Stereotypes and labels have always bugged me. I think it's unfair to place someone inside a tiny box and say, "This is who you are." When we do that, we expect certain things of them, because labels come with assumptions. Last week on...Show More Summary
I recently heard from a man named Alan who comes from a family of professional dog-trainers. He says he always had dogs in the house but never cats, because "family members either don't like them, are indifferent to cats, or think they...Show More Summary
Fifty minutes. That’s all it took for a mile-wide tornado with wind speeds as strong as 210 mph to destroy hundreds of homes and businesses in and around the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. The devastating storm injured more than 200Show More Summary
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about men who love cats and what it says about them. The reason I have cats at all is a guy I dated who had two cats of his own. My sister is lucky enough to have found a cat-loving man, and I can only hope I will too someday (soon!). So I put out a call for cat men and received the photos and stories below. Show More Summary
My dearly departed feline friends Ichiban and Cyclops live on -- in the form of photos, a lock of fur apiece, and a footprint alongside a sappy death poem I didn't write. Their ashes are at my mom’s house, waiting for me to come home and scatter them in a suitably cat-friendly outdoor place. Show More Summary
It was probably the fifth time I had driven down the same road and dodged the same 20-odd cats sunning on the warm asphalt. I never hit one, fortunately, but plenty of other people did. The cats ranged in age from springy kittens to possibly middle-aged adults. Show More Summary
Most veterinarians believe cats should be neutered or spayed. And most vets (and, since 1993, the American Veterinary Medical Association) also support the concept of early spaying and neutering, at eight to 16 weeks of age. However, there is a significant element of paternalism in the drive for early spays and neuters in cats. Show More Summary
Mr WayofCats catches, and dispatches, ladybugs for the cats. Once Olwyn or Tristan see a flying insect, they want to eat it. They find flies very tasty. But if it is a ladybug, we cannot let them. The formic acid … Continue reading ...
Share this image One of the few photos we have of Booger. You can tell he is plotting to screw something (or someone) up. I don't like cats. At least, that's what I've always said. I didn't have cats growing up because my dad was allergic. Show More Summary
Cats love music. In fact, our four cats have distinctly different musical tastes. Our cats signal their preferences by appearing when their favorite music begins, and engaging in particular behaviors while it is playing. James Bond. James is something of … Continue reading ?
Advertisers are smart. Once again, they've shown that cat-themed ads work by producing some cute and clever cat commercials in 2012. Some ads are for cat-related products, but most have absolutely nothing to do with them, proving once...Show More Summary
The first time I saw a Persian was in one of those Fancy Feast commercials from the '90s. A fork clinked against a tiny crystal dish, and this miraculously fluffy, snow-white cat trotted around the corner and daintily nibbled at the (in my opinion, much-too-large) mound of extruded foodstuffs. Show More Summary
I went to the dump. I had to. There was a dead Robot in my car. Our first Litter Robot, way back in the fall of 2004, led a life of relative leisure. For almost a year, little Smokepuff was … Continue reading ?
Much like drag queens, grand dames, and superheroes, Cleo the Cat is a being who believes a costume is just everyday wear. She also puts her glamourpuss looks to good use, working to raise awareness for shelter animals and rescue organizations. Share...Show More Summary
As we reported on Dogster on Monday, the new movie Seven Psychopaths introduces us to a scene-stealing Shih Tzu named Bonny who's the catalyst for the story. Well, Catster readers, if that doesn't move you, the film's equal-oppawtunity...Show More Summary
Many of my fellow members of Generation X look back on things their families enjoyed and feel a sense of regret -- or at least a sense of “Ugh, I can’t believe we were into that.” It’s a common side effect of growing up in the 1970s....Show More Summary
Our feline friends have been the subject of superstition for millennia. Black cats are regarded as omens of bad luck to this day, no doubt the result of a centuries-long disinformation campaign waged by a dog-biased secret society. This...Show More Summary
? Sophie ? "He was devastated when she died and phoned me in the middle of the night. He slept with her for three days until he couldn't stand the smell any longer. I tried to persuade him life was more than a cat, but in his case it...Show More Summary
Over the the holidays, I was at a party and an acquaintance mentioned that she had dressed up as Nyan Cat for Halloween, which led to a brief discussion with a fellow partygoer about the pixelated Pop-Tart cat with a rainbow flying out of its butt. It’s easy to forget that popular Internet memes may [...]
When I was a kid, I read comic books… and discovered Sea-Monkeys. Boy, did I want some Sea-Monkeys! This ad had my imagination fired up like a nitroed Funny car. The thought of a little civilization to watch over, take … Continue reading ?