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  • Please pray for our very sick kitty [Update 368]

    07/09/2016 7:40:46 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 421 replies
    Our home ^ | 07/09/16 | Self
    If you love pets and animals and sometimes pray for them, I'm asking if you could say a little prayer for our kitty Ciel. She is only five years old, a sweet, smart Balinese. She was perfectly healthy and active until two days ago, when she started vomiting foam and stopped eating. Today we took her in to the vet and she has acute renal failure and diabetes. He gave her IV fluids, some meds to fight nausea etc, and a little insulin. We are to give her sub q fluids and try to get her to eat. He...
  • Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat

    05/29/2016 10:00:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 26, 2016 | Provided by: Yale University
    Yale physicists have given Schrödinger's cat a second box to play in. Credit: Michael S. Helfenbein/Yale University ====================================================================================================================== Yale physicists have given Schrödinger's famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for reliable quantum computing. Schrödinger's cat is a well-known paradox that applies the concept of superposition in quantum physics to objects encountered in everyday life. The idea is that a cat is placed in a sealed box with a radioactive source and a poison that will be triggered if an atom of the radioactive substance decays. Quantum physics suggests that the...

    05/25/2016 10:27:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/25/16 AT 1:56 PM | JACK MOORE
    A prominent Saudi cleric has declared photographs with cats, and other animals, unless completely necessary due to an upsurge in Saudis “who want to be like Westerners.” On a televised broadcast, Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, was told about “a new trend of taking pictures with cats has been spreading among people who want to be like Westerners.” He replied: “What?! What do you mean pictures with cats? Taking pictures is prohibited. The cats don’t matter here.” The sheikh continued: “Taking pictures is prohibited if not for a necessity. Not with...
  • Rescue Cat Turns Her Crooked Jaw into a Beautiful Smile

    05/02/2016 11:07:55 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 42 replies
    Imgur ^ | May 2, 2016 | morgothviolatedmymother
    Rescue Cat Turns Her Crooked Jaw into a Beautiful Smile by morgothviolatedmymother · 12 hours ago Duchess the Miracle Cat was brought into a Texas animal hospital. Most places would’ve just euthanised her... she had a broken jaw and other complications.But two vets decided that they were going to take achance on the unlucky feline. Her chances of survival were slim, and Duchess had to have all her teeth removed. Luckily, everything went perfect and Duchess got a beautiful smile! The best part? After seeing this smile, Crystal Tate decided toadopt her straight from the clinic! "The day...
  • Black Cat Crosses San Jose Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck

    05/02/2016 11:44:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Rhea Mahbubani
    The cat slipped onto the ice Friday before the Sharks won a big playoff gameThe San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As the Sharks warmed up for the first game of their best-of-seven playoff series, fans watched the small feline making a beeline for an oversized, fiberglass shark head, only to escape under the seats at "the Shark Tank," as the arena is known. The venue’s staff was able...
  • I missed Cruz's VP announcement on Wednesday. (vanity)

    04/27/2016 9:20:10 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 50 replies
    I missed Cruz's big VP announcement on Wednesday as I was trying to train my cat to go out and fetch the mail. Big waste of time that was. Anyway, I'm curious about two things. One, did Cruz also announce where his presidential library will be? After all, if you're going to dream, might as well dream big. And two, did Glenn Beck swear in Fiorina for VP like he swore in Cruz for Prez? It would seem that what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
  • Cat Becomes Trapped in Vehicle’s Bumper; Survives 8-Mile Ride in San Diego County

    02/28/2016 11:27:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    A cat was reunited with its owner Friday after a harrowing 8-mile journey in which the feline was trapped in a vehicle's bumper, traveling just inches from the roadway in San Diego County. The 5-year-old lynx point Siamese cat had crawled inside the front end of a vehicle before an unsuspecting person went for a drive on Wednesday... The driver traveled about 8 miles, from the Santee to Grantville areas, before a bystander noticed the cat hanging headfirst out of the bumper, just inches from the ground. The bystander then flagged down the driver and used a crowbar to free...
  • Cat Makes Mysterious Journey From Wisconsin to Florida

