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  • Suspect dangling from San Francisco building in standoff now in custody

    10/08/2015 9:20:53 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    KRON4 ^ | October 7, 2015, | Vince Cestone
    A man who ran from a California Highway Patrol traffic stop and threatened to jump from a two-story building in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early this evening was taken into custody with the help of a family pet, according to police. The suspect’s cat was brought to the scene by family, Gatpandan said.
  • "Bengal sisters fully automatic cat bashing" (Kittens play whack-a-mole [video])

    10/08/2015 12:16:03 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 25, 2015 | "Aquarius of Bengal cat"
    "The revival 13 years! I Amesho sister of the predecessor he was me playing gleefully, now Bengal sisters will be what happens. . . How can I tried to commissioning in order to see a little reaction. . ."
  • In The Name Of Science, Here's Why You Should Spend More Time Cuddling Cats

    10/07/2015 5:32:56 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 28 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 6, 2015 | Arin Greenwood
    Turns out that petting and talking nicely with shelter cats isn't just an awfully pleasant way to spend the afternoon. There's now scientific proof that this kind of behavior also helps keep the cats healthy -- a finding that sounds adorable, and could have some seriously great implications for the cats. For the study -- published this month in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine -- 96 shelter cats were divided into two groups. One group got positive interaction with the same person for 10 minutes at a time, four times a day, for 10 days. This interaction, which could include...
  • Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs

    10/05/2015 7:49:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-04-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Things We Can Learn from Cats and Dogs Msgr. Charles Pope • October 4, 2015 • Here at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish in Washington D.C., we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (one day early, on Saturday, Oct 3rd) with the blessing of the animals. Although most folks bring dogs to be blessed, there are usually some cats and a few other animals like ferrets. Once, someone even brought a snake!Over the years, I have shared with the dog owners a list of “Things we can learn from dogs” (see below). When I was growing up, we always...

    10/01/2015 8:40:38 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    ABC7 (KGO) ^ | 9-30-15 | Vic Lee
    There may be a new development connected to the incident recorded on video of a cat being taken from its home the South Bay. It's a startling development, and neighbors wonder if there could there be a cat killer on the loose in the Cambrian District of San Jose. We showed you security video on Tuesday night of a 17-year-old cat named GoGo who was apparently cat-napped last Monday. In the video you see him lounging on his front lawn when a car stopped by the house and a person got out and approached GoGo. The cat tried to escape,...
  • Is It Better to Adopt a Rubio Staffer, a Kitten, or a Water Buffalo?

    09/30/2015 3:02:04 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 29, 2015 | Ben Ellman
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently added “Adopt a Staffer for the Day” as an option in the campaign store. It costs you $250, and in return you'll be mentioned on Twitter and get an update from the impoverished Young Republican taker — who'd better be cute! (No, this is not welfare, since they have to work!) How does it compare to other selfless adoptions you might try out?-snip-You can adopt a kitten from the ASPCA for about half the price of a Rubio staffer.Apparently you can adopt an entire herd of manatees, Florida’s most famous aquatic residents, for the...
  • No One Loves Their Best Friend More Than This Cat [video]

    09/27/2015 11:14:52 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 54 replies
    Gee, and I thought that cats were supposed to be aloof.
  • Surveillance Camera Films Man Stealing San Jose Family's Cat

    09/27/2015 11:01:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 | Danielle Latimer and Raji Ramanathan
    A San Jose family was able to identify the man who stole their cat from surveillance camera footage, but they need help finding him. Miroslav Petro & Miriam Petrova were devastated when their 17-year-old cat “Gogo” was stolen from their front yard on Monday. Thanks to their surveillance camera, the family has footage of a thief capturing the cat. Due to the low quality of the video the owners have a very vague description of the thief. A police report was filed and the owners are asking the public to help find the cat and thief.
  • UPDATE: Ginger Kittens Saved by Fishermen from Warrior River (Story, pics, and video)

