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Friday Catblogging: A Study on Cats & Milk Prebiotics

Lauren Quinn reports Milk prebiotics are the cat’s meow, research shows: If you haven’t been the parent or caregiver of an infant in recent years, you’d be forgiven for missing the human milk oligosaccharide trend in infant formulas. These complex carbohydrate supplements mimic human breast milk and act like prebiotics, boosting beneficial microbes in babies’ guts.…

Friday Catblogging: Cat on a Hot Train Roof

The BBC reports that a cat narrowly avoided disaster after being spotted on the roof of a train as it prepared to depart: The tabby was seen on an Avanti West Coast train at London Euston, about half an hour before it was due to leave for Manchester at 21:00 GMT on Tuesday. Passengers were transferred…

Friday Catblogging: Sterling Davis, Defender of Cats

Meet Sterling Davis, the Cat Trap King of Atlanta. Coming from his own rough childhood, Sterling wanted to lend a hand to others that are abused and voiceless. He began working at a shelter and quickly fell in love with the stray cats in his neighborhood. His goal is to save cats and teach the…

Friday Catblogging: A Tiger in Seattle

Malayan tiger Azul jumps into the spotlight today for her debut. She’s the first female Malayan tiger at our Zoo. In the future, we will introduce her to our male, Bumi, in the hope that they produce cubs. Read more at https://t.co/PQHNibd7cJ #TongueOutTuesday #EndangeredSpecies pic.twitter.com/h7d1mL76s7 — Woodland Park Zoo (@woodlandparkzoo) January 19, 2021 Without question,…

Friday Catblogging: Did Mozart Like to Imitate Cats?

Maddy Shaw Roberts, at classicfm, writes that Mozart apparently liked to imitate cats. Here’s the tail as we know it:  This lovely little anecdote has been floating around since the 19th century. Karoline von Greiner Pichler, an Austrian novelist and former student of Mozart, describes her teacher in her 1843 memoirs, quoted in Otto Deutsch’s Mozart:…