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6/3/20 "A Dominican priest from the Convent of St. John Lateran writes about learning to love the animals he used to bully. - I used to bully animals whenever I had the chance. I would startle a rooster in the middle of its crowing because I loved listening to the sudden change of a proud cock-a-doodle-doo to a frantic cock-a, cock-a, cock-a! Back in Iloilo.." - RAPPLER
6/2/20 "For the past five years, stray cats in the area have been receiving care and food from Feral Cat Helpers (FCH). Paula Genovese, founder and director, says that it was all thanks to her being placed in the right place at the right time." "In 2010, Genovese took a trip to Beaufort... As she waited for her friends to arrive, she saw a woman ride her bike up to where a group of cats had been waiting and hanging out. She watched the woman feed the cats.." - Moultrie News
6/2/20 "Carriers are a key piece of equipment for any cat owner—however, many cats don’t enjoy them. Whether your cat won’t go anywhere near one, puts up a fight when it comes time to go inside one, or just plain doesn’t like them, it’s easy to change your cat’s perception of their carrier with just a little training." - ASPCApro
6/2/20 "While humans may be nowhere close to being biologically related to cats, these meowing furballs share more things in common with their masters that one might realise. Anyone who has ever met more than one cat in their life can easily tell that each and every cat has their own individual personality." - FMT news
6/2/20 "Sorry, dog lovers! Not only do most of us know plenty of decidedly normal cat lovers, but years of scientific research suggest that cohabiting with cats has zero effect on developing psychosis later in life, reported InStyle." - The Express Tribune
6/1/20 "Some of you remember the evergreen dialogue, “Rishte mein toh hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naam hai Shahenshah,” from the 1988 Bollywood classic ‘Shahenshah’. The film gave us a catchphrase which is still repeatedly used in conversations. Now, here is a cat who seems like a fan of the dialogue by trying to prove that it is the true king of kings." - HindustanTimes
6/2/20 VIDEO: "Actor Brian Cox enjoys a comedic back and forth with a rescue cat as part of a campaign encouraging people to adopt a feline pet. The star of HBO’s Succession, 74, is interviewed by Patches, from the Mayhew animal shelter, in an advert from animal rights organisation Peta." - Belfast Telegraph
6/2/20 "Domestic cats with appendages that look like wings are real but domestic cats with genuine wings are not real. There have been many cases of winged cats. It doesn’t take long to find them on the Internet. A good example is a cat who lived (presumed now deceased) in China’s Sichuan province1..." - PoC
6/2/20 "When searching for something to write about today I notice that people are typing into Google’s search box phrases such as, “my cat does nothing all day”. Or something along those lines. I find it curious. They are looking for answers as to why their cat is doing nothing all day and asking Google to find them." - PoC
6/2/20 "For people unfamiliar with the word “haram” it means forbidden to Muslims. The question in the title is asking if it is forbidden under the Islamic faith to sell cats. The answers provided by experts in interpreting the Hadiths1 and the Koran (Quran) do not provide a black-and-white answer because of differences in interpretation." - PoC
6/2/20 VIDEO: "Many people don't love going to the doctor, and the same can be said for pets. If you have a furry friend, chances are you've had at least one vet visit in which your buddy really doesn't want to be there. A man shared his latest vet experience with his cat, and it could be the sweetest thing you'll see all day." - Newsweek
6/2/20 VIDEO: "If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up or a good cry which will help kick in a rush of those much-needed endorphins, look no further. Here is a cute video of a cat-and-doggo siblingship which is so sweet that it almost seems like it is laced with cotton candy." - HindustanTimes
6/5/20 "There are five reasons to adopt two kittens instead of just one:
¯• One kitten can become lonely and bored.
• ¯ Two kittens will help keep each other busy instead of bugging you.
¯• Having two kittens is very entertaining.
¯• You’ll have fewer behavioral issues with two kittens.
• ¯ You’ll save two lives instead of one." - The Sentinel
6/5/20 "Not only have pets been boosting morale and productivity in lockdown, but they've also been providing us with the light relief we need during this devastating pandemic. Enter Luis, an adorable bald guinea pig who thinks he’s a Sphynx cat. The six-month-old pet has formed an unlikely friendship with a group of affectionate Sphynx cats." - METRO
6/3/20 "Meet Kitzia the cat who always seems to be in a mood and is competing for the late beloved Grumpy Cat’s throne. Kitzia, whose name means ‘kitty,’ has over 44.9k followers on Instagram and looks as grumpy as grumpy felines can be. Kitzia lives in Florida together with her hooman, Viktoriia Otdielnova. Originally from Ukraine, Viktoriia has been happily living in the United States for the past 6 years" - boredpanda
6/4/20 "I live in New York City, and my first "official" cat rescue was 18 years ago. Sylvester (the cat) was dipped in some kind of commercial adhesive and glued to Amsterdam Ave at 190th street. He was in the street next to a can of food. I took off one of my shirts, wrapped him up, and brought him home and have been rescuing cats non-stop ever since." - msn
6/4/20 "Purr-fect pets! Taylor Swift, Kate Beckinsale and more of Hollywood’s biggest stars have one serious obsession with their furry feline friends. The “Lover” singer has never been shy about her love for her pets, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson, named after some of her favorite fictional characters. While speaking with TIME in April 2019, the Grammy winner admitted that the “most influential factor” in her life is her cuddly kittens." - Us Magazine
6/4/20 "Adopting a cat can be incredibly rewarding. Felines are gentle creatures who will shower you with love and attention, but they would expect the same attention from you as their owner. It is not so hard to care for your cat and treat it from time to time. There are many products out there nowadays that cats love and their humans should consider buying for them." - KHTS
6/4/20 "Whether or not it is worth buying a purebred or adopting a random bred cat from an animal shelter depends upon your attitude towards the “ownership” and possession of domestic cats. But putting aside for a moment personal preferences, I’ll try and look at it objectively to provide some guidelines." - PoC
6/4/20 "This is very peculiar. We know that household bleach, which is sodium hypochlorite, is an attractant for a majority of domestic cats. It makes them react in a similar way to catnip or at least they are very interested in it. No?" - PoC
6/3/20 "Six o’clock on a Sunday evening and it’s time for therapy. I open my laptop, log into Zoom and scatter chicken treats on to the desk. My cat Coco starts nibbling her way through them until she ends up in front of the laptop, where cat behaviourist Anita Kelsey is waiting." - DailyMail
6/3/20 "Talking Kitty Cat (aka Steve Cash) rose to fame with adorable YouTube videos that saw him provide spot-on voiceover to footage depicting his four cats, Sylvester, Random Kitten, Gibson, and GG, and a dog named Shelby..." "Talking Kitty Cat stopped posting in the spring of 2020. So, what happened?" - Distractify
6/3/20 "It is not easy to be a cat in a horror movie. Sometimes, felines are the inseparable allies of all sorts of bad guys, from calculating psychos to supernatural entities. On other occasions, kitties are just there to become a savory snack for the stalking monster, the first step until the creature builds up enough strength to chomp on human flesh." - WhatCulture
6/3/20 "Domestic cats much prefer mice to birds no matter what source of information you refer to (including personal obesrvations by the cat owning public). In order to assess what, at a fundamental level, domestic cats prefer as prey animals you have to go back to their wild ancestor which is the African-Asian wildcat, otherwise knows as the North African wildcat." - PoC
6/7/20 " I grew up hating cats because there was an infestation in our old house in Parañaque,” says Quark Henares, head of Globe Studios, director, producer, actor and band member. “I was never a cat person, unlike my wife, singer-songwriter Bianca Yuzon, who grew up with both cats and dogs and had a habit of taking home strays and finding new homes for them. She ended up keeping them most of the time. I never thought I would end up being a cat parent, but here we are!”" - philstar global
6/6/20 "Is your cat howling after eating? I feel that the first question to ask is whether your cat is healthy. On the basis that your cat is, indeed, healthy the most likely cause of your cat howling after eating is because she is calling for you. She might have been hungry and become fully engrossed in her meal. You might have left the kitchen where she is eating and gone to the living room. When your cat finished her meal she looked up and noticed that you’d gone and called for you." - PoC
6/6/20 "Derek Roche and his girlfriend recently ended up with three cats, one of which was a little shy. With time on his hands, he built a play area for them, and now all is well" "It isn’t just a big play pen. What Mr Roche has created has the sort of dimensions we might see of a zoo enclosure. The giant structure composed of wood and metal has occupied Roche’s life for the past year, and last month it was completed." - Wamiz
6/6/20 "All animal caretakers are unique in their own right. However, this particular cat mom is going so above and beyond to keep her pet kitty entertained that she may be putting all the other pet parents to shame.
