Mews and Nips: Kitten Makes Chicago Tribune Homepage

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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.

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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

7 Comments on Mews and Nips: Kitten Makes Chicago Tribune Homepage

  1. Cathy Keisha
    August 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the video. It took a few seconds to realize there was kitties in there eating too. As far as the ducks go, maybe she’s fattening up her own dinner. MOL!

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  2. Glogirly and Katie
    August 3, 2013 at 11:49 am (4 years ago)

    We saw this news-snafoo yesterday and smiled from ear to ear! How wonderful would it be if this cute little kitten finds his forever home through his new stardom!

    ….that video is ADORABLE!!!! I’ve never seen anything like it. I hope those little ducklings don’t pinch too hard! ; )

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    • Ingrid
      August 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm (4 years ago)

      I really hope Benton finds a home quickly, Debbie.

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  3. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    August 3, 2013 at 11:22 am (4 years ago)

    What a delightful faux pas!!! We need more headlines like that! I loved the video – I have seen it elsewhere it truly goes to show just how incredible animals really are….

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    • Ingrid
      August 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm (4 years ago)

      The video is amazing, isn’t it, Deb.

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    • Ingrid
      August 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm (4 years ago)

      I hope it works for the little guy!

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