Comfort dogs play important role after Uvalde mass murder

https://apple.news/Axpvgc_nVT5Sx-T7faAFohw Comfort dogs have been deployed to Uvalde, Texas, from near and far May 26, 20222:53 PM ET RACHEL TREISMANT A young girl pets a comfort dog at a vigil on Wednesday in Uvalde, Texas. Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images Condolences, prayers, blood donations and financial contributions have poured into Uvalde, Texas, in the days since the mass shooting … Continue reading Comfort dogs play important role after Uvalde mass murder

Brain scans show that dogs do recognize and care for their people

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/brain-scans-show-what-dogs-27063906 Brain scans reveal what dogs think about their owners - and it's so wholesome Scientists at Emory University have been measuring 12 dogs' neural responses to the smell of people and dogs, both familiar and unknown to them, to figure out how they perceive their owners It proved humans are important in dogs' lives ( … Continue reading Brain scans show that dogs do recognize and care for their people

Cats know the human names of cats that are their friends

https://www.salon.com/2022/05/16/cats-know-the-names-of-other-cats-that-are-their-friends-study-says/ Cats know the names of other cats that are their friends, study says Researchers believe that cats learn the names of their close contacts, whether human or feline By MATTHEW ROZSA PUBLISHED MAY 16, 2022 7:34PM (EDT) Three cats in a sunny meadow playing on the grass, standing/dancing on their hind legs (Getty Images/Nataba) Humans are … Continue reading Cats know the human names of cats that are their friends

A deaf cat travels around London with owner on his bicycle (for a smile)

tweetcat.net/cool-deaf-cat-explores-the-sights-of-london-by-bicycle/? Cool Deaf Cat Explores the Sights of London by Bicycle by Bryon D.H London is the center of the world for many reasons, including cats riding on bikes. The UK capital has seen legendary cats on its streets, but none as great as Sigrid. It’s a beautiful furry deaf cat of the Norwegian Forest variety … Continue reading A deaf cat travels around London with owner on his bicycle (for a smile)

Discovery of where dingos fit in dogs’ evolutionary family tree

https://www.sciencealert.com/we-finally-know-where-dingos-sit-in-dogs-evolutionary-family-tree? We Finally Know Where Dingos Sit in Dogs' Evolutionary Family Tree MATT A. FIELD AND J. WILLIAM O. BALLARD, THE CONVERSATION 24 APRIL 2022 Many people know modern dogs evolved from the grey wolf. But did you know most of the more than 340 modern dog breeds we have today only emerged within the … Continue reading Discovery of where dingos fit in dogs’ evolutionary family tree

Here’s why there’s a cat food shortage

https://www.wsfa.com/2022/03/31/expert-explains-why-there-is-cat-food-shortage/ Expert explains why there is a cat food shortage A professor and supply chain expert explains why there is a cat food shortage. By CNN Staff Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 4:04 PM EDT AMES, Iowa (KCCI) - There’s a cat food shortage, and an Iowa State University professor says COVID-19 supply chain issues are to … Continue reading Here’s why there’s a cat food shortage

A Ukrainian cat with a million followers finds safety in France

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/17/stepan-ukrainian-cat-safety/ How Stepan, Ukraine’s most famous cat, escaped the war to safety For content creators in Ukraine, an online following can be a lifeline By Taylor Lorenz March 17, 2022 at 2:10 p.m. EDT For the past week, fans of Stepan, a 13-year-old black-and-brown-striped rescue cat based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, have been in anguish. They’ve refreshed the … Continue reading A Ukrainian cat with a million followers finds safety in France

How long can cats be left alone? And do they get lonely? [yes]

https://www.newsweek.com/how-long-can-cats-left-alone-get-lonely-1672566 How Long Can Cats Be Left Alone and Do They Get Lonely? BY INIGO ALEXANDER ON 2/24/22 AT 8:00 AM EST Cats have a reputation of being independent pets that allow their owners a high level of autonomy. But how long can cats be left alone? And do they ever get lonely while their owner is out and … Continue reading How long can cats be left alone? And do they get lonely? [yes]

Physics and psychology of cats – an eternal mystery

theconversation.com/physics-and-psychology-of-cats-an-improbable-conversation-176020? Physics and psychology of cats – an (improbable) conversation February 14, 2022 8.20am EST Authors Beth Daley Editor and General ManagerThalia Plata Editor Interviewed Jean Berko GleasonProfessor Emerita of Psychological and Brain Science, Boston UniversityMarc-Antoine FardinRheology Researcher, Université de Paris According to researcher Marc-Antoine Fardin, under the right circumstances, cats’ bodies can behave like … Continue reading Physics and psychology of cats – an eternal mystery

Our domestic cats may have smaller brains than their wild ancestors

This result would make total sense to me. After all, a cat living in the wild has more dangers to deal with, must find its own food, shelter, and warmth, and essentially lives a more complicated life. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cat-brains-have-shrunk-with-domestication-180979516/? Your Pet Cat Has a Smaller Brain Than Its Wild Ancestors The researchers replicated experiments done in … Continue reading Our domestic cats may have smaller brains than their wild ancestors

Cats track their owners’ movements

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cats-track-their-owners-movements-research-finds/ Cats Track Their Owners’ Movements, Research Finds By Andy Corbley - Dec 16, 2021 It turns out that cats keep a mental map of their territory inside their heads which they can use to abstract out information. A recent study showed however that on the legend of that map, the largest icon is us: their owners. Cats … Continue reading Cats track their owners’ movements

Adoptions of cats & dogs is actually going down during the pandemic

Bottom line is that fewer workers and less ability to transport animals to areas with greater demand means more animals are having to be euthanized rather than kept for possible adoptions. What can you do? Adopt an older animal at more risk of being killed. https://www.wsj.com/articles/truth-about-cats-dogs-during-pandemic-11638300368 The Truth About Cats and Dogs During the Pandemic? … Continue reading Adoptions of cats & dogs is actually going down during the pandemic