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  • When guys find out I’m a virgin [author is a 26 year old female Christian]

    10/13/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 395 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ellen Burkhardt
    There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. First date? Too much, too soon. Wait until the third date and you risk being considered a tease. Second date? Perhaps, but at this point you’re both still fretting over whether or not to eat another piece of bread; delving into sexual histories (or lack thereof) seems a bit extreme. So: There’s no good time to tell a guy you’re a virgin. Even worse? Telling him you’re waiting until marriage.
  • City Looks to License Cats For Acting Like Cats

    10/08/2014 6:31:02 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 18 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/8/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    MLive reports that Ann Arbor officials would like to see residents get licenses for their cats. Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje said cats are killing birds and “doing their business” in gardens. ForTheRecord: In sum, the city wants to impose more licensing and costs on residents in order to deal with animal acts of nature.
  • Vintage PHOTO: Circa 1909 - Cat Photographer

    09/07/2014 11:54:21 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Retronaut ^ | November 1909 | Retronaut
    Photograph taken in November, 1909 shows three members of the Payro family being “photographed” by their cat. Left to right: Edmund, age 12, Ernest, age 8, and Cecilia, age 5. Payro, J. (Joseph C.), 1862-1953
  • Simon's Cat is Washed Up

    09/06/2014 11:00:22 AM PDT · by Gefn · 37 replies
    Simon's cat discovers laundry day, with humorous consequences.
  • Suki the Agility Cat Will Amaze You

    08/19/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    Halopets ^ | Unknown | Caroline Golon
    Dogs aren’t the only animals that can amaze and delight with their agility skills. Suki, a two-year-old cat in the Czech Republic, has been running agility courses since she was just a kitten.
  • The Feline Uprising Is Upon Us

    08/15/2014 10:32:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jessica Roy
    The feline uprising is upon us, and to be fair, it's about damn time. Our cat companions have suffered for too long at the hands of the internet, as we rush to monetize their every move. Have you ever stopped and considered the fact that maybe they don't want to be internet famous? While we continue to ignore their right to privacy, cats across the nation are rising up against their owners to say: We're mad as hell, and we're not gonna take it anymore, and also, meow, please give us more dry food. Earlier this year, a 20-pound cat...
  • How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi

    08/10/2014 8:37:05 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 55 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 08.08.14 6:30 am | By Andy Greenberg
    How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi It appears that wired.com cannot be posted per their copyright complaint. Ignore the clickable link, it only points back to the FR index page... The link has more info... and a few pics. :) http://www.wired.com/2014/08/how-to-use-your-cat-to-hack-your-neighbors-wi-fi/
  • Cat owners, celebrate International Cat Day (Dog day is Aug 26)

    08/08/2014 11:39:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN
    It's International Cat Day, feline lovers. Time to celebrate those furry friends. According to the website Days of the Year, about 500 million cats are scurrying around the world. And dog lovers - your day is Aug. 26.
  • MUST SEE: Large python that has been eating Port St. Lucie neighborhood's cats captured by cops

    08/09/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Channel 12 News ^ | 8-9-14 | Victoria Price
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Cats have been disappearing in one Port St. Lucie neighborhood so when Sergeant John Holman was called to the 600 block of SE Faith Terrace Friday morning for a report of another deceased cat, he made a startling discovery. Hiding in some brush, Sgt. Holman spotted a 12-foot long 120-pound Burmese Python. Neighbors believe the large snake has been feasting on their felines. The Sergeant called for backup to help get the large predator from the brush. Cops say the snake belongs to a person who lives near by. No charges have been filed as...
  • A Man and His Cat

