May 22, 2013:
Cats have an insatiable curiosity that hones their problem-solving skills and gets them into trouble on a pretty regular basis. Their intelligence is extraordinary, but as a house-pet, it can also lead to that most irritating of situations – boredom.
May 20, 2013:
Estimates vary, but most agree that around 70% of domestic cats are genetically predisposed to respond to catnip. The reaction tends to last around ten minutes, and is completely positive, harmless, and often quite funny. And as long as the cats are enjoying it, we may as well share in their fun.
May 13, 2013:
Getting a massage is a lovely experience that brings the gifts of relaxation, tension reduction, and freedom from muscle pain. A good massage can make us feel wonderful. So wouldn’t it make our pets feel wonderful too?
May 11, 2013:
You might take a look at this photo and wonder - what is it? A fox on stilts? Some strange variety of hyena? You wouldn't be the only person confused by this creature's strange appearance. But this decidedly unique canid is actually a distant relative to the dog and wolf...
May 7, 2013:
Put a cat in a room with a simple cardboard box, and entertainment for both people and pets is pretty much guaranteed. This classic combination almost invariably keeps cats happy, and makes cat owners giggle and pull out a recording device. Even the cat that initially ignores the allure of the cardboard box is likely to be drawn back to it time and again - often when he thinks no one is watching.
May 1, 2013:
He'll never call and cancel at the last minute. He'll never fail to show up for an early-morning jog. He is the most loyal and loving exercise companion you can have. It's not your spouse or your friend - it's your dog!
Apr 29, 2013:
Nope, not poker, thank goodness. The new rage appears to be cats playing piano! YouTube videos of cats playing piano are showing up and going viral, ranging from Nora's dreamy tones, to the gentle plinking of twin tabbies, to the tentative bass of a curious orange tabby.
Apr 26, 2013:
Children are no strangers to standing up for homeless pets. They are known for slipping sandwich crusts to the homeless dog that dared to enter school grounds, somehow finding the time and patience to make friends with the cats everyone thought were feral and untamable, and begging endlessly to bring home a cat or a dog from the shelter. Now, children in Colorado are taking it to the next level.
Apr 24, 2013:
Anyone who has ever had a kitten knows that they are constantly getting into trouble. But in the Burnley Tunnel in Melbourne, passers-by and traffic cameras caught sight of a tiny kitten in serious trouble: the little orange tabby somehow found himself halfway down the 2.1 mile car tunnel.
Apr 22, 2013:
Cats are notoriously enigmatic. Our mysterious little beasties cuddle and purr one minute, and the next, they are territorial guardians spitting at our windows, or wild hunters slinking furtively through the underbrush. But a rising interest in what our feline friends do with their spare time has combined with ever-smaller bits of useful technology to create some answers – finally – for cat lovers of all kinds.
Apr 17, 2013:
Kitten season: it's here. This is the time of year when shelters across the country are overwhelmed with little purring fuzzballs that need a whole lot of care.
Apr 12, 2013:
Sometime during the course of a dark February night, a wild bobcat found himself wandering through Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington. He climbed into a tall, comfortable tree to relax... and woke up in the park's off-leash area!
Apr 10, 2013:
We all know that dogs have an amazing sense of smell. Their noses have been recruited to help humans find everything from contraband to cancer, not to mention the heroic search and rescue dogs that use their talents to save lives. But dogs may be more reliable sniff detectors than previously thought.
Apr 1, 2013:
The wolf is a beautiful creature, the closest modern relative to our pet dogs, and yet different at a visceral level. The dog has come into our homes and hearts, but the wolf remains a wonderfully wild animal.
Mar 28, 2013:
When the ZSL London Zoo added a new pair of critically endangered Sumatran tigers to their population, they put them on the map. The Cat Map. The zoo decided to put together an interactive survey of pet cats living in London. They created the Cat Map.