Month: March 2011

  • Man Arrested for Cruelty After Gassing Cats

    On Monday, animal control officers responded to a complaint of suspicious activity at a Colorado Springs, Colo., mobile home park. Their investigations revealed three dead cats in plastic bags, along with two canisters of ether, in a dumpster. When questioned by Colorado Springs police, park maintenance employee David Leisge admitted that he trapped half a …

  • Farewell, Hazel Lucy

    We were shocked and saddened this morning to learn that at around 12:30 pm ET, Hazel Lucy made her journey to The Bridge. HL was an institution on Catster. Despite health problems she was always full of good cheer and willing to help fellow Catsters. Her Hazel Lucy Tranquility Blankets warmed the hearts and butts …

  • Nora the Piano Cat Tells All about Being a Cheese Sculpture

    Hey evrybody, Skeezix heer. Nora the Piano Cat acheeved the pinnacle of Internet selebrity this week when she was immortalized in Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese at SXSW to purrmote Friskies new Tasty Treasures cat food. I think she’s still a bit giddy frum the experience. (Who woodn’t be?) I caught up with Nora to ask her …

  • Caboodle: Ligers and Tigons

    Ligers are a hybrid of a lion and a tiger, bred for their skills in magic. They’re actually only called a liger if the father is a lion and the mother is a tiger; if the father is a tiger and the mother is a lion, they’re called a tigon. Tigons and ligers, strangely, are …

  • Japan’s ‘Cat Island’ Survived Disaster

    In a rare bit of good news emerging from Japan in the wake of last week’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake, tsunami, and growing nuclear crisis, it appears that Tashirojima, also known as “Cat Island,” and its feline and human residents have survived. The small island, located near the quake’s epicenter, is home to at least 100, …

  • Free Way to Donate Kibble to Japan Cats TODAY ONLY via FreeKibbleKat.com

    Today (16 March), 100% of the kibble that FreeKibble.com and FreeKibbleKat.com raise will go to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. Their goal is to raise over 10,000 meals in one day for the effort. If they reach 1 million pieces of kibble today, Halo for Pets will match the donation. And it won’t …

  • The monster under the bed!

    You know that game where your cat hides under your bed and claws at your feet? I hate that game.

  • Insaaaane?

    I’m not insane! O_O

  • I present to you… One kitten.

    Wouldn’t it be great if we used kittens as currency? It’d make going to the bank so much more fun.

  • Buy Cat Art to Help Victims of the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

    My friend Bernadette Kazmarski is not only a talented cat writer, she’s also a gifted and versatile artist. She’s facile in several artistic media including block printing. Given the tradition of hand colored block printing in Japan, it’s appropriate that Bernadette is donating half the proceeds of sales of her “Tortie Girls” block prints (both …

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