Twitter user Jake Lambert posted four photos with a caption that read, “Week 8 of lockdown: My girlfriend made an art gallery for our cat”." - HindustanTimes
6/6/20 "An uninvited guest brought a bout of laughter to a UK Parliament committee’s meeting. As the EU Services Sub-Committee for the House of the Lords was hearing evidence from trade expert Sally Jones over a Zoom call, her pet cat decided to join in the proceedings." - The Indian Express
6/6/20 "There is probably nothing the Internet loves more than derpy cats. But where does one draw the line between derpy and down-right broken? Well, here is a feline who is walking that thin line between derpy and weird. Check out the video to let us know what you think is going on with it." - HindustanTimes
6/6/20 [CatNewsNow editor's note: This is one of those well written stories that are a pleasure to read again and again.]
"The difference between three cats living in the house and four is about like the difference in having a couple of 4-H or FFA show calves and an actual farm or ranch.
The first is a hobby. The second is work." - The Oklahoman
6/5/20 VIDEO: "They say, “music calms the savage beast”, and while he may not be a savage, Clancy the cat has found comfort and an unusual bond with his person — through music.
Mahdee Rojo adopted her cat, Clancy, six years ago, but soon after adopting him, Mahdee noticed something wasn’t right." - FOX8
6/5/20 "Okay I have to say that speaking for cats, they may have trust, love and loyalty but you will never know it. Cats are cool, cats are superior and cats can be an obsession. The world is in turmoil, it’s hard to listen to the news and Facebook can be so depressing as well as downright mean. I have said for many years, I’ll take a cat over a human any day of the week. This may sound rash, but there is a little truth to it as well." - York News-Times
6/5/20 "With kitten season just getting underway, local TNR Maryville founder says she’s seen an enormous increase in rescues in a single month. Just since the beginning of kitten season, Jami Hull has received numerous tips about litters of kittens and pregnant mother cats throughout Maryville.
In February, the nonprofit had only 12 cats in its entire system of fosters. Since the start of the 2020 kitten season, Hull has taken in 40 adults and 42 kittens." - Maryville Forum
6/5/20 VIDEO: "If you are living with the concept that only humans work all those extra shifts to meet targets, this fluffy kitty is here to snap you out of that illusion. Although we know that being cute is a whole level of exhausting job, take a peek in Oreo the kitty’s life with this video and you’ll understand why being the ‘CEO of Fluff’ is harder." - HindustanTimes
6/9/20 "This is one of those recurring “matted cat stories”. They pop up on the Internet from time to time. They are astonishing because readers can’t understand how cat owners can allow their cats to get into such a state but often we don’t know the back story. There may be an acceptable reason but nonetheless the first photograph from the Arizona Humane Society makes you wonder what creature you are looking at." - PoC
6/9/20 VIDEO: "There are many physical ways of showing affection in the domesticated animal kingdom. There are the gentle paw taps, the usually much-appreciated belly rubs and forehead caresses, as well as the universal nose boops. However, this may be the first time we’ve seen a kitty ‘drink’ its companion to showcase love." - HindustanTimes
6/9/20 "Separation anxiety among household pets should be something dog and cat owners watch for as they head back to work, according to local veterinarians. Millions of Americans were temporarily furloughed during the roughest part of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economy reopens and people head back to work, they are leaving their furry companions at home alone for the first time in months. The experts said the rapid change of routine can be unsettling, more for dogs than cats." - Ellwood City Ledger
6/8/20 "When Marlys Cordes flipped on the light in her daughter’s bedroom, the last thing she expected to hear was a robotic meow. She had no idea how interactive the toy cat responsible, Silver, would be.
Silver is her 53-year-old daughter Christine Hasey’s gray, life-like animatronic cat. Delivered a week and a half ago as a surprise for Hasey, the pet is from the Louis and Anne Green Memory & Wellness Center at Florida Atlantic University." - gmtoday.com
6/9/20 "Cats: They're the last totally carefree online distraction. When it all gets to be too much, we can always find paws pounding a keyboard, heads and tails tumbling, a primal kitty cry to be loved and petted — but not too much, lest that purr turn predatory. Brian Mendelssohn hopes viewers and internet cat aficionados will — virtually, of course — take their love of viral cat videos to the Quarantine Cat Film Fest, a feature-length compilation of feline foibles." - delaware online
6/8/20 "Julia Andersonn is allergic to cats, yet she and her father Roland have just spent part of their time in quarantine building an outdoor cat enclosure for the Stray Pets in Need (S.P.I.N.) shelter on the Wellesley/Natick line. Only 14 and in her last year at Wellesley Middle School, Julia is on her way to earning her Girl Scout Silver Award. She’s passionate about animals" - Wellesley
6/8/20 "No is the answer to the question in the title. In fact, there are far more humans in the world than cats. Humans outnumber cats by a factor of 16. In 2020 the world population of humans is 8 billion. We don’t know how many cats there are in the world exactly." - PoC
6/7/20 VIDEO: "Cats and seagulls appear to be sworn enemies after a spate of videos taken during the coronavirus lockdown have shown them fighting each other through their owners’ windows.
