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  • Dog People vs. Cat People: What Pet Preference Says About You

    03/10/2012 5:18:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 138 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 9, 2012 | Dan Harris and Keturah Grey
    Ask anyone on the street whether they're a cat or a dog person, and chances are, they've got a quick answer. Like the choice between Coke or Pepsi, or chocolate or vanilla, how you respond to cats versus dogs could say a lot about you. "Dog people are a little more outgoing," a dog owner at the Westminster Dog Show told ABC News. "Cat people are a little more aloof, because that's just how cats are." Karen Hessel, the proud "mama" to 3-year-old Ripley, a golden retriever, said, "They say that cats are very intelligent but I haven't seen that...
  • To all the cats I've known

    03/08/2012 8:52:24 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 66 replies
    ma again
    This is my list of all the cats I can remember since I cared about pets.
  • Documents: PETA kills more than 95 percent of pets in its care

    02/26/2012 7:10:50 AM PST · by Innovative · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Alexandra Myers
    Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011. In a statement, Berman added that PETA has a $37 million dollar annual budget. His organization runs PETAkillsAnimals.com, which reports that in 2010 a resident of Virginia called PETA and asked if there was an animal shelter at the group's headquarters. PETA responded that there was not. Kovich also determined that PETA employees kill 84 percent of the animals in their custody within 24 hours...
  • Cat named Pudding rescues owner hours after his adoption

    02/24/2012 5:10:59 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 29 replies
    MSNBC Today ^ | Feb 23, 2012 | Laura T. Coffey
    Feline rouses woman from diabetic seizure by jumping on her chest, swatting her face Pudding the cat is big. He is orange. He is laid-back. And he’s a lifesaver. Just ask Amy Jung. The 36-year-old Wisconsin resident credits 21-pound Pudding with saving her from the grip of diabetic seizure mere hours after she adopted him from a local animal shelter. “If something or someone hadn’t pulled me out of that, I wouldn’t be here,” Jung told the Green Bay Press-Gazette newspaper. Here’s what happened: On Feb. 8, Jung visited the Door County Humane Society with her son, Ethan. She had...
  • Bakersfield Man Accused of Eating Cats

    02/17/2012 9:14:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Feb 17, 2012 | Chris Roberts
    Cats are for petting, not for plating.Cats are fine pets. But a fine meal? No, sir. No. The alleged eating practices of a Bakersfield man has run him afoul of the law, after he was found with the headless carcass of a feline friend in his kitchen sink, according to reports. Jason Wilmert, 35, lives in the Bakersfield suburb of Oildale, where neighbors told police of hearing the sound of screaming cats coming from Wilmert's backyard. One neighbor reported seeing Wilmert decapitate a cat in his yard, police said. Yikes. Deputies arrived on-scene and saw a cat's head in Wilmet's...
  • Man arrested on suspicion he cooked, ate cats

    02/17/2012 4:43:04 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 104 replies
    GJSentinel.com ^ | 2/17/12 | AP
    FRESNO, Calif. — It was the sound of a wailing cat that first caught the neighbor’s attention. When she looked toward the sound she told authorities that she saw her next-door neighbor cutting off the crying feline’s head with a knife. The call she subsequently made to deputies started a bizarre animal cruelty investigation that has focused attention from around the country on a working-class neighborhood in a Bakersfield suburb where a man allegedly was fileting cats and cooking them on his backyard barbecue. “I’ve been getting calls on this from around the country,” Kern County Sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt...
  • How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy (long, but interesting)

    02/14/2012 5:36:58 AM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2012
    Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. What he’s now discovering will startle you. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia? No one would accuse Jaroslav Flegr of being a conformist. A self-described “sloppy dresser,” the 63-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...
  • How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

    02/11/2012 9:24:18 AM PST · by JoanVarga · 65 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/11/2012 | Kathleen McAuliffe
    "In fact, he says, schizophrenia did not rise in prevalence until the latter half of the 18th century, when for the first time people in Paris and London started keeping cats as pets. The so-called cat craze began among “poets and left-wing avant-garde Greenwich Village types,” says Torrey, but the trend spread rapidly—and coinciding with that development, the incidence of schizophrenia soared. " *** “If I had to guess,” says Torrey, “I’d say 75 percent of cases of schizophrenia are associated with infectious agents, and Toxo would be involved in a significant subset of those.” *** "Closer inspection of Flegr’s...
  • How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

    02/10/2012 3:28:07 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 2012 | Kathleen McAuliffe
    Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. What he’s now discovering will startle you. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia? A biologist’s science- fiction hunch is gaining credence and shaping the emerging science of mind- controlling parasites.
  • How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

