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Mowgli

Location: Apopka, Florida, USA

MowgliWhat’s the saying about curiousity and the cat? This is one my foster kittens, Mowgli. Here he’s about six weeks old and full of spunk.

415 Responses to “Mowgli”
  1. Avatar of TonyJames Tony James

    First?! :) Cute widdle creamisicle – gonna grab him before HM does :)

  2. Avatar of KYKAT 12 23 ppearson in KY staff for 3 crazy cats

    Pounce. Grabs Mowgli and runs off giggling!

    • Avatar of KYKAT 12 23 ppearson in KY staff for 3 crazy cats

      Darn Tony beat me to him. Tackles Tony, grabs Mowgli and then runs off!

      • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

        *blows whistle*

        Personal Foul, Ppearson!! 5 yard penalty, First down!

        • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

          Line judge (me) takes Mowgli, tucks him under my arm, stiff-arms Instinct and looks like the Heisman Trophy running for daylight, secure in the knowledge that no one will tackle a “convict”!

          • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

            *brushes ref uniform off*

            That does it….

            *Pulls out shinny new Flaming Pu-Dao and hits the igniter switch*

            FAWHOOOOMMM

            *puts out hair that is on fire*

            I really have to adjust that….

          • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

            Sorry, Instinct…(turns around and tugs at collar) Nomex ref uniform! If you’d kept your cap on, you wouldn’t have done another Michael Jackson! :lol:

            *turns back around and keeps running for daylight–(hear the audio)*

            http://www.larrymunson.com/audio/UGA_UF_1980.MP3

          • Avatar of KYKAT 12 23 ppearson in KY staff for 3 crazy cats

            Cuts through the bleachers, careful to not knock down the hotdog vendors, catches up with Ginny at the end zone. Brokers deal to work in cahoots and share Mowgli the Jungle Boy for the rest of the morning! Instinct, if you will put down the flaming Pu-Dao and grab a couple of stadium dogs and cold ones we might be pursuaded to share!

          • Avatar of miu miu

            Wow! You guys are on fire tonight!

          • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

            May we borrow the Pu-Dao to roast the wienies? Yes, Instinct, there’s enough for all!

            *puppy dog eyes*

          • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

            hot dog or kitten
            hot dog or kitten…

            Ok, but I don’t like relish on mine

          • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

            Hey! this is supposed to be INTIMIDATING! Not just an oversized wienie roaster…..

            fine.. no relish on mine please

          • Avatar of JoanfromNewJersey Joan from New Jersey

            I love football, hot dogs and kitties. Together at last – YESSSSS!!!!!!!

          • Avatar of Mary in Maryland Mary in Maryland

            Instinct, if you hair is still on fire we could use that to roast the weenies.

          • Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

            What a play! One hot dog, please. With relish. Thank you!

  3. Avatar of Networker Networker

    Dumpster diving at such an early age?!?!?!

  4. Sandi from Mt

    Too cute. I want him. If only Molly would let me have a kitten. *sigh*

    • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

      Just do what I did with my cats. Explain to them in no uncertain terms who is in charge and then watch as they ignore you and walk away….

      • Avatar of Susan-KennesawGA Susan in Kennesaw, GA

        Hmmmm just like most of us do.

        • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

          Yep, it usually goes something like this:

          Wicket: MEOW!!!!
          Me: No, Wicket, your not getting any lunchmeat today.
          Wicket: MEOWWWW!!!!
          Me: I said NO, Wicket!
          Wicket: MEEEEEEOW!
          Me: *giving her lunchmeat* This is the last time…..

          • Avatar of miu miu

            :lol: So true…

          • Avatar of rsmalleymemphisautoauctionco KITTYPAW IN MEMPHIS

            It sure is the truth. For me it’s:
            No Juliette (or Romeo or Socks or Annie)
            Juliette (or other) MEOW
            No Juliette, etc this is mine. you had yours
            Juliette, etc with paw or nip on my leg -ME-OW!!!
            Me: allright, but just a bite, then leave me alone to eat in peace (right!)
            This is a beautiful baby today. I love curious cats. It looks like they are using Feline Pine. I use it for kittens because it’s safer but I don’t like it. To me, it smells like someone peed in the pinesol (which I guess is sort of true). A lot of people disagree with me though.

          • Avatar of KitsRuleMe Elene in York, PA

            Kittypaw, have you ever tried Swheat Scoop? It is supposed to be safe for kittens and is flushable. I just bought a bag to start using for Honey Bee and for the kittens when they are ready. I disliked the pine too, and don’t like the recycled newspaper litter either. I hope this wheat litter really is safe for the 4 wee ones.

            Has anyone heard any adverse data on the Swheat Scoop?

          • Avatar of rsmalleymemphisautoauctionco KITTYPAW IN MEMPHIS

            Elene – We tried Swheat Scoop at Tom’s Town and the pee just seems to sit on top of the litter for a long time before it soaks in. Have you had that problem? I don’t use clay litter for the kittens because I heard that some kittens die after eating it because it swells in their tummys. I’m not sure about the wheat litter. I don’t like the Yesterday’s News litter either. Zero odor control.

          • Avatar of JoanfromNewJersey Joan from New Jersey

            “ok Shaddo, you can have a bit of turkey/ham/bologna. You too Jiggs. OWW!! That was my finger!” At my house, we call this SMT: sandwich-makin’-time.

      • The CatWrangler from Louisiana

        JCL

        Me? I’m merely a buck private, or an airman LAST class compared to “General” Tombeaux Boudreaux!

        “Y’all take care and don’t fur-git to clean your paws before — and after dinner.” — The CatWrangler from Louisiana

  5. Avatar of FredfromMadisonNJ Fred in Madison NJ

    You supposed to throw out the kitty litter, not the kitty!

  6. Cheri and 2 furchildren in Binghamton, NY

    any relation to Mowgli in “The Jungle Book” ???

    • Bettina

      Hi cheri ,How are you feeling? ,

      cute cat, get himself in one big mess.

      • Cheri and 2 furchildren in Binghamton, NY

        i’m feeling fine. the right eye is improving every day. i have no doubt that i will eventually regain all of my eye sight in that eye. it’s up to 95% right now. thank you for asking…

  7. Avatar of amandainia721 Amanda in IA

    *trips pperson and takes mowgli so group can snuggle up with him*

  8. Tober Toes

    Its about time there was another little orange baby!

    ewww a dirty little orangie, but still cute.

  9. ** Abby's Mom**

    lovely…..really adorable awww i want her pleaseeeeeeeeeee

  10. Avatar of JoanfromNewJersey Joan from New Jersey

    Hello TDKr’s! Um, I’m not sure what to comment on this one. Once in a while you find treasure in the garbage. This one is a true diamond.
    Blueberry bagels today.

    • Cheri and 2 furchildren in Binghamton, NY

      toasted with lots of cream cheese ??? yummMMMMMMM. (I’ll bring lots of bacon, cooked to order)

      • MeezerMama

        Mmm, smoked salmon too?

        • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

          on a blueberry bagel? Let’s try the nova lox on these bagels with sun-dried tomatoes that I brought from Einstein’s, along with a garlic schmear.

          Einstein’s…*sigh*

          • Avatar of GreatDane Great Dane

            Panera’s Asiago Cheese bagel! MMMMMM!!!!

          • Avatar of KYKAT 12 23 ppearson in KY staff for 3 crazy cats

            mmmm Einsteins. I ate there in St. Louis last week. We don’t even have a Panmera where I live. Pass the bagels please.

          • MeezerMama

            yes, on a blueberry bagel. What can I say, I married a Scot. I’m Filipino. Makes for odd food choices.

          • Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

            Sounds like my family.

        • Mom to Tiga and the gang

          plain water bagels here, for purists, especially for cream cheese and lox!

