How long do cats live?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2022/06/15/how-long-cats-live/7616721001/ How long do cats live? Here’s how long to expect your feline friend’s nine lives to last. Jacob Livesay USA TODAY So you just adopted an adorable newborn kitten — or maybe you rescued an older cat from the shelter. Regardless of how this critter ended up in your life, it’s only natural to … Continue reading How long do cats live?

Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards

apnews.com/article/oddities-science-travel-c99fa72a760950adf0d1e168a1951219? https://player.vimeo.com/video/718365793?background=1 Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards By CHRISTINA LARSON and ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL June 30, 2022 Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, share many superlatives as pinnacles of cinema, fashion, and traffic congestion. But another similarity lurks in the shadows, most often seen at night walking silently on four paws. These … Continue reading Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards

“Stray” video game an irresistible item to modify

Players are putting their own pets into ‘Stray,’ the cat video game By Jonathan Lee July 26, 2022 at 3:37 p.m. EDT “Stray,” the video game about a nameless feral cat wandering through a city of robots, is one of the summer’s biggest surprise hits. Now, some players are modifying the game to add their own feline … Continue reading “Stray” video game an irresistible item to modify

The shelters are full — it’s not too late for a pandemic puppy/kitten

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/08/choosing-pet-happiness/619663/ Which Pet Will Make You Happiest? A pandemic puppy can increase your well-being—if you choose one for the right reasons.By Arthur C. Brooks Jan Buchczik AUGUST 5, 2021 “How to Build a Life” is a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. Despite early-pandemic predictions of a deep, prolonged recession, much of … Continue reading The shelters are full — it’s not too late for a pandemic puppy/kitten

New Zealand to embark on world’s largest feral predator eradication

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/07/new-zealand-to-embark-on-worlds-largest-feral-predator-eradication? New Zealand to embark on world’s largest feral predator eradication Ambitious $2.8m scheme hopes to eliminate damaging species from ecologically significant Rakiura/Stewart Island A native kākāpō on New Zealand’s Rakiura/Stewart Island, one of the species suffering from the presence of introduced predators. Photograph: Nature Picture Library/Alamy Eva Corlett in Wellington @evacorlettWed 6 Jul 2022 21.21 EDT … Continue reading New Zealand to embark on world’s largest feral predator eradication

NYC says don’t panic about splooting squirrels or cats or dogs or bears or…

A rare personal anecdote: decades ago I visited a sister who is no longer alive in her log cabin in north-central Washington state. As you might guess from the description, there was no air conditioning (or plumbing, electricity, and many other things I took for granted). At that time, really hot temperatures were rare. But … Continue reading NYC says don’t panic about splooting squirrels or cats or dogs or bears or…

Ethicist responds to an owner wondering what to do as her pet ages?

THE ETHICIST How Much Should I Spend to Keep My Elderly Dog Alive? The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to do right by our pets as they reach the end of life. Credit...Illustration by Tomi Um By Kwame Anthony Appiah July 26, 2022 Updated 9:35 a.m. ET I am a 65-year-old single retired woman who has sufficient … Continue reading Ethicist responds to an owner wondering what to do as her pet ages?

The one thing you should never do to earn your cat’s respect

https://www.purewow.com/family/how-to-earn-cats-respect? The One Thing You Should Never Do If You Want to Earn Your Cat's Respect By Sarah Ashley,  Jul. 12, 2022 KOLDUNOVA/GETTY IMAGES Earning your cat’s respect is a journey, not a destination. As with dogs and most people, cats respond best to positive reinforcement and thoughtful care. Healthy relationships with felines require compromise, attention to detail and … Continue reading The one thing you should never do to earn your cat’s respect

4th of July fireworks “utterly terrifying” for cats and dogs

patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/s/ib8y9/4th-of-july-fireworks-utterly-terrifying-for-nyc-dogs? 4th Of July Fireworks: 'Utterly Terrifying' For NYC Dogs "They don't know where the noise is coming from," said an American Kennel Club exec. "They try to escape because they don't understand." Kathleen Culliton,Patch Staff Posted Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 12:09 pm ET|Updated Fri, Jul 1, 2022 at 11:52 am ET In lieu of the … Continue reading 4th of July fireworks “utterly terrifying” for cats and dogs

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