Seagulls, often regarded as pests due to their habits of dive-bombing, nicking chips, and making a mess on cars (and humans) have been getting bolder if these clips are anything to go by." - Daily Star
6/7/20 VIDEOS: "Tail as old as time, true as it can be, hooman meets a cat, they fall in love and live happily. Or at least, that is what we like to believe. After all, have you seen a more dependable romance than between a pet parent and their feline? Well, if you too are a fan of love stories that contain a few whiskers and some tiny paws, then this video compilation is for you." - HindustanTimes
6/7/20 "Like Grizabella of Cats fame, she was homeless. For eight years she roamed the back alleys of Serendra Piazza trying to stay away from the cruel eyes of the guards determined to rid the area of stray cats. Her parentage is, of course, indeterminate but there is a big, good-looking cat with reddish fur that visits my patio once in a while and I am almost certain he is her father." - philstar global
6/7/20 "Bedford Cares — a volunteer nonprofit organization providing trap, spay/neuter and return services for feral cats in Bedford County and surrounding areas — was on track to fix about 1,200 cats this year, according to president Rebecca Klahn, until the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of their spay and neuter clinic partners." - The News & Advance
6/7/20 "Many studies have tried to understand the factors that affect whether people own pets. One recent study (Perry & Burge, 2020) examined the role of religion in pet ownership and found that people who attended religious services more frequently tended to own fewer pets. More specifically, they were less likely to own cats than other people.." - Psychology Today
6/11/20 "South Floridians are bracing for an influx of cane toads, which produce a milky white toxin that can be fatal to dogs and cats, according to USA Toaday. [lol]
Jeannie TIlford, who runs a toad removal service in Southern Florida, reportedly said cane toads were in abundance last year and are back in bigger numbers in 2020. They tend to show up during the rainy season, which runs through summer." - NY Daily News
6/11/20 "I was utterly surprised when I called for my appointment in the lobby and an athletic man stood up with an almost 20-pound cat! I asked if I could speak bluntly with him. Why does someone who clearly knows a lot about keeping healthy need to bring his cat to a veterinary nutritionist? What would he say if the cat was one of the people he helps to keep fit every day? Our conversation then went something like this…" - CWEB
6/11/20 "Hailing from Derbyshire, England, Olive is no ordinary cat. This four-year-old feline has mesmerized social media users with her strikingly dual-colored eyes that are set off by an all-white coat." - THE EPOCH TIMES
6/11/20 "The COVID-19 pandemic may have many people feeling anxious. But if you happen to own a cat, they may be benefiting from your anxiety. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, and California State University, East Bay, finds that the more neurotic and anxious cat owners are, the more trust and affection they have for their cat. The study was published in the journal Anthrozoös." - Patch
6/11/20 VIDEO: "On the Internet, cats are usually known as the masters of their own destiny. Maybe this is why videos that capture moments when these furry cuties let hoomans pet them are so beloved. But do you know what is even better than a clip showcasing cat cuddles? A recording that shows a kitty enjoying being pet so much that it actually loses all of its cool." - HindustanTimes
6/10/20 "After adopting a toddler-friendly cat May 30, Evening Star Grutter woke up early the next morning to find the cat was giving birth on the bed where her two-year-old son Vinden was sleeping. “Around five in the morning I heard the cat growling and thought, ‘Oh no, my son’s having a bad dream and the cat doesn’t like it,’” Grutter said.
“I put my hand over to say, ‘It’s OK, Mom’s right here.” Grutter said her hand landed on the kittens." - Daily Sitka Sentinel
6/10/20 VIDEO: "A sign outside of Crozer Chester Medical Center thanking healthcare workers is meant for people like Sharon Sponheimer, who's been a night shift nurse there for more than 20 years." "When the mask comes off and Sponheimer comes home, she's not done taking care of others, even if her patients there are a little different." - abc6
6/10/20 "Getting lost in familiar surroundings can indicate mental decline.
Q: I inherited my mother’s 15-year-old cat, and I notice that she wanders and yowls in the middle of the night. My veterinarian said pets can get dementia, and this might be one of the signs. Is there anything we can do for her?
A: Your veterinarian is correct." - GoErie
6/10/20 "A cat-owner is warning others to be careful with flowers in their homes after her beloved pet nearly died because she played with some lilies on her desk. Lindsey Warnock posted about how her pet Willow was playing with some lilies in her office and initially, she was just worried about the pollen stain on her front..." - METRO
6/10/20 "To some owners, they're loving companions, who'll curl up on their lap and purr softly and affectionately. Disappointingly, for others they're just reluctant house guests who'll eat the food you give them and do anything to hide away to avoid love and attention. But let's face it, they're adored across the world all the same." - The Sun
6/10/20 VIDEO: "Every morning as Michael leaves the house to go to work, Sox will sit in the window and wave goodbye. The cat even waves to other people who leave the house and at passersby on the street. Michael, from Halifax, says: ‘Sox normally sits there in the morning when I go to work." - METRO
6/9/20 VIDEO: "Often, all you need to turn a dream into reality is a little determination, skill, and ability. This tiny black-furred kitten, called Carl has a love for food, a well-stocked kitchen, and four small paws. We aren’t food connoisseurs, but those seem like all the ingredients needed to make this feline’s dream of becoming a master chef come true." - HindustanTimes
6/15/20 "A cat named Lee who faced euthanasia after being illegally flown into Belgium has boarded a plane back to Peru to be quarantined there before being flown back to his Antwerp owner. “Lee left for Peru this morning. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed in Peru because of the lockdown,” the cat’s owner, 23-year-old student Selena Ali wrote on" - The Brussels Times
6/15/20 ""Devastating" pet camera footage showing a lonely cat 'crying' and searching for his owner with a lead in his mouth has gone viral. Ida Myrin's cat Isola appeared so distraught after being left at home for just 30 minutes she now feels she can never leave him alone again. A Reddit post containing the video has been upvoted more than 120,000 times since it was shared last month with many viewers commenting on how disturbing the behaviour is." - Mirror
6/13/20 "I don’t know much about this saint-like woman in Indonesia. She deserves a medal and recognition for her voluntary struggles in rescuing homeless cats from huge mounds of garbage in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province which is why I am writing this. Her name is Salmiati. I have her name in the title deliberately. It deserves to be there. It should be shouted from the rooftops." - PoC
6/12/20 "Some people say that cats can be two faced - cuddling up to you for treats one minute and being aloof the next - but one adorable feline truly lives up to that name with her unique facial features.
