wendell: March 2008 Archives

What do you get when you have a cat video and poorly matched music? A pretty funny cat video anyways...

Can cats communicate with each other? I think this video answers the question..

cat-computer-furniture.jpgHey, are you like me? Are you tired of your cat trying to dominate the space near your computer while you're working? Well finally someone has come up with a solution for people like you and me. It's called the Kit-In Box and it's a perch that is designed to be placed in an office space on top of a desk. The product is made by a company named The Refined Feline located in New York City and in my opinion is one of the smartest products made for cats in a long time.

From my own personal experience, my cat jumps up on my computer desk and tries to find a place to lay down. If there isn't a clear space on the desk for her, (which most of the time there isn't) she'll make her own spot on top of my important papers. Over time, this becomes a battle between you and your cat. In the end, I ended changing the way I work at my work station to accommodate my cat. Not good.

The Kit-In-Box has high sides and a comfortable cushion ideal for any desk hogging cat. The product comes in an array of colors to match most work spaces. The best part about this invention is that it keeps the loose cat hair away from my computers that I was constantly vacuuming away at home. If you work from home or do a considerable amount of work at home, this is the ideal product for you in my opinion.

The next product that The Refined Feline should make is the heated pad Kit-In-Box! My cat would love that. You can see this awesome product here.

lion_tackles_woman_video.jpgSo let me get this straight. The lion gets kicked in the head for being a lion? Nice. This video shows a playful lion at a photo-shoot that (just outside of Toronto at the Bowmanville Zoo) ultimately tackles the woman practicing martial arts in front of him. The video clearly illustrates why you shouldn't use wild cats in photo-shoots. It's a dumb play and the cat doesn't deserve to get kicked in the head. Quite frankly, the officials from the Bowmanville Zoo deserve the kick in the head. They have a choice of being there, the lion doesn't.

The lady (Gitanjali Kolanad) goes on to whine about the fact that she was tackled by a 400 pound cat. Well of course she was tackled! From the very beginning, you can see that the handlers have no control over this large cat. What did they expect? Did they expect the lion to come and cuddle with her? Sorry, the lion gets my sympathy here.

You can hear one of the people say that he's "playing" when he lunges at them. If the Bowmanville Zoo had quality handlers and staff they would know the cat wants to play and probably won't be controlled if he truly wants to pounce on someone.

Remind me not to take my kids to the Bowmanville Zoo. On the heals of the Tiger incident in San Francisco, they decide to shoot this video? Are the officials at the Bowmvanville zoo that devoid of intelligence? This "back woods" move shows that they have no regard for their wild animals and would rather put them in jeopardy to make a few dollars. Idiots, complete and total idiots. All of them.

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Whaaaa? Are you serious?! A cat that eats with a fork, spoon and chop sticks? I can't eat with chopsticks, how can a cat?! Tesa has better table manners than most people and she wants to have dinner with Oprah, Tiger Woods and David Duvall!

elderly man parachutes with cat.jpgHe says he jumped out of a plane with his cat because he loves his cat and wanted to share the thrill of parachuting with him. The reality is that the man is a self centered moron that scared the bejesus out of his cat. You can clearly see that the cat isn't happy to be there and is trying to get away just before he jumps.

What I would really like to do is switch the tables on the man and shove him out of the plane without his parachute and see how funny he would find it. You know what they say, there's a moron born every minute; this guy proves it. You can see the video here.



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vance-trivley-is-an-idiot.jpgWell it seems like the mayor of Randolph Iowa finally gave in to the public pressure with regards to his 5$ bounty on the local feral cat population. As we indicated earlier, the best way to deal with a feral cat population is to trap, neuter and release them. I'm assuming that the mayor of Randolph got the message finally.

Even though the guy finally dropped the bounty, I truly wonder where this guy's head is at. The very thought of offering money to kill cats is pretty ridiculous. At least he did the right thing in the end.

Special thanks to groups like the Alley Cat Allies for keeping the pressure on this story.



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petition-against-chinese-cat-killing.jpgAs some of you may or may not know, the Chinese government is rounding cats up in Beijing and systematically killing them. We've blogged about this before and now we're asking for your help. Sign this form if you believe that it is a barbaric act to kill and in some cases skin cats that are still alive.

The Chinese government has gone as far as telling people that cats are unhealthy and are the cause of many illnesses. The propaganda has gotten so bad that many pet owners have left their cats out in the street to be collected by the Beijing death squads. Don't just sit there, do something about it.

Other posts I think you might be into:

12 cats that will be extinct by 2020

See a 400 lbs African Lion hug and kiss his rescuer!

Woman gets tackled by a lion at a Photoshoot!

Does a name like Ruth Butterworth sound like someone that can kick some butt? Well that's exactly what she did!

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Ruth Butterworth reacted quickly to a hungry python that was probably going to eat her cat for lunch. "I just started punching the thick part of the snake where it was about the size of my arm," Ms Butterworth said. "I wasn't looking, I just kept punching until it let go." The mild mannered woman broke her wrist in the process but did manage to save her cat Tuffy.

