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Nat Farbman—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Brownie gets the milk as Blackie waits his turn

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Brownie gets the milk as Blackie waits his turn

Udder Bliss: One Cow, Three Cats and Some (Very) Fresh Milk

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Everyone’s a critic

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It puts the paper back ON the roll

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Teaching the cat to stay off the desk

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Lux out of control. Police called

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Cat vs Cat

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Fox for donkey meat or rat for lamb kebabs is so 2013

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China likes to lecture NZ on food safety and then they got slammed with a fox, donkey and rat meat scandal. But that is all so 2013 now.

In Beijing urban trappers have been caught with cats in traps they said they were going to sell to street side vendors…for use as lamb kebab meat.

The drama unfolded last week when a cat enthusiast who takes care of neighborhood strays caught a youth checking a trap she noticed nearby. In an apparent bid to outrage bird enthusiasts as well, the thieves had baited their traps with live sparrows.

The woman, surnamed Li, says the hunters claimed to have caught over 100 cats during the New Year holiday.

Because apparently there are no laws on the books regarding urban trapping, the two men were jailed for 10 days for “stealing.”  Read more »

First Gareth, now Wendyl wants to kill your cats

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My correspondent from yesterday writes about Wendyl Nissen’s wish to kill cats with natural flea treatment.

Dear Cam,

Further to my email yesterday I noticed that Wendyl has now changed her chocolate pudding in her Herald column so instead of 2 cups of sugar, it only has 1.5 cups… could be mere coincidence of course since it was pointed out yesterday.   But it was definitely two cups originally as I remember double checking all my calculations.

Anyway… I have come across yet another gem of wisdom from the Green Goddess which I thought you would also appreciate.   Unfortunately the family cat won’t appreciate her advice while its being poisoned to death by her “all-natural treatment 

“Summer is here and so are the fleas. You can reduce the incidence of fleas on your cats by combing them daily with a flea comb and feeding them my anit-flea powder. I believe that if you combine these two all-natural treatments you will greatly reduce the chance of fleas taking hold and you won’t need to pour chemicals on your pets.”    Read more »

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Microchipping would have prevented this

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