      • Avatar of Bogman,  Clark and Andy's mama 2/27 Florida georgie's mama

        YUMMM!! I brought apple walnut bagel and strawberry cream cheese

        *No Georgie Girl, you can’t share my bagel!!!*

        • Avatar of miu miu

          Apple walnut bagels??? How many sorts of bagels do you have there? If I fancy a bagel I’ve 6 flavors to choose from.

          • Avatar of Jennifer in NH Jennifer in NH

            Ooohhh…. we have a great bagel shop in my town. Owned and operated by a local family. The paterfamilias is the reason I like bagels with cream cheese and lox so much. They bake about 15 different types of bagels every morning and they open just as I drive by to go to work. Mmmm… my favorite: Health bagel toasted with creem cheese, lox, onions and capers; a large coffee and a box of breath mints please!

          • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

            “paterfamilias” ?!? Have you been watching “O Brother, Where Art Thou” again? :lol:

          • Avatar of Jennifer in NH Jennifer in NH

            I’ve had to have watched that movie a hundred times. It was the first word that came to mind and it came with George Clooney’s voice!

          • MeezerMama

            I love that movie!
            You can’t get a bagel with lox anywhere around here. I have to go to the grocery store and get my own smoked salmon to put on my bagels. If you ask for it at the bagel shop, they look at you like you’ve just grown horns.

          • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

            I love bagels with lox! And a slice of onion and tomato! (Sure beats my peanut butter sandwich for lunch…)

          • Avatar of Bogman,  Clark and Andy's mama 2/27 Florida georgie's mama

            No one around here EVER eats lox. I think that they are all WEIRD!!!

          • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

            *exasperated muttering* Gentile, gentile, gentile!

            Or does anyone else remember “Murphy Brown”?

          • Avatar of JoanfromNewJersey Joan from New Jersey

            Always watched Murphy Brown. Hubby likes Candice Bergen. Too bad, Candice, he’s mine!

        • Avatar of Kitten Whisperer in Oregon (8/27) Kitten Whisperer

          Hey, mui. Here’s a link to Panera’s menu showing the kinds of bagels they offer. Lots to choose from. Maybe they can ship some to you? :-)http://www.panerabread.com/menu/bakery/bagels.php

      • Avatar of Sheba's Mom in Phoenix, AZ 10/8 Shebas Mom In Phoenix, AZ

        The best with blueberry bagels is berry cream cheese.

    • Avatar of miu miu

      Blueberry bagels? Never tasted those – I’ll taste a bite.
      Half a dozen of them, please.

  11. Avatar of ladynaberrie ladynaberrie

    *dumpster dives for kitten*

  12. ** Abby's Mom**

    *huggs and kisses mowgli*

  13. Avatar of HootiesMama Sammy's Mom, OB Fl

    WOW I GOT IN EARLY. YEA!!!

    CUTIE LITTLE MOWGLI.

    HAPPY TGIF EVERYONE!

  14. Cheri and 2 furchildren in Binghamton, NY

    toasted garlic bagels too…

  15. Avatar of miu miu

    Oh, he’s so cute! Have to kiss those huge paws, dirty or not.

  16. Avatar of Instinct Instinct

    For those of you who have mentioned it to me, I have finally put up the last of our four cats on Catster so My wifes cat Wicket is now out in the world.

  17. Nil

    Aw! What on earth is he doing in there!? :D

  18. Avatar of SunshinesAmiinTexas Sunshine's Ami

    One person’s trash is another person’s treasure (?)

  19. Avatar of Kitties in Michigan Max and Molly's Mom

    Nil — That’s what I was going to say! I don’t know if I’d be so quick to pick him up out of that trashcan, considering what else might be in there. But he’s adorable–could one resist him?

  20. Sara, FL

    Instinct your cats are beautiful. My husband is a cat person as well.

    • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

      Thank you

      Your husband has good taste :D

      • Avatar of karinfromalameda Karin from SF, CA

        Instinct, I need for you to come and help my husband become more cat friendly. He tolerates Sylvester but will not help with cleaning the litter box or feeding him. He has fed Sylvester only once when I was out of town for two days. My hubby isn’t a normal hubby anyways. :’-(

        • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

          That’s too bad Karin. I don’t know why it is that some people just don’t bond with animals.

          Does he like dogs or is he like my father-in-law who thinks that animals only take up space?

    • Avatar of Mary in Maryland Mary in Maryland

      Being a cat person is a very good quality for a husband. My hubbie’s a cat lover also.

      • Avatar of Bogman,  Clark and Andy's mama 2/27 Florida georgie's mama

        So’s mine. In fact I think he loves our cats more than he loves me!!! He works about 6 hours from where we live and only comes home on the week-ends, but he calls every night to talk to our King Humphrey Bogart (the Bogman) and the “girls”. Me, he just says Good night to! LOL

  21. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Look at those menacing paws! I must squish them!

  22. Sara, FL

    Mowgli would certainly make me want to dumpster dive!

  23. Avatar of JoanfromNewJersey Joan from New Jersey

    HI ALEX!!
    I hope you are doing well – we have the whole weekend in front of us. Normally, I would suggest that you never go garbage picking, but after looking at today’s kitten, it certainly doesn’t hurt to take a peek! Mowgli is such a treasure. I bet that little Mowgli couldn’t resist hopping into the trash with the other kitty stuff; it probably seemed like stuff for kitties to play with!
    Have a great weekend!

  24. Avatar of Mary in Maryland Mary in Maryland

    Oh how tiny and adorable! (swooning, overcome by cuteness). Great picutre.

  25. mom to lola the furbaby in massachusetts

    Peek-a-boo Mowgli!! You’re so shweet!
    It’s a cold morning here in Massachusets. I’ve got steamin’ cups o’ tea and steamin’ cups o’ hot cocoa to go with the bagels.
    Let’s eat! :)

  26. mom to lola the furbaby in massachusetts

    Oops…I almost forgot!
    Good morning Alex. ;)

    • Avatar of rsmalleymemphisautoauctionco KITTYPAW IN MEMPHIS

      Hi Alex. It’s almost afternoon in Memphis. So good morning or afternoon to you. I hope you have a great weekend!

  27. Avatar of Jennifer in NH Jennifer in NH

    don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!
    oops! I mean
    don’t throw the kitten out with the kittylitter!

    What a sweetie! Look at him play with the trash! Very cute indeed. I love my orangies!

    • Avatar of Jennifer in NH Jennifer in NH

      Look at how tiny he is compared to the scooper! And what a dirty scooper. ugh. But what a cute kitten!

    • Sara, FL

      Jennifer yours babies are so pretty, Tiger looks like he might be an american bobtail, is he? I have one and they are really big sweet cats.

      • Avatar of Jennifer in NH Jennifer in NH

        Thanks. They make my day everyday!

        He might be. I have no idea. He came to me from a coworker’s roommate, so i have limited knowledge of his background. His tail is about 2/12 – 3 inches long and is bent at a 45 degree angle in the middle of it. Which I think makes it look like a rabbit’s tail and cute! I always wondered what happened to his tail and assumed that because it was crooked he must have lost it to something. And he is a big sweetie. He is giant and very lovey and always in need of attention and petting. If you pet him with one hand, he stares at the other hand. He is the softest pillow on my bed!

        Wow. That was long. i can go on forever talking about my cats.

  28. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Recall Update: Friday**
    May 18th, 2007

    Two recalled added to the list:

    Lick Your Chops dry kitten food
    Evolve dry kitten food

    More recalls may be coming today, according to the New York Times (reg. req.).

    Senator Durbin asks pet owners to email FDA commissioner.

