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  • Frozen cat revived after being found in Montana snow bank

    02/07/2019 10:34:11 AM PST · by EinNYC · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 7, 2019 | MARK OSBORNE DARREN REYNOLDS
    A very lucky cat in Montana is happy and healthy after thawing out -- literally -- at an animal clinic over the past week following a miraculous rescue. The owners of Fluffy, who live in Kalispell, Montana, in the far northwest of the state, found her in a snow bank on Jan. 31 -- unresponsive, with her fur matted with ice. The low in nearby Whitefish was a bone-chilling 8 degrees on Jan. 31, and they had received about 16 inches of snow for the month.
  • Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?

    01/14/2019 10:00:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    .medicalnewstoday ^ | 01/14/2019 | Mari a Cohut
    [R] researchers found that people with high genetic risk of schizophrenia and who also presented high levels of Epstein-Barr virus antibibodies had an increased probability to pertain to the schizophrenia group — more than eight times higher, to be precise. Also, among participants with schizophrenia, around 10 percent had both high levels of antibodies against this type of herpes virus and a higher genetic risk for schizophrenia, compared with only a little over 1 percent of the participants in the control group. The study did not seek to establish cause and effect relationships, but the researchers suggest that preventing infection...
  • Mind-altering parasite spread by CATS and carried by billions of people worldwide 'may lead to' chat

    01/30/2019 3:13:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 79 replies
    Dailmail UK ^ | January 30, 2019
    People with the infection were more likely to have schizophrenia, experts found Parasite T. gondii is believed to affect 350,000 Britons and 60million in the US Findings add to previous research showing a link to mind-altering behaviours
  • 'This is a very special birth': Virginia Zoo welcomes 7 new cheetah cubs

    01/28/2019 6:14:40 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    WIVB.com ^ | Jan 27, 2019 04:36 PM EST Updated: Jan 27, 2019 04:36 PM EST | WRIC
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - The Metro Richmond Zoo recently welcomed seven new cheetah cubs. Vaila, a second-time mother, gave birth to septuplets on Nov. 30. The zoo says all seven cubs are doing great and growing fast at their cheetah breeding facility. They plan on moving the cubs into the zoo sometime in March and will make an announcement when they can be seen on exhibit. "This is a very special birth to us because not only is it a big boost for cheetah conservation by increasing the captive population, but also a cheetah having 7 cubs at once...
  • For $1,500 a month, California landlord rents studio apartment to 2 cats

    01/14/2019 9:21:03 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | January 14, 2019 | Bob D'Angelo
    Many apartments have restrictions on renters having pets. But what happens when the renters are the pets? A California man is renting his Silicon Valley studio apartment to a pair of cats for $1,500 a month, The Mercury News reported. The apartment lacks a kitchen, but cats are not known for their culinary skills, so it all works out. “Basically I’ve got two renters that don’t have opposable thumbs,” David Callisch told the newspaper. “It’s actually great. They’re very quiet, obviously. The only problem is they stink up the place.” The rent for the cats, named Tina and Louise, is...
  • How catnip makes the chemical that causes cats to go crazy

    12/11/2018 6:31:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 10, 2018, | John Innes Centre
    The substance that triggers this state of feline ecstasy is called nepetalactone, a type of chemical called a terpene. This simple, small molecule is part of an unusual chain of events, not previously seen by chemists. The researchers believe that understanding the production of these nepetalactones could help them recreate the way that plants synthesise other chemicals like vinblastine, which is used for chemotherapy. This could lead to the ability to create these useful medicines more efficiently and quickly than we are currently able to harvest them from nature. Usually in plants, for example peppermint, terpenes are formed by a...
  • "Blues for Deimos" - original blues, by Yours Truly

    12/10/2018 8:31:37 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 12/10/2018 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Best. Kitty. Ever. For a free download of "Blues for Deimos" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • 'His house, his rules': Hilarious moment feline leaps out of his cat flap and pounces on an

    11/19/2018 12:34:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/19/18 | Sophie Law
    Full title.......................'His house, his rules': Hilarious moment feline leaps out of his cat flap and pounces on an inquisitive raccoon to defend his porch............. This is the hilarious moment a raccoon tries to get through a cat flap but is pounced on and chased away by an angry cat. Footage captured on a home security camera shows the daring raccoon try to get into the house after looking curiously through the cat door in the Pacific North West, US. The raccoon can be seen walking tentatively up the stairs onto a garden porch before curiously looking at the cat flap....
  • California firefighters rescue burned cat as Camp Fire continues to burn

    11/14/2018 4:46:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 14, 2018 | Nicole Darrah, Fox News
    Firefighters from California's Foster City Fire Department on Monday came to the rescue of a cat who was burned in the Camp Fire, which has left at least 48 people dead and over 100 missing. The cat — named "Foster" — was meowing while hiding in the bushes of a property that firefighters were checking, the department wrote on Facebook. Foster was coaxed out of hiding by Firefighter Downing, and "an instant friendship was formed." "The cat had burns to its whiskers and bottom of its paws. [Engine 28] crew were able to get some much needed food and water...
  • No spring in his step! Lazy cat deals with stairs by acting like a slinky

    11/08/2018 9:42:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2018 | Claire Anderson
    This sleepy cat pretends to be a slinky toy as it slides down wooden steps in the laziest way possible. Unable to even lift its head, the furry felines slips head first as the rest of its body slumps on to each step. The adorable black and white striped cat gives up even getting to the lower floor and lies aimlessly on the stair.
  • "Catwalk" - original jazz, by Yours Truly

