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  • (Vanity) Thinking about Krystal Lynn, the awesome little kitty that I put to rest

    02/18/2021 7:04:27 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 26 replies
    2/18/2021, 8:17 AM CST | Patriot777
    As I listen to the soft music and watch the scenes shown on a channel of snowy vistas, forests, bubbling creeks and the beauty of sunlight gracing the countrysides, it would be of comfort if I were not terribly missing my little kitty. I know I've posted a picture and a history of Miss Krystal, and of her struggles and overcoming of later- year complications of arthritis, heart murmur and hyperthyroidism. She lived, literally lived and enjoyed, bring such a sweet hope and light of what one of God's Creations can bring into a person's life--and not only my, but...
  • Lawyer tells judge 'I'm not a cat' after a Zoom filter mishap in virtual court hearing

    02/09/2021 3:09:03 PM PST · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/9/2021 | cnn
    (CNN)A livestream of a virtual court proceeding in Texas took an "appawling" turn when a lawyer appeared as a cat on screen. Judge Roy B. Ferguson of the 394th Judicial District Court in Texas kindly addressed the cat in the virtual room, suggesting that attorney Rod Ponton adjust his Zoom settings. The mishap on Tuesday was posted by the court's YouTube channel. "Mr. Ponton, I believe you have a filter turned on in the video settings," the judge said. The small, white kitten looked sad with its concerned eyes darting back and forth. The kitten opened its mouth to speak....
  • Jen Psaki: Joe Biden’s Cat ‘Is Going to Dominate the Internet’

    01/25/2021 7:31:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/25/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki predicted Sunday that President Joe Biden’s first cat would “dominate the internet” when it is publicly revealed for the first time. Psaki responded to questions about the cat in a video posted to social media where she answered questions from users on Twitter.
  • The Morning After the Night Before

    12/29/2020 8:06:46 AM PST · by Fester Chugabrew
    YouTube ^ | December 31, 1956 | Shelly Berman
    Shelly Berman improvised this monologue on New Year's Eve in 1956. Mom and Dad had the album. Every decade or so I listen to it. Berman's humor is certainly good for a hearty laugh. Hope you enjoy. A blessed Christmas and New Year to all y'all!
  • Mountain lion confirmed in Dallas area. Rare sighting of big cat in North Texas region

    12/07/2020 7:42:02 AM PST · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 30 Nov 2020 | David Tarrant
    There are very few sightings these days of mountain lions, which once roamed all over the state, but evidence has convinced experts this is the first ever in Dallas County in modern history. For those who have long pooh-poohed the idea of a mountain lion roaming around North Texas, chew on this. A Rowlett woman recently posted on her Facebook page a trail camera video of a mountain lion walking down a dirt road at night. The spooky image showed a big cat with a long tail that touched the ground, a feature that distinguishes it from a bobcat for...
  • ‘Blind’ homeless cat regains his sight, then surprises rescuers with his beautiful unique eyes

    10/25/2020 9:14:09 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 58 replies
    Positive Outlooks ^ | October, 2020 | Farah H.
    If you are an animal lover, hearing rescue stories about them might be one of your favorite things. Well, this one will surely tug at your heartstrings, as the feline protagonist in this story surprised his rescuers with something they never imagined they would discover. This is Cotton, a stray cat who had been living in the streets before Joe, the owner of the home where he was found, saw him wandering outside his house in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. He said the lost kitten came out of nowhere and started eating from the bowl of food that he prepared...
  • Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago

    07/11/2020 4:18:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | July 9, 2020 | Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg
    The tomcat... did not have an easy life. "The cat suffered several broken bones during its lifetime," says Haruda. And yet, based on a very conservative estimate, the animal had most likely made it past its first year of life. For Haruda and her colleagues, this is a clear indication that people had taken care of this cat. During a research stay in Kazakhstan, the scientist examined the findings of an excavation in Dzhankent, an early medieval settlement in the south of the country which had been mainly populated by the Oghuz, a pastoralist Turkic tribe. There she discovered a...
  • Cat gets voter registration application in the mail – after dying 12 years ago

    07/10/2020 8:17:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2020 | Greg Norman
    An Atlanta family said it received a voter registration form this week for their cat Cody Tims – who died 12 years ago. "There's a huge push but if they're trying to register cats, I'm not sure who else they're trying to register,” the late feline’s owner, Carol Tims, told Fox5 Atlanta. “I'm not sure if they're trying to register dogs, mice, snakes.” The Tims say they found the form addressed to the cat in their mailbox on Wednesday. Carol Tims described Cody as a “great cat, indoor and outdoor” who “loved his family, loved his neighborhood” and lived to...
  • If Geralt had a Cat (OwlKitty + Witcher) [funny cat video]

    04/25/2020 1:17:11 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 22, 2020 | OwlKitty
    A special effects guy likes to put his cat (OwlKitty) into various movie and TV scenes. The videos are usually short. This video puts OwlKitty in scenes from Netflix's The Witcher.
  • 'Corona positive cats cannot infect people'

    04/23/2020 7:53:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/4/20
    Citing an American report on cats testing positive for the cornavirus, Israeli veterinarian Dr. Rafi Kishon says that there is no danger of the virus being transmitted from cats to humans. Kishon said that "this is a different strain of the coronavirus. It is common among cats and is easily transmitted from one cat to another but cannot...
  • You can't resist this kitten's cuteness (video)

    04/14/2020 2:28:25 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/9/2019 | Fun With Cat
    Cute, plump, tabby kitten (possibly British Shorthair) being adorable and sweet. Video, 6 minutes & 50 seconds
  • Chinese City Bans Dog and Cat Meat Trade Amid Coronavirus Crisis

