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  • For $1,500 a month, California landlord rents studio apartment to 2 cats

    01/14/2019 9:21:03 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | January 14, 2019 | Bob D'Angelo
    Many apartments have restrictions on renters having pets. But what happens when the renters are the pets? A California man is renting his Silicon Valley studio apartment to a pair of cats for $1,500 a month, The Mercury News reported. The apartment lacks a kitchen, but cats are not known for their culinary skills, so it all works out. “Basically I’ve got two renters that don’t have opposable thumbs,” David Callisch told the newspaper. “It’s actually great. They’re very quiet, obviously. The only problem is they stink up the place.” The rent for the cats, named Tina and Louise, is...
  • The $1,800 treadmill for your CAT: Korean firm debuts 'intelligent personal trainer' [tr]

    01/09/2019 9:22:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2019 | Cheyenne McDonald
    A new household device aims to be the answer to pet obesity – at least, for those willing to shell out $1,800 for a treadmill. Korean startup The Little Cat unveiled its smart feline treadmill at CES in Las Vegas this week. Unlike other pet treadmills on the market, the pricey system is equipped with LED lights to motivate your cat into exercise, and allows you to set fitness goals. The app-controlled device even lets pet owners spy on their cat’s activity when they’re not home, and give encouragement through recorded voice messages.
  • Taiga the cat has a daily hissy fit and knocks the Christmas decorations off her owner's shelf [tr]

    12/21/2018 6:42:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2018 | Nick Enoch
    Tis the season to be jolly... unless you happen to be a sourpuss like this miserable cat. Hilarious footage shows the feline, named Taiga, taking an instant dislike to Christmas decorations on a bookshelf. The Calico cat is clearly very resistant to the impact of the festive season on her personal domain.
  • Heartwarming moment a California wildfire evacuee returns home to find her cat [tr]

    12/11/2018 5:37:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2018 | Staff
    A family has been reunited with their cat after it disappeared during a deadly wildfire last month that leveled their home in Northern California. Courtney Werblow and her family returned to her parents' burned home in Paradise over the weekend and found their beloved cat, Timber, standing near the ruins. Werblow recorded a video of the emotional moment when she spots the beige cat with a brown face looking at her from a distance.
  • The original cat memes! American photographer pioneered the phenomenon a century ago [tr]

    12/06/2018 7:20:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman
    Cat memes may be incredibly popular online today – but perhaps they've been around longer than you thought. These amusing photographs – dating back to the early 1900s – could be seen as the original LOLcats. They were taken by Harry Whitter Frees, an American photographer known for taking pictures of posed cats and dogs. The Pennsylvania native became famous for his cutesy shots of kittens, puppies and even rabbits and chickens dressed as people after he started making them from 1905. Their incredible popularity led him to create novelty postcards, magazine spreads and children's books using them. He would...
  • Dogs are 'no more intelligent' than cats say experts (no matter how much of a clever boy [tr]

    11/29/2018 7:39:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2018 | Victoria Bell
    It may seem from a dog's friendly demeanour and ability to perform tricks that they are smarter than most animals but a new study suggests this is not the case. Psychologists from Exeter and Canterbury University examined the cognitive abilities of 'man's best friend' when compared with other animals - including cats. Experts concluded that canines do not possess particularly higher intelligence than their feline rivals, as well as a number of other creatures. Researchers used data on observations of the behaviour of dogs, cats, wolves and chimpanzees to see if pooches possessed any specific special skills. They found that...
  • Hilarious moment feline leaps out of his cat flap and pounces on an inquisitive raccoon to [tr]

    11/19/2018 11:54:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2018 | Sophie Law
    This is the hilarious moment a raccoon tries to get through a cat flap but is pounced on and chased away by an angry cat. Footage captured on a home security camera shows the daring raccoon try to get into the house after looking curiously through the cat door in the Pacific North West, US. The raccoon can be seen walking tentatively up the stairs onto a garden porch before curiously looking at the cat flap.
  • Seven cute Labradors pile in and enthusiastically groom ginger cat who is remarkably unphased [tr]

    11/15/2018 3:30:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Terri-Ann Williams
    his is the adorable moment a cute ginger tabby cat made friends with seven Labradors after the enthusiastic dogs affectionately groomed the cat. Giuseppe the red tabby cat had led down on a patio chair, when a big group of Golden Retriever puppies licked him all over. Giuseppe sat calmly and looked unphased by the dogs, as he continued to enjoy his new found friendship with the puppies in Alessandria, Italy.
  • No spring in his step! Lazy cat deals with stairs by acting like a slinky

    11/08/2018 9:42:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2018 | Claire Anderson
    This sleepy cat pretends to be a slinky toy as it slides down wooden steps in the laziest way possible. Unable to even lift its head, the furry felines slips head first as the rest of its body slumps on to each step. The adorable black and white striped cat gives up even getting to the lower floor and lies aimlessly on the stair.
  • Hilarious moment terrified feline is chased away by a RAT it was trying to catch [tr]

