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The Death of Embarrassment Over Pet Bereavement

Marie Carter | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

There is little doubt that losing a beloved pet can leave a massive hole in a family's life. Unlike the death of a human family member, which understandably attracts a huge outflow of sympathy, love and care in both actions and words, the death of a pet can be bewildering for other reasons.

George The Standing Is Your New Favourite Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Meet George. He's a cat that prefers to stand. We're not sure why but it appears he doesn't muck like the view from up there as he looks permane...

What's So Wrong With 'Pet Parenting'?

Marie Carter | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Parents
Marie Carter

What's so wrong anyway with treating a dog or even a cat like a 'fur kid'? Or perhaps I am already on a losing argument when I use the term 'fur kid', as it is so often derided? Pets have 'personhood'; they can act and create a relationship.

15 Cat GIFs To Distract You From The General Election

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Whether you're bored of the general election coverage or anxious at the prospect of your party not gaining power - or possibly both - here's some ligh...

Nothing To See Here. Just A Cat Standing Up Like A Human

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Comedy

This cat just made our day. And she might just make yours, too. For Vasilisa the Kurilian Bobtail has a very special talent. Or a bizarre habit....

Is Poor Assessment of Our Pets' Body Shape Fuelling Pet Obesity?

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Obesity is the number one concern among vets when it comes to man's best friend but worryingly, nearly half of people surveyed are not aware that it's a major issue. Yet obesity is linked to serious problems such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and a shorter life expectancy.

5 Ways to Keep 'your' Cat Intellectually Stimulated

Kismet Johnson | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Kismet Johnson

If you can get Cat to skip around to Ballets Russes, he'll associate music with playtime. He might even develop a sense of cat-rhythm-to-go-with-human-music.

Notes From a Housesit: Barcelona, Part Two

Roberta Verdant | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Last week, I fell in love with Barcelona. Some cities just make beautiful sense. Barcelona is one of them. Long, straight Roman roads to follow, squares thronged by palm trees. Great architecture, café culture, the beach.

Karl Lagerfeld's Cat Earned £2 Million Last Year

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You know something in the world isn't quite right when a cat's bringing in more than one of the world's top models. But that's exactly what's going...

Notes From a Housesit: Barcelona

Roberta Verdant | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I didn't know Barcelona before I came. In total I have nine days here. I picked people's brains for Barcelona recommendations before I arrived; it's such a much-loved city. Still, though, one of my housesitting pleasures is moving to my own rhythms.

Meet Albert, The Cat Who Looks Permanently Angry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Having 'bitchy resting face' is an unfortunate affliction. Not least when you're a cat. Take Albert, here. Whose owners clearly think he suffers no...

'Oh, You're Working? Let Me Sleep On Your Keyboard' And Other Pieces Of Cat Logic

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Cats do some weird stuff. Like sitting literally everywhere that's inconvenient. Or destroying any expensive piece of furniture you own despite hav...

Is This The Unlikely New Leading Lady In 'Cats'?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Former 'Loose Women' star Jane McDonald will take over the role of Grizabella in 'Cats', recently played by Nicole Scherzinger, according to reports. ...

Ten Reasons Why Pets Are Powerful

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

It's incredible how those animals formed an integral part of my childhood theatre, and that they were not only very much a part of the action, but they were also key protagonists.

Instant Karma Reveals Why You Should Never Be Mean To Your Cat

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Here is the most karmic-worthy lesson ever on why you should never be mean to your cat – and it’s just 36 seconds long. The scene: A ginger mo...

This Is Why You Can't Take A Cat Fishing With You

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy

When this guy pulled a fish out of the water, he certainly wasn't expecting to be ambushed! But a naughty enemy snuck up from behind and snatched h...

This Won 'GIF Of The Year'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech

It's that time of the year again when the prestigious "GIFYS" reveals the web's favourite GIFs, whether they're a cat wiggling its bottom or President...

Meet Sam, The Cat With Incredible (Freaky) Eyebrows

Barcroft Media | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought the path to riches and fame was via hard work or a lottery ticket, think again. It's by owning a pet with an oddball facial feature. ...

Talking To Your Cat In Cat Will Backfire

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Tech

How many of us talk to our pets? Probably all of us at one point or another have spoken to an animal, disregarding all common sense in favour of speak...

This Woman Runs A Retirement Home Just For Old Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An English charity is running what they believe to be the only feline retirement home in the world. Lincolnshire Trust For Cats has almost 80 elder...

Paws for Thought: Are Cat Cafes a Special New Home for Rescued Kitties or a Quirky New Commodity for Trendy Humans?

Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Pitocchi

Furry felines have left their paw print firmly on many aspects of society. Historically, cats were considered gods by the Ancient Egyptians who worshipped the ground they prowled on.

24 Cats And Dogs To Inspire You To Make Your Face Funny For Red Nose Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Comedy

The theme of this year's Red Nose Day is 'Make Your Face Funny For Money'. So if you're after some ideas for how to do just that, may we suggest fo...

Men Love Cats Too: Photos Prove That Felines Aren't Just For Females

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We don't want to come over all gender stereotyping, but many people assume most cat owners are women. And this is precisely why photographer a...

Cat Groomer Turns Pet Into A Lion, Who Seems Less Than Happy About It

Barcroft | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you're left reeling over the sight of cat hair all over your bed, it might be worth looking up Steven Harrold. The professional cat groom...

More of This and Less of That

Arabella Noortman | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Arabella Noortman

Lately I've been dwelling on things in the world at large that I would like to see either more of or less of in 2015.