    04/01/2020 8:38:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 1 APR 2020 | Tom Towers Matthew DrescH
    Shenzhen has passed a law prohibiting the consumption and production of dog and cat flesh, with the city's government pointing to the close relationship that has developed between humans and these animals A Chinese city has banned the dog and cat meat trade amid the coronavirus crisis. Shenzhen passed the law prohibiting the consumption and production of dog and cat flesh. The city went further than the Government's temporary closure of 'wet markets', where animals are sold, by permanently stopping the brutal trade. The Covid-19 outbreak is believed to have started at the a 'wet market' in Wuhan, China. The...
  • Pet Cat Contracts Covid-19 From Belgian Owner

    03/30/2020 1:29:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | March 28, 2020
    A pet cat has been infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus in Belgium after being contaminated by its owner, Belgian health authorities said on Friday. Covid-19 Cases of contamination of pets are rare and authorities ruled out any risk of contamination to humans from home animals. The report follows similar cases in Hong Kong where two dogs tested positive for Covid-19 during a screening campaign carried out on 17 dogs and eight cats living in contact with people carrying the virus.
  • COVID-19, the Elephant, and the House Cat

    03/30/2020 1:15:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 3/21/20 | Roger Kimball
    COVID-19, the Elephant, and the House Cat The really scary thing about this latest health scare is not the disease but the unexpected depths of passivity it revealed. • | , Here’s something special: a headline in The Economist that speaks the truth: “In Europe, and around the world, governments are getting tougher.” You betcha. Last week, I wrote with contempt about San Francisco’s mayor who had just announced she would “legally prohibit residents from leaving their homes except to meet basic needs.” “Well,” I thought, “It’s California, what do you expect?”But now several other states, including New York, Connecticut,...
  • Coronavirus: Belgian woman infected her cat

    03/28/2020 7:55:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Brussels Times ^ | March 27, 2020
    A Belgian woman from the Liège province has infected her cat with the coronavirus, reported the FPS Public Health during the daily update press conference about the new coronavirus (Covid-19). “The veterinary medicine faculty in Liège reported that a coronavirus infection has been determined in a cat. The cat lived with her owner, who started showing symptoms of the virus a week before the cat did,” said professor Steven Van Gucht. The animal lived in close contact with its owner, and started showing symptoms a week after the woman did. “The cat had diarrhoea, kept vomiting and had breathing difficulties....
  • Trump sends signed chart showing stock market gains to supporters after he declared coronavirus a national emergency

    03/14/2020 3:50:27 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 21 replies ^ | 3/13/20 | Jamie Gangel
    (CNN)President Donald Trump on Friday sent a note to supporters that included a chart showing the Dow Jones Industrial Average dramatically rising roughly at the time he began a news conference declaring a national emergency over coronavirus. The President signed the chart. The note, which was also sent to some members of Congress, included screenshots of television coverage of the stock market closing much higher than Thursday. "The President would like to share the attached image with you, and passes along the following message: 'From opening of press conference, biggest day in stock market history!' " read the note, a...
  • New Year, New Tax: What You Need to Know About Oregon’s Gross Receipts Tax

    01/24/2020 3:25:24 PM PST · by Twotone · 31 replies
    Cascade Policy Institute ^ | January 20, 2020 | Katie Eyre
    The 2019 Oregon Legislature established a new tax affecting all firms that do business in Oregon. While it is called by its misnomer the “Corporate Activity Tax,” the CAT actually applies to most types of organizational entities such as partnerships, individuals, limited liability companies, and trusts that have commercial activity generated in Oregon in the regular course of their trade or business. It is a tax paid annually for the privilege of doing business in Oregon. Initial expectations are that it will raise about $1 billion in new revenue annually. These funds are to be set aside for exclusive use...
  • Caterday: Preppy Edition

    01/18/2020 6:08:13 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-18-20 | MOTUS
    What!? It’s Caturday again already? I’m calling for an international slow-down as I’m no longer able to keep up.As Sid Able (RIP), beloved Detroit Red Wings announcer, used to announce when a time out was called: “we’ve a pause in the action.”  That’s what I need.Let’s make it a really big paws Carry on as you wish, but I’m not going to push my luck with this backup computer after it’s complete malfunction-junction meltdown the other day. But please: no costumed felines.If cats were supposed to sport preppy haberdashery they’d all be called Chatsworth T. Osborne Jr. (h/t el Rushbo). Bow...
  • Grandma Goes Mission Impossible While Dangling A 7-Year-Old From The 5th Floor to Rescue Her Cat

    01/11/2020 11:52:18 AM PST · by steveben · 22 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | Jan. 11, 2020 | Viral Mag Team
    If the thought that your pet is more precious to you than anything else has ever crossed your mind, we are almost certain this video captured in China might make you reconsider your priorities. As much as we all love our pets, most of us probably wouldn’t risk our child or any other young kid just to get our beloved pet to safety. Well, this grandma has her priorities in quite a different order, apparently. When the reckless lady noticed her cat sitting on a ledge one floor lower, the best idea for rescuing the feline that popped into her...
  • Vito the Bionic Cat: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/20/2019 6:43:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Heavy ^ | December 19, 2019 | Stephanie Gaskell
    Vito the cat lost his two back legs last year after being run over by a car in Milan, Italy. Now he runs free thanks to his new bionic legs. Vito, whose full name is Vituzzo, has become an internet sensation in Italy and has his own Instagram page. Here’s what you need to know. Vito Lost His Two Back Legs When He Was Run Over By A Car in 2018 Vito Is Able To Walk and Play Again Thanks to His Bionic Legs SNIP