Cat, a 21-month-old feline from the north of Thailand has white fur on one side of her face and grey on the other, prompting her owner, Eve, to joke that she looks like Batman's villain Harvey Dent, also known as Two-Face." - DailyMail
6/12/20 "A cat named Cole got himself into quite a predicament. Cole, who is under the care of Lola Cullen, went outside Sunday evening and didn't come back. He ended up at the top of a towering tree, where he spent five days including Wednesday night when strong storms and winds swept through the area." "A black cat, Cole is one of many stray cats taken in by Cullen over the years." - Mansfield News Journal
6/12/20 VIDEO: "A lost cat and its owners have been reunited after they were separated on a road trip 56 days ago. A West Virginia rest stop was the last place Zach and Holly Tobin saw their beloved cat, “Luna.” They were moving back to the U.S. after living abroad in London, and were making the trip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. Tragedy struck when they stopped at a rest stop in Huntington, West Virginia." - abc8NEWS
6/12/20 "Just like with humans, the advertising to use CBD oil for pets is everywhere. But how do you know how much to give, or if it even works? Respected pet brands have been doing a lot of studies and research to see what the safe dosing levels should be and whether it actually works." - austin360
6/12/20 "The COVID-19 pandemic may have many people feeling anxious. But if you happen to own a cat, they may be benefiting from your anxiety. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, and California State University, East Bay, finds that the more neurotic and anxious cat owners are, the more trust and affection they have for their cat." - YubaNet
6/12/20 "Photographer Andrew Marttila has a job that would make any animal lover swoon: He specialises in capturing the cuteness and quirks of our feline friends. Insider spoke to Marttila in 2018 about one of his projects, "Cats on Catnip," which offers a humorous, uninhibited look at cats enjoying the green stuff." - BusinessInsiderAustralia
6/12/20 "Growing up with pets can make your life a thousand times blessed and wonderful. People tend to have certain animals as pets. Many people choose cats as their pets. Cats are very subtle animals and growing with them over the years would give so many amazing moments for your life. And for sure, who would not love to have that little purr in the house?" - News Lagoon
6/11/20 "Coast Guard crews in London found a cat stranded on a little patch of land on the River Thames. Rescuers were amused that the cat seemed to do everything it could to evade the rescue attempts. It made for a pretty funny sight as the cat climbed the body of one rescuer before deciding to swim away." - wearecentralpa
6/11/20 "Although many states loosened stay-at-home orders, we all need to remain cautious. An indoor housecat offers insights on making the most of staying at home." "Perhaps one lesson learned from COVID-19 is that many of us usually pursue a constant state of chasing our tails. Taking time to slow down, purr and reflect quietly on the purpose of our lives may prove quite fruitful." - PsychCentral
6/18/20 "Cats have truly unique personalities. They can be unpredictable, persuasive, affectionate, joyful, and bossy! It’s amazing how they can show us all of their possible emotions in just one very expressive look. It’s true — once you bring a cat into your home, life will never be boring again. Bright Side made a funny collection of cat photos for you. These cute little guys will show you what real emotions look like." - Bright Side
6/18/20 "The question effectively asks why cats are white all over. It is because they have a dominant gene symbolised by the letter W which removes pigment from the hair strands. It does this by removing the pigment creating cells in the skin. These are called melanocytes. Genes are on chromosomes and chromosomes are in the DNA of cats. The DNA is in the nucleus of the cells of the cat." - PoC
6/17/20 "In 2018 Narnia hit the internet celebrity scene. He was the latest “two-faced” feline at that time and different because it was grey and black fur. He was born on March 28 2017 at the home of Chatterie de la Grâce in Paris. I believe that he is a British Shorthair." "He has fathered two kittens that have taken their colouring from each side of his face." - PoC
6/17/20 "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, Tira, Maki-Tanila, and Lohi (2019) thus set forth to examine the behaviors of different cat breeds as well as the heritability of their behaviors..." - Psychology Today
6/17/20 "If you are thinking to bring a cat in your home to nurture, then first make sure this is not your first time. But if you are a first-time pet owner, then you may not be able to handle any type of cat breed. So, here are some popular cats that are the perfect fit for first-time cat owners." - Pinkvilla
6/16/20 VIDEO: "The cat who inspired James Bowen's bestselling book and film A Street Cat Named Bob, has died at the age of 14. Hodder & Stoughton, the publisher of Bowen's book, confirmed Bob's death in a statement on Tuesday (16 June), writing: "As James and Bob continued to find fans all over the world, Bob led an incredible life meeting well-wishers at book signings, travelling the world and coping with feline fame." - INDEPENDENT
6/16/20 "Why does this Ragdoll look so angry all the time? There can only be two possible reasons (1) he IS angry all the time or (2) his face just looks like he is angry. It is a false impression. The second reason is clearly the right one. It begs the question whether domestic cats can look angry when they are in a relaxed, non-aggressive state." - PoC
6/16/20 "Any cat can overheat however they will struggle more if they are long haired, flat faced, overweight or elderly. If your cat is any of these please keep a close eye on hot days. If cats overheat and are unable to cool themselves down they can become very ill. If you notice your cat panting, drooling, being lethargic or wobbly on their feet then please phone your vet as these may be signs that they are overheating." - WOKINGHAM
6/15/20 "The question is asking whether it is beneficial to a cat when they are left alone all day to leave on a radio to produce some background sounds. Having spent 25 minutes researching this, I cannot find any solid information which confirms that it is beneficial except for cat music." - PoC
6/15/20 "Five-year-old Amaya Penny adopted two cats from a Wake County shelter in March after she fell in love with the pair on a Facebook Live video. She and her mother, Sonje Penny, chose Annie, a long-haired tabby, and Thomas, a black-and-white tuxedo cat. They were the most affectionate cats on the SPCA of Wake County’s virtual shelter tours." - The Herald-Sun
6/15/20 "There are several ways to convince your parents to buy you a cat. It may take a while, but if you follow through with your plan, it could work. There are a couple steps to getting your parents to get you a cat or a kitten. Responsibility is a big key to convincing your parents to get you a cat, such as doing your chores without asking or helping with dinner and so on." - The Gazette
6/14/20 "Spring marks the beginning of “kitten season,” a time of year when thousands of homeless kittens inundate animal shelters and stretch foster families to their limits. Kitten season, otherwise known as feline breeding season, takes place during warm months but varies across the country, and many shelters experience the bulk of their cat and kitten intake during this time." - Enid News & Eagle
6/19/20 "I was idly watching YouTube videos late in the evening and bumped into some interviews of Christopher Walkern who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role of Nick in The Deer Hunter." "...he briefly mentioned his cat. As I recall he mentioned that he was being interviewed at home and his cat wandered in with a mouse, dumped it down in front of him and asked him to play with it." - PoC
6/19/20 "Out of the more than six million cats padding around on our planet, a mere 45 breeds exist. Of those, only 11 are longhaired by definition (although another 12 can have long hair), according to Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats." - Reader's Digest
6/19/20 [Editor's Note: Also see the page about plants and flowers which are toxic to cats here.]
