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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


3/28/20 - 3/30/20

• Another day working from home, another day spent with cute yet infuriating cat coworkers

• Another day working from home, another day spent with cute yet infuriating cat coworkers

• Another day working from home, another day spent with cute yet infuriating cat coworkers

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3/30/2020  "One may think that working from home may give them more time to think out loud. Some may believe it’ll save them everyday office distractions and even increase productivity. Well, if you’re lucky enough to have a feline friend while practising social distancing, think again." - hindustantimes

• How an Elgin cat is giving thousands of fans reason to smile during pandemic

• Another day working from home, another day spent with cute yet infuriating cat coworkers

• Another day working from home, another day spent with cute yet infuriating cat coworkers

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3/30/2020  "An Elgin cat with tens of thousands of social media followers and celebrity fans like Ellen DeGeneres is bringing many moments of laughter and joy amid the concern and anxiety prompted by the coronavirus pandemic." - DailyHerald

• Museum: Sorry dog lovers but cats are number one in NZ

• Another day working from home, another day spent with cute yet infuriating cat coworkers

• Museum: Sorry dog lovers but cats are number one in NZ

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3/30/2020  "We Kiwis are a bunch of animal lovers. Our households are second in the world for pet ownership, behind the United States, and statistics show that 58 per cent of homes here include at least one pet. Cats are the clear favourite with 45 per cent of us having at least one, compared with 31 per cent for dogs. So how did cats come to train us so well to look after them? Well, it turns out they domesticated themselves." - NZ Herald

• Cats on canvas

• Cats of Rome: How to help Torre Argentina cat sanctuary

• Museum: Sorry dog lovers but cats are number one in NZ

3/30/2020  "A cat tilts its head towards the left and intently stares at me with curiosity. As I scroll down artist Ganapathy Subramaniam’s Instagram page, I find around 80 such cats in different postures, colours and expressions looking at me. The city-based artist has used his two pet cats as his muse for his art project that began three years ago." - The New Indian Express

• Cats of Rome: How to help Torre Argentina cat sanctuary

• Cats of Rome: How to help Torre Argentina cat sanctuary

• Cats of Rome: How to help Torre Argentina cat sanctuary

3/30/2020  "Rome's Torre Argentina cat sanctuary, located among the ruins of the Largo Argentina archaeological area, has provided shelter, food and love to cats in the city centre for more than 25 years. The shelter, which is dependent on donations and volunteers, is currently seeking support from cat-lovers around the world during this difficult time of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic." - Wanted in Rome

• 12 Cat Chew Toys That Will Keep Your Kitty Amused

• Cats of Rome: How to help Torre Argentina cat sanctuary

• Cats of Rome: How to help Torre Argentina cat sanctuary

3/30/2020  "Cats may not typically have the same natural urge to chew as dogs do, but all cats are different. While some cats prefer to pounce on or bat at their toys, others like to chew on them, and for those kitties, you’ll want to invest in some cat chew toys that last (especially if your cat is teething)." - Woman'sDay

• Cats offer companionship during trying times

• People Are Tweeting What Their Pets Are Doing but Referring to Them as "Coworkers"

• People Are Tweeting What Their Pets Are Doing but Referring to Them as "Coworkers"

3/30/2020  "The cats don’t know, but in their mysterious way they understand things are awry in our little household. This comes from a crazy cat lady who is more thankful for Geranium, Lydia Rose, and Maximilian during this isolation period than ever before." - The Blade

• People Are Tweeting What Their Pets Are Doing but Referring to Them as "Coworkers"

• People Are Tweeting What Their Pets Are Doing but Referring to Them as "Coworkers"

• People Are Tweeting What Their Pets Are Doing but Referring to Them as "Coworkers"

3/29/2020  "Before this period of self-isolation I was working from home three days a week, so I'm used to having my two cats lying across my keyboard, rubbing their tails in my face during video meetings, and pawing at me for attention. For many people, however, working from home with their new coworkers, aka their pets, has been more of an adjustment period." - Popsugar

• A Paws for Pets - Miss Princess

• People Are Tweeting What Their Pets Are Doing but Referring to Them as "Coworkers"

• A Paws for Pets - Miss Princess

3/28/2020  "I recently received this note from Mary Nettleton. She has been my neighbor for so many years, we moved into the neighborhood in 1970 and Mr. and Mrs. Nettleton joined the neighborhood in 1984. Those who know Mary know that she is a wonderful friend and neighbor. Bob once said that if there were more people like Mary, the police would be out of a job." - York News-Times

3/28/20 - 3/29/20

• Best Animal Videos Compilation (March 2020) - Funny Dogs, Cats and More!

• Best Animal Videos Compilation (March 2020) - Funny Dogs, Cats and More!

• Best Animal Videos Compilation (March 2020) - Funny Dogs, Cats and More!

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3/29/2020  "Here’s a compilation of the best animal videos in March. Enjoy these funny dog videos, funny cat videos, and even some funny monkey videos. There are plenty of funny animal videos in this animal video..." - WRCBtv

• Sink your claws into these bizarre cat facts

• Best Animal Videos Compilation (March 2020) - Funny Dogs, Cats and More!

• Best Animal Videos Compilation (March 2020) - Funny Dogs, Cats and More!

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3/29/2020  "We feed them, stroke them, and live alongside them – but how much do you really know about your cat? While dogs are fairly up front about things – when they look like they’re happy to see you, they actually are – cats can be a lot more mysterious, and their private lives extend far beyond the knowledge of their owners." - BreakingNews.ie

• Life on paws: How to deal with your pets during lockdown

• Best Animal Videos Compilation (March 2020) - Funny Dogs, Cats and More!

