Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]
PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.
It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats.
Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)
http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)
I wasn’t going to reblog this until I read the important caption dang thank you!!!
Have you ever played a video game where you have to sleep to recover? They only let you do it if everything is safe. Otherwise they won’t let you sleep. You’ll get a message, saying “You cannot sleep now, there are monsters nearby.”
Now, remember the last time you just couldn’t get to sleep?
Don’t you fuckin do this to me
Great piece on what an injury-plagued NHL team does to that team’s AHL affiliate. "Getting help in Minnesota means needing help in Iowa" by Clint Cole for Minnesota Hockey Magazine.
The Minnesota Wild have been plagued with injuries so far in the 2013-14 season. With players like forward and captain Mikko Koivu, goaltender Josh Harding and defenseman Jared Spurgeon currently out with injuries and many more having injury troubles at one time or another this season the Wild have been forced to fill their roster spots with players from their AHL affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa.
When this happens, the Iowa Wild must also find a way to fill roster spots and compete in the AHL. So far in January the Iowa Wild have signed seven players to professional try-out (PTO) contracts and have called up two players from the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.