    09/26/2015 1:38:04 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    Love Meow ^ | September 19, 2015 | Amy
    Remember the two ginger kittens that swam their way to a fishermen’s boat to be rescued? We’ve got updates on the two kitties. The two brave ginger kittens rescued by fishermen Jason Frost and Brandon Key are doing great at their forever home where they have been named Warrior and River. “Warrior and River are doing good they have been to the vet, have had all the shots they need and both have been fixed,” their human wrote. (More on Facebook)
  • Cats versus Zombies, it’s a thing now (VIDEO)

    09/21/2015 3:19:39 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies ^ | 9/16/15 | Chris Eger
    With the zombie genre seemingly incapable of staying dead, we give you a Russian short film telling the story of two cats who elect to save their little buddy from the walking dead.Sure, ever since Bela Lugosi uttered those lines in nearly-forgotten zombie film in the 1930s, these shambling creatures have been put through the ringer and are still going strong.And this two-minute film has everything:-Dual wielding? Check. -Domestic short hair cats rocking subguns? Check. -A Venture Brothers-quality Wilhelm scream thrown in the background? Check. -Explosive Mix Tape? Check (in Dolby). -A zombie in a trilby getting smoked? YES! Bring...
  • Depressed Cat is Depressed

    09/18/2015 12:54:41 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    IMGUR ^ | September 17, 2015 | iamkarlkingofducks
    Depressive Cat:
  • Baby and her kitten waking up after a nap.

    09/15/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 39 replies
    IMGUR ^ | September 15, 2015 | natsdorf
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  • Wisconsin man shot roommate as cat played with gun's laser

    09/13/2015 9:11:23 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 74 replies ^ | 09.13 .15 | unknown
    An Onalaska man who accidentally shot his roommate while teasing a cat with the laser sight of his gun has been fined $50 after pleading guilty to a weapons crime. Vaughn Rothering, 22, will pay a total of $591 including court costs and will be eligible to have the felony conviction expunged.
  • big bad wolf and itty bitty kitten learning to play together [video]

    09/10/2015 1:04:11 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Nov 6, 2013 | Woolybullyshanti
    There is definitely a huge size difference here. Navarro is around 80 lbs and Iben is just over 1 lb, so I was a little worried about them learning to play. As it turns out, even when Iben's head completely disappears inside Navarro's mouth, he is completely safe. And thank goodness for that! It seems to be a good friendship in the making.
  • Face it, your cat doesn't care about you: Felines don't miss you when you're gone.

    09/03/2015 1:03:32 PM PDT · by dennisw · 159 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 3 September 2015 | Victoria Woollaston
    Dogs and children form a 'secure attachment' to their primary caregivers Researchers wanted to discover if cats formed the same bond They put cats in unusual situations with strangers and recorded reactions Study found that cats don't suffer from separation anxiety like dogs do - and their wailing may instead simply be a sign of frustration Researchers have found that cats don't see their owners as a source of safety and security in the same way dogs do, making them more independent +3 Researchers have found that cats don't see their owners as a source of safety and security in...
  • Incredible Moment fishermen Rescue Two Kittens From a River | Gone Cat-Fishing on The Warrior River

    08/31/2015 5:14:56 PM PDT · by windcliff · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-31-15
    Alabama fishermen haul in the catch of a lifetime: 2 cute kittens "Catfishing" on the Warrior River | They were stunned to see two tiny kittens swimming towards their boat. Warning: your heart may not be able to handle this.Alabama fishermen rescue kittens from Warrior River
  • ‘Crazy’ European Model Causes Flight Diversion To DIA All Because Of A Cat (Germany from Las Vegas)

    08/31/2015 7:09:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    CBS4 ^ | August 30, 2015
    A flight was diverted to Denver International Airport on Friday because of an unruly passenger who wanted to see her comfort cat. Passengers resumed their flight on Saturday after a 24-hour delay. A passenger on the flight to Germany from Las Vegas shot video of a clearly agitated woman, described at a European model, taken off the Condor Airlines flight that landed prematurely in Denver. The female passenger was reportedly demanding to be seated with her comfort cat. “That lady wasn’t happy with the crew putting their cat in the lavatory and then everything went wrong. She started screaming and...
  • Kitten In Car Engine Rescued By Sacramento Fire Department

