CATable desk designed for humans and cats

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The CATable integrates crawl spaces to keep your kitty happy. (Laughing Squid)

DIY AT-AT cat house

Would you like to make your own felt cat house in the shape of a Star Wars AT-AT? First, you'll need a cat. [The Owner Build Network. Thanks, Heather!]

Adorable kittens, 9 days old, cry adorably and are available for adoption (video)

Warning: THIS VIDEO MAY CAUSE YOU TO DIE OF CUTENESS.

Happy Caturday. Ah, listen to this 9-day-old kitten's adorable squeals! Boing Boing pal Miles O'Brien was learning how to fly his camera drone with one hand after becoming one-handed. At the drone flying range near Washington, DC, a friend had a few 9-day old kittens hanging out on a blanket.

If you would like to adopt one of them, contact Nikki Driver at ndriver8411@gmail.com. Nikki is a vet, so they're in good hands. She and the kittens are near Charlottesville, VA.

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Blood Moon Kitten Feast

Shoop: XJ

Cat facts with Ann Childers

Do you find that people have a strange reaction to your cat? Do you ever wonder who taste-tests cat food? Ann Childers answers these questions and more in the VHS edition of Kittens to Cats. [Video Link]

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.