Posts tagged "cat"

Cat Lives Secret Life With 2 Families

Alice Alexander probably had no idea that the name she gave her new Siamese cat 14 years ago would prove so prescient. She called him "Ming," because he liked to mingle—so much so that he has been going back and forth between her New Zealand home and another one for more than a decade, effectively…
By: Newser / August 30, 2014

Amazing: Cat Rescues Boy From Dog Attack

When a neighbor's dog began attacking their four year old son, Jeremy Triantafilo. Tara (a stray who was adopted into the family six years ago) put one of her nine lives at risk by heroically going after the dog and interfering with the attack. Tara’s courage and compassion saved the young boy’s life and captured…
By: YourTango.com / May 17, 2014

Attention, Cat Ladies: Kittyo App Lets You Hang Out With Your Cat Long-Distance

Does the thought of missing Mr. Bojangles' adorably pawing at shadows on the wall give you social anxiety?  Kittyo, an intriguing/obnoxious new app, will allow you to hang out with your cat via iPhone remote control when you're not home. Kittyo features a webcam for owners to check in on their cats, a remote-controlled laser…
By: Claire Hannum / April 25, 2014

23 Signs Your Pet Is Actually Your First-Born Child

The United States birth rate just hit a record low, as more and more twenty- and thirty-somethings are putting off the parenting phase of their lives. But make no mistake, they're still spoiling, coddling, primping and using baby-talk. It's just directed at ... furrier companions. Have pampered pets become our adorable and adopted, but no…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / January 1, 2014

The Biggest, Fattest, Hairiest World Records Of 2013

By definition, world records are pretty weird. Someone or something does something that has never been done before. But some world records are weirder than others, such as the world's hairiest cat! This past year, HuffPost Weird News went to great lengths, not just to cover the weird records, but to tell the stories of…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 29, 2013

Kitten’s Weekly Weigh-Ins Are Ridiculously Cute

Kittens: they grow up so fast! It seems like just yesterday that mine was but a fluffy palm-sized gremlin. (Now he's a fat-faced, 15-pound young gentleman and a formidable paw-wrestling opponent. That boy is HUSKY.) Himajin Sokuhuo of Japan, who owns a to-die-for tabby, documented his kitten's growth in a series of 12…
By: Rachel Krause / November 7, 2013

The Kitten Bowl Is Here, And It’s Smarter, Cleaner, And More Agile Than The Puppy Bowl

The Puppy Bowl is cool and all, but there's only so long I can watch a bunch of dogs tumbling around before I'm like, "Where them kittens at?" The Hallmark Channel must have heard my plaintive brays, because they confirmed that they will be staging a Kitten Bowl come Super Bowl Sunday…
By: Rachel Krause / October 23, 2013

I Am Really Not A Fan Of “Celebrity Cat Impersonator” Betsy Bushytail

In theory, this video of "celebrity cat impersonator" Betsy Bushytail giving us her best Maru should be something I enjoy. It sure sounds like something I'd enjoy, right? But I don't. I hate it. It's creepy and horrible and feels like something I should not have seen, like I've been violated or am violating…
By: Rachel Krause / October 16, 2013

Why Throw A Bouquet At Your Wedding When You Could Throw Cats?

If brides were to toss kittens into the crowd for all the single ladiez, I would actually make an effort to grab it. Bouquets, on the other hand, are best handled with a subtle side-step away from whatever direction they're going in. No cats were harmed in the making of this meme, but it doe…
By: Rachel Krause / October 10, 2013

I Want To Eat This Adorable Cat Face

Look, I wouldn't really eat a cat. Or a cat face. But there are no words for how scrumptiously adorable this little cross-eyed tabby cat is. This is Jarvis P. Weasely, a stray brought to the Saving Grace Animal Rescue in San Francisco, California, when he was just four weeks old. That'…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 8, 2013

When Lil Bub Met Grumpy Cat, A Comin’ Through The Rye

I consider Lil Bub meeting Grumpy Cat as akin as to when Churchill met with Roosevelt. The two greatest cat powers on the continent, combining forces for cuteness. Watch as Bub and Grumps warily address one another at the second annual Internet Cat Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is my couch space, Bub says, tongue out,…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2013

Macklemore Schools Us On Proper Cat-Holding Techniques

Cat-holding! You're doing it wrong. Let Macklemore show you how to properly wrangle and pet a cat -- especially one who displays a shocking level of indifference/hatred regarding your very existence. It can be done, and Macklemore can help you do it, but you've got to be careful. Other suggested future Macklemore how-to videos include "How…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

The Acro-Cats Are Cats That Actually Follow Directions

Oh, I'm sorry, were you talking to me? I'm a little distracted by this acrobatic cat troupe. They're called the Amazing Acro-Cats, and they're a 13-cat touring troupe of feline talent. Their owner/Cat Leader is Next Level Crazy Cat Lady Samantha Martin, who's trained her cats to do actual tricks. Do you know how hard it…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 17, 2013

Choupette Scores Her First Vogue Cover, Seriously Upstages Linda Evangelista

As far as designers go, Karl Lagerfeld is notoriously loyal to his muses — for instance, while most brands will hold on to a spokesmodel for only a few years before ushering in the new guard, Karl has retained Keira Knightley as the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance since 2006. Model…
By: Rachel Krause / June 16, 2013

Criminal Cat Arrested For Smuggling Goods Into Prison

Not so much a cat burglar as a cat smuggler, a kitty at a Russian prison facility was detained after guards found cell phones and chargers taped to the animal's belly. Cell phones are strictly verboten in Russian prisons, and authorities believe that the cat was being used by prisoners to ferry items in and…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 4, 2013

What Will Those Krazy Katdashians Do Next?

What with "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," its various spin-offs both real and rumored, and their omnipotent media presence, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and krew don't really leave much to the imagination. But, as fate would have it, there's one big, bad secret they've managed to keep from America: they've actually been cats this whole…
By: Rachel Krause / May 30, 2013

Cross Species Love: Cat & Duckling Edition

Help settle a debate in The Frisky offices. Both Sophie and I think this video of a mama cat suckling her baby kittens and a gaggle of ducklings is so frickin' cute. But Megan is seriously perturbed by the situation. It's not natural, she says. Well, obviously! It's sweet to see how protective the mama…
By: / May 26, 2013

Sushi Cats Are The Unhappiest Cats

While we humans might delight in dressing up our cat friends as adorable little pieces of sushi, don't think for one second they're enjoying this. Because they are not. [Laughing Squid]…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 2, 2013

Taylor Swift Might Just Be A Crazy Cat Lady, Too

Crazy cat ladies, we are in good company: Taylor Swift has also copped to having a little bit of a kitten situation. Witness Tay-Tay and her Scottish Fold kitten Meredith, whom she got in 2011. We're fairly certain the "Grey's Anatomy" fan named the feline after Meredith Grey, but we'll let it slide. As T.
By: Julie Gerstein / April 12, 2013

You’ve Met Goats Screaming Like Humans? Try Cats Braying Like Goats

Is it science? Evolution? An adorable genetic quirk? Whatever it is, we're definitely into this video of Pickles the kitten braying like a goat. [Laughing Squid]…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 19, 2013
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