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  • 6 Reasons Kittens Suck (Learned While Raising Them)

    02/01/2012 9:19:05 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies ^ | February 01, 2011 | Christina H
    The Internet is heavily under the influence of the powerful pro-kitten lobby, but I need you to listen to the truth: kittens are terrible and will ruin your life.
  • 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...
  • Collared by herself... Cat is rescued after her leg is caught in her own collar for TWO WEEKS

    01/29/2012 10:51:33 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 28th January 2012
    A hapless cat had to be rescued after trapping its leg in its own collar - for TWO WEEKS. Distressed feline Phoebe was seen hobbling around a woman’s back garden after she managed to her right leg got caught between her neck and collar. -snip- Manager of the centre Katie Wickins said: 'We believe Phoebe may have accidentally caught her leg in the collar because it was made from elastic. 'These collars are advertised as being safe so that if the cat gets caught on something, the collar will stretch and allow the cat to free itself. 'Unfortunately this was...
  • No Pet For You

    01/29/2012 7:56:10 PM PST · by Altariel · 137 replies
    Slate ^ | January 26, 2012 | Emily Yoffe
    No Pet For You Want to adopt a dog or cat? Prepare for an inquisition at the animal rescue. eople who rescue animals can be reluctant to believe anyone deserves the furry creatures. Some rescue groups think potential owners shouldn’t have full-time jobs. Others reject families with children. Some rescuers think apartment dwelling is OK for humans but not for dogs, or object to a cat’s litter box being placed in a basement. Some say no to people who would let a dog run around the fenced backyard “unsupervised,” or allow a cat outside, ever. It used to be that...
  • Cat in Cockpit Causes Four-hour Flight Delay [video]

    01/28/2012 10:57:43 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    A cat escape caused a four-hour delay for an Air Canada flight Thursday as airline staff in Halifax struggled to get the feline from its hiding place in cockpit wiring. (Jan. 27) [Associated Press]
  • 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.
  • He's no scaredy-cat! Angry feline who took on an alligator

    01/24/2012 7:29:16 AM PST · by aldabra · 50 replies
    DailyMail ^ | January 24, 2012 | Mike O'brien
    It looks like a good way for this cat to become a tasty snack. But when the bold feline decided to take on an alligator in New Orleans, he came out remarkably intact. He chose to take on the reptile at an wildlife park just as it was trying to eat some chicken, and began raining blows on its snout. ... The cat may be the bravest or most stupid you've ever seen and a cynic may argue that the gator has been trained not to attack. But who's ever heard of a trained alligator?
  • 6 Cats More Bad*ss Than You (And Most Superheroes)

    01/23/2012 8:08:54 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies ^ | January 23, 2011 | Jim Avery
    The Internet, and the world at large, has become completely fascinated with cats. It doesn't matter the context; they can be doing absolutely nothing, they can be posing for a picture with a hilarious caption or they can be doing something "extraordinary" such as plinking around on a piano with their paws. We at Cracked are fans of the last category, except our definition of extraordinary is less "piano player" and more "Bulletproof Monk." Like ...
  • Fat cat abandoned in Fredericton, now on diet

    01/17/2012 12:20:17 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    The Star ^ | 17 Jan 2012 | Liam Casey
    The days of gluttony are over for one fat cat out east. Tiny, a 30-pound house cat, was stuffed into a duct-taped box with a normal-sized cat one-third his size and dumped at an animal clinic in Fredericton, N.B., shortly before the New Year. Nancy Garon, Tiny’s foster mother, brought him home to get him in shape. So she has him chasing a laser dot, which he never catches, wrestling with a toy fishing pole and hunting rodents. He will lumber onto the scales every Tuesday as part of a weight loss challenge to raise funds for the Society for...
  • 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
  • Falling cat leaves woman badly hurt

    01/15/2012 2:01:22 PM PST · by marthemaria · 10 replies
    An elderly woman in Argentina was left fighting for her life on Saturday after a cat thrown out of a fourth-floor apartment during a heated argument landed on her head, local media reported. The incident occurred in the Belgrano neighbourhood of Buenos Aires when, during the dispute, a man grabbed the family cat and threw it at his wife. She managed to dodge the feline, which then sailed through an open window plunging toward the ground and striking the woman, an 85-year-old neighbour. Police told Argentine media that the victim suffered a fractured skull and was rushed to hospital, where...
  • Little girl's face-off with lion (Story and Video)

    01/13/2012 6:50:22 PM PST · by beaversmom · 39 replies · 4+ views
    The Sun ^ | January 10, 2012 | LAURA CAROE
    Video at link
  • A good licking! Siberian cubs get a wash behind the ears from their mother

    01/12/2012 7:41:32 AM PST · by aldabra · 10 replies · 1+ views
    DailyMail ^ | January 11, 2012 | Anna Edwards
    This mother gave new meaning to the term 'tongue lashing' when she collared her cubs for a bath. The young Siberian tigers seemed eager to squirm away as they were hauled in for a clean. But their mum was determined to get the job done and, at one point, even used her massive paws to pin one of her mischievous offspring down. ...
  • Paws for thought: Meet Fred and Ned, the cats with an astonishing 54 TOES ...

    01/09/2012 2:18:12 PM PST · by aldabra · 42 replies
    DailMail ^ | January 9, 2012 | Claire Bates
    You'll need to be careful when playing with these black and white kittens - because they have an extra 18 toes (and claws) between them. Fred and Ned are known as polydactyl cats. While most felines have 18 toes, Fred has an extra 10 digits and Ned has eight. The four-month-old pair are currently being looked after by Cats Protection in Gosport, Hampshire. Branch volunteer Kate Stapleford said: 'These two kittens were in poor condition when they arrived but with veterinary attention and a lot of TLC from their fosterer, Fred and Ned are now thriving. ...
  • Lord of the Fleas: Classic Book Covers Updated With Cats

    01/08/2012 11:32:58 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies ^ | Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
    Cats make everything, even classic litter-ature, better! Check out 16 classic novels reimagined with cat-centric titles and covers. [Click on any of the thumbnail images to view the entire gallery.]
  • Oskar and Klaus: Feline Bromance [video]

    01/06/2012 1:24:05 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies ^ | 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!
  • A Chance for Bliss (Video of an Animal Sanctuary)

    01/05/2012 8:36:18 AM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies · 1+ views
  • Cat Adoption Ad Gone Wrong

  • Pet Parents Share Their New Year's Resolutions

    01/04/2012 1:12:47 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    HaloPets ^ | 1/4/12 | Caroline Golon
    Pets rejoice! A recent survey shows that many pet parents are making New Year’s resolutions to spend more time with their pets and make sure they are loved even more than they were last year. More than 1,000 pet parents, including hundreds of Kibblers, recently participated in the Halo, Purely for Pets Pet Parents’ New Year’s Resolution Survey. According to the survey, many pet parents want to do a better job grooming their pets, with 68.1 percent resolving to trim their pets’ nails more often, 52.6 percent planning to give their dogs and cats more baths, and more than 80...