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  • "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat

    04/15/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 13, 2014 | Katherine Trendacosta
    "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat This video might just contain all the answers to life. Three cats are given a single piece of meat, and while two cats play tug of war, the third just starts gnawing at the center. That's some impressive problem solving. The two bigger cats are stuck in a live re-enactment of Newton's Third Law, while the third tries to get in on the action. Props to the smallest cat for eventually realizing that it's better to just eat what it can rather than try to beat the others...
  • Check Out These Very Bad Cats

    04/13/2014 6:27:41 PM PDT · by OneVike · 57 replies
    For all you cat lovers, this is for you. I'm sure you have your own bad cat stories to tell.
  • How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

    04/03/2014 4:37:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2012 | Kathleen McAuliffe
    No one would accuse Jaroslav Flegr of being a conformist. A self-described “sloppy dresser,” the 53-year-old Czech scientist has the contemplative air of someone habitually lost in thought, and his still-youthful, square-jawed face is framed by frizzy red hair that encircles his head like a ring of fire. Certainly Flegr’s thinking is jarringly unconventional. Starting in the early 1990s, he began to suspect that a single-celled parasite in the protozoan family was subtly manipulating his personality, causing him to behave in strange, often self-destructive ways. And if it was messing with his mind, he reasoned, it was probably doing the...
  • Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats

    04/02/2014 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | n/a | n/a
    Musicians and fans of the metal music community often get a bad rap because of their dark, gruff and tattooed looks. The adorable set of photos published in Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett sets out to change all that by getting accomplished metal musicians to pose with their feline friends and show off their softer sides. The people posing in these photos represent bands with names that are anything but cuddly – Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Skeletonwitch and Lightning Swords Of Death. But despite these fearsome band names and their black leather, spikes, tattoos and muscles, it’s clear...
  • obama,obamacare,cats,friends,#GetCovered

    03/25/2014 7:54:01 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-25-2014 | MOTUS
    We’ve put on a full court press: a White House generated ad campaign to get the young invincibles – who we need more than they need us - to sign up for Obamacare before the March 31 deadline. So we tried everything: PJ Boy, a dunking FLOTUS, Mom dancers, twerking accidents, Muppet accidents…the list goes on and on – butt stops with…cat GIFs? Cat GIFs, for crying outloud?Great, just what we need around here: cat house and pussy jokes to go along with the bathhouse innuendos.Butt with the deadline fast approaching, I’d like to be the first to go on...
  • This Japanese chewing gum may haunt your dreams

    03/23/2014 3:40:20 PM PDT · by Gefn · 30 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 3/22/2014 | Caroline Westbrook
    We're willing to bet you've never seen a chewing gum commercial quite like this.
  • Why Do 16th-Century Manuscripts Show Cats With Flaming Backpacks?

    03/23/2014 5:31:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 44 replies
    nationalgeographic. ^ | March 10, 2014 | Brad Scriber
    A series of 16th-century manuscripts that have been making waves on the Internet look like a Monty Python version of the Renaissance: They show cats outfitted with flaming backpacks, attacking castles and villages. But the illustrations are legit. They're intended to show how cats and birds could in theory be used to set fire to a besieged city, according to a University of Pennsylvania scholar. Mitch Fraas, scholar in residence at the University of Pennsylvania—the university digitized the manuscripts last year—says that the drawings are from artillery manuals and are accompanied by notes explaining how to use animals as incendiary...
  • 15 Dogs and Cats at a Toga Party

    03/14/2014 11:28:59 PM PDT · by Gefn · 25 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 03/15/2013
    Pictures of 15 dogs and cats dressed up for the Ides of March.
  • Animal Planet’s Jackson Galaxy speaks out on behalf of attack cat

    03/12/2014 12:16:31 PM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 3/12/2014 | Monique Balas
    He acknowledges that he hasn’t visited the Palmer home but he deals with aggressive cats on a near-daily basis. “If you watch my show, you know that within five minutes, the human component is really identified,” Galaxy said during a phone interview. “We realize this behavior doesn’t occur in a vacuum. That’s really the important thing, is that there’s always a context.” Lux may have scratched a 7-month-old boy, but the attack began after the boy pulled his tail. When he reacted by scratching the child, owner Lee Palmer kicked the cat. It was at that point that Lux “went...
  • MAN CLEARED OF ASSAULT IN CAT POOP CASE

