Don’t bother asking me whether I’m a dog person or a cat person, because I have immeasurable affection for both species. (I also love, though strictly from afar, foxes, coyotes, wolves, lions, leopards, and essentially anything else you might find on your average safari.) But I’ll confess: I cultivate a soft spot for felines that runs deep. I strongly identify with their capricious temperaments, desire to hide for days beneath beds, couches, and appliances, and frank disinterest in displays of physical affection except when it suits them. Okay, so I’m probably going to be alone for the rest of my life, but at least I’ll have cats, and these adorable gold Vermeil Cat Face Studs. I might as well have a sign on my face that says, “Don’t touch unless I’m purring.” [$32, Catbird]
There are “cat” people and “dog” people, but what if there were actually cat people and dog people — people whose behavior mirrored that of our furry friends? Things would get weiiiiird. Hilariously weird. [YouTube]
Where dogs seem just happy to be fed and petted, cats lead much more complicated emotional lives. They hate passionately and love fearfully — though admittedly not often. These photos from England’s Supreme Championship Cat Show, held in Birmingham, England, this past weekend, show the whole range of complex, existential feelings these felines possess.
The Swedish insurance company Folksam asked their customers what they’d like to see in a commercial. The insurance market is flooded with geckos and singing weirdos and all kinds of distractions, after all. One customer, Eva, wanted to see cats skydiving. To R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.” So the company took her suggestion very literally and made a commercial — a genius commercial — featuring just that!
“What happens to a dream deferred,” asked the poet Langston Hughes. It’s the overarching theme to the new Catdance Film Festival hit, “8 To Go,” about a cat whose DJ dreams are waylaid by his catnip addiction. The Catdance Film Festival, held this year in Park City, Utah (natch), offers the best in scripted cat cinema. And Catdance has partnered with Fresh Step to offer viewers sneak peeks at some of these cinematic masterpieces. And if you’re a fledgling filmmaker yourself, submit your own cat-focused movie into this year’s festival – deadline for submissions is December 7. [Fresh Step] Keep reading »
If there’s one thing that fostering a kitten has taught me, it’s that I need a new litter box. My current litter situation is rather dire, it seems, and between two full-size poop machines and tiny little one, I’m definitely feeling the need to upgrade. But, as some of you know, finding a litter box that’s also tiny apartment-appropriate can be difficult. That’s why I’m angling for this Circa50 litter box from Modernist Cat. The Circa50 has a sleek modern design, and is a fashionable way to hide a smelly litter box. Plus, it doubles as a little side table! Sure, it’s a bit pricey, but you can’t put a price on taking care of a kitty poop problem. [$479, Modernist Cat]
Halloween is here and Henri the existential French cat has succumbed to the meaninglessness of it all. Alors, I don’t think you can watch this without getting bummed. Sorry. [YouTube]
The Internet was basically invented for cat videos. Through the years, we’ve probably wasted at least half our lives to watching cat videos and ogling pictures of cute kittens, so we’re pretty much experts when it comes to the best cats online. That’s why we’ve decided to assemble this handy list of the best cats on the Internet — EVER. These are the best of the best, and you should definitely check out these cat videos and websites. If you haven’t wasted enough time, what are you waiting for? Keep reading »
This is why I will always love Philadelphia: Because only in Philadelphia will a dude ride around on his bike with a kitten on his back. This is YouTube user RudiElias86, and in addition to being totally adorable, he’s also forged a special bond with his little kitten MJ, who goes everywhere with him. [Philebrity]
Surprise, surprise: Cats really don’t care about your Halloween. That doesn’t mean we can’t laugh at them in stupid costumes, though. So, here are 18 cats all dressed up and totally miserable about it.