"We love filling our homes with plants. We also love cats. The combo is often pretty delightful – what’s prettier than a tortoiseshell kitty poking its head through a jungle of leaves? But there’s a major problem with our plant-and-pet dreams: Some of the most popular and highly Instagrammed houseplants are toxic to cats." - METRO
6/19/20 [Editor's Note: Also see the page about plants and flowers which are toxic to cats here.]
"Q: I want to brighten my home with some new houseplants, but they need to be safe for my cats, who explore everything. Are philodendron and spider plants harmless if cats eat them? If not, can you suggest some cat-safe houseplants?" - Reading Eagle
6/19/20 VIDEO: "Renowned humorist and beloved fantasy writer, Terry Pratchett once said, “In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this”. A remembrance of this godlike status may explain Luna’s, the kitty who is sitting atop her hooman’s head because she wants attention, actions." - HindustanTimes
6/18/20 "Of all the places a cat can hang out, why do do many of them want to hang out in boxes? According to researchers, cats that spend time in close confines are measurably less stressed than those remaining in the open. As Curt Stager tells Martha Foley, it's not just house cats who feel this way." - NorthCountryPublicRadio
6/18/20 "One winter, Bob and I started feeding one cat that showed up on the farm during a blizzard. We didn’t know where it came from, but it looked hungry. Of course, we had to set out food for it. That cat was very shy. For a time, we thought it had died because we hadn’t seen her after that blizzard. It wasn’t until spring that we saw her again. Our feeding wayward cats all started because of that cat eighteen years ago." - Wisconsin State Farmer
6/18/20 "As millions of Americans spend unprecedented amounts of time at home, it also means spending unprecedented amounts of time with their pets. And for cat owners who have sensitivities to cat allergens, this can create unforeseen challenges. According to a recent study by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute and Purina Pro Plan, three in four cat owners say their relationship with their cat is a core part of their health and well-being." - Index-Journal
6/18/20 "I am constantly reading, have radio news shows playing for hours on end and have downloaded so many podcasts I could drive across the country without repeating a show. Yet, I learned something this week that I had never even considered. And it had nothing to do with a disease or injustice or even the never-ending, incessant, mind-numbing wind. Instead, I learned there is an actual “Kitten Season.”" - McCook Gazette
6/18/20 "If you've been on the fence about adopting a companion pet this far into 2020, now is the best time to commit. One of the best ways to enrich your new little friend's environment is with an empty cardboard box (convenient for online shoppers!). Additional low-cost options include laser pointers, ping-pong balls and catnip. However, for more out-of-the-box ideas, here are our suggestions." - ConsumerArrairs
6/18/20 "Dandruff may be a cosmetic inconvenience that many people dread, but cats can suffer from this condition as well. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, shares with pet owners the diverse causes of this condition and how to treat dandruff in a feline friend." - Texas A&M Vet Medicine
6/18/20 "Over the course of 10 years of digging, which commenced in 2004, workers had, of course, come across dozens of animal bones, but these skeletal remains stood out from the rest. Were these skeletons in the closet from Byzantine times? Or were they not as sinister as they seemed?" - Daily Sabah
6/22/20 VIDEO: "The rise of Limecat, that mid-’00s meme of a cat with a lime on its head, must’ve sent shockwaves through the feline world. The humiliation of cats had gone digital. A cat with a piece of fruit placed over its noggin like a helmet could now be spread around the globe almost instantaneously. For many years following the meme, the cats could only hope that they wouldn’t be next in line to be turned into internet jokes. For many years, they lived in fear." "Now, into this darkness, steps Pearl, a cat dead set on protecting his species from further fruit-related shaming by guarding a watermelon farm in Thailand." - AV CLUB
6/22/20 "In a complex world at this complex time, one of the obviously complicated issues is when-if-how to return to a more out-of-the-house, less socially isolated existence. But what about our animals? For most dogs and cats who find themselves treasured family members, social isolation has actually been reason to celebrate. Sure, there have been really funny videos of dogs desperately hiding from owners seeking the 1,001st walk around the block as one of the few outside activities allowed these past months, but our pets have mostly benefited from a whole lot of extra attention." - The Daily Journal
6/22/20 VIDEO: "We are officially in the dog days of summer and that means rising temperatures can be a direct threat to our pets. In fact, because animals don’t sweat like humans, their whole anatomy is completely different when it comes to cooling down. Sometimes it’s the heat during the summer months that can result in heatstroke for our furry family members." "Dr. Jen Klabunde with Northwood Animal Hospital in Grand Traverse County says it only takes minutes for an animal to experience serious consequences of heat. That’s why it’s never a good idea to leave your dog in a car during the summer, even if you’re just running a quick errand." - 9and10NEWS
6/22/20 "It is because he is switched on at night. It is as if someone switched him over from domestic to wild. This is because he is programmed to be active at dawn and dusk (crepuscular) and throughout the night, depending on the individual cat. Domestic cats don’t regard night as sleep time. They see it as kill time. Active time." - PoC
6/22/20 "Veterinarians have an important role to play when it comes to improving the welfare of animals. Despite being one of the most coveted professions, there are challenges that veterinarians must have to deal with from time to time. Many have to remind themselves to exercise caution at the workplace while at the same time putting in place the right measures to prevent animal-related injuries." - Vet Candy
6/22/20 "Estimates suggest around 84,000 extra kittens could be born because fewer vets are carrying out neutering procedures during the pandemic. That means cat owners are being told to try to keep female cats indoors, to reduce the impact of a seasonal boom in kitten numbers being exacerbated by the UK’s lockdown." - METRO
6/22/20 "Cat parents sneezing and coughing is not because of the fur, it is the spit of the feline that causes allergy, scientists have found in a new research.