  29. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Adorable Mutts comic…
    http://muttscomics.com/

  30. Avatar of amandainia721 Amanda in IA

    Hey, does anyone elses furbaby get upset when you have strangers in the house? My males kitten, hes almost a year now..gets realllly upset when someone he doesn’t know is in his house..i mean, hes constantly eyeballing them, n just gives em dirty looks, its quite cute actually..

    • Avatar of miu miu

      That’s quite normal for kitties. Many cats hide themselves, some lurk and hiss, some pee in strange smelling shoes…

      • Avatar of amandainia721 Amanda in IA

        Really? I’ve never had a cat do that…his behavior just suprised me. But then, so does his carrying around wet wash cloths like a dog, n getting in the garbage like a dog :) but i wouldn’t trade him for the world. Hes even captured my husbands heart..who dislikes cats..

        • Avatar of ILoveMyCats ILoveMyCats in TX

          My Goober will do that. He will get the dish cloth out of the kitchen sink and drag it off. (even the soap doesn’t bother him.) He will also fish the tea bags out of the tea pot if you forget to put the lid on it. Of course, there is tea splashed everywhere and then little tea paw prints on the tile showing where he has fled the scene. My Moe will hide when anyone strange comes in the house and will not come out until they leave. He seems terrified of anyone except me or my husband. None of my other cats are that way.

    • Avatar of GreatDane Great Dane

      Bob seems to think I bring people to the house for him! He comes up and sniffs them and “talks” to them. I guess I’ve gotten him used to meeting new people by dragging the poor guy everywhere!

      • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

        I think it’s all about socializing them. If you get them use to strange people they wont react so badly.

        I did that with mine by dragging them out when people were over. At first they hated it, but as the realized that they were safe and the new people would pet them they began to like it.

        Now when someone new come over, Quazo tries to crawl into their lap and Misto give them the “I’m cute so pet me” look

    • Avatar of KitsRuleMe Elene in York, PA

      Amanda, I have 18 cats that are out and about in the house. (Honey Bee and new babes still in nursery). When someone comes to visit 16 run to hide. If the visitor stays for a bit 1 or 2 more will show up. After about 3 hours you may see 3 more. But the remainder will stay hidden even after company leaves until they are sure it’s only me in the house.

      • Avatar of feral susie in california

        –Elene in York,PA–You must have a large lot around your house to have so many fuzzies w/out getting in troublew/neighbors. I’m in a real pickle living in a moble-home park. Around this park,noone wants to help w/cat over-population,even after they find the kitties jewels w/the bottom of their feet. I like to think of that as true justice for me tho. LOL…hahahahahaha…don’t forget to wipe the feet :lol:

    • Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

      My Mother-in-law’s hides in the bedroom until everyone leaves. If she hadn’t sent me a picture, I wouldn’t know she has a cat!
      :lol:

  31. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    TODAY’S PET TIP

    Getting All the Soap Off Your Cat After a Bath

    After bathing and rinsing well, a final rinse of a half cup vinegar to two quarts water will remove any traces of soap residue. Rinse with tepid water a final time.

  32. Avatar of TonyJames Tony James

    When Mac The Cat was a kittin (i.e. before he turned into the 20-some lb behemoth that he is today, of a density that causes any mice in the house to be dragged into his orbit and light actually bends around him), he used to get into all sorts – he especially liked to dive into the big piles of sawdust in the workshop and would be completely covered in it. We used to hold him by the scruff over the sink and hose him down with the plate sprayer, safely out reach of flailing paws.
    Maybe we should try that with Mowgli here :)

  33. ** Abby's Mom**

    he is so cute , he reminds me of happy god bless him …:( *sad*

  34. Avatar of Intuition Intuition

    OHMYGODHE’SSOCUTE!!!!

  35. Awwwww, a beautiful orange and white kitten….I want him!

    But my orangies (these Brits call them gingers) are so feisty – they have CATTITUDE and have turned down my request to add another kitten to the family. :(

    • Daisy'sMum

      I had a ginger cat who was like that. When we moved house she lost the elderly lady next door who had a special mat for her, and would cook her chicken or fish (unbeknownst to us, who thought she was just a picky eater at home). So she was lonely in the daytime. ‘I know,’ I thought, ‘I’ll get a kitten for her to be with’. BIG MISTAKE. She loathed this tortie kitten, looked at her with contempt, seemed pleased if I took the tortie to the vet and disappointed when I brought the tortie home again. OK, the tortie was daft and clueless and followed the ginger cat around all the time as if asking, “What are we going to do now?”. The ginger one was incredibly smart: if I put out two piles of crunchy food, she could look at them and do a ‘Rain Man’, i.e. instantly know how many were in each pile. Then she’d eat the bigger one, while standing over the smaller one. When that was gone, she’d reverse till she could eat the smaller pile. When she’d had enough she’d leave the rest for the tortie…

      • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

        awwww, poor tortie kitten :(

      • Fogfoot

        My ginger did that to my calico–I now put the two dishes far enough apart that the ginger can’t reach the other bowl if she wants to eat from her own. She hasn’t yet figured out that she could push the bowls together, but I’m waiting…

      • Daisy'sMum

        Don’t worry, the tortie got plenty to eat! The ginger one would only eat fish-flavoured tinned food, so if I bought a meat-flavoured one, she’d sniff it and walk away and the tortie got as much as she wanted (and then I’d have to find something else for the ginger cat). But really, she was just toying with me: she ate meat flavours perfectly happily at the cattery. Gingers are just too clever for their own good. She was an amazing cat.

        Oh, and one day the fridge broke down, with a pack of white fish fillets in the freezer. I cooked them all at once and gave them to the cats. The ginger one could NOT believe it, and ever afterwards would look at me longingly, hoping for a repeat. So sometimes I’d get her a piece of fish and cook it specially for her. She’s dead now (I still miss her), and we joke that she’s in heaven, where the fridge breaks down every day.

  36. ** Abby's Mom**

    I meant ABBY

  37. Avatar of miu miu

    He’s not Mowgli, he is Kitty Sanjaya!

    Look at his grip on the plastic – it’s a mic. After the crushing reviews he found a secluded rehearsal studio. Watch out, World! You are not through with him yet.

  38. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Section: Brushing Teeth**

    Dental disease (especially periodontal disease) is the most common disease in our feline companions. It is also one of the most preventable and treatable disease. We can reduce or even prevent dental disease by feeding a crunchy diet and daily tooth brushing. The following are steps to guide you on how to brush your cat’s teeth:

    The first step is to start with a clean, healthy mouth, such as with a young pet with healthy new teeth and gums or after your cat has had a professional dental cleaning.

    You will need a soft-bristled tooth brush and veterinary toothpaste. Human toothpastes and baking soda may cause problems. Veterinary toothpastes have flavors that are appealing to cats. Anything other than a bristled tooth brush will not get below the gum line (the most important area to brush).

    There are several important facts about our pets’ mouths that tell us when, where, and how to brush.

    Periodontal disease usually affects the upper, back teeth first and worst. Plaque builds up on the tooth surface daily, especially just under the gum line. It takes less than 36 hours for this plaque to become mineralized and harden into “tartar” (calculus) that cannot be removed with a brush. Because of this progression, brushing should be done daily, with a brush to remove the plaque from under the gum line.

    Pick a time of day that will become a convenient part of your pet’s and your daily routine. Brushing before a daily treat can help your pet actually look forward to brushing time. Take a few days to let both of you get use to the process. Follow with praise and a treat each time.

    Start by offering her a taste of the veterinary toothpaste. The next time, let her taste the toothpaste, then run your finger along the gums of the upper teeth. Repeat the process with the tooth brush. Get the bristles of the brush along the gum line of the upper back teeth and angle slightly up, so the bristles get under the gum line. Work from back to front, making small circles along the gum lines. It should take you less than 30 seconds to brush your pet’s teeth. Do not try to brush the entire mouth at first. If all that your pet lets you brush is the outside of the upper teeth, you are still addressing the most important area of periodontal disease – prevention. If your pet eventually allows you to brush most of her teeth, so much the better.

