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Tired of fearing for your life while clipping your cat’s claws? Cat mask offers an easy solution

“Whenever I try to clip my cat’s claws, it goes ballistic. What on earth can I do so that it will let me?”

The above thought has probably crossed the mind of anyone who has ever had the distinct pleasure of caring for a cat. So how should you deal with a long-clawed, ferocious feline? Well, you can always purchase one of these unique masks made exclusively for kitties in need of a trim…and watch it transform into a weird-looking alien in the process!

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Use this new Japanese pad to keep your cat in one spot with the power of magic circles!

Last year, the Internet went gaga over the discovery that, for reasons that remain a mystery to nearly everyone, (some) cats, when presented with a circle on the floor, will enter said circle and just sit there. In what is probably the most effective way to make the notoriously free-spirited animals “stay,” these cat circles, which are called “neko hoihoi” in Japan, appeared in numerous videos, photos, and tweets online. From tape to hula hoops to dirty clothes, the cat-catching circles can, seemingly, be made of anything!

But now you no longer need to actually make a cat circle — instead you can buy an adorable little tatami reed flooring mat from a Kyoto company. Give your room a little class and trap your cat all at the same time! It’s probably easier than trying to use a computer when your adorable kitty wants attention.

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Rest in peace, Tama – Japan’s stationmaster cat passes away at 16, company funeral to be held

It wasn’t long ago that we were wishing a happy birthday to Tama, the adorable feline that was given the title of Ultra Stationmaster by Wakayama Electric Railway. Having just turned 16 in April, Tama, who lived at Kishi Station in Wakayama Prefecture and delighted travelers on a daily basis, was incredibly young for a stationmaster.

16 is a fairly advanced age for a cat, though, and the sad news has just come that Stationmaster Tama has passed away.

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Sweet kitty siblings napping on their backs provide your daily dose of cute!

Dog lovers to the left! It’s time for another cute Twitter kitty post! This time, we’ve got a pair of fuzzy kitty siblings to share with you. They’ve got some adorable tricks up their furry sleeves with which they entertain their loyal followers, mostly involving sleeping in tandem on their backs!

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Older cat suddenly stops bullying new kitten when earthquake hits, protects him instead

Here’s a heart-warming video that might just make your day. In it, a white male cat is shown bullying and nipping away at a tiny kitten who’s a new addition to the household. Halfway through the video, however, an earthquake hits and the frightened white cat shows a sudden and complete change of heart.

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This cat and old guy pair go motorcycling together, are incredibly adorable

Listen guys, it’s only Wednesday and many of you may be having a rough week. Maybe your boss yelled at you for using the wrong PowerPoint template at your lame office job. Maybe your boyfriend or girlfriend made you sleep on the couch because you forgot your anniversary. Maybe you’re disappointed in yourself because you gave up your dreams of becoming the world’s greatest bassoonist to work a more lucrative but soul-sucking job as an insurance salesman and why didn’t you just stick with the bassoon you could have been somebody you coward why.

But don’t fret, down-on-your-luck readers. We’ve got the perfect thing to bring a smile to your face and get you through to the weekend: Presenting Ryunosuke, the house cat that loves to go motorcycle riding on his owner’s shoulders!

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The priceless faces of cats waiting to be fed as their owner oversleeps

Hell hath no fury like a hungry cat, as one Japanese pet-owner discovered the hard way. Enjoying a morning lie-in a little too much, he found himself oversleeping, and the delay in putting out cat food at breakfast time did not go unnoticed by his two felines. In a country where punctuality is revered, this was an absolute CATastrophe!

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Adorable little monsters steal child’s seat, helpless father simply posts photos to Twitter

When monsters strike, we like to think we’d all suit up and do battle with their adorable furry faces, but we reckon it’s probably safe to say that quite a few of us would be worthless in a fight, especially against a vicious onslaught of cute like what this father faced. Seeing the seat he’d bought his child overrun by these kawaii demons, he did what any sane person would do: Snapped photos and tweeted them for the whole Internet to see!

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Police dogs in China better at lining up for chow than we are

Dogs are already known for their discipline. At least when humans are around to make sure they don’t eat garbage and lick their genitals all day long, they’re pretty good about following the rules their human masters set out before them – Marmaduke notwithstanding.

But perhaps no other type of dog is as disciplined and well-trained as the police dog. Police forces and militaries all over the world utilize these highly trained pups, not only for drug, bomb and suspicious butt sniffing, but also for search-and-rescue operations and even mine clearing. This type of highly specialized work unsurprisingly requires highly trained dogs, and police dog training is a fair bit more rigorous than getting Fido to roll over on command.

We had no idea, though, that this rigorous training regimen apparently even extends to doggy mealtime…

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Totoro, is that you? Stick-on googly eyes plus kitty equals hours of fuzzy fun!

