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Friday Catblogging: Woman Accidentally Dyes Her Cat Yellow with Turmeric Treatment

Morgan Smith reports that Thammapa Supamas, a woman living in Thailand, accidentally dyed her cat yellow while treating a fungal infection on the pet’s limbs: Supamas applied a turmeric scrub to heal a red, irritated patch of skin on the white cat’s leg, she shared on Facebook. The plant extract has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties…

Dog runs sweet potato stand in Hokkaido

One reads that a Japanese dog has significant managerial responsibilities — SAPPORO — A Shiba Inu dog that “manages” a baked sweet potato store alone in a residential area of this city is building a loyal following that matches the breed’s faithful reputation. Ken, the 4-year-old Japanese hunting dog in Sapporo, the capital of Japan’s…

Friday Catblogging: Well, British Cats, Perhaps…

Hannah Sparks reports that Big cats prefer the warm, spicy scent of Calvin Klein’s Obsession cologne: What drives the felines wild? The intoxicating aroma of Calvin Klein’s Obsession, according to zookeepers in the UK. A recent shortage of perfumes, which help to soothe the sometimes aggressive animals, has lead the Banham Zoo in Norfolk, England,…

Dangers Imagined and Real

Taylor Lorenz writes of unjustified worries about the ‘Momo Challenge’ in Momo Is Not Trying to Kill Children (‘Like eating Tide Pods and snorting condoms, the Momo challenge is a viral hoax’).   Lorenz has made a career of observing and reporting on social media trends, and reassures that On Tuesday afternoon, a Twitter user going…

Friday Catblogging: Not Humans After All

A years-long search for a serial cat killer has found unexpected culprits. Amy Held reports London Police Outfoxed, Abandon 3-Year Search For Serial Cat Killer: It was a damp and dreary November nearly three years ago, when the London Metropolitan Police decided it was time to act. People kept calling with reports of grisly findings:…