Month: January 2009

  • “Cats in the Womb” is Being Rebroadcast Tonight

    Golden Opportunity For Those Who Missed It The First Time Our Catster friend Coco (left) reports that Cats in the Womb will be rerun tonight at 9pm ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel. For more info on the show, click here.

  • Lupin Wants to Be a Weather Cat!

    Can It Rain Cats Indoors? Germany’s leading meteorologist Jorg Kachelmann demonstrated incredible presence of mind recently when a tabby cat who had wandered into the studio approached him and began rubbing up against him while he was delivering the weather forecast. Unfazed, he picked up and cuddled the cat without missing a beat. After watching …

  • Cat Survives 3 Weeks on Roof — with a Surprise Ending!

    One Life Down, Eight To Go…. In Spartanburg, SC, a skittish cat stuck on an apartment roof for three weeks eluded efforts to bring him back to terra firma. The fire department tried twice with no success. Spartanburg Animal Control was contacted, but said it could not put its officers at risk by having them …

  • Help the Polish Dewey Return to Home in the Stacks

    There’s No Place Like Home! There’s No Place Like Home! Those of you who’ve read about the Dewey the Library Cat know what a valuable addition a cat can be to a library. In Poland recently, a library cat name Kubus (pictured above) was recently evicted by an evil regional director. Please join me in …

  • Thomas uses up 1/9 of His Lives over New Year’s

    Another Incredible Kitten Survival Story Across the pond, a two-month-old kitten named Thomas was accidentally shut inside a washing machine for five days over the New Year’s holiday, but lived to tell the tale: The two-month-old tabby hopped in the tub just before owner Darren Nellist and girlfriend Maria Richardson went to stay with friends …

  • Contest: Win $50 Gift Card with Your Best Adoption Story

    Tell Us The Funny, The Cute, The Bittersweet, Any And Every Pet Adoption Story Thoughts Fur Paws wants to hear your best adoption stories: heart-warming, heart-wrenching, cute, bittersweet, you name it! First place wins a $50 Petco gift card, and second place will win a $25 Petco gift card. Send your story to ThoughtsFurPaws@gmail.com. Winners will …

  • Can Pets and People Share “Superbugs”?

    Is it possible for an animal to contract MRSA from infected humans? Ramona Tiffin Ohio Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA, is a strain of bacteria that is resistant to multiple antibiotics. MRSA can spread from infected humans to pets. It also can spread from pets to humans. MRSA has been in the news …

  • Meet Cat Guy Graham

    This Week’s Featured Cat Guy… Graham! Note: This is one in a continuing series of “Cat Guy” profiles. Is there a Cat Guy in your life you’d like to tell me about? Send me your story! Catster Mom Louise sent me this story about her Cat Guy partner, Graham: My partner, Graham, is a cat …

  • Economic Crisis Means Trouble for Shelters

    Homelessness Doesn’t Just Apply To Humans… At this point, you’re certainly not surprised to hear the words “recession” or “economic crisis.” You would have had to be living under a rock to not have seen, heard, read about or experienced the current state of the (now) global economic downturn. You or someone dear to you …

  • Cruelty on the Menu in China

    China Protest Decries Eating Cats WARNING: The following content describes the horrific treatment of cats, and is not for the squeamish. There has been a recent increase in media reports and public outrage at the horrific cat meat trade in China. If you think it doesn’t get any worse than killing cats for meat, it …

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