Animal Issues, Bad Idea, Cats, Dumb
Man Smuggles His Overweight Cat On Airline, Loses Frequent Flier Statusby Shifra on November 17, 2019
Memo to would-be cat smugglers: Do not brag — on Instagram — about how you tricked an airline into allowing your fat furry feline to board the plane. Via NYT. A man who tricked his way into getting his overweight cat into the passenger cabin of a plane has been penalized by a Russian airline. Aeroflot stripped the passenger, Mikhail Galin, of his air miles and removed him from their frequent-flier program after he bragged on social media about sneaking his hefty pet onboard by switching him for a lighter cat during check-in…. The airline told Agence France-Presse that it opened an investigation after Mr. Galin’s post caught their attention, and that it eventually found video surveillance footage of the...
Cat-Owning Vegans Push ‘Tofu For Trixie’ Dietby Shifra on November 10, 2019
Is this really a good idea? What’s next: Yoga for kitteh? And how do you get a cat to do “downward dog,” er, downward cat ? Via WSJ. At first, Kecha gave up canned meat. Soon after, she stopped eating the fresh stuff too. Kecha is now strictly vegan. She is also a cat. Concerned about animal cruelty, and the carbon pawprints of their feline friends, some humans are putting their kitties on vegan diets. And the cats—despite their carnivorous nature—seem to like it, owners say. “They call it kitty crack,” says Kecha’s owner Gráinne O’Carroll, of an Italian vegan cat-food brand called Ami. “They like it so much they eat it really quickly and vomit straight up.”…. Humans who...
Man Plans To Fly Homemade Rocket To Prove Earth Is Flatby Tammy on November 24, 2017
If this actually happens I think the only thing he’ll prove is how much we need the Darwin Awards. Via KPCC. The countdown to launch creeps closer and there’s still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist “Mad” Mike Hughes to do: Last-second modifications to his vessel. Pick up his flight suit. Leave enough food for his four cats — just in case anything happens. Hughes is a 61-year-old limo driver who’s spent the last few years building a steam-powered rocket out of salvaged parts in his garage. His project has cost him $20,000, which includes Rust-Oleum paint to fancy it up and a motor home he bought on Craigslist that he converted into a ramp. His first test of the rocket...
Man Wakes Up To A Family Of Lynx On His Front Porchby Tammy on October 23, 2017
Tim Newton Photography Wow! And check out those paws!! Here are a few pics but there are many more through the link. This is one of those sites that makes you go page-to-page to see the pics, but in this case I found it worth it. Via Lifebuzz. When you live in the country, you’re able to witness things that people living in the city wouldn’t normally be able to experience. You can fall asleep to the calming sounds of the crickets talking to one another. You can witness a deer drinking from a brook. If you’re lucky enough, you may even be able to watch a mama bear taking care of her cubs; although, you’d want to do that...
Video: The Spirited Lives of Distillery Catsby rtthorne on September 27, 2017
**Bumped Up From TAM Wire. Posted by rtthorne** I never knew how amazing these little creatures were until I got one out of “necessity”. The story mostly glosses over just how essential these kittehs are to the distilleries. It’s long been known around here that they are a must around the distilleries with all of the ingredients stored there. Via WBRD. WDRB 41 Louisville News
Feds Threaten Florida Pet Owners With a ‘War on Cats’by Shifra on December 5, 2016
Remember when the US Government would declare war on our enemies, instead of cats? Good times…. Via Daily Signal. An overzealous federal agency is targeting Florida cats in a pest removal operation and it’s becoming a huge problem for pet owners…. In 2014, the Fish and Wildlife Service implemented a pest management plandesigned to trap cats that the agency perceived as a threat to the Key Largo woodrat. The furry targets of this sting operation were accused of trespassing on federal land, which is a woodrat habitat, and doing what cats do best: hunt and kill rats. Instead of focusing only on the large swaths of feral cats that pose the primary threat to the rats’ survival on the island,...
(Video) For Me? Puppies and Kittens Get Soft Beds at Animal Shelterby Shifra on September 18, 2016
Because all living creatures deserve a cozy bed! Via Daily Mail. Donated beds to the RSPCA have left more than 100 four-legged friends wagging their tails in happiness. When people visited RSPCA stores across Victoria they were encouraged to donate beds in good condition in order to distribute them across adoption centres. Adorable footage shows cats, dogs, kittens and puppies eagerly waiting to sleep in their donated beds as their carers get them ready…. ****************************************************
Cat Evicted from Texas Library Wins Reprieveby Shifra on July 3, 2016
Sorry for everyone with a cat allergy. But hurray for Browser! Via Dallas News. Two weeks after the White Settlement City Council voted to kick a beloved cat out of the public library, city leaders have reversed course and will let Browser remain a live-in mascot. The Fort Worth suburb’s governing body voted 3-0 on Friday to let Browser stay, following backlash from their 2-1 decision in June to give the tabby 30 days to find a new home. Browser, a former shelter cat, had been at the library nearly six years before council member Elzie Clements called for his removal. Mayor Ron White has said Browser got caught in the political crossfire after a city employee wasn’t allowed to...
Saudi Cleric Warns that Posing for Photos with Cats Is a No-Noby Shifra on May 25, 2016
Pics with cats are now forbidden. No word yet, though, on beheading “infidels.” Via Times of Israel. A Saudi cleric recently ruled that taking pictures with cats, or any other animals, is forbidden and that taking pictures in general, regardless of the animal preferred, is prohibited. Sheikh Saleh bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, said that “taking pictures is prohibited if not for a necessity — not with cats, not with dogs, not with wolves, not with anything,” in response to a question about a “new trend of taking pictures with cats [which] has been spreading among people who want to be like the Westerners,” according to a translation provided by the Middle East...
[Video] Four Cats Prove They Are The Best Audience Everby Shifra on May 15, 2016
[Video] Cat Defies Firemen’s Awful Rescue Attemptby Shifra on May 11, 2016
Thankfully, this cat has very quick reflexes 🙂 HT Telegraph. Tightroping cat defies firemen's awful rescue… by telegraphvideo
Talking Cat Collar ‘Translates’ Meows Into Human Speechby Tammy on April 30, 2016
Maybe. Maybe not. Snoopy says, "That's impossible! Hey, pick up more sushi while you're out. Kthxbye!"
How Cats Got Famous Before the Internetby Tammy on October 14, 2015
A small reminder that cats have been worthy of fame before they were able to go viral on the interwebtubes! Via Mashable.