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91-Year-Old Woman Died Protecting Her Cat From A Tornado, And The Cat Survived

John has been a fireman for 34 years. Over the past few decades, he’s seen plenty of destruction, but what he saw after a tornado blew through this neighborhood really broke his heart.

While going through some rubble, he came across the body of a 91-year-old woman whose house had been flattened by the tornado. What shocked him most, however, was what he found in her arms. It was her pet cat, and it was still alive. This woman lost her life protecting her best friend.

That’s so sad. If you don’t believe that pets are like family, you’re clearly mistaken. This woman made the ultimate sacrifice for her companion.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cat-tornado/

This Poor Cat…Only In Eastern Europe. This Is Definitely Animal Cruelty!

Not to stereotype, but let’s be honest, there are a lot of crazy videos that come out of Eastern Europe. Granted, I’m sure an equal number of crazy videos are created in America and Western Europe. However, they don’t often get as much media traction as the ones from Russia and other former Soviet countries. Which is why when I came across the video below of a guy smoking cigarettes with his cat, I was hardly surprised…

How does he even get the cat to sit still for this?!

This is definitely a horrible case of animal cruelty. Animals can get lung cancer, too. And it’s not just from actually smoking themselves.

In fact, according to a study, cats who live in homes where someone smokes a pack of cigarettes or more every day are three times more likely to get cancer than cats in nonsmoking homes. Don’t ever subject your pets to this kind of cruelty.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/smoking-cat/

11 Life Hacks That Every Pet Owner Should Start Using ASAP

Owning a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives. But for all the good they bring us, sometimes we wish things could be a little easier. If only there were shortcuts for dealing with some of the negatives (cough — cleanup — cough) that come with having our furry friends around…

Well there are! From making their bed smell just like you to disguising their litter box as furniture, each one of these is sure to be a hit in your house soon.

1. Create a kitty litter scoop with a simple milk jug.

The sifting holes are made with a hole punch!

2. You might want to eat these frozen dog treats, too!

Grab the recipe here.

3. Combine vinegar and baking soda to get rid of pet stains.

4. Put your litter box in an IKEA wicker chest.

Learn how to make it here.

5. Use this lavender-infused concoction to naturally get rid of fleas.

6. Turn an old sweatshirt into a dog bed.

7. Use chalk or baby powder to keep ants out of pet food outside.

8. Build a dog crate that doubles as an end table!

9. Put a ball in your dog or cat’s food bowl to slow down a fast eater.

10. Put Vaseline on a dog’s cracked or dry paw pads. They won’t want to lick it off.

11. Run rubber gloves over couch cushions to get excess fur off.

(via One Crazy House)

Now we can stop worrying about all that shedding and start enjoying some time outdoors playing fetch!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pet-owner-hacks/

He Surprised His Girlfriend With A Kitten, And Her Reaction Is Just The Greatest

Getting a new fur baby is a big responsibility. That’s why Elijah, the guy behind Just A Skinny Boy, told his girlfriend they should wait a bit.

But that was just a ruse. He really wanted to surprise her with her very own kitten, and when he found the perfect one, his plan was ready to go into action.

Watch how his girlfriend reacts when she sees Milo for the first time — it’s absolutely adorable!

Surprises are just the best, but ones with furry, fluffy ears and paws really top the chart.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/girlfriend-kitten/

While On A Hike In The Woods, They Found And Rescued Four Abandoned Kittens

It’s not uncommon to come across animals while hiking in the woods, but these two weren’t expecting to stumble upon a litter of kittens.

The Houston couple was going for their usual walk through the woods in Spring Creek Park when their normal hike turned into quite the adventure. That’s because they came across four abandoned kittens roaming around in the middle of the forest.

Coming to the conclusion that the adorable kitties were not feral, they decided to round them up…which turned out to be easy, since they followed them right to the parking lot!

It was clear these babies weren’t feral by the way they immediately ran up to their new human friends.

Finally, a comfy place to take a nap!

Once they were home, the babies were treated to fresh food and water.

Just look how happy they were to be inside.

The rescuers are happy to report that all of the cats now have permanent homes!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kittens-in-woods/

This Cat Really, Really Doesn’t Want His Owner To Work Anymore

I’ve probably spent the last 20 minutes or so procrastinating by browsing the internet, watching funny cat videos, and talking to my coworkers in the office chat.

If you have to work on a computer all day (and let’s be real, most of us do), you know how tempting it can be to lose yourself in the web’s many distractions. But some distractions are way cuter than Facebook and Twitter.

The struggle is so real if you work from home or your office allows pets, because fur babies love monopolizing our attention. Take this cat, for example. The impatient feline really isn’t pleased that Dad works all the time, so he goes to great lengths to distract him at every turn.

This employee clearly has to deal with some precious problems at work every day, but I don’t think he minds.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/procrastination-cat/

Cats And Dogs Can Be Best Friends…And Here’s The Adorable Proof

The tale is as old as time: dogs and cats just don’t get along. While that may be the “rule,” this adorable duo is definitely the exception to it.

When Cosmo, a golden retriever puppy, and his fluffy friend Afera, a Russian blue kitten, are anywhere near each other, they tumble, pounce, and just play around. Prepare yourself for adorable overload!

Turns out, they’re definitely not alone, either.

Some friends are more gentle…

Then there are the rowdier ones.

I have a dog, but I’m seriously considering getting a kitten after seeing these cute couples!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cat-dog-friends/

He Took His Cat To A Dog Show — And What Happened Is Obviously Adorable

How does your cat spend its afternoons? Probably with a good nap, playing with some toys, maybe even tormenting the mail carrier

But for Boomer the Bengal cat, he’d rather spend the day showing off his training. And what better place to do it…than at a dog show!

Boomer’s been taught by a professional trainer to walk around on a leash greeting other animals, but when he does it at a dog show, some might contend that he becomes the life of the party, not the pooches!

That little nose boop that he offers to every new pup is just too adorable!

More dogs and cats need to be BFF.

(Although maybe not all of them.)

Serious shade being thrown by the weenie dog.

Who said dogs and cats don’t get along?

Your heart is going to melt from all of the cuteness!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cat-dog-show/

This Adorable Farm In Japan Must Be The Happiest Place On Earth, Judging By The Photos

Some might argue that there are few things cuter than a litter of tiny kittens. Others could contend that a playful mini pony is one of those very things.

Ask us to choose who wins and we’ll be here for a while deliberating. But here’s one way to settle this intense debate…put the two together!

Well, this farm in Saku City, Japan, did just that. If you’re still undecided about if this is, in fact, the cutest thing ever, just watch for yourself…this video is all the proof we need, at least.

This pony is either loving the attention or is just too tired to get up — either way, this is TOO MUCH.

Oh, hey random capybara. This little dude is probably just jealous of all the kitten cuddles going on.

Look at that grin.

Watch the entire fury cuddle session here.

(via BuzzFeed)

If you’d like to catch more adorable farmhouse shenanigans, just visit their YouTube page here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pony-and-kittens/

They Fled Their Home And Left Their Cat Behind — But He Finally Made It Back To Them

Leaving a pet behind is pretty much the last thing people want to do when they move, but this family had no choice. They were fleeing from their war-torn city in Iraq, and in the process, they were separated from their cat, Kunkush. While they were traveling to Greece, the cat got lost in the shuffle.

But after some time, Kunkush finally found his way back to them.

What an epic journey! Let’s hope that they never have to be apart again.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/refugee-cat/