Posts tagged "cats"

RIP Society: Black Cats Are Being Abandoned Because They Don’t Show Up In Selfies

According to the RSPCA, a British animal charity, abandoning animals that aren't photogenic has become "a national problem" in the U.K. Of the 1,000 cats currently living in RSPCA shelter, 70 percent are black. Between 2007 and 2013, there was a 65 percent increase in the number of black cats taken in at the Blue…
By: Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014

Here’s A Map Of The World’s Internet Cats

Owen Mundy, who teaches at Florida State University, published an amazing project called "I Know Where Your Cat Lives," that digitally maps 1 million of the roughly 15 million cat pictures on public image hosting sites using data that the cats' humans made available. Users can browse the map for cute kitty…
By: Claire Hannum / July 28, 2014

Watch This Kitten Attack A Ceramic Cat

This kitten got herself all worked up about this ceramic cat, but she seems to be missing the fact that her new friend is not real! [Tastefully Offensive]…
By: Claire Hannum / July 27, 2014

I’m Totally Impressed By This Cat’s Parkour Skills

Didga the skateboarding cat can add parkour to her resume now, too. The two-year-old cat was adopted at 13 weeks by a pet trainer who's taught her everything she knows about her talents in feline sports, and this video is her coolest yet. Watch and enjoy (and please don't try to parkour-ify your…
By: Claire Hannum / July 15, 2014

Watch These 7 Kittens Move In Sync

I don't know where these Maine Coon kittens came from or how they can manage to match their movements so closely. All I know is that they're so mesmerized by whatever it is they're staring at that I can't decide whether to find it adorable or slightly creepy. Let's go with adorable. [Tastefully…
By: Claire Hannum / July 12, 2014

The Daily Squee: Meet The Saddest Kitten Ever, Soon-To-Be Adorable Internet Star

This is the Saddest Kitten Ever, who has yet to be given an official stage name but will surely be the interwebs' next favorite feline. Grumpy Cat may look cranky, but this kitty looks downright sad. Her human, Ashley Herring, assures us that Saddest Kitten Ever has a wonderful life of kitty bliss, but that doesn't seem…
By: Claire Hannum / July 10, 2014

Here Are Some Kittens In A Boot!

These are kittens! In a boot! Is there anything more wonderful than kittens in a boot? (Hint: there isn't.) I don't know how all three kitties managed to squeeze in there together, but I'm glad they did! [Jezebel]…
By: Claire Hannum / July 9, 2014

This Stray Cat Became Best Friends With A Lynx At The Zoo

The Leningrad Zoo in Russia became home to a stray calico cat when she snuck on the property looking for food. She somehow found her way into the zoo's lynx closure and soon became best friends with the lynx who lived there. When the zoo saw how close they were, they decided to adopt the…
By: Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

Watch This Kitten Freak Out Over A Moving Carpet

When this little kitty's human moves the rug he's standing on, he can't help but be startled! I think he surprised himself with his own energy -- look how high his jumps are! [Tastefully Offensive]…
By: Claire Hannum / July 1, 2014

Be My Pet: Meet The World’s Shortest Cat

I am on a mission to make Pixel the Munchkin cat my pet, because we a match made in heaven. Pixel is only five inches tall from shoulder to paw, and at 4'11", I'm not exactly what you'd call tall. She's my pet soulmate! Munchkin, whose small size is due to a genetic mutation, i…
By: Claire Hannum / June 30, 2014

Watch This Cat Give His Soldier Human The Warmest Welcome Home Ever

Finn the ragdoll cat really missed his human, Nick, while he was away for a drill. Even before he walks through the door, Finn (and his fellow kitty Boo, who we hear off-camera) knows he's coming and can't contain his excitement. Watching Finn leap into Nick's arms is all the proof I need that cats, for…
By: Claire Hannum / June 19, 2014

“Orange Is The New Black” Is Even Better When It’s Performed By Kittens

Meet Piper Catman, a stray kitten who got mixed up with the wrong crowd and found herself trapped in a new life as a house cat. "Tabby Is The New Cat," with its all-feline cast, is the cutest parody of "Orange Is The New Black" there ever was -- just look at those little costumes!
By: Claire Hannum / June 10, 2014

“Dear Kitten” Adorably Proves That Cats Need Role Models, Too

Watch a seasoned housecat pass along his wisdom to his family's new kitten as he teaches him about the mysterious vacuum monster that can eat and yell at the same time, two-hand petting, laser pointers and sleeping in shoes. Life is a sweet deal when you're a cat. [Jezebel]…
By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014

This Remix Of Ariana Grande’s “Problem” Perfectly Describes Your Cat’s Attitude

This remix of "Problem" starring an all-feline cast gives Ariana Grande a run for her money. The lyrics are switched up to explain that special kind of attitude problem that only our cats have. They may be divas, but at least they're cute! [People]…
By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014

This Photo Series Of A Little Girl’s Friendship With Her Cat Is Beyond Precious

The photo "Kate and Cat" is a Russian photographer's take on his six-year-old daughter's friendship with the family cat. Andy Prokh has been taking the light-hearted photos since Kate was a baby. The cat, an impossibly friendly-looking British Shorthair named Lilu, is sometimes joined by other kitty friends in the photos, making them that…
By: Claire Hannum / June 8, 2014

The Daily Squee: An Adorable Compilation Of Cat Videos

I simply can't resist a quality cat video and this compilation of the best kitties the year has seen so far is well worth the nine minutes it will take to watch it. You read that right. Nine minutes. [YouTube]…
By: Claire Hannum / June 7, 2014

Now You Can Adopt Puppies Through A Catalog (Sort Of)

Not even Peggy Olsen could have come up with an advertising plan like this: how could anyone resist thinking about rescuing a homeless pet when their cute faces are planted right into a catalog? Green Wood Animal Shelter in London teamed up with British company Furniture Village put together an online brochure that includes the additio…
By: Claire Hannum / June 3, 2014

The Daily Squee: Watch This Weatherman Rescue A Trapped Kitty In A Tornado’s Aftermath

When a horrific tornado damaged the community of Cedarville, Ohio, local news station WHIO went to the scene to cover the damage. Weatherman Rich Wirdzek was filming a segment about the devastation when he heard loud mews for help coming from a kitten buried in the rubble. Wirdzek warmed up the kitten in the station'…
By: Claire Hannum / May 23, 2014

Watch These Cats Go Totally “Mean Girls” On Each Other

In every toxic friendship, one person is the Regina George while the other is her fan/underling who will do anything for her approval. Apparently, cats are no exception. Watch these kitties act like best friends until one of them abruptly changes her mind. Despite their drama, they're totally adorable. [Tastefully Offensive]…
By: Claire Hannum / May 12, 2014

Would You Feed And Talk To Your Pets Via Remote Control?

Another addition to the "high-tech kitty feeder" canon has come onto the scene, and it allows you to watch, listen to and chat with your pets long-distance via wifi. When inventor Ken Powers couldn't find a reliable product online to feed his two cats while he was away, he decided to create…
By: Claire Hannum / May 10, 2014
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