    Even with the best tooth brushing, some cats may still need an occasional professional cleaning, just like humans. By brushing your pet’s teeth daily and curtailing the amount of periodontal disease, you may reduce the frequency and involvement of dental cleanings and provide your pet with a healthier, sweeter smile.

  39. Avatar of SheriinFlorida Sheri in Florida

    What a widdle schweetie! I could just pick him up and give him a big but gentle hug! May the Lord bless you and this baby doll always. :-)

  40. chester in NC

    Well one last post before I go. As their dragging me from the key board. Have fun today guys don’t know when I’ll be back on. but will be as soon as able.
    I almost bagged up a full grown cat from playing like that. His weight was what let me know the bag was a little to full.
    See ya.

  41. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Soaring shark fin demand driving extinction threat: report**
    Thu May 17, 8:48 AM ET

    LONDON (AFP) – China’s booming middle class is fuelling demand for shark fins for soup, experts said Wednesday, as they called on the European Union to halt the fall in dwindling stocks.

    The study, by Washington-based research group the Lenfest Ocean Program with backing from the Shark Alliance, a coalition of some 30 conservation groups, calls on the EU to end “finning” in its waters.

    “Finning” is when fishermen catch sharks and cut off their fins before throwing the carcasses back into the sea, leaving space on their boats for more valuable catches.

    Researchers say that whole carcasses should be brought back to port before fins are chopped off to allow officials to get an accurate picture of how many sharks are being killed.

    Quotas could then be set to help protect the 30 percent of shark species in European waters which are threatened with extinction, they add.

    Sarah Fowler, co-chairman of the IUCN World Conservation Union Shark Specialist Group and one of the report’s lead authors, told a press conference that China was the biggest market for shark fins from Europe.

    “The middle class in China is becoming wealthier and they’re spending more money and shark fin is the ultimate luxury — it’s something you have to have at your wedding, your banquet, your business dinner,” she said.

    “The demand is enormous and it’s growing at about five percent a year.”

    Sonja Fordham, policy director for the Shark Alliance, added that the EU was key in determining not only what happened to sharks in its own waters but also because of its “strong influence” on nations around the world.

    “Finning bans alone will not safeguard sharks from depletion,” she told reporters.

    “We need to have an overall management plan that includes limits on the catch of sharks.”

  42. Am - Smokey's mum (UK)

    What a tiny cute fuzzball!

  43. Cheri and 2 furchildren in Binghamton, NY

    We’re hoping the best outcome of all to you Chester…

    • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

      Praying fervently for Chester. Sorry I didn’t get to post yesterday (I had to deal with one of those “…if I wanted it from you tomorrow, I’d have asked for it tomorrow” issues on a day when I absolutely, positively had to leave on time).

      Anyway, Chester, if you are checking to see what you missed today, try Lands’ End for turtlenecks–theirs have a seamless neck and are very reasonably priced (especially if you can find what you want in their overstocks). Also, their customer service is so good, it is the standard to which I compare others’. Muchos purrs and headbonks to you–I’m saving some country ham, and grits with red-eye gravy for you!

  44. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Wedding off: woman dumps fiance’s van and possessions in harbour**

    WHITEHAVEN, England (AP) – Plans for the wedding have been sunk -along with the prospective groom’s clothes, CDs, DVDs and his van.

    Police in northwestern England have arrested Emma Thomason, 24, after she allegedly packed her partner’s possessions into his van, drove to the harbour and left off the hand brake on Sunday. She was charged with aggravated vehicle-taking without consent and released on bail.

    The incident reportedly followed an argument between Thomason and Jason Wilson, 24, her partner for seven years and father of her two children.

    “She put every single last item of clothing I had in the back of the van. All I was left with were the clothes I was wearing,” Wilson told reporters.

    “I haven’t told her yet that the wedding is off, but I think she can put two and two together.”

    The van was pulled out of the water on Monday.

    “The recovery operation was quite difficult, they had to partly drain the harbour to get the vehicle out,” said Inspector David Gartland of Cumbria Police.

  45. Mamacat

    I thought there would be cookies in this sack, and it’s empty. What a bummer! Now how do I get out of here?

  46. Avatar of KitsRuleMe Elene in York, PA

    Good morning/good afternoon to all. Thinking of Chester and Jennifer this morning. Hoping all goes well for them.

    Mowgli is precious, but has no sense when it comes to choosing a play site. I suppose at 6 weeks the finicky gene hasn’t begun working yet.

    Really cold and cloudy here in the Susquehanna Valley. Feels more like late March or early April. Glad I didn’t put away all my warm clothes.

    Bumblebee, how have you been? I see you post very rarely lately. Is all okay with you and yours?

  47. Avatar of Bogman,  Clark and Andy's mama 2/27 Florida georgie's mama

    Comment by georgie’s mama
    2007-05-18 14:39:02
    Toi all the have medical problems (including my mom) May God keep you safe in His hands and may his plans be shown to you!

    To those with emotional problems, May God heal

    And Good morning Alex Happy Friday!!!

  48. Avatar of Bogman,  Clark and Andy's mama 2/27 Florida georgie's mama

    Sorry I forgot to add the rest.

    To all the have medical problems (including my mom) May God keep you safe in His hands and may his plans be shown to you!

    To those with emotional problems, May God heal your hearts

    To everyone else, May God lead you. He doesn’t give you more than you can handle.

  49. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    A breakfast addition…

    Cream Cheese and Chive Scrambled Eggs

    Cream cheese is the secret ingredient to ultra-moist scrambled eggs that stay fluffy and tender when served buffet-style; they’ll keep up to 30 minutes in a covered chafing dish. If you can’t find chives, use finely chopped green onions.

    8 eggs
    3 tablespoons milk
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons regular or reduced-fat cream cheese, cut up
    2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

    1. Whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper in medium bowl until well-blended but not foamy.

    2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; pour in eggs. Cook, stirring slowly and constantly, until soft curds begin to form, 1 to 2 minutes. Add cream cheese; cook and stir 3 to 6 minutes or until soft fluffy curds form. Stir in chives.

    4 servings

  50. Andi

    XD I so needed to see that right now.

    Mowgli – great name for an adorable kitty! (It’s from The Jungle Book.)

    Just please, please, know where Mowgli is before you take out the trash! He’s running the risk of getting thrown out with the trash there.

    BTW: Lloyd Alexander dead at 83 :(

  51. Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

    Thought for the day (seen on a t-shirt at my daughter’s athletic physical)

    “A smile is a crooked line that sets things straight.” :-D

    Which reminds me: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE STRAIT!!!!

  52. smellycatslaw in MA

    Mowgli is the cutest! I just want to cuddle him. How I miss having a kitten around. They are sooo funny and curious about everything.

  53. Avatar of Lynn from PA 6/8 Lynn from PA

    What a cute orange tabby! Funny shot! May I have some bacon please? Are there any delightful drinks for this Friday? I’ll bring pretzels from the Philly soft pretzel factory. They’re the best.

    Instinct and Intuition, you have a beautiful cat family. Good morning, Alex! Hope school went well this week for you!

  54. Avatar of rowan rowan

    goodness, Mowgli isn’t fussy about where he plays! that’s too cute. happy friday to all :)

  55. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **How to Deal with Other People’s Pets**

    Your friend thinks her Saint Bernard is cute and cuddly. You, however, consider the dog a dead ringer for Stephen King’s Cujo — pure evil on a leash. Here’s how to deal with your friend and with man’s best friend, at her house or yours.

