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    Willow: Bidens welcome new family cat to the White House

    She is a short-haired, two-year-old gray tabby named Willow. The name is inspired by the first lady’s hometown of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Biden first met Willow at a campaign stop in 2020, according to information provided by the first lady’s press secretary Michael LaRosa, when the cat jumped on stage and the owners of the farm where the event was being held noticed the “immediate bond”they shared. “Willow is settling into the White House with her favorite toys, treats, and plenty of room to smell and explore,” LaRosa said in a statement. In April, the first lady said in an  

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    Brain size found to have decreased in domesticated cats

    Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A combined team of researchers from the University of Vienna and National Museums Scotland, has found that the brain size of domestic cats is smaller than their African ancestors. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes how they measured and compared cranial capacity in multiple types of cats and what they found by doing so. Prior research has shown that domestication of animals by humans generally leads to a decrease in brain size. To date, this has been seen in dogs, sheep and rabbits. In this new effort,  

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    Malay Man Performs CPR on Cat Rescued From Building Where Fire Broke Out

    A heart-wrenching video of a firefighter giving CPR to a cat is going viral on social media. According to reports, the video is from Miri, Malaysia, and the firefighter giving CPR to the cat is PB Mohammad Ainli Akhbar. The video was shared on Facebook on a page, Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia Negeri Sarawak. In the video, one can see a cat in an unconscious state. It is being said that the cat was trapped in the fire. The cat was taken out safely somehow. But even after being rescued, it did not show any movement. Seeing the unconscious  

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    I am a not a cat litter box joke

    They’re furious. Members of the “furries” fantasy subculture tell The Post they’re not wild about this week’s viral rumor that a Michigan school put a litter box in one of its bathrooms for “the kids that identify as cats,” as one harried parent put it. Far from merely identifying as felines, furries are an anthropomorphic community whose members sometimes dress up as a variety of animals at conventions, or who have a special “fursona” with whom they connect. At least 250,000 Americans identify as “furries,” and though a subset of the group say they’re into it for sexual reasons, more  

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    Farewell, dear friend: Our beloved cat’s dying days bring a flood of tears. And love

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – It’s a day that I always knew would come, but that didn’t make it any easier. We had to say goodbye to our old cat, Malkovich, earlier this month. Mal was 15. We had 11 beautiful years with him after getting him from Animal Care and Control in Charleston in 2010. It wasn’t enough time. Pets are family. It’s hard to let them go. I’ve cried more for that cat over the last three weeks than I have over some people that I’ve lost in my life. Mal was our first family pet. We went to  

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    Russian owner of the world’s fattest cat denies she’s cruel

    Owner of the world’s ‘fattest cat’ hits back at critics who claim she’s deliberately overfed her pet to make the feline stand out on Instagram Russian cat owner hit out over instagram at online critics who said it was cruelty They revealed the cat’s worrying weight is from health problems post pregnancy The cat is on a 29 gram diet of Royal Canin diet cat food to manage her weight By Jessica Summers For Mailonline Published: 11:55 EST, 27 January 2022 | Updated: 11:58 EST, 27 January 2022 A cat owner has hit back at online trolls  

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    Scientists uncover the secret to fishing cats’ hunting success

    When the famously enigmatic fishing cat hunts in deep water, it keeps calm and stays still. At least, most of the time.   Asia’s Prionailurus viverrinus prowls swamps and marshes at night, searching for fish that could make for a nutritious meal. Depending on how deep the water is, the wild feline switches its hunting strategy to maximize its energy gain, scientists report December 24 in Mammalia. The report offers “the first detailed look at how the fishing cat hunts,” says coauthor Tiasa Adhya, a Kolkata-based biologist. One of the foremost experts on the species, Adhya in 2010 cofounded The  

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    Cat brains have shrunk since they were domesticated by humans, new study confirms

    Cat brains have shrunk significantly since humans began looking after them as pets 10,000 years ago, according to a new study that sheds more light on the effects of domestication on mammals. While reduced brain size, compared with wild individuals, is believed to be a key characteristic of domesticated mammal species, researchers, including Raffaela Lesch from the University of Vienna, said such brain size comparisons are often based on old, inaccessible literature. In some cases, they say studies that drew comparisons between domestic animals and wild species may no longer represent the true progenitor species of the domestic species being  

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