna take it anymore, and also, meow, please give us more dry food. Earlier this year, a 20-pound cat...
  • Soldiers reunited with dogs and cats they rescued in Afghanistan

    08/15/2014 2:36:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    KDVR ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | CNN Wire
    When a litter of puppies was born on the base where Caba served, the animals provided just the relief he needed. But a few months later, the soldiers’ tour was coming to an end. Determined not to leave the dogs behind, they searched for a way to get them to America. That’s when Caba was connected with Nowzad Dogs. Since 2007, the organization has reunited hundreds of soldiers with the stray dogs and cats they rescued while serving on the front lines. The group’s shelter and clinic in Kabul are staffed by 14 Afghan nationals, four of whom are trained...
  • 23 silly cat tongues to rule them all [photos]

    08/14/2014 12:34:41 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 60 replies
    MNN ^ | Jun 23, 2014
    Catching them with their jaws down It's a phenomenon that cat enthusiasts eagerly await — the moment when a beloved feline lets down its guard and allows its tiny pink tongue to hang absent-mindedly out of its mouth. This often happens when the kitty is deep in sleep (as seen above) or following a fastidious licking bath (below), but one thing everyone knows for certain is that the longer the tongue stays out the kitty's mouth, the more magical (and hilarious) the moment becomes. Sometimes these silly moments only last a couple seconds, so the cat's human inevitably makes a...
  • Vote for your favorite Kitty video - The Friskies

    08/13/2014 6:28:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Every vote kitty food will be donated to less fortunate cats.
  • The Best of Bobo Cat and the Vacuum Cleaner (Compilation)

    08/13/2014 4:19:02 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    The Best of Bobo Cat and the Vacuum Cleaner (Compilation)
  • Butterscotch the cat no longer has head stuck in bird feeder

    08/12/2014 12:01:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 9, 2014 | CBCnews
    Butterscotch, the Brandon cat with a bird feeder stuck on his head, has been caught and is no longer wearing the bird feeder that has been stuck on his head for about the last two weeks. BALA, the Brandon and Area Lost Animals group that has been trying to trap the feline, posted Saturday on its Facebook page that Butterscotch is safe. The group said Butterscotch is being checked out by the Grand Valley Animal Clinic and he's in good shape. The posting said while Butterscotch was in the trap, he broke the bird feeder, "exposing his handsome face to...
  • How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi

    08/10/2014 8:37:05 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 55 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 08.08.14 6:30 am | By Andy Greenberg
    How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi It appears that cannot be posted per their copyright complaint. Ignore the clickable link, it only points back to the FR index page... The link has more info... and a few pics. :)
  • Cat owners, celebrate International Cat Day (Dog day is Aug 26)

    08/08/2014 11:39:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN
    It's International Cat Day, feline lovers. Time to celebrate those furry friends. According to the website Days of the Year, about 500 million cats are scurrying around the world. And dog lovers - your day is Aug. 26.
  • Much Improved, Dramatic Video gif of Great Tiger Attack

    08/06/2014 12:21:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Google Plus ^ | August 4, 2014 | Staff
    Yesterday, I posted a YouTube video that had spawned the gif of the tiger attack you see below. For some reason the video was terribly disappointing and I felt that way, too. But had thought the video would be superior to a simple gif. Today, reading a commenter's disappointment totally agreed with him as I've expressed here below. Hopefully you'll all enjoy the gif and never bother to seethe video it originated from. I wouldn't, couldn't disagree with you. I first saw the famed tiger attack as a gif (here below much more dramatic than the video could ever be)and...
  • Vet uses overdose reversal drug to revive kitten

    08/05/2014 11:50:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    EXTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania veterinarian has used an overdose reversal drug to save a kitten that had been given heroin. Police said Tuesday they arrested the suburban Philadelphia man who abused the cat.
  • Tiger Attack: The Full Video & Behind the Attack!

