"New research shows ginger moggies are cat owners’ favourites, because they are perceived as friendly and lovable. In contrast, white cats are seen as aloof and distant, tabby cats as intolerant and black cats – as befits their depiction in folklore – as unlucky and mysterious."
"Black plague, it would seem, is alive and well in Oregon. According to CBS News, authorities believe that a man contracted the infamously deadly plague from a stray cat while attempting to dislodge a mouse from its mouth. During the exchange, the cat decided to take a chunk out of the poor guy, effectively transferring the disease to his blood stream. The altercation between man and beast took place on June 2nd, after which the man experienced a severe fever. By June 8th, he was very sick, prompting a visit to a nearby hospital."
There seemed to be a fresh set of signs up in Cobble Hill this weekend for BeeBop. BeeBop, if you don't know, is a cat that has been missing since last June. Back then, the reward was $325. Eleven months later, he is still missing, and the reward is $2000. (You can claim it here.)
I have been looking for this cat day and night. In my search, I noticed a good number of other missing cat posters, all of which said there was a reward to claim. I'm thinking there's a healthy, high-earning, high-gratification lifestyle in this somewhere? I would like to find you, BeeBop. Come [...]
This cat swims and newsman Anderson Cooper is ON IT. (via)
So some people think that there are not enough cat videos on this website, which, you know, I understand how scarce cat videos are on the Internet, it is virtually impossible to find them anywhere! But in deference to the feline-deprived, here is a story about a tigon cub. Tigon = lion +tiger. Who knew? HAPPY NOW? Anyway, to balance that all out, here is a video that features baby polar bears, which I think we can all agree are cooler than cats of any kind.
As we unhappily knew and noted way back in mid-2010, it is extremely worrisome to live with cats, because they are trying to infect us with a parasite that changes our behavior. And here is a new substantial review of the lastest thinking on Toxoplasma gondii and human behavior. If you have ever been near a cat, it'll FREAK YOU OUT, at first. Everybody run! Cats are in control of our minds! (And here, try this on for size: "infected men like the smell of cat pee.") But then… it's possible that those of us who have been infected by our cats have an evolutionary advantage? And [...]
I was at the Rite Aid the other day and I don't know if you have Rite Aid where you are, but basically Rite Aid is a Drug Store, plus they have makeup and all kinds of little garbage-y food like Kraft Easy Mac and Chef Boyardee in those little styrofoam microwave cans and junk food and crackers and beef jerky and soda pop and all the different colors of Pringles tubes, and you can buy a 20" box window fan and there's a toy aisle and there's seasonal candy, like for Halloween and Valentine's and Easter and Mother's Day and 4th of July and Christmas and probably for [...]
"Is Teddy the giant tom cat REALLY the mystery lion of Essex?" —I have a feeling you already know my answer here.
"A Dutch artist has turned his dead cat Orville, named after the famous aviator Orville Wright, into a helicopter – dubbed the Orvillecopter. Bart Jansen had Orville stuffed after he was hit by a car before enlisting the help of radio control helicopter flier Arjen Beltman to build the unique pet/machine. The Orvillecopter – 'half cat, half machine' – is now on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam, the Dutch capital." —Uh, okay.
"We were in a race against time to get the weight off Meow before he developed complications from his obesity, and we lost." —Sad news out of Santa Fe: Meow the cat has died. He was two years old, and rather overweight.
Meet Stella, the very handsome rescue cat! Stella is adventurous and outdoorsey. But she is not a fan of jogging, and so her owner was ticketed this week "on suspicion of tethering his cat to a rock after the pet refused to go jogging with him." Cats. What can you do.
"A bizarre dispute has broken out in Germany over cats taken into custody that belong to an alleged member of a suspected neo-Nazi terror cell. An official at an animal shelter in the eastern state of Thuringia, says it may file a lawsuit against Germany's Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA), over who should pay for the upkeep of Beate Zschäpe's cats. The felines are being cared for in a shelter in Zwickau, where Zschäpe lived until she blew up her home and turned herself in to police last November. Zschäpe is believed to be involved in a series of 10 murders over the last decade targeting people mainly [...]
"A parasite thought to be harmless and found in many people may actually cause subtle changes in the brain, leading to suicide attempts, according to new research."
Press release of the day: "A Purr-fect Fit: CeeLo Green And Purrfect The Cat Remix Meow Mix® Cat Food Jingle: CeeLo Green, Recording Artist and Mentor on NBC's Hit Show "The Voice," Heads to the Studio with Purrfect the Cat to Put a New Spin on One of America's Most Memorable Jingles." OH GOD IT'S LIVE AND IT'S HORRIFYING.
"A new law is threatening to cut short the purrs of delight, which don't just come from the pets each night." A new curfew law threatens Tokyo cat cafes. We'll stay on this important news story as it develops!!!