Cat Interview!

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Yoshi and Gatsby got interviewed by Truffles the cat at “Melissa’s Mysteries, Mochas and Meows”: http://www.mochasmysteriesmeows.com/2014/02/truffles-interviewsyoshi-gatsby-from.html#comment-form

If you’ve ever wanted to see a cat interview other cats, this is your lucky day! Melissa’s Mysteries, Mochas and Meows is a great blog that concentrates on mystery novels, cats and cat mystery novels. Oddly enough, I never see much about coffee on that blog.

Cats in the News with Yoshi the cat

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Hello people! Yoshi here. As a cat who keeps up with current affairs, I thought that I would take this opportunity to share a few of the interesting cat related news stories that I’ve come across.

-Here’s a report from TIME magazine about cats ability to forecast the weather:
http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/02/17/heres-how-to-predict-the-weather-using-your-cat/?iid=obnetwork
I’d bet a can of tuna that cats have a higher accuracy rate that your local tv weatherman.

-If you’re diabetic you may want to skip this next story. Its about a program in Pennslyvania where kids volunteer to read to cats at an animal shelter:
http://www.today.com/pets/purrs-not-frowns-kids-feel-comfortable-reading-aloud-shelter-cats-2D12103268
This is for a great cause but I’m not sure that it qualifies as news. Now if the cats were reading to the kids, then you would have a Pulitzer Prize winning story.

-And finally here’s a serious story about a couple of sisters that were held hostage and how a cat helped them survive the ordeal:
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_25197656/filipino-sisters-freed-from-8-months-captivity?source=rss
After reading that I’m not going to make any sort of flippant comment. I just marvel at the capacity of my fellow cats to help humans through even the most stressful situations. You people are so lucky to have us.

That’s the feline news for this week.

Cats in the News with Yoshi Smith

Yoshi

Hello people! Yoshi here with my monthly look at the latest cat news.

-Last week was April Fools Day and for some reason you humans love to include cats in your annual foolishness. Here’s an article about a couple of cat-related pranks:http://www.cnet.com/news/cats-all-the-rage-for-april-fools-day-jokes/
Hmm. I actually like the Google keyboard for cats.

-I came across this article about the depiction of cats with flaming backpacks in 16th century German Manuscripts: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140310-rocket-cats-animals-manuscript-artillery-history/
At first I thought that the cats in these drawings were wearing jetpacks. The truth is far less cool.

-Here’s a story from the UK about a cat who decided to stow away in a sofa: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2595128/Armchair-man-MEOW-Cat-stowed-away-owners-sofa-donated-charity-shop-discovered-five-days-later-heard-meowing.html
Wait, this couple named this cat Crockett and their other cat Tubbs? There are people in England who name their cats after thirty year old television shows from other countries? Weird.

-In Portland, OR a 22 pound cat attacked a baby and then trapped the adults in their bedroom: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/10/pet-cat-attacks-baby-traps-owners_n_4937904.html I don’t know what that baby said to that cat to set him off but it must have been particularly insulting.

More weird cat items on Ebay

Here are some more goofy feline items up for bid on Ebay:

Ceramic Cat toothbrush holder

Who wouldn't want their toothbrush sticking out of a cat's rear end?

Who wouldn’t want their toothbrush sticking out of a cat’s rear end?

“Paws” T Shirt

Paws Tee Shirt ' "we're gonna need a bigger featherstick!"

“We’re gonna need a bigger featherstick!”

“Cat Butt Field Guide” Coin Purse
cat butt field guide coin purse

The Tao of the Cat Drinking Glasses

"Tao of the Cat" drinking glasses. The tao of the cat is to do your thing and leave the kitty alone.

“Tao of the Cat” drinking glasses. The tao of the cat is to do your thing and leave the kitty alone.

Cat Butt hand soap
cat butt hand soap

Gatsby’s Weird Cat Websites

Gatsby surfing the web

Gatsby surfing the web

There are some odd places on the internet. Some of them are feline-centric. My cat Gatsby has a few favorites:

Cats Sleep in Weird Places: We all know that cats can pick odd places to rest but here’s some photographic evidence.
http://catssleepinweirdplaces.tumblr.com/

Brides throwing cats: That’s right, its pictures of brides throwing CATS instead of bouquets. Actually its just photoshop magic but it looks funny.
http://bridesthrowingcats.com/

Cats that look like Hitler: I don’t even know what say.
http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigmiaow.pl

Garfield minus Garfield: The Garfield comic strip with Garfield removed from each episode. The result makes his owner Jon seem like a madman.
http://www.gocomics.com/garfieldminusgarfield#.Uvfj90KYbmQ

My Cat Hates You: Tons of pictures of cats being cats.
http://www.mycathatesyou.com/

Catmoji: This site isn’t that weird but it has a lot of cat pictures. Some of which are very odd.
http://catmoji.com/

PETECTIVES: UNDER FIRE

Yoshi and Gatsby’s latest adventure is out!

It’s the 4th of July and the Petectives are feeling the heat! In the midst of a sweltering heat wave, feline detectives Yoshi and Gatsby get word that an old enemy is back and running a protection racket in their neighborhood. When an attack lands Gatsby’s girlfriend in the veterinary hospital, he gets hot under the collar but it may take Yoshi’s cool logic to shut down a gang of animal criminals and clear a dog from a horrible accusation. The Petectives are back and there’s going to be fireworks!

Here are the links:

Amazon Kindle ebook

Amazon Kindle ebook

Amazon Paperback

Amazon Paperback

Barnes & Noble paperback link:

Barnes & Noble paperback

Barnes & Noble paperback