    08/04/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUGUST 1, 2014 | TIM KREIDER
    I LIVED with the same cat for 19 years — by far the longest relationship of my adult life. Under common law, this cat was my wife. I fell asleep at night with the warm, pleasant weight of the cat on my chest. The first thing I saw on most mornings was the foreshortened paw of the cat retreating slowly from my face and her baleful crescent glare informing me that it was Cat Food Time. As I often told her, in a mellow, resonant, Barry White voice: “There is no luuve … like the luuve that exists … between...
  • First Caturday: Chill With Your Feline in Dolores Park This Weekend

    08/03/2014 10:33:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | David Mariuz
    Your cat can haz fun in the sun at what is expected to be a massive meeting of felines and their human counterparts at Dolores Park this Saturday. Now we could be wrong, but it appears that this is the first time San Franciscans have organized such a cat convergence, better known as First Caturday. Needless to say, if you have cat allergies, this might be a good day to visit those friends you've been meaning to see in the far East Bay. First Caturday starts at 2 p.m. sharp, and for the following three hours, cats will have free...
  • A Man And His Cat

    08/03/2014 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | TIM KREIDER
    I LIVED with the same cat for 19 years — by far the longest relationship of my adult life. Under common law, this cat was my wife. I fell asleep at night with the warm, pleasant weight of the cat on my chest. The first thing I saw on most mornings was the foreshortened paw of the cat retreating slowly from my face and her baleful crescent glare informing me that it was Cat Food Time. As I often told her, in a mellow, resonant, Barry White voice: “There is no luuve … like the luuve that exists … between...
  • Hundreds of Cats Take Over Island in New York

    08/02/2014 11:10:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Tonawanda Island is overrun with forgotten felines.They might not have a council or a conch, but cats have completely taken over an island in the middle of the Niagara River in New York. Locals estimate that Tonawanda Island now has hundreds of abandoned and feral cats roaming its shores. People don't live on the 85-acre island year-round, but the cats now do. Word about the cat population has apparently spread because people will come to the island specifically to drop off their unwanted feline friends. "They're throughout the whole island," Mike Charnock, the owner of the Shores Waterfront Restaurant &...
  • Confused Cats Against Feminism: Feline Views on Gender Equality

    07/28/2014 11:00:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 28 July 2014 | Bim Adewunmi
    Anti-feminist blogs have been getting a lot of attention recently, as all manner of people take to the internet to explain why they just don’t need it. But right now it’s not people who are leading the debate – it’s cats SNIP Women Against Feminism was set up last summer and has gained a lot of attention in the past few weeks. On the Tumblr site [sample content: “The very name ‘feminism’ is discriminatory … To say that only through women can equal rights be claimed is like saying that only through black people can people have rights”], there are...
  • Cat Euthanasia Rate Drops Dramatically in Philly

    07/26/2014 7:14:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Fiedler
    Those who run the city's animal control shelter say more cat foster parents are helping save feline lives. Cat euthanasia was down by 50 percent last month at The Animal Care and Control Team, the nonprofit that manages Philadelphia's animal control shelter, compared with June of 2013. "For kittens alone we actually saw a decrease of 72 percent," said Sue Cosby, executive director.
  • It’s a Mystery! Missing Cat Turns up 200 Miles Away From Home Nine Weeks Later

    07/06/2014 2:44:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 6 Jul 2014
    How did this cat travel 200 miles away from home by himself?A cat that had been missing for nine weeks has been found more than 200 miles away from his home. The brilliantly named Obi Wan Catobi was found by builders in a unfinished hotel near Euston train station on Thursday. After the RSPCA caught the wayward moggie they discovered his microchip, which revealed he had travelled all the way from Leeds. When they got in touch with owner Adam Williams, 32, he told them that Obi went missing in April after he moved house within the Leeds area. Speaking...
  • Cat Gives Returning Soldier a Big Welcome Home

