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  • How catnip makes the chemical that causes cats to go crazy

    12/11/2018 6:31:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 10, 2018, | John Innes Centre
    The substance that triggers this state of feline ecstasy is called nepetalactone, a type of chemical called a terpene. This simple, small molecule is part of an unusual chain of events, not previously seen by chemists. The researchers believe that understanding the production of these nepetalactones could help them recreate the way that plants synthesise other chemicals like vinblastine, which is used for chemotherapy. This could lead to the ability to create these useful medicines more efficiently and quickly than we are currently able to harvest them from nature. Usually in plants, for example peppermint, terpenes are formed by a...
  • "Blues for Deimos" - original blues, by Yours Truly

    12/10/2018 8:31:37 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 12/10/2018 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Best. Kitty. Ever. For a free download of "Blues for Deimos" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • 'His house, his rules': Hilarious moment feline leaps out of his cat flap and pounces on an

    11/19/2018 12:34:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/19/18 | Sophie Law
    Full title.......................'His house, his rules': Hilarious moment feline leaps out of his cat flap and pounces on an inquisitive raccoon to defend his porch............. This is the hilarious moment a raccoon tries to get through a cat flap but is pounced on and chased away by an angry cat. Footage captured on a home security camera shows the daring raccoon try to get into the house after looking curiously through the cat door in the Pacific North West, US. The raccoon can be seen walking tentatively up the stairs onto a garden porch before curiously looking at the cat flap....
  • California firefighters rescue burned cat as Camp Fire continues to burn

    11/14/2018 4:46:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Nicole Darrah, Fox News
    Firefighters from California's Foster City Fire Department on Monday came to the rescue of a cat who was burned in the Camp Fire, which has left at least 48 people dead and over 100 missing. The cat — named "Foster" — was meowing while hiding in the bushes of a property that firefighters were checking, the department wrote on Facebook. Foster was coaxed out of hiding by Firefighter Downing, and "an instant friendship was formed." "The cat had burns to its whiskers and bottom of its paws. [Engine 28] crew were able to get some much needed food and water...
  • No spring in his step! Lazy cat deals with stairs by acting like a slinky

    11/08/2018 9:42:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2018 | Claire Anderson
    This sleepy cat pretends to be a slinky toy as it slides down wooden steps in the laziest way possible. Unable to even lift its head, the furry felines slips head first as the rest of its body slumps on to each step. The adorable black and white striped cat gives up even getting to the lower floor and lies aimlessly on the stair.
  • "Catwalk" - original jazz, by Yours Truly

    11/05/2018 9:12:35 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 11/5/18 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Mesdames et Messieurs, le Quintette du Hot Club de Hopalongville. For a free download of "Catwalk" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • Missing Cat Living as Stray Recognizes Owner After 6 Years Apart

    10/26/2018 2:35:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 63 replies
    MSN ^ | October 26, 2018 | Kelli Bender
    She might have forgotten where home is, but Julie the cat never forgets a face. According to Current in Carmel, the black feline from Carmel, Indiana, slipped out of her home in 2012 and could not be found. At the time, Lorinda Roberts, mother to the cat’s owner, Jon Gulla, relentlessly searched for the feline, but had to refocus her efforts when Gulla was diagnosed with lymphoma shortly after Julie’s escape. Julie remained missing, but was never far from Gulla and Roberts’ thoughts. “Every once in a while you find that needle in a haystack,” Roberts told Current in Carmel...
  • Man Saves Kitten Stuck on Busy Road While Others Keep Driving by

    10/21/2018 5:50:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 21OCT18 | Amy Bojo
    Friday morning, Chuck Hawley from Silverton, Oregon was on his way to work when he spotted something in the middle of the road. As he got closer, he realized that it was a kitten stuck in the lane. Chuck Hawley"I was driving to work and saw cars in front of me passing over something in the road, and realized it was a kitten sitting upright shaking like a leaf," Chuck told Love Meow. The tiny feline appeared to be stuck to the ground and couldn't break free. Many cars drove around her, but no one stopped. Chuck knew that...
  • Kittens Give an Old Cat a Purpose to Live - He's Outlived Everyone's Expectations

    10/21/2018 5:39:04 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 20OCT18 | Amy Bojo
    When a group of TNR (trap-neuter-return) rescuers from British Columbia, Canada found an emaciated old cat, they knew they had to save him. TinyKittensMason the cat was spotted two years ago as an injured feral cat from a cat colony. Rescuers from TinyKittens, a rescue group based in Fort Langley, British Columbia, trapped him and brought him to the vet. They discovered that he had terminal illness but refused to give up. "A surprise diagnosis of advanced terminal kidney disease meant we couldn't return this fierce warrior to his home in the wild due to daily medical and feeding...
  • US embassy in Australia apologizes for sending out email with photo of cat...