    03/11/2014 11:23:56 AM PDT · by bkopto · 59 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | 3/11/3014 | staff
    A 60-year-old British man was cleared of an assault charge in the case of a fight between neighbors that began with an argument about throwing cat feces. Chippenham Magistrates' Court in Wiltshire, England, heard Matthew Lucas, 38, confronted neighbor Douglas Pidgeon, 60, after finding cat droppings that appeared to have been thrown into his yard, the Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. Lucas said he was concerned his 5-year-old daughter could have touched the cat droppings and suffered ill effects. Pidgeon told the court he threw the feces over the fence because he was tired of the Lucas' cat using his "garden...
  • House cat in Oregon attacks baby, traps family in bedroom

    03/10/2014 10:40:00 PM PDT · by enduserindy · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/11/2014 | ReutersReuters
    "(Reuters) - A rampaging, 22-pound Oregon house cat with a "history of violence" attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland home before being captured by police, authorities said on Monday."
  • Everybody Loves A Purry Kitty

    02/24/2014 6:31:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02.24.14
    Everybody Loves A Purry Kitty
  • Celebrating all things kitteh!

    02/21/2014 4:55:54 PM PST · by workerbee · 57 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/21/14
    Today I took my beautiful feline companion for her final trip to the vet. For nearly 20 years she was with me, through the ups and MANY downs. RIP, my sweet little Heidi, you don't have to struggle anymore.
  • Cat parasite found in Arctic Beluga (global warming blamed!...?)

    02/15/2014 8:35:20 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | February 14, 2014 | Jonathan Amos
    The cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which can cause blindness in people, has been identified in Beluga in the western Arctic. The discovery by University of British Columbia scientists has prompted a health advisory to Inuit people in the region who eat the whale's meat. Researchers say it is an example of how the warming of the Arctic is allowing the freer movement of pathogens. Icier conditions in the past acted as an obstruction to infectious agents. Quite how the parasite got into the whales is a puzzle that scientists are now trying to solve. They suspect the influx of cats...
  • Saintly City Cat Show capes don't make themselves. Meet the woman who does.

    02/11/2014 5:11:26 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-10-14 | John Brewer
    Before the Cat Internet Video Festival, before Grumpy Cat, even before Keyboard Cat, there was the Saintly City Cat Show -- a pageant tied in with the St. Paul Winter Carnival that features hundreds of cats, a half-dozen judges and just one king and one queen, draped in luxurious capes and crowns. "We kind of use it as a climax of the show, the outfits. It adds a bit of excitement," show manager Linda Mae Baker said. The capes and crowns have been around as long as the show, since the early 1970s. And while they are a highlight of...
  • Cat shot in head 17 times recovering after surgery

    02/07/2014 9:54:02 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 14 replies
    CBC News ^ | February 4, 2014 | CBC News
    A cat that was shot 17 times in the head in Sarnia, Ont., is now recovering after surgery. The cat named Joe had several hours of surgery on Thursday to remove the pellets, according to Donna Pyette, a manager with the Sarnia and District Humane Society. "The surgery lasted a few hours," said Pyette in an email to CBC Windsor. "He did lose the eye we had suspected he would lose. However, he is now resting comfortably and [is] expected to continue to improve over the next few days."
  • The little big cats! Animal haircuts craze sees pets turned into predators.. but is it cruel?

    02/04/2014 9:12:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    You've heard of The Cat in the Hat but the latest fashion craze for animal owners is to turn their pets into something more predatory. Cats and dogs are now sporting new designs in their fur to make them more king of the jungle rather than domesticated house pet. However, one poor ginger feline looks genuinely embarrassed by her new look after its owner rouged-up its cheeks with make-up. We've all had a haircut we didn't ask for but would you subject your pet to some of these styles?
  • Meatball, a Phoenix feline, weighs 36 pounds (dropped off at animal shelter)

