Month: November 2009

  • Tubby Twosome Tuesday

    Ginger and Mocha are a plus-sized pair of cats who were surrendered to the Marin Humane Society (north of San Francisco) when their guardian could no longer care for them. Tipping the scales at over 23 lbs. each, these two plus-size pussycats have hearts to match, and have spent the majority of their time snuggling …

  • Bill Banning Gas Passed in New York

    A lot of killing goes on in shelters. It’s a necessary evil, especially now that many shelters are overcrowded. We like to use words like “euthanasia” so that the act sounds less horrific, but killing is killing no matter how you sugar coat it, no matter how nice the shelter and its staff are. Progress …

  • Monday Movie: Cat Wrangling 101

    In a reader? Click here to watch the video. Anyone who’s had the courage and determination to try to pose cats for holiday photos know that it’s a little like playing whack-a-mole. Cat Guy Paul Klusman just made a video of his Halloween attempt, and I’ve gotta hand it to him: he is a gifted …

  • Don’t Kiss Your Cat on the Lips if You Have Swine Flu

    Recent reports that a 16-lb orange tabby in Iowa caught Swine Flu from ill family members has surprised many vets, and suggests that precautions should be taken if you or your cat become sick with the H1N1 virus. In this instance, it appears that the humans transmitted the disease to the cat. Even though the …

  • Millie the Tortie, Missing 2 Months, Found Buried in Snowbank

    In a reader? Click here for video. 53 days after escaping at a Cheyenne, WY truck stop, Millie the Cat has been reunited with her family, thanks to her ID tags. In September, the Schnieber family lost Millie at the Flying J truck stop when she leaped from the back window. After an extensive search, …

  • What Causes Heart Murmurs in Cats and Dogs?

    My indoor cat MidgeyGirl was diagnosed three years ago with a heart murmur, she’s six now. Should I be concerned? I haven’t had her checked in some time, since I’ve moved to another state. Does this murmur ever correct itself, is there medication for this? Thank you! Lee Stuart, FL A heart murmur is a …

  • Hello Kitty Turns 35

    http://www.scpr.org/news/2009/11/06/hello-kitty-turns-35/

  • Shelter Myths

    We’ll conclude National Shelter Appreciation Week with a mythbusting post, covering common misconceptions about animal shelters: Myth: Shelters can raise the money they need to humanely care for homeless pets through the fees they charge for adoption. Fact: On average, it costs more to provide shelter, food, and necessary medical care for an animal than …

  • Saturday Morning Cartoon

    Thanks to Cats by the Sea Ray and Busby for sending this cartoon. [LINK: Bizarro.com]

  • Cat Guy Paul Klusman Has News!

    In a reader? Click here! Everyone’s favorite cat guy, Paul Klusman, has some updates and news in this video clip, including the announcement of a new cat flatulence video coming out before the end of the year. Unfortunately, Paul’s daytime job as a rocket scientist is really eating into the time he has available to …

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