Alberto here with my Wednesday purrrrusal of all things feline on the world wide web. Without fur-ther ado, let’s get started.
Cleveland Heights Cat Shreds on Skateboard – Cattime
We felines are an athletic lot and Daryl from Northeast Ohio proves my point! He’s quite adept at skateboarding and about as fearless a feline as you’d ever hope to meet.
Cats at Westminster Dog Show??!! – Today.com
Well folks, it’s the end of an era and cats prove that they are taking over the world. The famous Westminster Dog show actually featured felines this year? If you’re wondering why, allow me to enlighten you. Now before any of you canine fans get your tails in a twist, yes, for the first time in the events 140 year history felines were in attendance but they did not compete, they were part of a “meet the breeds” event. Still, not too shabby for us felines and who knows, today the Westminster Dog Show, tomorrow the Iditarod (snuggled safely inside the sleigh, of course.)
The NYPD’s Friskiest Officer – New York Post
Those of you who follow my Wednesday posts know how much I love stories about working cats. This little guy. Martin, (officially Officer Martin D. Costanza) the handsome Tabby was found by some NYPD officers when he was a kitten. The officers convinced the powers that be that Officer Costanza would be a morale booster and that he is. Every morning, Officer Martin makes an appearance at roll call to “inspect everyone” and spread a little joy in the station house.
Japanese Company Fills Offices with Cats to Help Employees Unwind and Improve Productivity – Oddity Central
While we’re on the subject as felines as job morale boosters, check out this Japanese office that “employs” nine felines. In addition to the furry feline employees, this office celebrates every day as “bring your pet to work day”. And if you aren’t impressed enough with this feline friendly employer, get a load of this…if you don’t have your own feline, the company offers a 5,000 yen monthly bonus ($42.00), called a “cat bonus” for anyone who is willing to adopt a cat of their own! I think a few U.S. companies ought to adopt this excellent practice!
Cabinet Office Cats Evie and Ossie Join Whitehall Mousers – BBC
Just when you think you’ve read about all the pawlitical cats in the UK, there’s a new job announcement. These two felines, hired as mousers, have the run of Whitehall and they seem to be enjoying their job.
Evie and Ossie are the first to come from the Celia Hammond Animal Trust – Larry, Gladstone and Palmerston (all purrlitical cat’s I’ve featured in the past) came from the better-known Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Evie is Ossie’s mother – a Cabinet Office spokeswoman said the cats would be looked after with donations from staff and were “settling in really well”. Concatulations to my moggie friends across the pond for their prestigious new careers.