Month: January 2010

  • Boston Tabby Tapped for Jury Duty

    Sal Esposito has been summoned for jury duty. That’s not usually a news item. But most people who are called for jury duty are people. Sal Esposito is a cat. When the summons arrived, Guy Esposito, Sals owner, said, “Sal, whats this?” Sal just sniffed the envelope and turned away. “You know, I dont believe …

  • Potty Training is No Pawty

    Last week in the Wall Street Journal, Anne Marie Chaker described the trials and tribulations of potty training her cats. For the uninitiated, this usually involves buying a kit that acclimates your cat to climbing onto the toilet seat to take care of business. Results are not guaranteed. Some cats “get it” fairly quickly and …

  • Win 50 Zealies on National Dress Up Your Pet Day!

    Hey evrybuddy, Skeezix here. This Thursday 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 heers yer chance to win some zealies! Send me a link to a pikcher of yoo waring a kyoot owtfit. …

  • Monday Movie: Feline Fashion Show

    In a Reader? Click here. Win 20 Zealies by being the first to correctly guess why we’re running a video on dressed-up cats during the week in which January 14th falls. Leave your answer in the comments field of this post.

  • Cat Sanctuary Owner/Hoarder Avoids Jail Time

    This week, Lin Marie, the owner of Tiger Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, was sentenced to house arrest and probation for the murder by neglect of over 7000 cats. Here’s the story from the Post-Gazette: The image that Lin Marie (right) presented to the animal rescue community of her cat sanctuary was one of love …

  • Neighbors Chip in to Hire Cat Rescuer

    In a reader? Click here. After four days stuck high in a tree during torrential rain in Auburn, WA, a lucky tuxie is back down on the ground. His rescue was made possible by a group of neighbors at an apartment complex who heard the cat, then chipped in the money to hire a tree …

  • Lower Your Cholesterol — with a Cat!

    One item on many a New Year’s Resolution list is to lower cholesterol. To that end, some will stuff themselves with bran; some will take the RX route and go on Lipitor or a similar drug. Neither is very fun, and drugs do have side effects. A less conventional solution is to get a cat. …

  • Oh Noes! A Kitteh with No Toes!

    More precisely, Nubbins was born without hind feet. And this plucky puss is hoping to find a furever home. After weeks spent learning to walk, he’s ready for adoption. This was something he was born with. Its a deformity that he has and that he overcomes all the time. He loves to play, said Meagan …

  • Annie the Cat Found Frozen and Comatose in Snowbank

    If there’s anything worse than losing your cat, it’s losing your cat just after you’ve moved to a new home, during a snowstorm. In early December, just days after Annie the Cat’s family had moved to their new home in Norfolk, Massachusetts, 13-year-old Annie disappeared. They put up missing cat fliers and contacted Animal Control. …

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