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Month: January 2009

  • Today is National Dress up Your Pet Day!!!

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix here. Today is the day I most look forwerd to all yeer: National Dress up Your Pet Day! So dig into yer clozet and find sumthing reely kyoot to ware! And heer’s yer chance to win some zealies! Send me a link to a pikcher of yoo waring a kyoot owtfit. I’ll …

  • Outlaw Bikers Come to the Rescue of Cats in Need

    With their slogan, “Abusers are Losers,” a fearsome-looking group of tattooed bikers is not what you’d expect to see rescuing kittens and cats. But this group of tough guys does just that for Rescue Ink , helping out when shelters and rescue organizations don’t have the bandwidth to do so. Here’s what they say about …

  • Cat Survives 7 Months with Latticework around His Neck

    In New Jersey this week, a feral tomcat was rescued from the prospect of spending a lifetime looking like a framed picture of himself. Seven months ago, the black cat put his head through a hole in latticework under a house, and became stuck. Animal Control Officer Don Montgomery tried to free the cat (who …

  • How can I Change my Cat’s Diet?

    My kitten of 10 months will not eat dry cat food. What can I do to get him to eat it? Dolores Kingstown An old adage holds that one can lead a horse to water but one can’t make it drink. Cats are not horses. One can neither lead them to water (or food) nor …

  • In Upstate New York, $50 Fine for Feeding Ferals

    Starting next month, residents of Canandaigua, New York can be fined up to $50 if they let their cats roam outside and the cats damage someone else’s property. Even if you feed a stray, you’ll be fined if the stray causes any property damage. The new law was recently passed by the City Council to …

  • Monday Movie: Rats!

    Is there anyone who can watch this without saying, “Awwwwww!”?

  • Tommy the Tabby Saves Owner’s Life

    In Macks Creek, Missouri this week, a big ole’ orange tabby named Tommy saved the day when he alerted his owner, Avrell Nuanez, that a nylon jacket had fallen onto a room heater and started melting Anything could have happened if he hadnt woken me up, Avrell Nuanez said. In the wee hours of the …

  • Are “Eye Boogers” Normal in Cats?

    I have recently noticed that one of my cat’s eyes has been accumulating a lot of “gunk” near the tear duct. Should I be concerned or is this normal? What should I do to try to minimize the gunk? Thanks :-) Michele San Mateo, CA In normal circumstances the eyes of cats, dogs, and people …

  • Cats Save Lost Boy from Freezing to Death

    In Misiones, Argentina recently, a destitute 1-yr-old boy who had been missing for several days was kept alive by a colony of feral cats who kept him warm and shared food scraps. The boy was eventually found by Police Officer Lorean Lindgvist, who reported,”The boy was lying at the bottom of a gutter. There were …

  • Are You Fluent in Cat-Speak? Take a Poll!

    When my hubby and I were first dating, he thought I was nuts for talking to my cats. Now, nearly 15 years later, of all the conversations the cats have with the people in the house, probably 75% or more are with hubby, not me. He even — I kid you not — tucks them …

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