Caturday felid special: Readers’ polydactylous cats

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

Caturday felid trifecta: Asymmetric cat gets adopted; Japan’s biggest cat cafe; On the Origin of Felids; and lagniappe

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

Caturday felid: The unfortunate fall of Jack the Cat

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

Caturday felid trifecta: The adventures of Business Cat; endangered South American felid found near Santiago; Mark Twain’s love of cats; and lagniappe

Remember the adventures of Business Cat, a cat that somehow had acquired a suit, tie and a respectable job as a CEO, though he never forgot that he was a cat. There are fifty of those great cartoon strips at Demilked, and I’ll put up a couple. I find them hilarious, but your mileage may … Continue reading Caturday felid trifecta: The adventures of Business Cat; endangered South American felid found near Santiago; Mark Twain’s love of cats; and lagniappe

Caturday felids: Two reviews of a cat toy (two thumbs down); human/cat bonding; an agile moggy: and lagniappe

I often count on readers to send cat-related news or items, but that didn’t happen when I was gone, and I didn’t expect it to. The result, though, is that today the Caturday Felid post will be thin. If you see something cool and related to moggies, send me the link. First, from boingboing, a … Continue reading Caturday felids: Two reviews of a cat toy (two thumbs down); human/cat bonding; an agile moggy: and lagniappe

Caturday felid: Why don’t lions climb trees?; cat butt pencil sharpener; refugee cats from Ukraine

Today will be a short Caturday Felid post as I’m afloat and also lecturing. First, the answer to the question we’re all asking. Note that the question is “Why don’t ALL lions climb trees?”, not “Why don’t lions climb trees?”, because some lions do climb trees—just not many of them.  Here’s a photo from that … Continue reading Caturday felid: Why don’t lions climb trees?; cat butt pencil sharpener; refugee cats from Ukraine