    08/30/2015 1:12:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 | William Bigelow
    Pleasing cat lovers everywhere, but likely disappointing many dogs, the Sacramento Fire Department rescued a cat trapped in a car’s engine compartment Wednesday, according to News10.
  • Owner of Swimming, Hiking Cat: 'We Think He Might Be Part Dog'

    08/30/2015 12:36:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KBOI2 ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Michelle Esteban
    A Renton house cat seems to think he's a dog, and his exploits on local hiking trails is earning him celebrity status online. Move over birds and hikers; there's a new cat in town, and he walks the backcountry trails like any hiking dog would -- like he was born to hike. "We think he might be part dog," said Anna Wilson. His name is Paddington. His parents, Bryan and Anna Wilson, got him at the Seattle Humane Society as a kitten last summer, where they instantly detected his courageous spirit and their connection. "Kittens can be cute and cuddly...
  • German Cat Snuggles, Gently Strokes Snoring Pig

    08/28/2015 10:58:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Ben Hoope
    A German miniature pig owner shared video of one of her prized mini-hogs receiving a naptime snuggle and gentle stroking from the family cat. The video, posted to YouTube by user Nicolle von Eberkopf, shows miniature pig Moritz taking a snore-filled snooze while his feline buddy cuddles him and strokes his face. Nicolle said Moritz often looks after the other animals on their farm, so it was a change of pace to see him being cared for by the cat. "Good friends monitor your sleep!" she wrote in the video's title.
  • World's Oldest Cat lives in Oregon

    08/22/2015 4:51:07 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    KOMO ^ | 8-22-15 | Kelly Andersen
    When she was 6 1/2, Ashley Okura picked a kitten from a litter and named him Corduroy. That was 1989. It's now 2015, and Corduroy keeps on purring. “He's very mellow, unless there's a critter that catches his attention," Ashley said. "Then he perks up and he'll go after it.” Ashley's brother picked a cat from the same litter and named him Batman. Batman died at age 19. Corduroy is now 26 - and considered the world's oldest living cat by Guinness World Records. "All of these types of records, they require a vast amount of documentary evidence to ensure...
  • Limberbutt McCubbins, cat running for President, praises fellow hopeful...

    08/20/2015 11:23:31 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 20, 2015 | Meg Warner
  • RIP my beloved cat Tabitha, 1996-2015.

    08/19/2015 4:03:41 PM PDT · by Catmom · 76 replies
    The greatest cat I ever owned passed on today just a few weeks shy of her 19th birthday. She was the oldest kitty I ever had but I'm afraid that's gonna make it harder to adjust to a world without her. I could tell endless stories about her (as she could about me!). Just wanted to post this to the Freeper community 'cause I get so much comfort here talking with like minded souls and could sure use an extra dose today. Thank you so much :(
  • Escaped tiger recaptured in old Detroit factory

    08/18/2015 6:10:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    DETROIT, - Police in Detroit confirmed a tiger was on the loose in a disused plant on the east side of the city and it has now been recaptured. Detroit police said the tiger escaped from a British film crew Monday while they were shooting footage inside the old Packard Plant and the crew was unable to recapture the big cat. Representatives of the plant's owners said the film crew had permission to shoot inside the building, but not to bring wild animals. They said the crew brought the tiger along with a bobcat and a wolf without informing officials....
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  • Corduroy the Oregon house cat is named world's oldest at 26 (or 120 in cat years)

    08/14/2015 9:57:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | August 14, 2015 | Reporter
    An Oregon house cat has been named the world's oldest at the ripe old age of 26. Corduroy, a long-haired tabby, has belonged to Ashley Reed Okura of Sisters, Oregon since he was just short of 7-years-old. "The secret has been allowing him to be a cat -- hunting and getting plenty of love!" Okura said in a release put out by Guinness World Records, who certified the record Thursday.
  • No sex please: India 'shy' white tiger refuses to mate

