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June 1, 1999 | Reuters
Los Angeles-based Kal Kan this week will air a TV commercial for Whiskas cat food aimed not at the pet owner but at the cat. The 45-second ad, to be broadcast on ABC, CBS and NBC starting Thursday, will be prefaced by a 15-second teaser instructing owners to try to lure kitty near the TV set. The ad, which was created by London-based M&C Saatchi and initially ran in Britain, was adapted for the U.S. market by D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles of St. Louis.
August 31, 1998 | --JULIE LOGAN
* The vast majority of animal actors live in the (805) area code on ranches or compounds. * Animals almost always have understudies and doubles, sometimes triples and quadruples. Cats are always cast in teams of two to six. * Animals don't get residuals. * Cats have different eating styles.
October 3, 1993
If you can stand just one more letter on the influence of "Beavis and Butt-head" on youngsters ("Just Boys or Civilization Destroyers?" Sept. 12, and Letters, Sept. 26): A couple of letter writers cited a story of two children blowing up a cat after Beavis and Butt-head were seen discussing such an act in a recent episode. I, of course, as the owner of two cats, am sickened by the behavior. I have been sickened many times in my life by acts of cruelty toward cats, and Beavis and Butt-head aside, there is nothing new about cats being blown up. I have been hearing stories like that since I was in kindergarten.
November 26, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
Steeped in star-crossed tragedy, mordant humor and paranormal activity - in other words, an Irish play to its core - Marina Carr's contemporary take on the story of Medea, “By the Bog of Cats,” elicits suitably haunting performances from Theatre Banshee. Not merely the mythological avenger of romantic betrayal, Medea's present-day incarnation, Hester Swain (Kacey Camp), has evolved into a more complex victim of socioeconomic oppression, though her parenting practices still leave something to be desired.
January 9, 1996
It's the subject of a thousand jokes and cartoons: firefighters rescuing a cat. But when a fire raced through a small home Monday afternoon, they really did save a feline in distress. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said firefighters responding to a blaze at about 4 p.m. in the 18400 block of Tarzana Drive found a cat unconscious and barely breathing inside the empty home. Eager to save the unidentified cat, they rushed it outside and slipped an oxygen mask on its face.
July 30, 1995 | Reuters
A cat saved a family of six, waking them just minutes before their two-story mud house collapsed in the Chinese town of Beiling, a newspaper reported today. On July 16, the 3-year-old cat, Ugly Sister, meowed, scratched at her master's legs, jumped on a window sill and pushed open the window, then pulled down the sleeping man's trousers, waking him in time to get his family out of the collapsing home.
December 22, 2001 | From Wire Reports
A woman who faces felony charges for keeping hundreds of cats in a Petaluma home is a fugitive, authorities said. Marilyn Barletta, 62, unexpectedly left the Sonoma County courthouse before being arraigned Wednesday on new charges of animal cruelty after still more cats were found at the house. Barletta is sought on a $50,000 arrest warrant.
October 11, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
From fluffy cats to hairless cats and small cats to fat cats, a plethora of felines will be preening, prancing and pouncing their way down the catwalk today and Sunday at the Orange County Fairgrounds. More than 400 cats representing 35 breeds will compete in the Cat Fanciers Assn.'s annual Cat Show. Pet owners and vendors were busy setting up for the show Friday while some cats, including 6-year-old Haley, a Maine coon, rested in carriers.
March 19, 2002
Regarding "In the Wonderland of Libraries Are Cats Like Alis" (Feb. 18): The symbiotic relationship between cats and libraries goes back to medieval times at least. In the days when manuscripts were hand-copied on parchment, mice could decimate a library's irreplaceable collection and cats were therefore a necessity. MAGGIE PARKHURST Glendale Cats and books go together for the St. Ambrose Book Group as well. My Siamese, Lucy Monkeygirl, eagerly awaits the second Monday of each month at my house.
January 31, 1999
Ginnie Ryder's attempt to ease her conscience by writing a fantasy tale of "Kitten Instinct" is disturbing and disgusting (Orange County Voices, Jan. 24). The kitten is dead because Ryder was negligent. Cats, like children, lack common sense. Cats are not outdoor animals. Cats have evolved completely dependent on humans for their care and protection. Many cats escape the dangers of outdoor life for a while, but so do people who drive in an unsafe manner or play with guns. Cats must be kept indoors at all times.
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