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  • 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 &...
  • "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...
  • Anyone Recognize This Cat? It Could Be Fifi Reincarnated.

    04/09/2014 11:04:03 AM PDT · by OneVike · 26 replies
    4/9/14
    Everyone who knows me, knows that I am a die hard Evangelical Christian. I believe that when a Christian dies, they go to be with the Lord. Paul said it so eloquently in his second epistle to the Corinthians. 8:5, "We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord." So, I do not believe in reincarnation. However, if ever there were a moment one might question the theory of reincarnation, this may be one.
  • Beautiful Peaceful Kittens

    03/18/2014 4:11:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | DrNworb
    Beautiful Peaceful Kittens
  • Mountain lion or bobcat? Durham woman’s pic has many wondering[CT]

    03/12/2014 12:18:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 72 replies
    The Middletown Press ^ | 10 Mar 2014 | Cassandra Day
    A woman’s photograph of a big cat roaming the snowy woods near her mother’s home in a sleepy central Connecticut town has some convinced it’s a mountain lion — despite environmental officials’ assertion that cougars are extinct in the state. Caitlin Handley posted the photograph on Durham-Middlefield Patch on March 6 under her mother Linda’s name, warning residents to keep their pets inside, and soon received a dozen comments from folks who surmised it was a bobcat. “It was approximately 10 in the morning when I saw it,” Handley says. “I believe the animal was actually bigger than the picture...
  • 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...
  • World’s largest cat basks in Myrtle Beach area

    09/13/2013 12:50:20 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 61 replies
    Sun News ^ | 11 Sep 13 | Steve Palisin
    Morris the Cat wouldn’t have one paw, let alone one claw, up on Hercules, the world’s largest living feline. This liger – a hybrid of a lion and tiger – tips the scales at 922 pounds, and is now entered into the 2014 edition of the “Guinness World Records” book, published Thursday
  • Flea Treatment at Big Cat Rescue! (Video)

    05/22/2013 5:02:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-21-2013 | Big Cat Rescue
    Tigers, Lions, Leopards, all cat species can catch fleas, so at Big Cat Rescue we have to treat all of our 100+ residents with flea prevention just like your domestic cat at home every single month! It's expensive and hard work to keep the cats flea free and happy at the sanctuary! Watch our volunteer vet Dr. Liz Wynn cover the 55 acres and treat all of our cats.
  • Cat caught sneaking phone and saw into Brazilian prison

    01/05/2013 12:25:08 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 January 2013 | Harriet Cooke
    Shocked guards at the northeast Brazil prison 'detained' the feline, which was afterwards taken to a vet for medical treatment All 263 inmates are considered suspect in the plot...
  • Video: Courageous cat scares off scaredy-cat bear

    07/28/2012 8:56:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Brett Wilkins
    Video: Courageous cat scares off scaredy-cat bear In a battle between a big, black bear and your average house cat, who would win? In the case of one fearless feline, the answer is not what you'd think. Petsami, an online animal entertainment network from the creators of America's Funniest Home Videos, posted this hilarious YouTube clip of a massive black bear being chased off by a courageous cat. The hapless bear is just doing what bears do, lumbering about and sniffing stuff, when out of nowhere appears a black and white cat. The bear is clearly shocked, and beats a...
  • Sal the Cat summoned for jury service... and court rules he 'must attend'

    01/17/2011 11:33:53 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 132 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4:50 PM on 17th January 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A pet cat has been summoned for jury duty - and has been told by courts he 'must attend' Despite owner Anna Esposito's protestations that a mistake has been made, a jury commissioner has ruled that Sal must attend the court. She wrote that Sal was 'unable to speak and understand English' - and included a letter from her vet saying that the animal was a 'domestic short-haired neutered feline'.
  • Flat-headed cat, the world's least known feline, is now endangered

    03/23/2010 12:15:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 73 replies · 3,179+ views
    mnn ^ | Mar 23 2010 | Bryan Nelson
    If you believe the myth that all cats hate getting wet, then you've yet to meet the flat-headed cat. With webbed feet and a streamlined head perfectly adapted for speed in the water, these strange felines not only like the water, they practically live in it. They are also recognized as the world's least known feline. And unfortunately, they may remain mysterious. According to National Geographic, a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE has indicated that the flat-headed cat's habitat is rapidly being transformed into vast biofuel plantations. Native to the swampy peat forests of Thailand, Malaysia and...
  • Celebrity chef Beppe Bigazzi upsets viewers with his cat casserole

