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  • 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.
  • New Kitty Alert!

    12/06/2014 10:53:26 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 121 replies
    12/6/14
    FR's own Monkey Face has just welcomed a new feline family member. Congratulations on your new furbaby Sparkle!
  • Lil BUB's Fish and Yogurt Thanksgiving!

    12/06/2014 4:10:05 AM PST · by mkleesma · 9 replies
    Lilbub.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Lil Bub
    Everybody LOVES Lil' Bub!
  • Oldest Janus cat in the world, ‘Frank and Louie,’ dies at 15

    12/05/2014 11:48:30 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 4, 2014 | Nicole Hensley
    The world’s oldest and beloved two-faced cat of Massachusetts has been euthanized. The 15-year-old feline known as “Frank and Louie” fell drastically ill over the Thanksgiving holiday in Worcester, likely from a “really bad cancer,” its owner, Martha (Marty) Stevens, told the Telegram newspaper.
  • Decorating a Christmas tree with cats around!

    12/05/2014 6:14:09 PM PST · by Justice · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/4/2014 | Cole and Marmalade
    Click Here for video Cats VS Christmas Trees ... the battle continues! Even though I knew we couldn't leave the Christmas tree up this year because it would be dangerous and Marmalade would more than likely eat something he shouldn't… Marmalade is currently going through chemotherapy and fighting cancer so I decided to put it up anyway so he could have some fun! As you can see from the look of joy and mischief on his face it was well worth the effort :)
  • 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever' is the worst Christmas movie ever

    11/30/2014 8:30:14 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 34 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 29, 2014 | Samantha Highfill
    Lifetime’s weirdly meta film, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever—which comes complete with Aubrey Plaza appearing onscreen to announce she’s voicing the beloved Internet meme—is, essentially, the story of one young girl’s attempt at making friends and saving a mall. Yep; it sounds about as interesting as it is to watch. With Grumpy Cat narrating the young girl’s story—and popping in to drive cars and operate paintball guns—the film focuses on a mall pet store and the two musicians who decide to steal a $1 million dog. The annoying animals and even more annoying humans pull focus from Grumpy Cat’s...
  • Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving Leftovers

    11/27/2014 6:17:25 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 47 replies
    PetMD ^ | Unk | PetMD
    With the holidays approaching, your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. When polled, 56 percent of petMD readers admitted to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets. While this can be a wonderful way to add lean protein and fresh veggies to your pet’s diet, there are also hidden dangers in holiday fare. This year, before preparing a heaping plateful for your pet, consult a vet and consider these 10 tips to keep Thanksgiving a safe, healthful holiday for your dog or cat... More at: Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving...
  • HAPPY DOGS & CAT in AUSTRALIA - Pharrell Williams "HAPPY" song [video]

    11/25/2014 10:49:16 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | CATMANTOO
    Inspired by Pharrell William's International "Happy" Hit! Lot's of dogs playing at the beach. Special appearance from "DIDGA" aka 'Worlds BEST Skateboarding Cat'.
  • Cat rescued from Westlake school bus recovering, but medical bills likely to total $2,500

    11/21/2014 12:08:08 PM PST · by EBH · 49 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Barb Galbincea
    WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Margie, a cat rescued from the engine belt of a Westlake school bus last week, is recovering, but her medical bills are piling up. So far, the Westlake Animal Hospital has provided about $1,800 in care to Margie, who was found stuck in the bus' serpentine belt, according to a news release from the school district. The 1-year-old cat was discovered after Westlake bus driver Marge Laskowski radioed fellow driver Denise Wering during their morning routes on Nov. 12 to check the back of Wering's bus. When the drivers pulled off of Dover Center Road, they spotted...
  • CATcerto. ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE. Mindaugas Piecaitis, Nora The Piano Cat

    11/16/2014 1:39:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 7, 2009 | Mindaugas Piecaitis
    CATcerto. ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE. Mindaugas Piecaitis, Nora The Piano Cat
  • Kitten Therapy: The Prescription for Stress

    11/13/2014 8:02:01 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    The secret to stress relief? Kitties! These stressed people are invited to step inside a big glass “therapy” office and are surprised with some kitten playtime. ( 3 min video at link )
  • Mouse thought he was safe...he was wrong... This cat is a professional hunter

    11/11/2014 12:58:08 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    LiveLeak.com ^ | November 9, 2014 | dammam1998
    Mouse thought he was safe...he was wrong... This cat is a professional hunter Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d80_1415522837#cKjpv7GTX3qCgyKD.99
  • Man In Critical Condition After Running Back Into Apartment Blaze To Save Cat

    11/09/2014 10:47:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 9, 2014 10:15 PM
    VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — A man risked his life when he ran back into his burning apartment to rescue his cat. The fire broke out inside a three-story building in the 8100 block of Langdon Avenue on Sunday, according to LA firefighters. The fire was contained to the one apartment, and the man was able to get out safely. However, he rushed back into the fire to get his cat, which was still in the apartment. In his rescue attempt, the man ended up suffering from smoke inhalation, and firefighters say he was in critical condition on Sunday evening. His...
  • Animal Rx: 11 Ways Pets Make You Healthy

    11/09/2014 6:28:56 PM PST · by Justice · 31 replies
    Everday Health ^ | Jordan Lite and Madeline Vann
    Of course you can’t resist your golden retriever’s puppy-dog eyes or your tabby’s silly antics, but you’re getting much more from your pet than unconditional love and great pics for your Facebook wall. Nearly two-thirds of American households include a pet — and our animal companions are proving themselves adept at enhancing human health in increasingly diverse ways. From calming patients before medical procedures to motivating owners to exercise, pets may be the best medicine we don’t even realize we’re taking. Here, the notable ways your animal companions can improve your health.
  • Get the Purrr-fect Snack in These Cat Cafés Around the World [w/pix]

    11/08/2014 10:10:17 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    Yahoo! Travel ^ | November 3 | Andrew Villagomez
    The popular global cat café trend has finally clawed its way to the U.S. this fall with the recent opening of a new establishment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cat Town Café, in Oakland, Calif., is a hybrid café and free-roaming cat area, called the Cat Zone, where kitty enthusiasts can play with the felines for hours and even adopt them — which is the main goal of the nonprofit organization running this quirky place. The hybrid concept is a bit different from that of both established locations in Japan — where the trend has been made popular and grown...
  • Did You Know that Stubbs the Cat Ran for U.S. Senate? [video]

    11/08/2014 9:49:30 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    In 1997 Stubbs was elected as the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska (population of 900) following a successful write-in campaign by voters who opposed the human candidates. He ran again this year after coming out of his cat-nap of retirement, but unfortunately didn't win. Don't worry Stubbs, you're a winner in our heart.
  • Focused kitty is focused

    11/07/2014 3:03:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Focused kitty is focused
  • 15 reasons you should adopt a cat [photo essay]

    11/06/2014 11:00:29 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 79 replies
    MNN ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | Laura Moss
    With all that cats do for us — studies show they lower blood pressure, and anecdotal evidence reveals they make great alarm clocks — we decided to show our appreciation by putting together a list of our favorite things about cats. (And if you missed it, Oct. 29 was National Cat Day, a full 24-hour celebration of kitties that encourages the adoption of shelter cats.)   Read on to see just how wonderful life with a feline can be and consider adopting a shelter cat of your own.