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Words of wisdom from Mark Twain


‎”A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”
–Mark Twain

August 11, 2011 Posted by | animals, cats | Comments Off

Just workin’ on the tan…

via owni.eu

July 17, 2011 Posted by | animals, cats | Comments Off

Kittens can be pretty tough, you know.


Image via Wikipedia

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.

via  The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com.

June 3, 2011 Posted by | animals, cats, kittens | Comments Off

Descent into madness: Louis Wain—the progression of his schizophrenia

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.

May 12, 2011 Posted by | cats, Sad | 2 Comments

Never let your cat use the toaster oven

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.

via Cat blamed for starting fire with toaster oven – U.S. news – Weird news – msnbc.com.

November 10, 2010 Posted by | animals, cats | Comments Off

Stretch Cat Stewie

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.

More at Mail Online.

October 20, 2010 Posted by | animals, cats | Comments Off

Kitten yoga


September 20, 2010 Posted by | cats | Comments Off

I’ll get that bird if it’s the last th…..zzzzzzt!


Image by ucumari via Flickr

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.

September 7, 2010 Posted by | animals, cats | Comments Off

A real ‘cat burglar’

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.

via BBC News – Southampton ‘cat burglar’ reported to police.

July 10, 2010 Posted by | animals, cats | Comments Off

19-year-old cat still “burning bright”

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.

April 10, 2010 Posted by | animals, cats | Comments Off

You’ve heard about police dogs. How about a police cat?

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’.

via Ananova – Cool cat joins police force.

March 30, 2010 Posted by | animals, cats, cops | Comments Off

Hey, Otto. Is this van making a funny rumbling sound?

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.

via Ananova – Thieves steal circus van – and lion.

November 13, 2009 Posted by | animals, cats, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off

“999…What is your emergency?” “Meow!”

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.

July 27, 2009 Posted by | animals, cats | | Comments Off

Pillows stuffed with your pet’s ashes? Sick.

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.

June 10, 2009 Posted by | animals, cats, dogs, Dumb Stuff | | 1 Comment

A real cat burglar in Loughborough


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.

May 2, 2009 Posted by | animals, cats | , | Comments Off

‘Ugly’ Cat

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.

March 1, 2009 Posted by | animals, cats | , , | Comments Off

Cat in the snow…in the Mojave Desert

more about “Snow in the Mojave Desert near Lancas…“, posted with vodpod

December 27, 2008 Posted by | animals, cats, Global warming | Comments Off

Another one: Watch that first step

This [Australian] cat fell 34 floors from a Runaway Bay penthouse and survived to see out the rest of his eight lives.

via  Local News – Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

December 24, 2008 Posted by | animals, cats | | Comments Off

Need to relax? Take a lesson from a cat.

More pictures at this Link

October 4, 2008 Posted by | animals, cats | , , | Comments Off

The better to hear you with, my dear…


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.

August 22, 2008 Posted by | animals, cats, Strange | | Comments Off


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