”A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”
A Speedway man was recovering this morning from a kitten bite to his thumb.Craig Wyatt, 24, called police Thursday afternoon after a kitten in a woodpile nipped him on the right thumb, according to a Speedway police report.Wyatt said the feline bit him when he tried to tie a string around its neck. When police arrived the kitty was tied to a tree.
In the final years of his life, Wain’s cats became more abstract and less whimsical. His once playful cats began to resemble fearsome, almost kaleidoscopic, Hindu deities. Many psychological textbooks feature drawings from various stages in the artist’s career to show the progression of Wain’s schizophrenia.
More via Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats.
- Louis Wain: Communicating through cats (brilliantbrent.wordpress.com)
Investigators believe a cat who liked to sleep on top of a toaster oven started a kitchen fire in Port Townsend by depressing the toaster lever. Lois Lund told The Peninsula Daily News she doesn’t hold a grudge against her cat Osiris. Lund said he had been sleeping on top of the oven to avoid a pet dog and probably stepped on the lever.Lund heard the fire early Sunday and put it out with a garden hose.
- Cat blamed for starting fire with toaster oven (sfgate.com)
- Daily News: Port Townsend house fire blamed on cat (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
Measuring 48.5 inches from the tip of your nose to the tip of your tail bone is nothing if you are a snake. It’s not even much of a stretch for a sausage dog. But Stewie is a cat.
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A bobcat climbing a power pole got electrocuted and sparked a five-acre brush fire in California’s Ventura County. County fire Capt. Dan Preston told the Ventura County Star that the bobcat was apparently chasing an owl or another bird when it touched the power lines, caught fire and fell to the ground in a rural area near Piru.
via Yahoo! News.
- Electrocuted bobcat to blame for Ventura County wildfire (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Bobcat climbing power pole starts 5-acre fire (sfgate.com)
The owners of a cat have reported their pet to the police after it started stealing dozens of knickers and items of underwear from neighbouring gardens.
Peter and Birgitt Weismantel adopted 12-year-old Oscar from the Cats Protection charity at Christmas.
But as he started to settle in at their home in Gordon Avenue, Southampton, he started bringing home his stolen haul.
In recent weeks he has brought home about 70 items leading his owners to inform the police.
Postmen are refusing to deliver letters to a house because they are terrified of one of the residents – an elderly cat.
Ageing Tiger, who bears a striking resemblance to Postman Pat’s pet, is terrorising delivery men in Leeds to such an extent that they are now refusing to go anywhere near his cat flap
Royal Mail say the 19-year-old black and white cat, who spends most of his day napping, has attacked three postmen in the past few weeks.
More via CAT named Tiger | Mail Online
Had a neighbor once who had a cat that would climb onto the porch roof and drop on the mailman, biting and scratching. Big old tom named Sergeant.
A cat has been appointed an unofficial police officer in a Chinese city where it joins officers on patrol.Police cat /Quirky China NewsThe black cat spends most of its days in the police station in the Shapingba district of Chongqing, reports the Hualong Network.But when officers go out on patrol, the cat follows them so much that citizens have started calling it ‘Officer’.
According to the BBC thieves in Germany stole a circus van unaware that there was a lion sleeping in the back. They abandoned the van after hitting a road sign and escaped, probably still not knowing about the lion. Police didn’t know about it either until they opened it after having the van towed to an impound lot.
The lion? He’s fine after having a refreshing nap.
A cat sparked a full-scale emergency after stepping on a phone and dialling 999.
Watson, a one-year-old Bengal, trod on the handset and then somehow hit the redial button four times.
via Cat rings 999.
Forget about your sleep number. What could be more comforting than the memories of your late pet laid to rest beneath your sleeping head? If a cherished pet’s death leaves you sleepless and missing that warm, furry embrace, then Patricia Moore of Naples, Fla., may have the answer: pillows stuffed with your pet’s ashes.
Oh, yes. There’s lots more at WTAE Pittsburgh.
When feline felon Henry’s owner caught him with a sock in his mouth it was only the beginning…Henry had 50 other socks stashed behind his bed, apparently that he had stolen from neighbor’s clothes lines.
Henry’s owner is posting leaflets to try to locate the owners.
“He must be snatching them from the lines. It’s really embarrassing,” she said.
via The Sun |News.
A cat aptly named Ugly is attracting a lot of attention at an Exeter vet clinic, where clients say they can’t take their eyes off his striking appearance.
The cat’s full name is Ugly Bat Boy. He’s bald in most places except for flowing fur on his chest, and he spends his days on a warm computer at Exeter Veterinary Hospital, reported WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. Bat Boy has become something of a local star.
People come in and take pictures of him on their cell phones,” said veterinary employee Christie Hartnett. “He’s just great. He’s Dr. (Stephen) Bassett’s little wonder cat.”
The cat’s striking appearance is normal, for him. He was part of a litter of four with a sister that looked just like him. That kitten died at only a few weeks old, but that was long enough for Bassett to become enamored with Bat Boy.
“The owner knew that I liked the way the sister looked, and I came in from lunch one day and this cat was sitting in a cage, and the owner said Dr. Bassett liked this cat, so that’s it,” Bassett said.
via ‘WRTV Indianapolis.
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This [Australian] cat fell 34 floors from a Runaway Bay penthouse and survived to see out the rest of his eight lives.
The owners of Yoda — a cat with four ears — could use a couple of extra hands to answer their telephones.
Ted and Valerie Rock said they’ve been inundated with television offers and media inquiries since their son posted a photo of their smoke-colored cat on a Web site. That turned the four-eared feline from a suburban animal oddity into an instant Internet celebrity.