How you can bring comfort and joy to Houston animal shelters (and your home) this holiday season
It is hard not to smile while watching a kitten frolic among the wrapping and bows, or feel filled with comfort and contentment as a dog snuggles up to you on the couch and rests their soft head on your lap while you watch your favorite holiday movie.
Why do cats knead with their paws?
A behavior from kittenhood persists in many adult cats. Byron Chin/flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Why do cats like to pat their paws on a soft blanket? – Anonymous Do you ever see your cat shifting his front paws back and forth just before settling down for a nap? Have you heard some cat lovers talk about their feline friends “making biscuits” or “kneadingnews.yahoo.com
Pet packing on pounds? Here is what you can do to help regulate their weight during the pandemic
HOUSTON – If your pet has put on weight during the pandemic, you’re not alone. A recent Hills Pet Nutrition survey says our four-legged friends are putting on pandemic pounds with us, and not every pet parent wants to hear it. Dr. Andrew Novosad with Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists says the first step to better health is recognizing there’s a problem. You find yourself having to be tactful… Yes, your dog’s overweight!” Dr. Novosad said. I think if you recognize that there is a problem, you can do things to try and counteract and to help,” Dr. Novosad said.
Kitten found with no ears, tail is now living the ‘best kitten life’ in new Texas home
SAN ANTONIO – A tiny kitten with no ears or tail found abandoned behind a San Antonio car dealership has found his forever home thanks to the San Antonio Humane Society, KSAT reported. In September, Humane Society staff found the kitten, later named Gunner and later found that he was in an “urgent need of love and extra care" after finding that his ears and tail were purposely cut off before he was left behind, according to KSAT. The San Antonio Humane Society gave Gunner extensive treatment such as laser therapy for an easier healing process to treat his wounds, according to a YouTube video published in October. “[Thor] is doing great at his new home,” a spokesperson forr the humane society told KSAT. “We have followed up with his adopter and his new mom shared that he is living the best kitten life.”The new mom renamed the kitten “Thor” and has a sister named Loki, who was also adopted from the humane society, KSAT reported.
‘Feline’ like you are ready for a cat? Several Hurricane Laura rescues are ready for a home
HOUSTON – The Houston SPCA rescued nearly 100 animals from Louisiana after Hurricane Laura, nearly half of which were cats and kittens. These felines, along with other animals, were rescued from Lake Charles after Hurricane Laura devastated the area, according to the HSPCA. Click through the gallery above to see some of the cats and kittens looking for homes. For a complete list of available pets, visit the HSPCA website. More pets are added to the website daily, so check back regularly to find the pet perfect for you.
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These steps will keep your pet safe if a hurricane hits where you live
A carrying crateWhen dangerous weather hits, it’s a good idea to have a pet carrying crate for your animal so you know they will be safe inside. Freeman suggests doing some pre-crate training so when an emergency strikes, it’s not your animal’s first time going in. That means having an ID on the collar, or one step further: making sure your pet is microchipped. A pet emergency kitHaving an emergency kit on hand in case something disastrous happens will save you so much stress in the long run. That’s another reason why having a pet carrier can keep your dog or cat out of harm’s way.
Critics find 'Cats' to be an 'obscene,' 'garish' and 'overtly sexual' adaptation of the hit Broadway show
"Cats" seemed to have it all a stellar cast, memorable music from a Tony Award-winning Broadway show and the careful guidance of acclaimed director Tom Hooper. "Oh God, my eyes," Ty Burr, a writer for the Boston Globe, wrote in his review of the film. "You've heard of the 'uncanny valley' effect?" The digital era has given us many examples of the uncanny valley, but 'Cats' is the first movie to entirely set up shop there." Currently, the film holds a 17% "Rotten" score on review site Rotten Tomatoes from 101 reviews, as of midday Thursday.cnbc.com
Cypress veterinarian debunks 6 myths about cats
But Dr. Jennifer Hennessey, with Animal ER of Northwest Houston, shares her knowledge and debunks 6 feline myths to help us understand these fantastic and lovable creatures. Dr. Jennifer Hennessey kisses her cat (Dr. Jennifer Hennessey)Myth 1: Cats are unsocial or snobbyCats definitely have their personal space, but they also enjoy daily cuddles, hugs and attention. Myth 2: Cats cannot be trainedYou can teach cats all sorts of things. Myth 5: You can give milk to catsAvoid milk because cats are lactose-intolerant. Myth 6: Cats always land on their feetCats are talented about landing many times, but not always.
Taylor Swift Drops First Song From 'Cats' -- Listen!