    01/30/2014 6:52:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Jan 30, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    'Biggest cat I've ever seen,' as one animal control worker puts it, is now living at an Arizona animal shelter. Meatball is affectionate, but needs placement at an overweight animal facility and isn't eligible for adoption. He arrived at the Arizona animal shelter after being shuffled from home to home, according to KTVK-TV in Phoenix.
  • Dogs aren't the only ones that don't like the mail man

    01/29/2014 1:10:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    News96.5.com via you tube ^ | 1/29/2014 | Mark Starling
    Generally speaking, dogs are usually the animals that have the most trouble with mail man. But dogs aren't the only ones with adverse feelings...now cats have joined the game. The mail carrier in the video seems to be having way too much fun with the feline felon.
  • Snow Leopards Photographed for the 1st Time in Uzbekistan

    01/17/2014 10:56:23 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 15, 2014 | Megan Gannon
    A camera trap snapped the first-ever pictures of the elusive snow leopard in Uzbekistan. Even better, it caught not one, but two of the endangered cats on camera. The new images of the cats released by conservation groups Panthera and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) confirm that there are at least two individual snow leopards in the Gissar Nature Reserve, a protected part of the Pamir Mountains that can be visited only for scientific research. Uzbekistan, which is about the size of California, is one of 12 countries in Asia where snow leopards still roam through rugged mountainous terrain. It's estimated...
  • Bath time? I've got it licked: Hoover the cat gives baby a good wash with his tongue

    01/16/2014 5:08:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2014 | James Nye
    Adorable video of a one-year-old girl from California being given a bath by her favorite family cat has caused the Internet to let out a collective 'ahhh'. Little Hazel was caught snuggling up to Hoover the cat in her crib by mom and dad, Dennis and Jen Wijnker and they couldn't help but film the tender treatment the cat gave to his favorite human. Originally sent to Hazel's grandparents, the video was uploaded to YouTube where it has quickly racked up almost 50,000 views since it was posted on Monday.
  • High Street Stores 'Sold Cat Fur Hats'

    01/06/2014 3:10:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Local ^ | 06 Jan 2014
    Items made of cat fur have been found in two leading German high street chains, it emerged on Monday. Berlin doggy deli sparks howls of 'decadence' (03 Jan 14) Rare white stag shot and beheaded (02 Jan 14) Zoo gives apes choice of action or romance films (25 Nov 13) Animal protection group Animals' Liberty found clothes shop Tom Tailor was selling cat fur hats and drugstore chain Müller cat fur pompoms. Experts confirmed to the group that the fur was indeed cat in reports which can be seen on the Animals' Liberty Facebook page. The fur likely came from...
  • Conservative of the Year: Rep. Darrell Issa

    01/02/2014 9:01:53 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1-2-14 | Human Events Editors
    The rule of law is a matter of much concern lately, thanks to President Obama’s extraordinary use, and often flagrant abuse, of executive power. Congress held hearings on the subject in December, with some of the most damning testimony coming from leading liberal intellectuals. For the past five years, no one has worked more diligently to hold this Administration accountable than Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who represents northern San Diego County, and chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. After serving in the Army and reaching the rank of captain, Issa built an impressive private-sector business resume, founding Directed...
  • An Engineer's Guide to Cats 2.0 - The Sequel [video]

    12/23/2013 2:13:46 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 19, 2013 | Paul & T. J.
    Two professional engineers update an earlier video tutorial about cats. This is a sequel to the original video "An Engineer's Guide to Cats" released in 2008:
  • Italian Army officer faces jail for saving pregnant cat

    12/24/2013 7:07:22 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 41 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | 23 Dec 2013 17:20 GMT+01:00
    Italian politicians are set to debate the case of an Italian army officer, who is facing at least one year in jail after being prosecuted for saving the life of a pregnant cat while on duty in Kosovo. Lieutenant Barbara Balanzoni, a medical officer who served at the Nato base in Kosovo, is accused of "gross insubordination" after violating a written order not to "approach or be approached by wild, stray or unaccompanied animals". Lt Balanzoni, who has since returned to her home in Tuscany, rushed to the rescue of the stray cat in May 2012 after army staff raised...
  • 9 Things Cats Know but Won't Tell You

