Tara, the cat who saved a small boy from a vicious dog attack, is living it up celebrity style, while the cat’s arch-nemesis, Scrappy, has been euthanized.
Tara the cat rose to fame after a security video recorded her throwing herself headfirst into a dog that was twice her size in order to save her owner’s 4-year-old son.
After saving 4-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo’s leg from further gnawing and being hailed a dog-tackling hero, Tara the cat was given the honor of in Bakersfield, California. Despite being an international YouTube sensation, Tara is still just a cat… so she only managed to throw the ball (which was attached to a piece of string) a few feet.
Still, Tara’s “dad,” Roger Triantafilo, seemed pretty impressed, telling a scrum of media: “She did everything I thought she would. She stayed calm throughout.”
Meanwhile, Scrappy, the eight-month-old Labrador-Chow mix, has been put down at Bakersfield animal shelter. After he was filmed attacking his young neighbour, Scrappy was given 10 days to prove himself. Unfortunaetly (for Scrappy) he continued to display aggressive traits during his 10-day assessment, biting a few of the animal shelter employees. He was subsequently destroyed. RIP Scrappy.
Angry dog roaming the neighbourhood? Slow to react child with leftover food in his pocket? No problem! Family cat to the rescue!
A California boy was while playing on his bicycle in his driveway. A decidedly hungry neighbourhood dog ran up to the boy and began gnawing on his leg and dragging him down the driveway. Without any intervention, the situation may have been cat-a-strophic, but luckily, the boy’s family cat, Tara, was there to save the day.
Tara the cat hero comes out of nowhere and jumps in front of the dog – chasing the animal from her family’s property. I have a feeling that dog won’t be bothering them any more (mainly because it might have to be put down…)
reports that the kid needed a few stitches and perhaps a rabies shot, but things could have been a lot worse had Tara the hero cat not intervened in the suburban driveway drama.
When asked about her loyalty to the child, Tara the cat replied “Child? There was a child there? I saw a fucking dog, I attacked. Tara looks out for Tara.”
Cats will be cats!
Lux, the 22 pound cat who terrorized a Portland family, is getting the help that he needs via .
Lux the Cat became an overnight sensation after he attacked his owners’ baby and trapped the entire family in their bedroom, forcing them to call 911.
The Palmer family baby pulled on the Lux’s tail prompting the angry cat to scratch the infant on the forehead. Fair enough. But instead of punishing the baby (who clearly started it), Lee Palmer went the other way and kicked the cat “in the rear” to protect his child. At this point Lux lost it and “just went off over the edge”. Palmer, his girlfriend, the baby, and the family dog were forced to barricade themselves in the bedroom for safety. After getting no answer at animal control, the couple called 911 and told the operator that Lux has a “history of violence”.
During the call, the cat can be heard screeching in the background as Palmer said in a panicked voice: “He’s charging us. He’s at our bedroom door.”
Two days after police arrived to rescue the family from the 4-year-old part-Himalayan cat, the Palmer family announced they are keeping Lux but giving him medical attention and therapy.
“We’re not getting rid of him right now,” Palmer said. “He’s been part of our family for a long time.”
In addition to a trip to the vet, a pet psychologist is due at the house to spend some time with Lux.
While it sounds a bit ridiculous, pet therapy is a much better solution than what, the worst person in the world, came up with when her kitten attacked her goldfish. The Brit, who deserves to die a slow painful death, admitted putting her black-and-white cat Mowgli into the microwave and turning it on for five minutes. After taking it out at the minute mark, the poor kitten died a horrible death 90 minutes later.
District Judge John Foster said that act was it “was an act of utterly horrendous cruelty”, sentencing her to 14 weeks in prison and banning her from keeping animals for life. 14 weeks in prison??? 14 weeks in a microwave on high heat would be a much more fitting punishment. I don’t care how many mental problems you have, it’s not an excuse to torture.
Missouri resident Jevon Brown has admitted to mailing cat poop to companies that passed on hiring him.
After being turned down for numerous jobs, Brown decided to let his prospective employers know how he felt (crappy) by sending them packages of cat poop. While Brown doesn’t necessarily sound like the ideal candidate, but he could have been worse – he could have mailed his own feces.
U.S. Postal Service inspectors tracked 20 packages of cat poop back to the unemployed 58-year-old St. Louis man. Amid the glaring evidence, Brown fessed up to the crime and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mailing injurious articles.
“This is not a victimless crime,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bodenhausen in court last Friday, adding that the packages could have harmed postal workers and anyone whose mail was adjacent to Brown’s packages. Meh. A little toxoplasmosis never hurt anyone – except maybe all those pregnant women and their unborn children…
Officials went easy on Brown because he had no prior criminal record and let him off with probation. And despite having “cat poop delivery man” on his resume, Brown says he has undergone counseling and has recently found a job.
Are you ready for some football kittenball??? On February 2 the Hallmark Channel will launch the first ever Kitten Bowl – the cat lovers’ answer to the Puppy Bowl.
For years, Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl has dominated the “cute animals playing football” market, but not anymore. This year the Hallmark Channel, with the help of host Beth Stern, will blow those dogs out of the water.
