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If there were ever a case for doing away with the crazy cat lady stereotype for good, I would put my money on Marisa Barnard, Miss Naugatuck Valley 2012. The 19-year-old beauty is a devoted cat lover, who recently parlayed her passion into a virtual cat pageant to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. Barnard, who is currently busy preparing to compete for the title of Miss Connecticut later this month, recently chatted with me about her two beloved cats, Diamond and Marcello, and the inspiration behind starting the Miss/Mr. ConnectiCAT Pageant. I also (tried) to get the scoop on how her felines have prepared her for pageant life - and the answer I got isn't as catty as you...

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld recently had a heart-to-heart with WWD about his main interests beyond fashion design and dieting. It turns out that the Chanel impresario is more of a crazy cat person than the rest of us, as he revealed while talking about the unusual relationship he shares with his kitten, Choupette: "She is a famous beauty. She is nine months old. Baptiste gave her to me for Christmas to watch for two weeks when he was away but then I refused to give her back. I thought she was too cute. She is like a kept woman. She has a strong personality. She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food. She doesn't touch my food. She doesn't want to eat on the...

Men Are Cat People Too

What does the celebrity triumvirate of Cee Lo Green, Steven Tyler and Robert De Nero have in common apart from fame, fortune and red carpet appearances? They have all been seduced by the power of the purr. Simply put, they are men who love cats. There's a stereotype that portrays women as exclusively cat people, directing male focus to dogs. But in fact, nothing can be further than the truth. Men are very much cat people too. In fact, many dog-loving men have been won over by a feline's wiles and purrs of persuasion. Gabe Medeiros of Mississauga in Ontario, Canada is a typical cat convert. "I grew up with dogs," says Medeiros. "Frankly, I never thought I would ever live with a cat. But...

Now here's a feel-good story to help restore your faith in humanity: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Maloos, whose name means very cute or lovable in Arabic, was rescued from a rough life on the streets of Iran last month. Due to a congenital deformities in his hips and legs, he was discovered dragging his legs behind him, soaked in mud and gasoline, with shrapnel stuck in his face. Well-meaning, yet undertrained vets in Tehran tried to perform surgery to repair his deformities, but his hind leg had to be amputated after an infection was brought on by a surgical mistake. RELATED: Rescued Kitten Gains New Life With Prosthetic Leg Concerned animal rescue workers from Sayeh...

Anderson Cooper, who has quickly become the go-to source for celebrity cat sit-downs (he's also featured Willow the Colorado kitty who turned up in NYC, and a Persian with a penchant for the pool), had a very special guest on his daytime talk show today: Meow, the now infamous 39-pound cat (now down to 35.7 lbs), who made headlines last week when he showed up at a Santa Fe animal shelter. The two-year-old cat, whose size has been compared to that of a 600 lb. man, was surrendered after his 87-year-old owner was no longer able to care for him. RELATED: Cee Lo Green and Purrfect the Cat Remix The Iconic Meow Mix Jingle For Charity "Oh my lord, I don't want to say it loud, but... it's...

Does your home-alone dog treat your sofa like a giant chew toy? Has your cat turned furniture shredding into a fine-art form? "Dogs and cats left alone for hours without any appropriate toys or interesting perches will get cabin fever, much like we do," says Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, professor and director of animal behavior in the department of clinical sciences at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA. "Put yourself in their place. Imagine spending 3 weeks in your house and not being able to read books or watch television and only going outside 10 minutes a day. You, too, might develop some bad habits." The cause behind canine destructiveness and constant...