The scientists have concluded this after 10 years of research and have attributed the allergic reaction to a protein in cat saliva called Fel d1, the Daily Mail reported. The protein sticks ti cat's fur when it washes itself and when humans come in contact with the fur, it triggers allergic reactions" - NEWS18
6/21/20 "In a short clip posted on Instagram, the four-legged family is seen waiting patiently in front of their respective bowls. They all stare attentively up at their dad, waiting for his signal. Suddenly, when he gives the command, all the pets (kitty included), throw themselves onto their food. They are so well trained that they refused to eat a single bite without their dad’s ok. We’d all seen it done with dogs. But with cats? We’re simply amazed." - Wamiz
6/21/20 "...cats easily rule over dogs and managed to take over their beds. Though both canines and felines are adorable to humans. Both can settle beautifully with us but what makes cat steal beds of their buddy is unpredictable. Here is some mischievous and hilarious compilation of moments caught by the parents of both dog and cat at their house." - HIPTORO
6/21/20 "Dry cat food is a contributing cause of urinary problems (stress is another). Vets call these feline health problems “feline lower urinary tract disorders” or FLUTD. Read any vet’s book or website on the topic and they’ll say the same thing that diet is a component of FLUTD and encouraging your cat to increase water intake is the single biggest thing you can do to alleviate the condition." - PoC
6/20/20 "Bemused Sarah Mumby, 38, said the bizarre behaviour appears to stem from a love of rubbish. But unlike other cats, the nine-month-old moggy doesn't seem to like catching animals - only bringing a mouse in once. She said Maggie started by bringing small items into the house before graduating to litter - and now bringing back rubber gloves." - Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News
6/20/20 "I am going to take a more philosophical viewpoint on this topic. I think humans have a disconnect here. Firstly the word “stare” is derogatory because people don’t like other people staring at them. In the human culture looking at someone a lot is called “staring”. It is a criticism. But in the cat culture staring is not a bad thing. It can’t be criticised. It is normal and accepted." - PoC
6/24/20 VIDEO: "An inquisitive feline has become an unlikely viral star after a video of the cute cat sparked an online frenzy, racking up a staggering 156 million views - while leaving social media users baffled over its popularity. The video, which was posted on TikTok by account British Promise Cats last week has racked up an incredible number of views in just a matter of days..." - Daily Mail
6/24/20 "Pusheen — the adorable cartoon cat with more than 12 million social media followers — is stepping into the food world. Let's Bake! A Pusheen Cookbook, created by Chicago-based artist Claire Belton nd chef Dr. Susanne Ng, is set to hit shelves on June 30. The cookbook is being released in honor of the cartoon’s 10th anniversary on the internet. It will feature 40 themed recipes..." - People
6/24/20 "This is called “social play”. It is the way kittens interact with each other. It is different to how children play. Kitten playtime is based on fights and predation (hunting animals) whereas although children sometimes fight their play together is generally cooperative and not agonistic (genuinely combative). The fact that kittens fight-play and play-hunt clearly indicates that the raison d’être of the domestic cat is to be a solitary hunter." - PoC
6/24/20 "Love them or hate them, the peculiar appearance of Sphynx cats is always a subject of fascination among pet owners. From California to Switzerland and Russia, people have shared snaps of their beloved not-so-furry friends which were gathered in a gallery on boredpanda." - Daily Mail
6/24/20 "The Odisha forest department has started a two-year conservation project for fishing cats in Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district. The species is listed as ‘endangered’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List. This means it faces a high threat of extinction in the wild." - DownToEarth
6/24/20 "If you’re dealing with a pill, the first thing you might try is the “sneak” technique: putting the pill inside a tasty morsel of meat, cat food or cream cheese – whatever your cat loves. It should be something she doesn’t get every day. Offer one bite of the treat plain – no pill – then one with the pill, followed by another plain piece to sweeten the deal. When the sneak method works, it’s easiest on both of you." - GoErie
6/24/20 VIDEO: "This is the bizarre moment five cows mob a farm cat to lick and groom it. The cats gave the ginger cat a thorough clean at a dairy farm near Kiev, Ukraine, in footage taken by Sergey Vasilevich. The purring cat appears to enjoy the cow's attention as they poke their heads through the bars of their pen to reach it." - Daily Mail
6/23/20 "Cat lovers across the country can’t wait until a home for feral cats reopens on Lanai. The Lanai Cat Sanctuary has been receiving calls, emails and social media messages asking when it will reopen, but that still has not been determined, said the sanctuary’s executive director, Keoni Vaughn. The sanctuary, which now has about 670 cats, closed March 17, before the statewide coronavirus lockdown and order for out-of-state travelers to quarantine for two weeks." - Star Advertiser
6/23/20 "For six days, several Westfield families were keeping a watchful eye on a cat that appeared to be stuck in a tree. There were two unsuccessful attempts by the Westfield Fire Department to get her down, with the theory that the noise of the truck frightened her, and she retreated further." - TAP into Scotch Plains/Fanwood
6/23/20 "The use of cannabidiol-rich hemp products is becoming popular among pet owners with no long-term safety data related to consumption in adult dogs and cats. The purpose of this study was to determine the single-dose oral pharmacokinetics of cannabidiol, and to provide a preliminary assessment of safety and adverse effects during 12-week administration using a hemp-based product in healthy dogs and cats." - Vet Candy
6/23/20 "...what other techy treats are on the market to prevent kitty from climbing the curtains? Well, funnily enough, there’s absolutely loads of fun stuff for your furry friend to spend some time playing. We all know cats love to hunt, so if you’d like to avoid having to explain to your elderly neighbor why her budgerigar is in your cat’s gob." - KnowTechie
6/23/20 "Cats need our help to stay healthy throughout their lives, but should be given extra attention in their senior years. Thanks to better health care, cats are living much longer today, and they are generally considered seniors when they reach 11 or 12 years old." - Daily Herald
6/26/20 "An incredibly rare furry friend has found a loving home in New York. Milo -- previously named "Bill" while at the shelter -- is a male tortoiseshell kitty, and while that may not seem to be all that exciting, his genetics prove to be out of the ordinary." "Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) says with the most common chromosome combos, calicos and tortoiseshell felines are almost exclusively female -- but there's even more to the story." - Dayton247NOW
6/26/20 "It’s been said that cat’s spend 70% of their lives asleep. And because of this, it might actually mean that there’s more to it than just sleep. Cats sleep a lot for a few reasons, actually. One of which is because of their high protein diet, they need to sleep so that their bodies can break down food properly. Another is that your cat isn’t actually fast asleep every time they appear to be sleeping." - Cole and Marmalade
6/26/20 "The year Muffy Jones knew she needed to get involved, hundreds of cats were being euthanized by the municipal animal pound. Some were injured or sick, others were feral, but a lot of them just had nowhere to go. She was horrified at the number of healthy cats being put down, so she founded the Cat’s Meow Society in 1998 with four friends. Their mission was two fold: first to re-home cats that had been given up, and second, to financially help people spay and neuter their pets." - North Island Gazette
