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TOM and JERRY: 80 YEARS OF CAT v MOUSE

2/8/2020  "A cartoon cat, sick of the annoying mouse living in his home, devises a plot to take him out with a trap loaded with cheese. The mouse, wise to his plan, safely removes the snack and saunters away with a full belly.

You can probably guess what happens next. The story ends as it almost always does: with the cat yelling out in pain as yet another plot backfires against him." - BBC


5/14/20 - 5/17/20

• ‘Cat man of Mylapore’ comes up with lockdown feeding strategy for felines

• ‘Cat man of Mylapore’ comes up with lockdown feeding strategy for felines

• ‘Cat man of Mylapore’ comes up with lockdown feeding strategy for felines

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5/17/20  "" - One day, over two decades ago, when a clowder of stray cats was roaming around on the premises of his apartment complex looking for food, S.R. Prakash fed them. With the food offered to them being delicious, the felines returned to the same place the next day, and Prakash fed them again." -  The Hindu

• We wanted to know where Madagascar’s mysterious ‘forest’ cats came from

• ‘Cat man of Mylapore’ comes up with lockdown feeding strategy for felines

• ‘Cat man of Mylapore’ comes up with lockdown feeding strategy for felines

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• 5/17/20  "Being separated from all other land masses since the late Cretaceous, when dinosaurs still dominated many parts of the Earth, Madagascar has long been referred to as a "natural laboratory of evolution”. Its long isolation resulted in unique fauna and flora, most of which have evolved in place." - TheConversation

• Maine Coon youngster with the grandest ears

• ‘Cat man of Mylapore’ comes up with lockdown feeding strategy for felines

• Chubby cat that was double recommended weight beats the bulge with charity's help

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5/16/20  "I am very impressed by this Maine Coon youngster. This is another cat from the Cattery Marvel Forest in Russia. The ears of this cat are the part of their anatomy which caught my eye. The Russian breeders are guided by the World Cat Federation (WCF) as I recall..." PoC

• Chubby cat that was double recommended weight beats the bulge with charity's help

• Chubby cat that was double recommended weight beats the bulge with charity's help

• Chubby cat that was double recommended weight beats the bulge with charity's help

5/16/20  "A chunky cat who had become accustomed to eating human foods and not exercising has beat the bulge after a lifestyle overhaul. Jinky tipped the scales at nearly 11kg when he was taken in to the care of Cats Protection after his owner died. The 13-year-old had been living the life of luxury as an indoor cat and weighed more than double the recommended weight of a normal cat." - GlasgowLive

• How's your pet's life in quarantine?

• Chubby cat that was double recommended weight beats the bulge with charity's help

• Battersea boss offers insight into how its dogs and cats are coping in lockdown

5/16/20  "Momma Kisses needed some mommy time. So while her human, certified public accountant Terri Shoemaker, was on a video-call with her boss, Momma Kisses took matters into her own paws. “My cat walked across the keyboard and hung up on my boss,” Shoemaker said. “My pets are very needy.” Stay-at-home orders resulting from the coronavirus pandemic are affecting not only humans, but their pets as well." - Herald-Mail Media

• Battersea boss offers insight into how its dogs and cats are coping in lockdown

• Chubby cat that was double recommended weight beats the bulge with charity's help

• Battersea boss offers insight into how its dogs and cats are coping in lockdown

5/16/20  "Life under lockdown has yielded an unexpected bonus for some of Battersea’s loneliest animals – unlimited cat cuddles and double daily walkies. The south London-based charity, ordinarily home to up to 400 cats and dogs across its three sites, currently has around 60 would-be pets cared for by a skeleton staff as social distancing and temporary safety measures introduced following the coronavirus outbreak continue to pose challenges for operations." - Belfast Telegraph

• Singapore: Cats Maintain Social Distancing, ... 'Cats Can Do What Humans Can't'

• Singapore: Cats Maintain Social Distancing, ... 'Cats Can Do What Humans Can't'

• Singapore: Cats Maintain Social Distancing, ... 'Cats Can Do What Humans Can't'

5/15/20  "In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, authorities across the world have imposed strict social distancing measures including the rule to stand six feet apart while shopping. However, it seems like not only humans, but animals are abiding by it too." - Republic World

• Did this cat just say ‘I love you’? Watch the video to find out

• Singapore: Cats Maintain Social Distancing, ... 'Cats Can Do What Humans Can't'

• Singapore: Cats Maintain Social Distancing, ... 'Cats Can Do What Humans Can't'

5/15/20  VIDEO: "It’s no lie that the Internet is crazy about cats. But honestly, why wouldn’t netizens be? The furry little creatures are mischievous, independent, and usually as cute as a button. Well, this pet parent who is losing all his cool over his cat potentially saying ‘I love you’ illustrates just how truly admired these four-legged beasts are." - HindustanTimes

• Cat has a dry nose

• Singapore: Cats Maintain Social Distancing, ... 'Cats Can Do What Humans Can't'

• Are cat ear mites contagious to humans?

