Cats

13 Purrfect Accessories Cat Lovers Will Go Crazy For

Calling all cat ladies! 

September 26, 2016

17 LolCats Every Cat Owner Will Instantly Relate To

Owning a cat means lots of laughs. 

September 16, 2016

Women’s Lives Don’t Matter: Why Oscar Pistorius Got Away With Killing His

Murder is murder – it should be as simple as that.

July 8, 2016

16 Puppies That Are Too Cute To Exist

Because no one needs an excuse to swoon over adorable dogs.

March 23, 2016

13 Inexplicably Weird Cafes You Need To See To Believe

Petting an owl while sipping hot cocoa from a toilet is the next big thing.

February 24, 2016

Weekend Wit: When Pets Think They’re People

Pets are so adorable. It’s no wonder people dress them up for a photo shoot or take snaps of them to capture their non-animal like behavior.

This week we’ve got a selection of pets and a few extra animals doing just that. To the pets it’s quite innocent. Yet to us humans it’s funny to see them mimic what us humans get up to.

RELATED Weekend Wit: Pet Shaming 101

Cats being toilet trained is just freaky. I get it, but still…it seems unnatural.

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Technology really has taken over, hasn’t it. I wonder if he gets upset when his laptop is taken away?

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Isn’t this adorable!?! The cat’s spooning the baby.

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If people get fined for doing this, do dogs?

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This dog looks quite content just hanging with the boys.

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Ah, Yogi. Waiting for that pic-a-nic basket. He does look very patient, doesn’t he?

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You know when you need to stand up very straight to get a good look at something? Well I think this cat has nailed exactly how we look when we do that, including the facial expression. Priceless!

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Please pass this fella the remote!

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These owls look quite happy enjoying a picnic in the mist.

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Man’s very best friend.

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Geez, with that scowl I’d be steering well clear of this cats breaky!

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I bet if this cat really could drive there’d be some serious road rage happening.

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They say cats have a great life, but this cat appears to have an amazing existence.

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I’m not very fond of rodents, but this little creature is just too cute!

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Now, he looks totally engrossed at whatever’s on that screen. I hope it’s G rated – he looks too cute to corrupt.

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OMG, I can so relate! That morning cuppa is so important.

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I thought only kids did this. I wonder if you’d get the same response if you told him he’s sitting too close to the TV? Just a thought.

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This fella certainly knows how to strike a pose!

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September 12, 2015

Have You Heard About Catstacam?

Pet food company Whiskas has launched Catstacam, a unique cat camera that gives felines around the world unprecedented access to social media.

Here’s how the invention works: Whiskas have sent out these mini cameras to key celebrity pet owners such as news presenter Deborah Knight and The Daily Telegraph’s Elle Halliwell. Once attached to a cat collar, the camera will live post photos to the pet’s very own Instagram account every 20 seconds.

RELATED: 10 Instagram Accounts for Celebrity Style Inspiration.

What’s more, if you’re unsure why your cat is acting in a certain way, upload a picture of it to Instagram and hashtag #AskWhiskas for a cat expert – or should we say cat whisperer – to explain.

Executive creative director Paul Nagy says the campaign is “absolutely mesmerising” and gives insight into the secret life of cats.

“We all know the internet’s obsessed with cats,” Nagy told Mumbrella. “We wanted to take this a step further by not only giving cats their own Instagram accounts, but the ability to take and upload their own photos, in real time.”

Why? Because… cats.

Here’s what we think Catstacam will reveal about what our pets get up to when we’re not around:

1. They are secret geniuses

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2. They sit on furniture that’s off limits when you’re home

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3. They show your other pets who’s boss

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4. They sleep in adorable positions

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5. They’re also seeing the lady next door

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6. They binge too

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7. They invite all their friends over when you shut the door

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8. They adhere to the rule: if I fit, I sleep

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9. That mess you came home to the other day? Yep, that was them

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10. Like everyone on Instagram, they love a good selfie. #catlyf

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Images via Zotheysay, Instagram.com/Marcelandpoppy, Buzzfeed, Care 2, Hermandotoday and Catmoji

March 17, 2015

Is Your Family Ready For A Pet?

