Thursday, Oct. 4 was International Animal Day, and if you walked through Sproul, you probably noticed the crate of kittens at the Paws and Claws Club table.

Kittens on Sproul!

Kittens on Sproul!

The kittens are up for adoption out of the East Bay Humane Society, and as club member Yujin notes, “we have [a] fostering program in our club through them” where qualified volunteers can be short-term owners. If you love cats, definitely read on!

We might note that, since you’ve probably read of the psychological benefits of being a dog owner, you might not surprised to learn that owning a cat can have psychological benefits, too.* College life is punctuated by stress and anxiety, and studies show that cats can be effective in taking the edge off the bad mood — so why not consider adopting a pet?

On the other hand, adoption can be a big commitment. read more »

They could use this up and down Telegraph. Don’t you think?


Image Source: BostInno, Courtesy

No we don’t think anyone’s accusing us of arson, we just like making Billy Joel references.

Yet another fire broke out this morning at a west Berkeley art gallery, causes not yet known. A few people were dislodged, and a couple firemen were mildly injured – not by the fire but my a resident dog. Not only was it a dog, but it was a Chihuahua. Named Chuco. So the fire wasn’t exactly fatal, and pales in comparison to the Haste/Telegraph fire last fall. But after that fire, the one at Great China and now this one, we are starting to get frustrated. Why does Berkeley insist on being so flammable? read more »

Apparently, the ASUC is taking a lighter approach to dealing with how effin’ long its meetings are.  Instead of, y’know, streamlining their processes and pointlessly bickering less, the senate is considering a bill that would amend their bylaws to “make every 11th meeting optionally pajama-themed.”

According to what Junior Ryan Quan told the Daily Cal, “No one wants to be in jeans till four in the morning.”

And we couldn’t agree more. We prefer general pantslessness at four in the morning, ourselves. But read more »


After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

Ayatollah Nasser Makkarem Shirazi, an important religious leader, issued a fatwa in June against keeping dogs as pets, saying that the blind imitation of the West would result in evil outcomes. He issued a second fatwa which bans advertisements about pets or of anything relating to their sale. The second fatwa went on to become law in Iran.

According to Islamic tradition — cited by the fatwa — dogs are unclean animals. To the dismay of those in support of Islamic law, these “unclean” k-9’s have become increasingly popular in Iran – especially among the affluent. Though pet dogs are not illegal, they are sternly looked down upon and one may even get fined for walking his/her dog in the park. read more »

Is the backyard just not intimate enough for your dog? Is Bonerol (dog intercourse on the site) just not enough for your canine? Well, Robson Marinho has the answer for those of you who have dogs with more refined tastes.This week, the Clog stumbled upon a motel room in Sao Paulo just for your dogs. At a reasonable rate of $55, you can get your pooches two hours of alone time in a room specifically designed with them in mind.Now the Clog fully expects some people to find this concept ridiculous, but let’s not forget that a dog is man’s best friend. Is $55 too much of an expense to afford your close buddy some privacy during his or her most intimate moment?The air-conditioned room comes with a heart-shaped mirror on the ceiling and a headboard resembling a doggy bone. The room even comes with a DVD player for those dogs requiring some sort of positive suggestion.Where did Marinho get this idea from? To start, he owns several other profitable establishments that rent rooms out for four hours at a time.The Clog admires the efficiency of Brazilians in managing their sleeping hours. If we could duplicate their resting patterns, Cloggers could spend twice as much time looking for other stories just like this one.As always, the Clog is a staunch advocate of birth control and encourages dogs to be on the pill. Brazilian motel is for puppy lovers only [Fairfax Digital]Earlier: This Week’s Sign of the Apocalypse: Ballet Class ‘Cranking That’