5/15/20  ".I see that some cat owners are concerned that their cat’s nose is dry or they want to know if it is okay. They must mean that the nose leather (the tip of the nose) is dry. As my cat was on my lap I ran my finger over his nose leather and it was dry. I did it several times and he let me do it without complaint" - PoC

• Are cat ear mites contagious to humans?

• Japan now has cat-shaped cheesecake – Too cute to eat, or too delicious not to?

• Are cat ear mites contagious to humans?

5/15/20  "Theoretically or technically cat ear mites are contagious to humans because they can crawl out of a cat’s ear canal onto a person who is handling the cat. However, it hardly ever happens and if it does the mite will be brushed off or fall off. It is not a human health issue. It never has been. They “almost never” infect humans." - PoC

• Japan now has cat-shaped cheesecake – Too cute to eat, or too delicious not to?

• Japan now has cat-shaped cheesecake – Too cute to eat, or too delicious not to?

• Japan now has cat-shaped cheesecake – Too cute to eat, or too delicious not to?

5/14/20  "Neko Neko Cheesecake is a dessert so nice they neko-named it twice. Let’s start with a quick Japanese vocabulary lesson: neko is the Japanese word for “cat.” So now, even if you’ve never studied Japanese before, you know at least one word in the language. Well, actually, if you’re reading this in English, you know at least two Japanese words. That’s because in Japanese, the word for “cheesecake” is “cheesecake” (though the pronunciation gets corrupted a little to cheezukeeki)." - SoraNews24

5/11/20 - 5/13/20

• Finding her lost cat online was a miracle, Henderson County woman says

• Finding her lost cat online was a miracle, Henderson County woman says

• Finding her lost cat online was a miracle, Henderson County woman says

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5/13/20  VIDEO: "When times are tough, we often look for a glimmer of hope. For Shannon Perry, that glimmer was actually more of a meow."It's heartwarming but absolutely incredible. I believe in miracles now I guess," says Perry, who reunited with her long lost cat last Thursday after two years." - 13WLOS

• 5 Superhero Stories For Cat People

• Finding her lost cat online was a miracle, Henderson County woman says

• Finding her lost cat online was a miracle, Henderson County woman says

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5/13/20  "The world of comics is no stranger to cats — fantasy comics like Saga, The Unwritten, and Monstress are well-known for their fantastic talking cats, and don’t get us started on anthropomorphized cats or the cats of humor comics. There is no shortage of cats in this glorious medium." - SyFyWire

• Commune with cats, encounter ‘The Encounter,’ and hang out with Harry

• Finding her lost cat online was a miracle, Henderson County woman says

• Commune with cats, encounter ‘The Encounter,’ and hang out with Harry

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5/13/20  AUDIO: "Cat videos are an Internet staple — and they might be even more essential as we spend a lot more time watching our small screens. Enter the Quarantine Cat Film Festival, which will screen online beginning June 19 and will be made up exclusively of videos submitted directly to the festival by pet owners." - TheOlympian

• Cat... meets rug and then does this. Watch funny feline video

• Cat... meets rug and then does this. Watch funny feline video

• Commune with cats, encounter ‘The Encounter,’ and hang out with Harry

5/13/20  VIDEO: "Cats are pretty smart. However, there are times when they act like major weirdoes and showcase such behaviour which the simple minds of mortals, read hoomans, may find extremely difficult to grasp. Just like this video which shows a cat suddenly breaking into a bizarre behaviour before resuming back to normal." - HindustanTimes

• Satire: Dogs and cats react to the quarantine

• Cat... meets rug and then does this. Watch funny feline video

• Satire: Dogs and cats react to the quarantine

5/13/20  "While many have studied and acknowledged the impact of the quarantine on the economy, local business and healthcare workers, few have examined the effect the lockdown has had on our furry animal companions. Dogs and cats, man’s best friend and man’s casual roommate (respectively), have been hit just as hard by this pandemic, albeit in massively different ways." - The Daily Evergreen

• Man reunited with cats after accident

• Cat... meets rug and then does this. Watch funny feline video

• Satire: Dogs and cats react to the quarantine

5/13/20  "They were a long way from their Indiana home, but Roger Wulf found his feline travel partners alive and well in Waynesburg. The cats, Ollie and Buddy, were in the tractor-trailer with Wulf last month when he was involved in an accident on Interstate 79 near mile marker 20 in Greene County." - Observer-Reporter

• This bobcat’s big leap looks like a stunt out of Total Wipeout

• This bobcat’s big leap looks like a stunt out of Total Wipeout

• This bobcat’s big leap looks like a stunt out of Total Wipeout

5/13/20  VIDEO: "A video posted on Twitter shows a bobcat jumping from one pillar to another to cross a stretch of water.  The video has been shared by IFS officer Sudha Ramen. “In all our lives, there will be a moment to take a big leap. Do it right, just like this big cat,” she tweeted along with the video." - HindustanTimes

