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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
    More: Sappy, emergency shelter, animal shelters, cats  
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3405 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Feb 2014 at 7:32 PM (50 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-13 10:12:22 PM  
That's so adorable. My cat liked being read to. But only by certain people. If you were the wrong person she'd smack you. She was very particular about things.
 
2014-02-13 10:12:43 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I can't fap to this.


I see I am too late
 
2014-02-13 10:37:08 PM  

sno man: whar fart & smunny buttons?


I think it might have something to do with the link being submitted, or linked from, something that came from the PSAEF .
 
2014-02-13 10:37:58 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Stupid illiterate cats.


Have you ever tried to herd them?

It's like something else I've done, but I can't quite place my finger on it
 
2014-02-13 10:39:52 PM  
It's not Omaha the Cat Dancer, subby

/fark is not your personal erotica site
 
2014-02-13 10:48:35 PM  
Wow, there are more negative nancies in this thread than there were in the Reddit thread. That doesn't happen often.
 
2014-02-13 10:56:45 PM  

i1089.photobucket.com

-burp-

 
2014-02-13 10:59:36 PM  

libranoelrose: sno man: whar fart & smunny buttons?

I think it might have something to do with the link being submitted, or linked from, something that came from the PSAEF .


So this thread was que-less? hunh.
 
2014-02-13 11:13:13 PM  
Meant to come in here en route  to Caturday but didna; at least here now & did votie for this. Coulda Voted Early, couldna Vote Often which is kind of a pity. Would truly like to see this Out Yonder where non-TF "civilians" can read it.
i.imgur.com
Bibliophile with Cats by Edward Gorey, swiped off Bas Bleu book cat-alogue end Sept 2013. Best I may do for accompanying pic.
 
2014-02-13 11:59:09 PM  

sno man: libranoelrose: sno man: whar fart & smunny buttons?

I think it might have something to do with the link being submitted, or linked from, something that came from the PSAEF .

So this thread was que-less? hunh.


Not only that but we are also the bastard children of it
 
2014-02-14 12:16:23 AM  

megarian: 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.


I thought it was going to be yoga pants.
 
2014-02-14 12:29:51 AM  
My old cat liked me to play piano for her.
 
2014-02-14 12:29:53 AM  

morg: yoga pants.


My reply would be my awesome new athletic underwear
 
2014-02-14 12:31:30 AM  
it's probably all painted on
 
2014-02-14 12:48:31 AM  
Sappy? Try weird.
 
2014-02-14 01:11:22 AM  

doglover: Sappy? Try weird.


You would think so, you sick canine-fondler.
 
2014-02-14 02:00:27 AM  
This is kind of dumb. Very sweet but still dumb.
 
2014-02-14 02:55:01 AM  
Sappy tag? Why? This is a sweet story.
Is subby having an Oscar the grouch day?
 
2014-02-14 04:23:35 AM  
This gets kids to read and teaches them that it's an enjoyable thing to do. It socializes the cats. WIN/WIN. And it results in cute Caturday pics, for EXTRA WIN.

Also, if there is anything cuter than smiling cats, I don't know what it is. (I have one, too!)


Also, any story involving shelter animals and books requires me to post the following: "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
 
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2014-02-14 07:02:24 AM  
Having volunteered at a (no-kill) shelter working with feral kittens, this plan has one major failing... You don't let little kids anywhere near the cats that need socialization the most.  Kiddies don't exactly have the most delicate touch and respect for kitty's boundaries, and poorly socialized cats can cause serious damage even to an adult human.

And on the flip side of that, the sort of cats you can stick in a room with a reading 6YO don't need socialization, they just need someone to sign the paperwork.

That said, I still approve of this, because the cats get bored out of their skulls locked in a 3x6 cage all day, so it gives them a half hour to stretch and run in circles and do something other than stare at the opposite wall of cages.
 
2014-02-14 07:27:24 AM  
Well you know somewhere there's a woman reading 50 shades of Gray to her 50 Gray Tabbies.
 
2014-02-14 12:50:07 PM  
came for masturbation jokes, thanks for not letting me down Fark.

/no pun intended
 
2014-02-14 02:34:37 PM  

FunkOut: My old cat liked me to play piano for her.


Was her name Diana?

/obscure?
 
2014-02-14 07:27:17 PM  

FunkOut: My old cat liked me to play piano for her.


i.imgur.com
 
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