Don't try this at home!
Unless, of course, you have a well-behaved cat like this one and the inside of your pumpkin is lined to protect those paws from gourd goo.
The editorial team at Real Simple magazine worked hard to capture this purr-fect portrait, which graces the cover of their October issue, but it couldn't have been done without Tajari the cat. The Bombay feline "rocked it out" on the New York set, according to Real Simple assistant photo editor Eve Lyons. (In an interview, Tajari told us that photographer Stephen Lewis deserves some kitty kudos, too.)
We were saddened to learn that a cat who is an inspiration to homeless animals everywhere passed away recently. A blind rescue cat named Homer, who was the subject of 2009's best-selling memoir Homer's Odyssey, proved that pets with disabilities have plenty of potential: he once chased away an intruder during a break-in at his owner's home.
To honor that plucky feline, we found Happy, a three-legged, blind cat who really needs a place to call home.
The styles were fierce at Malan Breton's Wednesday fashion show in New York – thanks, in part, to a furry muse!
Four black and white looks in Breton's new collection were actually inspired by Fancy Feast's iconic snow-white feline, and of course the pretty kitty was there to take all the credit. (The cat food brand was the New York Fashion Week show's sponsor.)
In an interview with Esquire.com, Breton said incorporating cats into his work was a lot of fun.
Like the coolest of New Yorkers – hashtag Hannah Horvath! – the kittens recently rescued from the city's subway tracks are living it up in Brooklyn.
And while we don't expect them to shut down the club with the cast of Girls like they shut down the B and Q lines for more than an hour last Thursday, the kittens, named Arthur and August, are adjusting to their new Bushwick foster home.
"They're still really shy. I think they've been stray for a while," Steven Liu, 25, who's fostering the felines in his duplex, tells New York's Daily News. "We're not thinking about giving them a bath yet – they're still really scared."
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to extraordinary adoptable pets every week. Today, meet Natasha, an unbelievably soft Lynx-point Siamese who will steal your heart with her beauty and sweetness.
Stare into those baby blues and Natasha will cast a spell on you! Not only is this 10-month-old, Philadelphia-based pet pretty, but she's gentle, affectionate and playful to boot. Like many Siamese cats, she loves to explore and will scale any height to check out her surroundings.
Full of personality and love, Natasha is always up for making new friends (human or feline) and would adore a furry companion to play with. She's also got something to offer dog-lovers: an insatiable love for fetch! Natasha enthusiastically chases balls and returns them to her human to throw again and again.
It only took two kittens to stop New York's subway in its tracks.
Power was cut to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for more than an hour after a woman reported Thursday morning that her kittens were loose in the nation's largest subway system, transit officials said.
The furry felines, one black and the other white with gray stripes, were finally found on the tracks and rescued nearly seven hours later.
How they made their way to the tracks was a mystery. But they were seen running dangerously close to the subway's high-voltage third rail.
Fur's flying for Internet sensation Colonel Meow – and we're not just referring to the Grumpy Cat-like expression on his face.
The Himalayan-Persian mix with fur measuring 9 inches broke the record for the cat with the longest fur, reports the Guinness World Records.
That's a whole lot of vacuuming.
"Literally everything has hair on it in the house," say Los Angeles-based owners Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario in a joint statement. They add that they "proudly display to others that you are a proud cat owner by the copious amount of hair on our clothes."
Have you ever had that feeling like someone's watching you?
Well, if you were taking a walk this week near 10 Downing Street in London, the official residence of Prime Minister David Cameron, then you were probably right. His cat, Larry, seems to have selected a new perch to call his own.
Though the famous feline may not be very good at catching mice, humans do not escape his watch. Primarily known to stroll the sidewalk outside of his home, Larry on Tuesday climbed up atop a nearby column and sat patiently, nearly blending into his surroundings while doing so.
There's no furry rivalry here. When New Zealand resident Kim Edwards realized her cat Rory had ingested rat poison last week, she turned to a risky paws-ibility to save her pet's life: dog blood.
After bringing Rory to her local veterinary clinic, Edwards was informed the cat needed an immediate blood transfusion to save its life. With not enough time to send a blood sample to the lab to determine Rory's blood type, Edwards called upon her friend Michelle Whitmore for help.
The vet retrieved blood from Whitmore's black Labrador retriever, Macy. The risk at hand: Giving Rory the wrong blood type would lead to instant death.
After the week Norm's had, we can't say we blame him.
The orange-and-white haired cat is content to pass the time until Saturday by closing his eyes and wishing it would be here sooner, something a few of us probably wish we were doing, too.
But while our lives have probably been filled with the usual routine, things got a little crazy for Norm this past week.
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