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Mews and Nips: A Street Cat Named Bob Sequel to Start Filming Later This Year

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If you’re like me and can’t get enough of James Bowen and his street cat named Bob, I have some exciting news for you: A Gift From Bob, the sequel to the 2016 movie A Street Cat Named Bob, will start filming later this year. Directed by Charles Martin Smith, the film will likely be released toward the end of 2020. I has not been announced whether Luke Treadaway (shown in the background of the above photo) will resume the role of James Bowen. For more about the sequel, visit Film Stories.Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: Gracie the Adventure Cat

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Mike Usher heard a kitten’s faint cries seemingly coming from inside a wall while taking care of his uncle’s house on St. John in the US Virgin Islands. After looking for six days, he found the kitten, cleaned her up, and fed her. Once they took a minute to look at each other, it was love at first sight. Mike loves to hike and swim, and couldn’t bear the thought of leaving Gracie behind, so he trained her to join him on his adventures. Read more about the pair on the Animal Rescue Site blog, or follow their adventures on Instagram.Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: Tortitude Emerges Early in Rescued Kitten

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A tortoiseshell cat named Rosie was living outside until neighbors noticed she was pregnant. The night before they planned to bring her into the shelter, she delivered her four “Rosebuds” outside in some bushes. Rescued and fostered by Cindy Congdon, the little family quickly thrived under her care. A tiny tortie kitten named Frances started displaying serious baby tortitude almost immediately. “She is definitely the alpha of the litter,” Cindy told Love Meow. “At ten days old, Frances already had the resting disappointed-in-you face.” Visit LoveMeow for more about Frances and the Rosebud family, including adorable photos.Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: The Unplugged Version

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Today’s abbreviated issue of Mews and Nips does not have a lead story, because we will be unplugging for most of the weekend and I didn’t have time to pull one together while we were getting ready. As you’re reading this, I will be recharging my batteries at the beautiful weekend house of friends.Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: Cat Burglar Held for Fur-ther Questioning

A tuxedo cat named Bones got in trouble with the law in Collier County, Florida. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious incident that was possibly a burglary in progress. When they arrived at the residence, they discovered that the cat was responsible for the strange noises coming from the house. The cat burglar was quickly detained and turned over to Collier County Animal Services for safe keeping. For more on the attempted feline heist, visit the Naples Daily News.

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Mews and Nips: Rest in Peace, Texas Wilde

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We were sad to hear that Texas, one of the cats who appeared in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, passed away earlier this week. Charlotte Wilde, who owns a London-based animal agency which supplies professionally trained animals to top photographers and TV and film production companies, rescued Texas in 2006. “A friend called and said ‘oh, can you pick up this cat?’” said Charlotte with a wry laugh. “He’s a super super silly little cat, and very clever.” Since then, he’s appeared in TV series, commercials, and, of course, the super successful Bohemian Rhapsody. You can see Texas in one of the scenes in Freddie’s apartment.

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Mews and Nips: Why Cats Eat Grass

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Eating grass and plants is a relatively common behavior for cats, but theories as to why they do this vary widely. After interviewing more than 1,000 cat parents, researchers at UC Davis suggested that eating plants is instinctual and comes with an evolutionary benefit to felines. Their theory, as reported at the annual convention of the International Society for Applied Ethology in Bergen, Norway, is that eating grass helps animals expel intestinal parasites by increasing muscle activity in the digestive tract. For more about the study, visit Science Magazine.

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Mews and Nips: What If Cats Were Really Big?

Russian artist Andrey Shcherbak loves cats. He has uploaded nearly 150 photos of giant cats photoshopped into ordinary photos, and the results are magical. His giant cat project “came about by chance,” he told The Dodo. “I was looking through a photo album and one picture I had taken in a forest on a corporate retreat caught my eye, and that’s how the idea was born. I liked it, so I took another photo with the intention of placing a cat in it. I decided to create an Instagram account full of pictures of only me and cats because that’s not very different from the reality I live in. I lead a rather isolated way of life.” For more about Andrey and more wonderful photos, visit The Dodo.

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Mews and Nips: Black Cat Appreciation Day

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Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day. This “holiday” was created to help dispel some of the myths and ridiculous prejudices that surround these beautiful cats. If you share your life with one or more of these black beauties, every day is Black Cat Appreciation Day, because you already know just how special they are. We previously posted an article about some of the lore that surrounds black cats. For example, did you know that In Japan, young women are encouraged to own a black cat to attract romance. I suppose attracting a guy who loves black cats is a pretty good start to a relationship! Click here for more fun facts about black cats.

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Mews and Nips: Inspiring Tales of the UK’s Finest Felines

Every year, the UK’s largest feline rescue organization Cats Protection, holds its Cat of the Year Awards. The award is given to cats who have transformed or even saved their humans’ lives. From cats who detect seizures to cats who help their humans cope with cancer treatments, the BBC featured all of the finalists, including Sparky, the tortie shown above who helps her human cope with health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder. Visit BBC.com to read all of the stories of these inspurrational felines.

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Mews and Nips: Office Kittens Debit and Credit Boost Employee Morale

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A transportation company in Ohio “hired” two kittens to boost office morale in its finance and IT departments. Employees shared photos of adorable Debit and Credit on Reddit, and they promptly went viral. The pair now has their own Instagram account with more than 30,000 followers. For more about the little morale boosters at work (or asleep on the job, as the case may be,) visit boredpanda.com.

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