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Cats Help Teen Cancer Patient Heal

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"Where'd You Get That Purring Sound?"

Studies have shown that animals can help sick patients heal. But what do you do when a patient is in quarantine, unable to receive visits from the animals they love? Teenage cancer patient Maga Barzallo Sockemtickem was prohibited from seeing her pet cat Merry, so Seattle Children’s Hospital visiting artist John Blalock decided to help satisfy her kitty cravings. Blalock had helped create awesome artworks and installations for patients around the hospital, and for Maga, he made an immersive cat show. Blalock first collected cat photos from hospital workers, and then took to the Internet to get additional pictures of cute kitties. More than 3,000 images poured in, and Blalock made a cat-filled presentation for Maga, complete with purring sounds. On July 25, Maga reveled in more than 1,800 cat images, specially selected by Blalock.

“It was a big surprise, how big a response I got,” says Barzallo Sockemtickem. “But I think it was the simpleness of it all. People love cats; animals make us happy.” [NPR]

It’s Time To Cry: Man Helps Sick Dog Sleep

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Wisconsin man John Unger loves his pup Schoep a lot. He’s had the 19-year-old Husky since the dog was a puppy. So when vets told him that Schoep was suffering from painful arthritis that made it impossible for him to sleep, Unger decided to help him in the only way he could — he took Schoep swimming in nearby Lake Superior. The calming water lulls Schoep to sleep. Unger does this every night. Explains photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson:

“Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect. I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Shep as an 8 month old puppy, and he’s been by his side through many adventures.”

Schoep also saved Unger’s life.

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Choupette Lagerfeld Is Back With A Photoshoot And More Details From Her Luxurious Life

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Choupette Lagerfeld's future as model and muse is looking pretty bright. Read More »
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And just when you thought you had heard the last from me regarding Choupette Lagerfeld, you were so woefully wrong! Allow me to explain myself: cat love is my number one interest and priority above all other things, and I also really adore the kooky Chanel designer‘s flippantly offensive attitude, despite my awareness of the fact that if we did so happen to cross paths he would probably just write me off as having a “bad face,” as in the case of one Pippa Middleton, or “fat,” as in the case of everyone else ever. I wouldn’t even care, man, so long as he would let me smooch his darling cat right on the nose. Keep reading »

Meet Patty, The World’s Most Artistic Donkey

This adorable pot-bellied donkey is named Patty. Seven years ago, she was rescued from a UK auction in emaciated condition and moved to HorseWorld, an equine rehab center where she slowly but surely regained her health–along with a gregarious personality. One day, Patty watched her handler Vicky Greenslade work on a painting with such rapt attention that Greenslade handed her a paintbrush. Three weeks later, Patty had her own easel and was churning out colorful abstract paintings, stroke-by-stroke. “Patty is a huge show-off, she loves people watching her paint,” says Greenslade. “We can’t ask her to do too many demonstrations in a week though, or she gets bored, throws the paintbrush down and walks off–what a drama queen!” Patty’s paintings are available for sale in a busy gallery in Bristol, where they routinely fetch over $150. The best part? All of the proceeds benefit HorseWorld’s efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome mistreated horses. Not only does Patty look amazing in a beret, she’s changing the world, one brush stroke at a time. [Daily Mail]

New Life Goal: Cuddle A Baby Walrus

This little guy is a 4-6-week-old walrus calf who was separated from his family and rescued by fishermen from an Alaskan lagoon. He’s currently being cared for at a marine rehabilitation center, where he’s giving (and getting) plenty of snuggles from the staff. Suddenly I am very aware of the lack of baby walrus in my life. Also, can I make a confession? This is my first time using the word “Squee” (I’m more of a “Beeeep!” girl myself), so I had to ask Jessica how many e’s are in a typical “Squee.” “As many as it needs,” she said, and after assessing this photo, declared, “Yup, that’s gonna be a four-e ‘squee.’” So wise, that one. [KATU]

Does Your Cat Need Spanx?

Cats & Lasers
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Too Much Fancy Feast?

Nevermind easing off the Fancy Feast. Just get your kitty a pair of cat Spanx! That shouldn’t be hard to put on her at all. Cats just love wearing clothes. [BuzzFeed]

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