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  • Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago

    07/11/2020 4:18:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | July 9, 2020 | Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg
    The tomcat... did not have an easy life. "The cat suffered several broken bones during its lifetime," says Haruda. And yet, based on a very conservative estimate, the animal had most likely made it past its first year of life. For Haruda and her colleagues, this is a clear indication that people had taken care of this cat. During a research stay in Kazakhstan, the scientist examined the findings of an excavation in Dzhankent, an early medieval settlement in the south of the country which had been mainly populated by the Oghuz, a pastoralist Turkic tribe. There she discovered a...
  • Cat gets voter registration application in the mail – after dying 12 years ago

    07/10/2020 8:17:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2020 | Greg Norman
    An Atlanta family said it received a voter registration form this week for their cat Cody Tims – who died 12 years ago. "There's a huge push but if they're trying to register cats, I'm not sure who else they're trying to register,” the late feline’s owner, Carol Tims, told Fox5 Atlanta. “I'm not sure if they're trying to register dogs, mice, snakes.” The Tims say they found the form addressed to the cat in their mailbox on Wednesday. Carol Tims described Cody as a “great cat, indoor and outdoor” who “loved his family, loved his neighborhood” and lived to...
  • A music video for the Chinese drama Guardian - Pussycat by Tom Jones

    07/09/2020 4:00:02 PM PDT · by mairdie · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9 July 2020 | MVD
    Da Qing is a member of the cat tribe and is 10,000 years old. He's currently the Deputy Chief of the Special Investigations Division (SID) and helps keep the peace on a planet between three different groups. I just couldn't resist this song. Shows my age.
  • Need Kitty Help

    07/07/2020 8:17:25 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 74 replies
    Mom's Living Room | July 7, 2020 | oldvirginian
    My dear mom needs help with some kitty behavior. Long story short, for the first time in her life she has an indoor cat to keep her company. This cat is 2 months old and was born and raised until two weeks ago in a farm barn. This kitten was the runt of the litter and was very small when mom got him. She fed and cared for the little fella and now it's growing like a weed and as active as any kitten could be. The kitten is eating dry kitten chow and turns it's nose up at wet...
  • Conservation Isn’t At Odds With Conservatism

    06/26/2020 5:17:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 26, 2020 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Chris D’Angelo, Huffington Post’s environment reporter, recently tweeted: “GOP Sens. Cory Gardner and Steve Daines, who have backed Trump's anti-conservation agenda at nearly every turn, are now fighting to shore up funding for public lands. Both face a tough road to reelection in 2020.”  This statement is problematic and visibly inaccurate. First, regardless of your personal feelings about President Trump, his Department of Interior has advanced true conservation policies. Of the agency’s many accomplishments thus far, opening over four million acres of federal public lands for hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities is chief among them.Second, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO)...
  • Cat Breeds and Their Personalities, According to Research

    06/22/2020 2:41:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    psychology today ^ | 06/17/2020 | Karen Wu Ph.D.
    Does nurture or nature matter more when it comes to a cat’s personality? While many people claim that cat breeds differ in personality, there has been little research in the area. Salonen, Vapalahti, Tiira, Maki-Tanila, and Lohi (2019) thus set forth to examine the behaviors of different cat breeds as well as the heritability of their behaviors — that is, the extent to which variation in behaviors are due to genetic variations in the population. Salonen et al. (2019) surveyed Finnish cat owners on their cats’ behaviors, which included “tendency to seek human contact," “aggressiveness towards human family members, strangers,...
  • Women are less likely to date men posing with cats, study finds

    06/22/2020 5:21:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2020 | Rob Picheta
    We have cat-astrophic news for animal lovers: Men who like cats are less likely to get a date. That's the takeaway from a study by Colorado State University, which found that women are less likely to swipe right -- or say yes -- to men if they're posing with a cat in a picture.
  • MEMEWARS: Petition Calls on White House to Investigate Twitter Director — Stanford AI Expert, Soros Protege, Fired from Google in 2018, Dr. Fei-Fei Li Denounced by Censored Dissidents Over Her Chinese Military Ties

    06/15/2020 9:24:45 AM PDT · by QMN1775 · 3 replies
    Quartermaster News ^ | June 14, 2020 | Josiah Ross
    A dissident Chinese economist filed a White House petition, nearly a third of the way to the 100,000 signatures required to merit the President’s attention, to investigate Twitter for appointing to its board of directors a controversial Artificial Intelligence expert, lifelong deepstater, already fired from Google in disgrace, for her ties to the Chinese military. Highlights: Mad scientist "Cat Mengele", NWO technocracy, corporate subversion, Twitter hijinks, China's co-option of Google, China has run out of money, Soros co-option of this brain from the get-go.
  • Mee-HOWL! 'Werewolf' cat breeder reveals kittens that look like terrifying creatures of the night

    05/29/2020 4:17:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2020 | Alice Cachia
    You'd be forgiven for thinking these kittens were adorable tiny werewolves - but they're actually an extremely rare cat breed that won't be caught howling at every full moon. Lykoi cats are famed for being only partially covered in hair and come with a hefty price tag for their werewolf resemblance, at around Ł2,000 a kitten. Dorota Strychar, 36, from Legnica, Poland, says she is the country's first breeder of Lykoi cats and has been breeding them since late 2017. She currently owns four adult cats and six kittens and has racke
  • Girl Worried She'd Never Find a Cat Who Wasn’t Afraid Of Her Wheelchair, Until Rescued Stray Hopped Into Her Lap

