Today is a momentous, miserable occasion. This is the first birthday of everybody’s favorite misanthropic kitten, Grumpy Cat — and everybody’s celebrating. There are even Grumpster Cat birthday postage stamps! It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, the world was Grumpy-free. How did we express our dry wit and humor without her? The world has truly become a better, more grumpy place thanks to Tarder Sauce. So even though we know she probably hates birthdays, and parties, and anything fun at all, we’re happily wishing Grumpy Cat a most unhappy birthday.
Cute Kittens + Hot Dudes = pretty much my favorite math equation ever. The geniuses behind “Des Hommes et des Chatons” recognize the inherent desirability of the two categories both independently and together, and have come up with a mashup site of cats acting like hot dudes, or hot dudes acting like cats. It’s tough to figure out which one came first. In any case, we’ve selected a few of our faves in the gallery above! Drool/squee away! [Des Hommes et des Chatons]
“That’s what YouTube is: kitty videos!”
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. [YouTube]]
Earlier this month, Lizzy, a seven-year-old corgi, got fired from a West End production of “The Audience” starring Helen Mirren after she failed to make her mark in “16 consecutive preview performance nights.” She was replaced by a younger rival named Coco. (The corgi, I mean, not Helen Mirren.)
This week, on the other side of the pond, another four-legged Broadway star got the axe. Keep reading »
As a verifiable crazy cat lady, I decided I’d delve into the world of weird cat breeds, just because. Do I need a better reason? I don’t think so. Here are 14 breeds of cat you’ve probably never encountered.
So excited for the new season of “Game of Thrones” (back March 31)! Excited enough, even, to post these ridiculous photos of “Game of Thrones” cat lookalikes, or “Game of Cats,” if you will. How much does this evil kitten look like evil Joffrey, right? Check out a couple more after the jump! [GQ] Keep reading »
Cats are the ideal predator: they’re small, swift, sneaky, and incredibly aerodynamic. Also, very sharp claws. But should they need to go face-to-face against stronger forces for some peculiar reason — like, say, when the uprising begins and they proceed to annihilate human warriors and take over the world — they might require something a bit more substantial than your average layers of fur in order to protect them against offensive attacks. Apparently, this cat suit of armor exists, and it is perfect. I want to go back in time and consult with whoever created this. I need to commend them on their foresight, because you know the feline revolution is well on its way. Cutest captors ever! [BuzzFeed]
Dear Jeffrey Boussolini,
I understand that you’re a bit of a cat lady. Me too! As founder and sole proprietor of the Center for Feline Studies, you’ve transformed your apartment into a kitty laboratory. As a catspert (can I call you that?), you observe and analyze the intricacies of cat behavior.
In this Vice video, you show off your cat knowledge, noting that humans love cats — and kittens in particular — because their big eyes remind us of human babies, and we’re naturally prone to care for and love human babies. You even demonstrate your cat-on-human yoga techniques. Very impressive. Keep reading »
This is Colonel Mustard. He’s often the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night. In the evening, he likes to sit on my chest while I’m in bed and trying to read a book. He’ll swat at the pages until I pet him, and when I do, he purrs like a lawn mower tearing down some tall grass. In the morning, he follows me into the bathroom and talks to me while I’m trying to brush my teeth. He is a small, furry, very demanding child.
I have had Mustard — he also goes by Moo Moo, Moutard, The Colonel, The Kern-Dog and Dijonaisse (when he’s feeling saucy) — for going on three years. He was a rescue that I took on as a foster, but when I saw his huge paws — he’s got 7 toes on each front paw and six on the back — I knew I had to keep him. He sheds a lot, and twice yearly, he gets his bushy Maine Coon fur shaved into a lion cut. He also talks a lot. Like, all the time. And when he’s not talking, he’s purring, very loudly. It is crazy. Keep reading »