I had a Caturday felid post in draft, but am too weak to work on it, so here’s a timely contribution by reader Peter N., who notes “cats do love a warm spot.” And this moggy has found a huge warm spot!
We are now in Cadiz, Spain, at the location below that’s circled in red. and visited a small underground archaeological dig from Phoenician times. There I saw remains of a cat from the 8th century BC: Here it is below. I believe the earliest evidence for cat domestication is about 10,000 years ago from Cyprus. … Continue reading Tuesday felids
I got more cats from readers than I expected, which is great. Here is the promised panoply of readers’ cats in Christmas poses (and one video). Each reader has named their cat and provides a bit of information (indented): From Paul T. Please find attached my Christmas cat shot. This is one of our cats, … Continue reading Caturday felids: Christmas edition with readers’ kitties!
The idea for this picture post came from reader Lee Beringsmith, who wrote me an email with a picture of his “Super Scratcher”. To wit: I have a suggestion for a future Caturday. As a fellow cat lover, how about asking for photos of readers cats with multiple digits? I have a favorite barn cat, … Continue reading Caturday felid special: Readers’ polydactylous cats
I’m running a Caturday felid post with only one item today, as I have three other tripartite posts lined up, but this one is time-sensitive, and if you live in Los Angeles you may want to go. This is Colossal has announced a free Cat Art Show that runs in Los Angeles between October 14 … Continue reading Caturday felid unifecta: Free cat art show in L.A.
It’s Caturday, and that means you get three—count them, three—cat-related news items, plus lagniappe to boot. First, from LoveMeow, we have a cat whose face is all screwed up and asymmetrical. But, Ceiling Cat bless her, a woman fell in love with the animal and brought it home. I’m a big fan of people who … Continue reading Caturday felid trifecta: Asymmetric cat gets adopted; Japan’s biggest cat cafe; On the Origin of Felids; and lagniappe
The friends I’m visiting in Cambridge have two daughters, and we visited one of them yesterday. This daughter, a nurse, has a special love for animals. So does her husband, and they have two cats and a dog. This is the story of how one of the cats, Jack, accidentally fell from his third-floor apartment, … Continue reading Caturday felid: The unfortunate fall of Jack the Cat
Today we have just one item, but it’s a website that you can peruse for hours. I’ve consulted the wonderful site The Great Cat for a while, mostly to see cats in art, but haven’t called attention to its depth and variety. Click on the screenshots to go to the site. Note that in this … Continue reading Caturday felids: The Great Cat site
On September 18 I recounted the unfortunate fall of Jack the Cat, staffed by the daughter and son-in-law of my oldest friends, who live in Boston. For reasons unknown, Jack fell off a third-floor balcony and was very badly banged up: so badly that they didn’t think he would live. And if he did, he … Continue reading Jack the Cat is healing nicely
by Greg Mayer Since Jerry’s Southern Ocean sojourn has hampered his posting ability, and may lead to a delay in the Caturday felid, here’s a felid to tide you over till he’s able to make a full post. This is the Philosophickal Cat, Peyton, in her winter bed, placed near a heating duct. This picture … Continue reading Caturday felid– for now