Tag Archives: cats

Petco Bans Pet Food With Artificial Ingredients

Forbes reports: Today Petco announces it will stop selling pet food and treats containing artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. After May 2019 customers will no longer find brands containing such ingredients on their shelves. More than 40 artificial ingredients are on its banned list. The private San Diego-based company is rated #100 in Forbes’ America’s Largest Private Company list with …

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US House Votes To Outlaw Eating Cats And Dogs

Was this really a big problem anywhere? CBS News reports: The government shuts down at the end of the month, and Democrats and Republicans seem unable to make a deal to keep it open. They are, however, united in trying to stop people from eating pets. The House passed a bill Wednesday by voice vote banning the slaughter, transportation, sale …

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Cat Poop Parasite May Reduce Human Fear Of Failure

NBC News reports: A mind-controlling parasite found in cat feces may give people the courage they need to become entrepreneurs, researchers reported Tuesday. They found that people who have been infected with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite are more likely to major in business and to have started their own businesses than non-infected people. The parasite, which makes rodents unafraid of …

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United Bans Dozens Of Dog Breeds From Cargo Hold

The Los Angeles Times reports: In response to the controversial death of a dog on a United Airlines flight in March, the carrier is overhauling its pet travel policy, including banning the transport of dozens of breeds of dogs and cats in the cargo compartment. Passengers can still bring small pets, including many of the breeds banned in cargo, into …

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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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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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