cats

felicia hello kitty

I’ll bet you’re wondering about that picture. I’m just going to let Felicia Day’s quote be the explanation:

Now that I learned that Hello Kitty isn’t a cat but a little girl, my dreams can come true and this will be my future family portrait.

That quote is just one of the myriad reactions out there to the (OMG SHOCKING) news that Sanrio’s Hello Kitty isn’t a cat.

This news comes from a correction made by Sanrio to wording used by University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano for her upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in October.

“I was corrected — very firmly,” Yano told the L.A. Times. “That’s one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show. Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.”

Yep, Hello Kitty is not a cat. Charmy Kitty is a cat. Also, according to her back story her real name is Kitty White, she’s British, and her height and weight are measured in apples.

Cue “The More You Know” graphic.

Photo by Felicia Day.

(via LAist)

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cat desk

If you own a cat, you understand the dilemma of trying to work while attempting to keep your cat off your keyboard and from chewing on your headphones. Luckily LYCS Architecture understands this problem; they’ve come up with a CATable. The design has plenty of work space for your computer and your kitty. It features several holes and tunnels for a feline to scurry though. That should be enough to satisfy a cat’s curiosity and keep it entertained while you keep working. Hopefully, they will be available for sale at some point.

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Wall-E was absolutely adorable and this remake of the movie using a kitten makes it even more precious. The kitten version of Wall-E is so stinking cute, you’ll wish you could just reach right into your screen and snuggle his cute little furry face. Add in narration by a very enthusiastic little kid and it’s all over.

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cat cards

(via The Clearly Dope)

catraptor copy

Do you remember that scene in Jurassic Park where the kids are in the kitchen and they’re trying to hide from those raptors? Of course you do. Now replace those raptors with cats, and you’ve got Cat Raptor by We Are Camera Studio. Why replace dinosaurs with cats you say? Because the Internet loves cats. And goats. I don’t know why. Just go with it.

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wolverine cat

He’s the kitty with adamantium claws. The feline with fierce nails.

He is Wolverine Cat.

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The world is full of different kinds of cat breeds, and a new one has joined the ranks: meet Lykoi cats. This is a real kind of cat developed by breeders who once worked with hairless breeds. You can definitely see some of the similarities to hairless cats, and the Lykoi has a distinct resemblance to werewolves. How did they come to be? The Lykoi website explains:

“The Lykoi Cat is a natural mutation from a domestic shorthair that has the appearance of a werewolf. The mutation has occurred in other cats, but to date, no reports of anyone starting a breed have been made. Our founding cats come from two unrelated litters. The first litter was presented to Patti Thomas as a natural occurring Sphynx mutation (they were born around July 2010). The mother was a black domestic shorthair. Upon receiving the kittens, (a brother, sister, and their mother), she knew they were not Sphynx. This confirmation was done with DNA testing for Devon/Sphynx gene which the kittens did not have.”

They’ve done testing to rule out genetic diseases and to look for skin abnormalities. Tests apparently showed the mutation was natural, and the breeding program only officially began at that point – that was in September 2011.

I have to say the cats are pretty darn cute, but if you’re considering a Lykoi, I’d give the breed several years to ensure there aren’t health issues.

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space kitty laser pointer

Cats can’t resist the lure of a red laser dot and, for that matter, neither can toddlers. We don’t recommend using this wacky Space Pirate Kitty Laser Pointer with kids though; nope, it’s just for the felines. The silly mashup toy releases the laser from it’s only good eye. You only have to press a button on the top of the pointer’s head to activate the fun. It’s entertaining and a good way to get your lazy kitty exercising.

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war doctor mew

Doctor Who and cats. It’s not the craziest mashup I’ve seen and given my love of felines and Time Lords, I’m a fan. Artist Jenny Parks created the Doctor Mew series a little while ago, but it was time to add new faces – the War Doctor and the 12th Doctor have joined the line-up. I love the gruff look of the War Doctor in comparison to the sleek and tidy look of the 12th. I would like both of these outfits for my cats.

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