In my neighborhood, there are many stray cats who are well fed by kind souls and all they seem to do is bask in the sun and judge you with inscrutable eyes when you walk pass them. As for this particular group of cats, they seem to do more than judge. They actually look askance at you when you approach.
The Guardian has published an article on how to spot warning signs of stress in your cat, and one of the top causes appears to be… needy cat owners who seek attention from their cats. Uh huh, that could be you. According to cat and human counsellor Vicky Halls, your cat didn’t sign up for all your people needs: ’In years gone by, I don’t remember people wanting or making such complex emotional demands of a cat.
Have you seen Lazarus, the cat with a cleft palate? Rescued two years ago from the streets of Johnson City, Tennessee as a malnourished 10-week-old kitty with a mouth infection, he was given a second shot at life (he is now cared for by special education worker Cindy Chambers at East Tennessee State University).
Associate art professor Owen Mundy has created a data map, I Know Where Your Cat Lives, which, true to its name, maps out cat photos from photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram, thanks to some software he wrote to access API data with. It’s a thought-provoking project, though cat owners seem not quite as alarmed […]
42ARK founder Mu-Chi was prompted to build smart pet feeder, Bistro, when one of his cats was diagnosed with pancreatitis — something he could have known earlier if he had access to her eating habits. The intelligent feeding management tool helps cat owners monitor and control their cats’ eating portions. It even comes with cat-facial […]
Buzzfeed reimagined cats as famous fonts a couple of years ago and while we’re only getting our paws on these photos now, it’s quite a marvellous collection. Of course, only the daftest feline expression would suffice for Comic Sans. Of course.
Gotta admit it: this cat wheel invention from California-based Sean Farlay and his company based in Camarillo, CA is giving us the chuckles. Branded as One Fast Cat, this self-assembled cat wheel with 48” diameter and 10” running tread is made from light recycled plastic material, while the special foam run surface ensures a safe […]
Cats typically have a nonchalant vibe about them, right down to their facial expressions (or lack of, really). Which makes this frowning kitten with perpetually furrowed brows (cats have brows?) a bit of a rare specimen. The depressed-looking cat recently surfaced on Reddit when redditor _moonflower_ posted a photo of it with the line ‘My […]
Smashing Pumpkins frontman and tea shop owner Billy Corgan was recently the cover star of no-kill humane organization PAWS Chicago’s magazine, along with — yep, you guessed it — Siamese cats. Which then sparked off a friendly competition among fans of music website Stereogum to see who could come up with the best cat-themed Smashing […]
Cats are hardly ordinary creatures, and Venus, a cat living in North Carolina, is even more extraordinary. The chimera cat is, as her Facebook fan page states, ‘0% Photoshopped, 100% Born This Way’.
This actually happened: at the St. Petersburg Zoo in Russia, a stray cat who wandered into one of the enclosures for food became so enamored with the resident European lynx in it that it now stays there for good with its giant cat friend from the wild — with the blessings of the zoo. It’s […]
We always had our suspicions, but now, thanks to the good folk at Carroll University in Wisconsin, it’s been confirmed by science: cat owners are officially smarter than their dog loving peers. Yes, according to Live Science ‘cat lovers scored higher than dog lovers on measures such as introversion, open-mindedness and a term used far too loosely in society, sensitivity’. Sensitivity!
The long wait is finally over, internet. ‘Keyboard Cat’, the talented feline who became famous seven years ago for playing the piano – and in the process, getting 35 million views on YouTube. 35 freakin’ million! That’s like the entire population of Canada watching a single cat video!
The secret to longevity: KFC. Ok maybe not, but that’s what keeps the world’s oldest cat going and going and going. Poppy, a 24-year old cat – that’s 114 in human years – from Bournemouth, England, was recently recognized as The Guinness Book of World Records’ oldest living cat.
‘Best Kitty Hug Ever’ is a video of a cat aching to get a hug from its human. The feline’s stiff posture and outstretched arms have won it the hearts of cat worshippers everywhere, receiving 1.2 million views on YouTube and plenty of spoofs from the internet. You can check out the animated gifs this video has spawned over at Twisted Sifter.