The Chicago Tribune made the best internet error of the week, if not of all times: for 16 minutes, the adorable grey kitten shown above was featured on the paper’s homepage. While it was a welcome break from the usual gloom and doom stories on the paper’s front page, it was also clearly a mistake. According to Gizmodo, Tribune editors were doing a routine tests for which they generally use innocuous placeholder text and images.
Benton, the cat in the photo, had been featured in the Tribune’s “Pets in Need of Homes” gallery. Apparently, he has become quite popular after word of the glitch made the rounds on social media. Let’s hope Benton’s 15 minutes of fame help him find a forever home quickly! Read the full story on Gizmodo.
If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: On Monday, we told you about some breakthrough research in the treatment of human cat allergies, on Tuesday, we celebrated the US launch of A Street Cat Named Bob with a giveaway, on Wednesday, we gave you some tips for traveling with cats, and on Friday, we reviewed Urban Tigers Two: More Tales from the Cat Vet. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for feline grooming products!
Today’s video probably breaks any existing cuteness meters, and while the video’s title “Cat Breastfeeding Ducklings” is technically not correct – ducks cannot suckle – this display of interspecies caring is too heartwarming not to share. Enjoy!
Photo sources: photo of Benton and Chicago Tribune homepage from Gizmodo