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  • 15 people catch COVID-19 after reportedly attending cat’s birthday party

    01/22/2021 12:31:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/22/2021 | Yaron Steinbuch
    This party wasn’t the cat’s meow. Fifteen people contracted COVID-19 in a small Chilean town — after reportedly attending a birthday party for a cat. It was unclear when exactly the party took place in the exclusive coastal enclave of Santo Domingo, but local media reported that 10 people attended, all of whom became sick. The other five infected people are reportedly family and friends of the cat’s owner.
  • Get Your Mind Off The Bad News With THE CAT QUIZ

    01/19/2021 6:20:52 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 30 replies
    12/19/2019 | Reader's Digest
    CAT QUIZ 0-4 Poor 5-8 Good 9-11 Excellent 12-13 You're an obvious cat expert 1.What is a group of kittens called? 2.At what age is a cat no longer considered a kitten? 3.True or false: Cats are more popular pets than dogs 4.What is the average length of a cat pregnancy? 5.True or false: Almost all Calico cats are male. 6.True or false: Cats have more bones than humans. 7.How fast can a domesticated cat run? 8.What is the average life span of an indoor, domesticated cat? 9.True or false: A cat has been to outer space 10.What are the...
  • Was I Wrong to Fall for a Cheating Cat?

    01/02/2021 1:46:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/1/2020
    There's a well-known saying that goes, "You don't choose a cat, a cat chooses you." So what should you do, asks Anisa Subedar, when a persistent pussycat in the neighbourhood decides to adopt you? For me, it began about 18 months ago, one long, hot summer evening when two huge wanting eyes, accompanied by serenading mews appeared at the kitchen door. It didn't recoil when I approached it. In fact it appeared quite pleased when I began speaking in ridiculously high-pitched baby speak (imagine the word "choochy-face" being used). Nor did it flinch when I softly stroked behind its grey,...
  • Cats... destroying Christmas since 1962

    12/25/2020 8:54:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
  • Cats recover from COVID-19 very quickly, scientists want to find out why

    12/18/2020 6:33:33 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 53 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 14, 2020 | Aaron Reich
    Scientists at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU) have taken to studying the progression of the coronavirus in cats, after it was discovered that not a single cat in the country has tested positive despite several possessing antibodies, Latvian Television, the state broadcaster, reported last week. Cats are one of the most popular pets for humans, and often live closely with them. This is especially true in Latvia, which has Europe's second highest percentage of cats ownership per household per capita. At the start of the pandemic, many worried that the virus could potentially affect their favorite feline...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: Pants Down Truth Out Trump Supporters Opposing Mask Order Denounced By Idaho's..

    12/12/2020 7:43:35 PM PST · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The pants are down and the truth is out "The Five" of the US Supreme Court turned out in reality to be only "The Two". The "Conservative Movement" sales pitch for four "Conservative" justices (Roberts, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett) turned out to be a scam... Day 272 Of The Dictatorship of COVID-19: Trump's Shrewd Response Way back in March President Trump put Vice-President Mike Pence in charge of the coronavirus response leading the White House Coronavirus Task Force with its cast of characters including the high-profile Dr. Anthony Fauci and others like Dr. Robert Redfield of the Centers for Disease...
  • How did the cats react when they watched the iPad game? (Video)

    12/11/2020 9:54:20 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/11/2020 | SuriNoel
    The Suri-Noel family of Scottish Folds mystified by the iPad game. Video, 8 minutes & 27 seconds
  • McCarthy skewers Pelosi over coronavirus relief deadlock as House Dems take up marijuana, 'Tiger King' bills

    12/03/2020 12:47:11 PM PST · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/3/20 | By Megan Henney
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy lambasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the monthslong coronavirus relief deadlock, accusing the Democratic leader of intentionally blocking a stimulus deal in order to hurt Republicans in the 2020 election. "The speaker of this House has denied the ability to [get] help to the American public, simply because she wanted to determine something would happen in the election, to harm President Trump and him getting re-elected," McCarthy told reporters during a Thursday press conference. "But what has happened is American people are hurting. That has got to stop." McCarthy slammed Democrats for focusing on issues beyond...
  • Can someone with cat allergies own a cat?

    10/29/2020 4:30:08 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 137 replies
    self ^ | 10/29/20 | self
    Here's the deal. I really, really want a pet. Husband allergic to cats. Is it still possible to own one?
  • No, President Trump: Wind turbines aren't killing 'all the birds.' Cats are.

    10/23/2020 12:44:35 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 102 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 23 2020 | Susie Neilson
    During Thursday's presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines kill "all the birds." Wind turbines kill about 234,000 birds a year, whereas cats kill 2.4 billion. North America may have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a quarter of its total bird population, since 1970. During Thursday's final 2020 presidential debate, President Donald Trump repeated a claim he's made throughout his presidency: that wind turbines are extremely deadly to birds. "I know more about wind than you do," Trump told former Vice President Joe Biden. "It's extremely expensive, kills all the birds, it's very intermittent, it's got a lot of...
  • Archeologists discover 2,000-year-old cat figure carving in Peru's Nazca Lines site

    10/19/2020 3:28:53 PM PDT · by snarkytart · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 19, 2020 / 11:54 AM | Christopher Brito
    Archeologists have found a 2,000-year-old feline figure carved into a hillside in southern Peru, the country's Ministry of Culture announced last week. The geoglyph of the cat measures 121 feet long and is part of the U.N. World Heritage site Nazca Lines, located almost 250 miles from Lima. The discovery was made during remodeling work being done in the popular tourist spot.
  • 2,000-Year-Old Cat Etching Found at Nazca Lines Site in Peru

