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3 Sep

Cat Survives One Crazy Pet Rescue

Dodo Circular

(Guest post by Stephen Messenger from thedodo.com)

A cat who was trapped high up an apartment building is back on solid ground once again, all thanks to — or perhaps in spite of — possibly one of the craziest pet rescues ever caught on film.

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3 Sep

Shakes the Kitten Doesn't Let Disease Keep Her Down

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from thedodo.com)

Meet Shakes — a teeny tiny kitten living in a shelter in Mumbai, India. She's a normal 8-week-old kitty: She loves to snuggle, play and squeeze into tiny spaces.

But she does it all while battling feline cerebellar hypoplasia, an incurable condition that causes her little body to shake uncontrollably.

Shakes is up for adoption at World For All, a rescue in Mumbai that helps find homes for stray animals.

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2 Sep

Garbagemen Heard Tiny Cries For Help In All This Trash

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(Guest post by Stephen Messenger from thedodo.com)

This kitten needed a hero — and thankfully he found three of them in the nick of time.

Two garbagemen in Stockholm, Sweden, were getting ready to haul food waste to an incinerator when they heard the sound of a distressed cat emanating from their truck's holding compartment. Since the trash inside was piled up so high, they couldn't see where the animal was hiding — but they refused to ignore his cries for help.

The pair called their colleague, Bekir Mercil, who offered his assistance in delivering the kitty to safety. Considering what they'd have to sift through to find him, that was no small gesture.

It's unclear how the cat came to be trapped inside the truck, but Mercil told the TheLocal.se that one thing was certain — they weren't going to rest until he was rescued, no matter how unpleasant a task that would be. So Mercil met the two others at a dump where they carefully sifted through an estimated five tons of rotting food to find the cat.

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1 Sep

Cat Was Prepared to Greet New Family Cat, Not a Dog

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(Guest post by Caitlin Jill Anders from thedodo.com)

Every now and then a family welcomes a new member, and the original family members have to prepare for that. This cat felt that he was TOTALLY prepared for a new family cat to join their loving bunch ... until it WASN'T a cat. It was a dog.

Cato the cat was sitting at the window, waiting for his dad to bring home his new feline sibling, when his worst fears were realized and that feline was actually a canine.

Needless to say, Cato was a little shocked.

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30 Aug

Kitten Plays Game of 'Duck, Duck, Goose' with Actual Geese

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(Guest post by Ben Kerns from thedodo.com)

Cats are infamous for their love of chasing birds, but this little guy has a way to go before he becomes an expert.

He starts out strong, closing in on these three ducks as fast as his little body will carry him.

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29 Aug

Cat Dangles 2 Floors Up as Crowd Below Rallies to Save Her

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(Guest post by Stephen Messenger from thedodo.com)
 
A group of kindhearted bar patrons recently decided to put their good times on hold — all to help a creature whose night wasn't going nearly as well. 
 
Earlier this week, folks were enjoying a few pints at the Sky and the Ground pub in Wexford, Ireland, when someone was alerted to the sound of desperate meowing outside. Dropping their drinks, the crowd soon discovered the source of the cries — a frantic cat clinging to the edge of the second-story window of a neighboring bed & breakfast.
 
With no time to spare, the pub-goers leapt into action.

Only in Wexford would you come across this. Dónal Patrick Byrne

Posted by Linda O'Brien on Monday, August 24, 2015

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24 Aug

Think You've Seen a Cat Sit Weird? Think Again.

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(Guest post by Caitlin Jill Anders from thedodo.com)

In general, our pets sit and lie in weird positions all the time. It's kind of their thing. But one family realized its cat might out-weird them all, when they saw him sitting EXACTLY like a human.

That's right. Red, a cat from Ohio, sits down and stays seated exactly the way humans do. When his family noticed the adorable and strange way Red chose to sit, they knew they had to share it with the world.

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20 Aug

From Instagram: Loki the Vampire Cat

Straight from Instagram, a hot bed of adorable cat photos, comes Loki the vampire cat! No, she doesn't thirst for blood, just cuddles! Her overhanging canines are Loki's claim to fame and make her the cutest vampire we've ever seen. 

Loki was rescued from Chittenden County Humane Society in Burlington, Vermont by Kaetlyn, a sheltter volunteer. However, she wasn't always so friendly. Kaetlyn told the Huffington Post that Loki was trusting of very few people and when she was adopted, she hid under the bed for months. However, a love connection was eventually made and Loki is now described as "the most affectionate cat Kaetlyn has ever had."

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19 Aug

From Instagram: Elfie and Gimli, Two Kittens with Dwarfism

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from thedodo.com)

These little kitties prove that amazing things come in small packages. Elfie and Gimli are two siblings who were brought a shelter in British Columbia, Canada, with their mom when they were just kittens.

While their mom was a healthy, average-sized cat, shelter staff quickly realized that Elfie and Gimli had dwarfism.

"Luckily for Elfie and Gimli they ended up in a shelter where staff members were familiar with dwarfism in cats," their mom wrote on their Facebook page.

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16 Aug

Cat Scratch Laptop is the Purrfect Gift for Your Nerdy Kitty

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(Guest post by Ameena Schelling from thedodo.com)

There's nothing worse than sitting down at your computer with a big pile of work and finding a cat sprawled across your keyboard. Or maybe there's nothing better? 

Suck UK 

Either way, sometimes you just need your cat to move. And this cat laptop might be the perfect way to do it.

The laptop, made by Suck UK — known for unusual cat toys like the cat war tankand the kitty Catillac — features a scratching-post keyboard and, of course, a fuzzy computer mouse. You can also customize it by sliding your own picture in as the desktop. 

Suck UK 

It's the perfect gift for the cat who has everything — or just wants everything of yours. And maybe you'll even get some work done.

Of course, without an included space heater, you still might find yourself pushing Fluffy off your desk from time to time. But worth a shot, right?

Suck UK

Get some more tips on how to properly play with your cat from the Cat Daddy himself, Jackson Galaxy!

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