Tumblr User Explain Why Cats Are Obsessed With Eating Bread

Nothing can tease your appetite better than the smell of freshly baked bread. But did you know that craving bread is not exclusive to humans? As it turns out cats love sourdough too!We all know that cats are highly skilled predatory creatures. Even the well-fed domestic cats prey on birds, reptiles and small mammals. Scientists estimate that with more than 70 million pet cats and over 60millions strays, they account for the killing of billions of wild animals each year.

11 Hiding Spots That Funny Cats Have Found While Avoiding The Dreaded Vet

If you’ve ever owned a pet that’s bigger than a hamster, you know how hard it can be to tame the beast for a visit to the vet clinic. With a dog, though, it is arguably easier than with some of these weird cats – you can put it on a leash and muzzle it. Also, dogs are not inclined to claw at your face, wriggle like crazy and disappear from your sight in a split second. You guessed it; we are dedicating this post to the funny cats (and their unlucky owners), who had to pay a visit to the vet.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of drama queen kitty cats who just couldn’t calmly handle their health check-ups. Some of the primadonnas in these funny pictures decided to hide in trash bins in avoidance of the terrible Vet; others pretended they’re not even there, while some of the cute cats threw a temper tantrum the scale of WW III. Now, as funny as these cats might look, remember that there’s probably a bleeding vet and a concerned owner of the little devil behind the frame.

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I Am Darkness… They’ll Never Find Me Here

I Raise Our Cat, Yam. He Escapes From The Vet Through The Trash Hole

That Face When Your Cat Doesn’t Wanna Go Outside The Carrier At Vet

My Cat Found A Pretty Good Hiding Place At The Vet

My Cat Did Not Want To Be At The Vet Today. So He Kept Sticking His Head In This Trash Hole

Asked Wife How The Visit To The Vet Was Going

My Friend Left Her Cat At The Vet’s Office Overnight

My Cat At The Vet

They Both Chose The Same “Hiding” Place At The Vet

They Call It Scaredy Cat For A Reason. She Wasn’t Even Getting Any Shots

My Cat At The Vet. Not A Good Patient At All. This Is Her Go-To Hiding Spot There

Cat declawing: Should it be banned, and why does it happen in the US?

New York might become the first US state to ban cat declawing.

In a bipartisan move on Tuesday, lawmakers voted to make the procedure illegal, except where it is medically necessary for the cat.

The governor, Andrew Cuomo, needs to review and sign the bill before it becomes law.

Critics say cat declawing – which involves cutting off a segment of the bone attached to the claw – is “barbaric and inhumane”.

But the New York Veterinary Medical Society has argued that it should still be an option when otherwise the cat might be abandoned or put down.

Cat declawing is already illegal in many countries in Europe, including the UK, as well as Brazil, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.

Why is it so controversial – and why does it still happen in the US?

Why do people declaw their cats?
The most frequent type of declawing is called an onychectomy – it involves cutting the bones the claws grow from with a scalpel or laser.

Critics compare this to cutting off someone’s toes or fingers at their top joint, and say declawing can affect a cat’s balance.

There are some cases where the surgery is medically necessary, “if there’s a bad infection in the nail bed, or a tumour,” says Dr Sarah Endersby, veterinary development manager at International Cat Care, a charity.

However, she adds, many people declaw cats to stop them from scratching the furniture, which she calls “essentially an act of mutilation done to modify the cat for our benefit”.

Attitudes differ widely across the Atlantic. While many European countries signed a treaty forbidding the practice in the early 1990s, an AP poll in 2011 found that 55% of US cat owners said it was OK to declaw their cats.

Some studies suggest that between 20% and 25% of pet cats in the US have been declawed.

By contrast, “declawing was always rare” in the UK, even before it was outlawed in 2006, says Prof Danielle Gunn-Moore, a vet and chair of feline medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

“It was something we didn’t get taught at university. It became banned as more Americans came to the UK with declawed cats.”

Why do the UK and US have such different cat cultures?

“A big difference is that many more cats in the US are kept exclusively indoors,” says Dr Sarah Ellis, an expert in feline behaviour at International Cat Care.