6/26/20 "I have been a cat lover for as long as I can remember though never got around to actually owning one. When Wriggley or W, the stray cat strolled into my life, he was all of 4 months. His round green eyes with two black teardrops around his inner eyelids had me fall head over heels – it was love at first sight." - EuroWeekly
6/25/20 "Keeping your cat happy and healthy isn't always straightforward, especially when your feline friend starts behaving in unusual ways. Isider spoke with veterinarians to find out their solutions to the most common problems that cat owners face. Here's how to deal with everything from hairballs to accidents outside of the litter box." - INSIDER
6/25/20 VIDEO: "While cats are renowned for selective socialism with other pets in the family, comical footage of one such cat fishing with a rod and playing with the other has triggered laughter on the internet. Nearly 8 seconds long clip was shared on Twitter by the page Welcome to Nature and was captioned as when the pet cats have a cat to play with." - RepublicWorld
6/25/20 "My cat, Ducky, has had quite the life. I got her two months into my time teaching English in South Korea. She had wandered onto the school grounds as a weeks-old kitten, completely alone. The school secretaries called me down to see her, and I was immediately concerned that she was so small and obviously abandoned." - Cleveland
6/25/20 "Let’s get one point clear at the outset. The name of this cat is “Geoffroy’s cat” not “geoffroy cat”. I understand the confusion because it’s quite a tricky name to remember. The cat is named after the French naturalist Geoffroy St Hilaire. It is also known as the “mountain cat”." - PoC
6/24/20 "A month ago, a pregnant cat was brought to the Nevada SPCA for a chance at a better life. Kathy Stankiewicz, a shelter volunteer, took her home to foster. A few days later, a litter of kittens was born but the cat mom, Misty, came down with an upper respiratory infection. The next 10 days were very tough on the little family. Though Misty managed to improve with medical care, her kittens struggled due to their weak immune system." - LoveMeow
6/24/20 "Cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the world, but which one makes a better pet? It’s a debate that has long divided animal lovers. Obviously, there’s a well-acknowledged difference between cats and dogs, and people like them both for different reasons. One quality people like in cats is their independence. They appreciate a pet that can take care of himself." - Fowler Tribune
6/23/20 "As a concerned cat guardian I rely on my cat to decide how much water he needs to drink in a day to sustain him provided water is unlimited which it always is for the well cared for domestic cat. What I am saying is that I have to rely on someone else more expert than me to tell me how to determine an average adult cat’s daily water requirement." - PoC
undated "Cats are living memes. They go from 200 MPH racing around the house to completely zonked out, and back to playing all in the span of 30 minutes. I’ve seen it! For many reasons, I’ve had to keep a close eye on Frodo and Sprout, and on more than one occasion, I’ve fallen into some cat naps myself, as if they’re convincing me to adopt their lifestyle. They have a point. It’s been really nice." - Stephen Guise
6/28/20 "On June 16, a 77-year-old woman taking a walk around 7:30 p.m. found Koko, a female cat who belongs to a neighbor, staring into the canal and acting strangely. When she followed the cat's gaze, she discovered a man lying on his back in a 60-centimeter-wide and 40-cm-deep canal. The water was about 15 cm deep. Calling out for help to her 48-year-old daughter who lives nearby, she immediately went to the man's rescue" - The Japan Times
6/28/20 "Most people may agree to the fact that when it comes to our furry little feline friends: the more, the merrier. This particular Twitter user and cat parent just took that notion to a whole new level by giving us an immense furry overload.
Posted to Twitter on June 28, the image was shared alongside text reading, “I photoshopped my cat onto the empire state building”." - Hindustan Times
6/28/20 "You know things are serious when even the animals are practicing social distancing. I saw a pair of alley cats on North Main in Pratt face off on a lawn the other day and it was rather fascinating. They just stared at each other without saying a thing. Or at least I couldn’t hear anything from my car. The gray cat stood with tail close to its body and kept its eyes on the yellow cat lying on the lawn. The yellow cat’s fur looked like it was ruffled up or wet." - PrattTribune
6/27/20 "A devastated family is threatening an animal shelter with legal action for refusing to return their lost cat and blanking their messages. Patricia Donegan says she’s tried everything to get her beloved Bobby home after he went missing and was handed to Warrington Animal Welfare (WAW) in early May. She says someone from the shelter told her they had no intention of returning her pet, branding her an ‘irresponsible’ owner because her ginger tabby hadn’t been microchipped or neutered." - METRO
6/27/20 AUDIO: "Although dogs first appear in Stone Age carvings as early as ten thousand, B.C., it was not until almost eight thousand years later, around two thousand, B.C., that the cat appeared in Egyptian records. It was a lean, Abyssinian-like cat, and was closely associated with the cat-headed goddess, Bast. These animals were working deities, earning their keep by ridding granaries of rodents. The cat was so important as a defense against famine and disease in Egypt that the punishment for killing a feline, even by accident, was death." - Alabama Public Radio
6/27/20 "A lot of you have written to me and told me how much you enjoy the columns about the cats. Cooper appreciates it greatly, but is a little peeved to have to share the spotlight with Eevee and Severus. For as long as this column has been written, the cat columns have been solely about Cooper. Last summer, our younger daughter moved back home, bringing with her a pair of cats. They were a bonded pair, so we certainly could not refuse their entry into our home." - The Enterprise
6/27/20 "When choosing a gift for your favorite furry pet does not have to buy special expensive house, because with great pleasure, he will live in a simple cardboard box. Conducted research has proven that cats feel in this refuge in complete safety. This is evidenced by the results of the experiment veterinarian Claudia Vink, Utrecht University. Specialist divided the cats into two groups." - The Times Hub
6/27/20 "June brings the official start of summer, offering plenty of outdoor activities for the entire family, including beloved family pets. Hiking, biking, swimming and backpacking with the family does not apply to just dogs anymore. With the new trend of “Adventure Cats” sweeping social media, pet owners of cats and dogs are now bringing them along for off leash adventures." - Tewksbury Town Crier
6/27/20 "Many may attest to the fact that free riders are annoying, to say the least. Whether it be friends who always want you to pick them up for a hangout session or acquaintances who say they’ll pay you back for covering them during a meal out but never do. However, this particular free rider is so charming that you may forgive all its antics and personally invite it to encroach on your space." - HindustantTimes
6/27/20 VIDEO: "A good friend may not be able to take your pain away completely, be it physical or emotional. But they are bound to stick by you through the grieving process, which in itself can offer a whole lot of relief. At least, so is shown in this adorable video of a feline comforting an injured doggo." - HindustanTimes
6/26/20 VIDEO: "When a small group of people get organized for change, it really can happen," said Jane Pierantozzi. "20 years ago, she started an animal shelter out of her own house, which has grown to change the landscape of animal rights in Delaware. Faithful Friends Animal Society began when Pierantozzi noticed that thousands of cats and dogs were unjustly killed within local shelters. She and her friends started to adopt and care for some of them." - 6abc