    02/10/2012 6:08:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | February 10, 2012 | Kathleen McAuliffe
    NO ONE WOULD accuse Jaroslav Flegr of being a conformist. A self-described “sloppy dresser,” the 63-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...
  • Agility Contests Go to the Dogs as Tiny Breeds Star in 'Petit Prix'

    02/01/2012 6:15:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies · 3+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-1-12 | Claire Ansberry
    PITTSBURGH—Amber, a canine athlete, recently won first place in an agility competition, narrowly beating out Daisy, a Chihuahua, in the 4-inch-tall category. The 3-year-old, four-pound Yorkshire, who wore a ribbon in her hair for the event, cleared several hurdles and tunnels, zigzagged through poles and traversed a teeter-totter at an average two yards per second in a race against the clock. Amber's owner credits her success to practice and mentoring from a family member, Tiffany, who competes in the 8-inch category and has several titles, including Teacup Agile Dog Champion. "Amber just follows everything Tiffany does," says Phyllis Bandi, who...
  • Kitteh is a Bad Neighbor

    01/27/2012 1:45:55 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 83 replies
    01/27/2012 | Responsibility2nd
    OK I come home from work yesterday and neighbor lady across the street goes off on me about Sweet Pea. Seems my Viking Kitty has been using her yard to do her doody. And neighbor lady is righty upset. She said she has tried cayenne pepper and that has worked a little, but the problem is still not solved. And I had better solve this or else.
  • 18th Century mummified kitty falls out of ceiling as house is being renovated

    01/27/2012 1:43:16 PM PST · by Charlespg · 26 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 27th January 2012 | David Baker
    Bringing old homes up to scratch is nothing out of the ordinary for property renovators Andrew and George Hartley, But this professional couple nearly jumped out their skin when greeted by their most recent form of preservation - as a mummified cat fell on them. The couple got a face full of the ancient feline as they removed ceilings from an 18th century property in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
  • Arkansas Democrat's cat killed, painted with "liberal"

    01/24/2012 10:46:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:14pm EST | Suzi Parker
    A cat belonging to an Arkansas Democratic campaign manager was found dead on Sunday night with the word "Liberal" spray-painted across its side, the campaign manager said. The cat was a pet of Jake Burris, who manages Democrat Ken Aden's bid for Arkansas' 3rd Congressional District. Aden is running against incumbent Republican Representative Steve Womack. Burris was returning to his Russellville, Arkansas home with his four children when he found the cat on his doorstep, the Aden campaign said in a press release on Monday. The mixed-breed Siamese cat had one side of its head bashed in to "the point...
  • The Crow that Made Two Cats Fight

    01/15/2012 7:05:35 PM PST · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    Live Leak ^ | January 14, 2012 | unknown
    From the video link: "The smartest Crow in the world! made the two Cats fight, so that it can enjoy the show." Video link
  • Oskar and Klaus: Feline Bromance [video]

    01/06/2012 1:24:05 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies
    ICanHazCheezburger.com ^ | Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
    We all know and love Oskar, but it’s been a real treat getting to know his BFF, Klaus, in this video clip! What a pair!
  • French bulldog vs cat

    12/18/2011 11:18:55 AM PST · by randomhero97 · 34 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbKejK2fDTo
  • Caption this pic of my niece's kid (vanity)

    12/15/2011 9:33:34 PM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 49 replies
    Personal | Dec 15, 2011 | Lauren
  • Woman Leaves $13M Fortune to Pet Cat

    12/12/2011 1:20:15 PM PST · by decimon · 42 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 12, 2011 | Kevin Dolak
    A 4-year-old stray cat that was rescued from the streets of Rome has inherited a $13 million fortune from its owner, the wealthy widow of an Italian property tycoon. Maria Assunta left the fortune to her beloved kitty Tommaso when she died two weeks ago at the age of 94. The feline's newfound riches include cash, as well as properties in Rome, Milan and land in Calabria. As her health began to fail two years ago, Assunta, who had no children, began to seek out a way to see that Tommaso was properly cared for after she died. In November...
  • Cat's 26 Toes Help Boost Milwaukee Animal Shelter

    12/11/2011 8:49:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Fox6 ^ | Dec 11, 2011
    In a reversal of fortunes, a once-unwanted cat has come to the rescue of an animal shelter in need of a new home. However, this orange-and-white tabby named Daniel is no typical cat. He has a near-record 26 toes, a phenomenon that is helping the nonprofit Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center raise money to relocate to a new building. Normal cats have 18 toes, but Daniel has two extra on each foot due to a genetic mutation called polydactylism.