Generally, cats have a pretty cushy life, don’t they? Lounging around, napping, and being fed tasty treats by their adoring owners. So it’s only fair that they repay us a little bit by allowing us to have some fun with them every now and then!

From improvised egyptian makeovers to scrunchie cat collars, there are all sorts of amusing ways to spruce up your cat for a photo op. But did you know that you can turn Kitty into Totoro using just a pair of googly eyes?

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“Hamster drill” is at least twice as cute as it sounds, Japanese pet-lovers teach us

You learn something new everyday. And today I learnt a new Japanese word, or at least an English-sourced bit of slang Japanese pet-lovers sometimes toss around.

You know that ferocious shaking of an animal’s head when they get wet and try to dry themselves off, or when they’re trying to shake out an itch? Well, sometimes in Japanese, people call it “doriru” (the Japanese corrupted pronunciation of “drill”) as it mimics the rapid rotational movement of an electric drill.

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Japanese dog accidentally reveals his secret superpower! Oops, now it’s on the Internet

Have you ever heard about how dogs and cats seem to know that their owners are coming home from as far a mile away? That’s pretty weird. It raises questions about what other special and secret talents our pets possess.

Recently, one Japanese Shiba Inu accidentally revealed one of is special talents: The ability to float. All other floating dogs should be wary because his picture was taken while in action!

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Adorable cat inadvertently teaches us Japanese【Video】

If you haven’t noticed by the number of cute cat videos or the famous character Hello Kitty, a lot of Japanese people kind of like cats. In fact, they like cats so much, that many common words and phrases have developed using the word “cat” in them, such as nekoze, which means “hunchback” or “bent back,” (neko is “cat”, ze is “back”).

One Japanese cat owner found their kitty sitting in the exact posture that brought this word about in the first place, but the cat was set straight again by quite a surprising (read: adorable) event.

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Nine cats + fifteen boxes = CATastic fun 【Video】

Any cat owner knows that it’s not the awesome new toy that’s exciting for your pet, but the cardboard box that the toy comes in. No matter how much you spend on the toy, you might as well have just gone to the grocery store and picked up a dozen cardboard boxes. So why not set up a fort of boxes and just let the cats play?

That’s because the mayhem is too cute for words.

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The latest in Japanese pet fashion: wearing an instant ramen bowl as a pet cone

A pet coming back from the vet with a cone around its head can elicit very conflicted emotions in the owner. On the one hand, the pet is clearly uncomfortable and just wants to lick away whatever pain they’re in. But on the other, they look absolutely ridiculous and – pangs of guilt or not – you really want to laugh at them.

But now Japanese Twitter users have discovered that cleaned-out instant ramen bowls make for perfect pet cones, and they’re showing off their pictures online.

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Korean man arrested for boiling 600 cats alive, selling the meat for use in soup

Cat lovers may want to sit down for this.

South Korean police arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of catching up to 600 stray cats around his neighborhood, boiling them alive, skinning and gutting the carcasses and then selling the meat to locals for use in a special medicinal soup.

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Kitties take notice: Maru the cat shows off his new, trendy walking style with cardboard box

As stated directly on our Facebook page, RocketNews24 strives to bring you the very best of “News, entertainment and wonderfully weird stuff from Japan and Asia. Oh, and cats. Obviously.”

We take those words very seriously, and what better way to live up to them than by sharing a post about cats IN Japan? Everyone, it’s time for another round of your favorite silly kitty Maru, starring in “Maru’s new walking style!”

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Wally the bunny with “angel wings” is here to spread cuteness, joy, and lots of fluff!【Photos】

Whenever somebody asks me whether I’m a “cat person” or a “dog person”, I feel slightly sad because it feels as if cats and dogs are the only domestic pets anyone really cares about. And things get even sadder when I answer that I’m a “rabbit person”, and the person who asked the question simply goes “oh yeah, rabbits are really cute”, and the conversation dies.

Well, sorry if rabbits aren’t “mainstream” enough for you, but this fluffy bunny with ears like an angel’s wings is stealing the spotlight today! Cats and dogs, make way for Wally the English Angora!

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The next fad for UFO catcher prizes: tiny pufferfish!

UFO catchers occupy a major portion of Japanese arcades nowadays. If you happen to walk by an arcade, the flashing lights and fun prizes all beckon customers to try their luck at these “skill” testing games. Normally, the prizes are figures and stuffed animals from popular TV shows and manga, but you will often see snacks and food. Most recently, a UFO catcher at the Amuseum Oizumi caught our eye because of its prize, a real live pufferfish!

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Another cat rises to internet fame, proves he can be just as stretchy as his name

What would the Internet be without cats? Yes, I am a dog-lover too, and our canine companions have their own rightful place in the worldwide web, but it is, without a doubt, the cat’s kingdom. This week’s new rising feline star is Tororo, an adorable white and orange Scottish-fold cat from Japan, who is doing an excellent job of imitating the stretchy characteristics of his namesake.

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