    06/29/2014 3:46:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    WFTV ^ | Friday, June 27, 2014
    The Internet is chock-full of the heartwarming reunions between soldiers and their beloved dogs. But a cat named Finn proves that felines can miss their owners just as much as their canine counterparts. In the adorable video, Finn, one very chatty Ragdoll, paces by the door and meows in anticipation. Finally the door opens and soldier Nick (only identified by his first name in the video) strides in to be enthusiastically greeted by Finn and Nick’s girlfriend, who is filming the reunion on her smartphone. Boo, the couple's Siamese cat, patiently awaits in the background. After Finn rubs on Nick’s...
  • What a happy homecoming

    06/20/2014 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Gefn · 13 replies
    I can has cheeseburger ^ | 6/19/2014 | I can has Cheezeburger
    Video of a veteran coming home to his wife and his two kitties.
  • Did Our Cat Detect Hypoglycemia In My Sleeping Wife?

    06/19/2014 5:48:04 PM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 51 replies
    who knows what evil? | June 19, 2014 | who knows what evil?
    As readers of the garden thread already know; I grow loads of vegetables to supplement my wife's diet in order to manage her diabetic condition. My wife is under tremendous stress due to a dispute with neighbors here in Red Hampshire. This has been a contributing factor in the deterioration of her pancreas, and she is now on insulin. The other night, my wife was awakened by one of our Siamese rescue cats sniffing and poking around her face. This is a rescue cat that is considered 'her' cat. He waits at the door for her to come home from...
  • Foreign Jihadi Fighters In Iraq And Syria Keep Tweeting Pictures Of Cats And Snacks (bizzaro world)

    06/16/2014 11:05:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/16/2014 | Buzzfeed
    Thousands of foreign fighters have gone to Iraq and Syria, where civil war is raging. Many have Twitter and Instagram accounts which they use to document a personal view of life on the ground as a jihadi. Many of these fighters are believed to have travelled from the UK, with others coming from European countries. The location of the following people cannot be confirmed definitely, but all claim to be in Iraq or Syria.
  • Adult Cat Welcomes New Kitten Into His Home [VIDEO]

    06/10/2014 2:34:02 PM PDT · by boatbums · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/06/2014 | Katie Frates
    Friskies has released arguably the cutest cat ad ever. The ad features an adult cat, narrated by Ze Frank, talking to a newly adopted kitten about what to expect. Prepare yourself for three minutes of human larvae, wet cat food and the evil “Va-Coom.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/06/adult-cat-welcomes-new-kitten-into-his-home-video/#ixzz34H5BYZDE
  • I Am Proud Of My Cat

    06/09/2014 6:29:33 AM PDT · by rhema · 34 replies
    The Sheepdog's Spot ^ | 6/4/14 | Pastor Eric
    My cat allegedly has had several physical altercations with neighbors' cats and it is said he has eaten their food after these incidents. We are not conceding that he has ever done anything wrong, as there are no video tapes of these alleged actions. However, we would like to state for the record that if indeed there is any small truth to these allegations, there are many extenuating circumstances that would not only excuse his supposed behavior, put prove it to be commendable. Evolutionary - Cats fight other cats and take their food. That is "survival of the fittest," the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: King the cat, who survived vicious kick in Brooklyn, is up for adoption

    06/08/2014 6:08:16 AM PDT · by uglybiker · 25 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | June 8, 2014 | Lisa L. Colangelo
    After being cared for by ASPCA since being rescued on May 6, King is ready for a home. The cat captured the hearts of animal lovers when he was seen on video being punted like a football by a heartless man in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The 1-year-old male cat that survived a brutal kick from a heartless perp outside a Brooklyn housing project last month is ready to be adopted. The ASPCA has been caring for King since a group of animal rescuers captured the skittish gray kitty on May 6. “King suffered tissue injuries as a result of the trauma, and...
  • On Conan, Google's self-driving car kills [CGI] cat

    06/04/2014 12:19:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CNET ^ | June 4, 2014 9:30 AM PDT | Chris Matyszczyk
    I'm sure there's no intention of scaremongering here. And I realize that handing our lives over to technology is something we do on planes, in trains, and every time we attempt to express ourselves in public. We are an oddly trusting species. Somehow, though, there seems a certain joy in controlling one's own destiny behind a steering wheel. When there's no wheel at all, we're at the mercy of someone else's dream. This may have disturbing consequences.
  • Hug Your Cat Day is Wednesday, June 4!

