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Because they are cute little assholes. That's why.

Cats Knocking Shit Over. [slyt | via]
posted by quin on Aug 6, 2014 - 57 comments

"I see you're using the clever 'not moving' ploy..."

Kitten vs Statue. [slyt | cute]
posted by quin on Jul 26, 2014 - 42 comments

Stay. Stay. Nope! Nope! Nope! Nope! NOPE!

Pets Interrupting Yoga. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jul 12, 2014 - 24 comments

The Beastmasters

GQ visits the Cute Animal Viral Machine at the heart of Buzzfeed. "One joke in the BuzzFeed offices is that no one employed there can quite explain to their parents what exactly it is they do. To those parents, I would like to say: I can't entirely explain it, either, but whatever it is, these men and women are so fucking good at it. They have thought hard about who looks at what and why. Jack has done entire studies on why cats have triumphed over dogs on the Internet. (The answer involves 'path dependency,' the fancy economics term for when one product, like VHS, conquers another equally legitimate one, like Betamax.) He can tell you with some certainty that a reader of BuzzFeed is equally inclined to click on a photo of a dog or a cat—but that he or she is significantly more likely to share the photo of the cat with others. (Why? 'Totally non-data-driven theory is that dogs are trying too hard,' Jack says.)"
posted by bl1nk on Mar 20, 2014 - 24 comments

That's why you don't let the puppy sleep on your head

22 Adorable Before And After Pictures Of Animals Growing Up [more inside]
posted by Lexica on Feb 25, 2014 - 47 comments

Do cats love us back?

A researcher at the University of Lincoln tests whether cats form secure attachments in the same way human babies or dogs do. [SLYT] [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Dec 14, 2013 - 171 comments

"There are many species in the asshole kingdom."

Animals have tempers. Bad tempers. And they want what they want. And there are animated gifs to prove it.
posted by Mezentian on Nov 28, 2013 - 16 comments

Puppies, Puppies, Puppies, Puppies, PUPPIES!

Known primarily for their kitty, puppy, and owl cams, The Pet Collective has also created some entertaining music and film parodies featuring primarily cats and dogs. Among the best of their music parodies are Royals (with a very weird final scene), Wake Me Up, Thrift Shop, Roar, Wrecking Ball, and We Can’t Stop. Among the better movie parodies are Star Wars, Hunger Games, and Jaws
posted by Toekneesan on Nov 15, 2013 - 10 comments

Cats Stealing Dog Beds

Cats Stealing Dog Beds [slyt]
posted by tonycpsu on Oct 15, 2013 - 55 comments

"GET BACK HERE RIGHT NOW YOUNG MAN."

Wrangling yellow, peeping kittens: A mother cat caring for some ducklings. [more inside]
posted by quin on Aug 26, 2013 - 31 comments

But does the dog die?

Do you turn off Old Yeller before the end so you can pretend that he lived a long and happy life? Did a cute pet on a movie poster make you think it would be a fun comedy but it turned out to be a pet-with-a-terminal-illness tearjerker instead? Are you unable to enjoy the human body count in a horror movie because you're wondering whether the dog's going to kick the bucket? Have you ever Googled "Does the [dog/cat/horse/Klingon targ] die in [movie title]?" If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then welcome - DoestheDogDie.com is here for you! [more inside]
posted by jedicus on May 29, 2013 - 142 comments

"I will keep stepping on your head till you leave my kittens alone."

Brave Chihuahua protects Kittens from Evil Puppy. [slyt | cute]
posted by quin on May 21, 2013 - 59 comments

The Human's Mistake was Believing that the Ice Cream was Ever His.

Kitten Eats Ice Cream. [slyt | cute]
posted by quin on May 17, 2013 - 76 comments

"Peaches the Cat is Kind of a Dick"

Peaches the cat and Lucky the one eared dog battle in slow motion. [slyt | via]
posted by quin on May 14, 2013 - 44 comments

More evidence that cats can sleep anywhere at any time.

Cat sleeps on its head. [slyt]
posted by quin on Apr 11, 2013 - 41 comments

DENIED!

Goalie Cat is keeping you from scoring. [slyt]
posted by quin on Apr 1, 2013 - 14 comments

AMBUSH!

