Autistic man spends 20 years converting his home into kitty heaven

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 13 November 2014

This one is for the cat lovers. Greg Krueger, from St. James, Minnesota, has spent over 20 years and US$10,000 renovating his home for the happiness of his fur babies. The entire house is one gigantic kitty heaven filled with elaborate tunnels, padded cubbyholes, and 100 yards of catwalk. ‘I just love trails and paths, […]

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Cats taking a stab at contemporary dance with human companions

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 8 November 2014

Anyone remember that gem of a book, Why Cats Paint? As it turns out, the same authors, Burton Silver and Heather Busch went on to publish another coffee table book, Dancing With Cats, documenting just that: humans dancing with cats.

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Nothing will stop this cat from staring blankly into the unknown

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 7 November 2014

Now that’s what you call undivided attention! In the following video, a cat stares blankly into the abyss, not even flinching when its human starts calling it out and poking its face. When the camera pans to where it’s gazing at, there’s only a blank wall. So what’s getting the attention of this feline? A bird? An invisible specter? The mystery continues!

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Now you can be a cat slurping water from your mug

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 6 November 2014

It’s said that downing a glass of water first thing in the morning is good for you. Well, why not do that and be a cat about it? This adorable mug made of Boronsilicate glass will help you gulp down 550ml of your watery treat and transform into a cat at the same time. If […]

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Want to know how to train a cat to sit in a certain spot? Do it with duct tape!

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Websites on Tuesday 28 October 2014

A Japanese cat blog called Guremike has been getting plenty of hits from cat lovers ever since pictures of how a particular kitty was circus-trained to sit inside a circle made from duct tape.

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Tea and kittens will remove the daily stress from office environments

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Monday 27 October 2014

Since the office can be a stressful place, you should always have a website you visit to relax and take five. Some might choose Reddit, others might choose Digg, and let’s face it, the more intelligent office workers will select Lost at E Minor to browse while neglecting work. But if you’re looking for a fluffier website, a place where you’ll feel on cloud nine and like your stress is just washing away, may I suggest you visit Tea and Kittens.

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These cats will always look shocked when they see you

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 14 October 2014

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.

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Needy cat owners! You may be stressing out your cat

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 22 September 2014

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.

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Move over cats, this kitty with no nose or lips is now ruling the Internet

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 20 September 2014

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).

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Be afraid, be very afraid: This man knows where your cat lives

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 30 July 2014

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 […]

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Behold, an app that cares for your cat using cat-face recognition

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 28 July 2014

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 […]

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Cats as famous fonts

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 26 July 2014

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.

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Behold! The hamster wheel has been reinvented for house cats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 25 July 2014

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 […]

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Sad kitten is indeed very sad

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Saturday 19 July 2014

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 […]

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Smashing Pumpkins songs, improved with cats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Tuesday 8 July 2014

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 […]

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