This is Mug. This little cat is owned by my friends Renee and Tom, and I’m absolutely obsessed with her. No, me and Mug have never actually formally met, but that hasn’t stopped me from “liking” her Facebook page and spending at least a good two to 10 minutes going over her ridiculous photos every day.
And oh, did I tell you about her amazing back story? Keep reading »
Would that we could all have the nonchalant attitude of Claw Crane Cat, nonplussed by the large grabby crane that seems to be continually invading his personal space. This Russian kitty just keeps on idly grooming himself amidst the arcade hubbub. What a zen pro. [The Daily What]
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]
A baboon at a petting zoo in Israel has a new, unlikely buddy: a baby kitten that wandered into the baboon’s pen and the two have become constant companions. The baboon doesn’t let the little kitten out of his sight, and can be seen grooming and holding the cat. [ABC]
Guys, it’s been a rough week here in New York and the surrounding areas. We feel a little beat up and spit out — a bit like Cooper, stuck here in a cute as hell panda suit against his will. Much of the region is still totally fucked, and could really use your thoughts, prayers and support. If you want to help, please check out this list of resources. Alternatively, if you simply want to enjoy a couple minutes of cuteness, we can get behind that, too. [YouTube]
Breaking: Lil Bub has discovered string! [YouTube]
Beyoncé does not want to be friends with Kim Kardashian, so Kim went and got herself a pet kitten. I see what you did there! Fortunately, it’s a cute kitten — as cute as Choupette, even, and coming from me, that’s saying something.
But I don’t believe that Mercy, the Teacup Persian she named after one of Kanye’s songs, is anything other than an adorable publicity stunt. Just look at the way she’s carrying Mercy around everywhere in her arms. That’s what giant purses are for, Kimmy.
I always feel a little heartbroken when I see flyers for missing dogs and cats tacked up around the city, especially because you never get an update as to whether they’ve been found. But maybe this flyer — from cat owners rejoicing in having found their lost pet — will start a trend? So relieved for Mr. Mittens and his owners! [The Daily What]
Cats have an inability to discern mirror images from real things. Which is what makes this video of a little grey kitten scared of his own reflection so cute. It also proves that cats are likely too stupid to run for president, ever. Senator, maybe, but not president. [YouTube]