    08/11/2015 11:03:00 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/11/15
    Officials at the Alipore zoo in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta) say their attempts to mate a young tiger have been unsuccessful with the big cat showing little interest in mating. Vishal, the 10-year-old white tiger, has so far spurned the advances of tigress Rupa, living in the adjoining enclosure, an official told the BBC. Libido enhancers have also failed to spur him into action, he said.
  • Why do kittens have vertical pupils?

    08/09/2015 9:31:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies ^ | Aug. 10, 2015
    Pupils' shape and size can reveal whether your kitten is a hunter or the hunted, research shows, Zee News reports. The study also said that species with pupils that are vertical slits are more likely to be ambush predators that are active both day and night. "For species that are active both night and day, like domestic cats, slit pupils provide the dynamic range needed to help them see in dim light yet not get blinded by the midday sun," said lead researcher Martin Banks, professor of optometry at University of California-Berkeley. The vertical slits of domestic cats and...
  • “There Are More Cats…Than There are Republican Presidential Candidates,” Fed Up With Cat Colony

    08/07/2015 9:48:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    KFOR ^ | ADAM SNIDER | AUGUST 6, 2015
    “There are more cats…than there are Republican presidential candidates,” Neighbors fed up with cat colonyOne Norman neighborhood is reportedly the cat’s meow, with resident’s claiming wild felines are running amok. “There’s a lot of cats now,” said Nathan Hobbs. “There are more cats in this neighborhood, than there are Republican presidential candidates.” It’s a problem Nathan says has really heated up this summer. While Santa Claus has Donner, Dancer, and Prancer…Nathan has his own team. “There’s big gray, there’s little gray, there’s TFC,” said Hobbs. “You’ve got ring tail one, ring tail two, ring tail three…couple tabbies, and that giant...
  • Confirmed: Jericho the lion is alive

    08/03/2015 12:03:33 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies ^ | 08/02/15 |
    Zimbabwe, researchers confirmed that Jericho is alive Sunday. Brent Stapelkamp, a researcher with the Hwange Lion Research Project, shared a picture of Jericho in his park habitat through Oxford University’s Twitter account. A GPS tracking device on the lion was working and sending normal signals, Stapelkamp said Saturday.
  • Animal psychic claims Cecil the lion has spoken to her and given instructions on how to deal...

    08/02/2015 11:12:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 117 replies
    Despite the possibility that talking to Cecil would unveil clues about his death, the animal did not offer an explanation. ... Cecil supposedly told Anderson, who specializes in speaking to clients' deceased pets and charges $75 for a fifteen minute session with up to two animals, that he is now 'finer than ever'. He apparently said he is 'grander than before as no one can take our purity, our truth or our soul'. 'Be strong and speak for all the others who suffer needlessly to satisfy human greed. Bring Light and Love and we will rise above this'.
  • Cecil the lion's brother Jericho shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwean parkk

    08/01/2015 12:00:23 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Cecil the lion's brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in a park in Zimbabwe.  The beloved animal was protecting Cecil's lion cubs after he was shot dead by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world.  Jericho is believed to have been gunned down during an illegal hunting operation in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon during. Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: 'It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon.  'We are absolutely heartbroken. We have...
  • A hungry Brit wants cat arrested for eating his bacon

    08/01/2015 10:57:59 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Ashley Lewis
    It was just a catty complaint. A hungry Brit called the West Yorkshire police seeking to rat out his girlfriend — and their pet feline — for devouring his precious bacon. “Me girlfriend has let the cat eat my bacon,” the man could be heard telling a dispatcher in an audio clip of the call released by police. “I want to press charges.” The bizarre complaint did not rattle the operator. She asked the man if he wanted to press charges against the cat or his girlfriend. Both of them, he said.
  • Cecil the lion's cubs are being protected by his BROTHER