    02/24/2016 4:15:44 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 43 replies
    CBS Miamii ^ | 02/24/2016 | Unattributed
    NAPLES (CBSMiami) – There are a lot of questions surrounding a cross-country trek from Wisconsin to Florida that may never be answered because it was actually a cat which made the journey. Nadia is a Russian Blue cat who ran out of her owner’s home in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Christmas Eve day. Her owners tried to find her but to no avail and they were heartbroken. Fast forward to this week in Florida and Nadia is found by Michelle Richards of Naples.
  • Santa Rosa cat alerted owner of wife’s medical emergency

    02/20/2016 4:33:04 PM PST · by rey · 53 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 20 Feb 2016 | Chris Smith
    Early, early a week ago, Valentine’s Day, Derick Orr’s cat was being a pain. At about 5 a.m., Baba jumped onto the Santa Rosan’s bed and pawed, even nipped at him. “It was unlike any other time, ever,” Derick said. His wife, Carol, had gotten up to rid herself of the hiccups and he was trying to catch a few more winks before church. But Baba, a 6-year-old orange tabby, kept hopping onto the bed, needling him, then leaving the room, then returning to pester him more. At last, exasperated by the suddenly annoying and insistent cat, Derick got up....
  • Omsk students made a «winter monument» from frozen cats

    01/18/2016 3:24:20 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 16 replies
    Russian News ^ | 01/16/2016 | Admin
    In Omsk on campus appeared wild installation: someone made a winter monument from a dead cat. The Agency Superomsk reports that standing on hind legs blue cat symbolizes the deadly cold — so say the students. FlashSiberia claims that the University management is looking for authors.
  • Thinking Cat ~ Good Listener

    01/10/2016 11:36:21 AM PST · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/10/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Tabby cat sitting by a scenic view, thinking of the Biblical scriptures. This has been redone with a few more scriptures. Thanks for viewing.
  • North Catasauqua man says lost cat was shot by police

    12/16/2015 3:42:43 PM PST · by Altariel · 19 replies
    NORTH CATASAUQUA, Pa. -Surrounded by his pets is when North Catasauqua's Tom Newhart may be at his happiest. But Newhart is now saddled with grief after Sugar, the six-year-old cat, he and his wife rescued at birth, was killed a week ago Sunday. Just hours after escaping from their home. "It's like one of your children, you raised them, bottle fed them," he said through tears."I found the cat sitting right here," said Mike Lienert in his yard.Lienert, a neighbor, found Sugar late that Sunday night and said the cat looked injured. He called North Catasauqua Police for help. "First...
  • 'Britain's biggest cat' is addicted to Big Macs and weighs 1.5 stone

    12/11/2015 8:12:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | Updated 15:32, 11 Dec 2015 | By Red Williams
  • Cat born with no back legs given titanium-alloy leg implants [article and vid at link]

    12/04/2015 2:46:05 PM PST · by beaversmom · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 4, 2015 | unknown
    A cat named Vincent has been given a new lease of life thanks to vets at Iowa State University's Lloyd Veterinary Medical Centre.
  • The Bossy Cat And Owner-Directed Aggression

    11/15/2015 1:44:07 PM PST · by EBH · 62 replies
    Veterinary Practice News ^ | 2/8/2012 | Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, Dipl. ACVB
    Owner-directed aggression in dogs has been written and talked about at length, but feline owner-directed aggression has received less attention. In dogs, “conflict aggression” has replaced “dominance aggression” as a more accurate description of the behavior’s motivation. The change occurred because pundits no longer accept the premise that the relationship between dogs and their owners is governed by pack mentality, as neither dogs in the wild nor, as it turns out, wolves seem to organize themselves along these lines. With this in mind, it seems ludicrous to discuss dominance or status-related aggression in cats, as they do not organize themselves...
  • Happy Birthday Laz A Mataz!