    10/15/2018 8:02:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    US embassy in Australia apologizes for sending out email with photo of cat dressed like Cookie Monster The U.S. embassy in Australia apologized on Monday after it accidentally sent out a photo of a pajama-clad cat dressed like the Cookie Monster. The embassy in Canberra sent out an email invitation titled “meeting” to an unknown number of recipients, the BBC reported. Attached to the email was a photo of a cat wearing blue pajamas to look like “Sesame Street” character Cookie Monster. The text next to the photo read “cat pyjama-jam.” U.S. mission to Australia spokesman Gavin Sundwall told the...
  • Whitefield officials dealing with ‘huge’ feral cat problem

    10/07/2018 4:49:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies
    CENTRALMAINE.COM ^ | 07 OCTOBER 2018 | SAM SHEPHERD
    WHITEFIELD — A “huge feral cat problem” on Townhouse Road — to the tune of up to 100 such felines — could affect the health of domestic animals and people who come in contact with them, an animal control officer told selectmen last week. Ben Cook, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department animal control officer assigned to Whitefield, discussed the issue at last week’s selectboard meeting, saying he’d noticed the problem about two weeks ago. A town resident, however, said it began more than a year ago.
  • Couple Saves Cat from Shelter, the Kitty Holds onto Them and Won't Let Go

    10/02/2018 3:19:54 AM PDT · by vannrox · 40 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 1oct18 | Amy Bojo
    A couple from North Carolina rescued a cat from a shelter. The kitty was so happy to have a home that he cuddled his human with both of his paws and didn't want to let go. DanDan and his wife Hannah were contacted by a volunteer of Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, a rescue in Maryland, about a cat needing immediate fostering. The 9-year-old cat who had been surrendered to a shelter in North Carolina, was in poor health. "I took the afternoon off work and drove an hour to get him," Dan told Love Meow. The cat was very...
  • Stray Mama Cat Leads Woman to Save Her Kitten Trapped In Storm Drain...

    09/22/2018 9:36:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 17NOV17 | Amy Bojo
    A stray momma cat led a woman to a storm drain so she could help her save her kitten who was trapped inside.Meet Mama Rayne! Here Kitty Kitty RescueLast Thursday Lisa was walking in her work parking lot when she saw a cat running up to her, meowing. The kitty kept signaling the woman as if she was trying to tell her something. She followed the cat who led her all the way to a tiny drain up by the building. "When Lisa got close to the drain, she could hear a kitten down the hole frantically crying. Because...
  • Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months

    09/22/2018 5:53:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 40 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 18sep18 | Amy Bojo
    Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months Terry from Wisconsin came to Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin six months ago, and he just kept coming back. When he returned, he didn't come empty-handed. Safe Haven Pet SanctuaryHe brought his very own trusty brush so he could help groom the feline residents there, but little did he know that his regularly visits quickly became an adorable fixture at the sanctuary. When Terry heard about the cage-free, no-kill cat shelter, which specializes in rescuing kitties with...
  • "Our Town" - Iris DeMent cover, by Yours Truly

    09/16/2018 1:01:43 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 9/16/18 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg" (performance), Iris DeMent (composer/author)
    This episode of Hoppy Cleans Out His Junk Drawer Theatre is made possible by a grant from the I Have No Shame Foundation. For a free download of "Our Town" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • Kitten clings for life as man awaits rescue from Florence. The cat’s name says it all.

    09/15/2018 9:41:02 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 29 replies
    The News and Observer ^ | 09/15/18 | Andrew Carter
    From his seat on the back of a small jon boat, Robert Simmons Jr. surveyed the floodwater in his neighborhood in northwest New Bern. The water, which spilled over from the Neuse River during Hurricane Florence, turned streets into canals, divided by rooftops. It was waist deep on some of those streets, and deeper still on others. All around, street signs and trees poked through the water, offering landmarks to a terrain that even longtime residents now found unrecognizable. Simmons has lived here his entire life — 40 years — he said, and now he didn’t recognize anything. “We...
  • Shelter Tries to Find Home for Cat Who Has Been Waiting for Over 400 Days..

    09/05/2018 7:02:06 AM PDT · by vannrox · 46 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 14fed17 | Amy Bojo
    This charming little boy had been waiting for his forever home for over 400 days. A week before Valentine's Day, the shelter decided to help him find love.Meet Champas the cat!Animal Welfare League NSWThis gorgeous five-year old cat came to Animal Welfare League (NSW, Australia) over a year ago in December 2015. He was very shy, hiding in the shadows and didn't want to interact with anyone. Many animals got adopted, but people kept passing him by. The shelter decided to assign him a role to help socialize him, so he became the feline receptionist working alongside a staff...
  • Man Spent 7 Hours Digging in Piles of Wood to Save Litter of Kittens in Dumpster

    09/02/2018 3:59:12 AM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | Sept 2016 | Amy Bojo
    A kind-hearted man spent seven hours digging through piles of wood to save a litter of tiny kittens in the dumpster.Courtesy: CliffA month ago, Cliff heard meowing coming from a pile of wood in the dumpster. He spotted a little helpless kitten hanging onto scraps of wood, letting out a few faint cries. Soon he discovered that there were more than one kitten. "They got dumped in the dumpster, then there was wood dumped on top," Cliff told Love Meow. He spent hours digging through piles of wood and steels to save the abandoned kittens. They were so young...
  • Greek cat sanctuary hiring caretaker to live on island, supervise 55 cats

    08/12/2018 2:26:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    The job posting seems normal enough until you learn that the sanctuary isn’t in some sad brick building lined with cages, but is instead located on the stunning Greek island of Syros, where all the cats run free. With the job, you’ll not only have the love of many cats, but you’ll also have a fully paid for, modern little house with its own garden that also has a view of the Aegean Sea, and a small salary to boot.
  • Cats Sailed With Vikings to Conquer The World, Says Genetic Study

    08/08/2018 10:58:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    n the first large-scale study of ancient feline DNA, the results reveal how our inscrutable friends were domesticated in the Near East and Egypt some 15,000 years ago, before spreading across the globe and into our hearts. The study was presented at the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Oxford, UK back in 2016, and sequenced DNA from 209 cats that lived between 15,000 and 3,700 years ago - so from just before the advent of agriculture right up to the 18th century. Found in more than 30 archaeological sites in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, these ancient feline...