    02/16/2010 7:03:02 PM PST · by Trot · 30 replies · 826+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | 2/16/10 | Richard Owen
    Celebrity chef Beppe Bigazzi upsets viewers with his cat casserole
  • Claws Bared in Row Over Shelter for Auschwitz Cat

    02/11/2010 6:37:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 901+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 11, 2010 | Dagmara Leszkowicz and Janusz Chmielewski
    Claws bared in row over shelter for Auschwitz cat OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters Life!) - A cat living at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz has caused fur to fly between an animal care group and Polish authorities refusing to allow a shelter to be built for it. The grey and white cat, known variously as Rudolf or Bruno despite being female, can often be seen sitting near the notorious "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work sets you free") sign at the entrance to the camp. She has seemed unperturbed by an unusually cold winter in Poland that has seen night temperatures...
  • Oregon cat is the first feline death from H1N1 in the U.S.

    11/21/2009 9:21:54 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 906+ views
    examiner ^ | November 20, | Amanda C. Strosahl
    Buddy Lou, a 10-year old tabby cat, has become the first feline death from H1N1 in the United States. It appears the cat acquired the H1N1 virus from the owner’s niece who had been sick with an influenza-like illness the previous week. H1N1 in cats: Buddy Lou’s illness The cat was brought to the Animal Clinic in Lebanon, Oregon, on November 4, with labored breathing and was initially diagnosed with pneumonia. His breathing worsened by the next day and the cat was admitted to the veterinary clinic for treatment with antibiotics and oxygen. Buddy Lou did not respond to treatment...
  • Feline frenzy photo contest breeds a winner

    10/25/2009 2:15:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies · 3,241+ views
    edmontonjournal ^ | October 23, 2009 | Marta Gold,
    When Dylan Lynch captures a winning shot, it usually involves a hockey game, not a yawning cat. But it was the photo of his tired, three-year-old tabby, Ben, that won him top spot in our Kitty City photo contest. Lynch, a photographer and editor for the Edmonton Oilers and Oil Kings, likes to try out his new equipment on his three feline roommates. “I don’t always have a hockey game going on at my house, so I’ve got to test them on something,” he jokes.
  • Palomares Canyon residents are the latest to report a sighting of a big, black feline

    08/13/2009 1:33:20 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 653+ views
    mercurynews ^ | 08/13/2009 06 | Sophia Kazmi
    PLEASANTON — The legend of a wild black cat roaming the East Bay hills continues. For years people have reported seeing a big, dark cat — about the size of a mountain lion — but Lynn Reed and his wife Kathleen said they saw it about 6:30 p.m. July 30 near Pleasanton. The Reeds were driving down the Dublin grade on eastbound Interstate 580 when Lynn Reed said he spotted a black creature moving near the Foothill Road exit.....
  • Cats Keep Lost Boy Warm (Stray Cat Colony Takes Care Of Homeless Baby)

    12/27/2008 4:38:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies · 2,349+ views
    UPI ^ | Dec. 20, 2008 | UPI
    MISIONES, Argentina, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Argentine police say a destitute 1-year-old boy was kept alive by a colony of stray cats who shared food scraps and kept him warm in the city of Misiones. The boy, who had been missing for several days, was found by Police Officer Lorean Lindgvist, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday "The boy was lying at the bottom of a gutter. There were all these cats on top of him licking him because he was really dirty," Lindgvist said. "When I walked over they became really protective and spat at me. They were keeping the...
  • Kitty Wigs!

    12/08/2007 8:45:33 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 74 replies · 880+ views
    Kitty Wigs! ^ | Carolyn Sortor
    "If you have any creature in the house with a head bigger than a walnut (including boyfriends), you need a Kitty Wig™."
  • Kitty Cats and Puppy Dogs Furry Little Pseudo-Humans

    08/19/2007 9:57:06 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 27 replies · 574+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | august 19, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    The domestic cat is a contradiction. No other animal has developed such an intimate relationship with humanity, while at the same time demanding and getting such independent movement and action. The cat manages to remain a tame animal because of the sequence of its upbringing. By living both with other cats (its mother and littermates) and with humans (the family that has adopted it) during its infancy and kittenhood, it becomes attached to and considers that it belongs to both species. It is like a child that grows up in a foreign country and as a consequence becomes bilingual. The...
  • Woman hospitalized from house cat attack

