Tagged With cats

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Here lies Sir Meows-A-Lot, beloved pet of Sally, Ted, Nancy and Job. He was a good cat who was stolen from us too early. Maybe if we hadn't bought an internet connected pet feeder before our holiday to the Bahamas, Sir Meows-A-Lot would still be here today. But we did, and then a network outage cut off his food supply. Rest in peace, buddy.

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For $US35 ($47) ThinkGeek will now sell you an animatronic cat tail, powered by four AA batteries, that will contentedly swish back and forth as it hangs from the back of your pants. You can pretend you're buying it for cosplay reasons, or maybe for a Halloween costume, but deep down you know it's really your first tentative step towards becoming a furry.

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Video: Dogs just want to love you but cats, well, what the hell do cats want? They have a mind of their own, they seemingly do whatever the hell they want and their habits are just so weird. Why is that? According to Ted-Ed, it's because of how they developed as both a solitary predator that had to hunt and kill smaller prey for food, and stealthy prey who had to hide from larger predators to survive. Their habits today reflect both!

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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga is an amazing sci-fi epic. But lets be honest — its real star is Lying Cat, a Cat that can detect when people aren't telling the truth and promptly calls them out for it. Now she's getting a talking plush, and it's pretty damn perfect.

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Anyone who's watched a cat throwing up after munching on grass knows that our feline friends aren't natural plant eaters. So you might be surprised to discover that these carnivorous animals share some important genes that are more typically associated with herbivores. And this might help explain why cats aren't always easy to please when it comes to food.

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Cat sex videos are all the same. The tom mounts the female, she arches her back and moves her tail aside — a response called lordosis, by the way and the two of them get down to the act. But soon afterwards, the yowling starts, followed by the spitting and swiping. Why so angry, kittycat?

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Cats kill billions of small mammals, reptiles, and birds every year. In environments where cats have natural predators, like coyotes in parts of the United States, this isn't a problem. But left unchecked, cats can become an invasive species that damages local ecosystems.