Cat Assassin [slyt | cute]
posted by quin on Mar 28, 2013 - 36 comments

Mass Hysteria

Cat leads dog home by its leash. [slyt | via]
posted by quin on Mar 27, 2013 - 35 comments

A Wild Cat x A Domestic Cat = A Hybrid Cat

A Serval x Domestic Cat = Savannah Cat
Where F=generations from wild. F1 through F3 are not recommended as pets. F4 are considered loyal and well-behaved, like dogs.

An Asian Leopard Cat x A Domestic Cat = A Bengal Cat
Named after the Leopard Cat’s species, P. bengalensis, not the distant Tiger relative

A Bengal Cat x Oriental Shorthair = A Serengeti Cat
Looks like a small Serval, but no Serval bloodline, fully domesticated. See also the Toyger and the Cheetoh [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Feb 16, 2013 - 62 comments

This is no domestic moggy.

Earthflight is a BBC nature documentary narrated by David Tennant that takes a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experiences some of the world's greatest natural spectacles from a bird's-eye view. There are some full episodes up on YouTube (including South America, Africa, and the Making Of), but in particular these two clips caught my eye: Feral Cat Hunting and Peregrine Falcon Hunting.
posted by lazaruslong on Feb 14, 2013 - 9 comments

Next up: Kido shills to fleece a mark.

Kido the Kitty playing (and winning) the shell game [slyt]
posted by quin on Jan 16, 2013 - 16 comments

OMG Kitties

Cheetahs off-leash at a racetrack. (Spoiler: the cheetahs catch the lure.)
posted by asperity on Dec 17, 2012 - 36 comments

The Peaceable Kingdom

Marc Morrone is a pet shop owner from the Bronx who spun a small cable-access show about pet care into a Martha Stewart Omnimedia-backed pet-advice career. But he first became known for his call-in show in which he gave advice while surrounded by a menagerie of moving, falling, pooping animals.
posted by The Whelk on Sep 27, 2012 - 20 comments

In Soviet Russia... something something... cats are lazy.

Apathetic cat carried home by enthusiastic dog. [slyt]
posted by quin on Jul 31, 2012 - 27 comments

PHOTON PUSH-PULL RADIATION DETECTOR FOR USE IN CHROMATICALLY SELECTIVE CAT FLAP CONTROL AND 1000 MEGATON EARTH-ORBITAL PEACE-KEEPING BOMB

PHOTON PUSH-PULL RADIATION DETECTOR FOR USE IN CHROMATICALLY SELECTIVE CAT FLAP CONTROL AND 1000 MEGATON EARTH-ORBITAL PEACE-KEEPING BOMB by prolific inventor Arthur Paul Pedrick [more inside]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on May 4, 2012 - 38 comments

Bookstore cats

Bookstore Cats from Different Parts of the World [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Feb 4, 2012 - 78 comments

Other Noises Include Roaring, Chuffing, and... Miscellaneous

Do tigers, lions, leopards and other species of big cats purr like domestic cats? - Big Cat Rescue takes a look at this surprisingly complicated question.
posted by quin on Feb 3, 2012 - 18 comments

Also: Lions, Tigers, and Even a Bear

Sharon Montrose does lovely, wonderful, and sometimes whimsical portrait photography of rescued baby animals. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jan 30, 2012 - 14 comments

Maine Coon boil

Maine Coon boil (SLYT)
posted by Trurl on Jul 14, 2011 - 104 comments

Dogs and cats drinking together... mass hysteria!

Dogs do drink like cats. Proved by Science!
posted by Trurl on May 26, 2011 - 23 comments

Shooting cats with a chronophotographic gun

Do cats always land on their feet? No. Unless...
posted by furtive on May 11, 2011 - 37 comments

‘The Last Photograph of Cat’

The Last Photograph of Cat. MeFi’s own RJ Reynolds proves that, in hands like his, it is indeed possible to memorialize one’s beloved pet with restraint and humour yet no loss of feeling. [more inside]
posted by joeclark on Mar 3, 2011 - 88 comments

The World's Oldest Cat?

