Category Archives: Caturday felids

Caturday felid trifecta: Liquid cats, reading cats’ facial expressions (take a quiz to see how good you are), cats in nativity scenes (and lagniappe)

Today’s Caturday links begin with a post at Sad and Useless on the liquidity of cats.  I’ll show a few pictures of cats conforming to their containers, but there are many more at the site. Now I’m not sure why cats want to scrunch themselves up into small and uncomfortable containers or boxes, but my theory […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Betty the Indiana weathercat, lion cub meets his dad, Sylvester’s owner dies (and lagniappe)

From Upworthy we have the story of Betty the Weathercat, the pet of Indiana Meterologist Jeff Lyons, who’s been broadcasting the weather from his living room. Betty showed up during the report and Lyons picked her up. The initial broadcast is below, followed by a broadcast of the huge public approbation. What’s not to like: a […]

Caturday felid trifecta: All the cats in James Bond movies (one); animal sanctuary gets two rusty spotted cats and two cubs; cat exhibit at Walter Anderson Museum of Art

I’m sure you’ve asked yourself, “How many cats were in the James Bond movies?” The answer, according to the video below, appears to be “not that many”—in fact, one. The YouTube notes, below, implies that there are more, though I don’t remember any more. As a follow up to the No More Heroes series, I […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Mittens, the peripatetic cat of Wellington; a cat that steals swim goggles; Bengal kitten’s first day home

Mittens is a big Turkish Angora cat who, though he has a home, is quite peripatetic, roaming the streets of Wellington, New Zealand. There’s no telling where he’ll show up, and people are constantly posting pictures and artwork on his Facebook site, “The Wondrous Adventures of Mittens“. (It has over 50,000 members, and I’m one.) […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Once again, why are cats in medieval paintings so bad?, why men shouldn’t show cats in their dating profile, and 50 of the best cat posts (plus lagniappe)

Several times I’ve posted here (as has reader Laurie) pondering the question: “Why couldn’t early painters paint cats properly?” They are usually anthropomorphic, with humanlike faces, and look nothing like real cats. Producer Ali Larkin, who narrates this 8-minute video, has a theory which is hers: The artists deliberately painted cats badly, because the CATholic […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cat wears costumes to promote local library; cat demands belly and armpit scratches, imaginary topiary cats (and lagniappe)

From InspireMORE, we have the tail of Horatio, who works for a library in Pennsylvania. Each Caturday his staff, Lisa Shaffer, dresses up the moggy in a literary-themed costume. Click on screenshot to read: An excerpt: Lisa works for Centre County Library in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. A few years ago, she noticed they had little to […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Ugly hairless cats, quarantine cat festival, and the quarantined Lovecats, with extra ukelele!

Although you may know only about the Sphynx cat, there are actually seven breeds of hairless cat, including the Bambino, the Peterbald, and the Elf.  Most people—even ailurophiles—disdain these depilated felids, but I find them sort of cute. And once, when I held one at a cat show, I found it not only sweet, but […]

Caturday felid trifecta: What cats do during lockdown; ZeFrank on the senses of cats; split-faced cat fathers two kittens, one for each side of the face (and lagniappe)

We continue with the Caturday felids, it being Caturday and all. First, a video on the activities of cats during lockdown, although of course cats aren’t formally locked down. We see that they make biscuits, and one has the appropriate reaction to broccoli.  The longhaired black cat loves to knock things on the floor: a […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Man builds special play space for moggies; law firm hires cat as a lawyer; new cyberpunk video cat game

This story of devotion to cat welfare comes from The Dodo: click on the screenshot to read: The massive construction project came after Derek Roche’s girlfriend got a cat, and he fell in love with it. Then there were two more cats, and then a “play space”: When Jellli suddenly started having health issues, she […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cat helps himself to reverend’s cream and goes under his robes, how to pick up a cat, and “Gymnopedie” with cats (plus lagniappe)

It is, of course, Caturday, and so we have the usual three items, plus lagniappe since you’ve been good boys and girls. First, the Very Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, posts a devotional homily in a garden from time to time. He sometimes does this with cats running around. In this […]