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  • Let me give you a helping paw: Cat pushes its friend down loft steps

    12/28/2011 9:14:08 AM PST · by algernonpj · 36 replies
    DailyMail ^ | December 26, 2011 | Rob Cooper
    Peering over the edge, this kitten looked too scared to clamber out of the loft. Gingerly Bella takes a step forward as she carefully tries to make her way down the steps with Kimba lurking behind her. As the six month old kitten climbs carefully over the edge, she glances up at the white cat who is watching her closely preparing to pounce. hen, just as she prepares to take her fifth step, Kimba reaches out playfully with a left paw and prods Bella's rear legs sharply. The terrified kitten - who was not injured - is sent tumbling down...
  • The 6 Most B*d*ss Weapons Ever Improvised in Battle

    12/24/2011 12:08:36 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 76 replies ^ | May 30, 2011 | Tony Pilgram
    War is a terrible thing: Sometimes you have to take the life of your fellow man in the most brutal and extravagant ways...and you just don't have a good enough weapon to do it as hard as you want. That's when you start strapping every weapon you have to every other weapon you have, and hope that physics is in a good enough mood today to let you fire knives out of your machine gun. Like these guys:
  • Ellen DeGeneres launching vegan pet food brand?

    12/15/2011 2:12:47 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Mother Nature Network ^ | 12/15/11 | Michael D'Estries
    "The couple also are developing a line of vegan pet foods — after discovering a void in the market for people looking to feed their dogs and cats vegan vittles," said the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • The Fur Dodger: Cat rides the bus for free by hopping on and off at his local station...

    12/15/2011 8:03:50 AM PST · by algernonpj · 54 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2011 | Jessica Satherley
    A pet cat named Dodger is living up to his name, by taking free bus trips from his home town. The ginger moggy, who was named after the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist, has taken to hopping on and off the public transport at the bus station near his home. The 15-year-old cat even sits on bemused passengers’ laps as the bus makes up to 10-mile round trips from Bridport to Charmouth in Dorset. ... A spokesman for bus firm First said they didn’t mind Dodger on their buses but didn’t actively encourage him. ... 'Given this cat is elderly...
  • Tommaso the black cat inherits $8.5 million from his Italian owner

    12/10/2011 9:47:16 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 10 2011, | Kevin Deutsch
    Rags to riches tale of kitty who went from living on the streets to lap of luxury once down-on-his-luck stray cat has become the world’s richest kitty — thanks to a childless widow who left him $8.5 million in her will. Tommaso the black cat, who once scoured the streets of Rome for food, can now afford a gilded litter box with the inheritance. In a handwritten will penned shortly before her death last month, Maria Assunta, 94, ordered that the money from her real estate empire should keep the green-eyed feline she rescued in the lap of luxury. Animals...
  • Paw thing: Forget the nine lives, meet the cat with 26 toes ...

    12/09/2011 9:21:39 AM PST · by algernonpj · 32 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Decamber 9 , 2011 | Leon Watson
    In a reversal of fortunes, a once-unwanted cat has come to the rescue of an animal shelter in need of a new home. However, this orange-and-white tabby named Daniel is no typical cat. He has a near-record 26 toes, a phenomenon that is helping the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center in Wisconsin raise money to relocate to a new building. ... 'I've always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and this is definitely the case,' said Amy Rowell, owner of Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center in Greendale. She found Daniel in October at animal control when she went...
  • ‘Meow’trage at Algonquin (Bloomberg's nanny state NYC at it again)

    11/25/2011 8:18:31 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/23/2011 | STEVE CUOZZO
    The city Department of Health & Mental Hygiene has sunk its claws into another beloved New York institution — The Algonquin hotel’s lobby cat.... .... Prodded by Nanny Bloomberg, the DOH has been socking restaurants with steep fines for minor violations — and slapping dreaded “C” ratings on places where no one was known to get sick.
  • Where's Larry when you need him? ... moggy boycotts rat-catching duties

    11/14/2011 6:46:01 AM PST · by algernonpj · 20 replies
    DailyMail ^ | November 14, 2011 | Emily Allen
    Larry the Downing Street cat may have been brought in to catch rats but it appears the ministerial moggy may have to face a disciplinary. The tabby, adopted from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home earlier this year, was expected to go chasing after rodents who have been seen scuttling in and around Number 10. Ministerial aides say Larry spends most of his time asleep or with his new female friend instead. ... He has apparently caught just one mouse in the last few months. ... He's got a long way to go until he has the fierce reputation of Harry...
  • Purr-fect picture: A real-life game of cat and mouse ...

    11/14/2011 6:01:07 AM PST · by algernonpj · 52 replies
    DailyMail ^ | November 13, 2011 | Craig Mackenzie
    Most people might have a rough day once in a while, but it will never be as bad as the one suffered by this little mouse. He ended up becoming dish of the day for a playful cat, which showed off its ball skills by batting it into the air with such force it did a mid-air somersault. This once-in-a-life-time picture was captured by Californian pet owner Angelo DeSantis when he arrived at his home in Grass Valley, Nevada.
  • Make a sharp exit: House cat gets stuck 20ft up a giant cactus for THREE days ...

    11/12/2011 10:02:21 AM PST · by algernonpj · 30 replies · 1+ views
    DailyMail ^ | November 12, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Most cat owners will know how much a cat likes to explore. But this brave feline probably took it a step too far and was stuck on top of a giant cactus for at least three days without food or water. ... the black and brown house cat managed to climb 20ft up. Some experts claimed it would be far too dangerous to try and attempt to rescue the cat and firefighters said it would eventually come down on its own. It seems they were right, because the moggy suddenly had a change of heart and decided to make its...

