Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,494
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: kittyping

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Abandoned kitten saved by loving retired guard dog [w/pix]

    04/17/2014 10:18:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    Kitty Army ^ | 4/12/14
    Lorrie R. and her family live near a heavily wooded park that is behind a train station and a very busy highway in south Florida. Every morning, they take out their very large Akita, Lily, there for a walk. Despite the highway and trains, the park is a refuge for many birds and animals. Unfortunately, it’s also the place where other people dump their pets. In recent months, Lorrie have discovered 5 animals in the park and find birds in distress. One day, They were out for a usual walk with her dog Lily, she said. ‘I heard a loud...
  • Surrendered “smelly cat” finally finds new home [kitteh has serious gas problem]

    04/16/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 65 replies
    Cat Time ^ | April 10th, 2014 | DogTime
    Cats are surrendered to animal shelters due to any number of owner complaints: clawing up the furniture, fighting with other pets, not liking the owner’s new baby. But for black-and-white Domestic Shorthair Lenny, who was rescued from a Rochester, New York, park in February and brought to the Scottsville Veterinary Hospital & Adoptions shelter, finding a forever home is something that eluded him for a very unusual reason. Lenny is one gassy kitty. Shelter staff thought they’d found a wonderful home for Lenny last month, but after only two days with his new family, they were back at the adoption...
  • 10 Cats Who Love Easter Peeps!

    04/16/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT · by Gefn · 19 replies
    I Can Has Cheezeburger ^ | 4/16/2014 | I Can Has Cheezeburger
    While we enjoy the marshmallow variety, these kitties enjoy the real thing. Enjoy!
  • "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat

    04/15/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 13, 2014 | Katherine Trendacosta
    "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat This video might just contain all the answers to life. Three cats are given a single piece of meat, and while two cats play tug of war, the third just starts gnawing at the center. That's some impressive problem solving. The two bigger cats are stuck in a live re-enactment of Newton's Third Law, while the third tries to get in on the action. Props to the smallest cat for eventually realizing that it's better to just eat what it can rather than try to beat the others...
  • Check Out These Very Bad Cats

    04/13/2014 6:27:41 PM PDT · by OneVike · 57 replies
    For all you cat lovers, this is for you. I'm sure you have your own bad cat stories to tell.
  • Cat Puts Kibosh on Guitar Solo

    04/13/2014 5:51:12 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 8, 2014 | Eddie Van Kitteh
    Abyssinian decides it's time for pats, not solos, and then gets kind of snippy about it.
  • 57 Gorgeous Cats With Heterochromia Iridum [photo gallery]

    04/13/2014 12:37:51 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | August 8, 2012 | Summer Anne Burton
    These cats have eyes that are each a different color, a condition commonly referred to as “odd-eyed,” or, scientifically, “Heterochromia Iridum.” These special kitties may be odd, but they’re also some of the most beautiful and magical-looking creatures on the planet.
  • These cats dyed and groomed to resemble lions and tigers look pretty livid [w/pix]

    04/10/2014 10:16:18 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 10 Apr 2014 | Martha de Lacey
    Let sleeping dogs lie, they say. But perhaps they should also have said something about not painting cats to look like flowerbeds. And they should have said it really loudly while in New Jersey, where the world’s largest (and most bonkers) pet-grooming summit has just taken place. Some 2,000 moggies entered Intergroom, in which they were transformed into exotic creations including lions, tigers, birds and, er, wild flowers. And they do not look very happy about it.
  • Drug may help feline fans with allergies own cats [w/video]

    04/10/2014 10:38:31 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    KOAT TV [Albuquerque] ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Anna Velasquez
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A breakthrough study on cat allergies is being conducted in Albuquerque. -snip- Tolber is studying a product which calms down allergic reactions by allowing the immune system to be more tolerant to the cat allergen. Plus the shots are far less frequent than traditional shot treatments. “There (are) four different injections as opposed to the usual build-up which takes 40 to 50 injections and then has to be maintained for several years,” said Tolber. The product, called Catpad, is not yet FDA-approved, but it has been studied before. Now, more research is going on to test its safety...
  • Monday Snuggles.. (kittah and pitbull)

    04/07/2014 4:14:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Monday Snuggles.. (kittah and pitbull)
  • Happy Birthday Grumpy Cat! Friskies To Throw Big Party For Internet Sensation In NYC

