Kneading is when your cat alternates his front paws in a rhythmic fashion on a soft, squishy surface. Cats knead on beds, on soft blankets, and sometimes, they knead their humans. To you, it may look like your cat is kneading dough to make delicious bread or cookies, but the kitty habit is not simply
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) A quiet cat is preferred by many cat owners. While many of us are OK with vocal cats, quiet cats can make pretty lovely companions. If you are in the market to rescue or adopt a cat, there are many breeds that are typically quiet cats. If you already have a
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) If you, or anyone you know, have been the victim of domestic abuse, you know that the abuser will use any means necessary to try and control the situation. Things become complicated for victims with children. Neighbors and friends ask; “Why did she/he stay in an abusive relationship?” Often, children are used
Cats are adorable and cuddly. Sometimes they can look creepy or scary, but we know they are really very lovable, sweet creatures. Here are 22 of the creepiest-looking cats on the planet that are ready to scare you for Halloween, but you’d better give them plenty of scratches behind the ear for the rest of the year! Does your kitty
Watch out, mountain lions. There’s a new feline ruling New Mexico. This not-so-ferocious beast, a gray house cat named Walter, enjoys hiking through the desert with his owners, Madison Larkin and Elliott Andelman. But Walter’s natural habitat is his porch in Albuquerque, where he enjoys sunbathing with his new cat brother, Kunu. “They’re amazing creatures
Adventure cats come in all shapes and sizes. Veterinary student Summer Ott learned just how different some adventure cats can be when she adopted Parsley, a previously shy barn kitten with a knack for tree climbing, kayaking and even swimming. Parsley also happens to have a congenital bone deformity that prevents his legs from growing
[embedded content] Cats can do anything! A group of felines on America’s Got Talent proved just that, wowing viewers with an awe-inspiring acrobatics routine.
If a homeless animal had a best friend, it would probably look a lot like Betsy Banks Saul. Betsy has saved tens of millions of pets’ lives—yes, you read that right—through the ground-breaking rescue website she founded, Petfinder.com. The site allows would-be adopters to search out adoptable pets in their area from groups and shelters across
Erin Rich and her black cat Marten are on a mission to show the world how awesome black cats are. Erin herself is a convert. At a cat show, en route to check out the Maine Coons, Erin happened upon a Safe Cat Foundation Rescue booth. “There was a cage full of orange kittens, which
After failing to find a home at a rescue in Kirkland, Washington, a friendly grey long-haired cat named Winter found her way to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, the largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and wildlife in the United States. But even there, Winter remained overlooked; though very popular at the sanctuary,
It was just another busy day at the Washington County/Johnson City (WCJC) Animal Shelter in Johnson City, Tennessee, when a one-year-old Calico cat looking for a forever home showed up. But in fact, this was no ordinary Calico cat—this marbled coated orange and black cutie named Charlie was a he! For those that don’t know,
Easter is here! We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with their families, friends, and kitties. There’s bound to be some yummy dinner of ham and spring vegetables, some colourful Easter egg hunts, or maybe even a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! These kitties are looking forward to a weekend of flowers and celebration.
There are Instagram cats, and then there’s Suki. This wide-eyed Bengal is a bona fide celebrity, and with almost 800,000 Instagram followers, she boasts more social media fans than many human celebrities. Suki’s account, run by owner Marti Gutfreund, documents her adventures through Western Canada and beyond. But when you’re that famous online, you’re bound
Captain Ahab was just a kitten when Hurricane Irma struck the Sunshine State. The SPCA in Marathon, Florida took in the ginger tabby and sheltered him for a few months until the winds changed, and Captain Ahab went from storm survivor to adventure cat. On December 26, 2017, travel bloggers Kach and Jonathan Howe adopted
St. Patrick’s Day is here at last, and these cats are feeling extra Irish! They are all decked out in green for the luckiest day of the year. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 1) Delilah Delilah the Bombay Cross cat has found a perfect shamrock necklace for St. Patrick’s Day! We hope it brings her luck
Salty Sea Cat is a 4-year-old, 20-pound Turkish Van who hails from the United Kingdom. He lives with his owners Berni and Andy Lockwood on Camargue, a 45-foot Bruce Roberts yacht. Sailing the high seas alongside Salty and his humans are Pippa the Springer Spaniel and Jib the goldfish. Pippa, or “Pip,” as she is
And we have a winner!! Congratulations to our Star Cat Photo Contest winner, the adorable Marten! He’s on a mission to show people how great black cats are <3 Name: Marten Breed: Domestic Short Hair “With so much negativity being thrown at humans, my favorite thing to do on my pages is make people smile. I
Your surfer guide to success in the new year, as illustrated by cats. Photos submitted by wonderful participants in our photo contest! 1) Give others your full attention. You will be loved for it. 2) Don’t be afraid to be the boss b*tch you are. 3) Express your true feelings. 4) Keep your body limber. 5) Get
Check this out–what a great PR move! Unbeknownst to Reddit user Megan Cummins, a very prominent individual had drawn her name in an online Secret Santa: none other than billionaire Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest (if not the wealthiest!) man in the world. Bill Gates has participated in this Reddit Secret Santa since 2009.
By now, most of us have heard of the health benefits of owning a pet, including a lower risk of heart attack and stroke. But did you know that an animal companion can also improve your mental health? “Patients with psychiatric disorders seem to benefit from the presence of pets to reduce fear and anxiety,
Meet The Jenkinson Pack, the cutest collection of nature lovers you’ll ever see. The pack stars Quinn; Keshia; their 1-year-old daughter, Winter; and their three adventurous animals, Shasta the cat, Vera the rottie, and Winston the rottie mix. When they’re not enjoying life on their farm in Fraser Valley, British Columbia, this family is out
Adventuring can be great for a cat’s development and temperament, but sharing life with a feline adventurer can be good for humans too. For Siberian cat McKinley and his owner, Charlotte Simons, it’s a mutually beneficial adventure. As a full-time student at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Simons, who’s been diagnosed with endometriosis and
Two of Australia’s most popular citizens have four paws and fur, but their lives started as anything but glamorous. Didga and Boomer have a true rags-to-riches story: from rescue kittens to two of the internet’s most famous kitties. They’ve starred in music videos and been featured on the local news with their “pawsome” skateboarding skills,