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(Jezebel)   Get your kleenex ready: Introducing a program wherein little kids read books to shelter cats   (jezebel.com) divider line 74
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2014-02-13 05:08:41 PM  
A Caturday Primer?!?

/was that what they were reading to the cats?
//or was that what I just read?

The cat in the first pic seems to enjoy the company.  And what a great way to get the kids to read too.
 
2014-02-13 05:11:42 PM  
I can't fap to this.
 
2014-02-13 05:30:33 PM  
I'll need the kleenex, because I'm horribly allergic to cats.
 
2014-02-13 05:31:14 PM  
That's disgusting, Sub- oh, you mean for tears or something.
 
2014-02-13 05:36:43 PM  
Wouldn't be easier to put a cat in a shelter, than read a book?. It's not like a cat will listen to a kid, follow direction and build a shelter.
 
2014-02-13 05:47:43 PM  
I'm sure the cats appreciate being read to before their euthanizations.
 
2014-02-13 05:53:35 PM  
That could be distracting and dangerous.

media.windingroad.com
 
2014-02-13 06:24:28 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I can't fap to this.

Theaetetus: That's disgusting, Sub- oh, you mean for tears or something.


Glad to see I'm not the only one whose mind immediately went there when reading the headline.
 
2014-02-13 06:58:56 PM  
Its a benefit to the cats too, as they are more social animals than myth would like us to believe. The cats love the companionship, make them more friendly towards humans, doesnt turn them into ferals. This way is usually used to turn ferals into house pets. Imagine living in prison, in isolation, in death row. Thats what the shelters offer the cats, they dont want to be there, and in some of them it may show in antisocial behavior. Euthanasia is not good for shelters, as they lose money when they do so. So best to turn them into social cats, and get them adopted.
 
2014-02-13 07:02:29 PM  

Lonestar: Its a benefit to the cats too, as they are more social animals than myth would like us to believe. The cats love the companionship, make them more friendly towards humans, doesnt turn them into ferals. This way is usually used to turn ferals into house pets. Imagine living in prison, in isolation, in death row. Thats what the shelters offer the cats, they dont want to be there, and in some of them it may show in antisocial behavior. Euthanasia is not good for shelters, as they lose money when they do so. So best to turn them into social cats, and get them adopted.


Also, emergency food when the apocalypse comes. Little rosemary, salt, garlic. Thanks, Obama!
 
2014-02-13 07:34:07 PM  

Cyberluddite: Marcus Aurelius: I can't fap to this.
Theaetetus: That's disgusting, Sub- oh, you mean for tears or something.

Glad to see I'm not the only one whose mind immediately went there when reading the headline.


Yep.
 
2014-02-13 07:34:45 PM  

Cagey B: I'm sure the cats appreciate being read to before their euthanizations.


Came here to say the same thing.

Sad.  Really.
 
2014-02-13 07:39:28 PM  
show me cats reading to shelter kids and I'll be impressed
 
2014-02-13 07:40:24 PM  
It's a pretty big mistake to think I care about little kids or stray cats.
But I do like the word "wherein".
 
2014-02-13 07:43:25 PM  
i.kinja-img.com

Oh my God! So cute I want to SMASH IT!
 
2014-02-13 07:44:05 PM  
That's adorable.

And cats love books. If you read one on the floor, they will sit on it. Our dog used to do that do. (Attention whores.)

The Egyptian Goddess of Literature is Bast, the domestic cat-headed goddess. Cats have had a long association with literature because they eat rats and mice, which eat leather, vellum and parchment, as well as chewing up paper to make their nests and sharpen their teeth.

Books love cats, too. Alan Coren's editor told him that people mostly buy books about cats, golf and Nazis, so he published his newspaper articles as Golfing for Cats, and they put a big Swastika on the cover. Coren's not the greatest writer but this is a book you can buy just for the cover if you find the original British editions. It was too controversial for the American market.
 
2014-02-13 07:45:30 PM  
These cats were reading at a captioned cat pic level prior to this program. It was so sad.
 
2014-02-13 07:46:21 PM  
content.simonscat.com
pitweston.com
 
2014-02-13 07:48:12 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-02-13 07:48:35 PM  

Cagey B: I'm sure the cats appreciate being read to before their euthanizations.


The shelter mentioned in the article, Animal Rescue Legue of Berks County, is a "no-kill" shelter.
 
2014-02-13 07:50:13 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-02-13 07:50:37 PM  
Lets be honest here. The cats just want the human interaction. I doubt they can really follow or understand the book. They'd probably have more fun if you tossed them a jingle ball, some yarn, and a cardboard box, as long as a human is there, too. Maybe even turn the channel to Animal Planet and let them enjoy that as well.
 
2014-02-13 07:50:46 PM  

Teufelaffe: Cagey B: I'm sure the cats appreciate being read to before their euthanizations.

The shelter mentioned in the article, Animal Rescue Legue of Berks County, is a "no-kill" shelter.