    12/22/2013 4:10:27 PM PST · by boatbums · 59 replies
    vetstreet.com ^ | 12/22/2013 | Dr. Marty Becker
    Most dog owners come into the veterinary office with their canine companions devotedly following them. Tails wagging, the dogs look up at their people with adoring eyes. Most cat owners, on the other hand, wrestle a cardboard box into the exam room, reach in like a magician and pull out not a rabbit, but an angry feline. For their efforts they get covered with furry shrapnel and sometimes raked with claws until their face and arms look like so many tic-tac-toe games. (It doesn't have to be like that, by the way.) As a lifetime pet lover and practicing veterinarian...
  • Cats ‘domesticated in China over 5,000 years ago to prey on rodents’

    12/16/2013 6:13:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    “Our data suggest that cats were attracted to ancient farming villages by small animals, such as rodents that were living on the grain that the farmers grew, ate and stored. “Results of this study show that the village of Quanhucun was a source of food for the cats 5,300 years ago, and the relationship between humans and cats was commensal, or advantageous for the cats. “Even if these cats were not yet domesticated, our evidence confirms that they lived in close proximity to farmers, and that the relationship had mutual benefits.” Cats have lived alongside humans for a very long...
  • Grumpy Cat Stars in "Hard To Be a Cat at Christmas" Music Video

    12/12/2013 10:11:02 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    you tube ^ | 12-10-13 | PurinaFriskies
    Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Oskar the Blind Cat, Nala Cat, and Hamilton the Hipster Cat have come together in an unprecedented celebrity cat supergroup this holiday season to lend their voices to a very important cause close to all of their hearts -- and their bellies -- the cause of wet food for all cats. YOU can help by sharing this video. For every view (up to 500,000 views), Friskies will donate one can of wet cat food to shelter and rescue organizations across the country. Share with all your friends and help make a cat's holiday wish come true....
  • 15 Delightful Cat Breeds’ Origins [w/pix]

    12/10/2013 7:13:33 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | December 10, 2013 | Kate Erbland
    [H]ere are the stories of how 15 delightful breeds started meowing.
  • Vintage PHOTOS: c. 1911 ... Cat Drinking from a Bottle and Looking Through a Telescope

    12/10/2013 7:08:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Gallica via Europeana ^ | 1911 | Agence Rol. Agence photographique
    Circa 1911: Cat drinking from a bottle and looking through a telescope
  • circa 1915 Vintage Photo: Cat On A Cannon

    12/09/2013 7:25:02 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Retroanut ^ | 1915 | Retronaut
    circa 1915: Cat on a cannon The mascot cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth on a 15-inch barrel
  • Cat rescuers scramble to save kittens from drain pipe, struggle to find donations and homes

    12/08/2013 6:56:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | Dec 6, 2013 | Sarah Moses
    ... a group of cat rescuers staked out a Baldwinsville apartment complex, trying to rescue a group of kittens and their mother from a drainage pipe before the snow storm hit. After two long and stressful days, the rescuers were able to trap four kittens and the mother cat. But right now is the most stressful time for Daugard and other cat rescue groups in CNY. "There is no room for more cats," she said. "Everyone is booked to capacity, there is no more room to take in more rescues and there is no more money." Donations can be made...
  • Buddha the inspirational fat cat dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 6

    12/08/2013 3:06:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2013 | Jessica Jerreat
    It's a sad day in Tennessee as Buddha, the obese cat who became an internet sensation thanks to his workout sessions on a underwater treadmill, has died. The six-year-old cat, who weighed 31.4lb when he was rescued at the start of August, had made good progress with his diet and exercise plan. But when a congestive heart defect was diagnosed last month, the cat was forced to stop exercising and instead moved to a foster home with a strict eating plan. He died last night.
  • CAT FIGHT! Stunning Photos of Tigers Slashing Each Other in Dramatic Battle over Territory

    12/03/2013 7:15:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 3 December 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Ire of the tiger! Stunning pictures capture bloodied beasts slashing each other with their claws in dramatic battle over territory • Dramatic battle caught on camera in the Londolozi private game reserve in Pretoria, South Africa • The clash erupted after one of the tigers delivered a vicious blow to the neck of its rival • After 45 minutes of bloody battle the larger tiger was deemed the winner This is the incredible moment a pair of bloodied tigers slashed each other with their claws in a dramatic fight over territory. The dramatic battle was caught on camera at the...
  • Cats Recognize Their Owners Voice But Choose To Ignore It

