We all need to take care of our hearts with regular exercise, a healthy diet and reduced stress levels. A great way to reduce those stress levels is to spend time with your four-legged BFF. A study by the University of Minnesota Stroke Institute noted a 30% reduction in risk for fatal heart attacks amongst cat owners. The lead researcher, Dr. Adnan Qureshi, theorized that the reduction in stress helped cat owners to have happier, healthier lives. So give kitty lots of loving pets - it's good for you as well as them!
Well, this is the cutest thing we've seen today. Oh kittens.
Enjoy your (hopefully beautiful) weekend!
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These brightly coloured cat toys are made with that common kitty treat in mind - fish! Stuffed with premium catnip and securely stitched in wool felt, your cat can bat these little bundles of joy for hours.
This is a story that brings a smile to our animal-loving (and kitten-adoring) hearts.
Koko is one smart gorilla who was taught sign language by Dr. Penny Patterson out of The Gorilla Foundation. She is world-reknown for her ability to communicate through sign language with a vocabulary of over 1000 words. Once Koko learned to communicate, she asked her trainers for a kitten as a present. Clearly Koko is awesome.
Apparently, one day, when no humans were present, someone ripped a sink out of the wall of Koko's habitat, and when the humans returned, Koko explained what happened by signing the phrase "cat did it" and pointing at her tiny kitten. We've all been there, Koko.
The kitten who took the fall for that mess is no longer with Koko, but she has since made new kitten friends. Check out this adorable video of Koko getting a new kitten.