Hey Cat Lovers - if you're a Jackson Galaxy fan, definitely check out Cat Mojo With Jackson Galaxy on Animalist! He just launched his own brand new series where he talks all about cats, mojo, cat mojo and more cat mojo cat stuff...oh and he plays guitar too!
Check out Episode 1 below:
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Do you ever pour your heart out to your cat? The good news is that your cat is in fact listening and understands what you’re saying. The bad news is that he doesn’t care.
A study conducted at the University of Tokyo and published in the journal Animal Cognition came to that conclusion by studying 20 cats for 8 months, according to a report by Paw Nation. During that time, each cat listened to audio recordings of 4 people—3 strangers and its owner—calling his or her name. After observing the cats and their physical responses, researchers discovered that 15 of the cats had an increased response to the owner’s voice, according to the study abstract.
In essence, your cat listens and knows who you are, but that’s where the interest ends. Here’s what Paw Nation quoted from the study:
"These results indicate that cats do not actively respond with communicative behavior to owners who are calling them from out of sight, even though they can distinguish their owners' voices," Atsuko Saito and Kazutaka Shinozuka wrote in the study.
How can we figure out our cats? Check out tips on how to solve cat behavior problems and consult our healthy cats guide on AnimalPlanet.com. You can also get tips from our resident Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy in his Words of Wisdom video series.
Cat lovers unite! We're turning Saturday into CATurday for all you feline fans out there. Tune in for your cat-favorites and more! The cat fest begins at 6AM E/P!
See what's in store for you on My Cat From Hell:
It’s not the internet without cats, right? So you can’t possibly have the largest interactive festival in the country without a few, too. That’s why Animal Planet, in conjunction with the Walker Art Center, originator of the Internet Cat Video Festival, presented “The Cats Live Here” happy hour this week at South by Southwest.
The goal? To highlight the best of internet cat videos –and bring some cat-loving, cocktail drinking folks together for one [my-cat-from]-hell of a night. Guest appearances by Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell,” and musician Emily Bell rounded out an evening filled with some of the most famous cat videos of all time, including the “Henri” series (below), Maru and one of the oldest internet cat video legends, Keyboard Cat.
Here's what Jackson had to say:
Yesterday, Animal Planet announced a fourth season of My Cat From Hell. The fan favorite will be returning in 2013 with 17 hour-long episodes. The series has become an Animal Planet fan favorite with more than ONE MILLION of you tuning in to each episode.
In My Cat From Hell, cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy helps cat owners find the source of conflict with their furry friend by utilizing his more than 15 years of experience, a proven training program and his signature guitar case filled with cat toys.
Is your cat's behavior driving you or others crazy? Are you at your wits end? You're in luck! My Cat From Hell is casting for season four. Click here or e-mail email@example.com for a chance to be on the show and have Jackson try and transform your hellish cat into an angelic kitty.
Sarah McMurdy, Manager with Animal Planet’s Marketing team, was as excited as the rest of us for the first ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival! Soooo … who won?! Hear it from her:
Congratulations to William Braden, creator of Henri Paw de Deux, for winning the People’s Choice Award and the Golden Kitty Award, at the Walker Art Center's Internet Cat Video Film Festival on Thursday, Aug. 30! The People’s Choice Award was chosen by online voting prior to the festival. The event was well-attended, with a gathering of over 10,000 feline fanatics in Minneapolis, Minn. -- the masses laughed, cried, and purred out loud throughout the night!
Enjoy the full version of the winning video, Henri, Paw de Deux:
CATS! CATS! CAAAATS!!!!
You can't have a first ever Internet Cat Video Festival without tapping the expertise of Jackson Galaxy, ultimate cat guru extraordinaire!
Watch some of the top entries below and see what Jackson had to say. Agree? Disagree? Are you on the same feline frequency as Jackson??
And, get more details here on the fest which begins tonight at 8:30 p.m.
Animal Planet is partnering up with the Walker Art Center and bringing you the People's Choice Award, the Golden Kitty. Chosen by online voting, the winner of the People’s Choice Award, will be announced at the festival. The winning video will also be broadcast during the season finale of My Cat From Hell on Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. e/p.
An audience favorite, the Best of Show video, will be selected via Twitter voting during the event and announced after the festival. Use #catvidfest to participate in the Best of Show voting during the Internet Cat Video Festival. The festival will also be available via walkerart.org and the AnimalPlanet.com beginning August 31.
Also available on our site, check out a few of the featured video entry nominees:
Our marketing department had the sincere pleasure of putting together a highlight reel from the My Cat From Hell casting videos. Fast-forward to 1:03 for the aforementioned cat fight and broom moment.
And in case you were wondering who takes the prize for the naughtiest cat of all, we couldn't resist showcasing all of what this precious pet likes to eat.
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