Only days before, Ms. Butterworth lost another cat named Coco to the same python. Needless to say, if anyone or anything gets near this lady's cat, they're going to have to answer to her.

Source: The Courier Mail

maxfootball.jpgM.A.X scratchers make cardboard cat furniture for large cats. Cardboard? Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. But really, think about it, if your cat is scratching your furniture, you’ve got to find an alternative. My cat, Maddy doesn’t like those carpet-covered scratching posts but she loves scratching cardboard

Maddy’s favorite (and my favorite because I love football) is the M.A.X Football she sleeps inside it and scratches on the outside of it. M.A.X has got some really kewl stuff that your cat will like and won't look like an eye sore in your home.

cat-ringtone.jpgWanna play a prank on your cat? Play this ringtone and watch what happens. My cat Maddy came running the first time I played the ringtones listed below. After a while, she caught on and stopped coming though. I played the ringtones a few days later for her and there was mild interest at best. Have fun!

Cat ringtone #1

Cat ringtone #2

Other posts I think you might be into:

12 cats that will be extinct by 2020

See a 400 lbs African Lion hug and kiss his rescuer!

Woman gets tackled by a lion at a Photoshoot!

Once the greatest jobs a man could have, cat herding is one of the lost arts of our time. This video pays tribute to the brave Catboys of the late 1800's....

The votes are in! The mayor of Randolph Iowa, Vance Trivley is the winner of the 2008 Town Idiot award!

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If you live in Randolph Iowa, you might want to consider keeping your cat nearby or on a cat leash. In what would appear to be a plan that is devoid of intelligence or reason, an Iowa mayor has decided the best way to deal with feral cats in the neighborhood is to offer $5 to any person that can bring a cat in to the local vet. Once there, (if unclaimed) the cat will be put down.

According to a news report on KPTM's website, local residents have been complaining about the issue for some time now. "There's been a cat problem in this town for 11 years," says one local Randolph resident.

What some of the residents and the mayor don't seem to understand in Randolph is that the best way to deal with feral cats is to trap, neuter and release them back to the wild. If they had implemented that plan years ago, they wouldn't be in the situation they are in now. Towns like Knoxville Tennesse are shining models of how you deal with feral cats.

The problem with paying people to return cats to the town is that you're not dealing with the real problem at the root and finally, someone is bound to lose an actual home pet due to mistaken identity.

If you believe that a moron in a hurry could have devised a better plan than the mayor of Iowa, you might consider supporting the Feral Feline Organization.

I was in Vegas a couple of years ago and I bought a plush toy replica of a Snow Leopard for my daughter. Little did I know that all we may have left of these majestic animals will be plush toys.

Today 12 nations (Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, China, Bhutan, and Uzbekistan) have come together to try and find a way to save these rare and beautiful animals.

According to most reports, the greatest threat to Snow Leopards are poaching, loss of habitat and increased conflict with humans over livestock. Depending on who you talk to, there may be as little as 3500 of these cats left in the world.

I've made a slideshow of the snow leopard, visit my pictures of cats page and select the snow leopard gallery.

You can make a difference by donating to the Snow Leopard Trust.

The video below was filmed by the BBC and is apparently the first video ever shot of this cat in the wild. Check out the size of the tail on this cat. Incredible.

Other posts I think you might be into:

12 cats that will be extinct by 2020

See a 400 lbs African Lion hug and kiss his rescuer!

Woman gets tackled by a lion at a Photoshoot!

These ringtones will drive your cat crazy...

If you haven't seen the first video we featured of Simon's cat, you should see it here. In this video, Simon's cat goes through desperate measures to try and get his owner to let him back in the house. Hilarious!
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Not a big surprise here. The Chinese have always had a shaky history with human rights and animal rights. You can always judge a country and their people by the way they treat their animals. Check out this link on YouTube, you can see it for yourself. The video is so disturbing that I refuse to have it placed on this website.

The scary part about this news is that the world would be in an uproar if they were doing this to dogs. Politicians and many so called advocacy groups turn a complete and total blind eye to this kind of torture towards cats.



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Ok folks, serious stuff here. For the second time in recent months, Hartz is performing a voluntary recall of one of their cat related products.

According to the press release, Hartz believes that there may be concerns with bottles of Vitamin Care for Cats within a certain lot; they may have Salmonella.

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Salmonella is a serious health concern for cats. If you give your cat the Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats, you might want review the bottles for lot code SZ 22771, UPC number 32700-97701. According to Hartz, this effects 739 bottles. If you can't find the lot code or UPC number on your bottle, you should stop using the product just in case.

If your cat is exhibiting symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, nausea or fever; you should contact your vet right away.

Kudos to Hartz for reacting very quickly on this one. You can call them at 1-800-275-1414 if you have any questions or concerns.

Source FDA

Not only will this video drive your cat crazy but if you play this video and listen closely enough, this cat actually says "hello" and "cheeseburger" This video has been seen by over 4 million people on You Tube! Pretty crazy eh?

Other stories I think you might like:

See a 400 lbs African Lion hug and kiss his rescuer!

Woman gets tackled by a lion at a Photoshoot!

These ringtones will drive your cat crazy...

The Snow Leopard is close to extinction

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