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Inflatable Unicorn horn for kitties: "Cats love it"

Happy Caturday. (thanks, Tara McGinley)

Caturday: Here is a purring cat with daisies on its head (video)

[Video Link, via shironekoshiro].

Collective Soul cat (video)

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(Thanks, Tara McGinley!)

A Super Mario cat in a mushroom hat

Wearing lavender sunglasses (well, for a little while). [Video Link]. From Shironekoshiro's YouTube channel, a daily source of cute comfort in my life.

Caturday: kitten is hogging the TV remote

Boing Boing reader Benjamin G. Levy, a Mac computing consultant based in Los Angeles, shot and shared this photo in the Boing Boing Flickr pool. Happy Caturday.

Hello, Aleister Crowley, Clockwork Orange, and Ganesha Kitty

Spotted on Dangerous Minds: Etsy seller TheAllSeeingCat's Hello Kitty mods. From L-R: Hello Ganesha Kitty, Hello A Clockwork Orange Alex Kitty, and Hello Aleister Crowley Kitty. $227USD apiece.

Bentley the bulldog puppy is fussy (cute animal video)

(Video Link, via Joe Sabia).

Skateboarding goat wins Guinness World Record (video)

[video link]. The goat's name is "Happy," of course. (thanks, Clayton Cubitt)

Cat-loving teen with cancer gets a "cat immersion" tent at hospital

I've been spending rather a lot of time in the cancer ward at a hospital lately, and I think this is a fabulous idea: a "cat immersion tent."

The teen girl in this video, Maga, is a cancer patient at Seattle Children's Hospital. She loves her cat—actually, she loves all cats— and has had to be isolated in the hospital with no cat contact, for health reasons. "During her stays what she misses most is her own cat Merry," the Seattle Children's Hospital folks say.

We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite cat photos with us, and got an awesome response -- 3,000+ photos! We used these pictures to create this "cat immersion" for Maga -- an audio/visual experience to bring thousands of "virtual" cats to Maga's room.

More of the photos they received on this Facebook page. This is the same hospital that produced the viral "Stronger" video. Sounds like a really cool environment for pediatric cancer patients.

More at Laughing Squid.

Caturday

Boing Boing reader Nicholas Longtin of Minneapolis has carefully 'shooped a series of photos from the 2012 Olympics to include his cats. I'll consider it complete when this shot's included. (via BB Flickr Pool)

And now, we pause for a Moment of Kitten (video)

[Video Link]. Him widdle names is Pancake. He is a foster kitten, snuggling up in this video with a doggie.

OMGCATSINSPACE

A Tumblog of Greatness: OMGCATSINSPACE.

(thanks, @sbethm)

Caturday (photo)

Muaz Mohamed shot this lovely photo of a kitteh wishing you a happy Caturday, with a high-five paw. Shared in the Boing Boing Flickr pool.

Dog trying to bite oncoming traffic (funny video)

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(Thanks, Joe Sabia!)

A cat in a bowl, in the forest, wearing nerd glasses (video)

[YouTube link]. Stay with it for the elegant finale. From shironekoshiro's channel, which is basically full of videos exactly like this: inexplicably calm cats, putting up with stuff being put upon them. The blog is pretty great, too. You're welcome.

Dead cat helicopter upsets people on internet (video)

[Video Link. Warning, may totally creep you out if you love cats. ]

Dutch artist Bart Jansen had a cat named Orville that he loved very much. When Orville died, he did what any cat-loving guy would do: transformed his deceased kitty pal's corpse into a radio-controlled DIY taxidermy helicopter. WAIT WHAT

The Orvillecopter, half cat, half machine. Named after the famous aviator Orville Wright. He was killed by a car. After that he received his propellers posthumously. This is Orvillecopter's first test flight, Soon to be flying with the birds. Oh how he loved birds. He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. So this hopping will soon change into steady flight. For the catlovers: it is a tanned hide, just like the shoes you're wearing. For the RC lovers: it's a Lotus T580 (still)

People are upset. Daily Mail, LA Times, NPR. (thanks, Antinous!)

Caturday

A wonderful photo contributed to the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by Ben Lepley, who explains that this is his cat Yoshimi Minski, "sleeping in the semi-mummy position."

Cat and Ram are pals (photo)

A reader photography contest at National Geographic yields this photograph by Sarah Deutsch, of "a magical moment of love between a cat and a ram." If interspecies love is not your thing, try this trio of dancing ostriches.

(thanks, Marilyn Terrell)

Cats with flowers on their heads, in baskets, resting in a tree (video)

Video link (shironekoshiro)

Caturday

Benjamin G. Levy

Boing Boing reader Benjamin G. Levy shares this image in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool and says,

Today's Kitten of the Day is Helen, named for Helen Keller because she's had troubles with her eyes. Helen moved in last Sunday! Helen would rather that I not send email.

Caturday: Sleep mode (photo)

Photo contributed to the Boing Boing Flickr pool by MightyWomble.

A new Japan export: "cat cafes" come to Austria

REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Cat 'Luca' sleeps in his basket as a waitress serves some food to customers in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. After three years of negotiations with city officials over hygiene issues, Austria opened its first cat cafe last Friday. 'Cafe Neko', "Neko" meaning cat in Japanese, was opened by Vienna resident Takako Ishimitsu, 47, from Japan. Customers can stroke and interact with their five feline hosts, named Sonja, Thomas, Moritz, Luca and Momo, who all came from an animal shelter and now freely roam about the cafe and take naps. There's a slide show with more photos here.

Dude "inflates" dog as if it were a balloon

Video Link. How does this work? Your theories welcome in the comments. (via Arbroath, thanks Tara McGinley)

Caturday: watch these live nude kittens on the internet (video)

Livestream video link. Do you know what I'm going to do this weekend? Sit here and watch ALL OF THE KITTENS, for ALL OF THE WEEKEND. Sometimes the mommy cat is there, sometimes not. The cute little squeaky kitten sounds are the best part. (thanks, Antinous!)

Cat vs. Fish, or Fish vs. Cat? (video)

Video Link (thanks, Tara McGinley!)

Dog hunts wolf (video)

[Video Link] Stay with it. "Rasta the Vizsla slowly stalks down a wolf on a golf course. This is real time, not slowed down." From YouTuber LifeIsQuick. (thanks, Joe Sabia!)

Japanese beatbox princess Aibo gives a shout-out to Boing Boing, with her cat Nao

[video link] As featured previously.

Room with a View

Photo: Xeni Jardin

The view from an ocean-facing window at the home of Boing Boing publisher-at-large Jason Weisberger, improved by his 5-year-old daughter with stickers. We had a Boing Boing meeting here.

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Lamb and girl butt heads

[Video Link] But neither the lamb nor the young woman are buttheads.

More at Camels and Friends, and here's their YouTube channel. I liked this video a lot, too.

(via Clayton Cubitt)

Kids narrate the lives of wild animals for "Planet Earth" promo (cutest. video. ever.)

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Director Joe Sabia, who co-curates the Boing Boing in-flight television channel with me on Virgin America Airlines, has created this adorable spot for BBC America's natural history series Planet Earth (also available on DVD). In the promo, a series of 4-7 year old children take the place of series narrator David Attenborough—or, as he is known here, "Dabud Abunburble." You may well die of cute. Kids: Do not feel bad. I have been known to struggle over the pronunciation of Attenbooger's name, and the placing-on of headphones, too.