• Brits are giving dogs and cats the same names as newborn babies – from Bella to Charlie

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3/29/2020  "As New Zealand adjusts to a month of lockdown, many pet owners have questions about their furry friends. Alex Casey had a chat with the SPCA – here’s what she learned. 

  • AC: My cat had a disgusting abscess on his tail and now has to get his stitches out. Can I still take him to the vet? 
  • SPCA: You absolutely can – vets and animal welfare services (SPCA, council animal management) have been deemed as essential services during the lockdown period." - The Spinoff

• Brits are giving dogs and cats the same names as newborn babies – from Bella to Charlie

• Brits are giving dogs and cats the same names as newborn babies – from Bella to Charlie

• Brits are giving dogs and cats the same names as newborn babies – from Bella to Charlie

3/29/2020  "Brits are giving their dogs and cats the same names as newborn babies, new data has revealed. Pet owners are choosing to scrap traditional monikers like Rover and Scout in favour of modern children's names including Bella, Charlie, Poppy, Lola and Max. Research by pet wellbeing specialist ITCHpet.com found that nine out of ten names given to the nation’s kittens and puppies are shared by bundles of joy born in 2019.." - heart

• Lactose intolerent with glow-in-the-dark urine: 15 odd cat facts

• Brits are giving dogs and cats the same names as newborn babies – from Bella to Charlie

• This cat may be fighting its inner demons in the most hilarious way. Watch

3/29/2020  "We feed them, stroke them, and live alongside them – but how much do you really know about your cat? While dogs are fairly up front about things – when they look like they’re happy to see you, they actually are – cats can be a lot more mysterious, and their private lives extend far beyond the knowledge of their owners. Here’s a few nuggets you probably never knew about the nation’s second most popular pet…" - CambridgeshireLive

• This cat may be fighting its inner demons in the most hilarious way. Watch

• Brits are giving dogs and cats the same names as newborn babies – from Bella to Charlie

• This cat may be fighting its inner demons in the most hilarious way. Watch

3/29/2020  VIDEO: "This, almost 35-second-long video, was posted on a subreddit called ‘startled cats’. It shows a tangerine coloured cutie looking into the mirror. According to the caption, this isn’t the kitty’s first encounter with the reflective surface. But for some unknown reason, this time the feline decides to pick a never-seen-before fight with its own reflection." - hindustantimes

• Love for cats knows no virus

• TV’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick reveals how our cats and dogs will get us through the lockdown

• TV’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick reveals how our cats and dogs will get us through the lockdown

3/29/2020  "After she finishes her chores at night, she checks her supply of cat food which she bought with her salary as a house helper. Then she puts some cat food in an eco bag, goes down to the lobby of the building, and walks around the Ortigas area to feed the stray cats. Teresita  “Cita” H. Rodico, 62 years old, does this every night." - ManilaStandard

• TV’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick reveals how our cats and dogs will get us through the lockdown

• TV’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick reveals how our cats and dogs will get us through the lockdown

• TV’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick reveals how our cats and dogs will get us through the lockdown

3/28/2020  "Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick has seen a lot of people weep for the creatures they love. ‘I’ve had billionaires and megastars and people who are not famous and homeless people all lie on my floor and cry,’ says the country’s most famous animal doctor, star of his own Channel 4 show. ‘Prince or pauper, it’s a universal truth that they are always naked in front of their dog or their cat.’" Daily Mail

• Cat Fight Leaves Netizens Worried About The Laptop; Watch Video

• TV’s Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick reveals how our cats and dogs will get us through the lockdown

• Cat Fight Leaves Netizens Worried About The Laptop; Watch Video

3/28/2020  "Amid coronavirus pandemic, while most people are resorting to self-isolation and spending their time at home, one internet user recently posted a video of two cats fighting. The video shared by Reddit user ‘AnimalsBeingJerks’ show two house cats fighting with each other while sitting on a laptop. The video shared on March 28 has already managed to garner more than 14,000 upvotes and hundreds of comments." - RepublicWorld

3/26/20 - 3/28/20

• Dogs are from Mars, cats are from Venus

• This Ballet Teacher Was Interrupted By Her Cat During An Online Class...

• Simple & Sassy: Co-working and co-habitating with cats

3/28/2020  "Here in the U.S., a lot of us are suddenly spending a lot more time at home with our pets. My social media feed is filling up with photos of furry coworkers, supervising or napping or begging for attention. As I type this, my own office manager — a glossy black house panther — is lying directly in front of my laptop, front paws and chin draped over my wrist, dozing." - The Week

• Simple & Sassy: Co-working and co-habitating with cats

• This Ballet Teacher Was Interrupted By Her Cat During An Online Class...

• Simple & Sassy: Co-working and co-habitating with cats

3/28/2020  "I’m having some issues with a new co-worker. She sleeps on the job, and when she is awake, all she wants to do is talk about birds. Birds are great and all, but every time a bird flies past the window, she makes a big fuss about it — as if it were her first time ever seeing a bird in her life." - Napa Valley Register

• This Ballet Teacher Was Interrupted By Her Cat During An Online Class...

• This Ballet Teacher Was Interrupted By Her Cat During An Online Class...

• This Ballet Teacher Was Interrupted By Her Cat During An Online Class...

3/27/2020  "The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot about how we work lately, and it's no different for dance teachers like Amelia Love Clearheart. Clearheart, who lives in Seattle, has been teaching ballet and other types of dance for 15 years. Given the spread of the coronavirus, she's had to start doing her lessons online through streaming and prerecorded video. But her first lesson will be the most memorable thanks to a special guest appearance from her cat, Aurora." - BuzzFeedNews

• These funny quarantine cat pictures will get you through

• LAYER and cat person present a modern lifestyle collection for cats

• This Ballet Teacher Was Interrupted By Her Cat During An Online Class...