    04/05/2014 1:14:36 PM PDT · by digger48 · 27 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 4, 2014
    NEW YORK (WLNY) – One of the biggest Internet sensations of all time, Grumpy Cat, stopped by The Couch on Friday to celebrate her second birthday. Friskies Party Mix is throwing a big party for Grumpy Cat in the city on April 29, Grumpy Cat’s owner, Tabatha Bundesen, said. Fans can enter for a chance to attend the party by taking an Instagram of themselves with their own cat while sporting their best grumpy face. The picture must be posted with the hashtag #1MMGrumpyFrowns before April 9. Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, rose to fame after Tabatha’s...
  • Obamacare Will Also Cost You More On Veterinarian Visits

    04/04/2014 3:18:53 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 37 replies
    GodfatherPolitics.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | unknown
    By now, we all know that the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. Health care and insurance premiums have skyrocketed and we are all facing $2,000-$4,000 in tax increases. The number of uninsured Americans is also climbing while the number of doctors practicing medicine is declining. But did you know that the Affordable Car Act – aka Obamacare – will also cost you more when you take your pets to the vet? According to the Heritage Foundation, a newly released IRS rule states that a 2.3% device tax will be levied on most medical devices before they leave the...
  • 25 Year Old Phoebe Could Be World’s Oldest Living Cat

    04/04/2014 3:40:04 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    When Phoebe’s human rescued her, she wasn’t expected to live for long because of her poor health, but Caroline took her in anyway along with her brother. Phoebe has way outlived what people expected of her. She will celebrate her 25th birthday next August, is in the process of being titled the world’s oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of Records.
  • How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

    04/03/2014 4:37:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2012 | Kathleen McAuliffe
    No one would accuse Jaroslav Flegr of being a conformist. A self-described “sloppy dresser,” the 53-year-old Czech scientist has the contemplative air of someone habitually lost in thought, and his still-youthful, square-jawed face is framed by frizzy red hair that encircles his head like a ring of fire. Certainly Flegr’s thinking is jarringly unconventional. Starting in the early 1990s, he began to suspect that a single-celled parasite in the protozoan family was subtly manipulating his personality, causing him to behave in strange, often self-destructive ways. And if it was messing with his mind, he reasoned, it was probably doing the...
  • Lessons in cuddling: Pit bulls and tabby cat show us how it's done [photos]

    04/03/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    MNN ^ | Mar 25, 2014 | Jaymi Heimbuch
    Sabrina Paige has just about the cutest trio of pets on Instagram, and her avid followers are proof that we all love a good cuddle session among dogs and cats. Located in Washington, D.C, Paige picked up photography as a hobby as she volunteered to photograph adoptable pets at a local animal shelter when she lived in New York City. She received positive and encouraging feedback about her images, and so got more serious about photography. And who better to be models than her adorable brindle dog Skyler, her tabby cat Willie Nelson, and the beautiful grey pit bull Blue....
  • 'We gave our sofa to a charity shop - with our missing CAT hiding in it'

    04/02/2014 11:00:22 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 30 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 2 April 2014 | Lizzie Parry
    He disappeared for five days embarking on a 17-mile trip, leaving his owners distraught. When Crockett the cat went missing Pauline and Bill Lowe desperately hoped he would return to their Essex home. But the couple, both 66, never imagined just what their treasured pet had been up to. For the adventurous grey tabby had indulged in a little sofa surfing, getting trapped inside an old three-seater destined for the charity shop.
  • The Cutest Moments With adopted Kitten Nikita [video]

    04/02/2014 9:19:39 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    1. Click the link 2. ? 3. PROFIT!
  • Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats

    04/02/2014 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | n/a | n/a
    Musicians and fans of the metal music community often get a bad rap because of their dark, gruff and tattooed looks. The adorable set of photos published in Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett sets out to change all that by getting accomplished metal musicians to pose with their feline friends and show off their softer sides. The people posing in these photos represent bands with names that are anything but cuddly – Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Skeletonwitch and Lightning Swords Of Death. But despite these fearsome band names and their black leather, spikes, tattoos and muscles, it’s clear...
  • Spot the predator: Would YOU be able to tell if a snow leopard was stalking you?