    11/06/2015 10:11:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 110 replies
    November 6, 2015 | vanity
    Happy Birthday Laz A Mataz Life would be boring without your funny vanity posts. Keep them up!
  • New insights on the wooden weapons from the Paleolithic site of Schoningen

    10/25/2015 6:07:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Friday, October 23, 2015 | editors
    The Paleolithic site of Schöningen in north-central Germany is famous for the earliest known, completely preserved wooden weapons or artifacts uncovered there by archaeologists under the direction of Dr. Hartmut Thieme between 1994 and 1998 at an open-cast lignite mine. Deposited in organic sediments at a former lakeshore, they were found in combination with the remains of about 16,000 animal bones, including 20 wild horses, whose bones featured numerous butchery marks, including one pelvis that still had a spear protruding from it. The finds are considered evidence that early humans were active hunters with specialized tool kits as early as...
  • Prayers needed for a sick kitty (Post to Rodamala)

    10/28/2015 3:01:11 PM PDT · by Gefn · 109 replies
    Vanity | 10/27/2015 | Me
    Our FRiend Rodamala's cat, The Purr Monster, is in the Animal Hospital probably til this weekend, with urinary blockage. Poor Purr Monster is also in a great deal of pain. Please, keep The Purr Monster In your thoughts, maybe if enough people think of him he can come home early and feel better.,
  • Akron teen charged with kicking cat and posting video online in 2014 arrested again, due in court

    10/17/2015 3:27:56 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    newnet5 ABC5 Cleveland ^ | Posted: 12:25 PM, Oct 15, 2015; Updated: 12:32 PM, Oct 15, 2015 | Faith Boone
    AKRON, Ohio - An Akron teen who was charged in 2014 for kicking a cat and posting video of the incident on social media was arrested Wednesday and is now due in court. [....] Mitchell was charged with cruelty to a companion animal and was scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 15, 2014 after a video of him abusing a cat went viral and prompted to contact Akron Police to ask what they were doing about it.
  • PawSense Senses Your Cat At Work On Your Computer

    10/13/2015 6:40:19 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    HNGN ^ | 10-12-15 | Aditi Simlai Tiwari
    If you are one of the many long-suffering people who have gone for a coffee break and come back to a computer screen full of gibberish or a crashed system, PawSense is for you! "PawSense is a software utility that helps protect your computer from cats. It quickly detects and blocks cat typing, and also helps train your cat to stay off the computer keyboard" is how BitBoost described the product. Chris Niswander, a graduate in computer science from Arizona State University, is the creator of this path-breaking product. "One day, my sister's cat, Amos, walked across her computer keyboard...
  • ‘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...
  • 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...
  • Feline Massacre: Australia Unveils Plan to Kill Two Million Feral Cats

    07/21/2015 12:08:57 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 68 replies
    VICE News ^ | 07/16/2015 | VICE News
    The Australian government intends to eliminate two million feral cats by the end of the decade, Environment Minister Greg Hunt announced on Thursday, waging a war on hordes of felines that are said to be the single biggest threat to many of the country's native species. "By 2020, I want to see two million feral cats culled, five new islands and 10 new mainland areas as safe havens, free of feral cats, and control measures applied across 10 million hectares," Hunt declared. Millions of feral cats roam around the continent, and scientists say that they are a primary factor behind...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Web Catch: Yep, there’s a cat on the wing of that airplane

    06/22/2015 12:36:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | June 22, 2015 | By Katherine Bloom
    Pilot Romain Jantot has one more item to add to his pre-flight checklist: always check for cats. The Daily Record reports Jantot was teaching a flying lesson in Kourou, French Guinea, when an unexpected stowaway made an appearance. After a smooth ascent, a cat creeps from its place on the wing toward the cockpit. The feline flyer seemed unfazed by its journey among the clouds, although the pilot chose to cut the trip short. Jantot uploaded the above video to YouTube on Sunday, where it has since been viewed nearly 400,000 times. He notes the carry-on cat is doing well,...
  • Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

    06/19/2015 8:10:41 AM PDT · by Altariel · 112 replies
    Here are five (mostly) scientific reasons why dogs trump cats. 1. Exercise motivation While dogs demand physical and recreational activity, all cats demand is food and a comfy sofa to sleep on all day. Great job being a role model, Felix! **** 2. Give the elderly a purpose Pets are wonderful stress relievers for people of all ages, but the elderly in particular benefit from owning a dog. **** 3. Sniff Out Cancer Cats have an attuned sense of smell, but they're difficult to train. The top cats also can't match the top dogs nose for nose. **** 4. Smarter...
  • Can you speak CAT? How to decode a moggie's body language

