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  • Cats Are Teaching Dogs to be the Fluffy Pillows they Are [photo essay]

    02/27/2015 9:56:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies
    It might be slightly degrading, but being a pillow is better than the fear of constant attack. Okay dog, you can stay Via: kamil1308 I suppose there's no reason we can't get along Via: kamil1308 Even if you're slobbery and not too bright Via: kamil1308 You're still fluffy, like an oversized pillow Via: kamil1308 As long as you just lie down and don't move Via: kamil1308 Maybe we can actually be friends Via: kamil1308 Seriously, not a muscle Via: kamil1308 Don't think this works two ways though Via: kamil1308 I always get top bunk Via: kamil1308 Naps are dictated by...
  • WATCH: Puppy and Baby Cheetah Become Best Friends at San Diego Zoo [2 videos]

    02/27/2015 2:24:37 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Pet360 ^ | ? | Grieves, Deidre
    Puppies may be the cutest animals on the planet. They wag and wobble and smell completely amazing. We love puppies. But there is one thing we love even more than baby canines—when puppies and other adorable animals become best friends. That’s exactly what is going on at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California. Ruuxa, one of the park’s new cheetah cubs was recently paired with Raina, a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, and the pair have become inseparable. The park began to socialize Ruuxa with Raina when the cheetah was 6 weeks old and the dog was just 7 weeks...
  • 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, it’s hard for cat lovers to spend quality time with their favorite animals. In response, cat cafés have cropped up all over the city, where people get to sip delicious beverages while petting a purring kitty. But even that doesn’t come close to having a cat in your own home, because the time spent with the furry creatures is quite limited. That’s why a Japanese company has come up with a great idea to get its employees to interact with...
  • Crazy cat people [pix]

    02/25/2015 12:10:22 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 76 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/24/15 | Andreanne Lupien
    These are the hilariously imaginative pictures of people in purr-fectly normal scenarios surrounded by playful felines. The photographer has put together this quirky set of photos to celebrate her love of cats. Andréanne Lupien, the 23-year-old photographer from Canada, believes in fairy tales, happy endings, magic — and cats. She said: “I had fun taking pictures of myself with my cat and putting it around me in the room.” (Caters News)
  • Is Sweden's Missan the world's oldest living cat?

    02/23/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by 9thLife · 30 replies
    The Local SE ^ | Published: 22 Feb 2015 16:46 GMT+01:00 | unattributed
    Missan, 29, may be the world’s oldest cat, according to its Swedish owner who says that aside from suffering from some minor back and kidney problems, there is no reason why her furry friend won't make it to the grand age of 30. Missan the Swedish farm cat is turning 30 this spring and may be the world oldest living cat. By far. “I read an article about another cat that was supposed to be the world’s oldest, and I just thought to myself: ‘mine is older!’,” Missan’s owner Åsa Wickberg, from Karlskoga, told the TT news agency. According to...
  • There’s a puking cat in the background of this massage video

    02/23/2015 2:14:46 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | Nicholas Reilly
    While there are few things more relaxing than a good massage, there’s something in this instructional video that slightly takes away from the peaceful environment.Oh, that’s it – a vomiting cat.An eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted the sickly animal, which can be seen barfing its guts up outside a window at approximately 12 seconds into the clip.Here’s the elusive puking cat’s location (Picture: YouTube) While the whole clip lasts several minutes, it becomes fairly tedious pretty quickly, and we can’t help thinking that the inclusion of more puking pets would have livened it up a little bit.It’s not clear why the animal decided to...
  • Kitten Vs. A Scary Thing

    02/22/2015 9:56:49 AM PST · by Twotone · 22 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Ignoramusky
    A small kitten enters the living room when, to its horror, it spots a mysterious green object on the floor. Not sure how to approach it, the little feline jumps around it in circles. Finally, the cat decides it's safer to just leave the scary thing alone.
  • Cat plays dead to avoid going for a walk

    02/21/2015 6:14:58 AM PST · by Doogle · 59 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 12/19/14 | RDX Zone
    This cat is determined he is not going out for a walk A good morning chuckle. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sy1MDHZ27M&feature=youtu.be
  • Grumpy Cat's new rival Sauerkraut is taking over the internet [w/pix]