    04/01/2014 10:19:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    mail online ^ | Paul Donnelley
    FULL TITLE: Spot the predator: Would YOU be able to tell if a snow leopard was stalking you? Try to find the animal in these photographs These rare photographs of wild snow leopards reveal just why the elusive animal is so hard to spot. Pictured strolling across the face of a mountain, the endangered big cat is barely visible against a background of rock and shale. Experienced wildlife photographer David Jenkins, 41, braved temperatures of over minus 20 degrees centigrade in an effort to get a glimpse of the creature. Scroll down for video But after two weeks enduring the...
  • A Husky Grooming a Cat ..... and then there's the Pomeranian

    04/01/2014 6:45:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Oh dear Lord .....
  • Viking Kitties Laid Off, to be Replaced with Fleet of Drones

    04/01/2014 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 95 replies
    4/1/2014 | Admin Moderator
    The Free Republic moderator staff today announced a major shakeup in the staffing at FR - no longer will the Viking Kitties be called upon to finish off trolls. "We decided that we should embrace 21st Century Technology instead of just getting all Medieval on trolls" Admin Moderator was quoted as saying. "Yeah, drones aren't cute and cuddly when not frying trolls, but you don't have to scoop the litterbox with drones." "We did extensive field testing of Chaotic Moon drones on Sidebar Moderator. They worked swimmingly and put Sidebar on the deck every time, although he hasn't quite been...
  • SEE IT: Mother cat takes two premature Chihuahua puppies into litter [video]

    03/31/2014 9:26:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 28, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    A mother's love truly has no bounds. A loving Siamese cat has taken in two prematurely born Chihuahua puppies to nurse as her own after they were discarded by their mother. The gray and white cat named Nessy didn't bat an eye when vets at the SPCA Adoption Center in Titusville, Fla., introduced her existing litter to the two preemies born Tuesday. "We took the puppies to see if she'd like them and she loved them," SPCA coordinator Debra Cantwell told WTSP.
  • Purrfessional Resumé

    03/31/2014 4:10:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 03.31.14 | Cole and Marmalade
    Purrfessional Resumé
  • Let's All Give Black Cats the Love They Deserve!

    03/27/2014 9:02:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 66 replies
    Did a black cat cross your path? Well, you're in luck because your life is about to get awesome! Our paw-some Black_Friday users are all about the preservation and celebration of the sadly misunderstood black cats and helping the world see how beautiful these sleek and chic felines truly are. We want to give a special thanks to them for helping us create this fun and informative list to share with all of you! The Ancient World Understood the Godliness of Black Cats By Unknown Egyptians worshipped the goddess Bastet, who was believed to be the protector of The Lower...
  • 20 Fun Facts About Our Mysterious Feline Friends

    03/25/2014 12:02:47 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | March 24, 2014 | Erin McCarthy
    Cats aren't exactly open books. In fact, they're downright mysterious. Here are a few facts about the elusive housecat that even ailurophiles (cat lovers) might find surprising.
  • Hilarious!! Is This The Best Commercial Ever Made? Wait Until You See The End!!

    03/24/2014 6:32:35 PM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Petflow.com ^ | Unknown | None
    Just a funny pet-centric commercial for late in the day.
  • Cats that Look Like Hitler

    03/24/2014 9:10:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
          More at Reaganite Republican...      
  • This Japanese chewing gum may haunt your dreams

    03/23/2014 3:40:20 PM PDT · by Gefn · 30 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 3/22/2014 | Caroline Westbrook
    We're willing to bet you've never seen a chewing gum commercial quite like this.
  • Italy's first 'cat café' opens in Turin

    03/23/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 25 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | 21 Mar 2014 11:25 GMT+01:00
    Cat lovers will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee among their feline friends when Italy’s first ‘cat café’ opens in the northern Italian city of Turin on Saturday. MiaGola Café, or ‘Café Miaow’, is the latest in a concept that started in Japan and has spread to Europe. Patrons to the café on Via Amendola will also be able to enjoy specialities from the Piedmont region and a “sense of wellbeing” as their furry friends weave in between chairs, La Stampa reported. Experts say that hearing the purr of the cat and caressing its soft fur can relieve...
  • Why Do 16th-Century Manuscripts Show Cats With Flaming Backpacks?