    06/04/2014 4:25:32 AM PDT · by Gefn · 44 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | June 3, 2014 | Jack Phillips
    Hug your cat is one of those seeming pleasing straightforward holidays. Quite simply, it's a day which cat owners everywhere are encouraged to hug their cats.
  • How To Introduce 2 Cats

    05/26/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    How To Introduce 2 Cats
  • Hero Cat -- Attack Dog Euthanized [Don't blame me, I didn't write the headline.]

    05/25/2014 11:51:21 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 82 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/25/2014
    Every dog has it's day ... and in the case of the Lab/Chow mix that viciously attacked a little boy only to be scared off by hero cat -- his last day was Saturday. Sources at the Bakersfield animal shelter tell TMZ ... Scrappy was euthanized at the end of a 10-day hold following the attack. We're told the dog was aggressive during his stay at the shelter, even trying to bite a couple of employees. Scrappy was so ornery ... we're told he would try to attack staff even when they tried to give him food and water.
  • AMAZING VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack in Southwest Bakersfield

    05/14/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 117 replies
    KERO ^ | 05/14/2014 | Derek VandeWeg, Anne Stegen
    A cat came to her best friend's rescue Tuesday when the young boy was attacked in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield. The surveillance video shows the boy playing on his bicycle when a dog sneaks up behind him and grabs his leg. The family's cat, named Tara, rushes the attacking dog and chased it away. The boy's mother, Eric Triantafilo, told 23ABC the boy needed a few stitches, but he is doing fine this morning.
  • Kitten Survives Being Born Under van Bonnet at 60mph – Then Is Nursed Back to Health by Two Dogs

    05/12/2014 7:28:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 12 May 2014
    A remarkable kitten who survived being born under the bonnet of a moving car on a 60 mile journey has been nursed back to health by two dogs. Tabby Kit is the sole survivor of five kittens found inside the engine of a van after their mother crawled under the bonnet to give birth. Unbeknown to the driver, the terrified pet had her kittens en route from Essex to London, and ran away after the 60-mile journey, leaving the kittens fighting to survive. Kit, who is now nine-weeks-old, was only discovered when his brother fell out onto the pavement in...
  • Cat Breading

    05/12/2014 7:22:05 PM PDT · by windcliff · 43 replies
    breadedcats.com ^ | 6-12-14 | unknown
    The latest internet meme with cats and bread.
  • Dogs just want to be friends with cats.

    05/10/2014 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | N/A
    Video of dogs trying to make friends with cats. Something sweet for a Saturday morning.
  • Feral cats killing protected native animals (Australia)

    05/07/2014 8:52:04 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02-27-2014 | Cherie McDonald
    Exploding feral pest numbers across the region aren't just keeping graziers busy. At Boolcoomatta Reserve, which is 100 kilometres west of Broken Hill, native animals are being targeted. Set on 63,000 hectares, Boolcoomatta was once a thriving sheep station in its hey day, but is now a nature reserve protecting endangered plants and animals. Property manager Glen Norris says as conditions remain dry, feral cats are becoming a big problem.
  • Man arrested after kicking cat in shocking video

    05/05/2014 7:54:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2014 | Matt McNulty
    A horrifying video posted to Facebook shows a cruel man kicking a cat on a Brooklyn street, cops said on Monday. The incident occurred in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the courtyard of the Brevoort Houses on Ralph Avenue, according to police.
  • SF Woman Spends Decade Saving Thousands Of Newborn Kittens' Lives

