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
Jacksonville Humane Society offering free adoptions this weekend
All rights reserved)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Winter blues got you feeling down? We have an event that will warm you right up! The Jacksonville Humane Society is hosting free pet adoptions on Saturday, Jan. 16 - Monday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Click here for more details on hours of operation, available pets, and any other additional information. Jacksonville Humane Society: 904-725-8766 -- Additional fees may apply -- 8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216In case you haven't heard...👂 📣 All pet adoptions will be FREE in honor of our "Warm the Winter Blues" free adoption... Posted by The Jacksonville Humane Society on Thursday, January 7, 2021
149 cats, dogs adopted during Black Friday weekend
Published: November 26, 2020, 10:40 am Updated: November 30, 2020, 11:14 amJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Great update: 149 animals have new homes after the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) hosted a Black Friday event offering free adoptions. JHS told News4Jax that 92 cats and 57 dogs were adopted from Nov. 27 through Nov. 29. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Those interested in viewing JHS’ adoptable pets can visit www.jaxhumane.org. Visitors to can also help the pets in our community by bringing a bag of dog or cat food as a donation. For more information, visit www.
It’s National Black Cat Day!
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s National Black Cat Day! Although a black cat crossing your path supposedly signifies bad luck, in some countries it’s the opposite. In parts of places like England, Asia and Ireland, when a black cat crosses your path it signifies good luck. This folklore and association comes from people believing cats turned themselves into black cats or used them as their familiar. To be a true black cat, both of its parents need to have the black color gene.
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.
Jacksonville Humane Society one of few shelters still taking in stray animals
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Social distancing is changing how the world operates and animal shelters are no exception to the new order. For the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), that means reducing the number of staff members in the building, altering previously planned events, and changing how fostering and adoptions are done. We met our fundraising goal so we’re excited and appreciative of that,” Lindsay Layendecker, Jacksonville Humane Society Assistant Development Director said. Jacksonville Humane Society is the only shelter in Clay and Duval Counties still taking in stray animals. If you want to help but can’t adopt or foster, JHS said it is accepting donations of all kinds moving forward.
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
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.
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.