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  • Cool Cat: The Nine Lives of Christopher Walken, Movie Star and Feline Fan

    07/26/2016 9:53:54 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    Parade ^ | July 22, 2016 | Neil Pond
    Christopher Walken likes to watch. If that gives you the willies, you’re probably thinking of the Oscar-winning actor’s more unsettling roles—he’s played sadists, murderers, madmen, mobsters, mercenaries, psychopaths, evil masterminds and extremely messed-up Vietnam vets in the course of a career that began in the early 1950s. “I have played a lot of villains,” he admits. But what Walken likes to watch is just outside the windows of his home in rural Connecticut, on the cusp of a nature preserve, where he’s lived with his wife, Georgianne, a Hollywood casting director, for nearly 40 years. “There were four deer in...
  • I Got A New Kitteh!

    07/17/2016 9:00:41 AM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 83 replies
    A farm in Meeshigan | 07/17/16 | The Proud Father
    Greeting, Kitteh lovers everywhere. I just got a new Furbaby! I Lost my dear Suzie Q about 7 weeks ago. I was just heartbroken. Of all the cats, she was "my" cat. While departing the vet with an empty Cat carrier (a truly crappy experience) I noticed a sign up advertising kittens. Despite my sadness something said "take the number" , so I did. I exchanged texts and photos with the mama cats owner and picked one out. I just got home with her. She is a grayish brown "dilute" tortoiseshell with a facial "blaze" on her right cheek which...
  • He's a scaredy cat! Ginger feline cowers in fear as two GIANT rats have vicious fight in Thai [tr]

    07/14/2016 6:26:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 14, 2016 | Harriett Mallinson
    This cat may need to work on its hunting skills. The alarmed moggy was spotted keeping its distance as it watched a fight between two huge rats that were almost as big as him. Vile footage from what is believed to be a kitchen in Thailand shows the wary cat remaining apathetic as the rodents tussle furiously on the floor in front of him.
  • Please pray for our very sick kitty [Update 368]

    07/09/2016 7:40:46 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 421 replies
    Our home ^ | 07/09/16 | Self
    If you love pets and animals and sometimes pray for them, I'm asking if you could say a little prayer for our kitty Ciel. She is only five years old, a sweet, smart Balinese. She was perfectly healthy and active until two days ago, when she started vomiting foam and stopped eating. Today we took her in to the vet and she has acute renal failure and diabetes. He gave her IV fluids, some meds to fight nausea etc, and a little insulin. We are to give her sub q fluids and try to get her to eat. He...
  • Ocelot Steals My Socks!

    07/05/2016 11:20:05 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 15 replies
    uuu-tuuumdbe! ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | "Brave Wilderness"
    On this special Breaking Trail Outtake, Coyote's new friend the Ocelot steals his socks! In an attempt to recover his last dry pair of Wigwams, a classic tug-of-war ensues with this feisty jungle cat. Who will win the battle? Well you’ll just have to watch to find out! Get ready Coyote, an Ocelot just stole your socks! Ocelot’s have a wide range stretching from Argentina to Texas and while they have fairly healthy populations in the topics they are extremely elusive and rarely seen by humans. There has never been another video like this and we feel so extremely fortunate...
  • Gabriel the cheetah purrs and plays like a house cat when he is reunited with favourite carer

    07/04/2016 12:34:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2016 | John Hutchinson for MailOnline
    This adorable footage shows the moment a wildlife volunteer is reunited with a cheetah he helped care for a year ago. When he was volunteering at Cheetah Experience in South Africa, Dolph Volker bonded with 10-month-old cheetah cub Gabriel. He spent a lot of time with the cub, feeding him, playing and cuddling him. When he returned to the sanctuary, Mr Volker was reunited with the big cat, and their embrace is adorable.
  • Oklahoma Kittens Born Without Eyelids Undergoing Surgery