• Cat videos needed for 'Quarantine Cat Film Festival'

• This bobcat’s big leap looks like a stunt out of Total Wipeout

• This bobcat’s big leap looks like a stunt out of Total Wipeout

5/13/20  "Cats will come to the rescue of independent cinema this June. The Quarantine Cat Film Festival will come to virtual theaters in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, June 19, to support local movie theaters which have been closed worldwide for nearly two months." - WTHR

• 6 Reasons Why You Need a Cat In Your Life Today

• This bobcat’s big leap looks like a stunt out of Total Wipeout

• These Scratchers From Target Are Beach Houses For Kitties

5/13/20  "Cats are the best. Of course, that blanket statement may not be enough to convince you that adding a feline friend to your home is a perfect idea. So, let’s get down to it and we’ll show you some great reasons why you need a cat." - The Jerusalem Post

• These Scratchers From Target Are Beach Houses For Kitties

• These Scratchers From Target Are Beach Houses For Kitties

• These Scratchers From Target Are Beach Houses For Kitties

5/12/20  "Target has done it again! In its Sun Squad line's new summer collection are two brand-new cat-scratcher homes that are essentially beach houses for your kitties — and they're hilarious. The new cardboard houses are easy to put together, and they each feature a scratching pad that acts as the house's floor." - POPSUGAR

• Animal Adoptions continue virtually during pandemic

• These Scratchers From Target Are Beach Houses For Kitties

• Animal Adoptions continue virtually during pandemic

5/11/20  VIDEO: "Across the country, animal shelter cages are being emptied by Americans adopting or fostering animals during the coronavirus pandemic. With the help of technology, meeting a four-legged friend is easier now more than ever." - LocalDVM

5/9/20 - 5/12/20

• Gang of street cats see off curious dog when he ventures into their territory

• Gang of street cats see off curious dog when he ventures into their territory

• Gang of street cats see off curious dog when he ventures into their territory

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5/12/20  VIDEO: "Dog Tuesday was on a walk with his owner in Tampa, Florida when the curious pooch approached the cluster of four felines. Tuesday slowly got closer to the group and then nervously backed away before one bold move caused an unnerved cat to launch itself into the air straight at him. In the clip, the hound can be seen walking along the sidewalk sniffing at the ground as he approaches the cats." - Daily Mail

• 'Husband wants to name our baby after cat - but people say he'll get bullied'

• Gang of street cats see off curious dog when he ventures into their territory

• Gang of street cats see off curious dog when he ventures into their territory

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5/11/20  "Picking a name for your baby is pretty daunting - it is something they'll have with them forever, after all. Many take inspiration from their loved ones, their favourite places or their passions - but one mum-to-be was left baffled when her husband suggested naming it after an unexpected family member. The couple came up with a list of possible names and the woman discovered her other half wanted something slightly unusual." - Mirror

• How to find a lost cat in 9 (easy-ish) steps

• Gang of street cats see off curious dog when he ventures into their territory

• How to find a lost cat in 9 (easy-ish) steps

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5/11/20  "Cats seem to have a sort of homing instinct, which in some cases have guided cats to travel great distances back to their home. While an adventurous indoor/outdoor cat is more likely to roam, a scared cat may not trust his inner compass, get confused and get lost. Once a cat has wandered out of her comfort zone anything can happen to scare her further: barking dogs, wildlife, loud traffic noise, teasing school kids, the list is endless." - Pasadena Star-News

• Why do cats have nine lives and dogs don’t?

• Pizzeria Owner Helps Over 25 Dogs and Cats Get Adopted

• How to find a lost cat in 9 (easy-ish) steps

5/10/20  "A cat has nine lives’ is simply a saying which means that inquisitve domestic cats take risks and often survive those risks because they are very agile, able and athletic. They also have high levels of endurance and persistence and are able to survive difficult times." - PoC

• Pizzeria Owner Helps Over 25 Dogs and Cats Get Adopted

• Pizzeria Owner Helps Over 25 Dogs and Cats Get Adopted

• Pizzeria Owner Helps Over 25 Dogs and Cats Get Adopted

5/9/20  "Mary Alloy, owner of Just Pizza & Wing Co. in Amherst, has been an instrumental helper during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a passionate volunteer for the Niagara County SPCA, Alloy combines the work she does for the nonprofit with her business to make an even bigger impact." - BuffaloRising

• Why do some cats have white socks?