    02/19/2015 9:40:45 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 80 replies
    News 96.5 ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Samantha Jordan and Ken Tyndall
    Looks like there's a new sourpuss in town. Meet Sauerkraut. The 2-year-old kitty with the permanent look of disdain lives in Oklahoma after being adopted from an animal shelter by Amy and Patrick Bender. Her disapproving look is caused by a neurological disorder called Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome and has to wear clothes to stop her from injuring herself. But don't mistake her look for her personality: Sauerkraut's owner's say she's one happy cat.
  • Our fluffy snow-loving creature - Nala compilation

    02/14/2015 7:19:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Nala is our 5 year old Norwegian Forest Cat / Maine Coon mix living in Norway
  • Cat Bed Or Your Bed? Cat Napping With Your Favorite Feline

    02/13/2015 9:26:20 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 67 replies
    Global Animal ^ | February 13, 2015 | Global Animal
    It’s well-known that cats love their sleep. After all, they don’t call it a “cat nap” for nothing! Your bed may not be the place of rest and relaxation that you’d hoped for, but if you’re a cat lover, you’ll put up with almost anything just to be able to cuddle up with your furry friend.Take a look at the infographic below for some of the pros and cons of sleeping with your cat. These funny feline sleeping habits are sure to make you laugh. — Global Animal
  • Wife Bursts Into Tears When She Wakes Up to Her Husband Talking to A Long Lost Love in the Kitchen

    02/12/2015 12:10:49 PM PST · by goldstategop · 57 replies
    Liftbump ^ | 02/10/2015 | Daniela
    What Ann didn’t know was that 20 minutes after she left Mr. Fancy at the shelter, he escaped. One month later, Ann woke up at 5:30 AM to the voice of her husband talking with someone in the kitchen. When she went to investigate she saw Mr. Fancy sitting at her husband’s feet. She started to cry as the cat ran into her open arms. Mr. Fancy had found his way home. “I think he had a guardian angel looking out for him, directing him back to my house. I love him so much and feel we were meant to...
  • Cats Welcoming Soldiers Home

    02/10/2015 12:54:57 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 02/10/15
    Originally found on E Online! It's still there now. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgcIBRxjBjY
  • Cat and Squirrel's complicated relationship

    02/07/2015 12:15:11 PM PST · by Bobalu · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Shannon Apple
    Adorable video of a pet cat and pet squirrel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMWItiji2aY
  • Cat Mourns His Dog Friend in the Sweetest Way [photo]

    02/07/2015 2:27:34 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | February 7, 2015 | Melanie
    Losing a family member is always hard. And not just for us, but for our pets, too. They sense that something is awry, and they quickly notice the absence of that person or other pet. This cat is mourning his dog friend, and expresses his grief in such a heart-touching way.In January, Redditor enns5320 posted a photo of his cat with the caption:My dog recently passed and we got a statue and have its collar around it in memory. This was my cat’s reaction when he found it.   It looks like someone could use a hug. And maybe soon, a...
  • 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.
  • At Hemingway's House, Tourists Come for Culture — Stay for the Cats [pix]

    02/03/2015 1:50:56 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    Yahoo! Travel ^ | 2/3/15 | Jo Piazza
    No one loved telling stories quite like Ernest Hemingway loved telling stories. Like most grand storytellers, the writer also had a fervent affection for local legends, which is how he became smitten with the idea of owning a six-toed mitten cat. Back at the turn of the century, sailors believed that six-toed cats, also called gypsy cats, were good luck, and they wanted them aboard their ships. This led to an abundance of six-toed cats in porttowns like Key West, Fla., in the thirties and forties.
  • African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

    01/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    livescience.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Megan Gannon
    African golden cats are hardly ever photographed in the wild. In their rare, camera-trap cameos, the cats are usually seen licking their spotted fur or innocuously inspecting the unfamiliar lens. But recently, scientists captured a much more dynamic scene: a golden cat crashing a party of red colobus monkeys in Uganda.
  • Zombie Cat in Tampa Rises from the Grave