    06/27/2016 9:52:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 27, 2016 | KRISTEN SHANAHAN
    Central Oklahoma Humane Society is caring for a litter of kittens born without eyelids. Katniss, Prim, Rue, Theo and Alex are on the prowl, training to take on the world. Their vision may be weak, but their other senses are strong. "They're just so lovable, playful and adorable, so it's really hard to even look at them like they have a disability," said Abby Wolfe with Central Oklahoma Humane Society. Dr. Jeff Studer is a veterinarian and eye specialist at BluePearl. Wednesday, he will be treating the kittens. He said the disorder they have is not common and the cause...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Four Lots of Pet Food Recalled [cat food]

    06/26/2016 11:47:21 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    BREAKING NEWS: Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, Oregon has announced a voluntary recall of four lots of its Frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet, which may be contaminated by Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.Untreated, a Listeria infection in a cat can result in paralysis and in swelling of the brain. Salmonella and Listeria can be carried past consumption as well, affecting other pets, and even humans. Untreated, humans can experience arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.The affected products have been distributed throughout Western Canada and 48 of 50 of the United States (all but Hawaii...
  • 10 Scientific Benefits of Being a Cat Owner

    06/17/2016 6:55:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | June 15, 2016 | Kathy Benjamin and Austin Thompson
    Studies have shown that just watching cat videos on the internet can boost a person's energy and create positive emotions—so it's no surprise that actual cat ownership has a number of benefits. Here are a few.
  • Cats Would Like You to Know They Are Open to Training

    06/16/2016 11:16:31 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 6/15/16 | Julie Hecht
    In anticipation, I’d already positioned a tall, sturdy scratching post in a prominent location next to where the couch would go, and Josh had already used it. Now, I walked over to the scratching post and tapped and lightly scratched the top of it. Josh responded by prancing over, tail up and giving the post a full-extension, deep, hard, scratch, really getting his nails in there. When he was done, I plopped down a big wad of his favorite wet food. Oh look! Scratching the post (not the couch) not only feels good, but it also results in what you...
  • Cats seem to grasp the laws of physics

    06/14/2016 2:05:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06/14/2016
    Previous work conducted by the Japanese team established that cats predict the presence of invisible objects based on what they hear. In the present study, the researchers wanted to find out if cats use a causal rule to infer if a container holds an object, based on whether it is shaken along with a sound or not. The team also wanted to establish if cats expect an object to fall out or not, once the container is turned over. Thirty domestic cats were videotaped while an experimenter shook a container. In some cases this action went along with a rattling...
  • Thurston Bobcat Shows Cute and Scary Sides [Lazy Kitty]

    06/10/2016 10:56:34 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    Daily Big Cat via You Tube ^ | September 26, 2015 | Daily Big Cat
    See full video here
  • We Can't Stop Laughing at This Cat Stealing a Stuffed Animal from His Neighbors [video]

    06/07/2016 11:16:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    Country Living ^ | 10/27/15 | Rebecca Shinners
    What's a cat to do when he just wants to play? Steal a stuffed animal from the neighbors, of course. Well, that was the plan for one clever feline, at least. When the cat in the video above spotted an oversized tiger toy in his neighbors yard he just had to have it. Watch as this stealthy little thief hops over the fence carrying the oversized toy, bringing it with him to his own yard. He then happily cuddles his new toy, more than ready for playtime. Throughout the whole video this little guy seems nonchalant about his thieving ways....
  • Man adopts kitten after finding her clinging to his truck's tire

    06/03/2016 11:39:00 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    WUSA 9 D.C. | 03 JUNE 2016 | KSDK
    Gannett, link only http://www.wusa9.com/life/pets/man-adopts-kitten-after-finding-her-clinging-to-his-trucks-tire/230158407
  • Mistakes Were Made

    06/01/2016 1:37:07 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 33 replies
    Imgur ^ | June 1, 2016 | AnyoneCanChange ·
  • SAUDI CLERIC SAYS POSING FOR PHOTOS WITH CATS IS FORBIDDEN

