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Hemingway Cats Ride Out Storm Safely

Hemingway Cats Ride Out Storm Safely

I’m a little ashamed to admit that the main worry I had when I first heard about the Irma threat was how The Hemingway Cats would fare during the storm. The Hemingway Cats are a tribe of 54 polydactyl and polydactyl-gene-carrying felines who reside at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on Key West. Some of […]

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Kitty Puts the Skids on a.m. Rush Hour in NY

Kitty Puts the Skids on a.m. Rush Hour in NY

Cats seeking a more adventurous life might look to a torbie in New York for inspiration. The daredevil feline found her way onto the train tracks at the Rockaway Ave. station in Bedford Sty. She timed it well: the rescue operation commenced at 7:30 am, and took about a half hour. Morning commuters on the […]

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Good News Tuesday: The Spotted Cheetah is a CHEETOS Restaurant!

Cheetos just announced plans to open “The Spotted Cheetah,” a fine-dining pop-up restaurant in New York City, bringing together two of my very favorite things: Cheetos and Cheetahs. It’ll be all-Cheetos-all-the-time at The Spotted Cheetah. Even better: there will be BACON!!!! But boohoohoo, it will only be open August 15th-17th, bolting from the culinary scene […]

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$50 Off Kitty Clones

No DNA required, just lotsa photos (and room on your credit card). A new company, Cuddle Clones creates life-size* plush copies of your favorite fluffy friend. You send in one (or many) photos from all angles, choose ear shape/position, describe any oddities like pawpad colors, and a clone of your kitteh will be on your […]

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Vodka Saves Cat’s Life

An Australian cat suspected of drinking antifreeze survived the ordeal with the help of a bottle of vodka. Yes, you read that right. The stricken cat was found outside of a tire shop in Brisbane last weekend. They took him to the RSPCA post-haste, and when he tested positive for renal failure the veterinary team […]

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Firehouse Cat Saves Firemen

A South Carolina tabby whose orange coat mimics the flames his firefighting pals extinguish is being hailed as their savior. The firefighters at the Belmont Fire Department in Greenville rescued “Flame” a couple of years ago when they found him near the firehouse, scared and skinny as a rail. Firefighter engineer Jordan Lide won’t forget […]

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White Lion AND Tiger Cubs Born in Polish Zoo

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

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

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?

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

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!

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

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

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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