    01/28/2015 10:23:25 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    CBS News - local ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | CBS Miami
    Bart the cat should be renamed zombie cat after he was hit by a car, buried and then crawled out of his grave five days later. According to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, they’ve seen many cases at their clinic but “this situation may take the cake!” They are now caring for a 2-3 year old black and white cat named Bart who was found by his owner after being hit by a car. The cat appeared to be lifeless and his owner, Ellis Hutson, buried him in a shallow grave. Five days later, the cat showed up in...
  • Rise of the zombie cat: Pet who was 'killed' and buried climbed out of his grave five days later

    01/27/2015 12:03:36 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | By Kieran Corcoran
    Bart found in a pool of blood more  than a week ago and pronounced deadDespite being buried, he showed up  at owner's house in Tampa, FloridaRescuers think he came to  underground, clawed his way out then hidTook five days for his miraculous  return - and now needs surgery to survive  A cat that was run  down by a car and written off for dead apparently clawed its way out of the  grave and made its way home to be fed.Bart, a pet found  on the street in a pool of blood more than a week ago, was pronounced dead...
  • 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...
  • Intense and cute crazy cat video

    01/27/2015 11:59:39 AM PST · by Crazieman · 20 replies
    Just cute stuff to brighten one's day.
  • 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 York’s 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.
  • From Seminary to the Cemetery, Fascination Persists Over Pets and the Afterlife

    01/17/2015 6:15:55 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 16, 2015 | MARK OPPENHEIMER
    In December, Pope Francis got the attention of pet owners everywhere when he was quoted as saying, “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” Alas, media outlets, including The New York Times, confused the remarks and the circumstances under which they were made. The pope had actually made a broader comment about heaven during an event in November. The quotation itself was reportedly taken from remarks made years ago by Pope Paul VI.Still, the attention led to renewed interest in a longstanding theological discussion about pets and the afterlife. Questions about the religious status of animals have always been...
  • 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.
  • Hero cat saves baby from freezing to death

    01/15/2015 12:00:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 80 replies
    nypost ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | Chris Perez
    Eat your heart out, Lassie! Masha, a long-haired tabby cat, saved the life of a baby abandoned in the streets of Russia — after she climbed into the box he was discarded in and kept him warm, health officials said. “The baby had only been outside for a few hours and thanks to Masha … he was not damaged by the experience,” a hospital spokesman told Central European News. The whiskered hero even meowed to get the attention of a passerby.
  • Cat declawing bill could outlaw practice across New York State

    01/14/2015 11:28:21 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 177 replies
    AM Network ^ | January 14, 2015 | By NINA RUGGIERO
    New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, known for showing her claws against animal cruelty, is pouncing on a new topic: cat declawing. Rosenthal, who represents district 67, mainly covering Manhattan's Upper West Side, has penned a bill that would ban removing cats' claws unless necessary for medical reasons, the New York Daily News reports. The bill has not yet been introduced to the state Senate, but it has been backed by the Humane Society of New York. "Too often, people think that declawing is a simple surgery that removes a cat's nails—the equivalent of having your fingernails trimmed. Sadly, this...
  • Need Cat Advice!

    01/13/2015 7:56:38 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 114 replies
    Hi; I just joined the Kitty-Ping list. I have what is kind of an urgent question about CATS, and our FRiend 'Slings and Arrows' suggested that I post it to the larger group. We adopted a little cat, Leroy, a week ago; he’s about 8 months old and still very kittenish. He's adapted to us and our household very well; but we think he needs a cat companion. We have the choice of adopting one of his brothers, from the same litter; or adopting a female cat who is about 1-1/2 years old, who has already had a litter. I...
  • Just a Quick Reminder: [Today] Is National Dress Up Your Pet Day [video]

    01/13/2015 11:53:20 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies
    Video at source.
  • Honey Bee, a Blind Cat From Fiji, Enjoys Hiking Near Seattle [w/pix, video]

    01/12/2015 4:37:42 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Catster ^ | Jan 12th 2015 | Phillip Mlynar
    Honey Bee is a cat, born in Fiji, who just so happens to be blind. Nevertheless, her lack of functioning eyesight hasn't stopped this inquisitive feline from hitting the hiking trails in her new forever home in Seattle -- an appropriate story to tell in January, which is National Walk Your Pet Month.Now rolling with the motto "Bravery, adventure, cuteness," she has also become a YouTube sensation after a video of one of her jaunts escalated to viral heights. The story of Honey Bee begins in Fiji, where she was living in the care of the Animals Fiji organization.
  • Please, prayers for my kitty

    01/07/2015 2:46:32 PM PST · by bgill · 101 replies
    vanity | vanity
    The spay and neuter clinic just called and told us one of our kitties we took in this morning died. Would you please find it in your hearts to send up a little prayer for Cuddles. She was such a sweet little thing.
  • The cat who was shot for treason in the first world war.