    05/25/2016 10:27:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/25/16 AT 1:56 PM | JACK MOORE
    A prominent Saudi cleric has declared photographs with cats, and other animals, unless completely necessary due to an upsurge in Saudis “who want to be like Westerners.” On a televised broadcast, Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, was told about “a new trend of taking pictures with cats has been spreading among people who want to be like Westerners.” He replied: “What?! What do you mean pictures with cats? Taking pictures is prohibited. The cats don’t matter here.” The sheikh continued: “Taking pictures is prohibited if not for a necessity. Not with...
  • World’s Oldest Cat Dethroned by Even Older Cat Scooter

    05/10/2016 8:24:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASS | MAY 10, 2016
    Gaze into the eyes of Scooter, the new World’s Oldest Living Cat. Scooter and his wise old eyes have been around for 30 years, and his achievements in extreme elderliness have now been recognized by Guinness World Records. Gail Floyd – who generously houses Scooter even though he is a grown adult and should probably get his own place – said her companion has always been a lively people cat. When he was a kitten, he would play in Gail’s hair and ride on her shoulder. Now, in his golden years, Scooter still rises at 6 every morning. If he...
  • Blind Cat Plays Fetch

    05/08/2016 12:12:39 PM PDT · by fella · 16 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 7 May 2016 | Thiscontradiction
    Blind Cat Plays Fetch
  • Rescue Cat Turns Her Crooked Jaw into a Beautiful Smile

    05/02/2016 11:07:55 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 42 replies
    Imgur ^ | May 2, 2016 | morgothviolatedmymother
    Rescue Cat Turns Her Crooked Jaw into a Beautiful Smile by morgothviolatedmymother · 12 hours ago Duchess the Miracle Cat was brought into a Texas animal hospital. Most places would’ve just euthanised her... ...as she had a broken jaw and other complications.But two vets decided that they were going to take achance on the unlucky feline. Her chances of survival were slim, and Duchess had to have all her teeth removed. Luckily, everything went perfect and Duchess got a beautiful smile! The best part? After seeing this smile, Crystal Tate decided toadopt her straight from the clinic! "The day...
  • Temptations Made a Collar That Finally Gives Your Cat a Human Voice, So It Can Talk to You

    04/29/2016 5:57:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Adweek ^ | April 28, 2016
    Since the dawn of time, humans have been confounded by cats, those mystifyingly aloof creatures whose inner thoughts are famously inscrutable. But no longer! Temptations Cat Treats has invented a cat collar that lets your feline speak in a human voice—so you can finally understand (though probably not) exactly what she is trying to tell you. The Temptations Catterbox, created by London ad agency adam&eveDDB, contains a microphone, speaker, Bluetooth technology and wifi. It captures the cat's meows and translates them into human speech—words that may or may not actually be what they're trying to say.
  • The struggle is real...[cat pic for awareness]

    04/25/2016 12:35:49 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    Imgur ^ | April 24, 2016 | IfIthoughtyoumatteredIwouldntignoreyou
    The struggle is real... by IfIthoughtyoumatteredIwouldntignoreyou · 1 day ago 1,080 points 95,577 views
  • Newborn puppy that lost its mom finds unusual foster family [adopted by mama cat; w/video]

    04/23/2016 1:17:00 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    Mashable ^ | 4/23/16 | Brian Koerber
    After this cute pup named Bobby sadly lost its mother to a car accident, the Michigan Humane Society was able to pair up the dog with a new family — of cats. Bobby was just two days old when its mother was fatally struck by a vehicle, so it was important that the puppy found a new family as quickly as possible. SEE ALSO: No-nonsense dog tells over-enthused puppy to 'shh' The society just so happened to have a mother cat that was still nursing, so they decided to give it a shot and see if the cat would foster...
  • Kitty Porn! - NSFWD! [Kitty video; not actually pornographic]

    04/22/2016 2:16:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/22/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Misty and Deimos are insatiable! NSFWD = Not Safe For Wiener Dogs Music: "Love Muscle" - The Sex-O-Rama Band
  • Hopalong Ginsberg - "Delirium" - Original Death Metal / Kitty Video, by Yours Truly

    04/17/2016 4:16:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/18/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    There is no particular significance to the fact that I used kitty pix as the background for latest heavy metal composition. I just like cats. I write and record all my music under the stage name of Hopalong Ginsberg. Don't tell the cats.For a free MP3 download of "Delirium" click either here or here.
  • Meet my new kitten!

