Month: October 2008

  • Catios

    If you’d like to provide your indoor cats with outside time, or if you’re trying to transition your outdoor cats into an indoor-only lifestyle (good luck!), you need to check out the new Catio Showcase website. Never heard of a “catio”? It’s an enclosed patio designed especially for cats. A catio provides a fully protected …

  • Cat Boosts Finances of Kishi, Japan by 1.1 Billion Yen

    Roaming the Kishi train station in a dapper stationmaster’s cap, an 8-year-old calico cat named Tama performs the stationmaster’s duties on the Wakayama Electric Railways Kishigawa Line which runs between cities of Wakayama and Kinokawa. Tourists flock by the thousands to see Yama, boosting the small city’s finances by 1.1 billion yen in 2007. With …

  • Monday Movie: Fight Club

    Payshunts, grasshopper. Let the dog do all the werk… and when the time is rite: smakdown! It’s been a long time sinse I’ve seen a better exzample of “Cats Rool. Dogs Drool.”

  • Look What the Cat Dragged In

    Few people expect to wake up in the middle of the night with wild animals in their bedrooms. I’m a little more used to it than I’d like to be. On a number of occasions, I’ve been awakened to find raccoons in the bedroom — and each time I wondered the next morning if I …

  • Shea Cat Strut

    In 1969 a black cat pranced in front of the Chicago Cubs dugout at Shea Stadium. The Mets went on to beat the Cubs for the National League East division title and won the World Series. The Shea strays have long been part of the stadium’s lore, sometimes scampering across the field during games. Now, …

  • Are Pets Being Over-Vaccinated?

    How SAFE are vaccinations? Are we over vaccinating our dogs? Do dogs really NEED all THOSE vaccines? Are the yearly boosters really necessary?? Shouldn’t drawing titers be better??? Thank you, Jade Chicago, IL Animal vaccination is a perennially timely and controversial subject. The short answer, Jade, is that nobody knows how often pets should receive …

  • Sylvester the Cat Dies at 17

    Sylvester, a cat who decided to hit the road for one last big adventure earlier this year, has gone to the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 17. Sylvester made headlines earlier this summer when he disappeared from his Myrtle Beach, SC home on June 15, and was found on Aug 22 in a parking …

  • Lost Cat Survives 1 Month Trapped in Shed

    Two-year-old Misty has been reunited with her owner after spending four weeks locked in a shed. She may have survived by eating mice and licking the condensation off the windows, according to Animal Search UK, which assisted in the search. Owner Corinne Regan, of Peebles, Scotland, said she’d given up hope of ever finding Misty. …

  • Check Your Pants, Dude!

    When Officer Mike Ableman was called to shoo a housecat off a woman’s porch in Wyoming, he hardly expected to encounter a 90-lb male mountain lion. Beverly Hood, the homeowner, called for help when she saw the cougar snoozing on her porch. Like a game of “Telephone,” something got lost in translation, and the control …

  • Single White Cat Seeks Red Chick

    In the UK, an unlikely pair have become BFFs. Snowy, a 10-yr-old farm cat, and Gladys, a Bantam chicken, have struck up a friendship that includes public displays of affection and grooming*. Gladys is the only surviving member of her family, which was wiped out in a fox attack. After the attack, her owners brought …

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