Belated Caturday felid trifecta: Kittens frozen to ground rescued with hot coffee; cat chases d*g; dog dad brings up abandoned kittens (and lagniappe)

Oy! As reader Linda Calhoun reminded me this morning, there was no Caturday Felid yesterday. And indeed, although I have about six such posts prepared in advance, I was rushing out to do my grocery shopping morning, and the feature simply slipped my mind.

But one day late is better than not at all, and so I consider my long record of Caturday Felid postings to be unbroken. Here’s what was going to go up yesterday.

This came from BBC News but has gone viral. Several readers sent it to me as well. It’s the kind of video where you realize that yes, there are good people in this world, and so, for all the people who have emailed me that they’re depressed about the world, have a look at this video. As the old Jewish saying goes, “Whoever saves a life saves the world.” And this oil worker saved three. 

Here’s a longer news report as well as an update on the three rescued kittens. They’re fine, and have found a forever home—together.


As reader Tom said about this video, “Legend has it Shackles is still running to this day.”


And yet another rescue of abandoned kittens, and we have a foster d*g parent. Reader Merilee sent this, and reader Michael, seeing it, added, “Valia is a Greek loony animal lady person & more loons are needed!”  Indeed, the hero here is Valia, not Aragon the d*g, whose only duties seem to be sniffing the kittens and covering them with saliva. 


Lagniappe: This picture of what cats really are is, as reader Jon notes, available on a t-shirt from Sheharzad whose Instagram account says, “Illustrator of dark humor cartoons … or is it just regular cartoons? You decide!”

$21 will get you this:


h/t: Woody, Jeremy


  1. rickflick
    Posted February 2, 2020 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Better late than never. Thanks. 😎

  2. Posted February 2, 2020 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Excuse me while i don’t find a cat chasing a dog THAT funny…

  3. Glenda Palmer
    Posted February 2, 2020 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Whew !! Thank goodness, I was wondering what happened to Caterday.

    Charming story about saving kittens in the snow. BUT – what evil person would do that when there are SPCAs all over?

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted February 3, 2020 at 7:55 am | Permalink

      There is a worrying degree of premeditation behind whoever iced them into place. As far as I could see, in the middle of a made road too. Someone with very sick tendencies.

  4. Posted February 3, 2020 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    I just knew it! Alien inside cat makes so much sense!

    • Posted February 4, 2020 at 11:58 am | Permalink

      I remember reading a book called something like _Star Ka’at_ as a kid, which had as thesis that cats were extraterrestrials. I regarded this idea as very sad, because the cats first in question were sort of community cats in a down trodden neighbourhood and one of their rare sources of joy and happiness in life.

  5. Posted February 3, 2020 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    But cat inside banana also does

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