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Church Cat is With The Angels

Church Cat is With The Angels

Twelve years ago, a mangy tabby made her home in Southwark Cathedral, her first steps on the path to celebrity. During her extraordinary life she met the Queen, starred in a children’s book and generated gazillions of followers on her requisite social media acccounts. Doorkins Magnificat arrived at Southwark Cathedral in 2008, a hungry stray […]

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Scientists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Giant Cat

Scientists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Giant Cat

A cat lies in the Sun in Peru, its ears up and alert, its belly exposed, and tail stretched out. The cat is 120 feet long, and around 2,000 years old. It’s a geoglyph recently discovered in Peru’s Nazca desert. After authorities began improving access to a lookout point called the Mirador Natural, a research […]

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Move Over, Spot and Isis. There’s a New Cat in The Star Trek Universe.

Move Over, Spot and Isis. There’s a New Cat in The Star Trek Universe.

I enjoyed the 3rd season premiere of Star Trek Discovery, even more so when I saw a new cast member, a Maine Coon named Grudge. Grudge is one in a long line of Trek cats, going back to the original series. In 2268, the USS Enterprise, on a mission in the 20th century, encountered Gary […]

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NO BUTT IN FACE!!!!

NO BUTT IN FACE!!!!

That was a refrain Tripper the Psycho Stray Cat often heard from me. Given all the crispy bits embellishing his nether regions, I had to insist on a face-to-face relationship. He was quick to comply…I always suspected there was a little human inside of him, because he always demonstrated that he understood every single word […]

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13 Cats Honor RBG

13 Cats Honor RBG

My weekend was ruined by the passing of feminist and legal icon, the notorious RBG. I won’t wax poetic about her truly transcendent awesomeness right now because you can get that via any ol’ news outlet. What you may not know is that cats across the land are celebrating her life and her legacy. You […]

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Meet Harvard’s Humanities Cat

Meet Harvard’s Humanities Cat

After four years at Harvard, Remy the cat has had pretty much the full Harvard experience. “He has been in student dorms, at parties, attended lectures, and taken photos with tourists in Harvard Yard,” says his owner, Cambridge resident Sarah Watton. The 4-year-old orange tabby even has a Facebook page started by friends at the […]

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Dennis Quaid Adopts Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid Adopts Dennis Quaid

Hot hunk Dennis Quaid has a new furry friend — a sleek house panther. His name? Dennis Quaid. The tale of two Dennises began when the actor heard from a local news report that a black rescue cat, also named Dennis Quaid, was resident in an animal shelter in Virginia and in need of a […]

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Need Help, Kittehs! My Translator is Broken!

Need Help, Kittehs! My Translator is Broken!

Fans of Star Trek Discovery were immediate fans of cat-loving comic Tig Notaro. She has a verrrrry dry wit and though initially her character was found on an alien planet (without a cat) and it was a guest spot planned for an episode or two, Tig scored a full-time role on the show. (She and […]

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Dontcha Need Just One More Cat Bed????

Dontcha Need Just One More Cat Bed????

Can you ever have too many cat beds? Hubby would disagree, but that wouldn’t stop me from trying to sneak another reeeeeeally kyoot one into the house when he’s not looking. If I could crochet, I’d whip up one of these in a heartbeat. Yep, it’s a DIY project guaranteed to take your weary mind […]

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Free Forts for Felines!

Free Forts for Felines!

Amazon is introducing shipping boxes that can be recycled into cat condos, forts and other creations. Starting this week, some Amazon orders will be delivered in “more environmentally friendly” boxes that can be turned into a spaceship, car or fort for your cats and other adventurous creatures. The boxes are part of Amazon’s “Less Packaging, […]

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TACO CAT Spelled Backward is….

TACO CAT Spelled Backward is….

I’ve been having to work without the use of my right hand, so I’ll be venturing out of the house to visit a surgeon this week, which is pretty exciting. What’ll I wear? Is my mask sufficiently cute? Will the face shield be overkill? How long has it been since I’ve seen anyone but hubby […]

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Randy Russian Blue Needs Glucose Drip After Mating Binge

Randy Russian Blue Needs Glucose Drip After Mating Binge

KITTEHS! Do not try this at home! An exhausted (but very happy) cat needed a glucose drip after mating with at least five females in single night after staff let him out of his cage at a pet hotel when they went home. Xiaopi the Russian Blue was left at a posh cat hotel by […]

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World’s Oldest Cat Thrived on Bacon and Red Wine

World’s Oldest Cat Thrived on Bacon and Red Wine

It was the youthful combination of turkey bacon, dry food, broccoli and a little bit of red wine every two days that kept him going to the grand old age of 38. This particular resident was a cat named Creme Puff, who died in 2005. While that’s an impressive age for a cat, the official Guinness World […]

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Dead Cat Receives Voter Registration Packet

Dead Cat Receives Voter Registration Packet

In a presidential election year, there’s always a push to get people registered to vote. For one Atlanta family, that push got a little interesting. Ron Tims said he checked his mail Wednesday and found a voter registration application addressed to Cody Tims — his cat, who died 12 years ago. “A great cat, indoor […]

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And Just One More Feline Zoombomb…

And Just One More Feline Zoombomb…

And those Feline Zoombombs just keep coming! If you haven’t done it yet, it’s time to up your game, kittehs!

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Wanna Be a Taco Cat Fashionista?

Wanna Be a Taco Cat Fashionista?

Cats and Tacos. Does it get any better than that? Would you believe…a taco cat summer dress to celebrate a little covid freedom? Bored of attending pants-free zoom meetings and scraping the bottom of the Netflix barrel trying to find something we haven’t already binged, we went looking for cat stuff. A recent pop in […]

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Streaming Services to Help Fluffy Navigate the Covid Lockdown

Streaming Services to Help Fluffy Navigate the Covid Lockdown

A couple of streaming services for cats have emerged, purrfect for helping Fluffy make it through her shelter-in-place nightmare in one piece. More than one cat has complained to me that their attempts to make their peeps’ zoom meetings more interesting have not been appreciated. And their helpful suggestions of how to spend time locked […]

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Homer’s Magic Pixie Dust

Homer’s Magic Pixie Dust

This is National Pet Appreciation Week, or so Alexa told me. These days, the pet I appreciate most is Homer. So today I’ll subject you to a tail tale I’d previously written describing Homer’s gotcha story: Homer is black and nobody wanted him. Not even me. A few years ago, I adopted Reno, a flame-point […]

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Grandaddy of all Cat Artists

Grandaddy of all Cat Artists

You’d be hard-pressed to find a rabid cat lover who hasn’t been enchanted by the vintage illustrations of Louis Wain. He created a whimsical world of wide-eyed cats, each scene rich with detail and activity. As a cat artist, I’m amazed at the number of cats featured in each of his illustrations as well as […]

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Ask Max Monday: No, Not Everyone Needs a Pet…

Ask Max Monday: No, Not Everyone Needs a Pet…

It’s almost Taco Tuesday. What kind of tacos should I order? Taco Bell ones give me the [redacted] TOONA You should get TOONA TOONA TACO TUESDAY You’re welcome. = = = I was reading “Purrfect Advice” by Nic Saint, and saw this: “Well, we could start a column with pets writing in and asking questions, […]

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