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An island where the cat to human ratio is 6:1? No, this isn’t a dream. The very real island of Aoshima, off the coast of Japan, is completely overrun by cats, which were originally brought to the island to deal with a rampant mouse problem. An island with no predators a large food supply turned […]
This Sunday, the world said good-bye to the world’s most distinguished corporate kitty. From stray cat to Shinto Goddess, Tama the tortoiseshell cat’s funeral was attended by 3,000 people, including rail officials from the Wakayama Electric Railway Company where she had eventually become a Vice President. Tortoiseshell cats have always been special in Japanese culture, often prized […]
Two of the most dominant forces on the internet were combined and we somehow all survived. We speak of Taylor Swift and cats, naturally. Ms. Swift tweeted (to her 59 million followers) that she was going to miss her cats while she was away. At the airport about to leave for Europe, listening to ‘See […]
We all dream of taking our cats everywhere. You know: cars, airplanes, the office… Well this guy in Japan actually takes his kitty on his motorbike. And kitty clearly loves it. Watch him jump up on Dad’s shoulder for the joyride. Is he the coolest cat dad in the world? Might be…
As with any human relationship, it’s important to keep things fresh and interesting. The same goes for pets. Luckily, “science” has provided some insightful ways to keep your cat playfully purring all day long. You can thank us later. Pet your cat. See the guide below for a good breakdown of known cat […]
We’re living in a designer age these days. With England opening the door on designer babies, it’s only a matter of time until we arrive at designer cats. Here’s a few recent breeds moving in that direction: Cheetoh We know what you’re thinking. Like the snack food? Yes. But much better. The Cheetoh […]
Kitty moms are there when their kittens (feline or otherwise…) need some motherly love and to keep sassy kitties in check. Prickly baby hedgehogs: look no further than the kitty mom who will let you cuddle on her back. Kittens expecting to get away with mischief: beware!
A cat a day… …seems to keep the doctor away. As if there weren’t enough reasons to own a cat already, numerous studies have shown that cat owners are generally healthier than non-cat owners. Don’t believe it, check out these five reasons why cats help your overall health.
Every now and then, we get a reminder that our fuzzy pals are cousins of the big cats of Asia and Africa when a little house cat overcomes incredible odds to return home across great distances. We don’t know how they do it, so we’ll just tell you their stories instead.
Yes, we know spring technically started last month. But let’s be honest. It’s not really spring until a) it actually warms up, and b) Simon’s Cat says it’s spring. It looks like we’ve got now got both. Check out the latest short film from the world’s most famous cartoon cat. (At press time, the Simon’s […]