The Contagious Desire to Talk About All Things Cats

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cat on Underwater Treadmill

It's been a while since we've posted anything. Its been busy over here. But here is a video of a cat trying to lose weight on an underwater treadmill.

What is up with the music?


Monday, April 18, 2011

Cats at Sea

Apparently, cats have a long history in the U.S. navy, dating back thousands of years.

According to this
the U.S. Naval Institute, it's likely that the ancient Egyptians were the first to realize the benefits of cats as shipmates. The furry helpers would rid the ships of rodents; otherwise they could easily be overrun with rats and mice (bad news).

Some sailors even believed their feline friends brought good luck. Others just liked to have something to cuddle. I don't quite agree with the good luck belief -- but I can definitely understand the need to cuddle with a kitty while away at sea (I'm sure our Navy veteran, M, can definitely empathize with this!).

Check out the
site for some more adorable pictures.

- H

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Buzzfeed has complied 25 pictures of dogs and cats photobombing each other. Here are a few of my favorites.

All images via Buzzfeed.

- M

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Kitteh has Hops

- M

Amos 2.0 - Part 3

The third initiative to help Amos become all the kitty he can be is to help him to get some more exercise.

Amos is a bit of a lazy kitty these days -- he no longer has furry friends to play with (i.e. chase) around the apartment.

Also, because it's been winter for, well, the last 5 months, he hasn't gotten any porch time.

And my busy schedule hasn't left me with much time to play games with him (I know - excuses, excuses).

To counter all these misfortunes, I have recently purchased this awesome lazer toy - BOLT by Frolicat.

It basically shoots a lazer beam around the room without me having to do any work. Perfect!
So far... I think Amos is enjoying himself.

- H

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Amos 2.0 - Part 2

The second initiative to make Amos a new happy, healthy kitty is to get those teeth fixed up!

Dr. Duke, Amos' vet, was concerned that he may be getting gingivitis. In an effort to prevent a $400 bill to have them clean his teeth (which requires putting the poor guy under) I am courageously
trying to brush his teeth myself...regularly. I went to the pet store and purchased a kit (I did not even know these existed).

He didn't love me prying his teeth apartment and rubbing on his gums and teeth with a big blue plastic finger with white paste on it... but he didn't bite my hand off!

I told him it will just be something he'll have to get used to.

Stay tuned for updates.

- H
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