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  • Dallas woman says she killed husband for beating their pet cat (TX)

    06/03/2018 3:34:19 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3, 2018 | FOX News Staff
    A Dallas woman told police she shot and killed her husband because he was beating the family cat, according to investigators. Neighbors said they were shocked to hear Mary Harrison, 47, had been charged with murder in the slaying of her 49–year-old husband Dexter Harrison Saturday morning. “A man got shot over a cat? It’s kind of crazy,” neighbor Carl Phillips told KTVT. “It’s unbelievable. A man loses his life over a cat. I mean, people love their pets, but it ain’t that serious… to die for a cat.” Dallas police were dispatched to the Harrison home in response to...
  • Muscly feline known as 'Buff Cat' wins 14,700 admirers with his toned physique and [tr]

    06/01/2018 5:34:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2018 | Liz Dunphy
    Gym heads and jocks may hiss with envy when they see this giant cat with its power paws, enormous shoulders and post-workout swagger. The furry feline was filmed prowling around the streets of Montreal, Canada and it has built up a dedicated cult following. Buff cat had such an impact on those who saw him that someone set up a Twitter account in his honour which has amassed 14.7k followers. Some people suggested on Twitter that the cat is morbidly obese and perhaps Buff Cat needs to spend a more time on the treadmill, and less time slurping up protein...
  • Curious Cat Hangs on to Van at 60 mph

    05/23/2018 10:50:55 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 29 replies
    KETV Newswatch 7 - Omaha, NE ^ | 5/22/2018 | Chinh Doan
    OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Humane Society said staff had never seen anything like this until KETV NewsWatch 7 showed them the video. Now, there’s a ‘cat chase’ for updates on the feline or someone who may know what happened. “My daughter says, ‘There's a cat on that van,’ and I was like, ‘Oh no, that's a raccoon,'” recalled Ronda Rankin. “When my husband pulls up closer, I'm like, ‘Oh my God, no, that's a cat.’”
  • Congressman wants answers from USDA on cats allegedly killed during government research

    05/09/2018 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    edition.cnn.com ^ | May 9, 2018 | Juana Summers
    A Republican lawmaker wants answers from the Department of Agriculture about taxpayer-funded research experiments at a Maryland facility that have allegedly led to the deaths of hundreds of cats and kittens. Citing documents reviewed by his office, Michigan Republican Mike Bishop described a decades-old research project at the USDA's Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, in which hundreds of kittens are bred, fed meat that is infected with Toxoplasma, and later killed and discarded by "incineration." In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue dated Monday, Bishop wrote that he was "shocked to hear that the USDA, the very...
  • Bobcat kittens mistaken for domestic kittens, 3 people injured

    05/08/2018 11:41:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    khou.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | Sharon Ko
    Three people were injured after two bobcat kittens were mistaken for domestic kittens. Animal Care Services said a family living off Eisenhower road near Salado Creek discovered the felines at a back alleyway. The homeowner decided to bring them inside her home. "She tried to feed them some kitten milk and during the process of doing that, three people were bitten," said ACS spokesperson Lisa Norwood. "Bitten on the hand. Not bad bites but bites nonetheless. They're seeking medical attention right now." Norwood said the family decided to look online and noticed the kittens were bobcats. "Once they started taking...
  • Cat watching horror movie

    04/13/2018 5:19:18 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 30 replies
    This cat is watching Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “Psycho” and it’s the funniest thing you will see on the internet today.
  • Why Humans Are Obsessed with Cats - We Love Cats and Kittens

    04/05/2018 10:53:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 116 replies
    WeLoveCatsandKittens.com ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    In this eye opening and informative video we see how felines have taken over not only the Internet, but our homes, and of course, our lives. It points out that it is us that are obsessed with cats and not the other way round. This is a must see for any cat lover as it explains a lot about our relationship with cats and how that relationship has evolved.
  • Daily Mail Cats to Segovia's Classical Guitar - Bach

    03/27/2018 10:04:38 AM PDT · by mairdie · 17 replies
    Andre Segovia plays Bach's 3 Pieces from Violin Partita No 1. Hot off the video editor.
  • The cat with two faces: British short hair has a flawless split of grey and black facial fur [tr]

    02/21/2018 8:36:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    This adorable cat was born with a flawless split of grey and black fur divided almost perfectly down the middle of her face. The rare markings on the British short hair, pictured at her home in France, are thought to be the result of two embryos fusing together. She has both light grey and black fur on her face, separated evenly in a remarkably straight line.
  • Sneaky cat breaks two misbehaving dogs out of pet carrier before patting them [tr]