    03/23/2014 5:31:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 44 replies
    nationalgeographic. ^ | March 10, 2014 | Brad Scriber
    A series of 16th-century manuscripts that have been making waves on the Internet look like a Monty Python version of the Renaissance: They show cats outfitted with flaming backpacks, attacking castles and villages. But the illustrations are legit. They're intended to show how cats and birds could in theory be used to set fire to a besieged city, according to a University of Pennsylvania scholar. Mitch Fraas, scholar in residence at the University of Pennsylvania—the university digitized the manuscripts last year—says that the drawings are from artillery manuals and are accompanied by notes explaining how to use animals as incendiary...
  • Cats and dogs fight for beds and sofa - Funny animal compilation (new stuff)

    03/21/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Cats and dogs fight for beds and sofa - Funny animal compilation (new stuff)
  • Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell" Star to Meet Oregon Hostage Cat

    03/20/2014 4:30:03 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    The large cat that attacked a baby and trapped an Oregon family in a bedroom touched off an Internet uproar that worries Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell." Cats don't become ferocious felines that turn on their families for no reason, says the cat behavior expert, who is heading to Portland soon to work with the 4-year-old part-Himalayan pet named Lux. Galaxy will film the visit for his show's fifth season, which
  • 10 Strangest Cat Behaviors Explained

    03/19/2014 11:41:55 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies
    Vet Street via Yahoo! Shine ^ | 3/19/14 | Laura Cross
    There's no denying that cats are excellent companions, but sometimes they do something that leaves you scratching your head in total confusion. Yet it's these special behaviors, like affectionate head-butting and their penchant for cardboard boxes, that make us love them so much. To help you better understand your elusive feline, we rounded up 10 cat behaviors that people commonly consider mysterious. You'll find that many of these habits aren't weird at all for cats - they're normal.
  • Beautiful Peaceful Kittens

    03/18/2014 4:11:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | DrNworb
    Beautiful Peaceful Kittens
  • Robot plays table tennis against world champion Timo Boll and you'll never guess who wins

    03/15/2014 9:51:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    Mirror.UK ^ | Mar 11, 2014 13:08 | Simon Keegan
    The world table tennis champ pings his pong against the world's niftiest robot - watch the amazing video http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/kuka-robot-versus-timo-boll-3229053
  • It’s a kitten that gobbles like a turkey [video]

    03/15/2014 9:26:52 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 15 Mar 2014
    An animal welfare centre in Florida has rescued a kitten that makes an adorable clucking noise when it eats. Because the three-month-old kitten sounds so much like a barnyard fowl, Orange County Animal Services have appropriately named her Turkey. A video uploaded to YouTube shows the black cat gobbling up a tin of food. The kitten is now up for adoption and the animal centre hope her unusual meow, or gobble, can help her stand out from the crowd.
  • 15 Dogs and Cats at a Toga Party

    03/14/2014 11:28:59 PM PDT · by Gefn · 25 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 03/15/2013
    Pictures of 15 dogs and cats dressed up for the Ides of March.
  • Jarvis the Cross-Eyed Cat Storms the Internet [w/pix, video]

    03/14/2014 4:19:35 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    ABC News Via Yahoo! ^ | Mar 13, 2014
    Oakland resident Daria Kelly never thought the near-death kitten she first spotted at the city's animal services shelter five years ago would become a viral star, but that is exactly what has happened to one Jarvis P. Weasley. Jarvis, named by Kelly after a rock star and a "Harry Potter" character, is the latest feline to sweep the Internet, thanks to his adorable cross-eyed look.
  • Santa Fe Shelter Offers ‘Barn Cats’ For Adoption

    03/13/2014 11:37:04 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    Animal shelters often place domesticated cats and dogs in homes. Now, Santa Fe Animal Shelter based in New Mexico, is working to give feral felines a second chance at life as well. According to the Santa Fe CBS affiliate KRQE, 30 semi-feral and feral cats were seized from the home of an elderly woman when she contacted Animal Control for help. Some of the younger felines were able to be socialized and adopted out. Ten feral cats described as being unfriendly and unsocialized were slated for adoption as well. These animals are part of the shelter's barn cat program. Some people are in need of animals to combat...
  • Cat vs Dog!! ( Kittah V Pitbull wrestle)

    03/13/2014 3:17:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Maaria Butt
    Charlie and Darwin wrestle on the bed!
  • Doris Day to Mark 90th Birthday With Auction to Benefit Animals

