Create modular cat houses with these carboard building blocks

A Cat Thing combined feline love for cardboard boxes with an architect's eye for modular prefab housing to create a series of max-and-match cat houses. Read the rest

Press this bizarre kitty lamp's gold balls to switch it on

This is Felix, a super-weird cat lamp by Belgian design house Studio Job that switches on by pressing its tiny gold testicles. When you do, its eyes will glow. O...kay...

Australian blog So Bad So Good reports it will be available in three colors (black, white, and b/w combo) in April and will retail for £205. (~$284.).

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Cat chattering

This cat appears to be chattering adorably with invisible fairies, but I'm sure that some terrible illness or infirmity has in fact befallen it and all I achieved by posting this is to serve the sociopathic tendency of social media to suppress human empathy in its endless provision of amusement and distraction. Read the rest

Couple shares strange furbaby 'childbirth' photos

On Saturday, Lucy Schultz of Denver, Colorado shared touching, intimate photos of her childbirth.

Well, not technically.

What she shared was a hilarious album of her pretending to give birth to the baby kitten she and her boyfriend Steven recently adopted.

The new mom wrote:

On 1/10/18 we welcome our first baby kitten, a neutered male DLH. He is 22" long and weighed 6 pounds 7 oz. He is already eating solid food. Name to be announced. We are so in love <3

A professional photographer herself, Shultz told Denver's 9News:

“So I’ve been thinking of this idea for a while because I’m totally a crazy cat lady who didn’t have any cats. So, I decided as soon as I got a cat, it’s a big milestone for me and sort of like the hallmark of me settling down and starting my menagerie of future cats, and so the first one is pretty special.”

Without further ado, here are some of their (mildly NSFW) photos:

The full set of 28 photos, taken by Elizabeth Woods-Darby, has, of course, gone viral. As of this writing, the album has been shared nearly 75K times.

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Watch how to train cats to shake hands

Jun from Jun's Kitchen has very well-behaved cats, even the new one they rescued. Here, he takes a break from cooking to show how they got so well-trained. Read the rest

Meet Bettie Bee, a darling two-faced kitten trying to survive

Bettie Bee, a lovely two-faced kitten, was born two weeks ago in Eastern Cape, South Africa. According to her Facebook page, she is receiving wonderful care and doing quite well even though so-called Janus cats rarely live very long. The medical term for the rare condition is diprosopus.

Updates on Bettie Bee at her Facebook page.

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Architects designed these groovy cat houses for charity

FixNation is a nonprofit working to reduce the feral cat population. To raise funds, they commissioned cool cat shelters from prominent Los Angeles architecture firms, then auctioned the structures like Flora-Gato in the video for charity. Read the rest

Do not let the cat into the library

Max is the internet's new hero, and, mercifully, not a duck. That's not to say, though, that Max is not a problem for his humans.

This warning was spotted posted to a library window by by childrens' book illustrator Erin McGuire

"This is basically halfway to being a children's book," wrote McGuire, who is working on a graphic novel about young Harper Lee titled "Alabama Spitfire."

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Cats with tiny faces

We've done our share of tiny-face politicians, so why not tiny-face kittehs? Read the rest

Cat prison backpack

This portable cat prison (Amazon) fully incarcerates your feline friend and you can throw it on just like any other backpack.

From the product description:

Take your pet out to the ballgame, on a plane, or to the vet in your choice of colors and budget friendly designs. Small pets, such as cats and rabbits can be difficult to keep in carriers. Semi-sphere Design: semi-sphere can stop them from escaping and keeps them safe in your care.

Great tips in the Q&A section:

Question: What do i do if my animal needs to use the restroom Answer: Take the cat out

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Help fund a statue honoring the first cat in space

On October 18, 1963, a lovely feline named Félicette became the first cat in space in a trip lasting just 15 minutes and including several minutes of weightlessness. Three months later, scientists euthanized Félicette to study how the flight may have impacted her biology. Now, a fellow named Matthew Serge Guy has launched a Kickstarter to fund a statue in Paris memorializing Félicette. From the Kickstarter:

There are conflicting stories on whether the French space programme simply found Félicette as a stray on the streets of Paris, or if she was purchased from a cat dealer. Either way, she became one of 14 cats put into training for this spaceflight mission.

Ultimately Félicette was chosen, apparently due to her calm nature. But other reports indicate it may have been because the other 13 cats had put on too much weight....

It’s also important to note that Félicette, alongside many other animals that have braved space travel in the name of science, was ultimately an unwilling participant in this experiment. For this mission alone she, alongside 13 other cats, experienced arduous training prior to the mission and eventually gave her life. In that respect, this statue should serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made by all animal astronauts throughout the Space Race.

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Delightful cat-sized furniture

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You can interact with this cat in real time

Russsian YouTuber Alex Ulitin has rigged a way for people all over the world to interact with his cat in real time. By using certain commands, anyone can feed or play with his orange tabby using YouTube's live chat.

To note: if you want feed the cat, you'll need donate a few bucks:

Any superchat donation – feed the cat. Maybe I will have to raise the threshold to be sure that we don't just put a ton of food on the floor)

No guarantee that cat comes though xD Usually he will.

Here's the live stream. Click through to play along. The commands are in the description text:

I hung out for a while to check it out. The cat didn't come out to play on my watch, though (once) it did come out to eat.

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Large cat spotted

Impeccable camera work. This really should win a Pawlitzer. Read the rest

Qoobo is an adorable, headless robotic cat

Dami Lee on the Qoobo:

"Do you enjoy the sensation of petting a cat or dog, but hate the unconditional love and the fact that they have heads and limbs?"

I'm looking forward to hacking one of these so that whenever it is petted, it emits a man's muffled screams.

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Blind cat hugs phone when his favorite pianist is playing

I'm convinced that there is nothing more heartwarming on the internet right now than this video of a blind cat hugging a phone.

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Cathulhu

Google images could not uncover the origin off this fluffy yet menacing elder one. If this is your adorable abysm of immemorial lunacy, drop us a note. [via] Read the rest

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