• Pizzeria Owner Helps Over 25 Dogs and Cats Get Adopted

• Pizzeria Owner Helps Over 25 Dogs and Cats Get Adopted

5/9/20  "Many domestic cats have what’s known as ‘socks’ on their legs, but have you ever wondered where this adorable trait comes from? " "All domestic cats are descendant from tabby-coated cats, so how in the world did they get those white socks?" - Wamiz

• Kitty seems to want a discussion with this non-cat person. Her reaction is hilarious

• Kitty seems to want a discussion with this non-cat person. Her reaction is hilarious

• Kitty seems to want a discussion with this non-cat person. Her reaction is hilarious

5/9/20  VIDEO: "Cats - who knows what goes on in their heads? You ask them for cuddles, they’ll look through you as if you don’t exist. You don’t want them near you and suddenly you’re all they care about. That’s probably why this kitty found clearly the most non-cat person in a room full of people to plonk itself on." - HindustanTimes

• Pet Shop: If my cats could write, here's what I hope they'd have to say

• Kitty seems to want a discussion with this non-cat person. Her reaction is hilarious

• Kitty seems to want a discussion with this non-cat person. Her reaction is hilarious

5/9/20  "My friend Maggie Grace passed away about a year ago. We hadn’t known each other long, but bonded over our shared interest in following a health program called The Next 56 Days and our love of cats. She had two cats, Nigel and Sugarfoot. When Maggie became ill and ended up in hospice, she started looking for someone to take in her babies" - Greensboro.com

• Wild ride: Kitten survives trip from south to west Auckland stuck in car engine

• Kitty seems to want a discussion with this non-cat person. Her reaction is hilarious

• Wild ride: Kitten survives trip from south to west Auckland stuck in car engine

5/9/20  "A stray kitten climbed into the engine of a car in Otara, south Auckland, and ended up hitching a ride all the way to West Harbour, in west Auckland, where it was rescued and adopted by a loving family. It was early on Saturday morning when Simone Nicholson put the call out on her local Facebook group, asking for help getting a kitten that was stuck in the motor of her partner's car." - NZHerald

5/7/20 - 5/8/20

• Ten pet-friendly houseplants to keep cats and dogs safe

• Cats, dogs, our beloved furry friends unwavering source of comfort in crisis

• Kitty tries to wake up pupper with the gentlest taps. Watch

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5/8/20  [Note: While this article discusses 'safe' houseplants, it is also valuable to know which plants and flowers are toxic to cats. Read about that here.]  "Pet owners have been advised on the best houseplants to keep that won’t pose any potential dangers to curious furry friends. Plant pros from LazyFlora.com have revealed 10 of the best pet-friendly houseplants that are non-toxic to cats and dogs." - News Guardian

• Kitty tries to wake up pupper with the gentlest taps. Watch

• Cats, dogs, our beloved furry friends unwavering source of comfort in crisis

• Kitty tries to wake up pupper with the gentlest taps. Watch

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5/8/20  VIDEO: "The web is filled with videos of cat and doggo rivalries. But sometimes the Internet blesses us with little nuggets of sweet moments exchanged between these to two archnemeses of the animal kingdom. This is one such video which is so sweet that it feels like it has high-fructose corn syrup poured all over it." - HindustanTimes

• Cats, dogs, our beloved furry friends unwavering source of comfort in crisis

• Cats, dogs, our beloved furry friends unwavering source of comfort in crisis

• Cats, dogs, our beloved furry friends unwavering source of comfort in crisis

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5/8/20  "Lala, a 3-month-old black Lab, romped into Ufuoma George’s life a few weeks ago, just as she retreated into her New York apartment in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Lala, she thought, would be company. But she’s turned out to be so much more." - Fox11News

• 8 Brands Making Stylish (And Fun) Pet Furniture For Dogs and Cats

• 8 Brands Making Stylish (And Fun) Pet Furniture For Dogs and Cats

• Cats, dogs, our beloved furry friends unwavering source of comfort in crisis

5/7/20  "With so much time spent indoors, now is the perfect time to redecorate your home, including that cozy little nook for your pets. Whether you’re looking for a scratching post for your cat or a new bed for your dog, design studios and companies like Portland’'s CAT HAUS and New York City's Dusen Dusen offer stylish — and more importantly, fun and playful — designs that you and your furry friends will enjoy." - Hypebae

• Boy asks for cat food donations instead of birthday gifts

• 8 Brands Making Stylish (And Fun) Pet Furniture For Dogs and Cats

• Boy asks for cat food donations instead of birthday gifts

5/7/20  "Drew Osterbrock loves cats. In his short life, he has rescued several stray kittens. He would even visit the Humane Society of Midland County to visit the kittens and pay the adoption fees for older cats, his mom Suzanne Osterbrock said. For the past few years, Drew has asked people to donate cat food to the humane society instead of buying him gifts for his birthday." - WNEM

• A cat's eye view of the Australian outback

• 8 Brands Making Stylish (And Fun) Pet Furniture For Dogs and Cats

• Boy asks for cat food donations instead of birthday gifts

5/7/20  "Kartika is not a regular cat. The four-year-old Bengal has a social media following and an owner with a taste for adventure. One of her regular activities — aside from chasing ping-pong balls around the house — is travelling through the outback with secondary school teacher Lou Myers, 34." - ABC