Surveys suggest that only about 20% of pet cats in the UK live indoors, and that most owners in Europe also allow their cats outdoors. However, the proportion of indoor cats is thought to be much higher in the US.

It’s something that Judd Birdsall, a cat-lover and former US diplomat who now lives in the UK, noticed.

“When you go around a village in the UK you see lots of cats outside. I can’t ever remember seeing a cat outside in the US, where they’re treated as indoor pets,” he told the BBC.

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Experts believe Americans are more likely to keep cats indoors because many live in high-rise buildings in the city. Meanwhile, in rural places in the US, there are more likely to be predators such as coyotes and wolves.

Outdoor cats may find more suitable scratching material outside – like trees. It is also unsafe to declaw cats that go outside, as they may need their claws to protect themselves.

However, there is also a cultural difference, says Mr Birdsall.

“For Americans, it’s a matter of freedom and convenience – the right to the freedom to make decisions in terms of how you raise your cat, and convenience, because once you remove the claws, you don’t ever have to worry about you or the furniture getting scratched.”

“By contrast, in the UK, any concerns for freedom and convenience are vastly dwarfed by concern to the welfare of the cat – it’s unthinkable to declaw cats in Europe.”

Are indoor or outdoor cats better off?

Indoor cats tend to have longer lifespans, because they are less likely to get hit by cars or encounter feline viruses.
However, indoor cats need good environmental enrichment – otherwise they are much more likely to develop psychological problems
Indoor cats in multiple-cat households are more likely to experience stress-related disorders if they don’t get on, because cats are naturally solitary animals
Outdoor cats can express their inherent behaviour more readily, such as hunting and playing with bugs
Vets say outdoor cats can appear braver, and more psychologically balanced, as they are challenged multiple times a day
However in rural parts of the US outdoor cats are much more likely to encounter predators

Persian

Personality

If you want your cats bouncing around like hyperactive popcorn, don’t adopt a Persian. Persians are perfect companions, if you like placid, sweet-tempered cats. Don’t count on using your Persian pal as a furry doorstop, however. They love to play between periods of regal lounging on your favorite davenport. Proponents say that Persians do not deserve their furniture-with-fur reputation; they are intelligent, just not as inquisitive as some breeds, and not as active.

Persians are devoted to their humans, but can be selective in conferring that honor. You must earn their trust and love. They crave affection and love to be petted and fussed over, but won’t harass you for attention the way some breeds will. They will, however, let their feelings be known if they are not getting the requisite amount of attention.

Persians require significant time commitment. That beautiful coat requires daily grooming to keep it in good condition and free of mats. Many Persians require professional grooming.

History

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Persians have enjoyed a long reign as a favorite breed and have featured prominently since 1871. Persians have been around for much longer than 125 years. Longhaired cats, including the ancestors of the modern Persian and Angora breeds, were first seen in Europe in the mid-to-late 1500s, introduced by Roman and Phoenician caravans from Persia (now Iran) and Turkey, according to documents of the era. Researchers believe the recessive gene for long hair appeared spontaneously via mutation in the cat population in the cold mountainous areas of Persia.

An Italian traveler by the name of Pietro della Valle (1586–1652) is credited with bringing Persian cats to the European world in the 1600s. Both Angora and Persian cats are mentioned in the manuscript Voyages de Pietro della Valle. He described the Persians as gray with very long, silky, glossy fur. He noted that the cats resided in the province of Khorazan in Persia, and that they came from India with the Portuguese.

Other travelers brought Persian and Angora cats into France and then into England, causing them to be called “French cats” for a number of years. These cats quickly became popular in Britain. During this time and for centuries after, the Turkish Angora and Persian varieties (among others) were commonly mixed. At first, Angoras were preferred for their silky white coats. Eventually, however, the British came to favor the stockier version. By 1871, distinct differences between the Persian and the Angora could be seen, the former being stockier with small, rounded ears, and the latter being slender and tall eared.

By the early 1900s, the Persian had become overwhelmingly popular. Blue Persians were particularly prized, probably because Queen Victoria was the proud pet parent of two. In the early 1900s, it was decided that the Persian, as well as the Angora and Russian Longhairs, would be known simply as Longhairs, a policy that continues today. Each color is considered a separate breed in Britain.

