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Time video features Internet cats in memoriam

Posted by Kristi Palma February 5, 2014 10:18 AM

Time magazine has produced a video saluting Internet cats who have died in honor of Colonel Moew, who passed away last week.

Colonel Meow held the Guinness World Record for cat with the longest fur. The two-year-old Himalayan-Persian mix suffered heart problems, reports Time.

See Colonel Meow and other Internet cats who have passed in the video below.

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Cats act out 'Downton Abbey' opening credits

Posted by Kristi Palma January 30, 2014 08:32 AM

If you are a cat-lover who likes the show "Downton Abbey," you might just love this.

New York animal rescue Pets Alive has created a nearly shot-for-shot remake of the "Downton Abbey" opening credits using adoptable cats.

The name of the project? "Downton Tabby," of course.

Check it out in this Buzz 60 video.


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Pets photos with Santa in Faneuil Hall, Dec. 18

Posted by Kristi Palma December 18, 2013 01:22 PM

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Calling all pet owners!

Bring your four-legged furry friends to Santa's Cabin in Faneuil Hall for Pet Night Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

You'll find Santa in the South Market Promenade at Fanueil Hall Marketplace. Both cats and dogs are welcome to take photos with Santa.

All pets must be kept on a leash or in a cage until it is their time to meet the big guy. There is a cost for the pictures. Call 617 523-1300 for more information.

After you take your photo, we'd like to see it!
(Photo: Faneuil Hall Marketplace)

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Share photos of your pets with Santa.
This is Cosmo, from Worcester, with Santa.



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Is your pet feeling festive in a Santa hat? We want to see that too! Share photos of your pets in Santa hats. This is Ziggy from Cambridge.

Video: Dogs won't pass by the cat!

Posted by Kristi Palma December 17, 2013 11:55 AM

Do you have a dog and a cat? If so, how do they coexist? Does your cat rule the house?

Check out this compilation of dogs who are afraid to pass by the family kitty. Does this happen in your household?


flaherty.jpg Do you have more than one pet? Share a photo from your multi-pet home! This is Flaherty from Salisbury with kitties CC and JJ.

Does your cat like the 'total immersion head pet?'

Posted by Kristi Palma November 15, 2013 11:55 AM

Is that a kitty purring that we hear? He must be the recipient of a "total immersion head pet." At least, this cat seems to enjoy it.

Not sure what it is? It's when you pet the ears and the whole head, including the face, while petting your cat. Check it out in this video.

Mobile users unable to view this video can click here.

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Grumpy Cat meets Grumpy the dwarf at Disneyland

Posted by Kristi Palma November 7, 2013 01:06 PM

Grumpy Cat went to Disneyland and met his match in grumpiness -- Grumpy the dwarf from Snow White.

Neither seemed happy to be there. Big shock.

The grumps were taking part in a day at the park set aside for Internet superstars. The park invited 24 Internet sensations to come over and play, hoping to catch the attention of the combined 30 million followers they collectively have, according to latimes.com.

Who else was there besides Grumpy Cat (whose real name is Tardar Sauce)? "How to Be a Dad" blogger Charlie Capen and "CuteGirlsHairstyles" YouTube star Mindy McKnight were there. And don't forget Zeddie Little, "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy."

Need more Grumpy Cat in your life? Grumpy Cat has a Garfield-like movie in the works.

12 Halloween pet events around the country

Posted by Stephanie St. Martin October 22, 2012 10:41 AM

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Want to conjure up some fun with your pets this Halloween? Hop on your broomstick and fly off to these parades. Humans aren't the only ones who can enjoy the All Hallows' Eve holiday celebration. All over the country, our four-legged friends are joining in on the spooky fun. From Massachusetts to California, these celebrations let pets express their love for Halloween. And many have contests and prizes, too. Some are only open to dogs, and some welcome different species, so find out before you go. Check out this list of pet parades and feel free to share fun ones near you in the comment section below.

And don't be a scaredy cat this holiday when it comes to making a costume for your pet. Read this list of DIY Halloween pet costumes for inspiration and find one that you -- and your pet -- will love. You never know, maybe you and your pet will win the prize for best duo.


The Canine Promenade

Boston, Massachusetts
Sunday, October 27th
Halloween celebrations in Boston wouldn't be complete without our own pet parade. Drop by the Esplanade to check out Bean Town's best dressed best friends in this half-mile walk along the Charles River. Rover can enjoy tasty treats provided by Pawsh, a local dog boutique, and you can check out a new walking route for him. Find out who'll take home the prize for the most wicked awesome costumes.

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