Taylor Swift's New Feline Friend Is Named for a TV Detective | Taylor Swift

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Meet the Newest (Furry) Love of Taylor Swift's Life

Originally posted 06/19/2014 09:00 AM

Me-WOW, Mariska Hargitay.

It appears that Taylor Swift has welcomed a new cat, and named her fab feline addition after Hargitay's most famous character: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's detective Olivia Benson.

On Wednesday, Swift shared an Instagram of a fluffy white kitten sitting sweetly in her lap with the simple caption, "Meet Olivia Benson." No confirmation on whether or not the cutie is actually her kitty, though the rest of the Twitterverse seems to think so.

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The Daily Treat: See Grumpy Cat in Your Favorite Disney Movies

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PHOTOS: See Grumpy Cat in Your Favorite Disney Movies

Update 06/14/2014 10:10 AM Originally posted 06/13/2014 01:00 PM

What is Grumpy Cat's answer to every question ever?

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Is This Truly the Cat From Hell? Expert Tries to Decipher Feisty Feline | Animals & Pets, Pet News, Pet Videos, Unusual Pets

Is This Truly the Cat From Hell?

Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:05 PM

In theory, it certainly seemed like a match made in heaven – the world's leading cat behaviorist and the world's craziest cat.

In reality, however, things turned out differently for Jackson Galaxy, host of the Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell, and a 22-lb. feline named Lux, who made headlines around the planet in March when he allegedly flipped out on his owners, forcing them to call 911 for help.

"In the 20 years I've been doing this, I've never met a cat like Lux," Galaxy tells PEOPLE of his time spent trying to help the troubled feline, which viewers can see in an episode airing on Saturday, June 14. "I can say without hesitation that Lux is the most complicated character I think I've ever dealt with."

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Adopt Me! Everdeen Is a Diva, in a Good Way | Animals & Pets, Pet News, Adoptable

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Adopt Me! Everdeen Is a Diva, in a Good Way

Originally posted 06/13/2014 02:00 PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month, and in honor of the wonderful rescue cats out there, we're introducing you to felines-in-waiting all throughout June. Today, we'd like you to meet Everdeen, a 2-year-old cat living at the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter in Billings, Montana.

Everdeen is gorgeous – and she knows it! Therefore, she's happy to have you brush her to keep her looking pretty. The kitty isn't an over-the-top diva, though – she "prefers to take the Zen approach to life," says activities coordinator Melissa Anderson. "She will take a interest in anything you're doing but is perfectly happy hanging out and supervising the activities of the household."

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Watch Orange Is the New Black, as Told By Cats

Originally posted 06/10/2014 05:00 PM

In May, a cat was busted for delivering a bag of marijuana to its owner's doorstep.

This is where those kinds of kitties do hard time.

Behold, Orange Is the New Black for the feline set – and man, is it ruff behind bars (watch the parody video, Tabby Is the New Cat, above). Dogs aren't even dumb enough to come during visiting hours.

Meet Piper Catman. She's in the clink (a.k.a. living life as an indoor cat) for money smuggling and is serving a sentence of nine lives (Re: she's never getting meow-t). Just like the ladies in Litchfield on the Netflix hit – which returned for a second season earlier this month – these kitty convicts are whack-a-doodles (but with whiskers). We're looking at you, Red the ginger kitty, who wields a cleaver like no cat we've ever seen.

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VIDEO: Baby Prairie Dog and Cat Become the Best of Friends

Watch a Baby Prairie Dog & Cat Become BFFs

Originally posted 06/09/2014 11:45 AM

Friendship is magic.

Jason Hilt has had a baby prairie dog in his Auburndale, Florida, home for a few weeks now, and apparently, the little guy is getting on better than expected with Hilt's cat.

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VIDEO: Cats Nail Ariana Grande's Hit 'Problem'

Originally posted 06/06/2014 02:45 PM

Ariana Grande would be so purr-oud.

The pop princess's hit song has a new remix featuring some seriously fierce felines.

The lyrics have been changed in a way that describes the kitty kind just purr-fectly (as you know, cats sometimes have a unique way of expressing themselves. Hiss!).

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Adopt Me! Shy Cat Mystery Could Show His True Colors to You

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Adopt Me! Shy Cat Mystery Could Show His True Colors to You

Originally posted 06/06/2014 12:30 PM

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month and in honor of the wonderful rescue cats out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout June. Today, we'd like you to meet Mystery, a handsome boy living at the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg, Maine.

Like his name implies, Mystery is an interesting cat. "The way he looks at you," says kennel technician Genie Blodgett, "he's not afraid but he'll shy away a bit. Trying to get to know him has been very difficult. He's very mysterious."

While some cats reveal their true colors almost instantly, it's definitely been slowgoing with this 4-year-old who's been at the shelter for almost two years. "When people come in they think he's beautiful, but he'll say, 'I'm not interested in you' and turn away. There are people he likes and some he doesn't like."

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Double-Amputee Cat Makes Flight of Stairs Look Easy

Update 06/03/2014 04:30 AM Originally posted 06/03/2014 12:30 PM

If you think it's hard to do a handstand, imagine trying to do a handstand while jumping down a flight of stairs.

Meet Boots, a double-amputee miracle cat who figured out how to do just that.

With only two front paws, this feline taught herself how to descend the stairs by going head-first and bouncing up and down on her front paws.

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Adopt Me! Juliette Wants to Be Your Purr-manent Office Mate

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Adopt Me! Juliette Wants to Be Your Purr-manent Office Mate

Originally posted 05/30/2014 05:00 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Juliette, a 3-year-old calico who is an office cat at the Upper Valley Humane Society in Enfield, New Hampshire.

Looking for those missing paperclips or rubber bands? Ask Juliette. It's highly likely that she's batted them under a desk somewhere. The cat has been at the shelter for nearly two years, and in that time she's explored every nook and cranny of the office she shares with office manager Michelle Laramie. Besides being a pro at swiping office supplies, Juliette loves to be involved in whatever tasks are at hand.

"She's usually sitting on whatever Michelle is working on, the payroll that she's trying to work on," says executive director Deborah Turcott. "She's quite adventurous. We had to put a screen up to keep her from escaping the room."

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