Breaded Cats

The Breaded Cats (or Breading Cats, or Cat Breading) website has been making the rounds for some weeks now. Like a fine wine, or a cat, but not a loaf of bread, it seems to improve with age.

Cat Breading How To:

1) Take a piece of bread

2) Cut a hole approximately 1 inch larger than your cat's head. This trips some people up. Remember: the bread has to fit around not just the cat's head, but it's ears, too.

3) Gently place the bread around your cat's head.

Warning: NSFGF (Not safe for the gluten-free).

(via Sean Bonner and many others)

Monk and Tiger share a meal

Here is the most wonderful photograph you'll ever see of a Buddhist monk sharing food with a tiger. Shot by photographer Wojtek Kalka at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Worth noting: animal rights advocates do not think the temple itself is wonderful, as the afore-linked Wikipedia entry explains, because the big cats there are kept in abusive conditions. (via Bill Gross)

First World Cat Problems

I approve of this meme. (thanks, Antinous!)

Caturday: Alfalfa Haz a Hungry

Image: Alfalfa, a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike (2.0) image contributed to the Boing Boing Flickr pool by photographer David W. Oliver.

Cat is hat

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Look at that!

(via @joejanecek+@popurls, video by Katie Westlake)

Cat-themed birthday pizza arrangement

Kevin Nutt (who loves pizza, cats, and Boing Boing) writes,

I wanted to share this awesome (I think) picture. My wife's co-worker (who happens to be named 'Cat'), just celebrated her birthday. Her husband sent over this special pizza order for the office to share. Pretty clever I thought. I love how they arranged the toppings for her name, and then there's the finishing touch of the pizza that looks like a cat!

So this is Cat's Cat & Cat pizzas! (that's the best I could come up with...sorry)

I'm a HUGE fan of Boing Boing! Since the site is 'Cat Friendly' I thought I would be a good place to share. Oh, and I know it's Friday and not Caturday...

Have a great day!

Puppy gives cat a massage (video)

[Video Link, thanks @kaepora]

What's the fallout for pets abandoned in Japan's Fukushima hot zone?

PBS NewsHour’s Jenny Marder wrote a really interesting feature about the abandoned pets inside the Fukushima evacuation zone in Japan. I encountered some of them when I traveled to the area with Safecast and PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien (our resulting PBS NewsHour report video is here).

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Caturday: "Starting Out Small"

Starting Out Small, a photo by The Mighty Womble, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Caturday: Bodhi

Bodhi, a photo by TomorrowGirl contributed to the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. Boing Boing's Caturday cover-kitten of the week is available for adoption at Friends of Animals Los Angeles.

NONONONO Cat

[Video Cat]

Today’s weird animal viral video is, like all great examples of the genre, equal parts funny, creepy, cute, and sad.

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I am Maru: bio-book on world's most internet-famous cat, now in English

One of my greatest regrets about my recent trip to Japan? I didn't manage to meet Maru.

Today, there's news that provides some consolation. The story of Maru, a Scottish Fold cat of great internet fame, will soon be available in book form for English-language audiences.

In I Am Maru (out Aug 23 in hardback), the kitty's owner mugumogu "gives readers a peek into the low-key life of the world’s most famous cat," and an insider's view on all his favorite hiding places around the house: trash cans, cupboards, cereal boxes, you name it. "If it’s cozy, he’s there."

Thank you for making the internet a sweeter place, Maru. Let's hang out sometime, when you're done promoting that new Mac operating system? As one YouTube commenter put it, "Some people want to meet Justin Bieber or Barack Obama. I just want to meet this cat."

Here's an Amazon link for the book (don't miss the book trailer videos on that page, they're hilarious). Here is the Maru blog, and here's the publisher's feature page (Harper-Collins).

Video Link from mugumogu's channel: Below, "A Box and Maru." And there are many more Maru videos here. I recommend watching them any time you need happiness.

(thanks, Susannah Breslin!)

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