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Consumer Reports Rates Pet Insurance

The May 2016 issue of Consumer Reports looks at pet insurance to see if it’s worth it for the money.  The upshot? If you have a pet with a costly condition, pet insurance may save you more than you spend on the cost of coverage.

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Need a ride? New APP will drive you wild

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Don’t just get where you’re going. Get there care of a cool cat. When you arrive at your destination with a lot of cool cat fur all over you it will be all the proof you need to show you are on the bleeding edge of techno-convenience. Grouber is Lyft with a catitude.

Below are just a few of the amazing claims they make about their incredible fleet of feline drivers:

Our drivers are spayed, neutered and have no reason to curl up in your lap and make it awkward. Trust us, these cats are cool. And every Grouber experience should be a paws-itive one.

 

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These Cat Criminals Defy Prison Walls AND Stereotypes

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This cat was caught smuggling contraband into prison. He was later released.

The difference between cats and dogs is clear when it comes to law enforcement.  Cops have dogs, and criminals have cats. Recent news stories suggest that cat crime is something to watch.

Today’s feline felons have found a niche in countries where, apparently, cats are allowed to roam in and out of the prisons any old time they want. Kitties have now been busted smuggling contraband into high security prisons in Russia, Eastern Europe, and beyond.

An astute guard earlier this year at Brazil’s Romero Nobrega prison noticed a cat entering the cell block wearing a little jacket that seemed suspicious. Upon pat-down, the jacket was found to contain no less than four cell phones.

In 2013, a Moldovan cat was detained for smuggling cannabis into prison using a special collar that caught a wary guard’s eye. That’s according to DailyMail.com, who also reported that one prison had caught a cat attempting to enter their compound with a saw and drill taped to its body. Now that’s brazen!

Technical questions aside (like, how??), you have to wonder what happens to the cats caught red-handed. The fate of these mules and couriers isn’t always clear. However, in the case of the Moldovan kitty, it was released on its own recognizance. Can you say “kitty sting operation”?

So far the cat prison crime wave hasn’t reached the U.S., where cats are generally not allowed to flit in and out of death row, etc. Nonetheless, the criminal-cat connection here is not a question of ‘when’ so much as ‘why?’

Last month, a Virginia television station reported that a Mexican national escaped custody by putting his GPS ankle device on his cat. It was obviously cruel, since the device had a loud alert sound and the authorities took days to show up. What’s amazing here is that an alleged hardened drug dealer from Mexico even has a cat. That really goes against all the cat-person stereotypes.

In conclusion, these criminals are dirty rotten scoundrels to recruit innocent-ish cats to their illegal activities. Cats can be criminal masterminds when badly influenced by the wrong people.  Nonetheless, some cat criminals still have too much conscience for a freewheeling life of crime.  I’m sure this cat from New York isn’t the first kitty convict to walk into the police station and turn himself in.

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“K-9 your job is mine.” Reformed cat criminals make the best police cats.

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Self Help for Cats Featured on Pet Parade

The self-help cats are very excited to be the week’s featured favorite at the Pet Parade Blog Hop! We graciously accept this sweet recognition from our cat and dog bloggin’ peers. This is the first award of any kind that the Self Help for Cats site has won, so thanks Rascal and Rocco and friends.

–The Editors

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What the Dog Tweets: First Gen Wearable Pet Tech Begs for Second Gen


One day when you look at the “Puppy Tweets Blue” it will be like looking at one of those cell phones that are as big as a brick. Continue reading

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New, Improved Ways for Cats to Get in Trouble

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This is the tail of a Cairo cat stuck behind a subway wall for FIVE YEARS.

Cats are finding new ways to get themselves in trouble, and they are improving on old forms of trouble as well. Here’s just a few examples, and please feel free to share your own:

–A Florida cat recently found himself stuck inside an SUV tail light compartment, a feat most of us would have thought impossible. The alert driver noticed something was up when she saw a tail sticking out of her tail light. Nearby humans scrambled to rescue the shy stray, which took all of their big brains to figure out. Eventually kitty was freed, and is looking for a new home as of the latest report.

–In an even more-bizarre story, a cat in Cairo was freed last month from being stuck behind a subway wall for five years! The wall was built with the cat inside it, or the cat grew, or Continue reading

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Crafty people make cat paradise on a budget

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We can’t all afford to hire the latest greatest hot shot cat architect or to tear down the house to build a cat palace.  Fortunately, making a cat paradise isn’t out of reach of mortal humans on a budget.  Working with the house he had on hand, this one crafty cat-saver created an interactive cat wall with an over-door bridge/hammock. You don’t see that kind of handiwork everyday.

More great pics and details at http://www.viralnova.com/stray-cat-home/

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World’s Longest Cat?

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Either this cat has 16 legs, or he just photobombed the panoramic shot.

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Cat wins “Most Awful Sleeping Face in Japan”

The winning photo speaks for itself. That Japan has this contest is inscrutable.

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Cat Meet Celt: Irish Cat Drinking Songs in Your Email

Is is too good to be true? IT IS NOT!

We can again thank the internet for bringing us Cat Drinking Songs fresh as a morning spring in your email.  Celebrate the Irish today with these delightful tunes of cats to drink by, even if your cat is on the wagon. But how can you enjoy Cat Drinking Songs from the comfort of home without running into any drunk kittens on the road?

Simply go to catdrinking.com, sign up for their newsletter, Cat Drinking Tails, and you will receive instant classics like When Kitty Eyes Are Smiling and Lord of the Pounce. Does it get any better than this??

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