Month: December 2008

  • Study Suggests That Cats Prefer Tap Water Over Purified

    Several common syndromes in cats, such as kidney disease and irritation of the bladder and lower urinary tract, are helpfully treated by enticing cats to drink more water. Unfortunately, the age-old adage about mankind’s inability to force horses to drink also applies cats. Cats are picky consumers of water. It is widely accepted that cats …

  • Marty the Cat Mans the Worst Weather Spot in U.S.

    When the weather gets cold like it is right now, we spend an exciting evening checking out the weather at the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, which claims to have the world’s worst weather.* (Today’s peak gust was 128.5 mph, and after bottoming out a 3 degrees, current temp is a balmy 15 degrees …

  • Cat Survives 9-Week Lockup in Windowseat

    In Column One in the L.A. Times, Kim Murphy wrote about recently finding her nearly-dead cat hidden in a window seat nine weeks after going missing. Mostly a happy ending, although the cat may be left with long-term neurological damage. Kim prefaces Bess’ story with a telling of the unfortunate ends her other cats have …

  • Winners of the Cat’s Meow Christmas Parade Contest

    We have a winner — two, in fact — for the Cat’s Meow’s Cat Parade “Guess Who?” Contest. First prize is split between Scooter and Mercy. Scooter was the first to get 9/10. Mercy got all ten, but had a 2-cat advantage, since she and Pixie were in the parade. So I’ll declare both of …

  • Aussie Cat Survives 34-Story Fall

    A cat from down under, appropriately named Voodoo, conjured up some good mojo and white magic in surviving a fall from his 34-story high apartment. Here’s the story from AFP: SYDNEY (AFP) A lucky Australian cat used up one of its lives when it survived a 34-storey plunge from an apartment building window, a report …

  • Article Documents Most Effective Training Methods for Pets

    There are many competing schools of thought on training pets. Many types of training classes such as puppy socialization, agility and ring craft are in common use. Several types of training techniques (including positive reinforcement, negative punishment, and positive punishment) are popular. Boosters of various training forms and methods have long pointed to theoretical advantages …

  • Jump in a Box: It’s Boxing Day!

    Happy Boxing Day! Time for everyone to hop in a box and celebrate! Here are a couple of Boxing Day revelers from CatsInBoxes.com: What kind of box do you prefer? Tight and cozy or spacious and roomy?

  • Christmas Parade Contest: Guess Who?

    Merry Christmas! Want to win 10 zealies? There are ten festive Christmas Catsers below. The contest is to ID them by name. Deadline: 11:59pm PST 12/26. Winner with the most correct answers (as posted in the comments field of this post) gets ten zealies. List your answers in order, and good luck! 1 2 3 …

  • Skeezix the Cat’s Holiday Shopping Guide: Best Friends Animal Society

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. Are yoo offishully freeking out abowt Krissmiss gifts yoo still need to buy? You can drop by Best Friends Animal Society and sponsor a cat (or any of thare other animuls) or make a donation in the name of the cat lover on yer gift list — and yer gift will …

  • Colorado Man Sentenced to 45 Days and $135 for Cat Killing

    In Colorado this week, a judge sentenced convicted cat killer Paul Vickers (left), of Longmont, to a scant 45-day work release stint plus probation. Vickers beat his wife’s cat, Bootsie, fracturing her skull and jaw, and then shot the cat with a .22 rifle. He claimed the attack was at attempt to “get back at” …

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