At long last, the race to open America’s first cafe is over. Welcome to Oakland’s Cat Town Cafe. Cats are standoffish, self-absorbed and spend all day in the same spot. So they should fit right in at a cafe.

+ Syndicated from Kottke: Actress Tippi Hedren and her family (including her then-teenage daughter Melanie Griffith) lived with a pet lion named Neil for a while back in the 1970s. Here’s Neil and Melanie catching a few winks together.

+ For a hundred grand, you can clone your dog.

+ How a Harvard scientist’s life changed after he killed a spider. (Maybe because it was the size of a puppy.)