    06/15/2015 6:53:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies ^ | 15 June 2015 | David Derbyshire for the Daily Mail
    Doing the rounds on social media is a picture that explains the difference between dogs and cats. A dog is shown looking desperate to please, over the words: ‘These people feed me, shelter me and love me . . . They must be gods.’ Next to him is a cat with the comment: ‘These people feed me, shelter me and love me . . . I must be a god.’ And there, in a nutshell, is everything you need to know about the two species. Dogs are pack animals, eager to please and desperate to be adored. Cats are not....
  • Blue Buffalo Admits To Lying About Ingredients

    05/19/2015 7:40:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 36 replies
    As it often happens, a competition between companies had benefitted the consumer. Purina was bent on catching Blue Buffalo in an advertising lie – they claimed they never used poultry by-product meal in their foods. However, Purina did some testing of Blue Buffalo product and found that was not the case and sued them for False Advertising. Just last week, a year after the case was filed, Blue Buffalo admitted to using by product meal in “a ‘substantial’ and ‘material’ portion of their pet food.” ( Blue Buffalo asked the Court for additional time to file an Amended Complaint in...
  • Harding Charter Preparatory High School Students Use Dead Cats In Bizarre 'Dance' Video (GREAT VID)

    05/13/2015 8:55:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 45 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 5/3/15 | Ed Mazza
    Animal rights activists are blasting a top-ranked Oklahoma charter school after its students were seen on video using dead cats to act out dance moves, set to the jingle used in commercials for Meow Mix cat food.
  • Texas veterinarian who shot cat with bow and arrow is facing police probe

    04/18/2015 1:39:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 134 replies ^ | William LaRue, National Desk
    Kristen Lindsey, 31, of Brenham posted a photo holding up what she described as a dead feral tomcat shot in Austin County, but there are reports since that it was a neighborhood family pet named Tiger. ... The photo has since been removed and her Facebook account canceled, although copies have widely circulated on the Internet. Her original post with the photo read: "My first bow kill, lol. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it's head! Vet of the year award ... Gladly accepted," KWTX-TV reported. Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes said deputies were investigating...
  • Dog Flu Sweeping Through Chicago

    04/15/2015 6:54:18 PM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    Radio Pet Lady ^ | 4/15/2015
    Have you heard about the brand new H3N2 dog flu sweeping through Chicago and sickening and killing dogs? It may actually be worse than you think: round-the-clock testing has unveiled that this heretofore unknown canine influenza was originally an avian flu that made a “mammalian adaptation” and has been infecting dogs and cats in Asia since 2007. Now it is here in the epicenter of the U.S. Will it sweep across the country and endanger dogs everywhere? Will this deadly flu become like the bird flu in Asia and the swine flu in England, both of which did transform into...
  • Fisherman Gets a Sneak Attack from Behind By Something You May Not Expect [VIDEO]

    03/20/2015 10:28:26 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies ^ | 03/16/15 | Brad Smith
    Just image a nice relaxing day out on the pond catching bluegills for dinner, when all of a sudden a sneak attack from behind takes your fish.
  • Is Sweden's Missan the world's oldest living cat?

    02/23/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by 9thLife · 30 replies
    The Local SE ^ | Published: 22 Feb 2015 16:46 GMT+01:00 | unattributed
    Missan, 29, may be the world’s oldest cat, according to its Swedish owner who says that aside from suffering from some minor back and kidney problems, there is no reason why her furry friend won't make it to the grand age of 30. Missan the Swedish farm cat is turning 30 this spring and may be the world oldest living cat. By far. “I read an article about another cat that was supposed to be the world’s oldest, and I just thought to myself: ‘mine is older!’,” Missan’s owner Ĺsa Wickberg, from Karlskoga, told the TT news agency. According to...
  • Draven Rodriguez, Teen Behind Viral 'Laser Cat' Yearbook Photo, Dies at 17