    10/19/2020 9:12:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 19, 2020 | Tiffany May
    The image, stretching for 40 yards on a hillside in Peru, shows a creature with pointy ears, orb-like eyes and a long striped tail. It appears to be a cat lounging, as cats often do. Archaeologists stumbled across the faded etching while remodeling a section of a UNESCO heritage site known as the Nazca Lines, Peru’s Ministry of Culture announced last week.
  • Study Confirms 'Slow Blinks' Really Do Work to Communicate With Your Cat

    10/08/2020 7:21:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 8 OCTOBER 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    Cats have a reputation for standoffishness, especially compared with dogs, but if you find your feline friend a little hard to bond with, maybe you're just not speaking their language. Never fear - new research has shown that it's not so difficult. You just need to smile at them more. Not the human way, by baring your teeth, but the cat way, by narrowing your eyes, and blinking slowly. By observing cat-human interactions, scientists were able to confirm that this expression makes cats - both familiar and strange - approach and be receptive to humans. "As someone who has both...
  • What being a cat- or dog-person says about you Which one are you?

    10/08/2020 7:08:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 74 replies
    Popular Science ^ | October 7, 2020 | Kat Eschner
    Ever wish you could peer into your cat, dog, skink, or betta fish’s brain? It would give you a far better perspective of the world—or at least help you be a smarter pet parent. We’re here to demystify your animals (to some extent), while also shedding advice on how you can best thrive together. Welcome to Pet Psychic. Are you a cat person, or a dog person? The answer to this age-old question could reveal a little bit about your personality, some research shows. For example, there are notable differences between dog and cat people as demographics. In 2014, Mikel...
  • Who has four legs and fur, and donates blood? Heroic dogs and cats, that's who

    09/25/2020 10:36:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBC ^ | Sep 16, 2020 | Jen White
    The Veterinary Specialty Centre of N.L. is looking for more recruits for donation programGiving the gift of life has gone to the dogs — literally. The Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador's pet blood donor program began in 2015, when the clinic opened its doors in Mount Pearl, and it's looking to recruit more dogs and cats to take part. Dr. Trina Bailey, a veterinary surgeon and an owner of the VSCNL, said it's a life-saving program. "I have had patients in surgery that have been bleeding … and without having blood in the building that we could just...
  • It's cat-zilla! Lasagna the 30lb feline finds a new home after being abandoned at a New York shelter

    09/25/2020 9:09:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2020 | Claire Toureille
    An abandoned 30lb monster moggy who weighs the same as a three-year-old has embarked on a diet and fitness regime in a desperate bid to shift the 'quarantine flab'. Lasagna, who tips the scales at a whopping 29.5lbs (2st 1lb) is nearly four times the healthy 8lbs weight for a cat and struggled to walk and groom herself. The plump cat was found abandoned in a dog crate overnight in Hunting Park by ACCT Philly shelter workers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sunday September 20. Stunned staff put Lasagna, named after Garfield's favorite meal, on a strict diet and had to...
  • Man steals cat blood from Florida clinic, deputies say

    09/23/2020 1:05:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Box containing the blood vials amounted to a $600 loss for the clinicA man caught on surveillance video is suspected of stealing cat blood from a veterinary clinic in Florida, sheriff’s officials said. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office posted pictures showing the man who walked up to the door of the Anastasia Cat Clinic on Sept. 17. The man was seen touching and inspecting an Antech Diagnostics blood box before leaving the area, sheriff's officials said. About 20 minutes later, a truck seen in the parking area and a man wearing the same clothing walked up to the clinic...
  • MISSING MOGS We’ve lost Squiggle & nine more moggies are missing – has the ‘Cat killer of Cinderford’ returned?

    09/11/2020 4:44:33 PM PDT · by packrat35 · 26 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9/11/2020 | Kate Jackson
    IN a quiet market town, distraught cat owners comb the streets, occasionally calling out their pets’ names. Lamp posts bear the tattered corners of posters where home-made “missing” appeals were hung. The ones still intact remind residents of a macabre history. In the past few weeks, TEN cats have gone missing in Cinderford, Gloucs, making locals fear a return of the town’s “cat killers” of 2016. Then, it was thought a vile gang was snatching cats as part of a gruesome initiation ceremony, killing the animals or mutilating them so horribly they had to be put down. Grandmother Carole Harris,...
  • Drug used to treat coronavirus in cats may be effective for humans too: study

    08/31/2020 8:54:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CTV ^ | 08/29/2020 | Jackie Dunham
    Researchers from the University of Alberta described the drug as a protease inhibitor, which works by interfering with a virus’ ability to replicate and therefore ending the infection. Lemieux said the drug was initially developed to prevent coronavirus infection in cats, which can result in the viral disease feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). She said research into its potential use in humans began during the SARS outbreak in 2003. To do this, the research team synthesized the drug’s compounds and tested them against SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – in test tubes and in human cell cultures. Because the...
  • Video vignette of my kittehs

    08/09/2020 1:46:59 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 40 replies
    Chez marty ^ | 8/0/20 | marty_f
    Haven't seen a kitteh thread on here in awhile, so here's a proof of concept video shot today with a GoPro strapped to my head.