I like classical music, and during and after her pregnancy, I always played clasical music to my dear Lotto. According to an article published in popular science (and that article refers to a paper published in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery), during surgery, cats prefer listening to classical music over other music types i. e. rock. I think it also helps during the pregnancy period.
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There’s a lovely creature named Koko, a 1971-born female western lowland gorilla. She do like cats, and is one of the few non-humans known to keep a pet.
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On September 14, Monday, I was leaving the university (where I work) to go to home. I do a 5-minute walk through the garden to the bus on every evening. While climbing the ladders, I heard a cry (in fact a meow).
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Everybody knows that cats are so darn cute. People sometimes do weird things because of their cuteness level. Have you ever heard Bob’s story?
Bob is a software developer in his mid-40’s from United States, working in a “critical infrastructure” company. He was an “inoffensive and quiet” programmer with “a relatively long tenure with the company” and “someone you wouldn’t look at twice in an elevator.” In 2012, the company discovered that their systems were being accessed periodically from China. First, they suspected a hacking attempt. But no, it was not hacking. Somebody from China were accessing their systems using Bob’s credentials. But who gave them these credentials?
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Cats often eat grass in the nature, my cats also eat a lot and it seems they really like it. It is not clear why cats eat grass. A few theories exist: one of them says that that habit has some evolutionary advantages: cats get extra niacin, a B vitamin abundantly available in most fresh young grain grasses. Some claim cats eat it to make themselves vomit. Some people believe cats eat grass to help pass fur balls along while others say they just need the fiber for other nutritional purposes. And some say cats eat it just because they like its taste or simply they like to “try” things.
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A friend of mine, he is also a good cat lover, has presented me a laser pointer. Before I use it, I wondered if it is really a good toy for the cats/kittens. I searched the web and and I think I found some answer to my question:
Are laser pointers good toys for cats?
The overall answer is: sometimes, under some circumstances. And you have to use it very carefully and responsibly.
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Today, I brought my two tabby kittens to the vet for their first vaccines. The vet also gave them their passports, so I’d have to give them their names.
There was also Tour de France’s penultimate stage (Alpe d’Huez) today. Thibaut Pinot, the French rider of FDJ team attacked and won the stage. Nairo Quintana, Movistar’s colombian rider also attacked on the eventual winner Chris Froome. He gained some time on him, it was not enough to win the Tour, but it was a brave move.
So my babies had their names: Thibaut for number two, and Nairo for number five.
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Cats everywhere 🙂 There are also a lot of cats and kittens at the Bosphorus University, around Teknopark, where I work.
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July 5, 2015, a peaceful Sunday at home with the cats. Watching Tour de France, then some classical music videos, while my dear Lotto and her three kittens are on my table.
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After returning from the Turkish National Cycling Championships in Karaman (my team became the Turkish National Champion in Master B category – over 40 year old), I spent an evening with the cats. I really missed them when am a thousand kilometer away. I think they missed me too.
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