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It’s not that cats are ungrateful, per say… it’s just that they may or may not give a flying f**k about all the wonderful things you do for them. It sounds harsh, but it’s true: Unlike dogs, who lovingly bestow all the affection in the world unto their owners, cats usually don’t have time for that kind of silliness, preferring rather to sit in a dark corner and stare at you judgmentally. All things considered,…

Every growing family loves to take photos of their children as they age throughout the years. It’s a great way to create physical, everlasting memories. Whether the photos are glued into a scrapbook or digitally stored away into a computer file — it’s always nice to have the option of looking back at our past. Dogs are also very much considered family members. And just like how parents like to reminisce over baby photos to…

April 1st is coming up and you know what that means… pranks on pranks on pranks. There are pros and cons to pulling pranks on April Fool’s Day. The cons: people expect a prank from you and are more cautious of their surroundings. The pros: you get to put your greatest schemes into action in hopes of claiming your rightful prankster throne. Unfortunately, not all of us are pranking masterminds and just want a simple…

Three facts about cats: 1. They sleep for most of their lives 2. When they’re not sleeping, they’re plotting to take over the world 3. When they’re not sleeping or plotting to take over the world, they’re looking for some place to keep warm All the proof you need can be found in these pictures. And as you can see, sometimes a cat will do anything to fulfill the third item on that list. Ain’t…

Just like humans, animals have the potential to be born with a distinct set of characteristics, genetic mutations that effect how they look and interact with the world around them. However, as animals have fur, feathers, and scales, the possibility for variation is basically endless: Vibrant colors, insanely complex markings, and strange fur patterns, to name a few. Below are some unusual animals, and an explanation of some of the conditions that cause their unique…

According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 42.9 million households own a cat. The average lifespan of a cat is 15 years, so no matter where you’re at in life when you first meet your beloved feline, you’ll certainly grow together. In recent news, for example, an Japanese grandmother called Misao bid farewell to her rescue, Fukumaru. Even as an elderly woman, she learned a lot about the simple joys of life through her cat. Thanks…

At the sunset of his life, 21-year-old cat Tigger was abandoned by his human at a local veterinary surgery. Sad and confused, he couldn’t understand why. But then Adriene Nicole came along. Nicole saw his story on the Canton Neighbors page and decided to take him home. She wanted to give him the love he needed. Sadly, Nicole soon discovered that Tigger had kidney failure and a golf ball-sized tumor. But it didn’t hold Nicole…

The peacock is the Kanye West of birds. After all, they do have over 200 colorful elongated feathers that attract not just their potential partners, but many people’s attention and cameras, too. But often their vibrant assets distract from their other capabilities. Few people get a chance to see these birds off a ground, but they can, indeed, fly. Though usually peacocks do that in case of danger, rather than pleasure. When predators appear, birds…

Typically, you don’t want to go around dyeing your pets all different colors. For one, it’s usually not safe. It can also go very, very wrong. However, one Singaporean company offers this very service: They dye chow chows to look like pandas, despite criticism. The pushback started when company owner Meng Jiang posted a photo of three chow chows dyed and groomed to look exactly like pandas, a practice that many have called “disgusting” and…