    11/05/2018 9:12:35 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 11/5/18 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Mesdames et Messieurs, le Quintette du Hot Club de Hopalongville. For a free download of "Catwalk" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • Missing Cat Living as Stray Recognizes Owner After 6 Years Apart

    10/26/2018 2:35:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 63 replies
    MSN ^ | October 26, 2018 | Kelli Bender
    She might have forgotten where home is, but Julie the cat never forgets a face. According to Current in Carmel, the black feline from Carmel, Indiana, slipped out of her home in 2012 and could not be found. At the time, Lorinda Roberts, mother to the cat’s owner, Jon Gulla, relentlessly searched for the feline, but had to refocus her efforts when Gulla was diagnosed with lymphoma shortly after Julie’s escape. Julie remained missing, but was never far from Gulla and Roberts’ thoughts. “Every once in a while you find that needle in a haystack,” Roberts told Current in Carmel...
  • Man Saves Kitten Stuck on Busy Road While Others Keep Driving by

    10/21/2018 5:50:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 21OCT18 | Amy Bojo
    Friday morning, Chuck Hawley from Silverton, Oregon was on his way to work when he spotted something in the middle of the road. As he got closer, he realized that it was a kitten stuck in the lane. Chuck Hawley"I was driving to work and saw cars in front of me passing over something in the road, and realized it was a kitten sitting upright shaking like a leaf," Chuck told Love Meow. The tiny feline appeared to be stuck to the ground and couldn't break free. Many cars drove around her, but no one stopped. Chuck knew that...
  • Kittens Give an Old Cat a Purpose to Live - He's Outlived Everyone's Expectations

    10/21/2018 5:39:04 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 20OCT18 | Amy Bojo
    When a group of TNR (trap-neuter-return) rescuers from British Columbia, Canada found an emaciated old cat, they knew they had to save him. TinyKittensMason the cat was spotted two years ago as an injured feral cat from a cat colony. Rescuers from TinyKittens, a rescue group based in Fort Langley, British Columbia, trapped him and brought him to the vet. They discovered that he had terminal illness but refused to give up. "A surprise diagnosis of advanced terminal kidney disease meant we couldn't return this fierce warrior to his home in the wild due to daily medical and feeding...
  • US embassy in Australia apologizes for sending out email with photo of cat...

    10/15/2018 8:02:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    US embassy in Australia apologizes for sending out email with photo of cat dressed like Cookie Monster The U.S. embassy in Australia apologized on Monday after it accidentally sent out a photo of a pajama-clad cat dressed like the Cookie Monster. The embassy in Canberra sent out an email invitation titled “meeting” to an unknown number of recipients, the BBC reported. Attached to the email was a photo of a cat wearing blue pajamas to look like “Sesame Street” character Cookie Monster. The text next to the photo read “cat pyjama-jam.” U.S. mission to Australia spokesman Gavin Sundwall told the...
  • Whitefield officials dealing with ‘huge’ feral cat problem

    10/07/2018 4:49:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies
    CENTRALMAINE.COM ^ | 07 OCTOBER 2018 | SAM SHEPHERD
    WHITEFIELD — A “huge feral cat problem” on Townhouse Road — to the tune of up to 100 such felines — could affect the health of domestic animals and people who come in contact with them, an animal control officer told selectmen last week. Ben Cook, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department animal control officer assigned to Whitefield, discussed the issue at last week’s selectboard meeting, saying he’d noticed the problem about two weeks ago. A town resident, however, said it began more than a year ago.
  • Couple Saves Cat from Shelter, the Kitty Holds onto Them and Won't Let Go

    10/02/2018 3:19:54 AM PDT · by vannrox · 40 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 1oct18 | Amy Bojo
    A couple from North Carolina rescued a cat from a shelter. The kitty was so happy to have a home that he cuddled his human with both of his paws and didn't want to let go. DanDan and his wife Hannah were contacted by a volunteer of Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, a rescue in Maryland, about a cat needing immediate fostering. The 9-year-old cat who had been surrendered to a shelter in North Carolina, was in poor health. "I took the afternoon off work and drove an hour to get him," Dan told Love Meow. The cat was very...
  • Stray Mama Cat Leads Woman to Save Her Kitten Trapped In Storm Drain...

    09/22/2018 9:36:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 17NOV17 | Amy Bojo
    A stray momma cat led a woman to a storm drain so she could help her save her kitten who was trapped inside.Meet Mama Rayne! Here Kitty Kitty RescueLast Thursday Lisa was walking in her work parking lot when she saw a cat running up to her, meowing. The kitty kept signaling the woman as if she was trying to tell her something. She followed the cat who led her all the way to a tiny drain up by the building. "When Lisa got close to the drain, she could hear a kitten down the hole frantically crying. Because...
  • Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months

    09/22/2018 5:53:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies
    Love Meow ^ | 18sep18 | Amy Bojo
    Grandpa Comes to Shelter to Brush Cats and Kittens and Falls Asleep with Them Every Day for 6 Months Terry from Wisconsin came to Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin six months ago, and he just kept coming back. When he returned, he didn't come empty-handed. Safe Haven Pet SanctuaryHe brought his very own trusty brush so he could help groom the feline residents there, but little did he know that his regularly visits quickly became an adorable fixture at the sanctuary. When Terry heard about the cage-free, no-kill cat shelter, which specializes in rescuing kitties with...
  • "Our Town" - Iris DeMent cover, by Yours Truly

    09/16/2018 1:01:43 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 9/16/18 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg" (performance), Iris DeMent (composer/author)
    This episode of Hoppy Cleans Out His Junk Drawer Theatre is made possible by a grant from the I Have No Shame Foundation. For a free download of "Our Town" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.