Grabbed from link Do you ever take a look over at your cat — who, for the basis of this scenario, is happily dozing away on the sofa at 2:43 p.m. — and think, “Hmm, that feline would make one shrewd business person?” Well, that’s exactly what comic strip artist Tom Fonder did one day […]

Do You Have a Guard Cat?

December 30th, 2014

Grabbed from link My orange cat Chester may be more complicated than he first appears. I adopted Chester from an animal shelter where I once volunteered. I have a fondness for orange male tabbies, and Chester had caught my eye. I liked his gentle nature and his fat-cheeked orange face. The Humane Society had rescued […]

Guilty Dog Punishes Itself

December 29th, 2014

Grabbed from link Dogs are smart enough to know when they’ve broken a rule, and every dog owner knows what a guilty dog looks like. Here, Autumn the dog has made such a mess of the garbage outside that she doesn’t even grace her owner with shamed puppy-dog eyes; she already knows what the punishment […]

7 Facts About Feline Pancreatitis

December 29th, 2014

Grabbed from link I’d never thought much about feline pancreatic disorders beyond diabetes, which I know quite a bit about thanks to my own diabetic kitty. But a year or so ago, my best friend took her cat to the vet because she was lethargic, not eating well, and generally just not doing right. Diagnostic […]

Grabbed from link La Recoleta Cemetery is by far Buenos Aires’ biggest attraction. Tombs decorated with stunning architecture and statues line up the streets of this mysterious dwelling place. It’s where all of Argentina’s “who’s who” is buried, including Evita Perón; she still receives flowers and love from her fans decades after her death. But […]

Grabbed from link This year marks 20 years since Mariah Carey gifted us with the song “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” arguably the last Christmas chart-topper to become a true standard. If you need proof of the tune’s irrefutable place in the holiday-song canon, look no further than Doug the Pug’s parody, “All […]