    12/02/2013 5:07:58 PM PST · by Dysart · 141 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 12-2-13
    Cats, according to new research, recognize their owner’s voice. They just can’t be bothered to react to it. Researchers in Japan arrived at this conclusion after performing experiments with twenty house cats. They played recordings of the cats’ owners’ calling to their pets in whatever cat-talk voice they typically used. They also played recordings of three strangers calling to the cats, using the same words. To quantify the cats’ reactions, the researchers recorded how often cats moved their head, tail, paws or ears, or whether they meowed or dilated their pupils. While the cats showed a significantly greater response to...
  • What Would Happen If a Lion Fought a Tiger?

    12/01/2013 12:34:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 84 replies
    IO9 ^ | December 1, 2013 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    What Would Happen If a Lion Fought a Tiger? We've always been speculating about battles between superheroes. We know the outcome of octopus versus shark. At last we have an expert speculating on lion versus tiger. Which one would win? Since there's a good chance you've spent the weekend slowly tearing apart a ritualistically slaughtered bird, before going out and trampling your fellow citizens in arenas, you probably won't be too horrified by speculating on the outcome of animal fights. After all, the fights in question are, for the most part, in the past. Romans used to pit lions against...
  • 10 Ways Cats Enjoy Thanksgiving

    11/28/2013 11:50:09 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Turkey Day comes once a year and it's not just us humans that get excited for that bountiful annual feast! Here is a list of cats that are also look forward to the gobbling down some of that delicious bird and tripping on tryptophan! LoL by: Unknown Cats always look forward to helping you create the most purrr-fect cat-ucopia. LoL by: ben They will envy a coveted seat at the adult table...they know where the goods are. LoL by: stephs2011 You'll have to be careful not to let them sneak their way onto the bird bullseye. LoL by: mamawalker Cats...
  • Celeb cat Colonel Meow seriously ill; fans offer support

    11/19/2013 7:15:36 PM PST · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    King 5 ^ | November 19, 2013 | Susan Wyatt
    Thousands of "minions" all around the world are sending prayers and healing thoughts to super cat Colonel Meow, who is critically ill. Colonel's "mom," Anne Marie, posted on Facebook Monday that Colonel was in the hospital and doctors could not figure out what is wrong with him. She said he had survived a 50/50 chance surgery and a blood transfusion. "Now we need YOU to get him out of the woods," she said on Facebook. "He needs YOU to send your amazingly good energy, vibes and prayers." "He's a Colonel. And right now he needs his soldiers. Spread that frown...
  • Officials unsure what prompted lion to kill fellow big cat at Dallas Zoo

    11/18/2013 4:24:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 18, 2013
    A female lion at the Dallas Zoo was killed by a male lion in front of visitors on Sunday and officials are unsure what prompted the attack. The female lion, 5-year-old Johari, was bitten on the neck by one of two male lions in the exhibit, Kamaia and Dinari, although it’s unclear what lion delivered the fatal bite. Lynn Kramer, the zoo’s vice president of animal operations and welfare, told MyFoxDFW.com he had never seen such an attack in several decades of experience with the animals.
  • Yeah, There's a Wine for Cats

    11/08/2013 5:02:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Rhys Alvarado
    A Japanese company has created Nyan Nyan Nouveau, a non-alcoholic wine for cats. Let's face it, your cat probably doesn't like you. Or need you. But maybe that can change. In the likely case that you're drinking that glass of Napa red alone, give your feline a reason to join you. As Kotaku reported earlier today, Japanese company B&H Lifes has released Nyan Nyan Nouveau, a wine made exclusively for cats. See also: Adventures of the Radish That Looks Like a Man Nyan Nyan in Japanese means "cats meow." Nouveau refers to Beaujolais Nouveau produced in the Beaujolais region of...
  • This Ancient Japanese City Can Only Be Appreciated Through Cat Pictures