• Animals Roam Free In Petra Heritage Site Under Jordan's COVID-19 Lockdown

• Animals Roam Free In Petra Heritage Site Under Jordan's COVID-19 Lockdown

• Animals Roam Free In Petra Heritage Site Under Jordan's COVID-19 Lockdown

5/7/20  "On a recent morning just after sunrise, six cats curl up on top of piles of cushion covers and hand-woven rugs across from the iconic Treasury, the 120-foot-high colonnaded tomb featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." - NPR

• Cute blue kitten and beige hamster

• Animals Roam Free In Petra Heritage Site Under Jordan's COVID-19 Lockdown

• Animals Roam Free In Petra Heritage Site Under Jordan's COVID-19 Lockdown

5/7/20  VIDEO: "A cute blue (grey/blue) kitten and a beige hamster together. The kitten is a little bemused. The hamster is keen to be friends. They’ll probably be great friends when they grow up. I am not sure about the lifespan of hamsters though." - PoC

• Keep Your Cat Busy With a Board Game That Doubles as a Scratch Pad

• Animals Roam Free In Petra Heritage Site Under Jordan's COVID-19 Lockdown

• Keep Your Cat Busy With a Board Game That Doubles as a Scratch Pad

5/7/20  "No matter how much you love playing with your cat, waving a feather toy in front of its face can get monotonous after a while (for the both of you). To shake up playtime, the Cheerble three-in-one board game looks to provide your feline housemate with hours of hands-free entertainment." - Mental Floss

• Jennings brings kitten's joy to feral track cats at Saratoga

• 26 Cats Who Need Quarantine To End So They Can Have Their Space Back

• Keep Your Cat Busy With a Board Game That Doubles as a Scratch Pad

5/7/20  "It'll be awhile before the horse colony can return to Saratoga, but there's still a feral cat colony on the Oklahoma that lives on, healthy and happy because of the diligent attention of Jennings, a volunteer feline advocate who represents the Moore Foundation and cares for the Oklahoma track cats on a daily basis." - The Daily Gazette

• 26 Cats Who Need Quarantine To End So They Can Have Their Space Back

• 26 Cats Who Need Quarantine To End So They Can Have Their Space Back

• 26 Cats Who Need Quarantine To End So They Can Have Their Space Back

5/7/20  "We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how their cats have expressed their displeasure with their hoomans being home. Here are some of the best!" - BuzzFeed

5/6/20 - 5/7/20

• Fraudsters scamming people who want to buy cats & dogs during coronavirus crisis

• Fraudsters scamming people who want to buy cats & dogs during coronavirus crisis

• Fraudsters scamming people who want to buy cats & dogs during coronavirus crisis

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5/7/20  "BEWARE OF CONMEN SELLING PETS. There is a lot of news of people who would not normally adopt a cat or dog deciding to take the plunge because they are confined during the coronavirus lockdowns which are typical of most countries. Scammers are taking advantage of this heightened desire to adopt a cat or dog by inexperienced people. Fraudsters who have no compunction in exploiting any weakness even if it is highly immoral." - PoC

• Olive the Burmese cat loves Bargara beach

• Fraudsters scamming people who want to buy cats & dogs during coronavirus crisis

• Fraudsters scamming people who want to buy cats & dogs during coronavirus crisis

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5/7/20  "Olive the Burmese cat and her owner Katie Matheson have fallen in love with the Bundaberg Region and adore Bargara beach. Seven-month-old Olive is a chocolate Burmese with a peculiar feline personality. She loves to play fetch, explore in nature, going shopping and spend time at the beach. Katie says she acts more like a typical dog rather than a cat." - BundabergNow

• Japanese Bakery Is Now Selling Their Famous Cat-Shaped Bread Online

• Fraudsters scamming people who want to buy cats & dogs during coronavirus crisis

• Hooman interrupts cat’s naptime, it lets her know that is not okay. Watch

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5/7/20  "If you’ve ever been to Japan, you know the nation loves both cats and tasty treats. It’s no surprise then that there’s a bakery branch dedicated to Neko Neko Shokupa (Cat Cat Bread). Shaped like a cat’s head, this soft, fluffy loaf is the ultimate cute snack. And since the COVID-19 lockdowns, Neko Neko Shokupan bakery has now made its specialty available to purchase online." - My Modern Met

• Hooman interrupts cat’s naptime, it lets her know that is not okay. Watch

• Hooman interrupts cat’s naptime, it lets her know that is not okay. Watch

• Hooman interrupts cat’s naptime, it lets her know that is not okay. Watch

5/7/20  VIDEO: "There is a reason ‘catnap’, a short sleep during the day, is named after cats. The reason may be that our furry feline friends are the epitome of nappers. Then, one can only imagine the dismay this kitty, called Babe, feels about being disturbed during her naptime by her pet parent." - HindustanTimes

• Your cat might poop in protest if you have someone new at home

• Hooman interrupts cat’s naptime, it lets her know that is not okay. Watch

• Your cat might poop in protest if you have someone new at home

5/7/20  "Cats are sensitive creatures of habit. Changes in the home, such as a different partner, a newborn baby or another pet, can be stressful for cats. “When there are changes in their kingdom, cats have their own ways of expressing their dissatisfaction, ” says animal psychologist Angela Pruss." - TheStar

• My cats are My Favourite Medicine!

