Via A Twisted Pair
“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” - Charles Dickens
Did you know that tomorrow is a very rare day?
Via Cole & Marmalade
Baby monkey taking a bath. I can’t bare the cuteness.
The Cute Beaver Compilation
Talkeetna’s feline mayor contemplates retirement: Stubbs the cat has faithfully served his constituents for 17 years, and his owner says it might be time for him to leave Alaska’s political arena.
"I recently snuggled with the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. He was friendly and quite diplomatic, making sure to give everyone who’d traveled to see him an equal amount of attention. In return, we all gave Stubbs, a 17-year-old cat, a few scratches behind the ears. We could be some of the last Talkeetna tourists to do so. The mayoral Manx has served Talkeetna, which is home to fewer than 900 people, since July 18, 1997 when he was still just a kitten. It’s rumored that Stubbs was elected mayor following a write-in campaign by voters who opposed the human candidates. However, Talkeetna has no actual mayor and no election — the town is run by a community council. Nagley’s General Store in Talkeetna, AlaskaStubbs conducts his unofficial mayoral business from Nagley’s General Store, where he can often be found sleeping in a basket or sipping his favorite cocktail: water with a catnip garnish. On the day we met, Stubbs was doing the rounds in and around the store, greeting his constituents, as well as tourists who were in town for Memorial Day weekend. Eventually, he curled up beneath a picnic table for a nap. Having recently turned 85 in cat years, Stubbs may soon retire from life in the political spotlight. His owner, Lauri Stec, says she may move Stubbs into her house to take a break from the deluge of visitors who flock to the store each summer to see him. She says Stubbs will likely hate being stuck at the house, but she’s concerned about his health — and his penchant for trouble. - "He’s definitely used up 100 lives," - she recently told the Alaska Dispatch. In August, Stubbs was mauled by a dog, an attack that left him with a punctured lung, crushed sternum, bruised hips and a deep gash. He was rushed to a veterinary clinic in Wasilla, Alaska, and eventually made a full recovery. In addition to surviving the assassination attempt, Stubbs has also lived through being shot with a BB gun and falling into a cold fryer at the café attached to Nagley’s General Store. If Stubbs leaves the store this summer, his fans — who hail from regions far outside his constituency, from the likes of Turkey, Australia and China — will still be able to keep up with his adventures on Facebook.”
"You said we were going to Granny’s. You lied to me."
Photo by ©catfuzz
Vegans, please do not do this. Cats are not omnivores like us, they are obligate carnivores and cannot survive on a meat-free diet. Cats are OBLIGATE CARNIVORES. They will die on a vegan diet. Some animals can do perfectly well on a vegan diet - dogs for example can be fed a vegan diet, if you’re careful. Cats ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT.
That’s so amazing!
As you know, for more than two years straight, I have spent every day helping BUB with her work on Earth. From learning to jump, to writing books, to hosting a talk show, to helping save lives.
What you may not know is that before I took on this great responsibility, and during it, I played in bands and made records for over 15 years. So with BUB’s blessing, I wanted to share this other side of my life, because today my band Memory Map is releasing our new record, “The Sky as Well as Space”, and you can listen to most of it for free here:
This is one of my proudest creative achievements, and it took us more than 3 years to finish this thing. So please feel free to check it out, and try to picture BUB jamming out while flying a sparkly spaceship through the galaxy.
And as a side note, Matt Tobey, the handsome fella above me, is also a certified BUBbysistter, and the guy that composed most of the music for BUB’s videos.
Thank you BUB, for your love and support. I couldn’t have done it without your guidance.
“Well, well, well… I see you are awake… I’m sorry you had to be sedated. We are going to have a little conversation right now, Rufus.”