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derling-darlest:

factsinallcaps:

thankyouforyourcooperation:

factsinallcaps:

CATS HAVE LIMITED OBJECT PERMANENCE AND DON’T ALWAYS UNDERSTAND THAT TWO DIFFERENT DOORS CAN LEAD TO THE SAME ROOM

#SO IS THIS WHY MY CATS ASK TO BE LET IN BECAUSE IT’S RAINING #AND THEN IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE OTHER DOOR AND ASK TO BE LET OUT AGAIN? 

YUP, THAT’S WHY. CATS ARE BIG DUMMIES AND OFTEN SEE NO REASON WHY TWO DIFFERENT DOORS SHOULD LEAD TO THE SAME PLACE, SO THEY FIGURE THEY’LL CHECK IF IT’S ALSO RAINING IN THE OTHER OUTSIDE BEHIND THE OTHER DOOR. 

WHEN THE PROPRIETOR OF THIS BLOG WAS A CHILD, THE KITCHEN LED INTO THE DINING ROOM, WHICH LED INTO THE LIVING ROOM, WHICH LEAD INTO THE FRONT HALLWAY, WHICH LED BACK INTO THE KITCHEN, SO WHEN THE CATS WERE HUNGRY, THEY WOULD CHECK THEIR BOWLS, SEE THAT THEY WERE EMPTY, AND WALK ALL THE WAY AROUND THE HOUSE TO SEE IF THE OTHER BOWLS IN THE OTHER KITCHEN WERE ALSO EMPTY.

Cats are so cute. And apparently also think they’re time travellers… or living in spaces akin to Howl’s Moving Castle. Learning this just made them that more awesome.

(via ryttu3k)

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Danish zoo kills four healthy lions

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Lion populations in the wild are in freefall yet the institutions which claim to be saving them through captive breeding programs are killing perfectly healthy animals-simply because they are surplus to requirements.

If this zoo knew they were receiving a new male lion, why did they allow the older animals to breed in the first place? This zoo either seems to very careless when breeding their animals or….more likely, they wanted the income cute baby animals generate and are now then disposing of them now they are no longer useful.

This behaviour is sickening. I can understand the whole arguments about limited resources, space and maintaining genetic health. But I also believe that we have a duty of care towards the animals we hold captive. A duty to ensure they live in comfort and safety till the end of their natural lives.

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pangurbanthewhite:

8bitrevolver:

This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

God, this. I used to work for a foster cat organization, and we got all types. There was one with a neurological problem that I particularly adored - poor Mitzi. She was the sweetest, most affectionate thing, but she just couldn’t be picked up. She’d suffered some kind of head trauma that left her with no equilibrium, so she’d freak out. Never got adopted while I was there. Same with an old, one-eyed guy who was really quiet and patient and sweet. Hell, another eight year-old we had mostly had a problem of being pretty massive, but he only ever had one taker, and they had to give him back because their dogs unexpectedly freaked out.

I hope to one day be financially well off enough to give even a few of these guys the happy life they deserve. A friend of Mom’s actually did have a cat that was missing a leg, but you’d be hard pressed to find a sweeter lap cat.

(via ryttu3k)

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akumuhana:

andrewkohen:

The background here: my girlfriend had a 1944 dollhouse that she grew up with, and acquired bits of ‘furniture’ to make the experience more real. We were just down at her mom’s place for the holidays and, feeling nostalgic, she set up the bedroom. Her cat, Sunny, being the quirky thing that she is, finds new things interesting and manifests this curiosity by lying on them. These pics capture that moment: a small doll house bedroom with a gigantic Maine Coon, head resting on the pillow and everything. The first pic caught her getting comfortable, with her tongue just sticking out of her mouth.

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Im trying to mentally judge the scale of this dollhouse and

I cant

It’s too big but not big enough or its a tiny cat

I dont know

Most of the “big” furniture pictured like the bed, the wardrobe, and the nightstand comes from the American Girl doll line for “Molly.” Those dolls are at least 13 inches so it’s feasible that a gigantic cat could fit on the bed pretty snuggly. 

(Source: la-pitonisa-tropical, via broken-ice)

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