Persians were brought to America in the late 1800s, where they were enthusiastically received. The Persian quickly shoved aside the competition and quickly took the place as the top cat. The American Persian developed a unique style and evolved into the type we see today. They are by far the most popular pedigreed breed in the North America. In North America, the Persian is considered one breed, regardless of color. Colors and patterns are divisions within the breed.

Physical Attributes

BODY
Substantial and rangy. Medium to large in size. Prominent shoulder
blades. Back not level, slight upward slope toward hips. Hips medium
width, prominent, slightly higher than shoulder sloping downward to
tail. Deep flank, broad chest. Primordial belly pouch.

HEAD

Medium to large inverted pear. Chin well-developed. Full broad muzzle.
Fleshy gently rounded whisker pads. Definite whisker break. Nose
wide, slightly convex. Slight nose bump. Slightly rounded forehead;
concave curve, eye ridge to bridge of nose.

EARS
Medium height, wide, deep base. Set as much on side as top of head,
slight outward tilt.

EYES

Medium-sized, heavily hooded soft triangle. Bushy brow. Deep set, one
eye width apart. Eye color gold, brown, or gooseberry green.

LEGS & PAWS

Legs long, hind legs slightly longer. Muscular with heavy boning. Feet
large, long, wide almost round, large fleshy toes. All toes except dew
claws must rest on floor pointing forward. Seven toes maximum.

TAIL

Tail bone is usually two inches minimum, maximum length to hock
with leg extended. Some have an articulated tail, kinks and curls.

COLOR

All shades of Brown Spotted Tabby; mouse coat; reversed ticking; light
color throat to belly; paw pads/hocks dark brown/black; tail tip is usually dark brown/black; white or cream band must surround eye; mascara
marking from outer corner down through cheek. Pattern small to
medium spots; muted by ticking; random spotting.

COAT: LONG HAIR

Medium, under two inches (5 cm). Belly hair longer. Texture soft, lying
closer to the body than shorthair. Semi-dense. Coat, color, and pattern
secondary to type. Both coats’ facial hair is full and bushy, with downward
growth pattern. Coat separates easily and is weather resistant.

COAT: SHORT HAIR

Short stand-up coat. Belly hair longer. Texture soft and wooly, having
loft. Is resilient to the touch. Coat, color, and pattern secondary to
type. Both coats facial hair is full and bushy, with downward growth
pattern. Coat separates easily and is weather resistant.

10 Times Asshole Cats Hilariously Photobombed Purrfect Shots

Cats like attention, and as you can see from these photobombing felines, they’ll do anything to get it! Whether they’re crashing family photo shoots, private selfies, unsuspecting dogs, or even each other, these cats are on a mission to turn every purrfect picture into an absolute cat-astrophe! Check out this list, compiled by Bored Panda, for some hilarious furry photobombers.

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Meet Hana, A Japanese Kitty With Incredibly Big Eyes Who Is Taking Instagram By Storm

Meet Hana – the Scottish fold kitty from Japan who came to grow quite an impressive fan base on Instagram.

The 3-year-old kitten has captivated over 250k Instagrammers’ hearts with her adorably fluffy fur and big eyes. Her day-to-day life includes snuggling around, napping, being cute, and hanging out with her buddy the bird named Sai! Yes, you read that correctly. Unlike other cats, Hana not only lets the little birdy live in peace but she plays with him too! What an adorable and unexpected relationship, huh? You can take a peek into Hana’s day-to-day life below…

More info: Instagram

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Meet Bone Bone, The Fluffy Giant Taking Thailand By Storm

Meet Bone Bone – that cat from Thailand that is so fluffy he looks unreal.

Not only is the cutie super fluffy but he’s an adventurous one as well! Bone Bone enjoys playing at the park and tree climbing. But what he does not like is being pet… Either way, the fabulous fluff ball is a star wherever he goes, with people take him pics of him constantly! Check out his pics below.

