Does your cat sit around all day, doing nothing? Maybe it should start contributing something! This lovely video shows the array of jobs available for cats.

Some of us like to kiss our cats. A few might, jokingly, bite the cat when play-fighting. But, have you ever considered LICKING your cat? Cats love when we scratch and pet them, because it feels like another cat is grooming them, sort of. Your scratches just aren’t scratchy enough.

Trying to lick your cat sounds really stupid, especially since your tongue will immediately be filled with cat hair. The solution (??!) to this issue my rest in this new, weird invention: The LICKI Brush.

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LICKI is a soft silicone brush, designed to feel pleasurable to your cat’s skin. You are supposed to grasp LICKI’s bite portion with your teeth, slowly approach your cat when and, well, lick them.

The Kickstarter project has raised over 11,000 USD, with 34 more days to reach the goal of 36,500 Dollars.

So, who’s into some LICKING?

 

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Going to work and missing your cat? Feel like squishing a bit of a cat paw? This mouse might satisfy your needs.

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The Pnitty Mouse is toy-like computer mouse shaped like a cat paw, and it has soft, squishy pads underneath. This mouse isn’t available for purchase yet, but it successfully raised money through the crowdfunding site Makuake in order to start marketing.

 

What a better way to start the year, then to watch lots and lots of cute cats?

Here’s a very cool video, in which “Happy New Year 2016” is spelled with… eating cats!

Happy New Year everybody!

These are Gandalf (on the right) and Bella (on the left), having a go at each other. No kittens were harmed in the process of taking this photo.

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Here’s a lovely story about the kindness of people and cops in Korea. A kitten that was abandoned in a police station in Korea was adopted by one of the cats.

“…unable to find the animal’s owner, an officer took Mango in and brought it to a local vet. A lump was discovered in the animal’s stomach, and it needed to be removed. The operation would cost 500,000 won (US$460). The officer created a “support group” for the cat and began collecting money to cover the procedure…”

A short time after that, an identical kitten appeared at the police station!

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“Now, both felines live in the police station, stretching out where they like, and coming and going as they please. Before heading out of the station, officers will stop and play with the cats. When they return, the cops will feed them snacks.”

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Did you know declawing a cat is like removing your first knuckle in every finger? Do you know why you shouldn’t give milk to cats? How were cats related to the Black Death? And which pope liked cats?

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Look at this cat, swimming in a bath like it ain’t no thing!

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Choosing your pet cat is first and foremost about connection. When you go to a shelter or if you find a stray cat that needs a home, the most important thing is that you and the cat have a bond. A lot of times, the cat will choose you – it will come to you, rub against your legs or simply fall asleep in your hands – all signs of trust and affection. If you want to adopt a cat, you might be asking yourself whether to get a kitten or an adult cat. We’ll try to help you out.

Kittens are extremely cute and playful. They are full of energy, they need supervision and attention, and you need to enforce some sort of discipline, in order to teach them that certain activities and behavior are unacceptable. A kitten is like a child – you have to look after it more closely than you would with an adult cat, you need to protect fragile and expensive possessions (vases, plants, earphone cables), etc. Taking care of a kitten can be exhausting sometimes. It also takes a lot of patience. That said, a kitten is tons of fun. Cat owners may get frustrated with the kitten’s naughtiness, but in retrospect, most of us miss the time when our lazy, sleepy cats were kittens.

If you are adopting a kitten, be prepared for at least a year of super-energetic running, jumping, toe-hunting and general enjoyable mayhem. Consider adopting TWO kittens, instead of just one, because this way they will play a lot with each other, and will demand less of your attention.

Adult cats are less sought after. Most people prefer to adopt kittens. Still, some of us may not have the time an energy for dealing with an energetic kitten. If that’s the case with you, choose an adult cat. When a cat passes its first year, they tend to become calmer and they need less attention. They sleep more than kittens, and they eat less (kittens eat a lot of food, to fuel those playful energies). If you are adopting from a shelter, the cat may already be spayed, which saves money and hassle. Also, since people prefer kittens, adopting an adult cat is a really good deed – adult cats might wait months or even years before getting adopted.