    08/05/2014 3:46:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | Uploaded on Jul 23, 2010 | WildFilmsIndia
    This is THE famous Tiger Attack video! A tiger attacked forest rangers in Kaziranga National Park, in the north-east of India, in 2004. This is the story of what actually happened that day, including an Interview with forest ranger R. K. Das. You've seen this video on Google Video ever since Wilderness Films India Ltd. launched its content on the site, in December 2005. Due to widespread compromises to our IPR, we decided to withdraw the video from the internet. We're now back on the internet, with Youtube, and the world now gets to see our viral videos and other...
  • A Man and His Cat

    08/04/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUGUST 1, 2014 | TIM KREIDER
    I LIVED with the same cat for 19 years — by far the longest relationship of my adult life. Under common law, this cat was my wife. I fell asleep at night with the warm, pleasant weight of the cat on my chest. The first thing I saw on most mornings was the foreshortened paw of the cat retreating slowly from my face and her baleful crescent glare informing me that it was Cat Food Time. As I often told her, in a mellow, resonant, Barry White voice: “There is no luuve … like the luuve that exists … between...
  • This year’s Algonquin hotel cat fashion show has a Broadway theme [w/pix]

    08/04/2014 12:38:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 2 Aug 2014 | Siam Goorwich
    The Algonquin Hotel’s cat fashion show is the hottest ticket in New York – even Tara the hero cat will be there. If you thought cat fashion shows were just a joke from Anchorman you’re wrong. Not only do they actually exist, but the world’s premiere cat fashion show is taking place today at the Algonquin Hotel in New York.The show is hosted by Matilda, the Algonquin’s in-house feline, and raises funds for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s animals.The event is a cat-lovers dream, and not only features high-end kitties modelling the latest feline fashions by Ada Nieves for pets,...
  • Prayers for Fredd

    08/03/2014 9:37:02 PM PDT · by freekitty · 45 replies
    Fredd | August 3, 2014 | freekitty
    Prayers for Fredd, canine companion of freeper ColdOne fractured his foot and is visiting the vet. Please say a prayer for Fredd. We are all hoping he will be just fine. Let us know, ColdOne how he is doing.
  • First Caturday: Chill With Your Feline in Dolores Park This Weekend

    08/03/2014 10:33:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | David Mariuz
    Your cat can haz fun in the sun at what is expected to be a massive meeting of felines and their human counterparts at Dolores Park this Saturday. Now we could be wrong, but it appears that this is the first time San Franciscans have organized such a cat convergence, better known as First Caturday. Needless to say, if you have cat allergies, this might be a good day to visit those friends you've been meaning to see in the far East Bay. First Caturday starts at 2 p.m. sharp, and for the following three hours, cats will have free...
  • Rescue Cat Saves Family's Home From Massive Fire

    08/03/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Mashable ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Jenny Ryall
    SYDNEY — A newly-adopted cat has been credited with saving the home of its new family. Tilly, a tabby, alerted her owner Matt Clayton to a fire in the roof of the family home in Melbourne, Australia. As he was leaving for work later than usual, Tilly refused to move out of his way. Instead she starred at the ceiling, purring repeatedly. There was a silent, odourless fire in the roof but traces of danger were hidden. At Tilly's insistence, Matt gently touched a down-light and smoke came billowing out. He said the straw insulation would have caught alight and...
  • Hundreds of Cats Take Over Island in New York

    08/02/2014 11:10:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Tonawanda Island is overrun with forgotten felines.They might not have a council or a conch, but cats have completely taken over an island in the middle of the Niagara River in New York. Locals estimate that Tonawanda Island now has hundreds of abandoned and feral cats roaming its shores. People don't live on the 85-acre island year-round, but the cats now do. Word about the cat population has apparently spread because people will come to the island specifically to drop off their unwanted feline friends. "They're throughout the whole island," Mike Charnock, the owner of the Shores Waterfront Restaurant &...
  • Group says saboteur is preventing rescue of cat with head stuck in bird feeder

    08/02/2014 8:40:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Times Colonist ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | The Canadian Press
    BRANDON, Man. - Searchers who have been trying to rescue a cat with a bird feeder stuck on its head in Manitoba say their efforts to trap the hapless animal are being sabotaged. The Brandon and Area Lost Animals group began setting out traps over a week ago after the cat, nicknamed Butterscotch, was spotted with the feeder on its head in a Brandon neighbourhood. The cat couldn't be easily captured because it could see out of one eye and was still able to run, and even jump, to evade the rescuers. The group set traps, but says a man...
  • Foster care, new homes needed for soldiers' pets left behind

    08/02/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes h/t Ace of Spades ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | Rodger Mullen
    Garcia has her hands full. But when a soldier friend needed someone to give a temporary home to her German shepherd, Garcia didn't hesitate to help. "Taking on a German shepherd, I was like, 'Oh, this is going to be interesting,'" Garcia said. In the weeks since she assumed temporary care of Kaiser, the 7-year-old German shepherd has become like part of the family for Garcia. As soon as her friend gets settled at her new assignment in Florida, however, Garcia will turn the dog back over to his owner. In a military community like Fayetteville, the issue of what...
  • We Chat With the Founder of Tumblr Hit "Confused Cats Against Feminism" [w/LOLcat pix]