She is a bit deaf but she still hunts mice in the garden. Her name is Lucy. Her family says she is 39 years old, and is the oldest cat in the world. She does look a bit saggy. How long will your cat live?
posted by longsleeves on Jan 9, 2011 - 96 comments

Ouch! Poor Baby

Animals With Casts has everything from a wrinkly mutt with his hind legs supported by a homemade PVC pipe wheelchair, to an elephant with an enormous leg cast, to a turtle with two wheels attached to its shell, to a baby kangaroo with its hind legs wrapped up. But please don't go breaking your pet's leg just to get in the lineup.
posted by netbros on Jul 30, 2009 - 19 comments

A nation and its moral progress can be judged by the manner in which its animals are treated

Bay Area resident Michelle Hamilton has been adopting and caring for dozens of abandoned and neglected animals in the past decade, racking up tens of thousands of dollars in debt. To call this a "predicament" for Hamilton is a little misleading. She sees only one option when faced with the choice of paying for the care or treatment for an animal in need: she pays, regardless of cost.
posted by porn in the woods on Mar 16, 2009 - 45 comments

Not Your Mama's LOL Catz

The title says it all: Pets Who Want To Kill Themselves.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Feb 7, 2009 - 32 comments

OMNOMNOMNOM

The Noisy Drinking Cat. More videos of animals having fun. Who says that animals don't experience pleasure? [Scroll down for some of the interesting things animals enjoy.] Love Songs Bring Pleasure to Bird Brains. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Oct 26, 2008 - 41 comments

No real issues. Just stuff and nonsense

Nothing To Do With Arbroath [more inside]
posted by jtron on Feb 29, 2008 - 5 comments

Working Cats in NYC

Working Class Cats documents the lives of gainfully employed felines in NYC. There is, of course, some controversy. [via]
posted by milquetoast on Dec 22, 2007 - 36 comments

Cats and War

What Cats Know About War. A reporter adopts cats to reconnect with life amid unremitting death. [Via linkfilter.] [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Oct 14, 2007 - 30 comments

pet pathos

50 animals in casts. nuff said. (via mira y calla)
posted by madamjujujive on Mar 1, 2006 - 25 comments

I've Got Cats

I've Got Cats - (In the tradition of MeFi cat links since Day One) - Can his server withstand the attack?  
posted by spock on Aug 3, 2005 - 5 comments

cat-snorting.com

kontraband.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their noses, or why.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 19, 2005 - 21 comments

Nathalia Edenmont!

At first glance it would seem to be something one would find in some photoshop gallery. But then one finds out that she has been forced to justify her work, for they are pictures of freshly killed animals. Much to the dislike of some craigslistians. With the growing uproar, there is even a petition going around (though petitions like that are hardly rare.) Is this a work of someone seeking attention through offending people? Or someone unable to use photoshop? Whatever the case, I’m sure PETA will join in. . . . Wait, it has.
posted by TwelveTwo on Jan 10, 2005 - 90 comments

Love

Cat + Rabbit != Love
Flash movie.
posted by Mwongozi on Apr 17, 2004 - 19 comments

The Killing Of Civet Cats

Is It Politically Incorrect To Decry The Eating And Killing Of Civet Cats? Is Western consciousness of hypocrisy (due to the enormous number of animals we kill for food) preventing us from criticizing countries, like China, where practically all animals are eaten? Is sentimentality and the protection of animals we regard as cute better than having no qualms at all? I'm sure that the ratio of animals killed-per-capita is higher in the West than in China. Is there any moral difference? Probably not. Why, then, is it so shocking?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 19, 2004 - 24 comments

And they say cats can't be trained!

My Cat Annie is a website with several quick adorable videos (in Flash format) of the owner's cat doing ridiculous cat tricks.
posted by jonson on Jan 11, 2004 - 27 comments

Here kitty, kitty.

Fucked up cats. Including but not limited to winged, extra-toed, and dwarf cats.
posted by angry modem on Jul 10, 2003 - 16 comments

What, no Scorpion Position!?

Yoga Kitty videos show you how to raise your cat's electromagnetic frequency, clear past karmas, and engage in self-identification meditation, but unfortunately provides no tips on how to administer the first-aid you're going to require for bites and scratches (requires Quicktime or Windows Media Player).
posted by MrBaliHai on Jun 3, 2003 - 3 comments

I'm SO gonna kill my owner...

You need to dress a cat. And you will say to a cat together with a family. "It has changed just for a moment". [ "it being very dear" or ] You will pass pleasant one time. Costumes for your cat + some great Engrish. (via Boing Boing.)
posted by Vidiot on May 24, 2003 - 9 comments

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