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 [...]
This is just a remarkable performance of the holiday classic. I've watched it several times already and will almost certainly do so again. Then I need to go see the brain doctor, because something bad is clearly going on up there in my head.
"While visiting her mother in Pennsylvania this month, Lauren Pytel, a 47-year-old high school English teacher who lives in Tudor City, found herself pining for her cats, Tiggles ap Caduet and Munchie Effexorov, and their recently deceased siblings, Claritin and Zoloft." —Much like with Occupy Wall Street, when you're a cat person, sometimes it's real hard to deal with your fellow travelers. But yes: now you can play with the cats at Bideawee (a very fine shelter!) online, by means of the Internet. It's just like going to a Brooklyn deli to pet cats, except you don't get your hands dirty (or, you know, seltzer).
Cat shows are far more populist events than dog shows. Having a show dog can cost a fortune. Beyond paying large sums for the creature’s pure bloodline, there’s also training, kennel fees, handler salaries and all sorts of other costs. Less so with the kitties. You can get a purebred cat for well under a thousand dollars and because cats aren’t bred to do much more than live in total domesticity (lying about, sunning themselves, sprawling out inappropriately on piles of work papers, kneading air muffins) the rest comes rather cheaply. The owners of show cats mostly consider themselves to be hobbyists and regard an event like the Cat Fanciers' [...]
Of all the hippie things in this world, one of the few we can totally get behind is the Dog Hair Yarn Movement, a group of people who are looming and knitting delightful things out of puppy sheddings. I do wish they were not calling it "chiengora," a silly made-up word for dog yarn. (Still, this is a delightful sentence from that WSJ article: "Ms. Dodge also teaches a chiengora workshop at the Boulder yarn shop Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins.") You can definitely get your chiengora thrills on Etsy, including this dog hat for dogs made out of dog. And this one! (Also dog [...]
"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!!!
11. I wish cats were a little bit taller, I wish cats were a baller.
10. Two of cats. Two cats that beat as one.
9. Little cat Corvette. Gato, you've got to slow down.
8. I'm looking at that cat in the mirror. I'm asking cats to change their ways.
If you've never quite understood the Schrödinger's cat experiment, maybe this animated explanation will help you. Or maybe not; I still don't get it. But, you know, it's quantum mechanics, I'm not gonna beat myself up about it too much. All I know is that if a cat's in that box, there is probably a bunch of cat crap in there as well. And this is why I am not a scientist.
"Don't, for even one moment, fall for the song and dance about cat-lovers being animal-lovers, they are anything but that. They don't give one damn about any other animals nor even other humans. Cat-lovers are just like cats, the only thing they care about are themselves. Nobody else and nothing else matters to them."
So begins a very long and very persuasive blog comment on this site about the evils of cats—an argument that this unknown person makes over and over again on various websites, word for word. What drives a person to begin a holy war against cats? I mean, he's not wrong, in part! [...]
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 [...]
Dogs "have similar social skills to two-year-old children and are more likely to listen if owners look them in eye," according to Science, while cats can set houses on fire. I think this is the final proof we've been looking for in the debate over which animal is superior.
Here you will find a collection of cats who seem bewildered and angry about being forced to don headwear.
"Piercing kittens to give them a 'goth' appearance is cruel, a panel of Pennsylvania judges has ruled."