    If you’re visiting a friend who has a dog: Make a preemptive call to let your host know your canine-related concerns. “It’s best to explain beforehand that you are allergic to or afraid of dogs, say how sorry you are, and ask that the pet be put in another room,” says Honore Ervin, co-author of More Things You Need to Be Told (Berkley, $10, http://www.amazon.com).

    If a friend drops in with a dog: “It’s just as inappropriate to bring a sweet Chihuahua in a handbag as it is to bring a vicious pit bull,” says Ervin. If you’re uncomfortable having a dog in your house, it’s OK to tell the pet’s owner as much and schedule another (petless) social visit.

    If a dog catches you off guard anywhere: “Refrain from sudden movements, and extend your hand so the animal can sniff it and see you aren’t afraid, even if you are,” says Jeanna Rosen, owner of Exclusive Dog Training, in New York City. Take responsibility for your own discomfort, advises Ervin.

    Written by Pilar Guzman

    • Avatar of paulajeanne paulajeanne

      Knuckles only please!

    • Avatar of JoanfromNewJersey Joan from New Jersey

      Only problem is that I extended my hands, expecting the dog to jump (I’m not really a dog person, nothing personal dog lovers), the dog ran straight into me and bit, injuring both legs. Thank goodness I wasn’t sitting down. The dog was hyper to begin with, and my neighbor and I didn’t see this coming. Turns out the dog had bitten others.

  56. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Pet Peeve: A neighbor’s kid is kicking your pet or pulling its tail.

    What to Do: “Be the voice of the voiceless,” says Angeli, “and tell the child that what he is doing is cruel and wrong — and against the law.” Kids might not get the message right away, so say something like “If I pulled your hair, it would hurt you, and that’s how it feels to the cat. Try petting him nicely — like this — instead.” Show the child how to pet the animal properly. Also, consider the child’s age: There is obviously a big difference between a toddler pulling a fluffy tail and an older child knowingly harming a living creature. Talk to the child’s parents, suggests Angeli, because young people who are cruel to animals have shown a tendency to become troubled — even dangerous — adults.

  57. Avatar of rainingwolf Rainingwolf in Oregon

    http://www.arcamax.com/catsanddogs/galpic-26901?galfilter=rainingwolf%40gmail%2ecom
    Please go to the site and vote for my Redford! (He is too humble to say it, but I will–He deserves to win Cat of the Day! Thanks! :-)

  58. Prillysmom

    Beautiful fuzzy creamsicle!!!

  59. Prillysmom

    I made up a Catster page for one of my cats, Josie. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make my name come up pink on this board!!

    Anyway, I just added the URL to her page.

    • Avatar of Kitten Whisperer in Oregon (8/27) Kitten Whisperer

      When I clicked on your name, I got sent to the Daily Kitten archive. Could you put the web address for Josie’s catster page in the URI box when you sign onto the Daily Kitten? I’d love to see Josie!

  60. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Man in deep doo-doo over ticket protest**
    Thu May 17, 8:16 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Minn. – An man who allegedly included dog feces along with his payment for a parking ticket has been charged with disorderly conduct. The 22-year-old man was charged with the misdemeanor May 11 in a criminal complaint filed in Mower County District Court.

    The man’s vehicle was ticketed on April 18 while it was parked in front of his residence. He put an envelope containing his payment and dog feces in a drop box at the law enforcement center, the complaint stated.

    On April 25, an office employee for the Austin Police Department smelled a rank odor as she gathered envelopes from the box. Opening the envelopes, the woman noticed one leaking a brown fluid, which got onto her hands and her desk, according to the complaint.

    The next morning the woman awoke with a headache and vomited repeatedly. She was hospitalized for about two days with an undetermined illness.

    The man allegedly admitted putting his dog’s feces in the envelope because he was upset at the time, the complaint stated. He told police he immediately regretted doing it because he realized a secretary would probably open it.

    The man has been summoned to appear in court June 15.

  61. Avatar of KathyinsmalltownNY Kathy in small town NY

    MY LAUGH FOR THE DAY!! THANKS FOR SUCH A CUTE PICTURE :)

  62. Tessa, NYC

    Seeing little Mowgli in the garbage pail next to the scoop reminded me of what my cat, Anna, did after she was spayed. Because I was told by the vet to use shredded newspaper in the litter box for the first few days, I emptied what had been a whole litter box full of unused cat litter into one of those big, black trash bags. Then I left it in the bathroom because I was going to put it back in the litter box when I no longer had to use the newspaper. But, at one point, I walked into the bathroom and out jumped Anna from the plastic garbage bag. Of course, she scared the bejeezus out of me, but apparently that shredded newspaper just didn’t meet her standards.

    • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

      That is so funny! When I had Juliet spayed, the vet told me to use shredded newspaper, as well. Juliet had other ideas–she pooped on my bathroom rug and completely folded it over the evidence! I must admit she had admirable folding skills…

  63. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **How to Thaw a Frozen Computer**

    Try to force-quit out of the programs you’re using by holding down the option + apple + escape keys (Mac) or control + alt + delete (PC). If that doesn’t work, turn your computer off—by holding the power button down for 10 seconds—and then leave it off for at least a minute, says computer technician Karen Simon of PC Tech Associates, in Santa Monica. If you’re on a laptop (and the steps above don’t solve your problem), try unplugging the computer’s power cord from the wall and then removing the battery from the machine. Wait about 10 seconds, put the battery back in, plug in the computer, and turn it back on. You may lose any changes in the files you were working on—which might happen even with an expert’s help—but your computer should run normally.
    Pros Charge: $75 or more.
    DIY Cost: None.

    • The CatWrangler from Louisiana

      JCL

      Thanks, Dee. That’s great advice — especially for folks like me who operate a Mac. (Even though I’m using a PC while on vacation at a library here in Arkansas.)

  64. mayra

    What are you doing in the wastebasket, Mowgli? That’s no place for you. Here, let me hold you and kiss your nose and scratch your little ears. (Just don’t tell my kitties at home.)

  65. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Did anyone see the season finale of “The Office?” Very funny! Yay for Jim and Pam!

  66. Avatar of GreatDane Great Dane

    Anyone know where Huddy’s Mamma is?

  67. Avatar of ILoveMyCats ILoveMyCats in TX

    Oh! Cute kitty!!!
    My Calli loves to play in the office trash can.

  68. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Hotel Reservation: Floor For Women Only**
    New Hotel To Open In September

    POSTED: 8:46 am EDT May 17, 2007
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — No men allowed.

    That will be the rule on the the entire 19th floor of a new J.W. Marriott hotel being built in Grand Rapids, Mich.

    A lounge at the hotel also will be reserved for women only when the hotel opens in September.

    Spokeswoman Andrea Groom said more than half of all business travelers are women.

    She told The Grand Rapids Press that they want be able to relax over a drink without getting hit on by guys.

    The women-only rooms will have distaff-specific amenities such as special hair dryers, bath products, jewelry holders and chenille throws.

    But the businesswomen will have to pay for the privilege. Rooms on the women-only floor will be about $30 more than the usual rate.

    • Avatar of 2 Popoki One Popoki in AZ

      Hmmm…. I thougt women were fighting to be treated as equals with me in the work place. This, as stated, is an extension of the work place — i.e. business trip. Is this not going backwards???

    • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

      Not to mention the additional cost for the dry cleaning… :roll:

    • Avatar of Caddycat Caddycat in NJ

      Talk about screwy ideas
      When I was working in Germany a few years ago, I came across a parking lot that had an area designated ‘Frauen-park’ (translated: women’s parking). This was an area very close to the exits and elevators. Well I thought that was a little sexist and asked my colleagues about it. They told me that they had a few women attacked there. A thought came to mind (a little sick I must admit) By putting all the women’s parking together, wouldn’t that give the perpetrator a place for ‘one-stop-shopping’?

