The Backpacking Cat Who Travels The US With His Human3m54s

The Backpacking Cat Who Travels The US With His Human

AN ADVENTURER has found the perfect travelling purr-tner - his house cat. Adventurer and filmmaker, JJ Yosh, resides in Boulder, Colorado with his black cat Simon. He adopted the feline two years ago, and they have been travelling together across land and water ever since - with Simon normally nestled in his backpack.

At 4 Feet Long, This Is New York's Biggest Cat2m48s

At 4 Feet Long, This Is New York's Biggest Cat

Meet Samson, New York's biggest cat - weighing 28 pounds and measuring an incredible four foot in length. The hulking feline is chauffeured around in his very own super-size carriage and spends his downtime playing fetch - just like a dog. The insatiable kitty eats six cans of food a day to feed his massive appetite. Despite popular belief, Samson is not a cross between a bear and a Persian cat. Can you even imagine that? Actually, he is a maine Coon, a cat breed known for their hulking sizes. He is the proud owner of DJ Jonathan Zurbel, who says: "I just watched his weight start to grow and grow. "I went to the vet and she said this is the largest cat we have in the registry. I decided to claim that name and claim that throne." Jonathan inherited the cat from his brother and dedicated himself to making Samson a celebrity on Instagram. Being a celebrity feline on social media doesn’t just make you look good, it works wonders for your entourage as well! Jonathan says that he has changed his love life completely, as many girls want to come over and meet the big fella. But having a big cat means having even bigger responsibilities. Jonathan had to get him a huge litter box and even a dog carrier and a dog leash! All joking aside, Jonathan hopes that Samson’s fame will help promote cat adoption. He says: "I like to share him with people and that’s really the goal - just get him out there. “I want to spread pet ownership and encourage people to adopt because there’s lots of cats out there that need homes.” Since he is convinced he has the largest cat in New York, a challenger is invited to come and say they have a bigger feline pet! The four-year-old Maine Coon has now reached celebrity status due to his impressive stature - and has amassed over 104,000 followers on Instagram. For more information, visit

This Tiny Rescued Pup Is Really Enjoying His Bath Time1m47s

This Tiny Rescued Pup Is Really Enjoying His Bath Time

We think it is pretty safe to say that we can divide all dogs in this world in just two categories - those who love bath time and those who run from it, never looking back. Whenever their owners mention the tedious activity, dogs either run straight for the bathroom, whining and barking at the tap to start running, or they run and hide behind anything they can think of, just to avoid getting a drop of water on them. It may have something to do with how they were treated when they were babies, which brings us to the conclusion that this little guy will love bath time forever and ever! A two-week-old puppy was found abandoned in a dumpster with his two sisters. The small litter was found by Dallas Animal Service and referred to the DFW Rescue Me animal shelter, where volunteer Claire Fowler was tasked with looking after the babies. Claire, a 21-year-old student, said: “The little guys need round-the-clock care – they can’t use the restroom by themselves or even regulate their own body temperature. I do everything for them and they need to be fed every couple of hours.” When asked for what made her decide to film the puppy’s glorious moment of blissful nirvana, Claire said: “I decided to film him in the bath because he was enjoying it so much and I really wanted to capture it. He just looked so content.” She adds that his sisters don’t enjoy bath time as much and would rather stay dirty, but it still has to be done. None of the babes have names yet because they are still so young, but Claire is certain they will all get good, strong names.

Man Reunites With His Beast Buddy After A Year Apart7m06s

Man Reunites With His Beast Buddy After A Year Apart

After more than a year apart, an animal advocate has reunited with his best friend – a CHEETAH. Dolph C. Volker, 50, has volunteered at the Cheetah Experience Breeding Centre in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on and off for over four years. Despite living in America, and spending little time with the animals at the breeding centre, Dolph has managed to create a special bond with one of the male cheetahs, Gabriel. Dolph often goes a full year without seeing his best buddy – but the predator recognises him almost immediately and remembers all of the things they used to do together. And during his time at the sanctuary in January 2018, Dolph managed to hand-feed Gabriel and spend the entire night sleeping next to him out in the open. “It takes a long time to reach an imprinting and bonding relationship with a wild animal. A wild predator, “ Dolf says. “I’ve been volunteering now at Cheetah Experience for over four years. It started when Gabriel was a cub and I got to know him at eight months old. It was an absolute joy. We became super friends.” Gabriel is super special to Dolf for a multitude of reasons, but the main one is fulfilling his lifelong dream. Dolf always wanted to befriend a predator. The big cat remembered all the special things they liked to do, like getting up close, putting his paws on Dolf’s shoulders and grooming him. Cheetah Experience is a registered, non-profit cheetah-breeding centre that also takes care of leopards, lions, a tiger, servals and caracals.