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Mews and Nips: World’s Oldest Cat Dies Aged 31

No matter how much time we get with our cats, it’s never long enough. 31-year-old Rubbles was with her human Michelle Heritage for more than half of Michelle’s life. Heritage credits Rubble’s long life with the fact that she never had children and treated him like he was her son. For more about Rubble, visit The Daily Mail.

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Mews and Nips: A Cat Who Collects Garden Gloves

A cat in Belper, Derbyshire in the UK has been bringing home garden gloves from neighboring homes. Over the past year, Elmo’s human counted at least 14 gloves. Elmo brings a single glove, and then goes back to collect the matching one at a later time. For more about Elmo and his collection, visit BBC.com.

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Mews and Nips: Samsung Redesigned Its TV Boxes So They Can Be Upcycled Into Adorable Cat Houses

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I love when companies get creative. Gizmodo reported that in order to help reduce its carbon footprint, Samsung will start using packaging made from eco-friendly corrugated cardboard for its higher-end TVs. The cardboard is perforated with a dot matrix pattern. Scanning a QR code on the boxes with a mobile device grants access to instruction manuals for turning the cardboard into an adorable cat house (or magazine racks, shelving, and end tables, but honestly, I stopped reading at “cat  house.”)

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Mews and Nips: Cats Are on Board with #StayHome

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In these uncertain times, cats just may be the biggest winners as people are working from home, practicing social distancing and staying indoors more than usual. And because cute cat photos make everything better, Metro UK shared some adorable photos of their feline coworkers. The Nerdist also rounded up some fun photos of how much cats are loving having their humans home. Be safe everyone, and stay home with your kitties!

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Ask the Cat Doc: Skittish Cat, Continued Weight Loss, When to Start Joint Supplements, and More

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Welcome to our regular “Ask the Cat Doc With Dr. Lynn Bahr” segment! Once a month, Dr. Bahr answers as many of your questions as she can, and you can leave new questions for her in a comment.

Dr. Bahr graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Unlike most veterinarians, she did not grow up knowing that she would become a veterinarian. “It was a cat who got me interested in the practice and I am forever grateful to him,” said Dr. Bahr. Over the course of her veterinary career, Dr. Bahr found that the lifestyle of cats has changed dramatically. As the lifestyle of cats has changed, so did Dr. Bahr’s client education. In addition to finding medical solutions, she also encourages owners to enrich their home environments so that their cats can live long, happy, and healthy lives.Continue Reading