Friday Cat Blogging – 30 March 2012

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On the left we have a cat and her shadow. On the right, we have a shadowy cat. Or, more accurately, a snoozing cat who wants to know when I’m going to put my stupid human toy away and let him get back to his nap.

Need more cats? Coming right up. Here’s the story of Vincent, a homeless stray who made it big in New York and is now trying for the big time in Hollywood. And here’s a cat playing with dolphins. It oozes so much cuteness you might need an insulin shot after you watch it.

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