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Is something wrong with an Emeryville cat that doesn’t purr

DEAR JOAN: My cat is very loving, but she never purrs.

Cynthia, Emeryville

DEAR CYNTHIA: Some cats purr away, while others either can’t or have such a soft purr that we don’t hear it. As animal experts aren’t 100 percent sure how or why cats purr — they have theories — it’s hard to know why some don’t.

It’s believed that cats make the purring sound by vibrating their vocal cords when breathing in and out. That’s why the purr can be steady, with no obvious breaks for a breath.

Some cats are incapable of making the sound because something

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Why an Animated Flying Cat With a Pop-Tart Body Sold for Almost $600,000

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In the 10 years since Chris Torres created Nyan Cat, an animated flying cat with a Pop-Tart body leaving a rainbow trail, the meme has been viewed and shared across the web hundreds of millions of times.

On Thursday, he put a one-of-a-kind version of it up for sale on Foundation, a website for buying and selling digital goods. In the final hour of the auction, there was a bidding war. Nyan Cat was sold to a user identified

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Cat rescued from tree after days stuck in Waterloo sub-zero temps, snowstorm | Local News

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Cat that vanished 15 years ago is reunited with owner

LOS ANGELES — A cat that went astray about 15 years ago has been reunited, older and maybe wiser, with its owner.

Brandy, a brown tabby, was reunited Monday afternoon with Charles, who adopted her as a 2-month-old kitten in 2005.

“It’s amazing. I think it’s unbelievable,” he said Thursday.

“I saw her, I picked her up and she started to purr and it was very emotional,” Charles said. “It was nice to have her in my arms again.″

Brandy, a brown tabby cat, was reunited with her owner, Charles, at the Palmdale, Calif., animal care center, on Feb. 22,
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Chinese American butcher speaks out after dead cat intentionally left in her Sacramento parking lot

The Latest (Friday, Feb. 26):

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg released a statement on Twitter regarding the incident at Mad Butcher Meat Company.

In his statement, the mayor confirmed Sacramento police are investigating the incident as a potential hate crime.

I am appalled by the growing number of incidents of bias and crimes targeting members of our Asian-Pacific Islander community. We cannot tolerate such mindless hatred. Thank you to @SacPolice for investigating the recent incident outside a butcher shop as a potential hate crime.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg

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Minnesota couple finds missing cat in Collier County


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A cat that went missing has been found.

It took three weeks and one day for Cody Dornbusch and Samantha Racine to find their lost cat, Rajah, who jumped out the window of the couple’s car at a Murphy gas station in Collier County.

The Minnesota couple, who were road tripping across the country at the time, drove away without noticing.

They didn’t get very far before realizing Rajah was gone. They stayed in Collier County, searching neighborhoods, putting up signs, setting up traps and vowed not to leave until Rajah was found.

The 10-pound cat traveled about

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