3/27/2020  "If you’re taking social distancing seriously like a good citizen, you might be feeling a little antsy. We’ve curated this special batch of funny cat pictures to get you through these hard times. Enjoy!" - Film Daily

• LAYER and cat person present a modern lifestyle collection for cats

• LAYER and cat person present a modern lifestyle collection for cats

• LAYER and cat person present a modern lifestyle collection for cats

3/27/2020  "benjamin hubert of experience design agency LAYER designed a collection of cat furniture for new york-based start-up ‘cat person’. cat person is a new brand committed to strengthening the relationship between cats and their owners. the cat person collection comprises mesa bowl, a modular feeding station, and canopy bed, an adaptable 3-in-1 cat bed. the products are driven by extensive research into the behaviour of both cats and their ‘cat parents’, and are designed aesthetically to blend into the house’s interiors." - DesignBoom

• 10 Cats + Coffee Video

• LAYER and cat person present a modern lifestyle collection for cats

• LAYER and cat person present a modern lifestyle collection for cats

3/26/2020  "Slow news week? Yeah, we feel you. Sometimes there’s just no new information to consume out there and we all find ourselves a little starved for stimuli. On days like these, or on weeks upon unending weeks like these, we find it can be nice to take a little break from all that boredom and check out what’s new (and old) in the special space where cats intersect with coffee." - SPRUDGE

• Dogs and cats are refusing to let their humans work out at home, and it's pretty hilarious

• Dogs and cats are refusing to let their humans work out at home, and it's pretty hilarious

• Dogs and cats are refusing to let their humans work out at home, and it's pretty hilarious

3/26/2020  "Everyone handles self-isolation differently, but many find it helpful to establish some sort of daily routine. For those who enjoy regularly working out — or who have decided to give exercising a try because they won't be moving around as much — a routine could be as simple as setting aside a time each day to work out in the house." - Mashable

• All the toys and treats you need to keep your pet happy at home

• Dogs and cats are refusing to let their humans work out at home, and it's pretty hilarious

• Dogs and cats are refusing to let their humans work out at home, and it's pretty hilarious

3/26/2020  "If you're staying close to home to practice social distancing, it's essential to find ways to keep your pets entertained, healthy and happy.  While you're trying to work from home, you may be faced with a cat who wants to sit on your keyboard, or a dog who decides to yap during a conference call — or just sits there looking at you with wistful eyes, holding a favorite toy or a leash.

Luckily, there are plenty of toys that provide ways to keep them busy while boosting their mental and physical skills." - CNNunderscored

3/22/20 - 3/24/20

• Is your cat obsessed with your keyboard?

• Fostering cats as a form of temporary ownership

• Is your cat obsessed with your keyboard?

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3/24/2020  VIDEO: "Cats exhibit a lot of strange behaviors, but their adoration for keyboards is surely one of the oddest. "To a cat, a keyboard really is the perfect spot," pet expert Arden Moore said to PetMD. "They are warm, they're kind of fun to sit on, and most importantly, they're smack between you and the monitor." But that's only half the reason felines go gaga for keyboards." - CBS46

• How to Work With a Purrsonal Assistant

• Fostering cats as a form of temporary ownership

• Is your cat obsessed with your keyboard?

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3/24/2020  "You’re busily tapping away on the computer, the ideas are flowing, and then your cat appears. He’s looking up at you from the carpet, with that earnest look upon his face, and you see it coming before it happens. He leaps up on the couch, and then sneakily climbs upon your lap, wedging his plump furry body between you and your keyboard." - Medium

• Fostering cats as a form of temporary ownership

• Fostering cats as a form of temporary ownership

• We Asked Scientists If Our Pets Love Us Being Home All the Time

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3/24/2020  "During the coronavirus pandemic applications to foster cats has gone up at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (the charity reports). There is also an increase in adoption applications. The two are linked. The surge in desire to foster reflects a need to temporarily live with a cat during the coronavirus lockdown which is what is happening in the UK at present." - PoC

• We Asked Scientists If Our Pets Love Us Being Home All the Time

• They said you could be anything, so this cat decided to become a ballerina. Watch

• We Asked Scientists If Our Pets Love Us Being Home All the Time

3/24/2020  "As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, millions of commuters around the world have switched to working from home to slow the spread of the virus. One side effect of this sudden lifestyle change is that a lot of us are now spending all day with our pets, which raises the question: How are our dogs and cats adapting to the new self-isolation and quarantine measures?" - VICE

• They said you could be anything, so this cat decided to become a ballerina. Watch

• They said you could be anything, so this cat decided to become a ballerina. Watch

• They said you could be anything, so this cat decided to become a ballerina. Watch

3/24/2020  VIDEO: "You may have heard a lot of news about people’s ‘quarantine routine’ recently on the internet. Well, this cat, who is apparently aspiring to be a ballet dancer, may give anyone picking up a new hobby during these uncertain times a run for their money." - HindustanTimes

• 16 Reasons Your Cat Is a Better Coworker Than Karen

• They said you could be anything, so this cat decided to become a ballerina. Watch

• They said you could be anything, so this cat decided to become a ballerina. Watch

3/23/2020  "There are many things to miss about the office if you’re working from home, but even if you occasionally long for the office banter and the after-work drinks and the snack tables that you can’t get at home, let’s all admit that your home-office coworker, the cat, is just an infinitely better companion than Karen." - Medium Tenderly Mag