According to the , Kitten Bowl sounds fantastic:
“Kitten Bowl” is the greatest feline showdown in cable television history. The competition will consist of two preliminary playoffs and a championship match. Along with basic obstacle courses of hurdles, tunnels, hoops, jumps, weave poles, lasers, lures and toys on strings, “Kitten Bowl” will feature clever locker room strategies, player profiles and “interviews,” and camera work and audio recordings from the athletes as they play the game!”
Sold! You had me at kitten.
But not everyone is down with the most adorable football line-up ever. Animal Planet, which has been airing Puppy Bowl since 2005, isn’t so pleased about their new competition.
“They’re copycats,” , vice president for communications at Animal Planet. “And yes, we like our puns.”
If you prefer fuzzy felines over football, nachos, and men in tight pants, tune into the Kitten Bowl on February 2. The inaugural three-hour special event begins at 12pm EST. Who needs Peyton Manning anyway when you have a room full of the most adorable kitten athletes in the world?
And if you’re still not convinced, here is a cluster of football cuteness:
And if that didn’t convince you to tune in, then you should probably get off this site… we’re kind of all about kittens.
It’s true – Courtney Stodden and her husband/legal guardian Doug Hutchison have announced their divorce!
If a 16-year-old child bride with triple F boobs and a creepy 50-something-year-old pedophile who made a few movie appearances can’t make it, no one can!! The teen bride, now 19, and her husband of two years have officially confirmed that they are ‘legally separated’ and will soon divorce. According to her rep, Courtney is “interested in exploring life as an unmarried single young adult – with the freedom to explore her independence.” Translation: she wants to slut it up – Z-list style. But before you try to wipe away your sorrows by chugging ten bottles of vodka and re-watching , Courtney wants everyone to know that Doug will remain her best friend “for life” as well as the co-manager of her career. They will also share custody of their dog, Dourtney. As for Doug, he can now try his luck with Courtney’s or her troubled half-sister Courtland.
Dude, you’re getting a Smell! Dell computers have agreed to issue replacement vouchers to the thousands of customers who complained about their laptops reeking like cat urine.
The “cat pee” issue was brought to light after owners of the new Latitude E6430u laptops complained on Dell forums about the strong smell coming from their computer.
“A few weeks ago I got a new Lattitude 6430u for work,” one user called Three West . “The machine is great, but it smells as if it was assembled near a tomcat’s litter box. It is truly awful!”
Another customer, Hoteca, said: “I thought for sure one of my cats sprayed it, but there was something faulty with it so I had it replaced. The next one had the same exact issue. It’s embarrassing taking it to clients because it smells so bad.”
Users complained that the smell was coming mainly from the keyboard and some initially blamed their cats for the odour. Dell support technicians said they were crazy and it MUST be their cats. The techies suggested that they clean their laptop air vents with compressed air – but, alas, cat pee still filled the air.
Finally Dell acknowledged their mistake and blamed the smell on “a manufacturing process that has now been changed.”
“The smell is not related to cat urine or any other type of biological contaminant, nor is it a health hazard,” Dell support technician SteveB said.
Dell insists the manufacturing issue has been resolved and all new laptops should be cat urine free.
But one user still isn’t convinced:
“I just received my 5th replacement 6430u yesterday and the smell is still there.”
Maybe in his case, his cat actually did pee on the laptop…
I’ll take one taxi full of kittens! The car service Uber is delivering kittens to customers in celebration of National Cat Day.
Uber teamed up with Cheezburger to allow users to order some much needed kittens snuggles. Customers who live in San Francisco, New York, or Seattle can order 15 minutes worth of kitten snuggletime for the low cost of $20!
The Chicago Tribune knows an attention grabbing headline when it sees one!
For a glorious 16 minutes today the Chicago Tribune 体彩手机在线怎么下载page featured an adorable picture of a grey kitten with the text: Test, test, test, test, test. Spoiler alert: I think the test failed. That or the office kitten got a hold of the keyboard. Sadly, the Chicago Tribune fixed their “error” after 16 minutes of wonderful cat news but the newspaper is still hoping to win a purr-litzer prize for the article. Ok, that was bad.
Programming Note: Reagan is going on a vaCATion and will be back on August 12th with more news and more cats.
Cats should be snuggling, not smuggling! But apparently cats are the new drug mules, or in this case, cell phone mules.
A Russian prison caught a cat being used as a courier, smuggling banned cell phones and chargers into a prison camp in the country体彩手机在线怎么下载’s remote far north. The black and white cat was detained Friday evening as it climbed the fence of the region’s Number One corrective labour camp with two cell phones, batteries and chargers strapped to its back using tape.
“They have foiled various attempts to smuggle banned objects into Prison Colony Number One before, but in the case of the cat, the prison colony is at a loss: nothing like this has happened in the prison’s history,” the regional prison service said.
Apparently cat smugglers are becoming a “new thing”. Earlier this year, another cat (or was it the SAME CAT!?!?!) was caught . Wrapped around the cat’s torso were two small saws, two drills for concrete, a headset, a cell phone, a cell phone charger and three batteries. The cat, it appeared, belonged to the inmates and traveled between the prison and the 体彩手机在线怎么下载s of the inmates’ families, who live in the area.
But which specific inmate the cat belonged to was undetermined because, as the prison spokesperson cleverly noted, “It will be hard to figure out who is responsible, as the cat does not talk.” Indeed.