    12/31/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by marthemaria · 19 replies
    A British soldier “shakes hands” with a kitten on a snowy bank, Neulette, 1917. In the Christmas truce film Joyeux Noël, a cat runs back and forth between the enemy trenches to soldiers that feed it. One names the cat Felix and the other Nestor, and when the two meet in No Man’s Land during thet ruce, a sweet argument ensues between the two men over whose cat it is and what is, in fact, its name. The director of the film, Carion, drew on a real life story of a cat who did this during the truce and was...
  • This Street Cat Had Contracted A Virus And, Left With One Eye And Only Four Teeth...

    12/29/2014 6:17:09 AM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    Zeb the cat was just days away from being euthanized after contracting feline immunodeficiency virus, which cost him most of his teeth and one eye. But in the nick of time he was taken in by City of Elderly Love, a senior pet rescue organization based in Philadelphia.
  • 20+ Cats That Look Like Other Things

    12/23/2014 4:19:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | November 10, 2014 | Julija K.
    Remember when we wrote about dogs that look like something else? Now it's the cat's turn to shine. Here is a list of cats that got bored of looking like cats and decided to look like something else instead. Cats are the biggest divas on the internet, so there's no way we've got all the shape-shifting felines in the world in this list. We'd love for you to submit more pictures of cats that look like other things and vote for your favorite lookalikes!
  • What Cats See at Christmas...

    12/21/2014 7:55:40 AM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Cole and Marmalade
    What Cats See at Christmas...
  • Prayer Request

    12/17/2014 6:15:55 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 63 replies
    Just a quick prayer request for my pet Buster. He's having surgery this morning to remove a well-contained tumor in a lymph node. It should go well, but I ask for prayers for him and the medical staff working with him this morning. He's in good shape to recover and we're asking for everything to go smoothly and for a good recovery. Thanks,
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  • Should dogs be citizens? It’s not as crazy as you think. (Huh?)

    12/16/2014 11:01:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    VOX ^ | December 16, 2014 | Zack Beauchamp
    What if domestic animals — pets such as dogs and cats as well livestock like cows and chickens — were granted citizenship rights? That may sound like a crazy question, but Canadian philosopher Will Kymlicka thinks it's a critically important one. Kymlicka, a professor at Queen's University, is a well-regarded figure in modern political philosophy. He's also the author, along with writer Sue Donaldson, of Zoopolis, a book making the case for animal citizenship. Their basic premise is simple: animals are already part of our society, as pets and work animals, therefore we should formally recognize them as such. That's...
  • VIDEO: Alleged neo-Nazi activist attacked by lions at zoo (Zionist lions?)

    12/15/2014 4:31:45 PM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-15-14
    Former Spanish police officer - previously arrested for Nazi-themed protest - scaled the walls of the enclose where 3 lions mauled him, according to local media. Whether in an act of unknown protest, plain disregard for basic safety or a test of conviction in the lions' den, an alleged neo-Nazi activist sustained critical injuries from a lion attack at the Barcelona Zoo on Sunday after he jumped into the animals' enclosure, according to Spanish daily El País. According to eyewitness accounts, the 45-year-old former Spanish police officer donned full military garb when he deliberately scaled the walls of the feline...
  • Fr. Z: If Pets can go to Heaven, They can also go to Hell

    12/14/2014 10:55:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/14 | Judi McLeod
    Pet owners worldwide, including CFP’s beloved pet Yorkie, ‘Yankee’, can attest by the millions that Fidos have already found Heaven on Earth. The pithy posts of Father John T. Zuhlsdorf (Father Z) are among my favourite on the Internet. Just as I tune in on my much-admired friend Father Paul Nicholson’s inspiring homilies, I read Fr. Z’s blog most every day. Catholic convert Jimmy Akin of Jimmy Akin blog fame is no slouch when it comes to setting the record straight either. In time for Christmas 2014, visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, has been replaced by visions...
  • Rottweiler loves the cat so much

