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18 Nov

This Music is Scientifically Proven to Improve Cats' Lives

No, this isn't a joke, this is real album composed by musician David Teie! According to the Music for Cats web site, Teie had a "scientific theory on the fundamental nature of music appreciation by mammals." He believed that every mammal has a biological reaction to sounds, especially in their early development.

With this in mind, Teie started composing music made just for cats. But you would think it's hard to pinpoint what kind of music they like. They can't just open up their mouths and tell you how much they like Adele's newest single. So Teie got to work figuring out what kind of sounds cats reacted to and how he could recreate them with instruments.

On his Kickstarter page for the album, Teie describes his process. He says that "using only musical instruments, I incorporated those sounds and their natural vocalizations into music and matched it to the frequency range they use to communicate."

That's the science behind, and here are the results. According to a study published in Applied Animal Behavior, "the songs elicited positive reactions from 77 percent of cats that heard them." Learn more about their research here.

This video offers a more visual answer to how cats really react to Teie's music.

Teie hopes to make more music for different animal species in the coming years!

This cat doesn't just love music; she loves playing it, too!

31 Oct

Cat Sneaks Off With Stuffed Friend to Secret Forest Hideout

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(Guest post by Hudson Hongo from

In the human world, taking something without asking is called "stealing," but if you're Timmy the cat, it's just another day out with your best bud.

The crafty cat burglar was recently caught on video frolicking with a toy tiger he stealthily "borrowed" from a neighbor's house. 

YouTube/Borut Birsa

According to his owner, it took Timmy two tries to make off with his big plushy pal. 

YouTube/Borut Birsa

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26 Oct

This Cat May be the World's Greatest Instagram Model

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(Guest post by Caitlin Jill Anders from

You might think you've seen some pretty fantastic Instagram pictures over the years β€” but you're wrong. Until you've seen Bacon the cat, you have seen nothing.

Meet the fabulous Bacon.

Bacon has nailed the art of Instagram modeling. There is no one in the world with fiercer poses. It's just a fact.

Bacon has all of the best shots completely mastered.


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10 Oct

Kitten Tries to Keep Up With Dog Who Can't Stop Playing

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(Guest post by Caitlin Jill Anders from

Kittens and puppies typically have tons of energy as compared to their older counterparts. All they want to do is play, constantly, while more mature cats and dogs prefer a more relaxed lifestyle.

This adult dog and kitten duo, however, turns the whole dynamic on its head.

The greyhound dog in the video below really, REALLY wants to play, and his little kitten best friend has severely underestimated how much effort it's going to take to keep up with him.

Italian greyhound and best friend

Crazy Italian Greyhound plays with cute kitten

Posted by Greyhounds Make Greyt Pets on Thursday, October 8, 2015

This dog is playing at full speed, and the tiny kitten is doing her best to get on his level. She falters sometimes, but ultimately, she's a pretty good contender.

The real question is: Where does this dog get his energy from?

The world may never know.

Like this kitten, this little dog is not having anything to do with its larger counterpart, especially when it comes to food!

7 Oct

Lil BUB to Release Debut Album 'Science & Magic'

Lil BUB is no stranger to the music world. She made a guest appearance in Meow the Jewels, collaborated with artists such as Andrew W.K., and, to top it off, her owner, Mike Bridavsky, is an audio engineer. So it comes as no surprise that she will be releasing her debut album, Science & Magic, December 4 through the record label, Joyful Noise!

In a description of the album, Andrew W.K. says, "The songs on this album are the soundtrack to BUB's universal adventure, and a soundtrack to the universe itself. You'll feel transported by the music's stimulating spirit, and taken to places beyond your imagination's limits, all the while experiencing the sonic aura of BUB's loving and compassionate presence."

We can't wait to hear Lil BUB's groovy tunes! 25% of the album's profit will be donated to Lil BUB's Big FUND for the ASPCA to benefit special needs pets.

Check out the album's trailer here!

What does Lil Bub sound like? Find out here!

1 Oct

Woman Does the Sweetest Thing to Help Her Rescue Cat Fall Asleep

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from

Every night before bed, as soon as Penelope the cat starts to get sleepy, she and her owner do their adorable bedtime routine. At first, Penelope starts to yawn ...


So her owner pulls her into her lap and holds Penelope like a baby, while she wraps her paws around her arm, letting Penelope suck on her finger until she falls asleep. Every night. Now that's love!


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14 Sep

Cat Not Impressed By Her Own Portrait

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(Guest post by Sarah V Schweig from

Self-awareness can be truly terrifying β€” especially when you're confronted with a huge blown-up version of yourself, as evidenced by one of the internet's latest cat videos. 

The people Mittens lives with decided to see what would happen when they showed her a picture of herself.

The results were extreme.

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3 Sep

Cat Survives One Crazy Pet Rescue

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(Guest post by Stephen Messenger from

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

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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

This kitten needed a hero β€” 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 β€” 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 that one thing was certain β€” 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

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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