    03/10/2007 7:19:03 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 72 replies · 1,315+ views
    AP via Boston.com ^ | 10 March 2007
    A house cat attacked its owner, sending her to the hospital by ambulance with more than 20 bite wounds. The cat, a black and white domestic male, went on the rampage Wednesday when a neighbor showed up at the door with a different cat, mistakenly thinking it belonged to the woman. "She went to the door, and her cat went berserk," Jeff Nevins, assistant fire chief for Wood River Fire and Rescue, told the Idaho Mountain Express. The woman in her 60s was taken to St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center with what Nevins described as "pretty serious puncture wounds."...
  • Inventor fuels car with dead cats

    01/08/2007 11:05:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 105 replies · 2,448+ views
    alexander.gnn.tv ^ | 9/15/2005 | Staff
    This was both just too sad and very bizzare not to share here: BERLIN, Germany (Reuters)—A German inventor has angered animal rights activists with his answer to fighting the soaring cost of fuel—dead cats. Christian Koch, 55, from the eastern county of Saxony, told Bild newspaper that his organic diesel fuel—a homemade blend of garbage, run-over cats and other ingredients—is a proven alternative to normal consumer diesel. “I drive my normal diesel-powered car with this mixture,” Koch said. “I have gone 170,000 km (106,000 miles) without a problem.” The Web site of Koch’s firm, “Alphakat GmbH”, says his patented “KDV...
  • Any Freeper Veternarians? Need Sick Viking Kitty Info (and prayers)

    03/12/2005 12:26:36 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 175 replies · 3,577+ views
    12 MAR 05 | dcbryan1
    Need Vet advice on sick freeper kitty.
  • Cat Survives 10-Mile Trip Atop Car

    03/03/2005 1:20:58 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 85 replies · 3,351+ views
    (03-03) 13:12 PST Inkom, Idaho (AP) -- Torri Hutchinson's cat might just have one less life to live. Hutchison was driving along Interstate 15 one day recently when a motorist kept trying to get her attention and pointing to the roof of her car. She said she was wary of the man, but wondered if perhaps her ski rack might have come loose. She pulled over to the side, but kept her doors locked and the motor running. The man pulled up behind her. Hutchinson rolled down her window to hear the man frantically shouting, "Your cat! Your cat!" He...
  • Feline Reactions to Bearded Men

    02/10/2005 11:24:26 AM PST · by vannrox · 54 replies · 1,316+ views
    HotAIR ^ | FR POST 2-9-2005 | by Catherine Maloney, Fairfield University
    HOME > AIRCHIVES > CLASSICAL > Feline Reactions to Bearded Men Feline Reactions to Bearded Men by Catherine Maloney, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Sarah J. Lichtblau, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Nadya Karpook, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Carolyn Chou, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anthony Arena-DeRosa, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts A feline subject reacts to a photograph of a man with a full dark semicircular beard.Abstract Cats were exposed to photographs of bearded men. The beards were of various sizes, shapes, and styles. The cats' responses were recorded and analyzed.Findings of Prior Investigators Boone (1958) found inconclusive results in...
  • Winged Cats (feline cutaneous pegapuss) - How can they possibly exist?

    10/06/2004 2:39:56 PM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies · 2,796+ views
    Messy Beast ^ | FR Post Oct 2004 | Editorial Staff- Sarah Hartwell
    WINGED CATS - WHAT ARE THEY? Sarah Hartwell Over the years there have been reports of winged cats, some of whom flapped their wings. Is this a new mutation of cats allowing them to take to the air after feathered prey or does the answer lie in poor grooming or an uncommon hereditary condition affecting the skin? As with the mythical "cabbit" (half-cat-half-rabbit) many would like to believe in winged cats which can fly. There are many authentic cases on file of cats with furry wing-like appendages, and in some cases the ability to move their wings, but as with...
  • One lucky feline

    09/02/2004 2:30:13 PM PDT · by mingusthecat · 9 replies · 390+ views
    The Columbian (Vancouver, WA) ^ | 9/2/04 | Kelly Adams
    As soon as Jim Dickerson of Vancouver stepped out of his vehicle at Portland's Washington Park on Tuesday, a deafening yowl pierced the air. His first thought: "Oh my God, I ran over a cat." Dickerson and his friend, Bryan Connolly, realized the high-pitched meows were coming from the engine compartment. Dickerson popped the hood to find Moby, his long-haired white Angora-mix cat, wrapped around the car's battery, his claws digging in for dear life. "He looked like a fried egg," Connolly said. Dickerson was terrified. "Oh my God, it's my cat," he shouted. Connolly managed to pry Moby off...
  • Cat Expert Defines Feline Personalities

