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White Lion AND Tiger Cubs Born in Polish Zoo
[ 0 ] September 22, 2016 |

White Lion AND Tiger Cubs Born in Polish Zoo

Seven rare white lion and tiger cubs (three lions, four tigers) have been born in just the last week at Zoo Safari, a private zoo in Borysew, Poland. All are doing well. Their genders are not yet known because zookeepers have not yet touched the babes. Here’s some raw footage of the white lion cubs: The […]

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Italian Cat Quake Victim Rescued After 16 Days
[ 4 ] September 9, 2016 |

Italian Cat Quake Victim Rescued After 16 Days

Pietro is an Italian cat whose walls came crashing down in the recent devastating Italian earthquake. Miraculously, he was rescued 16 days later from the pile of rubble under which he was trapped. He is thought to have survived on rainwater. Firefighters were excavating a collapsed house in Amatrice to retrieve personal items from the […]

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Meet Nacho Flay and Bella De Laurentiis
[ 0 ] August 21, 2016 |

Meet Nacho Flay and Bella De Laurentiis

Food Network stars Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis are cat people. Bobby has a ginormous ginger Maine Coon, and Giada has a ragdoll named Bella. These cats eat well (Bella gets fresh-poached salmon every morning), and are well-adored by the two chefs. Here’s the video interview:

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World-Famous Istanbul Feline to Get Memorial Monument
[ 3 ] August 20, 2016 |

World-Famous Istanbul Feline to Get Memorial Monument

Her furchin launched a thousand memes, and she was beloved in her neighborhood, Ziverbey’s Güleç Çıkmazı street in Istanbul. This luscious well-loved grey and white tabby named Tombili went to The Bridge on August 1st after a long illness. (The name ‘Tombili’ is a common Turkish nickname for full-figured pets.) Residents announced her passing away by hanging posters that […]

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Westminster Gets Yet Another Mousing Officer
[ 0 ] August 3, 2016 |

Westminster Gets Yet Another Mousing Officer

Another big stride has been made toward Feline World Domination with the addition of yet another cat to the ranks of mousers in Westminster. Larry, of course, is the Big Dog of the bunch, running affairs at 10 Downing St. as he gets the new PM up to speed. His nemesis, Palmerston, runs Foreign Affairs […]

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Brexit Pales Next to Cat Fights on Downing St.
[ 2 ] July 28, 2016 |

Brexit Pales Next to Cat Fights on Downing St.

It’s Tuxie vs. Tabby on London’s  Downing St. as Larry–the cat who runs the UK–protects  the sanctity of the Prime Minister’s office from Palmerston, the tuxie who runs the Foreign Office down the street. An earlier kerfuffle left Larry with a hurty paw, but he got Palmerston back, getting a swath of fur from between the […]

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Did You Miss the Wedding of the Year?
[ 11 ] July 23, 2016 |

Did You Miss the Wedding of the Year?

In a ceremony rivaling that of William and Kate’s in opulence and grandeur, Mauricio and Allie tied the knot today in a lavish ceremony held in the pergola of the Order of the Arrowhead Lodge at Cat Scouts. Mauricio, of course, is the brains behind The Cat on My Head, and Allie heads up Friends […]

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Nurse Rad is no Nurse Ratchett
[ 2 ] July 22, 2016 |

Nurse Rad is no Nurse Ratchett

Rademenesa was a wee kitten when he nearly died from a respiratory infection. The veterinary hospital that saved this lucky black cat’s life adopted him as the full-time hospital cat, and Nurse Rad takes his work very seriously. He’s the Chief Medical Cuddler, aiding the recovery of patients with CPR (cuddles, purrs and relaxation.) He’s […]

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Turkish Cat Leads Coup Attempt
[ 2 ] July 16, 2016 |

Turkish Cat Leads Coup Attempt

Turkey’s street cats are legendary, a pawpular photo subject of tourists. A recent shot, taken in Instabul, in the midst of the recent coup attempt, went viral. And no surprise why… the tabby was in the thick of it, straddling rifles, unfazed by the fusillade of gunfire. Be safe, Coup Cat!

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With Cameron Out, Will Larry Get the Axe?
[ 1 ] July 13, 2016 |

With Cameron Out, Will Larry Get the Axe?

As outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron packed up his belongings yesterday to move from #10 Downing St and make way for his successor, Theresa May, the status of Larry, the cat who runs the U.K., has been called into question. Will he be kicked to the curb like Cameron? Like most British pols, Larry has […]

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Geezer Cat Gets 2nd Chance and a New Career
[ 6 ] July 8, 2016 |

Geezer Cat Gets 2nd Chance and a New Career

Catsby was old, irritable, unhealthy, and miserable at the shelter. He had hissy fits around other animals. And, he had health issues and a lot of emotional baggage. At 14, it was unlikely he’d find a home. Enter Danielle Joy Whatley, the owner of the Second Edition Book Shop in Davie, Florida. An animal lover, she […]

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Browser Keeps His Library Job!
[ 7 ] July 2, 2016 |

Browser Keeps His Library Job!

Well, the Interwebs has spoken: Browser the Library Cat will keep the job he holds so dear. Ever the overachiever, Browser attends the library’s GED classes and has earned an honorary diploma. Every year the library sells a Browser calendar as a fundraiser. But as reported here, a disgruntled dog owner rallied to have the former […]

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Dog Owner Gets Library Cat Fired
[ 2 ] June 28, 2016 |

Dog Owner Gets Library Cat Fired

The city council of White Settlement, Texas, has fired library cat Browser from his job. The former stray has toiled for six long years as the town’s library cat. Lillian Blackburn, president of the Friends of the White Settlement Public Library, was quoted by the Star-Telegram as saying, “That cat has been loved by people of all […]

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Rally Cat Scores One for the SL Cardinals as Angels Weep
[ 3 ] May 17, 2016 |

Rally Cat Scores One for the SL Cardinals as Angels Weep

Last week another cat was added to the long list of baseball lovin’ felines who believe that (baseball) diamonds are the cat’s best friend. Of course, baseball is uniquely well-suited as a feline sport of choice, what with all the nommy blue jays, cardinals, orioles, and yes, even Tigers! The orange tabby seemed to materialize out […]

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Want a Long Life, Kittehs? Move to Texas!
[ 1 ] May 13, 2016 |

Want a Long Life, Kittehs? Move to Texas!

Certified by Guinness as the World’s Oldest Cat, a 30-year-old Siamese in Texas named Scooter is basking in international acclaim. His owner, Gail Floyd, says the key to his longevity is staying active. He not only does regular calisthenics, but also travels widely. Gail takes him on trips and he may be the only cat […]

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Swamp Man to the Rescue!
[ 1 ] May 4, 2016 |

Swamp Man to the Rescue!

Frantic after her cat Sammie had been stuck in a tree for 11 days, Virginia resident Keowna Monger contacted a local television station–CBS6–asking for help. “My children especially are very upset. My daughter texts me from school to ask me if Sammie is still up there,” Keowna Monger said. Brian Carr, aka Swamp Man, was […]

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Royal Mail Puts the Hammer Down on Post-Pilfering Pussycat
[ 1 ] April 29, 2016 |

Royal Mail Puts the Hammer Down on Post-Pilfering Pussycat

We all get excited waiting for the postman to arrive each day. My ears are tuned to the sound of his engine turning off and on as he makes his way up the street. Bella is no exception Over in the U.K., the Royal Mail suspended deliveries to her household because Bella so aggressively snatched mail […]

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Desperately Seeking Good Mojo
[ 2 ] April 26, 2016 |

Desperately Seeking Good Mojo

I was shocked beyond words today to learn that da grate Ted Rheingold, founder of Catster, is seriously ill. He is facing what will seem like an insurmountable struggle — not just for him, but for his wife and family. He’s a great guy, brilliant, funny, charismatic, and more than a little wacky. My heart goes out […]

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Kittehs, Olympic Trials Are Just Around the Corner!
[ 2 ] April 20, 2016 |

Kittehs, Olympic Trials Are Just Around the Corner!

Hallmark Channel, the official home of kitten sports, has just announced that trials have begun for the nationwide sporting event, “Kitten Summer Games,” premiering Friday, August 5 on Hallmark Channel. The nation’s most athletic and adoptable kittens will compete in a series of events including kitten gymnastics, balance beam, uneven bars, rings, floor exercises, de-CAT-hlon, track and […]

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Palmerston Scores Job Heading the UK’s Foreign Office
[ 1 ] April 13, 2016 |

Palmerston Scores Job Heading the UK’s Foreign Office

Today, cats are a few steps closer to world domination. A handsome tuxie named Palmerston has been appointed “Chief Mouser” for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He’s named after Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who served as the U.K.’s foreign secretary nearly 200 years ago before going on to serve twice as prime […]

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