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  • Greek cat sanctuary hiring caretaker to live on island, supervise 55 cats

    08/12/2018 2:26:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    The job posting seems normal enough until you learn that the sanctuary isn’t in some sad brick building lined with cages, but is instead located on the stunning Greek island of Syros, where all the cats run free. With the job, you’ll not only have the love of many cats, but you’ll also have a fully paid for, modern little house with its own garden that also has a view of the Aegean Sea, and a small salary to boot.
  • Buy Stove Top Stuffing Mix or Own a Cat? You’re Probably White, According to a New Study

    08/10/2018 8:02:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 111 replies
    Slate ^ | 07-12-2018 | Rachelle Hampton
    If you’ve managed to make it this far in life without quite figuring out what demographic boxes to tick on the Census form, a recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research might have some clues for you. According to the Washington Post, University of Chicago economists Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenica “taught machines to guess a person’s income, political ideology, race, education, and gender based on either their media habits, their consumer behavior, their social and political beliefs, and even how they spent their time.” The results are, at times, surprisingly granular and seemingly nonsensical: Owning...
  • Cats Sailed With Vikings to Conquer The World, Says Genetic Study

    08/08/2018 10:58:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    n the first large-scale study of ancient feline DNA, the results reveal how our inscrutable friends were domesticated in the Near East and Egypt some 15,000 years ago, before spreading across the globe and into our hearts. The study was presented at the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Oxford, UK back in 2016, and sequenced DNA from 209 cats that lived between 15,000 and 3,700 years ago - so from just before the advent of agriculture right up to the 18th century. Found in more than 30 archaeological sites in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, these ancient feline...
  • Our Fat Pets: Sixty percent of cats tip the scales at unhealthy weights [tr]

    08/02/2018 6:36:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 2, 2018 | Susan Jenks
    Like most cats, Max had a swagger in his walk. But because he was slightly overweight, the 15-year-old Maine coon began having trouble “jumping up on things,” his owner says, the extra pounds worsening his arthritis. So his owner, Jaime Wilson, decided her pet needed to go on a diet — barely two tablespoons of dry food in the morning and again at night, along with a larger portion of canned wet food once a day and a supervised exercise program that included treadmill work and running through stationary poles.
  • Business students more likely to have a brain parasite spread by cats

    07/27/2018 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    New Scientist ^ | Jul 25, 2018 | By New Scientist staff and Press Association
    An analysis of students in the US has found that those who have a certain type of brain parasite are more likely to be majoring in business studies. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite carried by cats. It can infect people through contact with cat faeces, poorly cooked meat, or contaminated water, and as many as one-third of the world’s population may be infected. The parasite doesn’t make us feel sick, but it forms cysts in the brain where it can remain for the rest of a person’s life. Some studies have linked infection with the parasite to slower reaction...
  • Study reveals that felines BULLY other pets because they are not as well domesticated as their [tr]

    07/24/2018 11:44:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2018 | Victoria Allen
    Cats like to act like they rule roost – as anyone who lives with one will tell you. And now scientists have found that it really is the cat, and certainly not the owner, who is responsible for harmony in the home. Experts at the University of Lincoln have discovered cats are the 'key player' in maintaining good karma when its sworn enemy, a dog, is brought into the household. For although they may be descended from wolves, with big, loud barks and fearsome teeth, dogs are likely to find themselves bullied mercilessly if they live with a cat.
  • Security footage shows cats reacting to an earthquake before it hit an Osaka cafe

    07/23/2018 7:28:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 67 replies
    https://pickle.nine.com. ^ | 7/18 | Dannielle Maguire
    We’re not saying that every time your cat does something weird it’s a signal of an impending natural disaster, but you might want to start paying attention. Because, as this security footage shows, cats apparently have a sense for that kind of thing. This footage was take at the Cat Café Catchy in Japan, when an earthquake struck Osaka in June. Moments before the café started to shake, the cats seem to react to a loud noise or a thump. They jolt awake, looking around as if expecting to see what woke them from their naps. Then the building begins...
  • Family Saw Photos of Their Missing Cat on Shelter Page, Tearful Reunion After 2 Years...

    07/20/2018 9:33:43 PM PDT · by vannrox · 43 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 11APR17 | Amy Bojo
    A senior cat that had been missing for 2 1/2 years was reunited with his family after they found his pictures on a shelter's Facebook page. Meet Jimmy!Sue ZelitskyThe 15-year-old tabby cat was rescued and brought to West Milford Animal Shelter (in West Milford, New Jersey) on March 17. One of the volunteers saw him that night and wanted to help get him to a good home soon."Jimmy was picked up not far from West Milford Animal Shelter and brought in as a stray after the blizzard," RC of The Real Cats at West Milford Animal Shelter told Love...
  • Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen Cast in Movie Version of ‘Cats’

    07/20/2018 7:14:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Variety ^ | July 20, 2018 | Henry Chu
    Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen have been cast in Working Title’s upcoming movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical “Cats.” Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech,” will direct “Cats,” which is set to begin shooting in Britain in November. The screenplay by Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”) is based on Lloyd Webber’s musical, which was itself adapted from a book of children’s poems by T.S. Eliot. Hudson, who won an Oscar in 2007 for her breakout role in “Dreamgirls,” will play Grizabella, the former “glamour cat” who falls on hard times and gets...
  • D.C. Cat-Counting Census to Cost $1.5 Million Over Three Years

    07/18/2018 6:43:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 17, 2018 | 12:35 PM EDT | Craig Bannister
    A three-year, $1.5 million effort to count the number of cats living in the nation’s capital launched Tuesday. The “DC Cat Count” census is being conducted a group of scientists and animal welfare organizations, the Washington Post reports. […] The results of the study will “facilitate data-driven cat population management” and improve the lives of both cats and other wildlife residing in D.C., the DC Cat Count website explains. …
  • Pussy Riot claim responsibility for World Cup final pitch invasion

    07/16/2018 10:47:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    http://www.sportingnews.com/ ^ | 7/15/18 | Jon Fisher
    The World Cup final was interrupted on Sunday by four pitch invaders dressed in suits, in a concerted action claimed by Pussy Riot. The intruders entered the field at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, causing a brief stoppage in the game between France and Croatia in the 52nd minute. The quartet were allowed to high-five members of the French team before being accosted and unceremoniously dragged off the playing surface. Russian protest group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility in a tweet which read: "Right now, there are four members of the band in the World Cup final." The punk rock...
  • Anti-communist Polish academic upstaged by his cat in interview about current political tensions

    07/08/2018 3:48:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2018
    What should have been a serious interview about political tensions in Poland has become an Internet sensation after a leading academic was upstaged by his attention-seeking cat . Dr Jerzy Targalski, a leading Polish academic and a former anti-communist opposition activist, was giving an interview to Dutch television broadcaster NTR when his cat Lisio decided he wanted to get in on the action.
  • Feline so sleepy! Weary moggies give a masterclass in CAT NAPS proving they can doze off... anywhere

    07/05/2018 6:03:14 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08:24 EDT, 3 July 2018 | Updated: 11:05 EDT, 3 July 2018 | Xantha Leatham For The Daily Mail
    There’s nothing like an afternoon snooze to get you through the day. But these moggies have truly taken the phrase ‘cat nap’ to heart. This brilliant selection of photographs show Britain’s felines fast asleep in a range of bizarre positions. They were all provided by the charity Born Free, who raise awareness about the plight of the world’s most endangered big cats. Cat lovers across Britain have taken pictures of their pets in the most bizarre positions, including this feline who looks particularly relaxed in its bedAnother cat is pictured here going down for a nap in a plant pot,...
  • 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.