Month: December 2021

Last week, I shared my list of my top 5 cat books of 2021. Even though I loved all five of the books I picked, the choice for Best Cat Book of the Year was easy: When Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to ride his bicycle around the world, he expected to learn more about
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Stanford engineers developed the grasping robot based on studies of birds. (image by William Roderick) During our own childhoods, many of us only envisioned robots as plot material for Science Fiction novels. As the years progressed, the idea of a functional –and useful–robot of any kind slowly took hold, and science produced many variations of
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Annie Butler Shirreffs Annie Butler Shirreffs has worked in the pet industry for 20 years and is currently the senior editor of Catster and Dogster magazines. A cat lover since she was a little girl, she has always had feline friends in her life. She and her husband share their Southern California home with their
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This post contains affiliate links* I don’t keep track of the number of books I read each year, but my best guess is somewhere around 100, and of course, many of them are cat books. I review books here on The Conscious Cat on a regular basis . I made a commitment to myself long
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Quick Facts Weight: 10 – 15 pounds Height: about 16 inches The Look of a Bengal Coveted for its wildcat exotic looks, the Bengal prowls like a small leopard with its sleek, muscular body, oval eyes, broad nose, strong chin and wedge-shaped head. Its hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs, yielding a
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During this transition period, some of Apple’s current Macs continue to use Intel-based (x86-64) architecture, while newer models feature Apple silicon-based on ARM architecture. As a result, some users will likely find various app versions, including Intel apps. Though the push is on to have developers create software versions that support both types of architecture,
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Many years ago, when I was doing my residency in small animal internal medicine, I had a conversation over lunch with one of the small animal surgery residents. I asked him how he was holding up during his grueling course of study “Well, I think I discovered the three rules to surviving this surgery residency,”
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I’ve always loved Clement Clarke Moore’s poem The Night Before Christmas. Over the years, there have been many cat versions of the poem out there, but none better than the one dictated to Harry Shubin by the Ghost of Catmas Future on a dark winter night. T’was the night after the adoption event,And all through the
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Melissa L. Kauffman Covering the pet world for more than 25 years, Melissa L. Kauffman has been an editor/writer for a wide variety of pet magazines and websites from the small critters to parrots to cats and dogs. Her advisory team of rescued pets — dogs Tampa Bay and Justice and parrots Deacon and Pi-Pi — help keep her on
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Poorly kitten found on conveyor belt at recycling centre branded ‘Christmas miracle’ after surviving against all the odds A tiny kitten who was branded a ‘Christmas miracle’ after being rescued just seconds from death is now loving life with his new owner and his adopted canine brothers, cocker spaniels Buddy and Bullseye. The little tabby
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