Tag Archives: cats

Tenth Cativersary

Ten years ago this week I brought Shelley (formerly “Little Gray”) home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 20 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+, the last of which might explain the “owner surrender” notation on her adoption papers. Shelley was so freaked out upon arrival in my apartment that she first tried to escape by climbing up ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Adorable Kittens Ignore Inauguration

I’ll post a live-stream of the inauguration ceremonies shortly, but if you cannot bear to watch, below is a live-stream of YouTube’s popular Kitten Academy, a multi-camera feed starring energetic months-old fur babies and newborns. If the kittens are napping, you can rewind the feed up to four hours.

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NEW YORK CITY: Petition Launched To Legalize Bodega Cats After Bitchy One-Star Yelp Review Goes Viral

Bodega cats are a beloved Gotham institution and the subjects of popular Tumblr and Instagram accounts. But their technical illegality is in the news this week thanks to an outraged Yelp review that has gone locally viral. Yahoo News reports: Don’t mess with the bodega cats. Walk into any corner store a.k.a bodega in New York City, and you’ll find ...

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Open Thread Thursday: Show Us Your Fur Babies

JMG reader David writes to suggest a “sanity break” with an open thread for everybody to show off their fur babies, which we haven’t done for quite some time. Shelley endorses this idea, although she takes a dim view of my suggestion of adding another household member, primarily so I can name the new addition Hillary Kitten.

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Ninth Cativersary

Nine years ago this week I brought Shelley (formerly “Little Gray”) home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 20 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+, the last of which might explain the “owner surrender” notation on her adoption papers. Shelley was so freaked out upon arrival in my apartment that she first tried to escape by climbing up ...

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BROADWAY: Cats Revival Set To Open In July

Now and forever and again and again. Playbill reports: Grizabella is headed for the Heaviside layer once more! Broadway’s The Shubert Organization and Nederlander Organization are teaming up to produce the long-rumored revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/T.S. Eliot musical Cats this summer. The onetime longest-running show in Broadway history has booked the Neil Simon Theatre, with previews beginning July ...

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New York City Gets Third Cat Cafe

Just opened on the Lower East Side is Gotham’s third kitty coffee shop, where you can play with (and adopt!) felines over your nonfat extra-hot no-foam light-whip semen-free mocha latte. This one also serves booze! Gothamist reports: The Lower East Side grew ten cats stronger yesterday with the opening of Koneko, NYC’s newest cat cafe located on Clinton Street. Koneko ...

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Viral Video: Literal Catfishing

AL.com reports: Two guys go fishing and catch a pair of kittens. It’d be hard to believe if it weren’t on video. Jason Frost, who lives in Hueytown, and his friend Brandon Key were out on the Warrior River near Bluff Creek Saturday morning when they heard a splash and saw something swimming across the water toward them. They weren’t ...

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Pre-Flight Checklist: Remove Cat

Via the Guardian: A cat has escaped with at least one of its nine lives after stowing away on an ultra-light aircraft flight. A video has been posted on YouTube of the cat digging its claws into the aircraft’s wing as its pilot and passenger fly hundreds of feet above the ground at first apparently unaware of its presence. Romain ...

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Eighth Cativersary

Eight years ago this week I brought Shelley (formerly “Little Gray”) home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 20 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+, the last of which might explain the “owner surrender” notation on her adoption papers. Shelley was so freaked out upon arrival in my apartment that she first tried to escape by climbing up ...

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Tweet Of The Day

Winter 2015 in one GIF, everyone. RT @JJDodders: THIS IS IT. THIS IS THE BEST GIF. pic.twitter.com/LHXGhwybuR — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) February 18, 2015

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Twilight Cats

Compiled by a pet insurance company from their database of 75,000 feline patients. Bella is also the most popular name for female dogs. Source.

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This Is An Ad For Something

(Via Towleroad)

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Headline Of The Day

Is it too early for popcorn? Details.

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Cat Saves Child From Dog

Not the usual post for me, but the video is something. Via ABC News in Bakersfield, California: A cat came to her best friend’s rescue Tuesday when the young boy was attacked in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield. The surveillance video shows the boy playing on his bicycle when a dog sneaks up behind him and grabs his leg. The ...

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At America’s First Cat Cafe

Via Mashable: America’s first cat cafe has opened in New York City this week with furry kitties so adorable, you’ll want to lap them up. We don’t recommend that, but the cat-achinos are delish. The pop-up cafe, brought stateside by Purina One, is filled with soft, playful cats available for adoption from April 24-28. The goal is to educate and ...

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Seventh Cativersary

Seven years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+. And she was so freaked out on the first day in my apartment that she tried to escape by climbing the chimney. Today she’s a healthy ten pounds and the friendliest cat I’ve ever worked for, if ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Grumpy Cat

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Morning View – Spanky

The unflappable Spanky monitors the front desk at the Island House.

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Simon’s Cat – Scary Legs

I’m addicted to Simon’s Cat.

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