    02/21/2015 5:12:36 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | 2-21-15 | Daniella Silva
    An upstate New York teen who became an Internet sensation last fall after petitioning his school to let him appear in a senior yearbook photo with his cat has died after apparently taking his own life, according to police and the teen's parents. Draven Rodriguez, 17, was a senior at Schenectady High School when his petition for his yearbook photo to feature him and his beloved rescue cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, against a blue and pink laser background went viral. The petition gained thousands of signatures online after the school initially refused. While the school did ultimately reject the individual photo,...
  • Our fluffy snow-loving creature - Nala compilation

    02/14/2015 7:19:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Nala is our 5 year old Norwegian Forest Cat / Maine Coon mix living in Norway
  • Wife Bursts Into Tears When She Wakes Up to Her Husband Talking to A Long Lost Love in the Kitchen

    02/12/2015 12:10:49 PM PST · by goldstategop · 57 replies
    Liftbump ^ | 02/10/2015 | Daniela
    What Ann didn’t know was that 20 minutes after she left Mr. Fancy at the shelter, he escaped. One month later, Ann woke up at 5:30 AM to the voice of her husband talking with someone in the kitchen. When she went to investigate she saw Mr. Fancy sitting at her husband’s feet. She started to cry as the cat ran into her open arms. Mr. Fancy had found his way home. “I think he had a guardian angel looking out for him, directing him back to my house. I love him so much and feel we were meant to...
  • Cat and Squirrel's complicated relationship

    02/07/2015 12:15:11 PM PST · by Bobalu · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Shannon Apple
    Adorable video of a pet cat and pet squirrel.
  • Animal Connection: New Hypothesis for Human Evolution and Human Nature

    07/23/2010 3:11:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 20, 2010 | adapted from Penn State material written by Kevin Stacey
    It's no secret to any dog-lover or cat-lover that humans have a special connection with animals.... paleoanthropologist Pat Shipman of Penn State University argues that this human-animal connection goes well beyond simple affection. Shipman proposes that the interdependency of ancestral humans with other animal species... played a crucial and beneficial role in human evolution over the last 2.6 million years... "Having sharp tools transformed wimpy human ancestors into effective predators who left many cut marks on the fossilized bones of their prey," Shipman said. Becoming a predator also put our ancestors into direct competition with other carnivores for carcasses and...
  • Scientists believe cats 'sort of domesticated themselves'

    06/29/2007 8:02:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 185 replies · 6,883+ views ^ | June 29, 2007 | THE WASHINGTON POST
    Scientists believe cats 'sort of domesticated themselves' THE WASHINGTON POST June 29, 2007 WASHINGTON – Your hunch is correct. Your cat decided to live with you, not the other way around. The sad truth is, it may not be a final decision. But don't take this feline diffidence personally. It runs in the family. And it goes back a long way – about 12,000 years, actually. Those are among the inescapable conclusions of a genetic study of the origins of the domestic cat, being published today in the journal Science. The findings, drawn from the analysis of nearly a thousand...
  • Humane Society challenges owner over custody of cat presumed dead, buried alive

    02/02/2015 7:45:50 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 25 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Feb 1 | Fred Lambert
    TAMPA, Fla., - A cat who was buried before rising up from his grave will not be returned to his original owner, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay said Sunday. The cat, named Bart, was allegedly struck by a passing vehicle last week before his owner, Ellis Hutson, buried the cat with a neighbor. Five days later a different neighbor spotted Bart above ground, covered in open wounds and maggots. The cat was severely dehydrated but suffered no internal injuries, and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay was able to save Bart after giving him a blood transfusion, removing his...
  • ZOMBIE CAT: Cat claws out of own grave after being buried

    01/31/2015 5:02:31 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    KSHB 41 ^ | 3:09 AM, Jan 28, 2015 | Diedra Rodriguez, WFTS
    Bart is back from the grave, and people are calling him "Zombie Cat." The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is currently caring for a cat, Bart, whose owner thought he was dead. Bart was found lifeless after being hit by a car on January 16. His owner buried him a couple of blocks away from his home. The owner's neighbor found a weak Bart in front of her yard on January 21 and returned him to his owner.
  • African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

    01/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Intense and cute crazy cat video

    01/27/2015 11:59:39 AM PST · by Crazieman · 22 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...
  • 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.