Several months after the release of the musical's first trailer in July, the first song has dropped! Called "Beautiful Ghosts" the original song is performed by Taylor Swift, and was co-written by Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote all the music for the original Broadway production of the long-running musical. While the soundtrack version of the tune is belted out by Swift -- who plays Bombalurina -- the song will actually be performed in the film by Francesca Hayward, who plays a cat named Victoria. Cats, a remake of the stage production, also stars Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson, James Corden and Judi Dench. RELATED CONTENT:'Cats' Official Trailer Drops With Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and More in Digital Fur'Cats' Movie: First Look at Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson and More Stars in Rehearsal
Ian McKellen Defends Controversial 'Cats' CGI: It's Not About Actors 'Being
When the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway hit Cats first premiered, many viewers balked at the CGI transformations of the movie's actors into feline-human hybrids. "To see a young person discovering the cat in them, your jaw just drops with delight," McKellen added. Then we're doing Ferrets, I think," McKellen joked. "But you know, we're not wholly in charge of our own career," McKellen added. The Good Liar -- directed by McKellen's frequent collaborator and Oscar winner, Bill Condon -- hits theaters Nov. 15.
The Hard-Working Troupe in Cats Earn Their Weight in Kibble
Cats butts its head against you, getting its scent into your pores, meows its adorableness, seductively sashays into your better nature, and begs to be rubbed. There's no plot to speak of, only a series of English music hall sketches as the Jellicle cats do their furry showbiz thing. The cats meet once a year for their Jellicle Ball, where Deuteronomy picks the cat who gets a new life. His royalties earned him more money than all his lifetime of distinguished theater work combined. The cast of Cats is huge and worth their weight in Kibbles.houstonpress.com
Taylor Swift Shows Off Her Dance Moves in New 'Cats' Teaser
The magic of Cats is coming to the big screen -- and the cast couldn't be more excited to show off their feline footwork! "If you told me I was going to get to be a cat, for work? Swift gushed of her role of Bombalurina in the upcoming Rob Marshall-directed film. However, Corden says, the crazy concept of Cats (and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical it's based on) is where the magic comes from. "You're gonna take a load of people, and they're going to pretend to be cats," he laughs in the new teaser.
Dog survives after muzzle taped shut and throat cut
A pup named Dani, found on the side of an Ohio road with her mouth duct-taped shut and her throat cut, is doing well, according to the Butler County Sheriff's Office. She was rushed to a local veterinarian, where a chip on the dog was found to contain information for a shelter in Cincinnati. The Butler County Sheriff's Dog Warden is investigating the case and is asking for help from the community in locating Dani's owner. Meanwhile, the community has come together to not only help find the person responsible, but give Dani a home. I'm sickened by this and would rather give to assist instead of dwelling on the negativity," one person posted on Facebook.
Rebel Wilson Explains Why She's OK With the 'Polarizing' Reactions to '
Rebel Wilson is loving all of the reactions to the first Cats trailer -- yes, even the bad ones! There's some people who were like, 'Oh my God,' because it is brand-new technology that's CGI," Wilson explains. "She's in a pretty committed relationship now, so it didn't really come up," Wilson says of Swift, who's been dating British actor Joe Alwyn since 2017. "Shes such a lovely girl and I personally think her cat is the sexiest out of all the cats." See the official first trailer here, and watch the video below for more from our exclusive chat with Wilson.
'Cats' Trailer Debuts and Twitter as a Lot of Feelings About the Fanciful New Musical
Fans finally got to see the highly-anticipated trailer for Cats on Thursday, Universal Pictures' big-screen adaptation of the celebrated Broadway musical, and the early reviews have been a little less than purrrfect. TAYLOR SWIFT IS A CAT IS WHAT WE ALL NEEDED! #CatsTrailerpic.twitter.com/bNx9U4qwdz bela (@belalovestaylor) July 18, 2019Technology has only evolved so one day Taylor Swift could become an actual cat. Cats has James Corden and Taylor Swift and Jason Derulo. Cats has James Corden and Taylor Swift and Jason Derulo.
'Cats' Official Trailer Drops With Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and More in Digital Fur
The first official trailer for Cats is finally here! Released by Universal Pictures on Friday, the highly anticipated trailer gives fans an up-close look at Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson, James Corden, Dame Judi Dench and more stars in costume, with the enhancement of digital fur technology. Swift, as Bombalurina, appears at the 1:12 mark, looking like the sexiest of all the cats (as Wilson promised ET!) Swift was also featured in the video, revealing that she "came right off of a stadium tour" and straight into rehearsals for the film. RELATED CONTENT:'Cats' Movie: First Look at Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson and More Stars in RehearsalJennifer Hudson Sings 'Memory' During 'Cats' Presentation at CinemaConTaylor Swift Attends 'Cats' Wrap Party in Leopard Print Look
Taylor Swift, co-stars talk about upcoming 'Cats' movie
We'll have to wait until Friday to see the first official trailer for the "Cats" movie, but a new teaser might satisfy fans who are already eager to pounce. The clip features stars Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift and others speaking about what the project means to them. The musical is based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running stage adaption of a work by another famous T.S. The movie version will be released Dec. 20 and comes from the mind of director and co-writer Tom Hooper, who helmed 2012's "Les Misrables." As one could imagine, large-scale sets and elaborate costuming were required to make humans look like cats.