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  • Got me A Russian Blue

    02/02/2018 8:11:09 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 49 replies
    My wife adopted this beautiful little kitten this past summer. A friend of hers came to visit the other day and she told us she believed out little cat was a Russian Blue. Never heard of that animal. She is very well mannered. Waves her tail like a dog. Great companion to our Black Lab/Border Collie mix. I'm starting to call her Ruskie Blue. (Hope the FBI is not listening) Anyone else familiar with this breed?
  • The U.S Marine famously photographed nursing a kitten during the Korean War has died

    01/25/2018 12:48:10 PM PST · by Saint X · 35 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | January 25, 2018 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Frank Praytor, the U.S. Marine who gained a level of fame after being photographed nursing a kitten during the Korean War, died on January 10, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90 years old and had been in poor health for several years. The widely distributed photo of Praytor with the kitten would prove to be more that just an endearing moment of humanity captured in the midst of a brutal war, it would later save him from being court martialed.
  • Woman pretends to give birth to her kitten in hilariously weird cat maternity photo shoot

    01/16/2018 8:36:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rachel Thompson
    Why should babies get all the attention? Well, cat-loving friends, your time to shine has finally arrived. The age of cat maternity shoots is alive and kicking. Lucy Schultz and her partner Steven from Denver, Colorado, celebrated their new arrival—an adopted rescue kitten—in the most sweet, if not highly odd, way imaginable. They announced their bundle of joy through a maternity photo shoot, featuring a, uuuh, simulated cat birth. Schultz, who works as a photographer by day, posted a new life event on Facebook on Saturday along with the highly extra photos from the maternity shoot. Since then, Schultz's post...
  • Please Pray for Lady Run Over by Her Own Car after being Attacked by a Cat & Leaving Car in Reverse

    01/07/2018 10:29:28 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 27 replies
    internet | 1/7/18 | Charles O'Connell
    Please pray for a lady left with serious injuries after a cat jumped in her car, attacked her, she left the car in reverse, she jumped out, the car ran her over, she was taken away by ambulance with serious injuries.Woman run over with her own car while trying to escape cat attack, troopers say. Car left in reverse, rolled over woman.
  • Cat missing for 10 years, burned in California wildfire returned to Longmont family

    12/27/2017 6:58:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies ^ | Amelia Arvesen
    When devastating wildfires broke out in California's wine country this October, Jenn Thompson felt a tug at her heart to adopt one of the hundreds of cats rescued from the ash. "I was telling one of my friends out here, 'I feel like I should adopt one of these cats,' because there were so many," said Thompson, of Longmont. "We lost a cat to cancer last spring and I've been telling my husband, 'We have a vacancy.'" Before she could think about it any longer, she received a call on Oct. 31. ... Thompson's cat, Pilot, who wandered away from...
  • Toymaker hopes to produce robo-cat with AI to help seniors

    12/19/2017 4:00:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Malle said they don't want to make overblown promises of what the cat can do, something he and his fellow researcher -computer science professor Michael Littman -said they've seen in other robots on the market. They hope to make a cat that would perform a small set of tasks very well. They also want to keep it affordable, just a few hundred dollars. The current version costs $100. They've given the project a name that gets at that idea: Affordable Robotic Intelligence for Elderly Support, or ARIES. The team includes researchers from Brown's medical school, area hospitals and a designer...
  • The Cat That Changed America

    12/07/2017 12:43:39 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 63 replies
    P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now trapped, hemmed in by freeways and the urban sprawl, with little chance of ever finding a mate. Now a new documentary film will explore his plight and the development of the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. Angelenos and local conservationists alike are battling to...
  • Camouflage kitties! A thread to balance out recent dog threads.

    11/25/2017 6:37:13 AM PST · by mairdie · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 November 2017 | Hana Carter
    As the ultimate masters of disguise, there's not many places that your cat won't try and sit, lay or hide. Cat owners have shared some of the best and most creative places that they have discovered their four-legged friends.
  • Cat who likes to sit back on a bed and watch TV like a human is VERY unimpressed when his [tr]

    10/25/2017 5:38:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2017 | Liz Dunphy
    This cat likes to slob around in bed while watching his favourite TV show - and he does not take kindly to being disturbed. Owner Ann Baret filmed Bizon the five-year-old Scottish Fold cat sitting upright in bed watching his favourite show on TV in Bulgaria.
  • Video shows monster-sized mystery cat in Mississippi field

    10/14/2017 2:18:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 139 replies
    "I can assure you this is not a house cat," Sluder said in a Facebook post. "It looks to be the same size as a medium to large dog." Wildlife officials have said that big cats like panthers or cougars have been extinct in Mississippi for 100 years due to habitat changes and hunting, but people claim to have spotted the animals over the past 30 years . "Most biologists credit these sightings to misidentification, released exotic pets or (rarely) animals passing through from places like Texas where lions still live," the Mississippi State University Extension Service says. No word...
  • Video: Cat Squares Off With Reindeer in Sweden

    09/14/2017 10:43:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 14 September 2017 | Lee Roden
    An incredible video from northern Sweden has captured the moment a lonely reindeer met a cocky cat – but the latter decided it wasn't in the mood to play. Sylvia Hedenström filmed the encounter at her Burträsk summer house in August when the reindeer wandered into her garden and was met by her pet Spiffan. "I didn't believe it. I stood there and thought the cat doesn't understand what's going on, that there's a reindeer in front of it. Then she tried to scare it away and mark her territory," the cat’s owner laughed. "Spiffan doesn't like any other animals....
  • Ticked Off Cat That Swam Through Hurricane Harvey Waters Wins Over the Internet

