Cat frozen outside like a snowball was dethawed and is just fine

Fluffy the cat's human caretakers found her frozen and unresponsive last week in a Kalispell, Montana snowbank. From CNN:

"She was essentially frozen," said Andrea Dutter, director of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell.

When she got to the clinic, her temperature was below 90°F, said Dr. Jevon Clark.

"They used a few different methods to raise her body temperature: warm water, hair dryers, heated towels that were rotated out," Dutter said. "And finally, we put her in heated kennel."

Fluffy spent one night in the ER before returning home with her owners.

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Watch the Private Life of a Cat

Back in 1947, decades before cat memes became a way of life, experimental documentary filmmakers Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid gave us a lovely glimpse of the "Private Life of a Cat." From Archive.org:

RECORDS FEMALE CAT & HER 5 KITTENS AS MOTHER CAT APPROACHES LABOR, KITTENS ARE BORN & OBTAIN MILK & MOTHER CAT THEN CARES FOR THEM IN LEARNING & GROWING PROCESS, IN WHICH TOM CAT OCCASIONALLY PARTICIPATES.

(via r/ObscureMedia)

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Chonker cat floofs through deep snow

Warning, CHONKPEDO APPROACHING. Floof level 1,000. Read the rest

That's one way to put leftover IKEA boxes to good use

“Take that, Petsmart, with your overly expensive cat toys!” Read the rest

Cat enjoys nesting in Christmas Tree

🎄🐣 Meet AngelBengal. Read the rest

Puppers are not OK with a cat-shaped pillow showing up in their house

Not a one of these pooches can deal with a disembodied kitty head appearing on their turf. Maybe it's the size of the cat that it must have come from that spooks them. Maybe it's the way that the pillow's eyes follow them around the living room. It's a clear and present danger to everything the mutts believe in.

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Codependent cat waits for his human all day by the door

Kodi is a pretty clingy cat. So, his human companion Sho Ko set up a camera to record the little critter while he was out. Turns out Kodi spends most of his day anxiously pacing by the front door making distressing meows waiting for him to come home. YouTube commenters have suggested that Sho Ko turn on talk radio to soothe the needy cat's nerves.

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UK retailer offers Christmas trees for cat lovers

Cat lovers who celebrate Christmas, your tree prayers may have been answered. Argos, a UK retailer is selling six-foot-tall "half parasol trees" with the description, "Keep your perfectly placed baubles, bows and bells out of reach of curious, crawling kids or your cats' playful paws."

That means no more of these kinds of shenanigans (dangit):

Argos' half trees cost £33.33 (about $43) and their flocked half trees cost £37.50 ($48).

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Cat crashes a fashion show catwalk, hilarity ensues

A cat stole the show at the recent Esmod International Fashion Show in Istanbul, Turkey by preening itself, playfully attacking models, and actually walking the catwalk. Read the rest

These dog and cat face swaps are creepy

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Bunny comes to the rescue of his kitty pal

Cats have a tendency to fit themselves into places that they have a hard time getting out of: behind refrigerators, the highest branches of a tree or, in this case, underneath a shed. Fortunately, for this kitteh, a bunny was on standby to help extricate it from its self-imposed prison. Read the rest

A quick lesson on the best way to give a cat a pill (can it really be this easy?)

Giving medicine to one of my cats – or any pet I've ever had – has always been a source of anxiety, for me as well as them. With their frantic squirming, strange cries, frightened glares, and ultimately letting the medicine fall out of their mouths, it's never pretty.

I at first thought that maybe the cat in the top video was just an abnormally people-pleasing feline, but then I found this other video (below) with more examples of cats taking their pill as if it were a piece of candy. Apparently there's a simple process to giving a cat a pill that I have never mastered, but I'll make sure to watch these videos again the next time I return from the vet's office with a sick cat.

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Cat digs massage from severed Halloween hand

This is Kiko the cat. Her human companion, Leah Piercey of Newfoundland, Canada, has just learned that Kiko enjoys getting her rump massaged by a severed, mechanical crawling Halloween hand.

Hilarious? Or confirmation that cats don't actually need us?

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Who is the lazy one now, Susan?

Cat vs. Lazy Susan. What in the heck is this bamboozle. Read the rest

Cat-sized camping tents

If you've ever stood in the camping section of a big box store and wondered how you could snag one of those miniature display tents for your pet, wonder no longer. Enter Cat Camp, an Australian company that has created teeny tiny tents for indoor cats. Their Cat Tents ($59.95) pitch like a human-sized tent but, to be clear, these are for inside the house, not the great outdoors.

We set out to create the most unique, high-quality cat bed. This product is modeled on full-size tent and made to look just like the real thing. Cat Camp is a great addition to any house and a cozy hideaway for all cats.

Cats love small, dark and comfy places - this behavior is instinctive so they can hide from predators and they naturally feel safe when the walls of a box or tent come into contact with their little furry bodies.

The cute, it hurts!

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Comfy kitty in her cat camp hideaway. http://www.catcamp.co Order yours today. #comfycat #comfycats #catcampco #catcamp #catstagram #catsofinstagram #cozycat #cats

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Such a great photo of Gus. One of the best. Www.catcamp.co #caycee #cats #catcampco #catcamp #catsofinstagram #kitten #cutecat #lookatmykitty #cosykitty #comfycats

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It's just like a camp site.

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Raccoon leaves his trash-eating pals to hang with the kitties

It's either unbearably cute or the prologue to a rabies epidemic. No matter how you see it, this raccoon takes a pass at every cat in the neighborhood, searching for the one that'll be the life-long pal he's looking for. Or at the very least, find one that'll tolerate him for a few hours. Read the rest

A 10-person task force is hunting the serial cat killer in Washington state

This post is going to be super upsetting if you are a cat person. I am sorry. Read the rest

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