On October 5, the world lost a visionary and creative genius. Steve Jobs’ innovations changed the way we live, and he was an inspiration not just for devoted Apple fans, but for anyone who dreams big. One of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes comes from his famous 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
It appears that even cats paid tribute to Steve Jobs, as seen in this series of photos on Buzzfeed.
Our hero of the week is Jim Johnson, a man who literally reached into a hornet’s nest to rescue three tiny kittens who were fighting for their lives. Catster’s Kitty News Network reports that Johnson just couldn’t stand by and let the poor kittens die. He realized that the only thing he could do was to make the insects madder at him than they were at the kittens — so he put on a large hooded sweatshirt and began whacking at them with a piece of lumber. Reports Catster:
“The trick worked. He got stung a couple dozen times on his face, neck, and hands, but he saved the kittens’ lives in the process. What kind of guy would risk his own health – all those stings could have put him in the hospital, too – for the sake of cats? A guy with a big heart and high tolerance for pain, apparently, because not only did he endure the hornets’ fury, one of the kittens bit him with its little baby needle-teeth.”
Read the rest of the story on Catster.
Dr. Arnold Plotnick is a consummate cat guy. He is one of the premiere feline veterinarians in this country, owner of Manhattan Cat Specialists, a feline practice on Manhattan’s Upper Westside, and a regular contributor to Cat Fancy magazine and catchannel.com. It’s not surprising that when Dr. Plotnick travels, he is drawn to cats, and cats are drawn to him. He chronicles a recent trip to Istanbul on his blog, Cat Man Do, in a series of posts titled My Stray Cat Exhibition in Istanbul. Don’t miss this wonderful series and his photos of the stray cats of Istanbul.
Earlier this week, we reviewed the Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo, so I couldn’t resist looking for videos featuring cats and vacuum cleaners. And because I couldn’t decide which of the two videos below was funnier, I’ll share both of them with you.
In this first one, kittens find out what happens when they accidentally turn on the vacuum cleaner:
The cat in the second video is having a more mellow time, using the Roomba® vaccum cleaning robot as her own personal amusement park ride:
Have a great weekend!