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Today's Celebrity Cat: Salem Saberhagen

Sunday, 02 August 2009 17:02

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Salem from the show:  Sabrina the Teenage Witch

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Today's Celebrity Cat: Macavity the bus traveling wonder cat!

Saturday, 01 August 2009 12:37

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The feline, which has a purple collar, gets onto the busy Walsall to Wolverhampton bus at the same stop most mornings - he then jumps off at the next stop 400m down the road, near a fish and chip shop. Read More...

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Today's Celebrity Cat: Cooper The Cat... & Artist!!!!!

Thursday, 12 February 2009 22:07

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The owner's of Cross Films had a cool idea to outfit their  family cat with a small light weight camera for one day a week in 2008.  The result was thousands of cool pics!!!  Check Cooper The Cat's artwork in the Sample's above.
 
"This is art without pretense to it," said Michael Cross. "This is an art form that's not intimidating."
 
"It really is a different view. I think of our neighborhood as very urban but through his eyes, it's green, lush, going through backyards and shortcuts," Deirdre Cross said. "I feel like I have a different relationship with it through his perspective."
 

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Rest In Peace in peace India the cat.

Monday, 05 January 2009 23:18

Very sad news: President, Mrs. Bush, Barbara, and Jenna Deeply Saddened by Passing of Their Cat India ("Willie") 

The President, Mrs. Bush, Barbara, and Jenna are deeply saddened by the passing of their cat India ("Willie"). The 18 year-old female black American Shorthair died Sunday, January 4, 2009 at home at the White House.

When Barbara was nine years old, she named India after the former Texas Ranger baseball player, Ruben Sierra, who was called "El Indio." When Barbara and Jenna moved away to college, India, affectionately called "Kitty" by the family, stayed at the White House with the President and Mrs. Bush.

India was a beloved member of the Bush family for almost two decades. She will be greatly missed.

 

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Yesterday's Celebrity Cat: Fritz the Cat

Friday, 02 January 2009 0:03

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Moviestar cat: Fritz the Cat...  "glib, smooth and self-assured,"  a underground comic book character of the 1960's.  So why is Fritz our celebrity cat of YESTERday?  Because, I had WAY too many homemade white russian's (my favorite newyear drink)... and this entry came too late.  Fritz was actually suppposed to be the 1st celebrity of 2009.  Anywhoo, check him out on Wikipedia:  Source 

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Today's Celeb Cat!!!! MC SCATCAT!

Tuesday, 23 December 2008 22:34

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The real superstar of the music video for Paula Abdul's "Opposite's Attract"!  MC Skat Kat dances and sang backup! Check out the video!

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Milk... Milk??? Milk!!!

Monday, 22 December 2008 22:49

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I don't know this cat's name, but I think he/she is a celebrity for sure....  What am I talking about?   Okay, this is ANOTHER really great article about a well trained cat.  This article is a few years old, but hey... I love cats and am interested in as much info as possible.  Loti writes about teaching a cat to actually SAY MILK!  

Teaching Your Cat Tricks
By: Loti
Posted: April 11th, 2004

"I don't believe you. A cat can't talk." My good friend was laughing at me so I invited him over to my house to see for himself.

Well, my cat knows how to say one word, "milk", but he says it plainly and there is no confusion as to what he says or what he wants. My friend was astonished.

But that's not all this cat can do. He can also play dead and roll over on command. These tricks are usually reserved for dogs and most folks will argue that you can't teach a cat tricks. "They are too independent and won't cater to their human owner," they say.

It's true that a cat is independent, but there are times when the cat will cater to their owner to get a choice bit of meat, or when it needs pampering with extensive petting.

Over the last 30 years, I have had the pleasure of owning many different cats. I enjoyed observing them and relating to them in a way that only a cat lover would understand. They all had different personalities, from being aloof and haughty to being shy and timid. But all of them were able to communicate their needs and wants to me in some way. One particular trait they all share is the one of independence mixed with the joy of sharing a purring moment with their human friend.

A cat's disposition and personality is much different from that of a dog, so their training is different also.

First of all, you can't just decide to teach the cat a trick and do it. The cat has to be ready to receive instruction and in the mood to do something to please it's owner.

