Tim Dowling: the cat and I are both struggling with the new cat flap

Tim Dowling: the cat and I are both struggling with the new cat flap

The cat never really mastered the old flap anyway – he sat in front of it for hours, delicately prying it open with one claw and watching it fall back into place.“You don’t pull, you push it, you idiot,” I would say.

Cat charity CEO quits over colleague keeping 18 cats in house

Cat charity CEO quits over colleague keeping 18 cats in house

Concerned about cat welfare and the charity’s reputation, Charles Darley, 59, said Cats Protection should not support the chair of trustees, Linda Upson, in keeping the pets on welfare grounds.Darley, who joined Cats Protection in October, said trustees were not properly briefed on animal welfare guidelines.

Big cat warning: 'Multiple sightings' reported as 'massive beast' terrifies woman

Big cat warning: 'Multiple sightings' reported as 'massive beast' terrifies woman

Wildlife expert Frank Tunbridge said big cats are part of UK wildlife now (Image: Gloucestershire Live WS) Sightings have increased over the last five years, Gloucestershire Police confirm (Image: Getty Images )He said there's no doubt some of these animals will be out there after escaping or being released from private collectors.

Cat thinks he’s a dog and is best buds with three Great Danes

Cat thinks he’s a dog and is best buds with three Great Danes

Finnegan, 5, Oliver, three, Liberty, six and Lincoln, one (Picture: Mercury Press)‘I think people are intimidated by Great Danes because they are huge, but they are so gentle and loving.

Pope calls couples who choose pets over having children ‘selfish’

Pope calls couples who choose pets over having children ‘selfish’

Pope Francis risked the ire of the world’s childless dog and cat owners by suggesting people who substitute pets for children exhibit “a certain selfishness”.Speaking on parenthood during a general audience at the Vatican , the pontiff lamented that pets “sometimes take the place of children” in society.

What’s new, pussycat? How feline film stars are trained to perform

What’s new, pussycat? How feline film stars are trained to perform

Canadian animal trainer Melissa Millett has a novel way of desensitising the cats she works with: she stages mock film shoots at home.

This Interactive Toy Is on Sale and Offers Tons of Fun for Cats

This Interactive Toy Is on Sale and Offers Tons of Fun for Cats

UGR Light You can minimize the boredom and help your cat get through each day with the Smart & Interactive Self-Rotating Ball Cat Teaser .Right now, the Smart & Interactive Self-Rotating Ball Cat Teaser is 9 percent off $32 at just $28.99.Prices are subject to change.

Cat found in rubble of building 9 days after Kentucky tornado

Cat found in rubble of building 9 days after Kentucky tornado

(AP) — Nine days after a tornado demolished his three-story office building in downtown Mayfield, Kentucky, Sonny “Hoot” Gibson was standing in the rubble when he thought he heard a faint meow.

Adorable pet-themed Christmas gifts that support animal charities

Adorable pet-themed Christmas gifts that support animal charities

Charities like Dogs Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Cat Protection all make their own goodies, and the proceeds go towards looking after animals.Royalties from the sale of the product go towards supporting the work of Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.

Commander in, Major out: White House pet shakeup after biting incidents

Commander in, Major out: White House pet shakeup after biting incidents

President Joe Biden on Monday introduced the newest member of his family, a purebred German shepherd puppy named Commander, while the first lady’s office said the cat she promised more than a year ago to bring to the White House would finally join them in January.

Tim Dowling: I’m on my hands and knees, teaching our new cat old tricks

Tim Dowling: I’m on my hands and knees, teaching our new cat old tricks

When I look back it opens its mouth in a silent O.Instead of letting it in, I go outside and lead the cat round the corner, where I get down on my hands and knees on the mossy bricks to demonstrate the action of the cat flap.

Christmas 2021: 11 of the best gifts to give cats, dogs and small pets

Christmas 2021: 11 of the best gifts to give cats, dogs and small pets

Practical and stylishIf you like your designer homewares then this stylish curvy dog bowl by iconic Italian brand Alessi looks good enough to serve up a snack for yourself.

Jennifer Lopez introduces new family kitten in sweet video

Jennifer Lopez introduces new family kitten in sweet video

Although the caption said the family was deciding between Tyson or Yankee, they ultimately chose the former and created an Instagram account for the energetic dog.

Meet the 'AdvoCat' who fosters and celebrates cats with disabilities

Meet the 'AdvoCat' who fosters and celebrates cats with disabilities

Because of her compassion and creativity in caring for kittens with special needs, Kris Kaiser was named "AdvoCat of the Year" in Arm & Hammer Cat Litter's 2021 Unsung Heroes Awards.

The inner lives of cats: what our feline friends really think about hugs, happiness and humans

The inner lives of cats: what our feline friends really think about hugs, happiness and humans

“They have been stigmatised as evil because they are thought to be amoral,” says the philosopher and writer John Gray, author of Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life .“Cats are a window outside the human world,” says Gray, “They are themselves, and they stay themselves.

Co-working spaces: Here’s how Mumbaikars are grabbing paw-sitivity at work

Co-working spaces: Here’s how Mumbaikars are grabbing paw-sitivity at work

In a bid to make current work life interesting, they are heading to cat cafés to infuse a cheerful element into their corporate lives.Many times, I’ve been up against deadlines and that stress has kind of melted away being among the cats.

Catch them if you can? Meet the exotic pet detectives

Catch them if you can? Meet the exotic pet detectives

Mullins, 70, who lives in Leicestershire, had founded a Facebook group, Beastwatch UK, in 2001 as a place to document exotic animal sightings in the British countryside, so it was natural for news of this sort to trickle his way.

Buy your dog a Christmas pudding if you want to get its tail wagging

Buy your dog a Christmas pudding if you want to get its tail wagging

Ocado is stocking Christmas puddings for dogs for the first time this year – made from biscuits with a yoghurt topping – and specialist companies offer a range of festive cakes for dogs and sushi and venison for cats.

Cat owners to be obliged by law to have pets microchipped

Cat owners to be obliged by law to have pets microchipped

The government says it is already reviewing the dog microchipping rules and database systems to consider improvements, and that the new cat rules – which were welcomed by the RSPCA - will take effect once the review has been done.

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