    04/30/2014 2:39:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 | Garvin Thomas
    Toni Sestak is used to a crowded house. One of nine children growing up in Southern California, Toni and her husband went on to raise five children of their own in their San Francisco home. Perhaps it is her comfort among numbers then, that prompted Toni, once her children were grown, to begin filling up her house again. This time, with kittens. Toni's Kitty Rescue, founded by Toni Sestak, is responsible for fostering close to 10,000 kittens over the past decade. Toni is the face in front of, and the energy behind, Toni's Kitty Rescue. Started 10 years ago, Toni's...
  • Cat news shocker! They ignore their owners, study confirms

    04/29/2014 11:15:45 AM PDT · by boatbums · 108 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 04/29/2014 | Kathy Antoniotti
    The agony of unrequited love. It may be what keeps us devoted to the felines in our lives. A recent study confirms what cat owners have long known. Our cats understand us when we talk to them, they just don’t give a fig about what we have to say. A study by two University of Tokyo researchers determined cats recognize their owners’ voices from those of strangers. With the owners out of the cats’ line of vision, researchers played recordings of three strangers calling the cats’ names followed by a call from the cat’s owner and then by the call...
  • Everything You Think You Know About Cats Is Wrong (Funny Videos Alert)

    04/27/2014 9:10:05 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 04/26/2014 | Lauren Duca
    As "My Cat From Hell" returns to "Animal Planet" for a fifth season, HuffPost TV spoke with Jackson Galaxy for a friendly reminder that basically everything we think we know about cats is wrong. Galaxy, the most (/only) famous cat behaviorist in the world, elaborated on the beauty of pet parenthood and all the kitty I-love-you's you've been missing out on. When cats blink, they're basically saying "I love you" ... For cats, communicating love is the equivalent of communicating vulnerability. As predators, a long blink is actually a very important feline gesture, because it surrenders the animal to harm...
  • Last Friday in April in National Hairball Awareness Day

    04/25/2014 7:53:50 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 53 replies
    vetstreet.com ^ | 04/24/2014 | MEGAN WINTER
    The last Friday in April is dedicated to undigested cat fur. Yes, you read that right! April 25, 2014, is National Hairball Awareness Day. To honor that day and the cats affected by the issue it addresses, we've found photos of the cutest kittens and most fetching felines around.
  • It's #Purrito night! Mexican-themed moggies are a hit as adorable Cat Burrito pictures take

    04/23/2014 6:12:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2014 | Martha Cliff
    First there was Cat Bearding, then Mutt Bombing, now the latest animal craze to hit Instagram is the Purrito! Inspired by Mexican snack, the burrito, the process involves wrapping your pet in a tight tortilla style wrap using a blanket rather than tin foil. The hashtag #purrito has now seen hundreds of Instagram posts with owners branching out into picnic blankets, towels and even socks as their wrap of choice.
  • The 15 Strangest Cat Laws

    04/22/2014 6:42:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Cat News ^ | 8-29-13 | Conradukp
    We write articles all too often about things like animal cruelty and the mistreatment of cats. Clearly there are a lot of us out there that think cat laws in this country (and others) should be way more strict when it comes to their treatment. However, there are some laws out there that we’re not quite sure how became legal. They just seem so strange. Then again, states have the right to pass their own legislation so it is what it is. But trust us when we say these cat laws are super weird! Thanks to Bandofcats, Mustlovecats, and a...
  • How cats drink milk without wetting their chins

    04/21/2014 10:21:50 AM PDT · by fishtank · 68 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 4-21-14 | David Catchpoole
    How cats drink milk without wetting their chins by David Catchpoole Researchers have discovered the precise physical mechanism that enables cats to lap up liquids.1,2 It had earlier been thought that they curled their tongue backwards to make a J-shaped curve, and thus ‘ladle’ the fluid into their mouths. But this latest study shows a cat’s tongue actually performs the equivalent of complex mathematical equations to keep two opposing forces in perfect equilibrium. More at link........
  • "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...