    11/08/2018 6:29:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2018 | Danyal Hussain
    This is the amazing moment a cat is sent scurrying away in fright by a rat it was chasing. The hilarious footage was filmed in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg on November 5. It shows the black cat stalking after the rat before yelping in shock when the rodent turns the tables on it.
  • Well it IS a catwalk! Cat steals the show when it struts its stuff alongside models [tr]

    10/29/2018 5:55:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2018 | Ross Ibbeston
    A cat playfully swiped at models as they made their way down the runway at the Esmond International Fashion Show in Istanbul, Turkey. The amazed audience were captivated as the white and black coated cat walked between the models. The video was posted to Instagram and has racked up more than 260,000 since it was uploaded on Friday.
  • Killer cats: The invasive species in your backyard

    10/28/2018 9:37:50 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 103 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 27, 2018 | MATT MORRISON
    Invasive species can be ruthless. Surprisingly, they can also be adorable. When non-native plants, animals, and pathogens are introduced into a favorable new environment, they can sweep through the ecosystem and threaten the survival of the native flora and fauna. They also wreak havoc on the economy. From Burmese python to Asian carp, efforts to eradicate or control invasive species cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $138 billion per year. But in one notable case, humans have been happy to make an invasive species feel at home. We're talking about cats: one of the most prolific invasive species in history. The...
  • Texas couple share their home with two BOBCATS and say the predators make the perfect pets [tr]

    10/24/2018 7:10:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 24, 2018 | Miranda Aldersley
    A Texas couple have opened up their home to two bobcats, who sleep in their bed and even use the toilet. Melissa and Mick McAllister from Melissa, a small city 40 miles northeast of Dallas, got their first pet bobcat, Gypsy, in January. Just two months later they adopted another, named Monaco.
  • Rats The Size Of Cats?? NYCHA Tenants Have Video To Prove It

    10/16/2018 1:44:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | October 15, 2018 at 6:19 pm | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Furious tenants of a public housing project in the Bronx were pleading for help Monday, saying their buildings are overrun with rats — and they’re not kidding. They have the video to prove it. But we should warn you, the pictures are not for the squeamish. “I’m traumatized,” tenant Veronica Martinez told CBS2’s Marcia Kramer. You’d be traumatized, too, if you had the same kitchen as Martinez. Rats. An entire family of rats, some as big as cats, have taken over, hopping in the sink, into pots and pans. It’s absolutely gut wrenching. “I should never...
  • Revolting moment massive RAT bullies Brooklyn cat out of the way

    10/10/2018 6:08:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2018 | Snejana Farberov
    A Brooklyn bodega cat proved no match for a giant rat with a bad attitude. A revolting video courtesy of ViralHog has emerged capturing a tense standoff between a pair of four-legged foes on the mean streets of the Big Apple. The minute-long cellphone footage recorded on September 19 begins with a black cat leisurely reposing on the sidewalk beside a cardboard box at a Brooklyn fruit market when it is confronted by a massive gray rat.
  • Whitefield officials dealing with ‘huge’ feral cat problem

    10/07/2018 4:49:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies
    CENTRALMAINE.COM ^ | 07 OCTOBER 2018 | SAM SHEPHERD
    WHITEFIELD — A “huge feral cat problem” on Townhouse Road — to the tune of up to 100 such felines — could affect the health of domestic animals and people who come in contact with them, an animal control officer told selectmen last week. Ben Cook, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department animal control officer assigned to Whitefield, discussed the issue at last week’s selectboard meeting, saying he’d noticed the problem about two weeks ago. A town resident, however, said it began more than a year ago.
  • Dear dogs & cats letter

    10/04/2018 2:05:55 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 17 replies
    Email ^ | 12/17/2009 | Unknown
    Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run. I cannot buy anything bigger than a king...
  • Need a helping paw? Rabbit digs out cat friend who is locked in a shed

    10/01/2018 9:48:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Claire Anderson
    This is the adorable moment when a rabbit digs a hole to help a trapped cat in Spain. Luckily, Chasky the rabbit comes up with a genius solution to free his cat friend, Pelu. The fluffy pet quickly digs a hole near the shed for the cat to fit through.
  • Escaped pet PUMA clamps its jaws around dog's neck in terrified Russian family's back [tr]

    10/01/2018 9:41:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Will Stewart
    This is the moment a giant male puma invaded a family's garden and clasped the neck of a pet dog in its jaw for eight minutes. The terrified owners in Russia were too frightened to go out as another dog barked furiously at the big cat but was also scared to intervene. Residents in Kozino village in Moscow region say the puma was the pet of a local oligarch in a nearby elite housing compound Fryaz, home to Russian celebrities.
  • In New York’s war between cats and rats, the rats win hands down

    09/28/2018 6:13:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Cosmos ^ | September 28, 2018 | Tanya Loos
    Feral cats fail to fulfil their role as rat controllers in New York City, new research reveals. Cats (Felis catus) are often released in New York in the belief that they will make a dent on the city’s centuries-old rat problem. However, a study of the two species in the mean streets of Gotham reviewed 306 videos of cat-rat interactions over a 79-day period and found that just two – yes, two – rodents lost their lives. In contrast, earlier research from the US suggests that feral cats are likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic mortality for US birds...