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Explaining Taylor Swift's Songs with Pictures of Cats | Taylor Swift

In Which We Use Cats to Explain Taylor Swift Songs

Originally posted 01/25/2014 07:45AM

The boys who break Taylor Swift's heart are not all that different from cats when you think about it.

Charming, handsome, furry (we're looking at you, Jake Gyllenhaal), cunning, indignant ... you get the point. So it's no surprise Swift, mom to a kitty named Meredith, loves both.

But it's her unabashed ability to turn said boys into hit songs that's sending her to Sunday's Grammy Awards, where the four-time nominee is hoping to add some more accolades to her name. Her album Red, in all its tear-stained, girl-power glory, is up for album of the year and best country album.

Until Sunday, we'll be listening to our favorite cat lady's Grammy contender. But instead of dissecting each lyric to figure out which famous ex she's singing about, we'll leave the interpretations, track by track, up to these felines.

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The Daily Treat: Watch This Cat's Scenic Skateboard Adventure

Originally posted 01/24/2014 06:00AM


No car? No problem! Didga the cat was looking for a fun way to sightsee around Coolangatta, Australia, and he found just that in his trusty skateboard, nicknamed Ollie.

The pair, the stars of a Catmantoo production, enjoyed a warm, sunny day visiting a local shopping center, skating past a beach and even making friends (with a Rottweiler!) along the way.

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Funny Video: Behold the Mother of All Cat Mohawks

Originally posted 01/23/2014 05:00PM



I'm here all day, folks.

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Filed Under: Cats, Funny Pet Videos

UpdatePosted 01/23/2014 05:00PM

The Daily Treat: Mean Girls, As Told By Catty Cats

Originally posted 01/23/2014 04:30PM



Cats: They're sorry that people are so jealous of them, but they can't help it that they're so popular.

That's why it only makes sense that someone would do a reboot of the 2004 comedy Mean Girls with felines filling the major roles. (Watch the video above.)

In a purr-formance that could nab an A-Cat-Emy Award, a sweet ginger kitty does her best Lindsay Lohan as 16-year-old Cady Heron, a previously homeschooled teen who tries to fit in at a new high school after a move from Africa.

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Filed Under: Cats
Credit: Courtesy Happy Cat Rescue
Adopt Me! Perry the Cat Escaped Sewer Life

Adopt Me! Perry the Cat Escaped Sewer Life

Originally posted 01/17/2014 04:15PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, we'd like you to meet Perry, a cat recently found living in a Riverdale, N.J., sewer.

When Marcia Scott got a call from her friend about a sweet adult cat who'd taken up residence in a sewer, she just couldn't say no. The friend lured the feline out of the sewer, where he'd been hiding out as temperatures dipped into the single digits, and Scott made room for the "very friendly" pet at her Happy Cat Rescue, based in Albany, N.Y.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
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The Daily Treat: Kitty Gives Baby Bath, Our Computer Explodes

Originally posted 01/15/2014 04:35PM

Bath time is never an easy time for parents – but not with Hoover the cat around.

This kitty isn't afraid to hop into 1-year-old Hazel's crib and lend a paw ... er, tongue. Just like Hoover would do to a kitten of his own, he lovingly cleans Hazel one lick at a time.

But before you watch, beware: The cuteness of this video could overload your computer or affect your ability to speak coherently at the office (For the record, we can't stop saying 'Aww!' and smiling).

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Filed Under: Cats, Cute Pets
The Daily Treat: These Dogs Are Out to Ruin Your Day

The Daily Treat: These Dogs Are Out to Ruin Your Day

Originally posted 01/14/2014 06:30PM

It's time to come clean. Here at PEOPLE Pets, there's a certain animal kingdom stereotype we've sometimes helped promulgate: That cats are jerks.

But in light of new evidence, we've decided to amend our stance. Turns out, cats aren't the only ones who can sometimes make life at home for their owners a living nightmare. Dogs are just as guilty of it. And the ones we've brought to your attention below, they might even be doing it on purpose.

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Pets Who Achieved Double Digit Weight Loss

UpdatePosted 01/07/2014 09:45AM

Thin-spiration 2014: Pets Who Achieved Double Digit Weight Loss

Originally posted 01/06/2014 09:00AM

The start of a New Year often means one familiar resolution: to get in shape. This year, PEOPLE is honoring five individuals who managed to lose half of their weight, but they're not the only ones worthy of some applause – or should we say ap-paws.

Over the past year, these three overweight animals also decided to get back on track (with a little help from their human friends) and shed their excess weight. Much like with their owners, obesity in pets can lead to a variety of health issues and complications, some of which were at fault for for the death of 33-lb. cat Sponge Bob in August 2012. Check out how this trio turned things around:

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Filed Under: Cats, Dogs, Unusual Pets
Credit: Courtesy Animal Planet
Keyboard Cat, Lil Bub to Appear on Puppy Bowl

Keyboard Cat, Lil Bub to Appear on Puppy Bowl

Originally posted 01/03/2014 09:30AM

Just when you thought Puppy Bowl couldn't get any cuter ...

For the show's 10th year, Animal Planet has booked some very familiar faces to make an appearance: YouTube stars Keyboard Cat and Lil Bub. The musically inclined cat will perform during the halftime show, reports EW, while Lil Bub will "check in throughout the game."

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Credit: Courtesy of Helen Woodward Animal Center
Adopt Me! Abandoned on Christmas Eve, George Seeks Wonderful New Life

Adopt Me! Abandoned on Christmas Eve, George Seeks Wonderful New Life

Originally posted 12/27/2013 12:30PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, we bring you George Bailey, a cat abandoned at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., on Christmas Eve.

George's former owner didn't leave much explanation for why he had to let the black-haired feline go, just a heartbreaking note left alongside the cat.

"I cannot take care of him anymore," the anonymous letter read. "He is a great indoor/outdoor cat that loves people ... I didn't know what to do with him and I know you are a no-kill shelter. I'm sorry."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats

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