• Parting Shot: I learned about self-quarantining from Tobias, the cat

• Parting Shot: I learned about self-quarantining from Tobias, the cat

• Parting Shot: I learned about self-quarantining from Tobias, the cat

3/23/2020  "Last Tuesday I had to look at the calendar just to make sure it wasn’t Friday. So much had been packed into the week I was sure I was ready for another birthday. Like you, I don’t know what to make of all this social distancing but I do know I’ll try anything if it gets us back to some kind of normal." - Sioux City Journal

• Pic & Vid of the versatile Squishy Cat Lamp

• Parting Shot: I learned about self-quarantining from Tobias, the cat

• Parting Shot: I learned about self-quarantining from Tobias, the cat

3/23/2020  This lamp has everything for cat loving families and it costs peanuts (about £12 in the UK and a similar price in UD$ in the USA) on Amazon both in the UK and USA, and I guess other Amazon sites. I don’t get any money for discussing it by the way. It just looks like a good product for cat lovers and for families who are devoted cat guardians. - PoC

• How Cats, Dogs And Birds See The World

• Parting Shot: I learned about self-quarantining from Tobias, the cat

• How Cats, Dogs And Birds See The World

3/22/2020  "Having a pet is getting to know their personality and all their quirks, feeling like you can communicate despite not really sharing a language at all. But have you ever thought about how your beloved pet sees you, your house and all the fancy toys you've bought for it to play with? Here's how your pets see the world." - LifeHacker

3/19/2020 - 3/22/20

• Cats versus aliens

• Sand cats make regular Japan display debuts at zoos in Kobe, Nasu

• Is Your Cat Obsessed with Your Computer Keyboard?

3/22/2020  "Cats are weird. I know there are many cat lovers out there but to me, I am sorry, cats are just strange creatures. Take my family cat, Jewel, for instance. Last night I sat there and watched Jewel as she intensely stared at things that were not there. Jewel followed the invisible object with her eyes and head. She locked on to the object as it floated to the ceiling and back down to the middle of the room." - The Sentinel-Record

• Is Your Cat Obsessed with Your Computer Keyboard?

• Sand cats make regular Japan display debuts at zoos in Kobe, Nasu

• Is Your Cat Obsessed with Your Computer Keyboard?

3/22/2020  "If you’re a cat owner working from home amid the coronavirus outbreak, there’s a good chance you’re locked in a heated battle over your computer keyboard. What’s up with that? Cats exhibit a lot of strange behaviors, but their adoration for keyboards is surely one of the oddest.

“It’s hard for you or me to imagine, but to a cat, a keyboard really is the perfect spot,” pet expert Arden Moore explained to PetMD." - Yahoo

• Sand cats make regular Japan display debuts at zoos in Kobe, Nasu

• Sand cats make regular Japan display debuts at zoos in Kobe, Nasu

• Furry Friday: Self-isolating cats strike their poses amid coronavirus outbreak

3/20/2020  "Sand cats, nicknamed "angels of the desert," went on regular display for the first time in Japan at two zoos on March 20, one at Kobe Animal Kingdom in this western Japan city, and one at Nasu Animal Kingdom in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, in the east of the country." - The Mainichi

• Furry Friday: Self-isolating cats strike their poses amid coronavirus outbreak

• Just 3 full minutes of cats and dominoes (plus an ugly, interruptive advertising banner)

• Furry Friday: Self-isolating cats strike their poses amid coronavirus outbreak

3/20/2020  "May I be a little lighthearted about all this? Just for a few minutes on a Friday? I know it's a serious situation, and we should all listen to the experts and do what we're meant to do. But I'm sorry, whenever I hear about hygiene, self-isolation and social distancing, I think of ... cats." - Stuff

• Moustachioed moggies! Owners share snaps of their cats with VERY funny facial hair

• Just 3 full minutes of cats and dominoes (plus an ugly, interruptive advertising banner)

• Just 3 full minutes of cats and dominoes (plus an ugly, interruptive advertising banner)

3/20/2020  "These heart-warming cat photos are sure to put a much-needed smile on your face.  The snaps, taken by owners around the world, show photogenic felines who appear to have mini moustaches thanks to a tuft of different coloured fur above their mouths.  The images were shared on a Reddit thread and have been compiled into an online gallery for your enjoyment." - Daily Mail

• Just 3 full minutes of cats and dominoes (plus an ugly, interruptive advertising banner)

• Just 3 full minutes of cats and dominoes (plus an ugly, interruptive advertising banner)

• Just 3 full minutes of cats and dominoes (plus an ugly, interruptive advertising banner)

3/19/2020  "Earlier this week, having watched through a video that turned The Lighthouse into a SpongeBob SquarePants episode, we asked the people of the internet to take it easy—to ration out their best ideas slowly so as not to use them all up at once during this difficult time." - AV Club

• Here’s How 32 Cats Are Dealing With Quarantine

• Amazing similarities between wild cats and domestic cats

• Amazing similarities between wild cats and domestic cats

3/19/2020  "For many of us, it's the coronavirus lockdown, and our entire daily routines are now contained within the comfort of our own homes. For our beloved pets, however, it's a day like any other. Well, with a few exceptions—pets that are freaking out over why the heck we're at home for so long." - boredpanda

• Amazing similarities between wild cats and domestic cats

• Amazing similarities between wild cats and domestic cats

• Amazing similarities between wild cats and domestic cats

3/19/2020  "Wild cats may be a lot bigger than Fluffy back home, but there’s a lot more similarities between wild cats and domestic cats than you think!"