• Hooman interrupts cat’s naptime, it lets her know that is not okay. Watch

• Your cat might poop in protest if you have someone new at home

5/7/20  "Japan is relatively spared from the COVID-19 pandemic. A state of emergency has been in effect throughout the country since 7th April and mandatory lockdown was only imposed since 16th April. The -57 kg world champion Christa DEGUCHI, who wears the colours of Canada but lives in Japan, tells us about her daily life with her two cats." - International judo Federation

• Haji Mohamed Dawjee: Moms and Cats: A Love Story

• Haji Mohamed Dawjee: Moms and Cats: A Love Story

• Haji Mohamed Dawjee: Moms and Cats: A Love Story

5/7/20  "Cats were seen as deities in their own right as well. They were prized because they protected crops from unwanted animals and kept homes free of rodents and other unwelcome pests. But more than that, they provided their owners with their company - unabashed, endearing, maintenance-free company." - EWN

• The Cat Would Like You to Return to Work

• Haji Mohamed Dawjee: Moms and Cats: A Love Story

• Haji Mohamed Dawjee: Moms and Cats: A Love Story

5/7/20  "The first few days you were home it was ... fine. There were long trips to the grocery store and bouts of cooking and panicky housecleaning that mostly kept you out of the way. But now you've hoarded more toilet paper than I have time to shred into a fluffy mountain and you're just ... here. Lingering." - North Coast Journal

• I can feel my cat’s backbone

• Haji Mohamed Dawjee: Moms and Cats: A Love Story

• Cat owner sets up camera to check on ‘worried’ dog and makes amazing discovery

5/7/20  "The question is asking whether your cat is underweight if you can feel the vertebrae running down the spine. I think this is quite a tricky question to answer on the internet in the written word only and I’ll tell you why." - PoC

• Cat owner sets up camera to check on ‘worried’ dog and makes amazing discovery

• Picture of cat with owner and birds in cage with cannabis plant in Paris circa 1910

• Cat owner sets up camera to check on ‘worried’ dog and makes amazing discovery

5/6/20  VIDEO: "A pet owner worried about her dog's anxiety was touched to discover what her pooch and cat got up to while home alone. The owner discovered a close friendship the pets enjoyed when they weren't watching after rewatching their pet camera. The owner explained how they had set up their home CCTV to check on dog Joule, who suffers from anxiety and gets upset when left alone." - MIRROR

• Picture of cat with owner and birds in cage with cannabis plant in Paris circa 1910

• Picture of cat with owner and birds in cage with cannabis plant in Paris circa 1910

• Picture of cat with owner and birds in cage with cannabis plant in Paris circa 1910

5/6/20  "This is an interesting photograph because it contains a strange juxtaposition of various elements. The cat is a tabby-and-white random bred cat judging by appearance. The plant behind the cat is cannabis. To the right of the cannabis is a small aviary. It is considered unwise to have caged birds and a cat in the same home as it is believed that the birds become stressed by the presence of the cat." - PoC

5/4/20 - 5/6/20

• This Cat DNA Test Company Has Seen a Pandemic Spike in Sales. Really.

• This Cat DNA Test Company Has Seen a Pandemic Spike in Sales. Really.

• This Cat DNA Test Company Has Seen a Pandemic Spike in Sales. Really.

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5/6/20  "Anna Skaya founded Basepaws to help you get a little closer to your cat." "Apparently, many are also pondering: What makes my cat tick? That’s according to Anna Skaya, founder of Basepaws, a 3-year-old startup that tests cat DNA (you read that right) in order to discern breed and health information about your favorite feline. She’s learned that people stuck at home want to know more than ever about their furry friends. During the week of April 27, Basepaws received 450 requests for cat coaching and DNA kits, which start at $99 each. And yes, you need to take a swab of your cat’s saliva." - The Story Exchange

• Do domestic cats prefer light or dark?

• This Cat DNA Test Company Has Seen a Pandemic Spike in Sales. Really.

• This Cat DNA Test Company Has Seen a Pandemic Spike in Sales. Really.

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5/6/20  "The question is asking whether domestic cats prefer the amount of light encountered in daytime or at night. There is no doubt that the question has been asked because it is a well-known fact that domestic cats have retinas containing a high percentage of light-sensitive receptors called “rods” which are designed to pick up light under dark conditions and which provide an almost black-and-white image. Therefore somebody has concluded that domestic cats prefer to be in night-time conditions but this is not true." - PoC

• Why do cats stretch their paws when you pet them?

