Koko, a cat living in the Japanese city of Toyoma, was honored by local officials after alerting rescuers to an elderly man who had fallen supine into an irrigation canal. Via Japan Times:
On June 16, a 77-year-old woman taking a walk around 7:30 p.m. found Koko, a female cat who belongs to a neighbor, staring into the canal and acting strangely. When she followed the cat’s gaze, she discovered a man lying on his back in a 60-centimeter-wide and 40-cm-deep canal. The water was about 15 cm deep.
It took five people to pull the man out. FNN covered the award ceremony:
Domo arigato, Koko-chan!
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📷 Chris Platzer, a planning commissioner in Vallejo, CA, in lower left, throws a cat in the air during a Zoom meeting last week. Image: City of Vallejo
“OK, first, I’d like to introduce my cat,” said Chris Platzer, a planning commissioner in Vallejo, California. Read the rest
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Anyone who's ever gone to Burning Man is undoubtedly already familiar with the N95 mask, the particle filters that also protect from inhaling playa dust. And Burners are also familiar with "radical self expression." So, it comes as no surprise that the happy mutants over at Burner-friendly Grassy Knoll Industries have taken it upon themselves to make an otherwise plain-looking mask better — by turning it into a "Catface." Whiskers and all. They describe it as "Quarantine Couture." Even if you have no plans to "cattify" a mask, you should go read the instructions because parts of it are pretty funny. Cats not your thing? There are other fun mask ideas in their "Social Distancing Can Be Fun" Facebook page. Read the rest
“I’m excited to hold him. I get to rub the belly – the fuzzy belly. When I last saw him, he was maybe the size of a large burrito and now I’m assuming he’s the size of four large burritos.” — Sasha's human, Viktor Usov. Read the rest
Oh, I am seriously here for this DIY-maker-recycling project that's all about giving street kitties safe homes. Wow this is cool.
Making feral cat shelters from an old cooler.
Says IMGURian @petsncharge, “Cat Tested and Approved Shelters.”
We designed and built these durable cat shelters-Donating to the many Rescues that need them for the Homeless Cats they care for...TomTom Tests each new Design
So cool. Watch the whole video.
Cat Tested and Approved Shelters
This is the QA tester!
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Aww, kitty likes to stretch out in front of that heater. Read the rest
The world can be a loud, scary, chaotic place. You may need this. Read the rest
And we love them for it. Read the rest
You definitely need some of this cuteness right now.
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This big cat enjoys a belly rub, but gives the camera a big eyeball. Read the rest
Look at this cute kitty getting a little taste of ice cream on a spoon from her human. Not an every day thing, but it's okay as a fancy once-in-a-while. Read the rest
From one of the longest-running homegrown “cute animal video” bloggers, kagonekoshiro -- the video you didn't know you needed right now, until you see it.
Beautiful hydrangea flowers worn on the head of these cute cats, somewhere in Japan on a warm summer's day.
A related gem from the same channel:
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Mlem mlem mlem. Read the rest
Strawberry Short-fluff! Read the rest