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Want: The Perfect Calendar For Cat-Loving Book Nerds

Does your love for books rival your love for cats wearing costumes? Have you been yearning for a way to combine these two interests while also keeping track of important dates? Then you definitely need to order a Puss In Books wall calendar, which features an adorable cat dressed up in adorable costumes corresponding to 12 different quotes from classic literature. From Alice in Wonderland to Pride and Prejudice to Hamlet, there’s a quote (and a cat costume) for everyone. Calendars are $19 each, with $1 from each sale donated to Feline Rescue, a no-kill shelter. I’m planning to just buy a dozen of these and be done with my holiday shopping, because I can’t think of a single one of my friends who wouldn’t appreciate the sight of a cat dressed like a pig next to a quote from Animal Farm. Magical. [Puss In Books Calendar]

It’s Official: Cat Painting Contest Will Be The Most Brooklyn Thing Ever

Just when you thought the streets of Brooklyn were safe again, cat people had to go do something ridiculous: on November 24th, there will be a Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown held in a gallery space. What happens at a Cat Painting Takedown? Unlike past Takedowns where competitors try to make the best soup or bacon, artistes use their allotted time to paint the best cat picture possible. If this sounds too much like an elementary school class, guests can enjoy some (no doubt craft-brewed) beer and (vegan soy free range) chili while watching the Picassos do their art. Paintings will be auctioned off at the end of the event, with proceeds going to animal shelters. Awww! I renounce my snark, I like this cat painting thing after all. [Brokelyn]

[The above feline beast is my favorite Internet cat, Pudge, who I would paint if I participated in the Takedown.]

This Adorable Kitty Is A Pot Smuggler

Who Wants Meow-ajuana?

So while you were busy playing Candy Crush, cats started smuggling drugs. Guards at a prison in Moldova noticed one particular pussy was frequently entering the prison through a small hole in the fence. The kitty’s “decorative oversized collar” turned out to contain what appears to be marijuana being transported to prisoners; now authorities are on the hunt to find out who trained him. Apparently, feline prison trafficking has occurred before, with cats caught bringing in cell phones and drugs to another prison. Who knew cats could be trained so well?! My cat can’t even be bothered to come when his name is called, let alone bring me pot in the clink. Keep reading »

Charlie The Kitten’s Bedtime Routine Is More Adorable Than Yours

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Meet Charlie the kitten, who makes going to bed early look cool again. His nighttime routine includes a bottle, a warm bubble bath, and a bedtime story — as should all of ours, really. His blissful little blink at the end as he settles in front of his book has me melting. This Vine is only six seconds long, but I could watch Charlie get ready for bed forever. [Huffington Post]

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

The Hallmark Channel will host the Kitten 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 2014. (Also, they announced this back in April, but I must have missed it so I’m going to go ahead and assume you did too.) The network has just announced that Beth Stern (that’s Howard’s wife) will host, Yankees radio announcer John Sterling will give the play-by-play, and — this is the best part — the festivities, featuring 60 to 70 kittens, will run from noon to 9 p.m. It’s perfect, because watching kittens on television is literally the only thing I could feasibly enjoy doing for nine hours straight. [Vulture] [Image of mother cat and kittens via Shutterstock]

I Can’t Handle The Cuteness Of These Kittens Dressed Like Tootsie Rolls

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These are kittens dressed as Tootsie Rolls for Halloween. Let me repeat: here are a full two minutes and 18 seconds of kittens dressed as Tootsie Rolls. Sometimes the universe is actually that giving. No need to worry about nonsense like government shutdowns or the economy collapsing when you can watch adorable fluffballs scurry around their house batting at things dressed like candy. You’re welcome, Internet. [Jezebel]

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