Category Archives: Caturday felids

Caturday felid trifecta: A new cat book; an ancient Chinese”cat butler”; a very fat cat gets adopted (and lagniappe)

From Brain Pickings we have a nice book that might make a swell holiday gift for ailurophiles (click on screenshot): From Popova’s blurb: That paradoxical pull is what the great short story writer and novelist Leonard Michaels (January 2, 1933–May 10, 2003) explores in one of his least known, loveliest and quietest masterpieces, simply titled A Cat (public library) […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cat tags along on world tour; cats that are a bit thick; where the moggies roam (and lagniappe)

We have trifecta today, as usual. First, from the BBC, we learn the tale of Dean Nicholson, a Scottish welder and former rugby player who decided to shake up his life and bicycle through Europe and Asia.  And he did, but then met a tabby. . . Click on the screenshot to see the whole […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Best cat posts from the week of June 30; old cat on the Silk Road; black panther photographed in India (and lagniappe)

Bored Panda has a list of the best cat posts from early in July. Click on the screenshot to see: Here are a couple: all i do is love this cat why does she look like this — jade (@BacklineNurse) June 26, 2020 Look at this photo of a cat taken in panorama I […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Simon’s cat at adoption; violin practice with kitten; Maine Coon cat joins Star Trek

It’s Caturday again, and I hope ailurophiles, who must surely comprise many readers, look at this weekly feature. Today we have a special Simon’s Cat cartoon, showing when Simon’s cat was first adopted. Unsatisfied with making model ships, and remembering his own childhood cat, Simon goes to the adoption center to find a moggie.  He […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Traveling with cats; Japan and its cats, ancient Chinese poet becomes cat slave

From Smithsonian Magazine, a history of traveling with cats. Click on the screenshot: The article is mainly historical, showing how cats moved around with humans, usually taken on ships. And there are a few modern traveling moggies, too, like the one in the photograph above. Have a read: here are a few photos and excerpts […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Deranged cat harmonized; cat steals neighbors’ laundry; a cat shaped hole in a woman’s life;

  This crazy kitty has accumulated nearly 9 million views since 2011. In the second video, its caterwaulings and screams have been put to music: ****************   Matthew sent me this tweet, which of course sent me to The Dodo: "I had no idea that my angel was also a petty thief" 😹 — […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cat a candidate for “New Zealander of the Year”; cats defying the law of gravity; cats refuse to work for food,

If you follow Celebrity Cats of the World, you’ll know of Wellington’s renowned and peripatetic moggy Mittens, who’s famous enough to have his own Wikipedia and Facebook pages.  He was given the key to the city (joining Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor), and has been, according to the Guardian story below (click on […]

Caturday felid trifecta: A difficult rescue of a treed cat; a library cat during the pandemic; why do cats chatter at birds?

It’s Caturday, and you know what that means. (I don’t believe I’ve missed a week in years.) Reader Peter sent this video of a treed cat being rescued in Sacramento, California, and added his take: Here’s a short video of the Sacramento Fire Department rescuing a cat from a tree — the cat is fine and […]

Caturday felid trifecta: British National Archives features cat artist Louis Wain; Cat tattoos; cat imprisoned for drug smuggling escapes from high-security prison; and lagniappe

About four years ago I wrote abut Louis Wain (1860-1939), a British artist who specialized in drawing and painting cats. As he got older, Wain developed a severe mental disorder (perhaps schizophrenia, though psychiatrists argue about his condition), and the cats he drew got weirder and weirder. You can see specimens of his art in […]

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 […]