It's Not Easy Building Apps for Cats (Because Cats Are Picky Jerks)

Apps for cats make sense in theory—they'll chase a laser pointer, so why not a digital critter racing around a touchscreen? But as anyone who's cycled through several brands of pet food will attest, cats are picky little cretins. Designing for them isn't as easy as slapping a mouse on a background and watching the… » 7/21/14 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm

Did You Know Giant Fearsome Cougars Make Adorable Baby Kitten Noises!?

I've spent my whole life living in a place where lots of cougars also live, so for my own safety I was raised to RESPECT THE COUGAR. Cougars are not "cute." Cougars are not giant kitties. Cougars are majestic, dangerous beasts that are probably sitting in a tree above you right now waiting to drop down and fasten… » 7/11/14 6:15pm 7/11/14 6:15pm

I Went to a European Cat Cafe and Was Roundly Ignored by All the Cats

While planning my honeymoon, I suddenly realized something very, very important. Wildly exciting. Life-altering, even. And that is: multiple stops on our itinerary had cat cafes. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. CAT CAFES. Which is why I abandoned my husband of less than 48 hours and went looking for pussy. » 6/20/14 5:00pm 6/20/14 5:00pm

‘Dear Kitten’ Is the Rite of Passage Cat Video We Never Knew We Needed

Everyone needs something of a mentor in life, and apparently that also applies to cats. 'Dear Kitten' is a pretty adorable ode to the housecat, from one disapproving but cultured cat to a fresh naïve kitten, the fool. Topics include, the luxury of wet food so special it is kept in "little armored metal casings," the… » 6/07/14 2:30pm 6/07/14 2:30pm