• This Cat DNA Test Company Has Seen a Pandemic Spike in Sales. Really.

• Why do cats stretch their paws when you pet them?

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5/4/20  "Cats normally enjoy being the recipient of human petting. They relate to the person doing it as their mother. This prompts them to knead their mother’s nipple. As there is no nipple the kneading will be against the surface on which the cat is resting. This can a person’s lap or on the bed as two obvious examples. The softer the surface the more likely it is that they’ll knead it as it replicates their mother’s breast." - PoC

• Getting to the veterinarian during coronavirus

• Everything you need at home for fostering a dog or cat

• Why do cats stretch their paws when you pet them?

5/6/20  "While each vet will have his or her own procedures, the American Veterinary Medical Association provides frequently updated guidance to its members on minimizing possible exposure to Covid-19 while providing quality care for pets.

Veterinarians Dr. Will Draper and Dr. Francoise Tyler, who own a number of veterinary clinics in metro Atlanta, immediately implemented virtual telemedicine visits for their clients." - Erie News Now

• Everything you need at home for fostering a dog or cat

• Everything you need at home for fostering a dog or cat

• Everything you need at home for fostering a dog or cat

5/6/20  "Interest in fostering has spiked in the past few months, as many people are home more due to the coronavirus, and if you’re thinking about bringing a foster pet into your life, you may be wondering what kind of supplies you’ll need. In general, shelters will give you all the food and necessities needed to take care of a foster animal, but you may want to invest in the following supplies if you plan to make fostering a regular occurrence." - USA TODAY

• A Guide for First-Time Pet Owners During the Pandemic

• Everything you need at home for fostering a dog or cat

• Everything you need at home for fostering a dog or cat

5/6/20  "With everyone home, many people are becoming first-time pet owners during the coronavirus pandemic. Adoption and foster rates are up all over the country. The ASPCA has seen a nearly 70 percent increase in animals going into foster care through the organization’s New York City and Los Angeles foster programs, compared with the same period in 2019." - The New York Times

• Cat chilling on a clothes-drying rack proves that it does what it wants

• Pair of world's smallest and rarest species of cat are born in British animal sanctuary

• Cat chilling on a clothes-drying rack proves that it does what it wants

5/5/20  "We all sort of know by now that cats are masters of their own destiny. It is hard, if not impossible, to force a pet feline to do something it doesn’t wish to. This kitty, who is chilling on a clothes-drying rack despite having many other comfortable surfaces to lay on, is a personification of that particular trait of the species." - HindustanTimes

• The ins, outs and costs of grooming your cats

• Pair of world's smallest and rarest species of cat are born in British animal sanctuary

• Cat chilling on a clothes-drying rack proves that it does what it wants

5/5/20  "While so many folks have extra time at home, why not use it to strengthen your bond with your favorite feline? Anyone living with a cat knows how much time they spend grooming themselves. So should you bother putting in some effort brushing them, when they’re already experts? The answer is yes." - The Mercury News

• Pair of world's smallest and rarest species of cat are born in British animal sanctuary

• Pair of world's smallest and rarest species of cat are born in British animal sanctuary

• Pair of world's smallest and rarest species of cat are born in British animal sanctuary

5/4/20  VIDEO: "A pair of the world's smallest and rarest species of cat have been born at an animal sanctuary in Cornwall." "The rare animals, which only measure around 13in to 19in in body length and at birth are no bigger than mice, are part of the Rusty Spotted Cat Conservation Breeding Programme." - Daily Mail

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• A feline focus: Humboldt County artist paints cats, cats and more cats

• A ‘purrfect’ end to car cat-astrophe in Brooklyn as cops save trapped feline

• A feline focus: Humboldt County artist paints cats, cats and more cats

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5/3/20  "Local artist Rachel Schlueter loves to paint portraits, still life, landscapes — and cats. “In my experience,” she said, “cats have a funny and even profound effect on artists’ imaginations. They ignite it, the right side of the brain, where creative, quirky genius happens. That’s why I paint cats.” - Times-Standard

• What is Taylor Swift's Cat, Olivia Benson's Net Worth?

• A ‘purrfect’ end to car cat-astrophe in Brooklyn as cops save trapped feline

• A feline focus: Humboldt County artist paints cats, cats and more cats

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5/3/20  "Almost everyone loves their pets and will do anything for them, even making them a part of the family. Sometimes people go to extremes though when it comes to their pets." "Take Taylor Swift for example. She really loves her cats, whom she named both females after famous women on television." TheBlast

• A ‘purrfect’ end to car cat-astrophe in Brooklyn as cops save trapped feline

• A ‘purrfect’ end to car cat-astrophe in Brooklyn as cops save trapped feline

• A ‘purrfect’ end to car cat-astrophe in Brooklyn as cops save trapped feline

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5/3/20  "Residents of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn were surprised to hear a noise under the hood of a Toyota parked on East 23rd Street and Avenue W Sunday afternoon. Moments later, they discovered, deep in the engine compartment, a kitten trapped between the hoses and wires." - amny

• Why do cats join you in the bathroom?

