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Are Cats Purring Us Into Submission? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 04:50

cat lying downIs it true? Could we possibly be under the control of our cats soothing purrs? Are they going to purr us into submission, forcing us to be more social so they can turn around and conquer the world?

It’s possible, according to a recent study. Okay, maybe not the "taking over the world" part but who really knows what our favorite felines have in store for us? Although many animals (including guinea pigs and elephants) are capable of purring, cats are the most well-known for it. Their low rumble is emitted at an amazing 27 Hz, comparable to the lowest note on a piano.

Animal vocalization experts have identified a new purr that our feline friends have recently developed and it’s known as the “socialization purr.” It’s true.

According to animal vocalization experts Anna Taylor, Christian Wilson, Karen McComb and Benjamin Charlton, all purrs are not created equally. The team has examined the acoustic structure of recorded purrs and has determined that one is used as socialization purring.


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Australia Plans to Kill Feral Cats PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Funkhouser   
Saturday, 06 March 2010 22:52

In a 1999 report broadcasted by PM on Australia’s Radio National, it was announced that “Victorian animal scientists have developed the world's first poison pill, designed specifically to kill cats. It's hoped the pill will bring the feral cat population under control. Environmental groups say it will save native fauna and flora and it has the support of at least some animal welfare groups.”

According to the broadcast, the toxic pill has been designed specifically for cats and it will not harm other animals. Gerry Maynes, from the Environment Australia Centre, says “The way it operates is that the chemical affects oxygen transport through the hemoglobin in the blood, and effectively what happens is that the cat goes to sleep and doesn't wake up.” Mr. Maynes also states that the pill is humane and its use is supported by animal welfare groups.


Last Updated on Saturday, 17 April 2010 19:48
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Things I've Learned From My Cat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 04 March 2010 02:51
  • A cat can throw up twice its body weight in hairballs.
    • When given the choice between a tile floor or an oriental rug, the cat will always choose the rug to be sick on.
  • The saliva of a cat contains a bone-dissolving agent that is used to digest the bones of fish and small birds.
    • The saliva also works on human bones.
    • You will probably get bitten when giving a cat antibiotics or sub-cu fluids.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 March 2010 15:25
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Cat Tries to Hatch Chicken Eggs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 19:13

Bustopher, an Australian cat, tries to hatch chicken eggs.Most cats eat chicken eggs. This cat sits on them.

The four-year-old Australian barn cat is suffering an identity crisis, but it's "a cute ailment."

Naomi Oliver's chickens laid their eggs, but didn't show too much interest in hatching them. And so Bustopher took over for the negligent hens.

"I am not sure if he knows that he is a cat, he doesn't really behave like one," Mrs Oliver told the Northern Territory News.


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Man blames cat for computer use PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Monday, 22 February 2010 16:45

It's the same old story... You leave the house, spend a tough day at work, arrive home and find your cat typing furiously away on your computer - maxing out  your credit card as he furiously orders catnip and furry plastic mice. After the shopping spree, the cat begins searching out child pornography.

If you ask Keith Griffin, that's his story and he's sticking to it. Well, at least to the "blame cat for child porn" part of the story.

Recently, Florida police received a tip that there was questionable content on a man's computer. After seizing the system, police found over 1,000 images of child pornography.

Griffin calmly and rationally explained it all away by claiming he was a victim of his cat's internet searches. He states that he would arrive home and find "strange material" on his computer - the result of his cat jumping up on his keyboard.

Amazingly, the  judge didn't buy the remarkable story and made it clear the man could sell movie rights after posting $250,000 in bail. We're fairly certain that the cat didn't hock his food bowl to bail his owner out of jail.

The cat does not currently face charges.

We recommend that if Griffin ever gets out of jail, he may want to invest in the Pawsense program...


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