Caturday felids trifecta: Cat recovers duck-purloined treats, Masha the hero cat, fruit-tart cat bed

It’s Caturday, and, as usual, there are three items for the ailurophiles.

First, a duck steals a cat’s treats, but it gets revenge on both ducks and geese. You can see more of these videos at the YouTube channel AaronsAnimals, which has some really good stuff.  Don’t miss this video!

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Here’s the story of Masha, a Russian hero cat who, according to the Washington Post (and the video below) saved the life of an abandoned infant.

A corpulent cat from the Kaluga region of Russia is being hailed as a hero, after using her own body to shelter an abandoned infant from winter’s deep freeze.

Masha the cat – as the stray is called by the residents of the building she calls home in Obninsk – found the infant in an entryway Saturday night and climbed into the box in which the baby had been left.

One of the building’s residents heard the cat and the baby’s cries. At first, Nadezhda Makhovikova just thought she was hearing Masha in some sort of distress. “When I went down, I saw it was a baby crying,” Makhovikova told REN TV earlier this week.

Reports said the baby had been left with a pacifier, bottle and diapers, and was dressed warmly, wearing a little hat, as residents described him – though he likely would have had difficulty staying warm enough to survive a whole night in the sub-freezing temperatures in the area.

Residents called an ambulance, which whisked the baby away to a local hospital – but not before Masha would try to accompany the baby on the way.

. . . Doctors determined that the child was about 2 ½ months old, and was well-fed, clean and clothed, showing no signs of abuse or neglect – save, of course, that he had been left out in the cold to be found by a concerned cat. The child is staying at the hospital while police search for the baby’s parents.

But the humans in the story are crediting the cat for likely having kept the baby alive during the crucial hours it spent in the cold.

Here’s Masha:

 

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Finally, if you’re Japanese, you can get this lovely fruit-tart cat bed for only $55, or, for $125, you can get it in the US.

Felissimo, a company based out of Japan, is responsible for this purrfectly adorable (sorry) kitty cradle. The bed itself resembles a flawless fluted crust. “I think you’ve cracked it,” Mary Berry would say of this crust. “Oui,” Dominique Ansel would add. Also included are a few comfy pillows that mimic blueberries, a slice of kiwi, a strawberry, and an orange segment. A sleepy kitty stands in for any custard or fruity filling, obviously.

I love the fruit pillows:

h/t: Stephen

6 Comments

  1. Damien McLeod
    Posted January 20, 2018 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    I love that cat bed.

  2. Jenny Haniver
    Posted January 20, 2018 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    The fruit tart cat bed looks delectable, but the burning question is: what would Maru do?

    As for kitty accoutrements, I think this Cat-in-the-bag cat carrier is pretty cool https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=nubjPaZrdTk

    Brava to Masha for saving the baby. At the end of that video, another short video comes up which is quite amusing and I think worth watching — a babysitter being terrorized by a cat defending the baby. Then another cat joins in as the woman runs out of camera range, clearly terrified.

    • Merilee
      Posted January 20, 2018 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      Those cat bags look great!! Got to look for some.

  3. loren russell
    Posted January 20, 2018 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    I quickly closed the RT link, when it started with a bunch of “Cramer” style financial advice. Can anyone confirm the cat is in there somewhere, and how far into the 20-minute clip?

  4. tubby
    Posted January 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I really want that cat bed. Orson would never use it though. I’d have to remove the fruits too so it could all be vacuumed and washed, so I’m a little concerned about how the fruit pillows are attached.

  5. Posted February 4, 2018 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Amusing video, though I wonder – what if the “boat” had overturned in the middle of the lake…


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