Friday the 13th is traditionally considered unlucky, but here at Baxter Boo, Fridays are all about the felines. So we thought we would share the story of an unusual and very lucky kitty who now holds the Guinness World Record for being the most long-lived cat… with two faces. Frank and Louie the cat is now 12 years old, which is an amazing feat for a very rare and usually fatal condition. Continue reading
Do you remember the “Homeward Bound” movies? If you aren’t familiar with them, they are children’s movies that tell about the adventures of two dogs and a cat that get separated from their family and have to find their way back home! Continue reading
I’d just been reading an article about the environmental overlap of free-roaming domestic cats and wildcats when my sneaky indoor cat slipped outside. So now I have added incentive to blog about the dangers of diseases outdoor cats can carry. Cali the cat is very cute right now as she chases bugs in the wildflowers and smart enough to evade me when I try and catch her. So why should I be motivated to cut this idyllic scene short? Continue reading
It was so incredibly meaningful to finally see the reunion video of Sgt. Aaron Yoder and his military dog Bart reunited on 05/03/12. Yoder was Bart’s handler who protected his specially-trained dog from enemy fire by taking the bullet himself. Read the full story and watch the video by clicking here.
Since Fridays are all about the felines on this blog, it got me wondering: have cats ever played a role in military actions? This was one of the more interesting research projects, let me tell you! Some of it is serious, but some is just flat out funny! Continue reading
Cats have been in the news lately as an effective rehabilitation therapy for prison inmates. This has been a win-win situation as there are several cats in shelters that might be otherwise euthanized without these kinds of programs. Continue reading
I have to tell you, Baxter Boo friends, that I am so impressed with the creative solutions that people are coming up with to improve the lives of stray and feral cats! Continue reading