We love this video of a sweet cat who is trying his hardest to keep a curious little tot from getting into trouble with the stove. Yes, there are adults nearby but kids can get burnt in an instant if no one’s paying attention! Luckily this protective kitty isn’t going to let that happen!
An unlikely animal bond can tug at our heartstrings, and one cat and dog duo exemplify that heartwarming attachment.
Idgie and Ruth, a Dachshund and a black and white cat, are the precious spectacle that draws visitors to Hollywood Houndz Boutique & Spa in Lake Mary, Florida, the Huffington Post reported.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the pair was found alongside a road in Seminole County. When animal control officers approached the Dachshund, they noticed that she was standing over the kitten, barking and growling when anyone tried to get close.
Officers then noticed that the kitten was having some difficulty getting around, and realized that she could only move her front legs; the back two were useless, the Sentinel article said.
The duo were taken back to a shelter, where several attempts were made to allow the cat the use of her back legs. Unfortunately, nothing—from steroid shots to acupuncture—made a difference.
It soon became clear, though, that the two friends were inseparable. Usually, the Sentinel article said, the shelter segregates cats and dogs, but any time the dog was away from her kitten friend, she seemed very upset.
“It was like she was constantly looking for her,” Diane Gagliano, the program coordinator for Seminole County Animal Services, told the Sentinel.
Gagliano then set up a special pen for the pair to be together.
Luckily, Jacqueline Borum, who runs Hollywood Houndz along with a nonprofit called Project Paws, took an interest in the two cuties and decided to take them in herself.
She dubbed them Idgie and Ruth after another inseparable pair in the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes.”
“They got lots of attention,” Borum said in a Sentinel video. “We’re making up for lost time of anything that they may have lacked.”
Since their adoption, they’ve become an adorable sight that has customers coming in specifically to hang out with them.
No one may ever know the unfortunate circumstances that brought about this incredible interspecies friendship, but their bond is clear. “Idgie would take a bullet for that cat,” Borum told the Sentinel.
To see what’s going on with Idgie and Ruth, as well as for updates on Ruth’s health, check out the Project Paws Facebook page and be sure to check out this adorable video about their story!
We love Flo. And we love March Madness. And, we love cats! Check out this hilarious video of Flo attempting to coach a team of felines. Regardless of how your teams are doing, they are for sure playing better than this one! It’s #Flosanity Season! GO #FLOCATS!
This is the cutest! Watch as these cats follow their sun puddle as it moves across the room throughout the day!
Omigosh. We love love love this cat who has life all figured out. Why strain one’s neck to drink out of the bowl when one can simply dip one’s paw into it and drip the nectar into one’s mouth?
Special thanks to Pawnation for the tip on this HILARIOUS vid.
Meow for now!
This video cracks us up! BuzzFeed and Friskies teamed up to air a Superbowl ad titled “Dear Kitten: Regarding the Big Game.” The ad is (obvi) available online and will air during the game but only on NBC in select markets lucky enough to have appropriate names: Kitty Hawk, N.C., Los Gatos, Calif. and Pawnee, Neb. Cute!
The spot is the latest in the Friskies “Dear Kitten” series, in which an older, wiser cat explains the odd ways of humans to a young kitten. View the other videos here.
Join the online conversation by using the hashtag #DearKitten. We will be!
Tidy Cats® with Glade™ is sponsoring a unique “Tough Odor Solutions Littervention Contest” which is a national search (now through July 15) for cat owners with the toughest litter box odor issues.
One lucky winner will receive a visit from the Tidy Cats “Scentsational Littervention” Crew, including celebrity home expert Jillian Harris, who will help them neutralize their toughest litter box odors, offer tips for how to keep a clean litter box area and welcoming home, and give them up to $2,000 worth of goods to enhance their home or litter box area.
I bet there are plenty of homes that could use this!
Need a Littervention?
For more information and official rules, please visit Pawnation.com/Littervention.
Deadline: May 21, 2013
It’s hard for non cat lovers to believe but cats are actually quite hilarious. Petfinder knows this. Are your cats funny?
If so, enter the Petfinder Funniest Cat Contest where silly, funny cats compete for a $250 gift card for their family and a $4,500 donation (no joke!) to the winner’s Petfinder adoption group of their choice!
Think your cat has what it takes?
Visit Petfinder.com for details on how to upload your cat’s photo or video and enter the contest. It’s easy!