  • They both like cardboard boxes
  • They will chase laser pointers
  • They groom themselves

The list goes on and on and on - Science101

• Quarantine Tips from My Cat

• Amazing similarities between wild cats and domestic cats

• Quarantine Tips from My Cat

3/19/2020  Here's a short list of 'cat items' that are sure to bring a smile to your face. - The New Yorker

3/16/20 - 3/18/20

• Anthony Hopkins Plays Piano for His Social-Distancing Cat Buddy ...

• Anthony Hopkins Plays Piano for His Social-Distancing Cat Buddy ...

• Anthony Hopkins Plays Piano for His Social-Distancing Cat Buddy ...

3/18/2020  VIDEO: "Anthony Hopkins and his pet are looking out for each other. On Wednesday, the 82-year-old Two Popes actor shared a video of himself self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic, keeping occupied by playing the piano for his cat, Niblo. In the clip, Hopkins focuses on the ivory keys, at one point smiling and making eye contact with this furry social-distancing companion, who seems pleased by the live music." - People

• Study Suggests Humans Don't Know They're Domesticated by Cats

• Anthony Hopkins Plays Piano for His Social-Distancing Cat Buddy ...

• Anthony Hopkins Plays Piano for His Social-Distancing Cat Buddy ...

3/18/2020  "A new Ryerson study has found that 87 per cent of humans consider themselves to be the owner of their cats, rather than being a trained vessel of food and occasional platonic scratchies. 

The study of over 20,000 cat owners at Ryerson was conducted by the Centre for Feline Innovation (CFI). The research comes after a groundbreaking paper from CFI revealed that humans are not actually giant, clumsy, hairless and ugly cats—as the feline population previously believed—but rather a separate species entirely." - The Eyeopener

• Cat is not pleased owners are home quarantined

• Anthony Hopkins Plays Piano for His Social-Distancing Cat Buddy ...

• Watch this fascinating BBC documentary about the history of house cats

3/18/2020  VIDEO: "A woman posted a funny video of her cat meowing at her because the cat isn't happy the whole family is at home quarantined." - WFMZ-TV

• Watch this fascinating BBC documentary about the history of house cats

• Watch this fascinating BBC documentary about the history of house cats

• Watch this fascinating BBC documentary about the history of house cats

3/18/2020  VIDEO: "Watch the first episode of Cats, biologist, naturalist and TV presenter Roger Tabor's wonderful BBC documentary series from 1991 that explores the history of the house cat around the world." - boingboing

• I Reimagined Famous Paintings With My Cats (52 Pics)

• Watch this fascinating BBC documentary about the history of house cats

• I Reimagined Famous Paintings With My Cats (52 Pics)

3/17/2020  "Looking at historical artworks takes me right back to that time; I start daydreaming about that moment with the artist and his subject. What were they talking about? What did the artist leave out? How long was the subject sitting before their pets jumped into their lap for a cuddle? I created these "reimagined" artworks using my cats, and the artwork I love and admire." - boredpanda

• Just Some Cats Enjoying Quarantine with Their Owners

• Watch this fascinating BBC documentary about the history of house cats

• I Reimagined Famous Paintings With My Cats (52 Pics)

3/16/2020  "Times are uncertain. What with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, people around the world are being asked to practice social distancing. To that end, many are working from home and staying indoors more than usual. And pets are benefiting from having their humans available all day as pillows and cuddle providers" - Nerdist

3/12/20 - 3/20/20

• Veterinarians debunk 13 cat myths

3/20/2020  VIDEO: "Veterinarians debunk the most common myths about cats. Myths include that cats always land on their feet and that pregnant women can't live with cats. They explain myths around whether cats can eat human food and if they can actually see in the dark." - Business Insider

• Of Cats and Coronavirus - Even in chaos, there is beauty

3/19/2020  "Now, we worry about toilet paper supply as I chase our son around the house and wonder if every sniffle and sneeze is the plague at our door. We also have pets to contend with, but they’re cats. And, to be clear, I’m fine with cats, even though, scientifically speaking and from first-hand experience I know for an undisputed fact that cats are assholes." - INKSTICK

• Is it cruel to keep a cat in a cage at night?

3/17/2020  "If you are thinking about caging a cat or kitten at night because they disturb you and if that is the ONLY reason you need to reevaluate whether it is a good idea to have a cat. In fact I’d go further and suggest that you are unsuited to being a cat guardian. You have to expect some disruption to your life when looking after a cat. Living with a cat changes your life." - PoC

• How St. Gertrude of Nivelles became the cat lady of the Catholic Church

3/16/2020  "According to no less an authority than Etsy, the patron saint of cats is a woman named Gertrude of Nivelles. Not to be confused with St. Gertrude the Great (of Helfta), this St. Gertrude appears among Etsy’s wares—from prayer cards to paper doll sets—as a youthful, haloed nun cradling a cat in her arms like a baby. More kitschy than devotional, most of the Etsy items don’t explain who Gertrude of Nivelles was or how she got to be the designated cat lady of the Catholic Church." - U.S.Catholic

• 6 things I’ve learned about working at home with cats + check out these Birmingham kitties

3/16/2020  "Having a cat or two while working from home can be a bit of a challenge. To make sure your workflow keeps…well…flowing, here are six things I’ve learned about working from home with cats." - Bham Now

• 7 Best Cat Instagram Accounts To Follow In 2020 For Cuteness Right Meow

3/16/2020  "The internet was made for cats. They are basically a match made in viral heaven with their adorable floof pics and hilarious videos being sassy and sweet. If you find yourself squealing with delight and laughing nonstop at all of the feline content out there, you need to be in the know about the best cat Instagram accounts to follow in 2020 right meow." - elite daily

• This cardboard cat condo is one of the best purchases I've made as a cat owner

3/16/2020  "Catty Stacks are cute, stackable cubes and bridges that are affordable, easy to assemble, and surprisingly durable. They are made of corrugated cardboard and come in four colors – Snow White, Chocolate Brown, Pistachio Green, and Giraffe Print – that are meant to be mixed and matched to build a customized cat condo." - Business Insider

• Purr-fectly comfortable! Sleepy cats prove they can doze off anywhere...

