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1 and 2. Cats that pester for food could be suffering from psychological condition - The Telegraph (Also discussed on Jezebel Blog)
Does your love of kibble mean you are insane???
It's time to eat, whether it's the official times of day set by your human, and agreed to by you, or when you suddenly get the munchies, and you are miaowing and rubbing against their ankles...Believe it or not, there are some human researchers who say "it is a sign of a creature whose obsession with food has driven it to the edge of insanity.
They claimed that cats that show too much eagerness to be fed could be
suffering from the newly-diagnosed condition of “psychogenic abnormal feeding
behaviour. And the attention-seeking behaviour is a symptom called “excessive solicitation of interspecific interactions”."
Say WHAT??? The comments are just as interesting as the posts.
3. Feral cats flourish in foreclosure-ridden Mountain House - Contra Costa Times.
"Residents are dealing with the legacy of thousands of feral cats."
Abandoned and feral cats and kittens are everywhere!
This is the story of the humans behind the Mountain House Feral Cat Rescue that was formed in response.
Mountain House Feral Cat Rescue = http://goo.gl/kkf27
4 and 5. Venus The Chimera Cat Attains Viral Fame (VIDEO) - Huffington Post.
This is one cool tortie! You go girl!
Someone didn't believe it, and Snopes has a post verifying the truth of her situation = http://goo.gl/AYTFZ
6 and 7. Cat Videos Go Highbrow at Walker Art Center - The Daily Beast.
At Cat Video Film Festival, Stars Purr for Close-Ups - NY Times.
On Aug. 30, the well-respected Minneapolis institution the Walker Art Center held the first-ever film festival of Internet cat videos. The screenings were held on the giant lawn across from the city’s iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture.
"It’s “more of a social experiment,” says the organizer and a Walker programming director, Katie Hill. It was started to see whether the online cat community would even go outside, says Hill, who has two cats herself."
Um, hee, hee!
"The Golden Kitty award, chosen by visitors to the Walker’s Web site, went to Will Braden for his two-minute opus “Henri 2: Paw de Deux,” about the existential angst of a black-and-white French puss."
8. 100 Cats by Willie Real - Drawn.
A very cool bit of artwork, especailly for lovers of black cats.
9. Gallery: Cats as Famous Shakespeare Characters - Flavorwire.
More very cool artwork!
10. See 19 cats do their best to re-create these famous paintings - MSN Now
Even MORE cool artwork!