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#Caturday, January 23, 2016: Mom cat refused to be separated from her babies

by 1389AD ( 35 Comments › )
Filed under Caturday, Open thread at January 23rd, 2016 - 12:01 am
Mother cat with kittens
Mill Road Veterinary Clinic

Express (UK): The mother who refused to be separated from her babies: Cat returns to find her kittens

A DEVOTED mother cat has become a global sensation because of her determined efforts to find her missing kittens.

The beautiful tabby never gave up hope when her three-week-old kittens were taken away and dumped outside a vets.

Somehow the mother cat¹s innate senses helped her trace her four youngsters and then find away to stage an incredible reunion.

It was a day after a box with the tiny tabbies was left on the doorstep of the Mill Road Veterinary Clinic in Whangarei, New Zealand, that staff became aware of a tabby behaving strangely outside.

Even when dogs were being brought the front doors, the tabby showed no fear and made desperate efforts to barge her way into the clinic.

When one of the staff picked her up, the reason for her desperation was clear.

The adult tabby was not only a nursing female cat but as soon as she was introduced to the kittens it was obvious she was their mother.

“Even when dogs came through the door, this cat was trying to muscle its way through,” said veterinarian Julie Wells.

“We noticed a tabby cat hanging around our front door, trying to sneak in every time a client arrived.

“When we realized the cat wasn’t going to go away, we picked her up and discovered she was a feeding mum.

“We will need to find homes for them all. Mum and kittens are all completely adorable, so hopefully it won’t be difficult,” added the vet.

More here.

Draft Post. No really. This is a Draft Post

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 153 Comments › )
Filed under Beer of the Week, Food and Drink, Humor, OOT, Open thread at October 4th, 2013 - 10:00 pm

Pure brilliance. Watch the vid first, because there’s more below the break. Cheers! (more…)

#Caturday: Stanley has his say

by 1389AD ( 139 Comments › )
Filed under Canada, Caturday, Open thread at February 2nd, 2013 - 4:00 pm
PM Stephen Harper and Stanley the Cat

Full Comment, National Post (Canada):

A letter from the PM’s cat

Re: @ Work With Harper, Jan. 29; Don’t Be Fooled: Cats Are Evil, Laura Helmuth, Oct. 30.

I appreciate that there was a picture of me with my person, Stephen Harper, published in Tuesday’s National Post, showing me helping him with his breakfast. However, using my picture out of context, and in connection with an absolutely baseless article by Laura Helmuth stating that “cats are evil” is completely off the mark.

I have never been to Washington (where “outdoor cats eat basically all juvenile birds as soon as they fledge”) or lived in an island ecosystem (New Zealand is being urged to outlaw cats “in order to protect its endangered birds”).

I am at 24 Sussex Drive 24/7 and was formerly an inmate at the Ottawa Humane Society, where, before I was adopted was visited frequently by the undersigned ghostwriter, a volunteer at the shelter. We cats are predators, as are many other animals and we are not evil for doing what comes naturally.

Stanley the Cat (as imagined by C. Patrick O’Neill, Ottawa.)

Caturday: Doglike Cat Behavior

by 1389AD ( 22 Comments › )
Filed under Caturday, Open thread at January 19th, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Sweet Kitten gone BAD!!

Uploaded on Jan 29, 2010 by WendyinAucklandNZ
This little guy is actually a real sweet heart.
I picked up some uncooked bones for my two little dogs and decided to see what the kittens would think of one. Apparently this kitten really likes dog bones 🙂

Boo Likes to Play Fetch

Uploaded on May 27, 2012 by WendyinAucklandNZ
This may be why there is never a pen in this house when I need one.