    08/01/2015 1:06:37 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 88 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 July 2015 | SIMON TOMLINSON and TOM WYKE
    The cubs fathered by Cecil the lion are being protected by his brother amid fears they will be killed by a male rival, researchers said today. The much-loved lion was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world. After his death, there were fears his cubs would be killed by the next lion in the hierarchy so he could father his own offspring with the females in the pride. But a team at Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit, which had been studying Cecil before he was shot dead, said the lion's brother had stepped...
  • 15 Things People Do That Annoy Their Pets

    07/31/2015 8:09:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Rant Pets ^ | July 15, 2015 | Kallie Provencher
    5. Watch Movies With Door Bell Sounds
  • Cougar petter: “That was a very bad decision.” ( Ohio )

    07/26/2015 5:32:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 100 replies
    WCMH ^ | July 26, 2015 | Nick Bechtel and Mike Bowersock
    WESTERVILLE — The 35-year-old man who crossed a fence to pet some cougars last week said he wishes he had never done it. “That was a very bad decision” said Josh Newell. “If I had to do it over I definitely would have stayed within the barrier boundaries. I was thinking I’m an animal lover. The cats were looking like they wanted some love and just jumped over and petted them.” Newell was pressed with criminal trespassing charges by the Columbus Zoo after video showed him jumping a barrier to pet two adult cougars .
  • OMG! Cat Picks a Fight With the Wrong Squid

    07/21/2015 3:56:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    HLN ^ | 7/21
    While trying to get some dinner, a cat got its just desserts after picking on the wrong squid. In this crazy video, it first appears that the mischievous kitty has the upper hand on its prey. With feline claws and definitely a size advantage, it dips into a pool with the cephalopod. But surprise for the cat because the squid just attaches itself right onto its hunter, turning the tables of the food pyramid. Unable to see because of a face full of tentacles, the regretful cat stumbles backward and all around. And while the cat is eventually able to...
  • NOFD revives lifeless kitten with special oxygen mask

    07/17/2015 3:54:02 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A lifeless cat was pulled from a small kitchen fire in the Seventh Ward. He was quickly revived thanks to an oxygen mask specially designed for dogs and cats. “I guess he has eight more lives,” said Doug Cardinale with the New Orleans Fire Department. The fire broke out around noon Wednesday in the 1220 block of Columbus Street. The fire was small, according to the New Orleans Fire Department, but almost claimed the life of a house cat.
  • Australia actually declares ‘war’ on cats, plans to kill 2 million by 2020

    07/17/2015 1:41:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 117 replies ^ | July 16 2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The Australian government announced plans to cull up to 2 million feral cats by 2020 in a bid to preserve dozens of native species that authorities claim face extinction because of the cats' predatory behavior. Speaking to a national radio station, Gregory Andrews, the country's first threatened-species Commissioner, said Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt "is declaring war on feral cats, and he's asked me to take charge of that program."
  • Ahh Mr Bond, I've been expecting mew!

    07/13/2015 7:50:04 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/13/15 | Smith
    Nelson the cat was found in an abandoned car park with a wounded eye He now bears striking resemblance to the Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld Rescue centre staff fear the likeness has stopped him from being adopted Nelson is being cared for by Cats Protection in Winslow, Buckinghamshire I's not a face many would welcome at the end of a hard day's work. But the fearsome appearance of Bond villain Blofeld is keeping one animal in need from finding a loving home. Nelson, a ginger Tom cat who was brought to a rescue centre in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, looks...
  • Beta testing new device to be installed on Greece ATMs (GIF at link)

    07/08/2015 6:53:26 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    IMGUR ^ | July 7, 2015 | Shpeque
    Link to GIF
  • The Cat Masseuse: Thai Cat Massage Mastery

    07/07/2015 4:58:54 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    The most laid back cat ever gets a massage by a beach tourist in Thailand...
  • Are Cats Really Wild Animals? Experts clash over whether they count as a domesticated species.