    05/28/2020 6:05:34 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 34 replies ^ | 05/28/20 | B.J. Swanson
    As fate would have it, the shelter just happened to be seeking a brave, street-smart kitty exactly like Sinatra. Suncoast had recently been contacted by a young woman, Kiley, who wanted to rescue a cat, but was having trouble finding a cat who wasn’t spooked by the sound of her electric wheelchair. “They explained the troubles that they have had finding a cat, and I was determined to get them the right cat,” Larissa recalled. So when she met Sinatra — a sweet, street-smart cat who wasn’t scared by the usual sounds that send felines running — Larissa thought she...
  • Frightening photo shows an enormous feral cat carrying a 6kg sand goanna in its mouth in Australia's rugged Simpson Desert

    05/25/2020 3:59:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2020 | Louise Ayling
    A feral cat about the size of a small dingo has been spotted in Australia's Simpson desert carrying a huge sand goanna it had just killed. Researchers captured the cat on film at the Ethabuka Reserve near the Queensland-Northern Territory border on wildlife cameras they'd set up to study decomposing animals in the desert. The photograph shows the stark reality of Australia's feral cat problem, with the pests responsible for killing three billion native animals each year. Scientists believe feral cats have been directly responsible for the extinction of 34 mammal species since they arrived in Australia 200 years ago.
  • Whistleblower with brain tumor sues DEA alleging 'disability discrimination' and retaliation

    05/20/2020 10:08:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 5 replies ^ | 5/20/2020 | NICHOLAS BALLASLY
    A former supervisory special agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration is suing the Justice Department and DEA for forcing his early retirement from the agency in "retaliation" for whistleblower complaints he raised during his ongoing battle with a brain tumor. In his complaint, Eric Katz describes a “hostile work environment, unauthorized sharing of medical information” as well as “disability discrimination” and workplace retaliation. According to the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, DEA violated the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 through “intentional manipulation of the Equal Employment Opportunity process, as it relates identification of and...
  • Goalie cat is the breakout star of quarantine soccer

    05/20/2020 4:55:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    For the Win ^ | May 19, 2020 | Nate Scott
    Sure, soccer is back in the Bundesliga and Belarus right now, but sans crowds and with players clearly going at about 85% effort to finish out the season, it’s not a perfect product. What is a perfect soccer product is Goalie Cat, AKA Meownuel Neuer, AKA Tony Meowla, AKA Tim Meoward. This cat is the breakout star of the quarantine soccer. The reflexes are simply staggering. The aerial leaping ability sublime. The distribution, well, it’s terrible, but honestly with shot-stopping ability like that you have to take the bad with the good.
  • Cats can catch Covid-19 from one another, study finds. The question is: Can we?

    05/13/2020 2:53:05 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 17 replies ^ | MAY 13, 2020 | By HELEN BRANSWELL
    With sporadic reports in recent weeks of cats infected with the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, a group of researchers set out to determine whether cats can transmit the pathogen to one another. The answer, the scientists said: They can. The question now is whether felines can transmit SARS-CoV-2 back to people.
  • The Bobcat BOUNCE! Moment fearless feline makes huge leap over Louisiana lake then gracefully hops across weir

    05/13/2020 4:12:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13, 2020 | Kate McGreavy
    This is the impressive moment a fearless bobcat made a huge leap across a weir on a lake in Louisiana. The extreme athletic feat of nature occurred in Pecan Island, Louisiana, United States, and has certainly caught the eye. The bobcat managed to get from one side of the expanse of water to the other without getting wet.
  • Stay off our sidewalk! Gang of street cats see off curious dog when he ventures into their territory

    05/12/2020 3:59:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2020 | Jemma Carr
    This is the hilarious moment a curious dog squares up to a gang of vicious street cats who scare him off as he ventures into their territory. Dog Tuesday was on a walk with his owner in Tampa, Florida, when the curious pooch approached the cluster of four felines. Tuesday slowly got closer to the group and then nervously backed away before one bold move caused an unnerved cat to launch itself into the air straight at him. In the clip, the hound can be seen walking along the sidewalk sniffing at the ground as he approaches the cats.
  • CDC recommends social distancing for pets after some test positive for coronavirus

    04/28/2020 1:55:18 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending people follow the same social distancing guidelines with their pets as they would human family members after a small number of animals, including dogs and cats, were reportedly infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. CDC guidelines recommend people restrict their pets from interacting with other animals when outside their house and urge people to keep cats indoors when possible and to walk dogs on a leash while maintaining at least six feet from other people and animals. The CDC also calls for people to avoid dog parks or public...
  • Black cats turned into paste, sold as coronavirus remedy in Vietnam

    04/27/2020 4:39:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    It’s very bad luck to be a black cat in Vietnam, where the poor animals are being killed and eaten amid rumors their ground-up bodies can treat the coronavirus, animal rights activists said. The No to Dog Meat charity said the black felines are boiled, skinned and cooked before being turned into paste and sold as medicine to fight COVID-19, according to South West News Service.
  • 'Corona positive cats cannot infect people'

    04/23/2020 7:53:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/4/20
    Citing an American report on cats testing positive for the cornavirus, Israeli veterinarian Dr. Rafi Kishon says that there is no danger of the virus being transmitted from cats to humans. Kishon said that "this is a different strain of the coronavirus. It is common among cats and is easily transmitted from one cat to another but cannot...
  • Two cats in New York confirmed to have Covid-19, ...the first pets in the US known to be infected

    04/22/2020 12:57:34 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 April 2020 | Arman Azad
    (CNN)Two cats in New York have been infected with the novel coronavirus, federal officials announced Wednesday. Both had mild respiratory symptoms and are expected to make a full recovery. "These are the first pets in the United States to test positive," the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday in a joint statement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agencies emphasized that there is no evidence pets play a role in spreading coronavirus in the United States. "There is no justification in taking measures against companion animals that may compromise their welfare," they said.