Category: Animals

Happy Monday! I have a baby cheetah video for you!

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As it currently says in my bio information, I am a friend of squirrels, pandas and baby cheetahs. While videos of squirrels and pandas pop up on popular websites regularly, baby cheetah videos are seen much less often. But Buzzfeed came through today for me with this video of my new favorite baby cheetah ever,... Read more »

You, too, can play with kittens through the Interwebs

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I love cats. But for various reasons, having an actual cat is not really an option for me. Luckily, the good people at iPet Companion have made it so that you can play with kittens at various animal shelters across the U.S., as detailed further in this Chicago Tribune article. You can rotate the camera... Read more »

Bad day? Why not watch a Russian cat video and feel better?

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Today pretty much stunk. My car had to go to the auto repair shop unexpectedly – never a pleasant experience – and my favorite NBA basketball team, the Orlando Magic, traded the best player in its franchise’s existence for three half-eaten chicken wings and a Monopoly board game with most of its pieces missing. Is... Read more »
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Take me down to the parasite kitty: Wait, what's this about cats wanting to infect me?

Take me down to the parasite kitty: Wait, what's this about cats wanting to infect me?
Today’s scary news item comes from the National Public Radio website, which is reporting that scientists have found that a parasite in cats has been linked to an increased chance of suicide in Danish women. A study of more than 45,000 Danish women found that those infected with this feline parasite were 1.5 times more... Read more »

Frozen Planet: How can I sleep when there are polar bear cubs and penguins on my TV?

Frozen Planet: How can I sleep when there are polar bear cubs and penguins on my TV?
I had planned on going to bed early on Sunday night. The polar bears, however, had other plans for me. While flipping through channels one last time before heading to bed – a truly terrible habit – I happened across a program called “Frozen Planet” on Discovery Channel. I’ll give it a shot, I thought.... Read more »