Day: August 20, 2013

5 Purebred Cat Breeds I’d Have a Hard Time Saying No To

Even if you’re a hardcore adoption advocate, you’ve probably spent time looking at photos of purebred cats and thinking, “Boy, is that cat gorgeous!” Maybe you’ve even daydreamed about buying one of your favorite pedigreed kitties and imagined what it might be like to come home and find that perfectly amazing cat waiting for you …

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We Speak to the Curator of Brooklyn Museum’s “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt”

Did you know that the ancient Egyptians used domestic cats to guard their homes? And that cat fur was often used in medical potions? Or — and this one’s a little more grisly — that at one point kittens were bred to be mummified? These are things that my feline-obsessed self was not aware of …

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Serious Question: Would You Wear a Fully Functioning Cat Tail?

The post begins, “A few years ago we began to create the most expressive, controllable, and playful Tail there could be.” Okay, fine. Who hasn’t thought about slapping some fabric around a piece of garden hose and knocking themselves out? But Greyworld is not made up of 12-year-olds with a summer afternoon to kill. According …

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In Veterinary Medicine, Cats Lag Behind Dogs, and I’m Sick of It

In veterinary school I frequently heard the following refrain: “Cats are not little dogs.” The goal of the statement was to point out that it is not safe to extrapolate medical knowledge from dogs to cats. Cats have unique metabolisms and physiology. They react in their own way to medicines, treatments, handling techniques, and diets. …

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