‘Zorro’ cat makes his mark as a viral sensation on TikTok

'Zorro' cat makes his mark as a viral sensation on TikTok

This cat has purr-sonality in the form of the mysterious masked crusader. One of Indraini Wahyudin Noor’s many cats — this one cryptically named “Boy” — is going viral for bearing an uncanny resemblance to Zorro. The nine-month-old Persian kitten has a distinct black patch surrounding both eyes that looks just like the iconic mask … Read more

Animal shelter bans pro-gun supporters from adopting dogs

Animal shelter bans pro-gun supporters from adopting dogs

In light of the recent mass shootings across the US, a California animal shelter has announced that it is banning people from adopting pets if they don’t support strict gun control measures. A statement detailing the bold new policy is currently making waves online. “We do not support those who believe that the 2nd amendment … Read more

Balsamic vinegar ‘soda’ trend debated as ‘healthy Coke’ option: ‘disgusting’

Balsamic vinegar 'soda' trend debated as 'healthy Coke' option: 'disgusting'

Soda trends have taken over TikTok — with people mixing flavored creamer into their pop and concocting their own “healthy” Coke brews. A new mania has popped up on the social media platform involving users trying to mimic the taste of Coca-Cola by mixing sour-tasting balsamic vinegar with any flavored sparkling water. The idea originated … Read more

Three hospitalized with suspected case of typhus found in fleas living on pet cats

Three hospitalized with suspected case of typhus found in fleas living on pet cats

Murine Typhus is caused by a bacterial germ that in New Zealand is spread by fleas from cats or rodents. Photo / 123RF A person living in Auckland’s northwest region has likely been infected with a typhus disease that can be found in fleas living on pets. Two other people from the same home are … Read more

The best mezcal cocktail recipes for summer 2022

The best mezcal cocktail recipes for summer 2022

If you still believe mezcal is a joke with a worm as the punchline, it’s time to catch up. With celebrity fans (LeBron James, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have launched their own brands) and billions of dollars in sales, mezcal is now the planet’s second fastest-growing spirit, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of … Read more

Lawyer quit her $75ka-year job to become pet psychic

Lawyer quit her $75ka-year job to become pet psychic

This legal eagle quit her $75,000-a-year job to pursue her passion — talking to animals. Nikki Vasconez was working as a property lawyer when she decided to start researching how to communicate with animals in September 2020. “I started out practicing on family and friends’ pets and some strangers’ animals for free,” the 33-year-old said. … Read more

Owners may soon have 2-way pet conversations: scientists

Owners may soon have 2-way pet conversations: scientists

Dr. Dolittle’s special power may soon become a reality for some. After various experiments by experts around the world attempting to understand animals, one team from Tel Aviv University is realizing every pet owner’s dream. The students in Israel used ultrasonic frequency detectors to essentially “translate” the noises bats make. The discovery, according to Dr. … Read more