Month: December 2008

  • Man Admits Cat Did NOT Try to Kill Him

    In yesterday’s news, Rockingham County, NC sheriff’s officers reported that a cat attempted to murder his owner by gunning him down with a .45-caliber pistol — this based on the cat owner’s version of the story. 24-year-old Charlie Busick of Eden, NC, man blamed his cat for shooting him. He told deputies that he was …

  • Catster’s on Animal Planet’s Cats 101 Sat Night

    We have not one but TWO members of the Catster family that are going to be on Animal Planet’s Cats 101 show this Saturday. First Goma, whose biped features him in art and graphic design, will be featured. Pawsome. Skeezix did a great write up over at the Cat’s Meow Blog. And, you’ll also get …

  • OH MY GOMA!

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. I’m so ixsited, I cood wet my pants! One of my best frends and Catster, Goma, is going to be on Animal Planet’s Cats 101 this weekend! Goma is a hard-werking kitty in Vermont hoo not only has his own blog, but also makes videos and deezines snowbords (FUN!) — all …

  • Cat’s Face Reattached after CATastrophe

    Edgar, a 4-year-old female cat (yes, you read that right), is resting comfortably at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston after surgery to sew her face back on. Edgar was slashed by a car’s fan belt, apparently while she was huddled under the hood to stay warm. Edgar went missing from her Winthrop home …

  • JAVMA Reports on Encouraging New Treatment for Feline Heartworm

    When people think of heartworm disease they generally picture dogs as the victims of infestation. However, heartworms, which live in the heart and are spread by mosquitoes, also can infest cats. Cats with heartworm infestations may show symptoms of heart failure including coughing, inability to exercise, shortness of breath and sudden death. They may vomit …

  • Lucky 13: The Last of the Abandoned Ridgefield Cats Find Homes

    On September 30th, when the first crew of dog walkers showed up at 5:45 am at the Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue shelter (ROAR) in Connecticut, they found thirteen cats and kittens stuffed into five cardboard carriers, at the front door of the shelter. The abandoned cats were caked in urine and feces and all needed …

  • Cat Santa or Cat Burgler?

    Is Frankie the Cat amassing toys to distribute to all good cats and kittens at Christmas, or is he a cat burgler maliciously stealing toys from all his neighbor cats? This stealthy UK cat burglar has a particular affinity for toy leopards — he’s brought home over 15 in the last year. And he’s gotten …

  • The Cat Hair Handbag Lady

    If you watched Cats 101 on Animal Planet last Saturday, you probably saw the segment on the Cat Groomer who makes purses from the fur she removes from her clients — usually done during the course of giving Persians the coveted Lion Cut. She cards and felts the fur and makes “yarn” from it using …

  • Double Dads Are Three Times The Fun

    Today’s guest blogger is Judi Basolo, better known as Guido the Italian Kitty’s mom… take it away Judi! By JUDI BASOLO Who wouldnt want to double their pleasure, double their fun, with two dads, yes two dads, oh yes it could be fun. Well its precisely what Franklin Winston, a San Francisco blue eyed rescue …

  • Rename Tory the Tortie and Help Her Find a Furever Home

    TheCuteList.com is sponsoring a contest to name a needy cat from the San Francisco SPCA. So here’s the deal, they’ll rename the following cat and dog whatever gets the most points in this thread for cat names. Hopefully, a great adoption story will result from this contest. Here are the rules, straight from TheCuteList.com: The …

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