    11/04/2013 10:18:27 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 31, 2013 | Amanda Macias
    Three years ago, wooden toy wholesaler Yutaka Katayama picked up a camera and started taking pictures of ordinary life in KyĹŤto, Japan. Since then photography has become an obsession. "It's my life's work," he wrote over email. Katayama has taken thousands of pictures of the legendary ancient city that once was the imperial capital of Japan. He has also found a favorite theme: the stray cats that are found all over Kyoto. "I feel the strength to live from a stray cat," Katayama wrote. "They seem to live a quiet life always looking for food and a place to live...
  • It's National Cat Day, and these cats have something important to say

    10/29/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT · by bigbob · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 10-29-13 | The Cats
    Dear humans, We can't help noticing that you left for work this morning without leaving a heaping pile of presents next to our food dishes. It also appears you forgot there are no dogs allowed today, and we had to lock them in the bathroom ourselves. We know you're busy with human things, like removing all the hair we painstakingly left on your pants. (Yeah. We know you do that.) But since today is the most important day of the year, we don't think it's too much to ask you to cancel everything and come home immediately. In case you've...
  • Cats stealing dog beds compilation.

    10/27/2013 7:42:34 AM PDT · by Twotone · 34 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Video of dogs trying to get their beds back from naughty kitties. Very Cute! http://www.wimp.com/dogbeds/
  • Clerics encourage hungry Syrians to eat dogs and cats

    10/18/2013 11:44:59 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2013 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Syria’s civil war has become so dire that some Islamic clerics are telling starving Syrians to eat cats and dogs. A bad humanitarian situation has turned worse as Syrian President Bashar Assad has escalated a war against rebels, including some with ties to al Qaeda, even as progress has been made on the destruction of the regime’s stockpiles of chemical weapons. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/16/clerics-permit-hungry-syrians-eat-dogs-and-cats/#ixzz2i6IaE1Rg
  • What Do Cats See?

    10/18/2013 11:06:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    The Feed at MyDeals.com ^ | 15th October 2013 | Nickolay Lamm
    We spend a lot of time looking at cat videos, cat photos, all things cat. But what do cats see when they look at us and the world around them? The photos below hypothesize what human and cat vision looks like. Human vision is up top and cat vision is below.
  • Compilation of Cats Stealing Dog Beds

    10/18/2013 10:16:49 AM PDT · by Fawn · 18 replies
    Edis Production ^ | unknown | unknown
    Very cute Video at Link
  • Dogs we understand. Cats are mysterious, even though they are the most popular pet

    10/17/2013 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 14, 013 | John Bradshaw
    Cats are the world’s most popular pets, outnumbering dogs by as many as three to one. This popularity is undoubtedly helped by the fact that cats are simultaneously affectionate and self-reliant... Even so, cats remain aloof and inscrutable. Dogs tend to be open, honest and biddable. Cats, on the other hand, demand we accept them on their terms but never quite reveal what those terms might be. Studies of dogs in the 1950s established the notion of a “primary socialization period,” when puppies are especially sensitive to learning how to interact with people. For dogs, this is between 7 and...
  • Best and worst pets.

    10/14/2013 9:49:56 AM PDT · by kyperman · 78 replies
    Match my Pet ^ | 6/12/2010 | David Beart
    Looking for a furry friend for your kids? Or maybe a slimy one? Before you bring a pet into your family find out which animals makes the best... and worst pets for little ones. (You might be surprised at which animals fail the test!)
  • Vanity - Question about cats

    10/11/2013 6:58:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 220 replies
    I am thinking about getting a cat when I move into a permanent place (condo or Townhouse). I know some people think it is strange for a guy to like cats, well, I like all animals. So let's not draw any inferences from this thank you. I was thinking about getting one of the rarer breeds, but if I do get a cat I am going to love the animal no matter what. I would get a rescue. I was thinking getting a Bengal, Mau, or an Abby. I know people, including Freepers, have said that Bengals require a lot...
  • This Makes Your Cat Dreams Real

    09/18/2013 4:27:47 AM PDT · by Gefn · 25 replies
    I Can Has Cheezeburger ^ | 9/17/2013 | I can has Cheezeburger
    Video