3/14/2020  "Most pet owners know the pain of splashing out on an expensive cat bed - only to find that their furry friend prefers the comfort of a cheap cardboard box. And these hilarious new pictures shared online prove that cats really will sleep anywhere, from a bird cage to cushion cases. In a gallery put together by boredpanda cats from around the world can be seen living up to the old adage of 'if it fits, I sits'." - Daily Mail

• 40 Cats That Fell Asleep In The Weirdest Places (New Pics)

3/12/2020  "Cats are known to be renowned napping champions with an average of 16 hours per day spent dozing off during this cringy film called life. After so much practice in the sleep department, they really know what it takes to get a good catnap. The answer is not much." - boredpanda

• Cat turns up 70 miles from Staffordshire home in Southport

3/12/2020  "Tracy Dean said her cat Millie had not previously been "an outdoor cat", but had developed "a taste for the outdoors". She said the tabby "scarpered" from her home in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire almost a fortnight ago. Three days later, Ms Dean said she was "stunned" to get a call from a vet in Southport saying Millie had turned up." - BBC NEWS

3/2/20 - 3/10/20

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• Naughty cat disrupts live orchestra concert and steals the show

3/10/2020  "A live orchestral concert was disrupted in possibly the cutest way – after a stray cat wandered obliviously onto the stage. Weaving carelessly between the musicians during a show in Istanbul, the fearless feline soon became the centre of attention." - Classic FM

• Can I bring my cats in carriers to the vet with Uber?

3/9/2020  AUSTRALIA: "It seems that until very recently (in Australia) companion animals except for service animals were universally not allowed in Uber cars. But there is new service called Uber Pet which is being trialled in Sydney and Brisbane. The service costs an extra $7 per ride (not cheap)." - PoC

• Lifting the veil ... The truth behind the feline mystique

3/7/2020  "Cats have been an enigma to we humans for centuries, and part of what perpetuates this is the range of myths and misconceptions about cats which persist to this day. So let's take a look at some of these and reveal the truth once and for all." - Barossa Herald

• Woman reunited with cat almost 11 years after she went missing

3/6/2020  VIDEO: "Eve McDonnel, 72, was devastated when her pet cat Missy escaped from her car when she stopped to buy some milk in Birmingham on 23 April 2009. A wide search didn't track Missy down, and Eve gave up hope of seeing her again. But last week..." - METRO

• Owners Let Their Norwegian Forest Cat Roam Freely Outside, And He Looks Majestic

3/5/2020  "In March 2018, Camilla from Norway fell head over heels in love with an 8-week-old kitten she saw online. It was a Norwegian Forest cat looking for his forever home. In the photo that captivated Camilla, the little rascal was simply irresistible, tilting his head and staring at the woman from the screen with the biggest, most innocent eyes she had ever seen." - boredpanda

• Pet Talk: Cats have been rare Oval Office residents

3/4/2020  "Generally, the White House canines have been pure-bred breeds, whereas the kitties have had more haphazard origins. The first known White House resident was Tabby, who lived with Abraham Lincoln and his family. Tabby was a classic striped domestic shorthair who lived with Dixie, another stray." - Leominster Champion

• Maryville's 'Cat Lady' expands operation with new building

3/4/2020  "As a person walks across the painted paw print in front of the door and enters the soon-to-be cat-filled building, they are greeted by a friendly smile and a passionate cat lover. Jami Hull was nicknamed Maryville’s cat lady due to her love of cats and big heart to save them. Hull is a certified cat behaviorist, a person who studies the psychology of cats" - Northwest Missourian

• Scottish Fold Tops Japanese Cat Ranking

3/4/2020  "A 202020 ranking found that the Scottish Fold was the most popular cat breed in Japan for the twelfth consecutive year. In the list compiled by pet insurance company Anicom, the top three breeds—the Scottish Fold, Munchkin, and American Shorthair—were overwhelmingly popular, accounting for around 40% of all cat ownership." - Nippon.com

• 15 Cats Who Made Us Think They Are Food

3/3/2020  "If you ever wondered why sometimes you feel like squishing and biting your cat, we have the answer. Cute aggression is a real thing where when humans see something WAY too cute, they feel like biting it. And, to make things worse, cats sometimes like to sleep/sit in positions where they actually resemble food." - Bright Side

• 'The best thing about Wellington': Mittens the cat has paws all over New Zealand capital

3/3/2020  "A feline that roams New Zealand’s capital city and is welcomed into tattoo parlours, hairdressers and office towers has become a social media star, with 30,000 followers who track his every movement online." - The Guardian

• London couple comes up with a ‘lap’ hack to deal with clingy cat

3/3/2020  "This couple deserves a victory lap after coming up with this ingenious hack for cat-owners. Rebecca and Alex May of London, England, found the purrfect solution to help ease their cat Ziggy’s clinginess — by making fake human legs and a lap for her to rest on." - New York Post

• My 6 Illustrations Of Cats Inspired By Traditional Japanese And Medieval Art

3/2/2020  "When I moved into my own apartment I realized I could come up with a theme and decorate it however I liked. Realizing I’m a fan of cats and Japanese woodblock prints I decided to combine those interests and make these art prints for my new home." - boredpanda

2/16/20 - 3/16/20

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• Amid coronavirus, quarantine cats and dogs living their best lives

