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Robo Pets Can Never Replace Real Pets

Marie Carter | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

Anyone who has ever been responsible for a pet knows they give as good as they get in terms of unconditional love and devotion. So, I read with some amusement the thoughts of an 'animal welfare' researcher in Oz who believes that robotic pets will soon replace our beloved living and breathing best friends.

For Some Weird Reason, A School Filmed Their Pupils Dancing With Dead Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

WARNING: The video above may be disturbing to some viewers. Video footage of an American school in Oklahoma City has emerged of nine of its student...

Merlin The Cat Breaks World Record For Loudest Purr

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A cat, who purrs louder than a dishwasher, has broken the world record with his epic roar. Merlin the cat's purring measures 67.8 decibels at its l...

Is 'Concerned Kitten' The New Grumpy Cat?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Comedy

We may have just found our new spirit animal. Say hello to Gary the kitten: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; ...

Cat Starts A Fight With His Own Reflection

JukinMedia | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Comedy

The owner of this cat catches him hurling himself into a wall-mounted mirror, trying to ostensibly pounce on his own reflection. When the cat realizes...

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, t...

Guy Builds Special Box So He Can Cycle With His Kittens And Show Them The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Mushi and Cheesy might be two of the most well-travelled cats in Europe. They got a front row seat to 300 miles of beautiful scenery courtesy of owner...

7 Reasons You Need To Get A Cat (Like, Now)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cats are like unicorns, but better. They're bloody wonderful creatures. And as if that, in itself, isn't enough to tempt you to become the proud o...

Cat-Lovers: Keep Your Moggies Away From High-Pitched Sounds

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you jangle your keys within earshot of your cat, you might think twice, as scientists have found that high-pitched sounds could be hazardous...

Diplomacy Is Key in Animal Welfare

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

Without animal welfare laws in place the situation is still extremely uncertain for rescuers and the animals alike. Cats are officially not classed as food in China which means they should not be subject to any seizure and quarantine inspections. The constant uphill task which we will all continue to approach diplomatically is how to explain this.

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 24.05.2015 | 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 18.05.2015 | 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...