    08/21/2004 2:48:29 PM PDT · by mingusthecat · 16 replies · 906+ views
    Click 2 KPRC Houston ^ | 8/20/04 | Click2 Houston KPRC Staff
    Cat Expert Defines Feline Personalities Expert Visits Weekend Home Show POSTED: 2:40 PM CDT August 20, 2004UPDATED: 2:45 PM CDT August 20, 2004 HOUSTON -- What kind of personality does your cat have? That's right, cats have definite personalities, according to a feline expert in Houston this weekend.Dr. Stephen Ruhnquist is a self-proclaimed "cat personality expert." He said that knowing a pet's personality could help owners take better care of their animals.Some cats are born lovers."The lover cat is very easygoing, very sweet, loves everyone in the family and adjusts well to change," Ruhnquist said.Others are go-go cats."(The go-go cat)...
  • Mingus Opines: Bush Draws Mingus the Cat's Endorsement; Feline Rejects Kerry (like a Furball)

    07/30/2004 12:21:52 PM PDT · by mingusthecat · 7 replies · 595+ views
    Mingus the Cat's Web Site ^ | 7/28/04 | Mingus the Cat
    George W. Bush Draws Mingus the Cat's Endorsement; Feline Rejects Kerry UNDER THE HEDGE, SOMEWHERE IN TX – Mingus the Cat issued the following statement today with regard to Sen. John Kerry’s campaign: “The cats of my neighborhood, both clawed and declawed, spayed, neutered or intact, are proud of their values, their coats  the alleys, porches and hedges under which they live and are dedicated to making their beds comfier, prey slower, dogs dumber, and their country safer, stronger and more prosperous."  Mingus added that President Bush is the man who is best equipped to protect cats across the U.S....
  • Dig discovery is oldest 'pet cat'

    04/09/2004 5:34:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies · 700+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 8 April, 2004, 18:00 GMT 19:00 UK | By Paul Rincon
    The oldest known evidence of people keeping cats as pets may have been discovered by archaeologists. The discovery of a cat buried with what could be its owner in a Neolithic grave on Cyprus suggests domestication of cats had begun 9,500 years ago. It was thought the Egyptians were first to domesticate cats, with the earliest evidence dating to 2,000-1,900 BC. French researchers writing in Science magazine show that the process actually began much earlier than that. The evidence comes from the Neolithic, or late stone age, village of Shillourokambos on Cyprus, which was inhabited from the 9th to the...
  • Scientists Bring New Twist To 'Death By Chocolate' With Chocolate Flavoured Mousetrap

    07/21/2003 11:33:03 AM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies · 325+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 7-21-2003 | University Of Warwick
    Scientists Bring New Twist To 'Death By Chocolate' With Chocolate Flavoured Mousetrap <!-- BODY BEGIN <p>A mousetrap made out of chocolate developed by scientists at the University of Warwick is set to bring a new meaning to 'Death by Chocolate'. The novel invention leads mice into temptation with the irresistible, alluring scent of chocolate essence without the use of bait. </p> <p><p>A collaboration of the University of Warwick's Innovation Direct service, a free consultancy service for SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) and Sorex Ltd, a leading manufacturer of rodent control products, from Cheshire, has developed the mousetrap made out...
  • Cougar Flees Kitchen Without Feline Meal

    06/04/2003 12:32:33 PM PDT · by bedolido · 16 replies · 300+ views
    Excite News ^ | 06/04/03 | Staff Writer
    BEND, Ore. (AP) - When Linda Bertolani left her front door ajar for her Himilayan cat, she got another feline visitor - a full-grown cougar. The cougar sneaked into her kitchen Sunday night and let out a high-pitched scream, Bertolani said. He had her 16-year-old cat, Sebastian, in his mouth. "You should have seen Sebastian's fur flying," Bertolani said. The cougar dropped Sebastian, ran from the house and vanished over a fence before the police and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife got there. Sebastian is recovering at home. Corey Heath, a Deschutes Wildlife District biologist, said no other...
  • Cats Likely Source of SARS, Say Researchers (Chinese delicacy likely source of deadly virus)

    05/23/2003 9:17:52 AM PDT · by ppaul · 167 replies · 884+ views
    VOA News ^ | 5/23/03 | Katherine Maria
    A Hong Kong researcher says a wild animal considered a dining delicacy is the carrier of a virus that causes SARS. The finding fits earlier speculation that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome originated in wild animals. Hong Kong University revealed Friday that the civet cat, a wild animal indigenous to southern China, is the likely source of the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Dr. K.Y. Yuen said researchers at the Shenzhen Center of Disease Control found four strains of the virus in a large percentage of civet cats. "From a special type of civet cat, we are able...