June 1, 1999 |
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 |
* 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 12, 2000 |
We weren't in the market for a pedigreed cat 10 years ago when we first saw Ferris. We planned to be more responsible and adopt a pet from the animal shelter. But with his soft folded ears, dime-sized eyes and oversized paws, we found this Scottish Fold impossible to resist. And so we bought him and brought him home. A week later, we discovered the small scabs under his silver down. It turned out Ferris had a particularly nasty case of ringworm, a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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 |
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.
April 6, 2007 |
A cat helped spare a family from death by carbon monoxide poisoning by jumping on the bed and meowing wildly as fumes filled the home, the owners said. Eric and Cathy Keesling told reporters that their 14-year-old cat, Winnie, played a crucial role in saving their lives March 24 after a gasoline-powered water pump in their basement caused the odorless but deadly gas to build up. About 1 a.m., Winnie began nudging Cathy Keesling's ear and meowing loudly.
August 26, 2012 |
Erin Hunter, author of the best-selling fantasy cat clan series "Warriors," is going canine with a six-book companion series about dogs. "Survivors," launched last week, follows a lone dog whose circumstances force him to join a pack. Like "Warriors," "Survivors" will be penned by a team of authors who write under the name Erin Hunter. We caught up with Gillian Philip - the Erin Hunter who wrote the series kickoff "Survivors: The Empty City. " Why follow a series about cats with another animal fantasy series about dogs?
May 19, 2010 |
For decades, Jaguar traded in a sort of erudite tweediness, appealing to status-conscious epicureans who wanted to flaunt their success. With its latest model, Jaguar is hitting the brakes on its heritage focus and taking a U-turn toward the young and urban, not just the urbane. Shedding its Eton image for a style that's more Gen X and Jay-Z, Jag is trumpeting its newest car with an unprecedented array of sleek billboards and stylish TV spots. The three-month "City Takeover" looks to fuse the Jaguar brand with L.A.'s youthful energy and bare-all sexiness — a campaign that will soon roll in to New York and then Miami to continue the all-hours Jag party.
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.