Meet Depot, the kindly green-eyed kitty who was almost evicted from her home of 13 years last week. See, Depot is a lovable stray who lives inside a Home Depot store in Bluffton, South Carolina. She’s something of a local celebrity and wanders around the store making friends with customers, many of whom bring her treats when they come to shop.
The store’s management had no problem with Depot either, until she recently began unwittingly setting off security alarms in the middle of the night. The company said it was time for Depot to hit the road. Keep reading »
As an obsessive dog owner, it can be easy for me to forget that there are other creatures people keep as pets and love as much as I love Lucca. I was reminded of this yesterday, when I posted a link to the Puppy Bowl X gallery to FB and a friend, who happens to be a cat lover, reminded me that puppies are not the only stars of the Puppy Bowl. “Everyone knows that the Kitten Halftime Show is the real draw,” he said. Now, I don’t want to pit puppies and kittens against each other here, as there’s more than enough room for all kinds of cuteness in this world. So let’s give the Puppy Bowl kittens their due!
Meet Didga the cat, skateboarder extraordinaire. Watch Didga around her Australian hometown on her board, jumping over dogs and looking generally unfazed at just how absurd it is that she’s a cat on a skateboard. How her owner managed to train her to do this is beyond me, but I am all kinds of impressed. Unless, of course, this is some crazy Photoshop job and cats on skateboards don’t exist. But Happie the goat knows how to skateboard, so why not Didga? [Refinery29]
Another reason to drop everything and move to San Francisco: a tea house/cat cafe called KitTea is planned to open in spring 2014. KitTea will be a “zen retreat” for both human and homeless cats: humans for tea drinking/feline-snuggling and cats for the opportunity to be adopted. KitTea will partner with a local cat rescue and manage adoptions of cats on the premises. And because this is San Francisco we are talking about, the FAQ section on KitTea’s website even answers the pressing question “Aren’t you taking advantage of the cats?” Certainly not. “The well-being of the cats comes far before the business of tea,” KitTea insists. “This is a passion project that is very close to our hearts and souls.” The occupancy of both cats and humans will be kept to a minimum, which is why reservations are recommended. We’re sold! Bring on the pussies. [KitTeaSF] [Image of a cat via Shutterstock]
Squeedorable calico cat Pudge is far and away the world’s best Internet cat and that is not up for discussion. So you can imagine my thrill that Pudge and her human now have a DIY series on YouTube called “Pudge It Yourself!” The first DIY is cute kittycat nail art, which work like temporary tattoos. All you need is a printer, adhesive paper scissors, and light nail polish colors. If you don’t own a printer, you can also get your Pudge nail art decals for $5 straight from the Pudge store. Yes, there’s a Pudge store. [YouTube]
We live in an era when “found footage” of Internet cat Lil Bub is treated as if someone found an old video of Jennifer Lawrence singing in her high school’s production of “The Sound Of Music.” It’s Lil Bub! At eight weeks old! Like all kittens, she is painfully adorable, but most noteworthy to me is that her face isn’t fucked up-looking yet. Like, her tongue is still resting inside her mouth normally. The tongue protrusion must have happened in kitty adolescence, poor thing. [YouTube]
There’s a cat burglar on the loose and he’s taking New Zealand by storm, one sock at a time. Oscar the Mandalay cat hails from Herne Bay, a suburb of Auckland. The 11-year-old kitty has been swiping individual socks from clotheslines in his neighborhood for years. He steals at least one each day and brings the loot back to his owner’s house. At this point, he’s stolen over 3,000 mismatched socks. Keep reading »
The Etsy description for this “cat battle armor” is just too good not to post in its entirety:
“100% wearable, flexible, and comfortable, the Cat Battle Armor is a for-reals armor harness for your kitty. Completely hand-made from durable veg-tan leather, this is no mere costume piece. Your cat will become an unstoppable force for slaughter in this fully articulated suit, shielding him/her from foes while allowing unimpeded movement across the battlefield or living room floor. The imposing torso section features several riveted, articulated plates and a terrifying rack of dorsal spines. Your cat’s hindquarters are sheathed beneath exquisitely arrayed overlapping scales stitched to a soft leather backing, adorned with nickel silver dome rivets. Midnight black scales and plates are finished with a glossy protective coat and seamlessly join together like the petals of a deadly flower. Adjustable at the collar with elastic and two nickel silver buckles, and at the belly with grommeted corset-style lacing for a secure, comfortable fit.”
Convinced your fierce feline is ready for some armor of her own? It will cost you $500, but when it comes to outfitting your pet for the zombie apocalypse, spare no expense! [Etsy]
This cat, kickin’ back with a vanilla cone and groovy dance music, embodies the perfect state of relaxation I aim for at the end of every work day. Talk about a blissed out sugar trance. [via Dlisted]
Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard that the Midwest and Northeast were blanketed under a snowstorm last night. Everyone is pissy because they had to dig their car out from eight inches of snow this morning. But a cat named Oreo is having the hardest day of them all. You see, when Oreo woke up today his entire world had TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, thus leading him to question everything he believed about reality. This is a video of Oreo discovering snow for the first time. He doesn’t seem too happy about it. [YouTube]