    11/07/2011 12:59:24 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    Nov 07,2011 | swampsniper
    My computer being secured.
  • Jack the Cat Dies

    11/06/2011 9:23:54 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | 11-6-11 | Luke Funk
    MYFOXNY.COM - The cat that gained international attention after being lost at JFK Airport and then being found two months later has died. Jack was on the brink of death when he was found in a customs room at JFK but it was hoped that he would survive after intensive treatment. He was supposed to be on a flight to California with his owner when he disappeared in late August. The veterinarian caring for Jack said more than two months on his own left the animal so severely malnourished and dehydrated. He developed dangerous skin and liver conditions while trying...
  • FReepers; need help with injured cat

    11/06/2011 4:43:03 PM PST · by patriot08 · 182 replies · 1+ views
    I am just at wits end to know what happened to our cat overnight. We have a big, black, short-haired, neutered male cat named Tommy. He was fine last night, but this morning I noticed that he had an approximately 1 inch by 5 inch strip of fur missing from his back starting from about 2 inches from his tail. Where the fur was is red and moist. The bald area looks like you had put a ruler or something down, drew it off and stripped away the fur- it's that even. He is staying off by himself underneath a...
  • Jack the cat moved to Manhattan for further treatment

    11/04/2011 11:07:46 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 46 replies
    TimesLedger ^ | November 4, 2011 | Ivan Pereira
    Jack the cat is moving on to the West Side of Manhattan from Queens as he continues to regain his strength for his return voyage to his owner in California. The cat, who was lost at John F. Kennedy International Airport for two months, was moved Thursday from the BluePearl Veterinary animal hospital in Forest Hills to its new state-of-the-arts facility at 410 West 55 St. where he will continue his recuperation. ...
  • Tabby cat who kept superstitious young pilots company on WWII bombing missions honoured for bravery

    11/03/2011 1:53:31 PM PDT · by algernonpj · 25 replies · 1+ views
    DailyMail ^ | November 3, 2011 | Stephanie Darrall
    A tabby cat who was at the side of superstitious young crews flying on experimental bomb tests above the Atlantic in the Second World War is to be honoured for bravery. Pyro was kept inside the flight jackets of crew members while flying at altitudes of 20,000ft and even flew on the legendary 'bouncing bomb' tests. ... But his owner noticed the cat was miserable when left alone so began carrying him in his flying jacket. He said Pyro earned his wings one winter's day in early 1943 when, at 20,000ft, ice covered the plane his father was flying in....
  • * Jack The Cat & Karen Pascoe Share Secret Visit

    10/31/2011 12:31:21 PM PDT · by algernonpj · 22 replies
    lifewithcats ^ | October 30, 2011 | Editor
    Now that Karen Pascoe is headed back home, Jack The Cat is Lost in AA Baggage Facebook page reports tonight that she spent the weekend visiting with her beloved ca, Jack. The visit was kept hush hush to avoid a media circus at the veterinary hospital ... “Jack is still critical at this time. He has shown some improvement, but the biggest issue is some life-threatening skin wounds that are present. He is severely muscle-wasted and has evidence of fatty liver syndrome, which lets us know his malnourishment was pretty chronic.” ... The good news from Saturday is that Jack...
  • Cat lovers, Veterinarians -- help

    10/23/2011 8:46:56 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 97 replies · 1+ views
    We have a fenced in yard and I let my dog out. Minutes later I heard barking like crazy and my dog was acting weird. I went out with a flashlight and he had a cat on it's back and the cat had scratched my dog below both eyes and he was bleeding, so there was definitely some fighting going on. My husband took the dog in and cleaned up his wounds and I went to check on the cat. We've never seen this cat in the neighborhood before and it's a huge cat. At first it just hissed at...
  • Cat Learns to Play the Shell Game (Video)

    10/13/2011 11:56:06 AM PDT · by dickmc · 14 replies
    break ^ | June, 2011 | unknown
    Cat actually plays the shell game. Worth watching. Video was on one of the TV channels this morning. Video is at
  • Immigrant in pet cat row was shoplifter

    10/06/2011 6:32:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | 06 Oct 2011 | Tom Whitehead - Victoria Ward
    The illegal immigrant allowed to stay in Britain partly because he owned a cat was given a police caution for shoplifting, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Ranzo Avila, who was at the centre of a row among senior Tories, overstayed his student visa but was allowed to stay in Britain after an immigration judge ruled in his favour in 2008. He concluded that the Bolivian’s right to family life would be breached because he was in an established relationship — reinforced by the fact that the couple had bought a cat. Immigration court records showed that he first came to...
  • Phosphorescent Felines Fight AIDS

    09/13/2011 11:13:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 89 replies · 1+ views ^ | Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:59 PM ET | Analysis by Tim Wall
    Black cats may be unlucky, but what about a glowing cat? Phosphorescent felines were created by Mayo Clinic researchers to help in the fight against AIDS in both cats and humans. The cats were genetically engineered to carry a protein that defends them from infection by the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), the cat version of HIV. The cats glow because of a jellyfish gene inserted along with the FIV-resistance gene. If the genetically modified mouser glowed an eerie green, the researchers knew it was also resistant to FIV. "One of the best things about this biomedical research is that it...