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Are Cats Being Weaponized by the Navy?

Are Cats Being Weaponized by the Navy?

It’s not news that social media, clickbait headlines, and others often exploit human emotions to generate interest. One major way human emotions are exploited is via “cute” photos, videos, and memes. Scientists are exploring how cuteness encourages people to share information, good or bad, shaping perceptions that could influence public opinion. The Office of Naval […]

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Cat Art You Can’t Live Without

Cat Art You Can’t Live Without

Felicia’s Etsy site features several different categories of original cat art. Our fave category is Cat Paintings. These whimsical epictions are spot on and will put a smile on your face during this difficult time. Click any image to go to its product page.

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10 Cat Hair Forks for the Best Messy Buns Ever!!!

10 Cat Hair Forks for the Best Messy Buns Ever!!!

Cat Hair Forks, anyone? After I grew my hair out this year, I found myself in need of something to hold my hair in place when I pulled it up into a bun. Etsy to the rescue! They have a nice selection of cat-themed hair forks that are guaranteed conversation starters. Check ’em out below!

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Anthony Hopkins’ Own Piano Cat

Anthony Hopkins’ Own Piano Cat

@AnthonyHopkins tweeted a vid of himself playing piano for his cat while the two are holed up at home under our state’s mandatory lockdown. “Niblo is making sure I stay healthy and demands I entertain him in exchange… cats”: No Hannibal Lecter vibes here! It’s feel-good footage purrfect for a time when so many are […]

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Humans Learn Where Cats Go When They’re Outside

Humans Learn Where Cats Go When They’re Outside

The goal of the massive international Cat Tracker project was simple: find out where pet cats go when they’re outside. Researchers have tried to tackle this question in the past, either by following cats on foot (good luck with that…!) or by putting radio-transmitters on collars around cats’ necks, but Cat Tracker was singular in […]

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The. Saddest. PURRthday. Pawty. EVER.

The. Saddest. PURRthday. Pawty. EVER.

Monique, a stunning 2-year-old Maine Coon, was hoping to celebrate her second birthday with a loving family, but instead, she partied alone, not in a furever home. According to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, a U.K.-based animal rescue, Monique has been at the rescue’s South London shelter for over 115 days. (That’s way longer in […]

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Before Cats Dominated Instagram There Were Cyanotypes

Before Cats Dominated Instagram There Were Cyanotypes

120 years before cats dominated YouTube and organized to one day achieve world domination, they were the subject of one very adoring photographer. Recently, a family member reached out to YouTuber Mathieu Stern with a fun fact: There was possibly a time capsule hidden in his old family home. The photography experiment-focused video-maker looked into […]

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Unclear on the Concept: Cat Breaks INTO Prison

Unclear on the Concept: Cat Breaks INTO Prison

Curiosity got the better of one cat in northwest England who broke into a prison. But the poor puss, called Padfoot, ended up having to be rescued after stranding himself on a 25-foot-high razor-wire fence some 164-feet inside the security perimeter of Haverigg Prison in Millom, Cumbria. Welfare workers for the Royal Society for the Prevention […]

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Took a Village to Rescue This Cat

Took a Village to Rescue This Cat

In the Village of Lewiston, NY, Mayor Anne Welch closed Tuesday’s monthly board meeting with a feel-good story about a cat stuck in a 40-foot-plus tree. “I live on Cayuga Street and, across the street from me, there was this tree with this cat in it,” she explained. “So, my next door neighbor comes over […]

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Pregnant Cat in Predicament

Pregnant Cat in Predicament

Over at the Jersey Shore, a cat was stuck in a tree in Manahawkin for many days before animal control was called to rescue her. Stafford Township Animal Control received a call of an injured cat that was stuck in a tree. After an officer rescued the cat, she was taken to the Stafford Veterinary […]

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Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm for This Cat Guy

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm for This Cat Guy

Who knew this Curb Your Enthusiasm star was a cat guy? I couldn’t find any hard evidence of this other than when he guested on Conan wearing an inspired wardrobe choice: a very cute cat jacket. Check it out:

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30,000 Pets Stranded in Wuhan

30,000 Pets Stranded in Wuhan

It is estimated that more than 30,000 pets have been left stranded after the Chinese government sealed off Wuhan following the coronavirus outbreak. In response, people trapped in Wuhan have been volunteering and checking in on the animals whose owners are stuck outside the city (are these rescuers angels or what???) Here’s Ye Jialin’s story […]

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Laissez Le Bon Temp Kitteh!

Laissez Le Bon Temp Kitteh!

Mardi gras is just around the corner, so be purrpared for debauchery! Here are some jazzy hand-crafted cat-themed mardi gras items to get you through all the way to Ash Wednesday!

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World’s Worst Cat Scores a Furever Home

World’s Worst Cat Scores a Furever Home

Perdita became a viral sensation after shelter officials declared her ‘a jerk.’ Today, as a result of one of the greatest cat rescue marketing ploys of all time, Perdita has found herself on her way to a “furever home” in Tennessee. She went with the same testy demeanor that made her a viral sensation in […]

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Your Cat WILL Eat You!

Your Cat WILL Eat You!

Left alone, a human corpse will soon be feasted upon by maggots. Also, depending on the circumstances, by a cat. It is one of those pet-owner musings, a conversation topic so dark that it inspired the title of a book by a mortician: “Would Fluffy eat me if I dropped dead?” The answer, according to […]

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The Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year

The Cat’s Guide to Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy! That’s Chinese for “Let’s get fat eating Chinese food!” Many Chinatown cats HATE this holiday because of all the firecrackers, but if you just go hide in a closet during the parade, you’ll be fine. It can be fun and enlightening to discover your Chinese astrology sign. Take that first step […]

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Ask Max Monday: Super Awesome Week

Ask Max Monday: Super Awesome Week

Hi! Know what I’ve been doing all week? I’ll tell you. No. I’ll SHOW you. It’s been cold outside, so the Woman has turned the fireplace on for me A LOT this week. She says she thinks I sleep better when I’m in my mancat cave with the warms blowing around, so if I ask […]

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And My Favorite Christmas Gift Was…..

And My Favorite Christmas Gift Was…..

Asking me what my favorite Christmas gift this year is kinda like asking me which of my cats is my favorite. ANSWER: whichever one is on my lap at the moment. And right at this moment, my favorite Christmas gift is this cat scarf. THE. SOFTEST. SCARF. EVAH!!!! I know whereof I speak. I have […]

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Come for the Squirrel Underpants. Stay for the Cat Masks.

Come for the Squirrel Underpants. Stay for the Cat Masks.

I don’t visit the Archie McPhee website as often as I should, but it’s where I bought Skeezix’s tighty whiteys (aka squirrel underpants) so you know it’s a classy place. It’s been a while since I was over there, but I got an email from them regarding a new product, the cat head squirrel feeder. […]

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Winter Cats is the Best Way to Spend Those Christmas Checks!

Winter Cats is the Best Way to Spend Those Christmas Checks!

Is that Christmas check burning a hole in your pocket? If there’s a youngster in your house, you should buy Winter Cats, a charming new picture book authored by prolific children’s writer Janet Lawler and illustrated by Ela Smietanka. Here’s a peek: Willy is an indoor cat who’s never been outside. His family warns that […]

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