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Taylor Swift Explains Her Cat-Carrying Habit

Taylor Swift has been spotted carrying Olivia Benson the cat around on her arm twice in one week, and the habit was beginning to rub off on other celebrities (and basically build into one of the greatest mysteries of our time). In earth-shattering news, Taylor explained to “Access Hollywood” that the reason for the feline accessorizing is that Olivia hates spending time in her cat carrier. “She freaks out when she’s in there. So I was just like, ‘OK, all right, we’re gonna just do this!’…It was like a ten foot walk from my door to the car! What I thought was funny about those pictures is that, like, the cat is looking straight at the cameras!” So now we know for sure that Olivia is not a perfect robot-cat who never goes on a whiny scratching fest and that she has an untapped talent for modeling. Now that Taylor mentions it, that pink contraption behind her in the picture does look like a cat carrier wielded by an assistant. Now, only one question remains — where on earth is Meredith? [ABC News; Refinery 29]

[Image via INF Daily]

Ke$ha Has Jumped On The “Use Your Cat As An Accessory” Bandwagon

I don’t know what it is about these pop stars carrying their cats around in public, but it’s definitely an official thing now. Taylor Swift has been spotted carrying her kitten (charmingly named Olivia Benson) around town this past week, and Kesha carted her kitty around LAX on yesterday because hey, it’s a trendy look now, right? Taylor gets a few extra points because Olivia matches her outfits better, but I’m loving the pink on Ke$ha anyway so we’ll let it slide. How do I get into the cat-carrying street style club? Also, how do they get those cats to hold so still instead of going haywire and hissing? This is a clique I totally want to join. [The Gloss] [Image via INF Daily]

Man With Asperger Syndrome Builds Epic Cat Maze In His Home

Cat Dream House
Like A Barbie Dream House, But For Cats

Greg Krueger has four cats, and he’s spent the past 15 years turning his Minnesota home into a feline fun house. The house has almost 100 yards of raised catwalks, mazes, nooks in the walls for the cats to crawl through, and lots of fancy woodwork. Krueger doesn’t plan to stop adding onto the project anytime soon, and even grows catnip in his garden next the house. Krueger was just diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at age 49, and he told a local news station that the syndrome has been the blessing that allowed him to stay so heavily focused on the project. To Krueger, making his kitties feel welcome “feels like we’re a family living here.” Awesome! [People; Oddity Central]

Meet Alley The Record Holding Flying Cat

Alley The Cat
Those Trainers' Cat Ears Are So On Point

One of the new record holders set to appear in the 2015 edition of the “Guinness Book of Records” is Alley the flying cat, who jumps farther than any other kitty on the planet. Alley was rescued in Chicago by Samantha Martin, a trainer for the traveling cat circus Acro-cats (how did I not know that training cats for the circus is a career path!?). Alley was adopted after she was found in looking weak in — surprise — a city alley with three other cats, and Martin began to train her when she showed a love for jumping. In a true (feline) rags-to-riches tale, Alley has learned to leap a whole 6 feet, and now holds the honor of being included under the book’s Longest Cat Jump title. Watch Alley’s amazing skills! [Life With Cats]

The Daily Squee: Watch This Kitten Learn To Walk

We all start somewhere, right? Enjoy this Coub (basically, a GIF/Vine/video hybrid) of this little kitten who has a whole lot to learn about walking. Luckily, Mom is there to help. [Coub]

Teen Petitions To Have Photo Of Him And His Cat Included In School Yearbook

Teen Petitions To Have Photo Of Him And His Cat Included In School Yearbook

Meet Draven Rodriguez, a junior at Schenectady High School in upstate New York, and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. For reasons that should be pretty obvious, Rodriguez is determined to have the above photo featured in his high school yearbook and has preemptively started an online petition asking for its inclusion. “I’m not trying to make any statement,” Rodriguez told The Daily Gazette, “other than my photo is ridiculous and this is how I am.” While school officials haven’t officially banned the photo entirely, they have told Rodriguez and Bigglesworth that their professionally shot photo cannot be included in the yearbook’s usual portrait section. Luckily, the dynamic duo is willing to compromise and would be cool with the photo appearing elsewhere in the yearbook. In other words, there’s really no controversy to report yet, but the photo is awesome and I wanted you to see it and, hey, early public support can’t hurt, right? See the full photo in all its feline glory after the jump. [via Gawker] Keep reading »

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