    04/17/2016 1:00:21 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 91 replies
    Help from above | 4-17-16 | Me, Myself, & I
    All regular FReepers know of the tragedy which struck my household March 9, which was the unexpectedly fast death of my beloved kitty Kefira from bone marrow cancer. Everything suddenly turned to grey for me without that adorable little feline playing tricks on my other cat, snuggling up to me while I read, taking her place behind my pillow while I watched a DVD, etc. After a few days of giving myself over to grief, I started to search the online pet adoption websites as well as visit North Shore Animal League on Long Island. I wanted a kitten who...
  • Misty and Deimos, Feelin' the Love [cat video]

    04/14/2016 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/14/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Turn up the volume and you can hear the purring.
  • Hopalong Ginsberg - "Calida Catulus" (Kitty video) - A Baroque parody, by Yours Truly.

    04/10/2016 10:46:32 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/10/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"; Traditional
    I used MVGEN to generate a kitty video for my existing piece "Calida Catulus." The results were...interesting. I write and record all my music under the stage name of Hopalong Ginsberg. Hopefully the cats will be fooled. For a free MP3 download of "Calida Catulus: The 'Warm Kitty' Variations," click either here or here.
  • Cats Excited To See Their Returning Veteran Humanz

    04/06/2016 5:07:07 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 36 replies
    IMGUR ^ | April 6, 2016 | geoscoot
    Cats excited to see their returning veteran humanz by geoscoot Via IMGUR Made withVideo to GIF "...some heartwarming moments when returning servicemembers are reunited with their feline companions." 5,344 points 353,715 views
  • Alameda County Firefighters Rescue Cat With Thermal Imaging Camera

    04/06/2016 11:48:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/16 | Brendan Weber
    Firefighters rescue cat. Not news. Firefighters rescues cat with thermal technology. Different story. That’s the angle that grabbed headlines Tuesday for Alameda County firefighters in San Leandro who used a thermal imaging camera to locate a trapped cat inside of a wall before strategically cutting around the heat reading and freeing the kitten. The cat was in the attic before it fell, wedging itself between wall studs. Down on their hands and knees, three firefighters helped pull the small feline from the wall and then wrapped it in a white blanket. The firefighters decided to document their high-tech rescue on...
  • Misty Kneads Deimos, Grooms Herself [cat video]

    03/31/2016 6:29:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 3/31/16 | Me
    Not the most exciting video in the world, but some folks like the two little furloaders.
  • Fat Cat Art

    03/25/2016 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Huntress · 17 replies
    FatCatArt ^ | 3/25/16 | Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra the Cat
    http://fatcatart.com/my/?lang=en
  • The Worcester Art Museum's New Exhibit Is All Cats, All the Time

    03/24/2016 12:12:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 3-11-16 | Danny Lewis
    New art exhibit will trace humans' captivation with cats throughout history Thanks to the Internet, it can sometimes seem like cats have taken over every aspect of popular culture. Funny videos and goofy photos may be firmly under their furry paws, but now not even fine art seems to be able to resist their feline allure. Now, Massachusetts' Worcester Art Museum is hosting a new exhibition dedicated to cats in art from ancient Egypt all the way up to the modern day. Cat memes might seem like a modern phenomenon, but the expressive animals have intrigued artists for thousands of...
  • Ethopian Girl Reportedly Guarded by Lions-cats chase off men trying to force her to marry

    03/23/2016 4:23:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | 3-23-16
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A 12-year-old girl who was abducted and beaten by men trying to force her into a marriage was found being guarded by three lions who apparently had chased off her captors, a policeman said Tuesday. The girl, missing for a week, had been taken by seven men who wanted to force her to marry one of them, said Sgt. Wondimu Wedajo, speaking by telephone from the provincial capital of Bita Genet, about 350 miles southwest of Addis Ababa. She was beaten repeatedly before she was found June 9 by police and relatives on the outskirts of...
  • Get out! Luigi the VERY possessive cat fights pug for control of cardboard boxes