    08/01/2014 12:42:12 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    Catster ^ | Jul 31st 2014 | Maeve Connor
    When I first saw the Women Against Feminism Tumblr, I could feel my blood pressure rise. It's a collection of pictures of women holding up signs about why they don't need feminism based on completely inaccurate ideas about what feminism is. They have reasons relating to needing help opening jars and enjoying shaving their legs which have almost nothing to do with the feminist movement and show a complete lack of awareness of how they, and all women, have benefited from it.Enter David Futrelle, the man behind We Hunted the Mammoth, a blog that wittily tracks misogyny on the internet....
  • "Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - my first country song [mega-vanity]

    07/31/2014 1:05:12 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 173 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 7/31/14 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    After a great deal of hard work and numerous cuss words I've finally recorded my first song. The song is titled "Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely," and I don't think that I can add much to that. If you like country music, or even if you don't, I'd appreciate if you'd give it a listen and give me your honest opinion. (Yes, I know what I'm in for by saying that, and no, no Butthurt Report Form will be necessary.) A few quick notes: 1) When I registered with ASCAP "Slings and Arrows" was taken, so...
  • If I fits, I sits: 18 photos that prove cats can get comfortable anywhere

    07/31/2014 11:28:30 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    MNN ^ | Jun 24, 2014 | Laura Moss
    Cats have a knack for squeezing themselves into tiny spaces and curling up for what can often appear to be an uncomfortable nap. It's the well-known cat philosophy of "If I fits, I sits." From boxes and baskets to cups and cartons, here are 18 photos of kitties getting comfy in curious spots.
  • Kitten kung fu attacks a ceramic cat. (video only)

    07/29/2014 9:38:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies ^ | 7-29-2014 | karpalo77
    This kitten is evidently not a fan of strangers in the house, and she knows a few kung fu moves to put some fear into the... ceramic cat. Although it's unlikely the ceramic cat will fight back, it doesn't stop this brave kitten from putting on a fight.
  • Confused Cats Against Feminism: Feline Views on Gender Equality

    07/28/2014 11:00:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 28 July 2014 | Bim Adewunmi
    Anti-feminist blogs have been getting a lot of attention recently, as all manner of people take to the internet to explain why they just don’t need it. But right now it’s not people who are leading the debate – it’s cats SNIP Women Against Feminism was set up last summer and has gained a lot of attention in the past few weeks. On the Tumblr site [sample content: “The very name ‘feminism’ is discriminatory … To say that only through women can equal rights be claimed is like saying that only through black people can people have rights”], there are...
  • Video: Lioness Attacks Saudi TV Star Lujain Omran During Show (Ramadan Show)

    07/28/2014 8:13:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014
    Was presenting programme on Sama Dubai TV when incident occuredA Ramadan TV programme nearly turned into a tragedy after a lioness featured on the programme attacked the host. Well known Saudi MBC TV presenter Lujain Omran was presenting a programme on Sama Dubai TV when the incident occured. The lioness leaps onto the host and drops her to the floor before other TV crew come to the terrified host’s rescue, Emarat Al Youm, who carried the video, reported.
  • Meet Shoko the Pirate Cat, the Sweetest Little Peg-Leg Kitten [w/pix, videos]

    07/28/2014 5:38:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    Catster ^ | Jul 28th 2014 | Phillip Mlynar
    She has only 3 fully formed legs because of a birth defect, she's named after an "Adventure Time" character -- and she's a terror on tissue rolls. --- Today's Monday Miracle is Shoko the Pirate, a peg-legged kitten who was scooped up from a foster situation after a pet store in Connecticut deemed her damaged goods. Despite her dinky fourth paw, Shoko still manages to hop and skip around with a playful verve -- and also seems to be cultivating a burgeoning portfolio of wrecked toilet rolls. Asked about the backstory to Shoko's shortened leg, her owner Lux Alptraum says,...
  • Florida Cat Dials 911 And Gets Adopted

    07/26/2014 3:25:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Care 2 ^ | July 25, 2014 | Cherise Udell
    Zeke, the cat, apparently had enough of being at a homeless animal shelter. The clever cat got on the phone and dialed 911. According to ABC news, after 911 was dialed and no one responded to the dispatcher queries, the call was disconnected. But then the emergency worker called back to make sure there wasn’t a real problem. The staff member went to the office to investigate and there she found handsome Zeke lounging across the phone with the handset off the hook. He, of course, was blissfully unaware of the hubbub he had just caused. His quirky story was...
  • Cat Euthanasia Rate Drops Dramatically in Philly

