Caturday felids: Awesome cat mural; cat goes missing on adventure, returns home with note, parrots tormenting cats

From BizarreArt we have an article called “Street Artist Paints Mind-Bending Illusion of a Sphynx Cat On an Old Gas Tank.” And mind-bending it is:

This 33 year old talent from Marseille, France transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary with his 3D art. You’ll likely stop and stare in awe, should you come across one of his artworks, and his most recent work of a giant Sphynx cat crouching in the middle of a field will blow you away!

The hairless Sphynx cat, in spite of its name, is not from Egypt but was developed in Canada from a hairless male kitten born in 1966 through selective breeding. Blanco’s Sphynx cat however, was created through a very different process.

Blanco chose an old gas tank as the canvas to create his giant 3D optical illusion of the Sphynx, crouching in the foliage, ready to pounce on some unseen prey in the field. The green gas tank completely disappeared, blending in with the surroundings.

I like the way the mural blends into the landscape.


The Dodo has a story of a cat in Thailand that went on a walkabout (click on screenshot):

The unnamed cat went missing for three days, but then returned with a note around his neck:


According to the article, here’s some of what it said (from from News18):

The cat was photographed sitting at a distance from the owner’s home after returning from its three-day sojourn. When the owner went near the cat, he noticed a new collar and the hanging “debt” note.

It was written in the Thai language which when translated, read, “Your cat kept eyeing the mackerels at my stall, so I gave him three.” The kind shop owner who treated the animal identified herself as “Aunty May at alley no. 2.”

Pictures of the cat were shared on Facebook and they went viral. The caption of the post read, “Lost 3 days, returned with debt. Pretty face, right?”

Now, one might assume the mackerel handoff was some act of charity. But apparently not.

The fish vendor went on to write their contact info down, too — presumably so that the cat’s owner could pay off the debt.

There’s no telling if the fact that the cat has been running up a tab while out and about has caused his owner to clamp down on his freedom to roam, but one thing is clear: Adventures, especially of the culinary sort, are always easier when someone else is footing the bill.

Here’s the note and “contract”. I’m sure we have at least one reader who can read Thai, and if that’s you, please put the translation in the comments. I’m curious about the “contract”.


And here’s a 4-minute video of parrots tormenting cats (no cat was injured in the making of this video). The birds love those tails! My favorites are the brazen bastard in the first clip and the kitten/parrot encounters at 1:21 NS 2:42. I have to say that these cats are pretty chill; they’ll take a lot of torment before reacting.

7 thoughts on “Caturday felids: Awesome cat mural; cat goes missing on adventure, returns home with note, parrots tormenting cats

  1. The old saw about “as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs” may need updating to mention the parrot threat to long-tailed cats.

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