Woman With A Hearing Loss Taught Her Deaf Cat Sign Language


A woman with a hearing loss has taught her cats sign language. One of them is a deaf cat.

When Kim Silva retired from teaching at the American School for the Deaf, she decided to start teaching her cats sign language. “Guess I missed the kiddies so I began teaching the kitties,” she says.

She and her husband, John – who is also deaf – adopted a deaf cat named Bambi through Petfinder.

“[We] fell in love with Bambi on Petfinder,” Silva adds.

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Bambi came from a rescue shelter in Texas. “Some deaf people have questioned if cats could learn sign,” she says. “Bobcat immediately understood. My other cat, Bear, was very old and was not interested.”

“Bobcat was a sponge for sign language! He showed off. He was fabulous.”

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Bambi learned the signs even more easily as Silva explains, she had “peer reinforcement and copied Bobcat.”

“Bambi likes attention and likes to play ball. She stretches up to tap my hands signing ‘play’ for me to get her ball,” she says.

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Source: Huffington Post.

Two Cats Chattering in Unison When They See the Birdies


These 2 cats are chattering in unison when they see the birds.

wonder what they are talking about.

Orphan Kitten and Abandoned Puppy Adopt Each Other and Become Best Friends


A tiny orphan kitten and an abandoned puppy found each other and became forever friends.

“Chip & Adele were both orphaned and alone, so they were paired together on March 20, 2015. They will be in foster care until they are old enough for adoption.” (Chip & Adele)

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Meet Adele, a tiny 4 week old kitten found as a stray wandering alone without a mother. 

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This is Chip, a 5 week old chihuahua puppy surrendered to the shelter because his owners “could not care for such a young puppy,” said Natalie Buxton, the foster mom.

chip adele Kitten And Puppy Become Best Friends

The rescue group decided to pair them together. They bonded instantly and became best friends.

chip adele Kitten And Puppy Become Best Friends

WATCH VIDEO: Sometimes you just need a snuggle.

Adele loves to climb and Chip is very laid back.

chip adele Kitten And Puppy Become Best Friends

WATCH VIDEO: They do everything together. Here they are enjoying some snack.

“A puppy and kitten that age are much, much too young to be in an animal shelter,” said Buxton. “Without a foster home, they wouldn’t have had a chance.”

chip adele Kitten And Puppy Become Best Friends

Totally inseparable. They are just waiting to be adopted together.

chip adele Kitten And Puppy Become Best Friends

“There’s nothing sweeter than friendship!”

Follow Chip and Adele on Facebook. They are located in Dallas, TX and are being fostered through Operation Kindness.

Cat and Whitetail Deer Who Grew Up Together Share a Special Moment


Tiger Lily the cat and Ginger the whitetail doe share a special friendship.

Vicky Wetzel writes: “Tiger Lily (cat) and Ginger (whitetail doe) became friends when they both were babies. Tiger Lily would curl up with Ginger for naps. Though they both are grown now they like spending time together. I caught this exchange between them when my son and I were doing farm chores.”

A Cat Wandered in to NYPD and Didn’t Want to Leave


A stray cat wandered into an upper Manhattan police station and stole the officers’ hearts.

The 34th precinct in Washington Heights tweeted: “This cat walked into the 34 Pct today. Officer Andrea DiNella would like to know if anyone is missing him #uptown.”

“He looks like he came from someone’s house. He was very clean, his paws were not long, he had a great disposition, didn’t bite. Very friendly,” Officer Andrea DiNella told NBC 4 New York.

She named the cat Frankie. When no one came to claim the cat, she took him to a local rescue group, Adore-a-Bullie Paws and Claws, that will help Frankie find a new forever home.

“Everybody loved him. We didn’t want to see him go,” said DiNella.

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A stray cat wandered into a police station in Manhattan and stole the officers’ hearts.

NYPD Looking for Owner of Cat That Wandered Into Precinct

He walked into the office station and didn’t want to leave.

NYPD Looking for Owner of Cat That Wandered Into Precinct

They named him Frankie and posted a tweet to help him look for his humans. 

NYPD Looking for Owner of Cat That Wandered Into Precinct

No one came to claim the cat, so they found a local rescue group that promised to help Frankie to find a forever loving home. “Everybody loved him. We didn’t want to see him go,” said officer DiNella.

NYPD Looking for Owner of Cat That Wandered Into Precinct

WATCH VIDEO: A stray cat wandered into a Washington Heights police precinct and stole the officers’ hearts.

Source: NBC New York. Follow Adore-a-bullie Paws and Claws on Facebook.

Minki the Cat Stray No More! This Will Touch Your Heart!


Minki the cat strayed her into the heart of a woman.

Jessica wrote: “In this video you can see me feeding the stray cat named “Minki”. She was just skin and bones when i first saw her and she was so shy and scared of me. It was like as if she had never seen a human before. She wouldn’t come near me, she always waited ’til i’d go down the stairs, only then she went to the plate and began to eat. I have been feeding her for 4 months now and (the day before this video) was the first time she let me pet her but as you can see in this video she still doesn’t trust me completely.”

This is after 4 months of feeding, Minki finally let her human friend pet her.

Two months later, this happened. Minki is stray no more:

Frances the Cat is 21 Years Old, But Still a Kitten at Heart!


She’s 21 years old, but still a kitten at heart. Meet Frances!

The human dad wrote via reddit “This is Frances. I adopted her when I was 13 years old. I’m now 34.”

“Frances does not groom herself properly, no. She gets knots in the fur on her belly often and I have to cut them out. She is on medication for her thyroid, but the vet says she is in great health,” he added.

Meet Frances. She’s 21 years old but still a kitten at heart.

frances 21 year old cat

Snuggling with her human for a nap.

frances 21 year old cat

21 year old Frances sharing lap time with her humans’ 9 year old daughter.

frances 21 year old cat

This is Frances’ 21st Christmas!

frances 21 year old cat

She’s been the boss in the house for the past 21 years.

frances 21 year old cat

We hope you have many many years ahead of you Frances!

Photos via reddit

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