    07/26/2014 7:14:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Fiedler
    Those who run the city's animal control shelter say more cat foster parents are helping save feline lives. Cat euthanasia was down by 50 percent last month at The Animal Care and Control Team, the nonprofit that manages Philadelphia's animal control shelter, compared with June of 2013. "For kittens alone we actually saw a decrease of 72 percent," said Sue Cosby, executive director.
  • Bengal tiger discovered locked up in abandoned house in Mexico

    07/25/2014 2:42:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Mexican authorities searching an abandoned house were left stunned when they discovered a Bengal tiger locked in a cage. Police officers, who found the endangered animal after a tip-off from a member of the public, say it is a “complete mystery” how the tiger got there.
  • Ever Considered Adopting an Older or Disabled Cat? You Will After Seeing These Comics

    07/24/2014 7:40:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Catster ^ | July 24, 2014 | Chris Hall
    A New York cartoonist named Brittney creates touching comic strips from the point of view of cats who often get overlooked in the shelter. I really think you should take home the animal you fall in love with, regardless of physical qualities or age. An animal is going to love you unconditionally, so why put conditions on them?
  • This guy knows where your cat lives… and he has a website to prove it

    07/24/2014 1:18:00 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Wednesday 23 Jul 2014 | Stephen Marr
    It is either the funniest thing on the internet, or the creepiest, but one thing is for certain: a guy called Owen Mundy knows where your cat lives.No matter where you are in the world, if you have posted a photo of your feline friend on social media, chances are Professor Mundy’s supercomputer has captured it, collated it, and pinpointed your location.Professor Mundy combines art, design and computer programming in his addictive site – simply titled - highlighting our obsession with cats and the trends of the internet.On his website, Mundy reveals that there are 15 million photos tagged with the...
  • Watch this Video, Feed Cats in Shelters

    07/20/2014 10:43:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | July 18, 2014 | Erin McCarthy
    Grumpy Cat, Oskar the Blind Cat (and his buddy Klaus), Hamilton the Hipster Cat, and Nala Cat have teamed up with Friskies on a new song and video, "Cat Summer," in honor of their late friend Colonel Meow. Watch as Oskar enjoys the sprinklers on a slip 'n slide, Hamilton and Nala disrupt a game of croquet, and Grumpy Cat looks grumpy despite sitting in a pot of beautiful flowers—and know that you're doing it for a good cause: For every view through September 1, Friskies will donate one meal of its Grillers dry cat food to shelters across the...
  • This pets interrupting yoga video is what the internet was made for

    07/20/2014 1:25:56 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | Siam Goorwich
    The internet is full of pets and also full of people doing showy-off yoga (Hilaria Balwin et al, we’re looking at you), and now the two have been hilariously brought together in video form. As anyone who owns a cat or dog will know, as soon as you try to do anything except lavish attention on them, they are overcome with jealousy and do all they can to sabotage it. And, while it’s deeply frustrating when your cat sits on your laptop’s keyboard, and just straight creepy when your dog insists on staring at you and your partner doing the...
  • Ninja barn cats

    07/17/2014 7:23:31 AM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Craigslist ^ | July 13, 2014 | Unknown
    Sometimes, you just have to be honest enough to admit when you need help. I am finally willing to admit defeat in my war against the on-going squirrel/mouse/vole/gopher apocalypse, and start a search for highly qualified, experienced SEAL/Green Beret/Ranger/ Pararescue barn cats. My front yard looks like the post Shock and Awe postcards from Baghdad, and there are more tunnels than the Viet Cong dug. The sound of rodent laughter keeps me awake at night.
  • San Rafael 'Cat Daddy' leaves $800,000 to care for cats

    07/17/2014 2:50:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Mercury News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Nels Johnson
    A San Rafael real estate attorney with a passion for felines left the bulk of his $1 million estate to the Marin Humane Society for the care of cats. When 63-year-old Brian Russell Kirchoff of San Rafael died after suffering a heart attack in 2013, he left a six-page handwritten will delegating administration of his estate to county probate officials. Following the sale of his Alpine Street home, along with his Porsche and other assets, and payment of all debts, the document says that "any cash proceeds left shall be donated to the Marin Humane Society for the express benefit...