Cat shoes from Vans and ASPCA!

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Vans and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (ASPCA) teamed up on a line of cat shoes! (thanks, Carlo Longino!)

Unusual cat toy

Furreal Kitty is available on Amazon. [via]

Denied permission to see family cat, man bit parents

Yevheniy Bolshakov, 26, pleaded guilty this week to an assault charge and was placed on probation for three years. He reportedly was denied permission by his parents to see the family cat, which was recuperating after an operation. So he attacked, biting his father's arm, elbow and chin, and his mother's hand. [via Arbroath]

Catnado strikes Britain

A small tornado that struck Chobham, England, left 13,000 without power over the weekend—and was said to have "lifted cats in the air."

Local fire crews also found extensive damage to trees and roofs from the storm, which also dumped hail and heavy rain on the county of Surrey, the BBC reported.

"We've got four feral cats in the yard and they were being lifted off the ground - about 6ft off the ground," said area woman Shirley Clay, adding that the animals were uninjured by the ordeal. "They just went round like a big paper bag."

Serious tornados are extremely rare in Britain, though the tabloids there claim weather data proves the nation is a 'hotspot' of miniature whirlwinds that usually go unnoticed.

Chobham 'mini-tornado lifted cats in air'

Caturday [Nightmare Edition]

Hey, found this on my computer. No idea what I made it for, but it appears to feature an evil cat god summoned to our plane by the power of Wardenclyffe Tower. You can have it now! [Warning: autoplaying audio]

The first cat picture I've ever posted to the Internet


I've been posting stuff to the Internet since the early 1990s, and in all that time, I've never felt the need to post a picture of a cat anywhere. Today, that changes. This is the cat pic I was born to post. And, conveniently enough, it's another one of those Tumblr finds that I can't source (it dead ends with a Piccsy account for a user called sharoninauburn). So I guess that makes this the weekly re-attributor post: if you think you can figure out who made this, get sleuthing and post your answers in the comments.


Update: We have a source! Our own Rob Beschizza ran this one to ground, tracing it to the Flickr account of Fun9us, who has moar.

Godzilla? I Thought This Was Dogzilla (via Seanan McGuire)

Tumblr of hunky guys paired with photos of cats in matching poses is why we have an internet

Via Laughing Squid, we have learned of the existence of the best Tumblr of all time: Des Hommes et des Chatons. Hot guys paired with kitties in matching poses.

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Caturday, Chocolate Edition


The Black Cat Truffle, by heavenly-chocolate.com.

Below, a sneaky-cam shot of Miss Shelley Winters, the cat companion of web comic artist R. Stevens. Rich sent me a care package to cheer me up around a recent surgery, and they contained an assortment of delicious cat-shaped vegan chocolates.

The Black Cat Truffle, by heavenly-chocolate.com: "Dark chocolate ganache in the shape of a cat with sunflower seeds for ears, enrobed in dark chocolate and hand-decorated." I am enjoying its decapitated head while sipping my morning coffee out of one of R. Stevens' "Fucking Coffee" mugs.

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Cats stealing dog beds

I am a dog person, mostly, but that does not mean I can't acknowledge that they are an easy mark. [Video Link.]

Update: Huh, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Huffington Post." Looks like this edited compilation of other people's youtube clips can thereby only be viewed at HuffPo itself.

Kitten being carried on back of doll (1914)

Photo by Harry W. Frees.

Batman and Captain America save a cat

Batman and Captain America rescued a cat from a burning home. (via Cosey Fanni Tutti)

Lil Bub art show with Ransom & Mitchell and many others!

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This Saturday, celebrate the eternal kitten-ness of Lil Bub with a group art show at Spoke Art in San Francisco, featuring purrrrty new work by our pals Ransom & Mitchell and dozens of other artists! You can even meet Lil Bub at the gallery from 1 to 3pm. The Lil Bub group show complements Casey Weldon's "Meow Brow" show at Spoke Art's second gallery right next door. Below (and NSFW) is Ransom & Mitchell's "plz can i haz?" which will be available as a limited edition 8x10 print for $45 with a portion of sales going to the SPCA!

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World's furriest cat

Colonel Meow is the world's furriest cat, entering the Guinness Book of Records thanks to his 22.87cm (9in) mane.

The best cat adoption commercial

Tired of cleaning up your own vomit? [Tenthlifecats via Arbroath]

The Love Glove

With three cats in the house, fur gets all over our furniture and clothes. I didn’t want to make a dozen Monkey Couch Guardians, so I bought a Love Glove to attack the problem at its source – on the cats.

The Love Glove looks like an oven mitt. The palm side is covered with rubber nubs. To use it, you simply pet your cat. The loose fur comes off and sticks to the glove. It’s easy to peel off. My cats go into throes of ecstasy when I use the Love Glove on them. They even get excited just seeing me approach them with the glove on my hand.

I have collected a lot of fur so far. My younger daughter is saving it because she to make the projects in Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat. -- Mark

Love Glove Grooming Mitt for Cats $6