In the lead-up to Christmas a pet will no doubt be on the top of many kids’ wish lists! But it’s important to make sure the family is ready for the commitment. A pet is for life, not just for Christmas and unfortunately many animal shelters are inundated with pets in the new year that, once the responsibility sets in, families are no longer in a position to care for the animal.

RELATED: The Best Low Maintenance Pets For Young Children

Dr Katrina Warren shares her six top tips on making sure your family is ready and how to prepare for having a pet:

  • The entire family should agree.
  • The children should comfortable around animals.
  • Children should be old enough to show respect and have self-control.
  • The adults are prepared for the responsibility  (don’t expect kids to be solely responsible!)
  • Choose the right pet for your lifestyle and be realistic about the amount of time you have for caring and training it.
  • Toy pets such as Little Live Pets can be a great way to introduce children to the responsibility that comes with owning a pet.

Little Live Pets are available from all major toy retailers Australia-wide, prices start at $12.95.

November 5, 2014

The Best Low Maintenance Pets For Young Children

So your children want a pet but you know they’re too small to walk a dog or look after a horse and there’s simply no way to deliver that monkey they’ve always dreamed about.  If you’re looking for a pet that’s easy to care for, cheap and the kids can still have fun with then consider these pets for your young children.

Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs are easy to maintain and will provide enjoyment for your children because they should be handled every day to ensure they are tamed.  You need to provide water for your Guinea Pigs as well as fresh grass or hay every day to ensure they get their daily dose of vitamin C.  They can also eat a range of vegetables including cabbage, carrots, beans, cucumber, sweet corn as well as rolled oats or hard-dried wholemeal bread.  They will need a large hutch to live in which will need to be cleaned out weekly and the bedding within replaced.  If you’re getting two guinea pigs make sure they are both females so you don’t have a population explosion on your hands, and because males tend to fight with each other.

Chickens

If you have the room for a chicken coop then chickens as family pets can be not only fun but productive.  The start-up costs can be high after you’ve purchased a coop, or the materials to build one, the feed and the chickens themselves but they require very little maintenance.  They need fresh food and water daily and their coops will need to be cleaned out at least once every month, if not more.  They do need plenty of room to roam around though and you’ll need to collect the eggs daily.

Fish

After the initial set up costs, most types of fish are easy and cheap to maintain.  Perhaps start off with ordinary, durable goldfish before you look into tropical fish though because they can be harder to maintain.  Most pet stores sell fish tank kits that come equipped with everything you’ll need to create the perfect home for fish.  Each week you’ll need to change part of the tank water and give the tank a light clean.  Ensure you feed your fish every day (taking care not to overfeed them) and then watch them flourish.

Budgies

Budgies make great family pets that can become great talkers and mimic certain sounds but they are generally suited to children aged six years and over (because younger children can be too rough when handling them).  Aside from the set up costs of a birdcage, food and change mat (which should all be replenished daily), they are extremely cheap to care for and are very low maintenance.  Because female budgies are susceptible to hernias and fat tumours, male budgies are recommended as better family pets.  Choose the liveliest and most inquisitive budgie in the cage to ensure you’re getting the most intelligent one that will respond well to training.

Cats

Despite what you might think, cats are very low maintenance but before you rush out and buy one, remember that cats can live to a ripe age, normally between 12-20 years in fact so prepare yourself for many years ahead with your cat.  Buying a short haired breed will involve less maintenance than a long haired breed and if you have a cat door installed in your house then there’s no need for a litter tray.  If you have little children, consider buying a cat that is already 1-2 years old as they should be able to withstand their rough little hands.

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July 28, 2014

Grumpy Cat Gets A Book Deal

In a world filled with inspirational know-it-alls and quotable blowhards, only one figure is indifferent enough to tell the cranky side of the story: Grumpy Cat.

Following the success of her New York Times bestselling debut, everyone’s favorite disgruntled feline is back with this demotivational guide to everyday life, love, friendship, and more. The perfect antidote for feel-good fluff, Grumpy Cat’s philosophy is perfect for anyone who feels a little bit of relief in seeing the glass half empty every once in a while.

Featuring many new photos of Grumpy Cat’s famous frown and packed with uninspiring observations, The Grumpy Guide to Life is sure to help anyone get in touch with their inner grouch.

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June 1, 2014