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Cute Photos Of Guys And Their Cats Shows That Felines Aren't Just For Females

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We don't want to come over all gender stereotyping, but many people assume most cat owners are women. And this is precisely why photographer and cat-lover, David Williams, has set out to prove that guys can love cats too - and that they're still masculine if they do.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Williams explained that he found the way that society genderises animal ownership "very compelling". "As a portrait photographer, I was interested in capturing the relationships of my male friends and their feline friends," he added. "It was also a good excuse to hang out with a bunch of cats!"

Men featured in the series include a guy in a puffa jacket walking his cat on a lead, a tattooed hipster, a man in a shirt with his cat wrapped around his neck and an older man with a big bushy beard (and an equally bushy cat).

What do they have in common? They don't fit into one typical cat-owner stereotype. "I want to show that regardless of the stereotypes put on cat ownership, many people have found the joy that cat companionship can bring," said Williams. "I also want to stress how important it is to rescue your pets."

Crazy cat lady man does have a nice ring to it...

Click to see the photos.

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Scientists use purring sounds to make music specially designed for cats

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Scientists in the United States have produced music specially created for cats mimicking the natural purring sounds of felines that can enrich the environments they live in and calm them down. Psychologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and musicians from the University of Maryland say the species-appropriate music is a first for domestic cats, the Daily Mail Online reported.

Citing a paper published in the journal of Applied Animal Behaviour Science, the report said the scientists studied the tempos and melodies of the natural purrs and high pitched meows of felines. They then used that as inspiration to create the species-appropriate music in the hope that the music would also be enjoyable to human ears. Read More

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TICA's World of Cats and Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter

The International Cat Association (TICA) sponsored with Dr. Elsey Precious Cat Litter, gives you 63 pedigreed breeds of cats in competition for the coveted title of Best In Show presented Sunday at 4:00 pm. FREE full size bag of Precious Cat Litter (while supply last).

Seven rings of continuous cat breed and household pet judging, educational seminars daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm, history of the breed presentations, "Ask the Vet" and visit our cat "Kissing Booth." Kiss a Lykoi (better known as Werewolf cat) or a Chausie or Devon Rex! Watch cats run a timed Agility Course; yes, cats do Agility just like dogs. Get more information visit www.tica.org or www.PreciousCat.com

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Fiber Art & Quilt Exhibit Opens at the Feline Historical Museum

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The Feline Historical Museum announces the opening of a specialty Fiber Art and Quilt Exhibit -- all items on display feature the domestic cat.

Early American culture shows that the art of needlework was passed from mothers to their daughters, who often spent time creating samplers on which they practiced the various stitches. Many of these samplers exist to this day, and they are considered highly collectible.

This Fiber Art Exhibit has further specialized needlework art by concentrating only on the domestic cat as a subject. Various examples of needlework – needlepoint, embroidery, cross stitch, quilting – are included in the exhibit, as well as rug hooking and knitting.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 65" x 65" quilt, featuring a backyard setting with laundry hanging on a clothesline and playful cats in the background. The quilt was shown at the 2014 Foothills Quilters Guild show and awarded the VIP Award as well as the Viewer's Choice First Place Award.

A stunning version of a Laurel Burch design is included in the exhibit. It was offered as a fundraiser prize, won by Pamela Hill, who graciously loaned the framed work to the Feline Historical Museum for the duration of the Fiber Art Exhibit.

The Fiber Art Exhibit is open until May 31, 2015. The Feline Historical Museum is located at 260 East Main Street, Alliance, OH.

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