More info: Instagram

This Maine Coon Is So Fluffy You’re Gonna Die

Meet Pixel, the Maine Coon cat with one of the fluffiest furs in the world. She came into the life of her owners while still being a kitten, but even back then she was larger than most average adult felines. Now that she’s fully grown, there seems to be no end to her luscious fur. Pixel’s humans keep her coat neat with regular brushing. And yes, you are right if you think she leaves a lot of her fur in the house because of shedding, but her owner responds that: “(It’s) an humongous amount but it’s totally worth it!”

Just like many other cats, she likes to play with toys and jump on the laptop’s keyboard once her human is about to do some serious work on the computer. The only problem is, Pixel is so huge and fluffy that the entire device gets buried under her coat.

Maine Coons are the largest felines from all the domestic cat breeds. They have big bones and strong muscles. Male Coons can weigh up to 18 pounds and be up to 40 inches in length. Also known as the American Longhair, they come in 75 different color combinations. Due to their social, loyal, and friendly character, they’re sometimes called ‘dogs of the cat world.

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Meet Pixel, the Maine Coon cat with one of the fluffiest furs in the world

Even when she was still a kitten, Pixel was larger than most average adult felines

Now that she’s fully grown, there seems to be no end to her luscious fur

Pixel’s humans keep her coat neat with regular brushing. She leaves a lot of her fur in the house

“(It’s) an humongous amount but it’s totally worth it!”

Just like many other cats, Pixel likes to play with toys and jump on the laptop’s keyboard

The only problem is, Pixel is so huge and fluffy that the entire device gets buried under her coat

Source: boredpanda.com

This Cat Has No Idea Why Chicks Are Going Crazy Over Him

Meet Scruffles, the fat cat who has more admirers than you – and we’re not talking about the impressive number of his 42k Instagram followers, but about the chickens who line up to watch him pose. Yup, other than lying around doing nothing all day, this particular fatty likes to strike a pose or two for the audience of chickens who see him through a glass door and marvel at the spectacle. He doesn’t understand why they’re so obsessed with him, but they are.

Is it his fluffy glory? Is it the shape of his body? Or maybe his diva-like personality?

Maybe we’ll never know, but one thing is for sure – we’d just as soon line up to get a glimpse of this as any of those chickens.

More info: Instagram (h/t)

Meet Scruffles, the fat cat who has more admirers than you – and it’s not his 42k followers

It’s the audience of chickens who line up to see him through a glass door and marvel at the spectacle

Now the cat spends his lazy days wondering why the birds are so obsessed with him

Is it his fluffy glory? Is it the shape of his body? Or maybe his diva-like personality?

The truth may never be certain, but one thing is for sure…

Who wouldn’t line up to get a glimpse of this kitty just like those chickens?

Woman Finds Old Suitcase On Train Tracks, Opens It And Discovers The Most Pawesome Thing Ever

A woman was casually walking her dog in a remote area in England when they spotted an old suitcase left on some abandoned train tracks. To her surprise, the doggie rushed to the piece of luggage and started sniffing it as if to tell there was something inside. That’s when the lady approached the suitcase and heard a faint cry of meows. She carefully unzipped it and saw a mother kitty with 8 baby cats left to die. They were emaciated and malnourished, and the mother feline looking particularly dehydrated.

The woman took them home immediately and called the nearest RSPSCA. When the rescuers arrived, they rushed the mother cat, who was later named Tarini, to the animal clinic and put her in intensive care, while the babies stayed with the RSPCA.

“[Tarini] was kept at the vets as she was so dehydrated and needed a drip, but has since been moved to the cattery to be with her litter and is doing much better,” Amy De-Keyzer of the RSPCA told The Dodo.

She added: “The kittens are still too young to be rehomed and we need to make sure the mum is healthy enough before being rehomed.” Still, their future is bright – all thanks to the doggie who didn’t walk pass the suitcase.

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A woman was walking her dog when they spotted an old suitcase left on some abandoned train tracks

She suddenly heard meowing coming from a suitcase – 8 kittens and a cat mother were zipped inside

The woman called the RSPCA and they put the feline mom on a drip in intensive care

Luckily, the kittens are healthy and responding well to love and food

Once the mom and her babies are strong enough, the rescuers will find them a loving forever home