Cats

Washington, D.C., Is Counting All Its Cats. It Will Take 3 Years And $1.5 Million

Counting cats, much like herding them, is a complicated proposition.<p>But a coalition of groups in Washington, D.C., is giving it a shot.<p>PetSmart Charities, the Humane Society, the Humane Rescue Alliance and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are collaborating on a project called the D.C. …

Pets

10 fascinating facts about tigers

There's a reason tigers are a common symbol of power and protection in various Asian cultures: They're compelling and charismatic creatures that lead …

Wildlife

9 Places to Get a Gorgeous Tattoo

Many of the top tattoo artists in the country command sky-high prices and have mile-long wait lists. Some of the shops listed here are no exception, but at least a few of them will be able to give you a an appointment in the near future, and charge a reasonable price.<p><b>Blackfish Tattoo</b><p><b>39 West 32nd</b> …

The Arts

Don’t hold your breath for allergy-free cats - MIT Technology Review

Two US companies say they plan to use gene editing to modify cats so they don’t cause allergies.<p>Indoor Biotechnologies, based in Charlottesville, …

Genetics

13 theme restaurants around the world you'll actually want to visit

1/<p>Witches In Britches in Melbourne, Australia will scare you, in a good way.<p>If you're a huge fan of Halloween, you'll want to make it a point to …

Cat Cafe

7 Reasons Why You Should Let Your Kid Get Bored This Summer

No matter how excited kids are for summer break, after a few weeks without school, they can start to feel a little bored. But as a parent, you …

Pets

Food news

×<p><b>Wasabi</b>, which opened in 1990 at 449 State St., will likely close by July 31 because it can’t cover its rent, says MaryRay Katsuma. Katsuma’s …

Affordable Care Act

Cardiff's cat cafe has closed just a year after opening

There's sad news for cat lovers who love to eat afternoon tea with their feline chums as Cardiff's cat cafe has closed its doors just a year after …

Cardiff

How The ‘Cat Lady’ Trope Came To Be

And what people get so wrong about it.<p>Dogs are said to be man’s best friend. Cats, on the other hand, are often seen as appealing mainly to lonely social outcasts, especially women.<p>The “cat lady” trope even has deep historical roots. “If we think about cats historically, at one time they were …

Pets

Wondering 'Does My Cat Love Me?' 9 Ways Cats Show Love

Ever wondered, “Does my cat love me?” Whether or not your cat is affectionate depends on her personality, her breeding and her upbringing. Some cats …

Pets

Bad kitty! Pet owners share hilarious cat SHAMING snaps of their beloved felines

Bad kitty! Owners shame their mischievous moggies with hilarious social media posts capturing their very WORST behaviour<p><b>Instagram account cat_shaming</b> …

Lifestyle (UK)

Tiny Kittens Found Alone In Forest Weren't Normal Kittens At All

"I almost fell off my chair!"<p>Someone living in the Highlands of Scotland spotted two sets of tiny eyes peering out of the forest recently.<p>Upon closer …

Animals

World's rarest kittens rescued in the Scottish highlands

A pair of wildcat kittens have been rescued in Scotland, sparking fresh hope for the endangered species.<p>The orphaned felines were discovered in the …

Wildlife

Cat Worshippers Possibly Found In Jordan As New Feline Structures Are Revealed

Potentially, the Egyptians were not the only cat worshippers as a new site in Jordan reveals feline structures<p>Those that thought only the Egyptians …

Archaeology

How to Make a Kitten Poop

<i>Everybody Poops</i> is a popular children’s book designed to potty train toddlers. While it’s true that everybody poops, some species need more …

Pets

NSW council wants statewide cat cap to curtail numbers and 'put dogs on level playing field'

A local council on the south-west fringe of Sydney is lobbying the State Government to limit the number of cats non-breeders can own in New South …

Pets

Two eds better than one - Two Ed Sheerans seen in Berlin but real Ed stays away

BERLIN (Reuters) - Fans of British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran could not believe their eyes when they came to the unveiling of his wax figure in Berlin’s Madame Tussauds and saw him - or at least what they believed to be him - emerging from a limousine.<p>The waxwork museum had Nico Eckl, Ed …

Madame Tussauds

A Night of Supernatural Cats at Seattle Meowtropolitan

Author Zack Davisson shares stories about Japan's mystical menagerie of supernatural cats. by Sophia StephensLike many millennials, I gave up on the …

Seattle

Cat Fashion Show at The Algonquin offers 'amewsing' way to raise funds for shelters

The show on Aug. 2 will be "overseen" by Hamlet the cat.

Pets

KFC’s ‘Colonel Sanders Cat Climber’ Sucks Internet Into Cat Video Black Hole

<b>KFC has built</b> a cat climber to beat all cat climbers.<p><b>Its seven-foot-tall</b> animated cat toy, modeled after its founder Colonel Sanders, became the star …

Climbing

If You Only Have Three Days in Arizona

Save Place<p>Arizona, USA<p>If you know your flight path is going to go over the Grand Canyon, get a window seat. Even from thirty-some-thousand feet …

National Parks

If Your Cat Does These 6 Things When You're Together, Then They Definitely Love You

To be honest, Kit-Kat, my 3-year-old rescue cat, often acts more like a dog than a cat. He loves following me on walks around the block, will sit for …

Pets

7 Exotic Wild Kittens, Including One Who Nearly Died, Rescued from Illegal Pet Trader

Four baby servals, two baby caracals and one hybrid Savannah cat truly learned the meaning of independence over the Fourth of July when they were …

Pets

Are Routines Crucial to a Cat’s Sense of Well-being?

My cat is loud. He’s emphatic. He’s insistent. He meows a lot. “Well,” you might say, “that’s what cats do.” Sure, but my cat, Thomas, does it …

Pets

7 Dog Breeds Who Are Good With Cats

Cats and dogs are considered natural opposites because, well, they kind of are. If you're a proud cat mom but want to introduce a dog into your …

Pets

Is Your Cat Not Using the Litter Box? 6 Things to Know

Is your cat not using the litter box? Use this checklist to see what problems are at play — and if you need to take your cat to the vet.<p>1. Medical …

Pets

A three-year, $1.5 million census wants to count all of D.C.’s cats

You might know a Tiger, a Tigger or a Mr. Whiskers. But how many cats are really living in the streets and sleeping on the couches of the District?<p>By spending $1.5 million over three years, a consortium of scientists and animal welfare organizations thinks it can find out with an initiative known …

Pets

These watercolor paintings put pop culture, unicorns, and rainbows front and center

When Olga Shvartsur began watercolor painting in 2013, it was really an experiment. She’d been drawing with pencil since she was a child and was …

Painting

How many kitties in the city? Feline census in Washington D.C

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alliance of Washington, D.C., public and private groups on Tuesday launched a three-year census that aims to count all the cats in the capital, hoping to help develop ways to manage feline populations throughout the United States.<p>The DC Cat Count project, run by groups …

Cat Cafe

It all adds up to a love for cats

An Okaloosa County math teacher was no stranger to tackling problems with big numbers. When she saw the massive population of stray and abandoned …

Thrifting