Caturday felid trifecta: Thailand’s fluffiest cat; stray cat becomes BFFs with lynx in a zoo; gangster cats get a new bathroom—and lagniappe

April 3, 2021 • 8:30 am

I’ll point out that although I’m on the road, you will still get your Caturday felids, though I’m not sure how many people look at the weekly cat post.

First, from Paws Planet, we meet Bone Bone, a very fluffy and odd-looking cat (click on screenshot):

A bit of information and then some photos; you can see more on his Instagram page.

Ever seen a cat so fluffy it looks unreal? Meet Bone Bone from Thailand.

Not only is this adorable cat super fluffy but he’s practically a celebrity now in Thailand!

With upwards of 30k followers on Instagram, Bone Bone enjoys doing many adventurous things like playing at the park and tree climbing – all while wearing a tiny yellow spiky backpack!

The article also adds this: “However, what he actually does not like is being petted. Instead, he simply likes to keep his fabulous fur to himself,”  So why is his staff letting everyone pet him?

But why does he wear a spiky backpack?

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From BeoPeo, a stray cat befriended a lynx at the St. Petersburg Zoo, and wasn’t eaten!

The text, followed by a few photos and a video:

No matter what kind of animal you are, friendships develop equally. This pair of friends is living proof: at the St. Petersburg Zoo, a European lynx has befriended a Russian kitten. The kitten was reportedly homeless and found some food where the lynx lived. The lynx was not only good at sharing, but they also became good friends.

People explain that the cat considers the lynx to be her mother since she was just a kitten when she made this friend. Seeing their incredible and unusual friendship, the zoo adopted the cat so that they could live together, as they still do.

I’m sure the lynx was lonely, and it’s good that it has a friend. They even groom each other!

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We have a very weird video featuring Mr. Khrong, the gangster cat, and his followers. They don’t want to take baths, but change their minds when they see the lovely new cat-friendly bathroom.

This is an ad for COTTO, a design studio in Thailand.

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Lagniappe: There’s new science paper on Arχiv, which you can dowload here.

As you can see, the paper was co-written by the cat Chester. Here’s the abstract:

Abstract My cat Chester investigates the elusive relationship between the appearance in my hand of a silver laser pointer and that of a red dot on the wall, or on the floor, or on any other object that resides within the vicinity of the laser pointer. Chester first assesses preliminary establishments for causality, including mutual information, temporal precedence, and control for third variables. These assessments are all inconclusive for various reasons. In particular, mutual information fails to illuminate the problem due to a dearth of information regarding what the laser pointer might have been doing at times following Chester’s first awareness of the dot. Next Chester performs a formal reconstruction of phase space via time-delay embedding, to unfold the gggggggggggfffgfgtredvteometry ,mmmm………,.„……,.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm of the underlying dynamical system giving rise to the red dot’s trajectory. The resulting attractor does not resemble a laser pointer. The reconstruction could, however, be flawed, for example, due to the short temporal duration of the dot’s observed trajectory. Finally, the red dot could be a hallucination: a symptom brought on by COVID-19 – because, well, these days pretty much anything might be a symptom brought on by COVID-19. On this note, Chester’s kitten brother Mad Dog Lapynski offers an independent check on the red dot’s existence. Moreover, the results of this study are inconclusive and ca[pokilki[[[[[ll for follow-up.

And one of the several figures:

h/t: Nicole, Ginger K

11 thoughts on “Caturday felid trifecta: Thailand’s fluffiest cat; stray cat becomes BFFs with lynx in a zoo; gangster cats get a new bathroom—and lagniappe

  1. I wonder if the spiked vest might be to deter a hawk? I’ve seen similar spiked vests online meant to deter coyotes and hawks from attacking cats and small dogs. They look a bit different, but maybe it’s a slightly different brand in Thailand.

    1. Yes, the affinity between the lynx and the cat is incredible – and so lovely that they have found companionship.

  2. But why does he wear a spiky backpack?

    Trainee Stegosaurus – ’nuff said. Very classified.

    No matter what kind of animal you are, friendships develop equally. This pair of friends is living proof: at the St. Petersburg Zoo, a European lynx has befriended a Russian kitten.

    Reminds me of – I think – PT Barnum’s famous “Bestiary” show, including the display of the lion laying down with the lamb, which will always be part of the show. “Unless we run out of lambs,” qualified Barnum.

  3. On Sunday (thanks to the international date line) the first things that I read are the Hili Dialogue and Caturday Felid Trifecta. The latter, in particular, quite makes my day.

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