    09/07/2017 4:46:00 PM PDT · by Twotone · 39 replies ^ | September 4, 2017 | Maya Chung
    The fed-up feline was photographed swimming through dirty floodwaters in Houston, Texas, by Getty photographer Scott Olson, and he’s giving better side-eye than most humans. The image, which was captured on Aug. 30, has since gone viral, with many commenting on the cat’s resilience in the face of the storm. It’s been shared more than 65,000 times. “All the photos I've seen of dogs and horses escaping the flooding, they look terrified. This cat just looks pissed — like he's going to write a sternly worded letter to his city councilor when he gets home,” wrote Laura Mullane, who posted...
  • What Are Our Pets Really Saying? A Meditation on the Eager Expectation of All Creation

    08/12/2016 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-11-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Are Our Pets Really Saying? A Meditation on the Eager Expectation of All Creation Msgr. Charles Pope • August 11, 2016 • I am often struck by the mystery of the relationship that dogs and cats set up with their owners. While I realize that we humans often project what we want their behavior to mean, I am still fascinated by the reality of how our pets come to “know” us and set up a kind of communication with us.Dogs, especially, are very demonstrative, interactive, and able to make knowing responses. Cats are more subtle. My cat, Jewel,...
  • Chinese man caught with 500 imprisoned cats destined for restaurants

    06/13/2017 12:17:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13 at 5:15 AM | By Simon Denyer
    BEIJING — In China, it is legal to eat cats and dogs. Even so, ordinary people reacted with alarm this week as news broke of a Chinese man caught with 500 cats, crowded into tiny cages, which he intended to sell to restaurants. The man had used sparrows and caged birds to lure both stray cats and domestic ones in the city of Jiujiang in southern Jiangsu province, the and websites reported. Many of the cats were found in cages in the back of a small truck, some near death and mewing faintly in the heat, while others...
  • Oregon police respond to report of cat armed with gun-shaped stick

    04/27/2017 11:48:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 44 replies
    upi ^ | April 27, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    Police in Oregon issued a "verbal warning" to a cat reportedly seen armed with a gun-shaped stick. Newport Oregon Police Department shared a photo of a black and white cat perched in a tree with its paw draped over a stick that appeared to resemble an automatic rifle. Officers responded to the scene and were ultimately able to determine the cat did not pose any real threat. "Reports of an armed cat this morning were unfounded," police said. "The feline was contacted by our canine and was determined to be in possession of a non-lethal branch." The officers ended the...
  • Scent of a Kitten: Perfumer Debuts 'Kitten Fur' Fragrance

    04/04/2017 4:47:08 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies
    Live Sence ^ | 22MAR17 | Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer
    Our sense of smell plays an important role in how we interpret the world around us. And for people who love cats, there are few scents as welcome as the smell of the soft fur on a kitten's head. That delectable scent is now available in a bottle. Perfume company Demeter Fragrance Library (DFL) recently announced the release of a new fragrance dubbed "Kitten Fur." The perfume captures "the olfactory essence of the warmth and comfort of that "purr"-fect spot, just behind a kitten's neck," according to a product description on the company's website. Kitten Fur joins a range of...
  • Vodka saves British cat after brake fluid poisoning

    04/01/2017 12:19:02 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    upi ^ | March 31, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Veterinarians in London said a cat that accidentally poisoned herself with brake fluid was saved by an unusual antidote: vodka. The Blue Cross animal hospital in London said 7-year-old cat Princess was brought in by her owner, Teresa Correira Maria, after the feline was found covered in spilled brake fluid in a garden shed. Veterinarians said Princess quickly became ill after attempting to clean the chemicals off her fur with her tongue. The hospital said veterinarians rushed to the nearest liquor store to buy a bottle of high alcohol content vodka, which they said can counteract the effects of ethylene...
  • What a copycat! Enthusiastic kitty 'helps' workers cleaning the windows of its.....

    03/13/2017 5:32:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 13, 2017 | Charlie Moore For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: What a copycat! Enthusiastic kitty 'helps' workers cleaning the windows of its plush apartment by mimicking their every move Every time the window wipers clean his apartment building, this enthusiastic cat tries to help out from inside. Two-year-old Guinness is normally shy but springs to life every ten weeks when the cleaners get to work on his central London flat. Owner Rina Takei, 35, has filmed Guinness swaying side to side in sync with the entertaining workmen on their every visit since he was a kitten. VIDEO ON LINK
  • Law Enforcement Officials Searching Caterpillar Offices

    03/02/2017 9:51:15 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Journal Star ^ | 3-2-2017 | Chris Kaergard
    PEORIA — Federal officials executed a search warrant at three Caterpillar, Inc. facilities in the Tri-County Area — including the corporate headquarters — Thursday morning. Company officials confirmed the presence in a statement without specifying which agency was performing the search or what the search was in regard to. A spokeswoman declined by email to provide further details. "Caterpillar is cooperating," the brief statement said. The spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois confirmed that facilities in three communities were the subject of the activity — Peoria, East Peoria and Morton. At the Downtown Caterpillar global...
  • Caterpillar to move headquarters to Chicago area

    01/31/2017 7:40:49 AM PST · by bigbob · 62 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Jan 31 2017 | Reuters
    Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) said on Tuesday it would move its global headquarters to the Chicago area from Peoria, Illinois later this year to move closer to a global transportation hub and make it easier to recruit executives. A limited number of senior executives and some relocated from Peoria will be based at the new headquarters, and about 300 will be based there once the facility is fully operational, the company said in a statement. The company did not specify the exact location of its new headquarters.