    03/19/2016 5:31:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2016 | Francis Scott
    Bandito the pug is thrilled when his owner lays out two empty cardboard boxes on the floor for him to share with his feline friend. But Luigi the cat is not in the sharing mood as can be seen in this amusing video captured in Spain. At first the pair seem to be getting along just fine, but then Luigi wraps his arms around the pug and forces him out of one of the boxes.
  • WATCH: Firefighters Rescue Cats Trapped by High Flood Waters

    03/16/2016 7:51:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    SNIP And that hell became reality for two California felines on Tuesday, when high flood waters left them stranded in trees half-submerged in the Sacramento River. The Front Street Animal Shelter created a ramp that would lead the cats to safety, but they refused to cross. SNIP
  • Cat Leads a Pack of Dogs and Provides Cuddles

    03/09/2016 3:06:53 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    LoveMeow ^ | Feb 25, 2016 | Amy
    This kitty really loves his dog buddies. 5-year-old Richie the cat is the boss to the 7 dogs in the house, Yuta Family told Love Meow. He looks after his canine friends and is always there to offer a warm hug and plenty of snuggles. More info on Facebook | Instagram[Scroll down for video]Richie leading the pack! Courtesy of Yuta FamilyHe's the boss! Courtesy of Yuta Family Richie and one of the Chihuahuas share a special bond. Kuma is Richie's little pup that he loves so dearly. The two are always cuddling when they are together. Richie cuddling with his...
  • I believe my beloved little cat has cancer

    03/08/2016 12:17:54 PM PST · by EinNYC · 112 replies
    3/8/16 | Me, Myself & I
    My little cat Kefira has been very sick for the past few days. She is losing muscle mass, developed a pot belly, and barely eats anything for the past couple of days. She spends her days just laying Sphynx like on the floor, upright like the Sphynx. She is drinking lots of water. Blood tests show normal except for an extremely elevated white count. This points to a likely lymphoma. Vet had extra blood tests done to identify any cells in blood. I am taking her back to the vet to discuss results of cell blood test. Chemotherapy is not...
  • Cat Becomes Trapped in Vehicle’s Bumper; Survives 8-Mile Ride in San Diego County

    02/28/2016 11:27:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    A cat was reunited with its owner Friday after a harrowing 8-mile journey in which the feline was trapped in a vehicle's bumper, traveling just inches from the roadway in San Diego County. The 5-year-old lynx point Siamese cat had crawled inside the front end of a vehicle before an unsuspecting person went for a drive on Wednesday... The driver traveled about 8 miles, from the Santee to Grantville areas, before a bystander noticed the cat hanging headfirst out of the bumper, just inches from the ground. The bystander then flagged down the driver and used a crowbar to free...
  • Cat Makes Mysterious Journey From Wisconsin to Florida

    02/24/2016 4:15:44 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 43 replies
    CBS Miamii ^ | 02/24/2016 | Unattributed
    NAPLES (CBSMiami) – There are a lot of questions surrounding a cross-country trek from Wisconsin to Florida that may never be answered because it was actually a cat which made the journey. Nadia is a Russian Blue cat who ran out of her owner’s home in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Christmas Eve day. Her owners tried to find her but to no avail and they were heartbroken. Fast forward to this week in Florida and Nadia is found by Michelle Richards of Naples.
  • THE SOUTH CHINA TIGER IS FUNCTIONALLY EXTINCT. THIS BANKER HAS 19 OF THEM

    02/23/2016 1:24:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    February 23, 2016 | Kit Chellel
    Stuart Bray brawls with everyone—including his wife—to save the South China tiger from extinction. (Only linked can be posted)
  • Santa Rosa cat alerted owner of wife’s medical emergency