    03/12/2014 6:04:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Screen legend Doris Day is celebrating a landmark birthday with an auction to benefit her favorite cause: animals. A spokesman for Day said Tuesday the nonprofit Doris Day Animal Foundation will mark her 90th birthday in April with a bash in Carmel, Calif. A sold-out fundraising celebration at Day's Cypress Inn will include a doggie fashion show, adoption event and an April 4 tribute dinner for fans and friends.
  • 9 Cats With Cushy Jobs [w/pix]

    03/11/2014 10:19:17 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | March 11, 2014 | Miss Cellania
    Cats are useful wherever they are, and they don’t always live in private homes. Here are a few who serve as mousers, greeters, public relations agents, and stress relievers under various titles. None of them let the burdens of employment interfere with nap time.
  • Chihuahua Mama Adopts and Saves the Life of Tiny Kitten

    03/11/2014 3:55:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    HaloPets.com ^ | Caroline Golon
    Staff and volunteers at Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. saw first hand just how strong a mother’s love can be – even when the baby is from another species! Beignet, a young long-haired Chihuahua, and Gumbo, a tiny grey kitten, were found abandoned in a backyard in Barstow, Calif. Neighbors found Beignet, whose own puppies were nowhere to be found, nursing the small grey kitten and surely keeping him alive as nighttime temps dropped to the 20s. The pair was transported to the HWAC and thrived under their care. Marcie Grube of HWAC says Gumbo...
  • Happy St. Catrick's Day! E-Card

    03/10/2014 6:04:02 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | Cole theBlackCat and Marmalade
    Happy St. Catrick's Day! E-Card
  • Animal Service Officers Rescue Cat Hanging Out On 91 Freeway

    03/09/2014 9:45:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | March 8, 2014 11:23 PM
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Riverside County Animal Services Officers had been receiving “frantic” calls for several days about a black cat perched along a center divider on the 91 Freeway. Animal Services Spokesperson John Welsh said any time officers went to investigate, the cat was no where to be found. Officers Tiffany Fuller and Jenny Selter, along with an additional colleague doing an educational ride along, managed to locate the feline just before noon Saturday. Officer Selter found the cat relaxing underneath the Van Buren Boulevard Bridge. “Part of the trouble was, we had been getting calls in the morning during...
  • Maine Coon Kitten Safety

    03/07/2014 7:48:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    Maine Coon kitten safety isn't usually the first thing we think about before getting a new kitten, but we should! We all know about child-proofing, but what about kitten-proofing? Your kitten can get into all sorts of trouble! Reviewing this Maine Coon Kitten safety page, and following its advice will go a long way toward keeping your kitten safe and healthy. We'll have minimal photos on this page, so you can print it out. Keep it handy and show it to other members of your household. It is amazing the places kittens will go to hide.
  • Malicious Malware Uses Photos of Sunsets and Cats to Steal Banking Credentials

    03/05/2014 12:16:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 75 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | March 05,2014 | Gannon Burgett
    It’s a sad day for the Internet… according to Trend Micro’s security analysts, it’s been discovered that photographs of both sunsets and — even more heartbreaking — cats being shared across the web contain malware capable of getting into your bank accounts.
  • Kodi's Klassikal Konditioning (cat and a laser pointer)

    03/03/2014 3:11:42 PM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Like Pavlov's dog, Kodi the cat gets excited when he HEARS the laser before he sees it.
  • Video: Small cat battles large dog for its dinner [video; neither animal hurt; funny!]

    03/03/2014 9:44:25 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 48 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 3 Mar 2014
    This small cat wanted to steal this dog’s dinner, but the large hound was having none of it. The cheeky feline was brave to take on the much larger animal but inevitably came out second best. A YouTube video showed the cat desperately hanging on to a piece of meat that was in the dog’s mouth. After sitting still for a moment (presumably because it was shocked) the hound got tired and swung the small animal around as it attempted to wrestle the food away. The dog finally managed to pull his lunch from the cat, which was left by...
  • Wildlife refuge to cat owners: Keep your kitties at home (trap cats to protect rats!)

    03/03/2014 9:12:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | march 3, 2014 | Laura Moss
    To protect endangered rodents, a Florida sanctuary will trap cats found on its land. Pets can be retrieved, but feral cats will likely be euthanized. While woodrats and cotton mice fall prey to native predators like snake and owls, Cove says the cats present a unique challenge.