We Like: Cat Ladders!

Cat Ladders is one of my most favorite internet finds.  (Formally known as Katt-Trappa.) It’s a blog of cat ladders from around the world and combines a bunch of things I love into one big batch of niftiness.  It’s got cats, DIY projects, a window into the seemingly mundane daily life of people & their cats in different countries, a physical manifestation of the affect people have for their kitties, and there’s something in there too that hints of the secret life of cats.  Check out Cat Ladders!

Some are really tall!



Some make use of what’s handy.



Others are sculptural.



Some are for dogs or goats or chickens!   
Some might be for gnomes & cats.


There’s mysterious…







Best design.







Dog Poop In The Air?

Man, Detroit can’t catch a break.  Most of the headlines for this story read something like, “Dog Poop in Detroit Air!”  It’s true, but it may not be unique.  A study of winter air samples collected from Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, & Mayville, WI found fecal bacteria in Cleveland and Detroit. The most likely source being dog poop. Blech!!  All the more reason to clean up after your dog!

The study conducted by scientists from University Colorado at Boulder highlights the fact we know very little about the diversity of bacteria in our air.  The DNA of the bacteria found linked it to dog poop.

Medical Marijuana Patch For Pets

A Seattle company, Medical Marijuana Delivery Systems has developed a transdermal marijuana patch called Tetracan for dogs, cats, & horses.  This could be great news for pain management in animals, especially cats since many pain medications are toxic to felines.

Unfortunately veterinarians may have difficulty prescribing the patch in the U.S. when it becomes available.  The Department of Justice is apparently raiding licensed marijuana dispensaries & growers per a memo released in June stating commercial operations could face federal charges even if medical marijuana is legal in their state. I’ve got to say, this DOJ memo has stupid written all over it.