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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Exhi-kitten-ist: Our Cat Column Debuts with Meow-valous News

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:59 AM

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It has long been suspected that the internet is run by a cabal of cats and their army of puppies, ducklings, and talented infants, but it lands on SF Weekly to let the curtain fall and expose the feline creatures to whom web writers are but marionettes. Starting this week and ending when our cat-nibbled corpses are discovered by concerned neighbors, the Exhibitionist will feature a whole column dedicated to felines -- we'll report reporting on the hottest cat news on local and international levels. Catharsis may occur.

When cops were called to a burglarized home in Portland, OR, the resident cat -- to avoid stepping on broken glass -- took a ride on the shoulders of a cop as they conducted a sweep of the home, according to the Huffington Post.

Now, here's a story of miracle cat survival at the junction between good and evil. While the mortal news cycle churns, the cat gods laugh from above, wondering what kind of species could produce both a being capable of trapping a baby animal in a refuse bin and another willing to rescue it.

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The cat-product of 2014 we didn't know we were waiting for, "Kittendale's 2014 Hunk Calendar," while not technically breaking news, is too visually and erogenously striking to be ignored by this blog. Proving that men and cats can be a sexier combination than Garfield suggests, Kittendale's annual calendar is a volunteer-based endeavor with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Hull Seaside Animal Rescue in Hull, Massachusetts. I'd cat that. (Trying to make that phrase to take off.).

Further evidence that the Cat Revolution is being taken seriously: National Geographic is out of the rain forest and into the litter box, bravely telling "The Truth About Your Cats." A brazen claim from a human, but National G's Liz did provide good explanations of how two cats with cat HIV/AIDS can still share love, and uses the phrase "cat-fight" for its literal meaning. Worth the read just for the comments.

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Yes, this is an article about a cat who victimized a baby but once we realize the baby was not seriously injured, can't we laugh about the many gems from this article, including, "The family had to call 911 to have the police save them from the cat" and, "Sergeant Pete Simpson said Lux was the most violent cat he had seen in his 20 years with the Portland police"? The host of My Cat From Hell, says he regrets the "assumptions" he's made about Lux. For, as it is written, "To assume a violent, 10 kilogram cat should spend time with a baby makes an ass out of you and me."

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