It’s the end of an era with the sad news today of the passing of Grumpy Cat, the OG of social media/Internet celebrity superstars, who reportedly raked in untold millions in endorsements and appearance fees (and whose real given pet name was actually “Tardar Sauce”).
Although she always had that notoriously miserable expression pasted on her face, this famously frowning feline spreads tons of good cheer wherever she was seen online — or up close and personal. Thanks for the meme-ries, Grumpy Cat! (SFGate)
DisneyPixar has come out with another adorable 10-minute animation film as part of their #PixarSparkShorts series…Kitbull!
“While dogs think people are God, cats don’t…They know better.”
If you’re into foreign films and cat flicks, then Kedi, a new flick about stray kitties roaming the streets of Istanbul, Turkey might be right up your alley….
As we leap into the new year, these two feline photo books are bound to catch your attention — If It Fits, I Sits and Pounce — a new high-flying title from Seth Casteel, the photographer who brought the world Underwater Dogs.
In what has to be one of the most
disturbing unusual ways to grieve the loss of a beloved pet, a Dutch artist named Bart Jansen has transformed his deceased cat, Orville, into a drone called the “OrvilleCopter”. Read all about it on Business Insider.
Apparently, he’s brought new life to other taxidermy as well, as you can check out this flying Ostrich video…
Like John Steinbeck’s pet travel book classic, Travels With Charley, you will be charmed by this 21st Century story of a woman sailing around the world with her loyal waterproof cat, Amelia (no relation to Amelia Earhart).
You can read all about their high-seas adventures on BuzzFeed or go to their Instagram! (UK Telegraph)
The Chicago Tribune has wrangled up a gang of pet books that should please just about any animal lover — from pet politics to Men With Cats to Chicken Soup for the feline soul! (Chicago Tribune)
This week while everybody’s talking Broncos and Panthers in Super Bowl 50 –– not to mention Puppy Bowls — there’s also a big cat fight brewing at the cineplexes.
If you’re a cat lover, then you’re in Seventh Heaven — and I don’t mean the TV show! We’re talkin’ talking kitty movies, baby. Key & Peele’s Keanu vs. the Kevin Spacey-voiced Nine Lives…
An old, self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Cat Painting” just sold at auction yesterday for $826,000. Dangit, I knew I should’ve studied cat art back in college! (SFGate)
There’s only one thing better than curling up with a good book — and that’s curling up with your pet AND a book! So, Vanessa Morgan of the well-traveled Traveling Cats blog, is combining two of our favorite pastimes by putting on a great big Rafflecopter giveaway of pet books — and you can check it out HERE!
Ever wanted to experience a day in the life of a professional cat photographer? Well, now you can get all the hairball-y details in Mark Zemel’s adorable new short doc, The Purrtraitist! (The Atlantic)
The Internet exploded with outrage yesterday (and rightfully so) over the truly disturbing circumstances surrounding the death of Cecil the Lion, who was killed on a ‘hunting trip’ by a Minnesota dentist outside a Zimbabwean national park.
Even late night funnyman, Jimmy Kimmel, got a little choked up retelling the awful tale — as well as throwing in a ‘small penis’ joke…
Hey, all you cool cats — the band Wilco is giving music fans a limited-time offer to download their new album, Star Wars, for free. Take a listen below!
A few weeks ago, the literary world discovered some unpublished works from the former home of longtime cat fan, Dr. Seuss. Whether or not the treasure trove was buried in the pantry underneath the stockpile of green eggs and ham, we’ll never know — but on July 28, the first title, What Pet Should I Get? — will be released for all of us animal lovers to adore! (NYT)
Remember the bobblehead and Beanie Baby craze of the last few years? Well, there’s a company now called CuddleClones that’s making stuffed animal replicas of your pet — which could be the next big trend! (BuzzFeed)