So they just torture them? Leave them on death row till they die?
 
2014-02-13 07:50:58 PM  

Teufelaffe: Cagey B: I'm sure the cats appreciate being read to before their euthanizations.

The shelter mentioned in the article, Animal Rescue Legue of Berks County, is a "no-kill" shelter.


Oh., come on - don't spoil his "fun".
 
2014-02-13 07:52:06 PM  
Not even cute-as-crap makes up for that waste of bandwidth site.
 
2014-02-13 07:52:26 PM  

Cagey B: I'm sure the cats appreciate being read to before their euthanizations.


I toured Oregon's Death Row recently. The death chamber is used as a library for the inmates when executions aren't scheduled. So there is precedent.
 
2014-02-13 07:52:48 PM  

Lonestar: ts a benefit to the cats too, as they are more social animals than myth would like us to believe.

HA!


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2391223/Janet-Veal-56-gnawed -e aten-CATS-kitchen-floor-died.html
 
2014-02-13 07:57:04 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-13 07:58:29 PM  
whar fart & smunny buttons?
 
2014-02-13 08:00:26 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-13 08:06:44 PM  
subby needs to have a seat over there, hard core if you think I'm going to...Wait oh I get it.
 
2014-02-13 08:11:39 PM  

Mark Ratner: Lets be honest here. The cats just want the human interaction. I doubt they can really follow or understand the book. They'd probably have more fun if you tossed them a jingle ball, some yarn, and a cardboard box, as long as a human is there, too. Maybe even turn the channel to Animal Planet and let them enjoy that as well.


I dunno man, when I was a kid, I had a cat that would sit in front of me while I read books to him. We had boon time, and it became a regular thing.
 
2014-02-13 08:14:00 PM  
Boon=book, lol.
 
2014-02-13 08:21:59 PM  
Get the Kleenex ready? Are the cats in the ceiling?
 
2014-02-13 08:25:10 PM  
I agree subby, Jezebel induces tears to me as well
 
2014-02-13 08:37:54 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I can't fap to this.


Not with that attitude.
 
2014-02-13 08:40:50 PM  
I usually need Kleenex when I'm working to control the kitten populations by looking at pictures of Alexandra Daddario.
 
2014-02-13 08:48:10 PM  
Can we get this from any other website?

http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2014/02/11/photos-kids-reading-to-shel te r-cats-make-people-across-the-globe-smile/

There, a blog from SanFran.

Linking from a News Aggregator (fark.com) to a shamefully awful news(?) aggregator (jezebel) is just stupid... it's terrible.
 
2014-02-13 08:49:42 PM  
Do the kids know that cats can't understand whatever the hell they'll be reading to them? Where did they get these kids from, some little fairy tale island where even the coconuts laugh?
 
2014-02-13 08:50:09 PM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2014-02-13 08:51:06 PM  
Kids Reading to Shelter Cats Will Destroy You

Not exactly.  But it's only about potato away from destroying with stupidity.
 
2014-02-13 08:55:22 PM  
This only works until the first kid gets his eyes clawed out by the feline equivalent of Carl Panzram.
 
2014-02-13 09:00:55 PM  

Researcher: Can we get this from any other website?

http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2014/02/11/photos-kids-reading-to-shel te r-cats-make-people-across-the-globe-smile/

There, a blog from SanFran.

Linking from a News Aggregator (fark.com) to a shamefully awful news(?) aggregator (jezebel) is just stupid... it's terrible.


It's no more terrible than actually giving a shiat whether or not Fark links to another aggregator.
 
2014-02-13 09:05:34 PM  
Does it put them to sleep?
 
2014-02-13 09:07:01 PM  

GreenSun: Do the kids know that cats can't understand whatever the hell they'll be reading to them? Where did they get these kids from, some little fairy tale island where even the coconuts laugh?


A place that's more fun than the place you came from, Sourpuss.
 
2014-02-13 09:23:04 PM  

Mark Ratner: I doubt they can really follow or understand the book.


I don't think anyone's suggesting that they can...
 
2014-02-13 09:23:20 PM  
Stupid illiterate cats.
 
2014-02-13 09:32:11 PM  

OnlyM3: Does it put them to sleep?


No, it just confuses them.
 
2014-02-13 09:34:55 PM  

Lonestar: Its a benefit to the cats too, as they are more social animals than myth would like us to believe. The cats love the companionship, make them more friendly towards humans, doesnt turn them into ferals. This way is usually used to turn ferals into house pets. Imagine living in prison, in isolation, in death row. Thats what the shelters offer the cats, they dont want to be there, and in some of them it may show in antisocial behavior. Euthanasia is not good for shelters, as they lose money when they do so. So best to turn them into social cats, and get them adopted.


Shelter2Rescue Coalition appreciates your kind thinking, even if they are more 'dog' people.
 
2014-02-13 10:09:59 PM  
I'd love to help out at a local cat shelter, but it would break my heart when they put them down.
 
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