    02/10/2018 3:40:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2018 | Dianne Apen-Sadler
    This is the adorable moment a sneaky cat broke two misbehaving dogs out of a pet carrier their owner placed them in for acting up. In the clip Tuxedo the cat wrestles with the door, pulling it sideways to create a slight gap as the camera zooms in on his antics. The opening proves too small for the two pooches trapped inside, so the black and white cat pulls the entire door off, finally releasing the canine inmates.
  • Dream job: Ireland vet clinic looking for a ‘cat cuddler’

    01/19/2018 11:47:16 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Kate Winkle
    A company is looking to hire someone to shower little kittens with love and snuggles. The Just Cats Veterinary Clinic & Cattery in Dublin, Ireland is looking for a cat cuddler. The job description reads: “The ideal candidate must have gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time. They need to be softly spoke and capable of cat whispering to calm the nerves of some of our in patients. An ability to understand different types of purring is a distinct added advantage in helping you secure this position with us.”
  • Are these the brrr-avest cats EVER? Farmer captures amazing photos of the Siberian fur-balls

    12/18/2017 3:22:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 December 2017 | Jo Tweedy
    When you're in the midst of a blizzard in deepest, darkest Siberia, you're going to need a bigger coat. At least that seems to be the approach taken by the 'millions' of cats that have made their home on Russian farmer Alla Lebedeva's land. The land-owner, based in Prigorodny, close to Barnaul in Siberia, has made capturing the icy fur-balls on film a dedicated hobby - and they're now YouTube stars in their own rights, with more than 2,000 people following their every move.
  • Inside India's first dog hotel: Pampered pooches enjoy velvet beds, spa treatments

    12/05/2017 7:27:28 PM PST · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2017 | Jennifer Newton
    With velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and a fully stocked bar - Critterati sounds like the ultimate luxury hotel. But rather than cater for humans, the hotel in the Indian city of Gurugram is the first in South Asia to be exclusively for dogs. Owners can book in their pets for a $70-a-night stay (£52) in one of the suites at Critterati or send them for a day trip.
  • Cats vs dogs: Which pet is smarter?

    12/04/2017 3:15:54 PM PST · by mairdie · 88 replies
    Daily News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Kate Greene
    Posted for Daffynition: Researchers at CanCog Technologies, a private institution in Toronto that studies behavior and aging in companion animals, have tested dogs and cats on the same tasks, using cats that show the same level of interest in food rewards as the dogs. They found that cats make more errors than dogs and require more trials to learn the same tasks.
  • Pet owners share hilarious snaps that prove cats and dogs really are natural born enemies

    12/03/2017 6:49:20 PM PST · by mairdie · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 December 2017 | Molly Rose Pike
    Everyone knows that cats and dogs have a natural rivalry, but what happens when they're both forced to live under the same roof? Hilarity ensues, of course. Pet owners from all around the world have been sharing hilarious snaps of cats and dogs at war in an online gallery.
  • Crafty pet owners share photos of their moggies' VERY elaborate hair styles

    12/03/2017 3:57:36 PM PST · by mairdie · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 December 2017 | Martha Cliff
    It isn't uncommon to see a well-groomed dog, however, these owners are determined to give their moggies a makeover. A new online gallery has revealed some of the most outlandish fur-dos owners have given their long-suffering pets. Several artistic humans have managed to shave their kitty's fur into exotic styles, including one feline who was made to look like a dragon thanks to green dye.
  • Sorry, Grumpy Cat: Study finds dogs are brainier than cats

    11/30/2017 2:24:06 PM PST · by JimSEA · 37 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/29/2017 | Vanderbilt University
    There's a new twist to the perennial argument about which is smarter, cats or dogs. It has to do with their brains, specifically the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex: the "little gray cells" associated with thinking, planning and complex behavior -- all considered hallmarks of intelligence. The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more of them than cats. "In this study, we were interested in comparing different species of carnivorans to see how the numbers of...
  • Dogs really ARE smarter than cats: Canines have more than twice as many brain cells linked to

    11/30/2017 10:05:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 115 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/30/17 | Harry Pettit
    Full title........................Dogs really ARE smarter than cats: Canines have more than twice as many brain cells linked to intelligence............ The debate over whether dogs or cats are the smartest pet has raged for decades, if not centuries. But in a twist that is sure to ruffle the fur of cat-lovers, new research shows that dogs are more intelligent than their feline foes after all. Experts showed that dogs have more than twice as many brain cells in a region linked with thinking, planning and other complex behaviours.
  • 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.
  • Move over, Grumpy Cat! Online gallery shows judgmental moggies looking VERY annoyed at their owners

    11/14/2017 6:05:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2017 | Emily Chan
    Cats can often be playful, craving attention from their owners. But sometimes, they would just prefer to be left alone - as a series of hilarious photographs show. The pictures shared online feature moggies looking very judgmental when their owners try to dress them up in an array of outfits, including a rabbit hat and a polka dot tie.