Secondly, the cat has to already be doing something naturally that you can build your trick on.

One of my cats enjoyed running after a rubber band that I shot into the air. He would pick it up in his teeth and wander about with it. During one of these sessions when he was ready to play with me, I shot the rubber band off into the air and as he carried it about in his mouth, I called him to me with a treat in my hand. Naturally at first, he would drop the band to come get the treat. But I didn't give it to him.

We kept playing with the band until he actually kept the band in his mouth while coming to me for a treat. Then I gave him the treat. It wasn't long before he routinely retrieved the band for me in exchange for a treat. He had finally associated bringing the band to me with the getting of a treat.

Cats are generally smart. They just don't feel the need to fuss over their human owners as dogs do. Sometimes, you just have to have patience and wait until they do something clever and then reward it.

To train my other cat to play dead, I just approached him when he was already laying down. I said, "play dead, Smokey," and since he was already doing that, I gave him a treat. I did this many times until one time I approached him with a treat when he was walking around but interested in the treat.

"Play dead," I said. Then I gently pushed him into a laying position before giving him a treat. Soon he was doing it over and over again to get the treat.

To extend that into rolling over, I got him to play dead and then gently I rolled him over while saying "roll over". He got his treat and he was soon doing this trick also on command.

So how about saying "milk", you ask?

Whenever I would go to my fridge and open the door, my cat would coming running.

"Meow." The cat wanted some milk which I would give him. Then I began to mimic him adding a k to the meow.

"Meowk." I would say repeatedly before giving the cat a drink of milk.

The cat was soon pronouncing 'meowk', adding the k on the end. The next step was to alter meowk to milk. And, sure enough, the cat changed ever so slightly to pronounce the word 'milk'.

So if you want to teach your cat a trick or two, remember these things:
1. Be patient. Make sure the cat is receptive to the teaching you are to give him.
2. Build your trick upon some habit or behavior the cat is already doing.
3. Don't scold your cat for not performing. Only use rewards to establish the new behavior.
4. And remember to consult your vet or pet professional before using any advice when working with your cat.

Important: Please consult your own vet or pet professional before using any advice!

©2005 Loti  SOURCE

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Today's Celebrity Cat: Garfield

Monday, 22 December 2008 4:37

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I think this may be our most famous celebrity cat yet...

Garfeild, the Cat

 

Born: June 19, 1978

 

 

Garfield was born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant and subsequently developed a taste for lasagne.

 
Dislikes:

  • exercise (or any form of work),
  • diets,
  • Mondays   

Sometimes seen as lazy and fat, Garfield is also pessimistic, cynical, sarcastic and sardonic. He enjoys destroying things, mauling the mailman, and tormenting Odie; he also makes snide comments, usually about Jon's (his owner’s)  inability to get a date.

 

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Today's Celeb Cat: Felix The Cat

Tuesday, 02 December 2008 0:35

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Felix the Cat first hit the screen on November 9, 1919, in Feline Follies. The mischievous feline—created by Otto Messmer for the Pat Sullivan studio—rocketed to fame, holding a spot as the world's most popular cartoon character until the advent of Mickey Mouse. The wild, witty cartoons made during this period included such classics as Felix in Hollywood (1923), Felix Switches Witches (1927), and Comicalamities (1928). They were released by Paramount Pictures (1919-21), M. J. Winkler (1922-25), Educational Pictures (1925-28), First National (1928-29), and Copley Pictures (1929-31). When Felix's screen career faded in the 1930s, the cat spent a few decades in a memorable series of comic books and strips. Source

  

In 1927, Felix the Cat became the first official parade balloon. Macy's filled the rubber animal with helium but didn't have a plan for deflating it when the parade was done, so Felix was just released into the air. Source

   

Check out Felix’s website. Felix The Cat

 

 

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Wow! Nora the cat is the feline Mozart!!!

Saturday, 29 November 2008 20:33

This is not a trick that was taught to Nora. She began sitting at the piano at about one-year-old. She's four now. She plays only when the mood strikes her, which is usually several time a times a day for short periods.

 

 

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