Category: News

Cat Blogosphere Mourns Sammy Kimmel
[ 4 ] December 2, 2016 |

Cat Blogosphere Mourns Sammy Kimmel

With profound sadness, Cat Scouts around the world today bid farewell to one of their finest Sabertooth Scouts, Scout Sammy Kimmel, who departed for The Bridge. Scout Sammy had climbed to the pinnacle of Cat Scouts success. Head of the Worldwide Wildcats, he achieved the Sabertooth rank, was a member of the Order of the Arrowhead, […]

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NZ Woman Dies Rescuing Cat from Tree
[ 0 ] November 30, 2016 |

NZ Woman Dies Rescuing Cat from Tree

Gaylene Dunn, a 54-year-old New Zealand cat lover, recently died from an injury sustained while rescuing her beloved cat Tinker from a tree. No, she didn’t fall from the upper reaches of a sky-high eucalyptus. Her foot got stuck in the V of a lance tree just a foot or so from its base. Trapped […]

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Honor Vets Through Pets for Vets & Dogs on Deployment #spons
[ 0 ] November 11, 2016 |

Honor Vets Through Pets for Vets & Dogs on Deployment #spons

What better act can you perform to thank our veterans for their service than help ensure their pets are cared for during their service commitments and provide companion animals for veterans who need them? Purina is honoring veterans this month by donating $100,000 to two organizations dedicated to the military and their pets. Here’s Where […]

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RIP Jeter Harris
[ 9 ] November 4, 2016 |

RIP Jeter Harris

Da Grate Jeter Harris made his way to the Rainbow Bridge this week, and I am devastated. I last saw Jeter three weeks ago. I’ve stayed at his house many times, but he’d always been wary of me. If I was lucky, if I got up in the middle of the night to pee he’d […]

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Texas Library Cat: You’re Fired!
[ 7 ] October 27, 2016 |

Texas Library Cat: You’re Fired!

Whisper, a library cat in Mabank, a town 54 miles southeast of Dallas, has been unceremoniously fired, and residents are working a petition to get her reinstated. The city of Mabank recently took over management of the Tri-County Library after 25 years in private hands and promptly gave Whisper the boot. Like many feline librarians, […]

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Feral Ratinators to the Rescue!
[ 0 ] October 21, 2016 |

Feral Ratinators to the Rescue!

Feral cats are keeping New York City’s infamous rats in check. The NYC Feral Cat Initiative is training about 6000 volunteers to trap members of wild cat colonies that have become a nuisance or been threatened by construction, then spay or neuter and vaccinate them with the goal of returning them to their home territories. To […]

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World’s Oldest Cat at 31?
[ 221 ] October 14, 2016 |

World’s Oldest Cat at 31?

He doesn’t look a day over 26, and at 31 (ish), Nutmeg just may be the world’s oldest cat.  (And he looks a little Kismet, the orginal Bigman Cat, dontcha think?) That is–yikes!–about the equivalent of 140 in human years. Yet, he’s as spry as they come and, according to his people, “rules the house.” […]

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Purina Pet Haven Opened in NYC Domestic Violence Shelter
[ 6 ] October 14, 2016 |

Purina Pet Haven Opened in NYC Domestic Violence Shelter

Many victims of domestic violence stay in the home rather than going to a shelter because of the threat of violence against beloved pets. Few domestic violence shelters allow pets. At a Purina Better with Pets symposium in NYC a couple of years ago a woman told her story about needing to get out of an […]

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The Cat Man of Aleppo vs. Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
[ 11 ] October 5, 2016 |

The Cat Man of Aleppo vs. Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

I challenge you not to get choked up when you read about the Cat Man of Aleppo. Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel is an angel mired in the hellhole that is Syria. If you’re reading this from the comfort of a Barcolounger in suburbia, it’s hard to imagine life in Aleppo. If you’re Gary Johnson, you’ve probably never […]

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Cat in Purrdicament Freed in China
[ 184 ] September 28, 2016 |

Cat in Purrdicament Freed in China

A grey and white tabby in China is relieved to be freed from a metal basketball hoop stand in which he found himself trapped this week. He was spooked and made the mistake of darting into the tube, only too late realizing he couldn’t dart back out. His owner called the fire department, who had […]

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White Lion AND Tiger Cubs Born in Polish Zoo
[ 9 ] 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
[ 7 ] 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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