    12/13/2014 9:12:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Rottweiler loves the cat so much
  • You Won’t Believe What This Cat Does When Her Human Plays the Piano (VIDEO)

    12/12/2014 10:18:41 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    One Green Planet ^ | December 12, 2014 | Madison Montgomery
    There are many stereotypes about animals that just aren’t true, but when it comes to the one about cats wanting to do only as they please (regardless of what their human may think) then … well … we think this video sort of speaks for itself.
  • 9 Kissing Pets Demonstrating How To Smooch [images]

    12/11/2014 1:34:47 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 04, 2014 | Lindsey Robertson
    1. Sometimes you need to STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING ... and grab a smooch.  (Reddit: Wot_Gorilla_2112)2. If you're sneaky enough, you might be able to steal a kiss.  (Reddit: vicklawl)3. Sometimes kisses can throw off your balance.  (Giphy)4. Surprise smooches are often the most exciting.  (Reddit: shes_a_gdb)5. Don't be koi — er, coy — when giving kisses.  (Reddit: RioPacheco)6. There's no shame in asking for kisses.  (Reddit: BeNintendo)7. Smooshy smooches are easily the best.  (Reddit: milestrong)8. Usually your heart is in the right place, even if your mouth isn't.  (Reddit: warblicious)9. Drive-by smooches will always keep them guessing.  (Reddit: BeNintendo) ...
  • All Animals Go To Heaven, Says Pope Francis

    12/11/2014 7:59:05 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 211 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 08, 2014 | Stephen Messenger
    In his weekly address at the Vatican late last month, Pope Francis issued a remarkable statement that’s sure to come as welcome news to anyone who’s ever lost a beloved pet. According to Francis, the promise of an afterlife applies not only to believers, but to all animals as well."The Holy Scriptures teach us that the realization of this wonderful plan covers all that is around us, and that came out of the thought and the heart of God," Pope Francis said, as quoted by Italian news site Resapubblica. The Pope then went on to say that “heaven is open to all...
  • Fresno zoo’s tiger cubs — now 11 months old — driving mother Mek up the wall

    12/08/2014 8:11:57 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 12-8-14 | Ron Orazco
    Like most moms, Mek needs a break. The mother of the four fast-growing Malayan tiger cubs at Fresno Chaffee Zoo has frayed nerves and needs some space. “You can tell Mek has had it,” says Lyn Myers, assistant curator for mammals at the zoo. “It’s like the end of summer, when kids have been home all the time, and mom wants school to come. They’re ready for them to go.” Born Jan. 5 at the zoo, the cubs are now 11 months old. They are in good health and are receiving training from zoo officials to become more independent. They...
  • Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Cat

    12/08/2014 12:07:41 PM PST · by shove_it · 84 replies
    TheAtlantic ^ | 13 Nov 2014 | GWYNN GUILFORD
    Unlike dogs, cats are at best semi-domesticated—and we love them for that. Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.” It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary reason for this tense relationship. That is, cats are in many ways still wild. “Cats, unlike dogs, are really only semi-domesticated,” says Wes Warren, professor of genetics Washington University and co-author of the first complete mapping (paywall) of the house cat genome—specifically, that...
  • This Cat Accidentally Turned Himself Turquoise And It’s Actually Really Pretty [pix, video]

    12/07/2014 10:17:13 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 12/5/14 | Chelsea Marshall
    So, there has been a green cat walking around the streets of Varna, Bulgaria, this week. View this image › Rex/REX USA 2. Many believed that it must’ve been the work of some awful vandals and started a Facebook page to find them… View this image › Rex/REX USA 3. However, it was thought the cat might have turned himself green when he slept in some leftover synthetic green paint and licked himself. View this image › Rex/REX USA 4. People have been trying to catch this handsome fellow so they can clean him off but so far have been...
  • Not so grumpy now! Cat that became an internet star has made its owner $ 99 Million

    12/07/2014 1:47:02 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/07/14
    Owner Tabatha Bundesen from Morristown, Arizona, said the two-year-old moggy is 'unstoppable'. She told The Express: 'What she's achieved in such a short time is unimaginable and absolutely mind-blowing.