3/16/2020  "The coronavirus pandemic has led companies to encourage or require employees to work from home. One upside? An uptick in people working from home means many happy furry friends. On Monday, #QuarantinedCats and #QuarantinedDogs was trending on Twitter. So naturally, it's safe to say no one is getting anything done." - cnet

• Cats Are So Weird: Watch Tons of Videos of This Adorable Kitty Who Rolls Down Stairs

3/16/2020  "It's no secret that cats can be true weirdos, and an adorable cat named Posey is showing off one of her unique and hilarious qualities: she rolls and tumbles down stairs for attention. The sweet rescue kitten has her own Instagram account, @rolyposey, where her owner shares short videos of Posey's antics with hysterical captions that give names to her elegant cat tumbles." - Popsugar

• Unraveling the puzzle of Madagascar's forest cats

3/16/2020  "In her 30 years working as a researcher in Madagascar, CU Boulder Anthropology Professor Michelle Sauther has had a number of chance encounters with a strange forest creature: a wild, oversized cat with a characteristic tabby-like coloring. “When I first started working in Madagascar, I noticed that these cats all seemed to look the same,” said Sauther, whose research focuses on primates. “They were big, and they were always the same color.” Scientists had no idea where they came from—the island nation has no native cats of its own." - CU Boulder Today

• Tips for cat owners

3/15/2020  "Caring and providing for an animal brings a whole new set of responsibilities, such as thinking ahead with regard to danger areas in your home, as well as ensuring that the new member of your family is groomed regularly, fed, sheltered, watered, identified, vaccinated and dewormed." - Germiston City News

• 12 of the Best Footballers Who Own Cats

3/14/2020  "There was meant to be football this weekend and, frankly, we're a little bit lost.  It's like the summer, except there's no tournament, no transfers and we didn't know it was coming. And there's no NBA. Or baseball. Or anything.  There's one good thing about self-isolation for a significant chunk of the population though – who get to spend more time with their pets. Isn't that nice?" - 90Min

• An Art Show All About Cats

3/13/2020  "When Jason West was invited to curate an exhibit at 4Art Space in Bridgeport, the Brookfield artist wanted to do something more interesting than, as he says, “Hey, paintings!” Trying to attract a broad audience, he surmised that “everyone loves a cat video.” The result is the Fantastic Felines Art Show, which opens March 20 and presents more than 30 pieces featuring cats." - Chicago Magazine

• Comeback cat travels 900 miles from home

3/11/2020  "Pepper the cat was probably only looking for a good place to take a nap when she crawled into the open U-Haul on Trevor Trail late last month. She picked the wrong spot. And the Alexander family’s beloved pet wound up on a wild five-day road-trip that took her 900 miles from her Crown Mountain home and captured the attention of social media along the way." - The Dahlonega Nubbet

• Poland Is Home to a Very Tiny Cat Museum

3/11/2020  "There are already plenty of museums around the globe that celebrate our collective fascination with cats, but none have the distinction of being quite this small. Located in Kraków, Poland, the Cat Museum manages to cram roughly 1000 cat collectibles and other curiosities into a 161-square-foot space, The First News reports." - Mental Floss

• Meet the cats who go hiking and kayaking with their owners

3/11/2020  "Moose and Duckie might look like normal cats, but their hobbies re anything but. Rather than just mooching around the house and perhaps going for a little stalk around the neighborhood like most cats, they love nothing more than kiking, canoeing, and travelling." - METRO

• YouTube reveals 40 per cent spike in views of 'Videos for Cats' in 2019 to a staggering 55MILLION

3/10/2020  "Cat videos are notoriously among the most viewed content on the web, but it seems that cats themselves are not averse to the odd YouTube binge. Pet owners are regularly putting hours-long YouTube videos on for their feline friends to watch while they're busy or out of the house." - Daily Mail

• Nicholas Eats Things

2/16/2020  "The true story of a cat who explores the world by eating first and asking questions later." "We have one plant in our home. It is a Boston fern named … Fern. What else? She is hanging in the corner of the living room quickly outgrowing her pot. I know the time is coming when I will have to re-pot Fern, but if her pot gets bigger, she gets heavier. Much too weighted for hanging." - Medium

• A tribute to the Great Cat Lady of Fishtown

Doug's Note:  Another well written story.

3/3/2020  "It happened during World War II in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, where a tall, thin, elderly white-haired woman lived in a row house. Everyone referred to her as the Cat Lady because she had so many cats. She must have had about 100 of them. Well, maybe not quite that many, but certainly at least 20 or 30." - Daily Times

2/21/20 - 2/29/20

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• It's a Love Story: Social media reunites long-lost cat with her owners

2/29/2020  "" After four years of not knowing the whereabouts of their cat, Sookie, two sisters were reunited with their beloved pet after she was found by their landlords, who live nearby.

“It’s crazy,” Kara Von Gerichten said. “She’s alive and well.”- Cape Cod Times

• Surprising study suggests dogs and cats also get déjà vu

2/29/2020  "An owner-led study of dog and cat memory reveals the startling possibility that non-human animals may recollect past events years into the future, just like us." - Wamiz

• A story about cat food: From Pipi's Pasture: Winter feed for the animals

2/29/2020  "When I did the chores this morning it was -2 degrees, not as low as forecast but with a light wind blowing it was absolutely frigid. When I left the house for the corral I noticed that the cats weren’t in their usual morning place on the front porch, but I put out the cat food anyway." - Craig Daily Press

• Why do so many cats have white 'socks' on their paws?