    02/20/2016 4:33:04 PM PST · by rey · 53 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 20 Feb 2016 | Chris Smith
    Early, early a week ago, Valentine’s Day, Derick Orr’s cat was being a pain. At about 5 a.m., Baba jumped onto the Santa Rosan’s bed and pawed, even nipped at him. “It was unlike any other time, ever,” Derick said. His wife, Carol, had gotten up to rid herself of the hiccups and he was trying to catch a few more winks before church. But Baba, a 6-year-old orange tabby, kept hopping onto the bed, needling him, then leaving the room, then returning to pester him more. At last, exasperated by the suddenly annoying and insistent cat, Derick got up....
  • Musician composes music to soothe cats [video]

    02/11/2016 11:05:57 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 February 2016 | Ian Druce; Bill McKenna
    David Teie, a cellist for the National Symphony Orchestra, has studied what sounds cats prefer and composed music just for them.
  • Pilgrim Gives Water to Thirsty Cat in Makkah

    02/09/2016 12:31:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    A Muslim pilgrim was seen on camera giving water to a thirsty cat which stood at a stone seat licking the water from the man’s hands without any fear. A YouTube film showed the man, who is performing Umrah (mini pilgrimage), cupped his hands and filled them with tap water before giving it to the cat. 'Ajel' newspaper said the film was shot at the Grand Mosque in the Western town of Makkah, the world’s largest mosque.
  • Marine United With Missing Cat after Four Years [Article and Video at source]

    02/01/2016 8:51:30 PM PST · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    ABC 7 Eyewitness News ^ | February 1, 2016
    Monday, February 01, 2016 11:21AM BISMARK, ND -- It's a truth that cats don't always come back, but what if they come back, but the owner is gone? The Connell family have lived happily in North Dakota since 2013, but a member of their family is missing: Hemi, their cat. Robert Connell saved Hemi in 2009, when he found the cat on his engine block in North Carolina. But when the Marine and his family moved to a military base, Hemi was believed lost. So naturally, the cat went looking. "I was a little nervous about him not coming...
  • 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...
  • Manny the 'Selfie Cat' Takes Impressive Photos of Himself With a GoPro

    01/26/2016 2:22:04 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/15/16 | AVIANNE TAN
    A rescued gray Tabby cat from northern Arizona takes pretty impressive selfies. And he's become an Internet sensation, of course! The fine-looking feline named Manny has been dubbed "Selfie Cat" after photos he apparently takes of himself using a GoPro have gone viral on his owner's Instagram.
  • 8 Reasons We Should Elect A Cat for President

    01/24/2016 11:07:20 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 48 replies
    Last month, a letter from Ayn Rand to “Cat Fancy” magazine was unearthed in which Rand argued she could “demonstrate objectively that cats are of a great value.” I think Rand is onto something- cats are the ultimate laissez faire animals. I would go as far as to say we should replace all politicians with cats. Lest you think this is a ludicrous suggestion, I would direct you to a strong body of historical precedent for non-human electoral candidates, including Morris the Cat, who ran for president in 1992. 1. Our system of checks and balances is totally out of whack....
  • Spock the house cat is so big, he gets mistaken for wild animal

    01/24/2016 1:47:12 AM PST · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    AccessAtlanta.com ^ | Jan. 19 2016 | staff reporter
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Spock the cat is suffering from a case of mistaken identity. Spock’s owner wants her neighbors to know that he really is just a lovable and mischievous domestic cat, and not a bobcat or other wild animal. Collen Pizarev told the San Jose Mercury News that a neighbor accused her of harboring a bobcat, after seeing her 27-pound, 46-inch Maine Coon peering out the window. Another neighbor mistook the massive cat for a lynx.
  • 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:...
  • 3 Siberian Huskies Adopt Cat 'Best Friend' Into Their Pack

    01/21/2016 9:54:50 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/20/16 | AVIANNE TAN
    A pack of three Siberian Huskies from San Jose, California, are raising a rescued cat as one of their own, according to the pets' owners.