• Delhi Police Come to Rescue of Woman Who Ran Out of Food for Her 8 Cats

• A ‘purrfect’ end to car cat-astrophe in Brooklyn as cops save trapped feline

5/3/20  "Often the reason why cats join you in the bathroom is because through the scent of your faeces and urine you have advertised your presence and metaphorically given them a calling card and an invitation to come. The word ‘bathroom’ in America euphemistically means a toilet. You could rephrase the question, ‘Why do cats join you in the toilet?’" - PoC

• What to consider when thinking about adopting a pet during a pandemic

• Delhi Police Come to Rescue of Woman Who Ran Out of Food for Her 8 Cats

• Delhi Police Come to Rescue of Woman Who Ran Out of Food for Her 8 Cats

5/3/20  "...The shelter is working with limited staff and coordinating with potential adoptive or foster pet parents virtually, cleaning to comply with CDC guidelines, secure personal protective equipment and care for animals. “It's been kind of the perfect storm of challenges,” Davis said. “I say our recipe has been creativity, determination and flexibility. We change every day.” - The Standard

• Delhi Police Come to Rescue of Woman Who Ran Out of Food for Her 8 Cats

• Delhi Police Come to Rescue of Woman Who Ran Out of Food for Her 8 Cats

• Delhi Police Come to Rescue of Woman Who Ran Out of Food for Her 8 Cats

5/3/20  "The lockdown has pushed the people into the confines of their homes. However, mundane the indoors might seem after over a month of restrictions, the pet owners are among the lucky ones to have company.  But for Tahseen Khan of Shaheen Bagh in Delhi, the problem knocked when she realised that she had ran out of food for her pack of eight cats." - News18

• Tips For Buying The Perfect Cat Tree

• Recognising acts of kindness towards animal rescue during the coronavirus pandemic

• Cats and dogs should accompany TV presenters on air more often

5/2/20  "A cat tree is one of the modern cat furniture, and it provides your feline friend with a place to play. Your cat can also climb, scratch, nap, and perch – Generally, all in a single day! And not just because we like inspiring their life, doing those things makes our cat happy, which makes us happy too. You can ensure another thing while purchasing a cat tree that your furniture isn’t covered or shredded in cat hair." - NewsCase

• Cats and dogs should accompany TV presenters on air more often

• Recognising acts of kindness towards animal rescue during the coronavirus pandemic

• Cats and dogs should accompany TV presenters on air more often

5/2/20  "Every time a cat or dog sneaks onto a television set and interrupts a presenter there is sheer delight in the audience. These rare events go viral and are discussed endlessly. Why? Because they inject life and entertainment into dull weather forecasting or news reporting. We already know that companion animals are good for productivity in the workplace." - PoC

• Recognising acts of kindness towards animal rescue during the coronavirus pandemic

• Recognising acts of kindness towards animal rescue during the coronavirus pandemic

• Recognising acts of kindness towards animal rescue during the coronavirus pandemic

5/1/20  "Digging around the Internet, as I do, I bumped into some acts of kindness which don’t necessarily surprise me but which greatly impress me. It is a time during which people are pulling together. There is a comaraderie which is not present in normal times. It’s a bit like the war and I suppose that it is a war but this time against an invisible enemy which is mugging the world." - PoC

• Cat Is Obsessed With Wearing Her Tiny Scarf Everywhere She Goes

• Cat Is Obsessed With Wearing Her Tiny Scarf Everywhere She Goes

• Recognising acts of kindness towards animal rescue during the coronavirus pandemic

5/1/20  "At 17 years old, Cinnamon knows a good thing when she sees it. So when the cat spotted her human sister, Ella Parsons, knitting a soft white scarf, she got excited. She never dreamt the scarf would one day be hers, but thanks to a yarn shortage, plans changed." - MSN

• Tens of thousands of kittens could be born this year...

• Cat Is Obsessed With Wearing Her Tiny Scarf Everywhere She Goes

• The uncertain future of New York City’s cats during pandemic

5/2/20  "TENS of thousands of kittens could be born this year because of coronavirus. With many vets closed because of the lockdown, owners have not been able to have their cats spayed to stop them getting pregnant." - The Sun

• The uncertain future of New York City’s cats during pandemic

• Cat Is Obsessed With Wearing Her Tiny Scarf Everywhere She Goes

• The uncertain future of New York City’s cats during pandemic

5/1/20  "Lisa Scroggins, the founder of Little Wanderers, a rescue organisation under pressure, but remaining successful during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City, is nervous about the future of feral and indeed domestic cats in the city." - PoC

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