    07/07/2015 7:14:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 85 replies
    Slate ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Grimm
    The other night, before my wife and I put our 2½-year-old twins to bed, she began reading them one of their favorite books, Where the Wild Things Are. Juliet, in Dalmatian pajamas, asked, “Mommy, where are the wild things?” My wife glanced over at our gray-and-white tabby curled up on a chair nearby. “Well,” she said, “Jasper’s a wild thing.” Juliet looked incredulous. “Jasper’s not a wild thing,” she said. “He’s a cat!” The dispute is understandable. Though cats have lived with us for nearly 10,000 years and are the world’s most popular pet, experts disagree about whether they’re actually...
  • Man who allegedly punted cat 'like a football' found dead

    07/03/2015 3:14:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 76 replies
    A South Pittsburg man found dead in North Alabama was previously charged with animal cruelty after allegedly punting a cat "like a football." Dejion "D.J." Roberson, 21, was found dead in an isolated area of County Road 208 in Bridgeport. The sheriff's office determined the death was a homicide. Roberson was arrested on Christmas Eve 2013 in McMinn County. Several witnesses saw him carrying a cat by the neck and kicking it like a soccer ball, according to an incident report.
  • Arrogant Cat Perfectly Blocks Girl’s Perfect Yoga Pose (Video at Link)

    07/03/2015 9:30:59 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    The cat even seemed to make an arrogant face like it knew what it was doing. Cats are funny creatures. Sometimes, it seems like we humans love them more than they love us back. Snoky Hootan was performing a difficult yoga handstand pose in front of her camera and was about to pull it off perfectly when her cat decided to sit right in front of the camera, completely blocking her from view.
  • Deimos Hits the 'Nip, Zia Looks On Disdainfully (cat video)

    07/02/2015 2:30:14 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 7/2/15 | Me
    Deimos likes his catnip. REALLY likes his catnip. No fighting, but one very happy kitty.
  • This is the smallest African wild cat, the black-footed cat... (Beautiful cat alert)

    07/01/2015 10:38:51 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 89 replies
    IMGUR ^ | June 30, 2015 | KittyInTheCity
    More pics here: This is the smallest...
  • Your cat is on a killing spree that's destroying the planet; study finds you're in denial about it

    07/01/2015 8:36:24 AM PDT · by Rio · 84 replies ^ | July 1, 2015 | Douglas Perry
    Your cat is a killer. And we're not just talking about the hit to your soul when Fluffy stares right past you despite your sweetest cooing. Cats, no matter how adorable, are predators. They stalk, they pounce -- and then they snap the neck of whatever little flying or skittering thing they've just caught. Most of us view this as a good thing. We're all better off with fewer rodents around, and if some pretty little birds get caught up in the killing spree, we can live with that. Biologists, it seems, aren't so sure. Domestic cats aren't a natural...
  • Science finally tells us how cats want to be petted

    07/01/2015 6:14:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | Sadie Dingfelder
    How should you pet your cat? It’s a question that’s stumped pet owners for centuries, but science now has an answer. Here's what a team of researchers from the University of Lincoln in the UK found, in graphical form: Yes, that’s right. Cats do not like being stroked at the base of their tail -- at least, that was the case for most of the 54 cats in this study, and another, smaller study on the topic. That’s sort of a cat erogenous zone, and petting may overstimulate it, the researchers posit.
  • Farewell, Station Master Tama [Station Master Kitty RIP; w/pix]

    06/29/2015 4:02:10 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    This dapper calico named Tama had a very important role as the station master of an electric railway station in Japan. After eight years on the job, she was laid to rest in a beautiful ceremony which 3,000 co-workers, admirers and friends attended. As you can see, she took her job very seriously. The Kishi Railway Station where Tama worked was nearly shut down, leading to her adoptive owner, a local grocer, to be named station master in 2006 to cut costs. A year later Tama took over the role. Her popularity as station master is credited for saving the...