Monday, July 25, 2011

The Private Life Of A Cat - Silent Film Circa 1944

 The Private Life Of A Cat was directed by avant-garde filmmaker Alexander Hammid in 1947. (Update: We discovered the film was released in 1944). Originally a silent film, I’ve added some music by Korla Pandit, Philippe Besombes and Jean-Louis Rizet.

The film was shot in the apartment that Hammid shared with his wife filmmaker Maya Deren on Morton street in Manhattan.

Part narrative, part documentary, the story is simple and yet deeply expressive.

Via Dangerous Minds

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hot-Weather Tips for our Cat & Dog Companions

When summer arrives, it is very important that we take the proper precautions when dealing with our pets. Here are a few important tips and facts that should help protect our furry friends.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Ages and Stages - The Cat Age to Human Age Comparison (Part Three)

Ages and Stages
A New Chart Helps Pet Parents Calculate Their Cats' Age in Relation to Human Years
by Dr. Arnold Plotnick published in Cat Fancy September 2011

Cats are living longer than ever before, and I suppose it is human nature to wonder how a cat’s age would compare to a human’s. In talking with many people, I’ve discovered that the myth that dogs and cats age seven years for every one year is alive and well. I don’t know exactly how this notion came about, but I suspect many years ago someone decided that dogs live, on average, ten years, and people live, on average, seventy years, so dogs age approximately seven years for every one human year. This myth has been perpetuated for years, and frankly, it drives me crazy. First of all, cats live longer than dogs; this immediately skews the calculations regarding cats. Second, if you think about it, it’s not uncommon for some cats to live to be 18 or 19 years old. By the seven-to-one system, an 18 year-old cat would be equivalent to a 126-year old person. It’s true that people are also living longer than ever before, however, I’ve seen many 18 year old cats. I’ve yet to meet a 126 year-old person.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Current Kittens Available at Manhattan Cat Specialists (July 2011)

In late 2003, at the urging of my staff, our hospital began our own adoption program.  Working with a very limited number of reputable rescue organizations, our hospital obtained kittens (and the occasional adult cat) in need of loving and caring homes.

We have four new several-week old kittens available for adoption at Manhattan Cat Specialists for July 2011.  (located at 230 W. 76th Street. New York 10023)

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If you’re looking to adopt a kitten available for adoption now, contact our office 212-721-2287.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

10 Epic Drama Cat Videos

Sometimes accompanied with a contemporary cinematic orchestra, and sometimes without, Youtuber ignoramusky delivers the goods when it comes to epic cat drama videos.

Here are some of my favorites:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

20 Close-Up Photos of Cat Tongues

20 Close-Up Photos of Cat Tongues.  (Hiromi is not going to like this post.)

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