9, 2015 - "I rarely meddled in the cat's personal
affairs and she rarely meddled in mine. Neither of us was
foolish enough to attribute human emotions to our pets." -
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Caught in the act.
Mewvie: The Leaping Lion toy.
Street Art: Kitty water fountain.
for grooming your cat.
Cats are well known for their abilities to self-groom, but this doesn't
mean your feline friend won't need a hand from time to time. A well-groomed
cat is a happy cat (not to mention a cat with less risk of bad health
and illness), plus grooming can often be an opportunity to bond with
1. Start the process early
It's best to start the grooming process while your cat is still an impressionable
kitten, so he or she becomes used to a good grooming routine. A cat accustomed
to being groomed from kitten days will be far more accepting as an adult.
2. Brush regularly
Perhaps the most important part of cat grooming is taking care of its
fur - particularly in the case of long-haired cats. Short-haired cats
only need to be brushed once a week, but long-haired kitties need more
regular brushing (sometimes even as much as once per day). Brushing with
metal and rubber brushes and combs helps keep your cat's fur in good
condition by getting rid of dirt, spreading natural oils and preventing
3. Don't be afraid of bath time
It's a well-known fact that most cats are averse to bathing. Though most
don't need to have regular big baths, sometimes it is necessary. Make
the experience more enjoyable by making sure the water is warm (not too
hot or cold), using a recommended cat shampoo and by avoiding your cat's
eyes and ears as you carefully bathe them in a sink or tub.
4. Cats can have mani-pedis too
Most domestic cats need their claws trimmed at some stage and, if you
can get them used to it from an early age, the process hopefully won't
cause too much trouble. Try to touch your cat's paws regularly, so they
become used to you handling the area. When you get around to trimming
their claws, use a quality, sharp clipper (or nail scissors) designed
specifically for cats - no human tools! - and be careful to avoid the
5. Know when it's time to bring in the professionals
Some cats are more difficult than others when it comes to grooming. If
your cat is being particularly resistant, you may have to bring him or
her to a vet to seek advice. Cats with particularly matted coats may
also require sedation to fix all the tangles and knots.
10, 2015 - "Don't let anyone tell you loving a cat
is silly. Love, in any form, is a precious commodity." -
Barbara L. Diamond
Gratuitous Kittiness: Me and my shadow.
Mewvie: Starting the day with a refreshing... shower?
Feline Art: "We're all
a little crazy (for cats) here."
11, 2015 - "Some people say that cats are sneaky,
evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities
as well." - Missy Dizick
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Run for it! I'll hold him off!"
Mewvie: Rescuing blind cats.
Art: "Pop Art Cat" by Ged.
you see the Voldemort?
Us humans have a knack for seeing faces where there really shouldn't
Whether it's seeing Jesus in a tree stump or the Queen's face in a baby
scan, our brains can play tricks on us in the strangest ways.
But even the most skeptical of people must admit that this face-on-a-cat-bum
is pretty weird.
The image was uploaded to Imgur by the cat's owners yesterday, along
with the caption: "Our hairless cat has a face on her butt."
Although the owners didn't see the resemblance to Voldemort initially,
it was pointed out by several amused commentators.
One said: "When Voldemort gave up his human form, he had few choices
left for the shredded remains of his final horcrux soul fragment. He
Another commented: "Voldemort is getting desperate these days, I
More people still were more disturbed by the fact that its tail looked
like a tongue, with one saying: "That "tail-tongue" is
freaking me the f*** out."
12, 2015 - "A cat's behavior is a direct reflection
of his feelings." - Carole Wilbourn
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Someday I should relly finish that pesky
Mewvie: Cat watches horror movie.
Feline Art: Serving suggestion.
13, 2015 - "One is never sure, watching two cats washing
each other, whether it's affection, the taste or a trial
run for the jugular."- Helen Thomson
Gratuitous Kittiness: Dance like no one's watching.
Mewvie: I think we all know how she feels.
Art: Cat note-ation card.
pet food recall (UK)
Hill’s Pet Nutrition has recalled cat food pouches after they were
found to contain vomit inducing levels of iron.
The major pet nutrition firm said certain packs of its chicken and fish
cat food pouches contain a large amount of iron, which can cause digestive
upset, including vomited and diarrhoea.
The feline food was pumped full of iron in error by an ingredient supplier.
The Food Standards Agency are urging pet owners not to feed their cats
the foodstuff but instead return it to their nearest store for a full
Owners who have already fed it to their cat should consult a vet, they
In a statement, Hill's nutrition said: "Hill’s Pet Nutrition
is voluntarily recalling specific manufacturing batches of the singleserving
cat food pouches identified by date codes listed below.
"Due to an error by an ingredient supplier, the products contain high levels
"The issue in the United Kingdom is limited to the products and date codes
The statement continued: "No other date codes of these product or
other Hill’s products in the United Kingdom are affected by the
"The recalled products should have been removed from store shelves so that
what is currently available on shelf is safe to feed as intended.”
"At Hill’s we take great pride in the quality and safety of our pet
"We deeply regret this situation occurred and can assure you that we are
working with our suppliers to further improve product safety procedures and prevent
a similar mistake from happening again."
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eluding crew trying to save him from pole
The dodgy pet food item comes in an 85g size and the latest use by date
is October 2017.
No other Hill’s Pet Nutrition products are known to be affected."