A few weeks ago, the literary world discovered some unpublished works from the former home of longtime cat fan, Dr.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)
Do we treat our animals more humanely than people when it comes to end-of-life issues? Read this thought-provoking New York Times article by Margo Rabb to see where you stand.
BuzzFeed has teamed up with Friskies to do a “Dear Kitten” Super Bowl ad called “Regarding the Big Game” to get crazy cat loving-football fans purring for the big matchup — however, it will only play regionally in select cities, such as Pawnee City, Kitty Hawk, and Los Gatos. Seriously, no joke! (Business Insider)
Here’s the full 3-minute spot released online…
Yes, just in time for the holidays, Grumpy’s Worst Christmas Ever — a Lifetime movie — will soon be here to scrooge us all!
Yes, that’s right — The New Yorker Festival breaks down Cats vs. Dogs — with many high-profile, high-brow writers/pet owners weighing in, including Malcolm Gladwell, Joyce Carol Oates, David Remnick, Jesse Eisenberg, and more.
I know we’re all about the painted dog here, but I came across two vintage fine arts-loving cat books – Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics (by Heather Busch and Burton Silver) — a part humor, part Jackson Pollock depiction of cats playing with canvas.
Then from Susan Herbert, there’s Impressionist Cats. They say you can’t reinvent the wheel, but Herbert has revised the masterpieces of French Impressionism with big kitties replacing their human counterparts — so move over Monet and Renoir because there’s a bunch of new cats in town!
via Paul Noth from The New Yorker…
They say that everybody’s a critic — but Jack Shepherd and Tanner Ringerud, contributors to BuzzFeed, must be some brave cats themselves for putting together this book that allows complete strangers to give honest, critical feedback (mostly humorous, of course) to an array of aloof felines.