2/29/2020  "If you see a house cat, the odds are high that it will have white paws, a look that many owners affectionately call "socks." But socks are rarely seen in wildcats, the elusive and undomesticated cousin of the house cat, so why do so many pet cats sport furry white feet?" - LiveScience

• DIY 'catio' lets cats hang out outside

2/28/2020  "A “catio” is a great way to give cats some outdoor time and space so that they can sleep in the sun, nibble on grass, stalk bugs or scratch on logs. Start by providing as much space as possible, both horizontal and vertical. Cats love to climb and perch up high, so consider a good-size structure, at least 6 feet by 6 feet, with perches at various heights. Walkways should hug the walls as well as cross the space diagonally so the cat can move around easily." - StarTribune

• Italian Woman Documents The Carefree Life Of Her Cat And It Kinda Makes You Jealous

2/27/2020  "Alessandra from Liguria, a beautiful region in Italy, has dedicated her Instagram to her cat and it was a very wise choice. Grisu, the adorable Kurilian Bobtail, is such a photogenic kitty, it's an absolute joy to look at his pictures. No wonder 62.9k people are following the account." - boredpanda

• Lost cat travels 2,300 miles, finds his way home with help of Clarksville Facebook group

2/25/2020  "" - Anne Shackelford was heartbroken when her beloved cat, Riley, went missing prior to her move from Clarksville, TN to Seattle, WA. Thanks to a group of animal advocates in the Clarksville community, after nearly a year apart, Shackelford was reunited with her fur baby earlier this month." - ClarksvilleNow.com

• Cats and dogs can remember events that happened years ago and respond to memory prompts...

2/25/2020  "Cats and dogs can remember events that happened years ago and respond to memory prompts just like humans, a study has concluded. Researchers from Denmark surveyed cat and dog owners about the occasions on which their pets had shown signs of remembering a specific past event." - DailyMail.com

• Do Cats Know Their Names?

2/25/2020  "Cats might be skilled in knowing how to always land on their feet, keep themselves clean, and strategically knock things off the counter, but do they know their own names? When you call their name and they actually come, is it because they hear you getting their food ready, or is it because they know exactly what you said?" - Reader's Digest

• Ruddington housing estate named after Wilbur the cat

2/22/2020  "Wilbur the cat has become known as the "King of Ruddington" and prowls around local pubs, cafes and shops getting food and affection from residents. Now a new development, approved last week, will be called the Wilbur Chase. Avant Homes said "it was only fitting" to pay tribute to the cat..." - BBC

• Why Do Cats Love the “Pspspsps” Noise So Much?

2/21/2020  "For a species both feared and revered for its sheer indifference towards whether you live or die, it’s a chink in the armor that’s almost, well, embarrassing for them. But considering the lows we’re willing to sink to in the name of endearing ourselves to them, maybe cats’ gauge for embarrassing behavior is a bit skewed. Nevertheless, I am awed by the power of the “pspspsps”; it’s sonic catnip." - Reader's Digest

2/17/20 - 2/23/20

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• Auckland woman cat-proofs backyard on the cheap

2/23/2020  VIDEO: "When Vivien Dostine's cat was run over while roaming, she decided enough was enough. The West Auckland woman was not about to lose another beloved pet and fired up Google, seeking a way to confine her feline friends to her backyard.  She discovered a few DIY guides, started experimenting using cheap timber and plastic mesh." - Stuff

• Cat litter: The stinkin’ truth

2/19/2020  "In my house, we all clean the litter box. If one of us walks into the master bedroom closet where it is located and Pip, our 11-month-old kitten, has used it, we immediately clean it.

There are four reasons we are laser focused on the litter box." - Dayton Daily News

• Everything We Know About Taylor Swift’s Cats

2/19/2020  "... there was one question we kept asking ourselves as we watched the gripping doc: What's going on with Taylor Swift's cats? Here's everything you need to know about her furry felines. " - purewow.com

• 12 Rare Cat Breeds You Probably Don’t Know About

2/19/2020  "Although these cats are part of the 42 pedigree breeds that the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) recognizes, chances are slim that you’ve seen them around unless you’re a regular at cat shows. That’s because there aren’t that many of them in the United States. Plus, because they’re generally show cats, you won’t see them sunning themselves on the front porch or stalking birds in the backyard. " - Reader's Digest

• People are obsessed with a new game about staying home and feeding your cat

2/19/2020  "While most of us have jobs and responsibilities that keep us from lounging around at home with our pets all day, it seems there might be a way we can make this dream a reality.

Well, a virtual reality anyway..." - Mirror

• Finally Get the Answers You Want About All Those Noises Your Cat Makes

2/18/2020  "One of my cats is fond of talking to me in the middle of the night while I'm trying to sleep, because she's nothing if not persistent. She often brings me things in bed that she found in the living room, and during the whole expedition, she's happily chirping to announce her arrival." - Popsugar

• Study which shows that cats reflect their owner's personality is flawed

2/18/2020  "The internet reports a study conducted at the universities of Lincoln and Nottingham Trent which concluded that the personalities of domestic cats reflect the personalities of their owner. They used a questionnaire to come to this decision. I think the study is inherently flawed." - PoC

• And Then What Happened?: A tale of two kitties

2/17/2020  "Dweezil knew what to do. He had watched enough old “Lassie” episodes to know exactly how to communicate with humans when something was terribly wrong. He stood at the door and meowed." - Greenfield Recorder

• A Vietnam vet and a support cat formed an 'amazing' friendship at a local retirement home

2/17/2020  "A lot of people at Green Acres retirement home look forward to the arrival of the Country Cat Lady, a non-profit organization which visits the community about two times each month. "Usually we have a really big crowd. Probably about 12 residents at least," said Life Enrichment Coordinator Serena Lewis." - wzzm13.com

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