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Cat Desperate to Upgrade From Flip-Phone
by Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
For years, Whiskers the cat has resisted the siren song of the smartphone. Insisting that she doesn’t need to always be on Facebook and that keypad texting really isn’t so bad, she has held on to her first ever cell phone.
Roommate Josh Myles said the reason for Whiskers’ hesitance to upgrade might be the nature of modern smartphone interfaces.
"She tried to play with a music app on my tablet, once, but it turns out claws are pretty unreliable for a touch interface," he explained. "Plus, I mean, the RAZR was a pretty awesome cell phone when she got it. But that was 2005. It’s time to let go."
Myles thinks Whiskers may finally be pining for an upgrade, however.
"I walked by her on the computer last night and she was looking at the iPhone 6 website, purring," he said.
Via JoshSemans.

Cat Desperate to Upgrade From Flip-Phone

by Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

For years, Whiskers the cat has resisted the siren song of the smartphone. Insisting that she doesn’t need to always be on Facebook and that keypad texting really isn’t so bad, she has held on to her first ever cell phone.

Roommate Josh Myles said the reason for Whiskers’ hesitance to upgrade might be the nature of modern smartphone interfaces.

"She tried to play with a music app on my tablet, once, but it turns out claws are pretty unreliable for a touch interface," he explained. "Plus, I mean, the RAZR was a pretty awesome cell phone when she got it. But that was 2005. It’s time to let go."

Myles thinks Whiskers may finally be pining for an upgrade, however.

"I walked by her on the computer last night and she was looking at the iPhone 6 website, purring," he said.

Via JoshSemans.

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Dog De-Stresses After Rough Week
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
After a particularly stressful week of submitting reports and reviewing spreadsheets, Knox the dog really needed to unwind.
"He works so hard, and never really makes time for himself," says friend Chris Dippold. "When he didn’t answer any of my texts, I knew something was up."
Indeed, Knox had designated last Saturday afternoon as official “me time.” That meant no calls, no texts, and certainly no emails. The pup headed straight to his local day spa for a mani-pedi, facial and scalp massage. 
"He seemed totally relaxed when I saw him last weekend," said Dippold. "I think I’m going to take some ‘me-time’ too — assuming that Groupon is still good."
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Dog De-Stresses After Rough Week

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

After a particularly stressful week of submitting reports and reviewing spreadsheets, Knox the dog really needed to unwind.

"He works so hard, and never really makes time for himself," says friend Chris Dippold. "When he didn’t answer any of my texts, I knew something was up."

Indeed, Knox had designated last Saturday afternoon as official “me time.” That meant no calls, no texts, and certainly no emails. The pup headed straight to his local day spa for a mani-pedi, facial and scalp massage. 

"He seemed totally relaxed when I saw him last weekend," said Dippold. "I think I’m going to take some ‘me-time’ too — assuming that Groupon is still good."

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CIA Cat Spy Outed on Wikileaks
U.S. officials have confirmed that Zippo the cat is an employee of the United States government and has been recalled from his post in Libya for his protection. The cat, who it is believed was undercover for the CIA in Tripoli until last week, was outed in a declassified document published on Wikileaks on October 2. 
Officials will not confirm the accuracy of the document, or what the nature of Zippo’s business was in northern Africa. A spokesperson for the State Department — whom, experts say, could be running point on damage control to cover a blown CIA operation — said that the leaked document put the cat in danger regardless of its authenticity. 
Members of congress were outraged.
"It’s deplorable," said a senior Senate aide. "Whoever leaked those documents must be found and brought to justice."
Intelligence reform advocates were less black and white on the issue, however.
"Look, no one wants to put Americans overseas at risk," said government spying expert Noah Metcalf, "but if the government is using kittens in covert intelligence operations abroad, the public has a right to know. I mean, if the CIA is doing this, you better believe the NSA is, too. What sort of danger might be lurking in our own homes? Maybe even in your lap right now."
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CIA Cat Spy Outed on Wikileaks

U.S. officials have confirmed that Zippo the cat is an employee of the United States government and has been recalled from his post in Libya for his protection. The cat, who it is believed was undercover for the CIA in Tripoli until last week, was outed in a declassified document published on Wikileaks on October 2. 

Officials will not confirm the accuracy of the document, or what the nature of Zippo’s business was in northern Africa. A spokesperson for the State Department — whom, experts say, could be running point on damage control to cover a blown CIA operation — said that the leaked document put the cat in danger regardless of its authenticity. 

Members of congress were outraged.

"It’s deplorable," said a senior Senate aide. "Whoever leaked those documents must be found and brought to justice."

Intelligence reform advocates were less black and white on the issue, however.

"Look, no one wants to put Americans overseas at risk," said government spying expert Noah Metcalf, "but if the government is using kittens in covert intelligence operations abroad, the public has a right to know. I mean, if the CIA is doing this, you better believe the NSA is, too. What sort of danger might be lurking in our own homes? Maybe even in your lap right now."

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Puppies Reenact Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’
In a YouTube video that has gone viral this week, two midwestern border collies named Skye and Safir created what critics are calling a “pitch-perfect rendition” of Michael Jackson’s iconic music video for “Thriller.” Their version, which has already racked up 2.1 million views, has been watched slightly less than the nearly 200 million times that the official original version has on YouTube, but is nonetheless impressive.
"We’ve seen a lot of ‘Thriller’ reenactments over the years," said A. V. Club writer Sean Moorhouse. “From the annual Halloween parade in Lexington, KY, to flash mobs in New York City, to prisoners in the Philippines. But this one takes the cake for me.”
According a source close to the dogs, the pair worked on their moves for weeks.
"You think a dog can just roll up one day and shoot a nearly flawless tribute to the greatest music video of all time? Hardly," said the source, who wished to remain anonymous. "Those two practiced every day for months. They rented this barn a few miles from their house so they could have privacy and they really got into it."
The pups listened to the song and run through the moves up to 60 times each day, and would spend hours dissecting the film and watching the “Making of” video.
Next, the talented duo plans to tackle 1994’s iconic Spike Jonze video, Sabotage by the Beastie Boys.
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Puppies Reenact Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

In a YouTube video that has gone viral this week, two midwestern border collies named Skye and Safir created what critics are calling a “pitch-perfect rendition” of Michael Jackson’s iconic music video for “Thriller.” Their version, which has already racked up 2.1 million views, has been watched slightly less than the nearly 200 million times that the official original version has on YouTube, but is nonetheless impressive.

"We’ve seen a lot of ‘Thriller’ reenactments over the years," said A. V. Club writer Sean Moorhouse. “From the annual Halloween parade in Lexington, KY, to flash mobs in New York City, to prisoners in the Philippines. But this one takes the cake for me.”

According a source close to the dogs, the pair worked on their moves for weeks.

"You think a dog can just roll up one day and shoot a nearly flawless tribute to the greatest music video of all time? Hardly," said the source, who wished to remain anonymous. "Those two practiced every day for months. They rented this barn a few miles from their house so they could have privacy and they really got into it."

The pups listened to the song and run through the moves up to 60 times each day, and would spend hours dissecting the film and watching the “Making of” video.

Next, the talented duo plans to tackle 1994’s iconic Spike Jonze video, Sabotage by the Beastie Boys.

Via bordercolliebliss.