      Although if they had put up some cameras it probably would have been a better deterrent.

      • Avatar of Instinct Instinct

        No, Caddycat, your right. I read an article here about a shopping center trying the same thing and I had the same reaction.

        It’s inaine ideas that really accomplish nothing but they “feel good” for doing something about the problem.

        If they want women to be safe when shopping (or work, whatever) give them all stun guns and cans of mace.

    • Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

      It’s probably more of a safety issue.

  69. Avatar of sparkdragonfly dragonfly-Canada

    The things kittens get into. Mowgli i’m sure brightens anyones day with that cuteness.

  70. Avatar of Lara Lara

    What a cutie!!! It looks like an icki-poo place for him to be digging around though… ACK!

  71. Daz

    Is it just me, or is there a s**t covered litter box scoop in there with that kitten….? :-S

  72. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Very interesting article!**’I'm Hungry All the Time’
    City Councilman Uses Food Stamps to Raise Awareness About Nutrition Among the Poor**
    http://abcnews.go.com/WN/story?id=3186054&page=1

  73. Prillysmom

    I think I got this Catster thing down now!

    (Fingers crossed)

  74. Madcatz

    I am usually at work this time of day and I don’t have access to the internet while working. I usually read the post daily. Just never post. I think that Mowgli is the sweetest. You just never know what you will find in the trash…

  75. Avatar of rsmalleymemphisautoauctionco KITTYPAW IN MEMPHIS

    Is anyone else having problems with the site today or is it just me? I’ve been “kicked off” a couple of time when entering a comment and when I come back the comments are on top of each other. I keep having to log off then log back on a couple of times before I can read the comments or post again. It’s doing it now in fact so I’ll log off and back on and see if it works. Kittenmaster?

  76. Avatar of Kitten Whisperer in Oregon (8/27) Kitten Whisperer

    I frequently have problems with comments coming up on top of each other but I am able to straigten them out by hitting the “refresh” icon on the screen.

    • Avatar of rsmalleymemphisautoauctionco KITTYPAW IN MEMPHIS

      Thanks Kitten Whisperer. That sounds faster than logging off and on. I like your screen name. My family and friends call me the Cat Whisperer. Best compliment I’ve ever had!

      • Avatar of Kitten Whisperer in Oregon (8/27) Kitten Whisperer

        I must confess that my husband is really the kitten whisperer in our home. I work full time, but he is retired and home a lot. When we first got our kittens (littermates) I told him I wanted “lap kitties.” He dutifully took many naps with them during the day in his big easy chair with Digit and Furl on his chest or lap. Very cute sight when I got home from work! :-)

    • Avatar of Sheba's Mom in Phoenix, AZ 10/8 Shebas Mom In Phoenix, AZ

      Just hit the refresh button when that happens.

  77. Avatar of AliceInFlorida Alice In Florida

    Hey, Pipa’s Mom – Thanks for Sangria receipe – put a note back there to you also. Perhaps add to TDK Cook Book ?? I guess it’s evening for you now – didn’t see anything here from you today. Thanks again – will be trying soon with friends who usually make some for me – probably will pick the conac. Bye for now.

  78. Avatar of AngusMom Angus' Mommy

    Hey guys…Everybody who sent me an invitation on Catster should have gotten my reply.

    Thanks for saying he’s beautiful…I think so. Love him to pieces…My residents at the nursing home do as well. Taking him there today since it’s my day off.

    Today’s kitten is sooooooo cute. I’m just not partial to orange cats.
    I know I’m unpopular now which is fine. You will never find me with an orange cat. I’ve always had bad experiences with orange cats.

    The last one we had in the house, we cat sitting for my cousin, and she peed EVERYWHERE and wouldn’t stop. I realize it’s not her fault but it was still annoying.

    Hehe!!! I almost threw in a few expletives…It’s the French in me!!! Caught myself and remembered that kids might be reading this.

    • Avatar of Mary in Maryland Mary in Maryland

      I had a bad experience with an orange cat also. We were cat sitting at our house and a friend wanted to go away for the weekend and bring her “baby”. Her “baby” turned out to be a huge orange cat. She immediately went into the bathroom and took up residence in the bathtub. It was quite disconcerting doing your business with a growling cat in the tub. When her Mom got back she turned into a sweet purring baby and my mouth fell open. After a weekend of growling and hissing she turned into a complete love muffin for her mom.

      I have nothing against orange cats except for a long time I though they had bad attitudes.

      • smellycatslaw in MA

        It’s not just Orangies. Any cat brought into a strange environment with strange smells feels displaced and will go on the defensive. Poor thing was probably just scared (strange house, strange people) and purred away when Mommy came to get him.

  79. Avatar of AngusMom Angus' Mommy

    we were catsitting*

  80. Avatar of pinkycatakacaroline caroline

    He’s a cutie… Did he jump in the bin by himself? He must be a handful! :)

  81. MerD in CO

    What a contrasting difference, and ugly scooper next to the cutiest little feline!

    BTW-> Today is my daughters 12th Birthday, she is very excited and is planning a trip to six flags to celebrate.

  82. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    **Gorilla escapes and runs amok in Rotterdam zoo, injuring 4**
    http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/0518gorilla18-on.html

  83. Mowgli is a lovely lil orangie, even though the choice of playpen isn’t the best (yet)…

    Morning everyone, it is still morning isn’t it? Working midshift so who knows these days, plus its hot in Tucson (but not as hot as in Phoenix or Yuma I do admit). Thanks to everyone who have made the morning enjoyable reading, even with squinty oh-my-gawd-why-is-the-sunlight-shining-that-bright waking up thingie after 2 hrs sleep, lol. Oh yeah, woke up because I am hungry!

    Chester hope that everything goes well, you have mine & the horde’s headbonks

    • Avatar of Mary in Maryland Mary in Maryland

      What kind of despicable person would shoot a cat twice with an arrow! They need to catch this creep. And if it was my cat he would be an inside cat from them on.

    • Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

      I’m glad he’s okay. I like his moustache.

  84. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Alcohol will preserve anything but a secret.
    – American Proverb

    In vino veritas. (In wine there is truth.)
    – Pliny the Elder

  85. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    sweet, huh?

    “Nine lives added to my one life makes a perfect 10. –Unknown”

  86. Avatar of AngusMom Angus' Mommy

    There are some sick people out there

    When I had Slash between the ages of 15 and 19(me), my neighbour told me that if he caught Slash in his garden he was going to shoot him wih his shotgun. I told him if he did that, I would report him. I told him…Just turn the hose on my cat, no need for violence.

    Sheesh, some people have no sense whatsoever when it comes to animals.

  87. Avatar of Caddycat Caddycat in NJ

    What a lovely ginger jungle kit! Mowgli, you’re beautiful!

  88. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    “Outside of a cat, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a cat, it’s too dark to read. –Sign at Lilac Hedge Bookshop, Norwich, VT”

  89. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Has anyone here purchased a Roomba? Any comments?

  90. Avatar of CatRancher CatRancher from Iowa

    —-Hero Maine Coon Cat, Atticus, thwarts burglary attempt in East Moline, Illinois!— Courtney G., put her 6-year-old daughter, Lorna, to bed around 8:30, turned off the lights and went upstairs to watch a little TV from bed. Her husband wasn’t expected home until around 11 that night. About 9:30 p.m., one of her two cats, Atticus, came running up the steps and meowing as if in distress (he’s NOT a talker). He would look at her and then run to the top of the stairs look down and howl! She put the TV on mute, concerned that something was wrong with him. He kept meowing, almost frantic, and at his insistance she decided to go downstairs and see what was up. As she carefully went down staircase in the dark (she’s 8 months pregnant and the stairs are narrow and steep) she could hear what she thought was her other cat (Conan) scratching at the dining room window screen. She clapped her hands into the dark and yelled for him to stop and then heard someone running hard and fast outside, out of her yard and down the sidewalk. It wasn’t Conan, she later found him in the basement. Someone had been trying to cut the screen and enter the house. Courtney and Lorna are my daughter and granddaughter, and Atticus is a Maine Coon cat that I gave her as a kitten almost 3 years ago. If not for his insistance and caterwauling, she would not have investigated and frightened off the burglar. Atticus received a special dinner that night and the next and many pets from his humans. The windows are now kept shut, doors deadbolted and a security light was installed in the front. I love kitties, don’t you? AND they love us! Atticus is a true hero in my book!

    • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

      Oh, that is amazing, C/R! What a story! Atticus is such a hero! He’s a keeper, eh?!

      • Avatar of CatRancher CatRancher from Iowa

        Courtney was so unnerved she couldn’t sleep the rest of the night. She just said that his behavior and yowling was so bizarre and uncharacteristic of him that she knew something was wrong. She said he was like Lassie (ha-ha), and kept going to the top of the stairs like she was to follow…”Timmie’s in the well!” behavior. He’s a keeper!

        • Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

          That is so cool! Emily and Gabriel would have ran and hid under the bed and MY Atticus would have waited until the bad guy opened up the window in order to escape and run around the neighborhood!

          • Avatar of CatRancher CatRancher from Iowa

            Yup…under the beds with my kitties! Or they’d ask the burglar to top off their kibble before they leave!

    • Avatar of TheArcalian Arcalian

      That is AWESOME! Guard cat!

      Though it is fitting that a Maine Coon would fill that role, no?

    • Avatar of gatakitty Ginny in Cat Spring

      A couple of years ago, I remember hearing about a cat who woke up its owners and foiled a break-in. The family’s Rottweiler was found peacefully sleeping in the garage, blissfully ignorant of the entire fiasco.

      • Avatar of CatRancher CatRancher from Iowa

        My daughter says that their dog — a Cairn-Poo? — Izzy slept throughout the whole ordeal…., but she was in a back bedroom with Lorna. As for Conan, her other cat, he was in the basement and she figured he’d run down there when the bad man approached the window. They usually sleep on the open window sills to watch the local wild life. Foxes, racoons and deer are common sitings in their neighborhood.

    • Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

      I thought I remembered his name! That boy deserves a hero’s dinner!

    • Avatar of miu miu

      Atticus deserves a medal! The hero might prefer treats though.

  91. Avatar of TheArcalian Arcalian

    Recycling conscious FUZZ

  92. Avatar of brandilee Brandi .....

    HEY ALL !!! well spent a good part of today at the obgyn……….I got to see both my grandbabies on ultrasound,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it was so cool………………..Josh is home for a short visist, in fact he turned 21 yesterday……….what a long day that was lol…………………he leaves on sunday and its off to iraq shortly after………………………

  93. hi everyone,just checking to see if you all are ok.my prayers are with everyone that needs them.little creamsickle in the waste basket,how cute.

    • The CatWrangler from Louisiana

      JCL

      Thank you for including all of us in your prayers, and we’ll certainly keep you in ours!

  94. The CatWrangler from Louisiana

    JCL

    That reminds me…I’ve gotta take out the trash.

  95. Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

    So adorable! Here’s a funny:

    How its done:

    Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White
    House in D.C.

    One from New Jersey, another from Tennessee and the third,
    Florida. They go with a White House official to examine the fence.

    The Florida contractor takes out a tape measure and does some
    Measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I
    figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me.”

    The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring,
    then says, “I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me.”

    The New Jersey contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans
    over to the White House official and whispers, “$2,700.”

    The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even measure like
    the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”

    The New Jersey contractor whispers back, “$1,000 for me, $1,000
    for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence.”

    “Done!” replies the government official.

  96. ** Abby's Mom**

    Anyone knows where i can get a beautifull loving cat about 1 year old……a female very affectionnate and fully vaccinate/////:lol:

    • Avatar of artistabobbi TX 1/17 artistabobbi fm TX

      Try CFA and TICA for Maine Coon breaders. Many times they have an older kitten or cat that never got sold, or is a retired breeder that they want to place in a good home.

      • Avatar of artistabobbi TX 1/17 artistabobbi fm TX

        I was thinking Maine Coon, but any breeder could be a good choice.
        And I forgot to mention your own local vet.

    • me i have one check my cats page just click on my name .princess a calico is availableeven if it don’t say so just to busy to update her page yet.

  97. ** Abby's Mom**

    any one has a main coon age 1 years old for me ???? i want an affectionnate cat adult but fully vaccinated

  98. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    The latest Itchmo news…

    NEW RECALLS: More Recalls from Chenango Valley Pet Foods
    May 18th, 2007

    Last night, there were recalls of Lick Your Chops and Evolve made by
    Chenango Valley Pet Foods, and there’s more to add to that list.
    According to a FDA press release dated 5/17/07, here is a list of recalls of
    dry pet food from Chenango Valley Pet Foods (this list even includes
    ferret food now):

    * DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH LAMB & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT DOG
    FOOD, NET WT. 6 LBS. (UPC 25141 28244), 15 LBS. (25141 30074), and 30
    LBS. (UPC 25141 06043); Date Codes: Best By Feb 09 09 and Best By Feb 26
    09;
    * SHOP RITE REDI-MIXT DOG FOOD FOR DOGS, NET WT. 25 LB. (UPC
    41190 00555), Date Code: Code C7107;
    * LICK YOUR CHOPS KITTEN & CAT FOOD, NET WEIGHT 4 LBS. (UPC
    32976 25915), and 18 LBS. (UPC 32976 25925); Date Code: Best Used By April
    29 08; [We posted this recall last night]
    * SHEP chunk style dog food, NET WT. 20 LBS. (UPC 41498 14142);
    Date Code: Best By March 14 08;
    * 8 in 1 Ferret ULTRA-BLEND ADVANCED NUTRITION DIET, NET WT. 20
    LBS, UPC 26851 00413, Code: C7072;
    * Bulk Lamb & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food, Date Code: Feb 09,
    08, sold to one consignee SmartPak.
    * Health Diet Cat Food Chicken & Rice Dinner NET WT. 1.81 kg/4
    LB (UPC 78198 01594), 4 kg/8.8 LB (UPC 78198 01599), and 8 kg/17.6 LB
    (UPC 78198 01585); Code C7072;
    * EVOLVE KITTEN FORMULA, NET WT. 3 LBS. (UPC 73657 00250) and 7
    LBS. (UPC 73657 00251); Date Code: Best Used By Sept 13 08. Evolve has
    recovered 99.5% of the product from its distributors and is working
    with dealers to recover the remaining inventory. [We posted this recall
    last night]

  99. Avatar of rainingwolf Rainingwolf in Oregon

    Oooo! Thanks for all who voted and are continuing to vote for my sweet creamsicle, Redford! (He is especially pleased that some want him to run for President! ) He feels the current administration is a CATastrophy and he would make a PURRfect candidate! Love and head bonks to all (and this is one time it is okay to vote more than once!) **wink, wink**

  100. Avatar of CatRancher CatRancher from Iowa

    Mowgli — get outta there, dude! There’s nothing left in the bag to recycle!

  101. Tina

    what’s all over the shovel?

  102. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Red Rooster

    1 serving

    INGREDIENTS
    1 cup ice cubes
    2 fluid ounces vodka
    4 fluid ounces cranberry juice
    1/2 fluid ounce orange juice

    DIRECTIONS
    Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in vodka. Fill glass to 3/4 full with cranberry juice. Top with orange juice. Stir.