6/26/20 "Bake Off Star Kim-Joy is judging a summer baking competition to help unwanted cats. The cat-loving celebrity baker will pick the overall winner of Cats Protection’s Pawsome Afternoon Tea at Your Place happening on the charity’s social media sites throughout July and raising funds for cats in the charity’s care. The competition will consist of weekly cat-themed baking challenges with entrants asked to post a photo of their creation along with a hashtag. Cats Protection will select the weekly winners, with Kim-Joy naming her overall champion at the end of July." LondonPost
6/30/20 "Cats were domesticated by humans thousands of years ago and ever since we have been inseparable from one another. Not only are cats incredibly friendly but they can also help us to keep our houses clean, as the original reason for their domestication was for pest control. Your moggy will hunt out any rodents helping to keep your home clean and disease-free. Because of this, cats have a special place in our lives and are found in millions of homes around the world".." - KHTS
6/30/20 "A Dorchester County animal shelter reconnects a cat and its owner after two years apart. Local animal shelter Dorchester Paws says that earlier this week they reconnected their feline friend Tally with its owner, Russ. According to Dorchester Paws, they were able to use microchips now imbedded in their rescues to help make extraordinary reunions like this one.”" - live5news
6/30/20 "There’s an unassuming lemonade stand on Seawall Road in Southwest Harbor that’s doing more than selling refreshment to its customers. Run by Harper Robinson and Elias Coombs, they’re helping provide nourishment to a large homeless population in Southwest Harbor that almost no one ever sees. Feral Cats. “The kids just wanted to help out with the animals somehow, and we decided to do it locally,” said Daisy Harper, Elias’s stepmom." - WABI5
6/30/20 "Back in 2008, Vicky Swainson was moving house when her beloved cat Gucci disappeared. The black and white cat leapt into an allotment close to their house in Gildersome, near Leeds, and despite searching, Vicky couldn’t find him. She placed dozens of missing cat posters and walked two miles almost every day from her new home in Morley to her old property hoping to cross his path." - METRO
6/30/20 "A rare brain surgery performed by Washington State University veterinarians is giving one retired Japanese show cat a chance at a longer life, free of diabetes. That cat is HoneyBee, a 10-year-old purebred Maine Coon. Some say she looks more like a miniature bobcat. HoneyBee was admitted earlier this month at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital with a pituitary gland tumor at the base of her brain." - WSU INSIDER
6/30/20 "In a slump you can't get out of? Feeling unmotivated and ready to climb back into bed even if the day just began? Take a deep breath, open your computer, and take a few moments to look at these cute photos of cats. Seriously! Gazing at photos of adorable little felines just doing their thing has been proven to put you in a better mood instantly." - Woman's Day
6/29/20 "Although there are ten imaginative hypotheses as to why Manx cats have no tails, there is one genuine and less colourful reason which is that the Manx gene cropped up spontaneously as a naturally occurring mutation on the Isle of Man centuries ago. This gene became established because of prolonged inbreeding amongst the tailless cats because they were confined to a small island." - PoC
6/29/20 "When I walked onto the grounds of Gachen Lama Khiid at Erdenetsogt in Mongolia’s Khangai Mountains, nearly the first thing I saw was a cat sunning himself outside the temple. Cats are not especially popular as companion animals in Mongolia, but when I thought about it, the cat’s presence made sense. I confirmed my suspicion later as I drank salty milk tea with the monastery’s head lama." - GoErie
6/29/20 VIDEO: "One inquisitive cat has proved music isn't for everyone after being left in a panic-stricken state while trying to escape the piano. The ginger cat was captured sitting on the piano lid by a TikTok user, thought to be based in Ohio, but when he tried to descend, he got a nasty shock as he stepped on the keys." - Daily Mail
6/29/20 "Help your pet avoid veterinary emergencies this summer. Following is a list of warm-weather dangers and how you can help your pet avoid them. If your pet should be affected by any one of these, seek veterinary attention immediately:"
6/27/20 "No, domestic cats do not understand the words, “I love you” but they understand the affection delivered by the sound of your voice when saying the words. There are two reasons for this. Firstly these are the words of the English language. A Frenchman might ask whether their cat understand the words, “Je t’aime”. Or anybody in any other country might ask whether their cat understand their language and clearly domestic cats don’t and can’t." - PoC
6/29/20 "Q My elderly cat Tater Tot is losing his appetite for dry cat food, but he loves the tuna I eat. Now that he's eating only tuna, I guess I should ask if that's OK for him.
A It seems you have two concerns: Tater Tot's recent disinterest in dry food and his all-tuna diet I'm suspicious that Tater Tot may be experiencing mouth pain that makes crunching dry food uncomfortable, so I suggest he see his veterinarian as soon as possible.." - Democrat Gazette
6/1/20 "It’s easy to look at our feline companions and wonder how they see the world. If you want to gain some insight and expertise about your cat’s vision, this article will look in-depth at whether cats can see in color. We’ll also discuss other aspects of cats’ vision and look at how different it is from a human’s." - TruePetsLover
6/1/20 VIDEO: "An Australian woman was reunited with her cat after the pet stowed away on a neighbor's moving truck and took a journey of more than 700 miles. Georgia Whipp of Longreach, Queensland, said her neighbors moved out Friday night, and she noticed about a half hour after the moving truck left that her cat, P-Puss, was missing." - UPI
6/1/20 "This is a photograph of Grayson Perry’s sculpture of a cat which he has uploaded to Twitter hours ago. I have no idea what it signifies if anything. It is grand and important. There appears to be a very large Asian influence. It is easy to see a Thai temple cat influence and the Burmese and Indonesian temple cats are very similar too." - PoC
6/1/20 "...pet owners can take steps to reduce their pet's carbon footprint. Some of these choices are easier than others, like buying pet toys and accessories made from natural or recyclable materials and choosing pet food without wasteful packaging. Other questions are more vexing, particularly those related to pet waste." - Earth911
6/1/20 "Does your pet hate bath time? Maybe nail clipping causes your pet to squirm uncontrollably. Chances are there's at least one part of the grooming process that you prefer to leave to the professionals. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced some grooming businesses to close or change their hours." - KRCR News
6/1/20 "A beloved pet cat missing for ten years has been reunited with her owner after ten years roaming the streets of Melbourne. Georgia Tsatsaris, 54, last saw her Birman cat, Mishka, when she put her into her outdoor enclosure in Chadstone in the city's southeast in 2010. But when she returned home that night her cat was nowhere to be found." - Daily Mail
6/1/20 "Ask anyone who ever spent time on a farm or ranch, and they’ll tell you when it comes to catching mice and rats, nothing beats a good barn cat. These are not your typical cuddly kitties who like to lounge on your lap. These cats, according to the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society, are more interested in living a life outside.
With so many such cats available, the NEAHS announced Monday it’s new Barn Cat Program." - KAIT8
6/1/20 "The Cat Protection Society Victoria (CPSV) Behaviourist, Natalya Dundovich said in a press release that cat owners should be aware of their cat's behaviour when they return back to work, especially if their furry friends actively seek human interaction." - Lifehacker
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