Fairy tale hand-made felted cat houses by Yuliya Kosata

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Yuliya Kosata is an artist from Kharkiv, Ukraine who creates felted items to decorate home space among which some wonderful kitty houses. Her fairy tale cat caves are delightful for cats while also offering a unique and interesting piece of decor for people. The cat caves are made out of variously colored felt. Yuliya also felt mats for chairs and armchairs, mirrors and fun toys for kids, animal bedding accessories all products are made by hand, with the soul.  View More
January 4, 2017 Tiffany

Watch: “Able the Cat” with only 2 back legs learns to walk and jump

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Four years ago in Thailand, Able the Cat was involved in a nearly fatal accident. While chasing a bird, he fell off a roof and landed on an electrical transformer. Though locals rushed to his aid, the damage had already been done: his front legs had to be amputated. But today, Able seems to be doing just fine despite living without his 2 front legs. Using his strong back legs, the chubby tabby climbs up and down the stairs with ease. He effortlessly hops onto the couch for a pet and plays with ...  View More
December 20, 2016 Jessica

The “Ashera” is the world rarest and most expensive cat ($125,000)

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The Ashera is a beautiful cat with leopard-like spots, contrasting stripes, and elegant well-formed features with large pointed ears. It is a result of the hybrid of genes from several cats, namely the domestic housecat, the Asian leopard cat, and the African serval. The result is a domesticated cat that looks just like a leopard. The Lifestyle Pets Company, the company that created the cat, breeds only five Asheras each year. The ones with patterns similar to a snow leopard are sold for as much ...  View More
November 26, 2016 Jessica

Meet Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, the “Cat Man of Aleppo”

Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel is known as ‘the cat man of Aleppo’ in Syria. Aljaleel risks his life and stays behind even though most of his neighbors, family and friends have already fled the war-torn city. He says that he will remain in his city “no matter what happens” to care for the hundreds of stray and abandoned cats that need him.  View More
October 3, 2016 Jason

Hundreds of thousands of people in Switzerland eat cat and dog meat. There is no law against it in the country

SOS Chats Noiragigue is behind a campaign to ban the consumption of cats and dogs. Founder and president of the group Tomi Tomek told the BBC that 3% of Swiss people eat cat or dog meat, 80% of them being farmers. The Lucerne, Appenzell, Jura and Bern areas are the main culprits. "One woman gave me a recipe for cooking newborn cat," Tomek said. "I went to the police, a veterinarian and the government and they all told me that there was no law against it." She was told to write a petition and ...  View More
September 13, 2016 Jason

Cats cannot taste sweetness

There is a reason cats prefer meaty wet food to dry kibble, and disdain sugar entirely. Sugar and spice and everything nice hold no interest for a cat. Our feline friends are only interested in one thing: meat (except for saving up the energy to catch it by napping, or a round of restorative petting). This is not just because inside every domestic tabby lurks a killer just waiting to catch a bird or torture a mouse, it is also because cats lack the ability to taste sweetness, unlike every other ...  View More
September 13, 2016 Jason

The world’s smallest cat is called “Tinker Toy” and he’s just 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall

The smallest cat on record was a male blue point Himalayan-Persian, named Tinker Toy that measured only 7 cm (2.75 in) tall and 19 cm (7.5 in) long when full grown (aged 2.5 years). The unusually tiny feline was owned by Katrina and Scott Forbes (USA) of Taylorville, Illinois, USA. Tinker Toy was born on 25 December 1990 (the runt of six kittens) and died in November 1997 at the age of six.  View More
September 13, 2016 Jason

Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark cats by inserting the jellyfish protein that codes for bioluminescence into their genome

First there were glow-in-the-dark fish, then rats, rabbits, insects, even pigs. And, now, researchers have inserted the jellyfish genes that make fluorescent proteins into Felis catus, or the common household cat. The goal was just to make sure that the researchers could successfully insert novel genes into the cats. Past efforts at cloning and injecting DNA into fertilized cat embryos, among other genetic modification techniques, had failed.  View More
September 13, 2016 Jason

Cats sleep for 70% of their lives

Cat sleep and understanding your sleepy cat is important because cats sleep two-thirds of their life away. That's sixteen hours or more each day, and is more than any other mammal, except for the opossum and some bats.  View More
September 12, 2016 Jason

The first cloned cat was called “CC”, short for “Carbon Copy”

CC, for "CopyCat" or "Carbon Copy" (born December 22, 2001), is a brown tabby and white domestic shorthair and the first cloned pet. CC's surrogate mother was a tabby, but her genetic donor, Rainbow, was a calico domestic shorthair. The difference in hair coloration between CC and Rainbow is due to epigenetic re-programming, which normally occurs in a fertilised embryo before implantation.  View More
September 12, 2016 Jason
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