  103. Avatar of Dee from Tampa Dee from Tampa

    Kittenmaster: I think I have a post or two out there….Thanks.

  104. Avatar of rocknrollgang Tinafish from the birthplace of Elvis

    I just love the orange kittens! I had one once named Trouble. But of course, he wasn’t any trouble. Sneaks off with the baby of the day since everyone is full of hotdogs and other goodies and lounging about not really paying attention. Come on little Mowgli, come with Tinafish to the land of Rock and Roll.

  105. Abby's Mom :lol:

    THE WEDDING TEST

    was a very happy man.My wonderful girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married. There was only one little thing bothering me…It was her beautiful younger sister.

    My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight miniskirts, and generally was bra-less. She would regularly bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a nice view. It had to be deliberate. Because she never did it when she was near anyone else.

    One day her “little” sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations. She was alone when I arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn’t overcome. She told me that she wanted me

    just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister Well, I was in total shock, and couldn’t say a word.She said, “I’m going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me.”

    I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs. I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight to the front door. I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car. Lo and behold, my entire future family was

    standing outside, clapping! With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law hugged me and said, “We are very happy that you have passed out little test. We couldn’t ask for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family.” And the moral of this story is:

    Always keep your condoms in your car.

  106. Purple & Bored XD

    Wow, what an exotic name! Mowgli…

  107. kitties4deb

    What a cute little one, he looks like he is having fun. Anything is fair game when it comes to playtime, they just don’t seem to care.

    My late Panda used to knock over the garbage can, then the dogs would drag it all out. Panda also would get into the scraps for the compost pile, she really liked pineapple and cantalope rinds. I really miss all her antics.

    Today my curious cat was Coconut. She jumped up on the door my daughter was painting and got all four feet covered with paint. Boy did she howl when we had to wash her feet. A few days ago she helped my daughter plant a strawberry jar. Coconut had a blast digging and was covered in potting soil. Looks like she is going to take Panda’s place.

  108. chester in NC

    Ya’ll ain’t going to believe this, because I don’t. I went all the way to Asheville & the surgeon walks in the room without examining me & looks at the chart & says why are you here? I tell him & he walks out of the room. Next thing I know a nurse comes in & says they were going to reschedule so they can do the procedure at a hospital instead of their office. So I get to wait till the 29th & go back. It has already been a long week. Can’t imagine what it’s going to be like for two weeks.

    • Avatar of 2 Popoki One Popoki in AZ

      OMG !!! Who scheduled you for the office in the first place? Oh… I’d be mad as h*ll…. I’m so sorry you had to go through all that. I think they should push to get you in sooner. Aww man…!! Positive light and energy continues to flow your way !!!

    • Avatar of rsmalleymemphisautoauctionco KITTYPAW IN MEMPHIS

      Chester – I am so sorry. To get all psyched out for this and then have to wait longer. I’ll pray for you. Maybe it’s for the best if they are not set up for the procedure in their office but I wouldn’t blame you for being upset. When I am delayed, even in traffic, I try very hard to assume that God has saved me from something. Like maybe being stuck in traffic saved me from being in the wrong place at the wrong time and being in an accident. I know traffic jams are not the same as your situation but maybe God gave the doctor the wisdom to change this surgery to a hospital setting for a reason. So pray and thank God for looking out for you and your doctor and then try to get some rest and do something fun and/or relaxing this weekend. Purrs and head butts from Juliette, Romeo, Socks, Annie and Jennie.

      • Avatar of 2 Popoki One Popoki in AZ

        OK.. Kittypaw had a more mellow /spiritual response than mine. After I calmed down, I’d have thought in her direction too. Just had to have that ‘strike the match’ flare up first.

    • Avatar of KitsRuleMe Elene in York, PA

      Chester, have a good cry of frustration and anger, and then try your best to find something to do that is mind consuming and fun. Maybe some good funny movies, like Monty Python’s Holy Grail or anything that creates a good belly laugh for you. Laughter really is the best medicine. Well, along with the apple a day too. :P

      We will all be here for you, and hopefully all the silly goings-on will help pass the time until the 29th.

    • Avatar of artistabobbi TX 1/17 artistabobbi fm TX

      That really sucks. So much for the caring touch of the medical field. Excluding all of you TDKers. I know that you really care.

    • Avatar of miu miu

      That’s really annoying. Try to make the best of it: relax and have some fun before the next appointment. We keep you in our prayers.

  109. Avatar of psychomama psychomama in calif.

    Got this off another forum.

    Gonna Be A Bear

    In this life I’m a woman. In my next life, I’d like to come back as a bear. When you’re a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that.

    Before you hibernate, you’re supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too.

    When you’re a girl bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you’re sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that.

    If you’re mama bear, everyone knows you mean business. You swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get out of line, you swat them too. I could deal with that.

    If you’re a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He EXPECTS that you have hairy legs and excess body fat.

    YUP, gonna be a bear!

    ——————————————————————————–

    • Avatar of artistabobbi TX 1/17 artistabobbi fm TX

      That’s funny. I always wanted to come back as one of my own fur babies, because I know what a cushy life they have.
      But the mama bear thing is something to think about. AND nobody messes with a bear (if they have any sense, that is!)

  110. Cory

    Too cute! But I would probably give Mowgli his first bath after that stunt.

  111. meow

    omg how funny!!! he’s too cute the lil’ stinker :)

  112. GrammyPammy

    I dont read thru all these post but once or twice a month but always enjoy and have a chuckle or two, get a new recipe and realize my life could be worse. Hubby and I separated, my Daisy Baby in my lap giving me love. Hubby’s cat still doesnt like me. Maybe he will come home to the cat. xo

    • MerD in Colorado

      Well at least you get to visit every now and then, better than not at all. Hope you enjoyed the latest and greatest cook book :-D

    • Avatar of feral susie in california

      –Welcome GrammyPammy–Sorry to hear of the separation. Maybe Hubby will come around. They never really know what they have till it’s gone. Prayers to you that he’ll wake up & see that. Purrs & head bunts to your fuzzies

    • Avatar of miu miu

      Welcome, GrammyPammy! Does your Hubby know how much you miss him? Join our discussions. We can share your joys and sorrows.

      • GrammyPammy

        not sure if he knows, his sister said he thought i was not open to talking it out, but i so am, but…the way HIS lawyer has things in court, we cant call each other right now, so …he will have to see that the lawyer is just taking his money..he will have to learn to follow his heart and leave the money out of it, that is part of what brought us to this, his worry over how to spend the moneys..3rd marriage for me and i feel so betrayed…boo hoo, i am goingout to get some sun today…this is too much.

  113. Avatar of feral susie in california

    –I read a couple of posts the other day about giving cats distilled water. Call me dumb,but I’ve only known distilled water to be put in your steam irons????????

    • Avatar of hadleyinnc Hadley in NC

      Distilled water in steam irons is only one use for it.
      Distilled water is pure water and helps to prevent
      kidney stones in cats and humans. Cars that have
      the battery open for water is also supposed to
      have distilled water. Most car batteries are sealed
      on the top today.

  114. Laffytaffy

    redface sooooooooooooo cute

  115. Jason in Illinois

    She’s saying “I IS NOT TRASH!”

    Throwaway pets is such a tragedy. ;)

  116. Maia

    Seriously seriously cute, but what the hell is on that blue thing in the bin with the kitten? Looks a little on the disgusting side…

  117. alysha j

    AAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEE she is so cute and just AWE AWE AWE AWE AWE AWE AWE AWE AWE

  118. Cheri

    TOO CUTE!

  119. Conor

    KITTENSSS!!!!!!! HOORAY KITTENS!

  120. Desire

    Cutie Pie

  121. lucy

    my kitten is cuorius also i dont know her yet but i love your cat :)

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