Caturday felid: cat eats with fork and chopsticks

The ultimate crazy cat owner:

12 Comments

  1. BengalT
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    As far as I’m concerned, Jerry, you’re off your rocker.

  2. BengalT
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    And so are these pooftah cats.

  3. newenglandbob
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Some people have WAY too much idle time in their lives.

  4. Sili
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I’ reminded of PeeZed’s recent description of God as a sockpuppet.

  5. BlackLesnar
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 8:38 am | Permalink


    Having read your fantastic book, I blundered onto this site not 5 minutes ago to satisfy my craving for more of your work. And I am presented with THIS!? Jerry Coyne celebrates Caturday!?

    You Sir…Have just risen to a new level of awesome in my eyes. :D

  6. I.Strange
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    I’m thinking the “family secret” involves an elastic band, a taser, and sophisticated video editing equipment. Anyway, mine is still cuter.

    • Hempenstein
      Posted December 5, 2009 at 10:07 am | Permalink

      Yep, sorry to be skeptical but I’d kinda like to see her pick the cat up after shoveling and see the fork drop away.

  7. Flea
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Poor cat! I can’t help feeling there is a VERY dark side hidden in this story. Am I alone here?

    • Diego
      Posted December 5, 2009 at 8:59 am | Permalink

      I agree, though I don’t think it’s hidden too deeply, Flea. Shudder.

  8. Rebecca
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Well, I’ve heard of some cats that dip their paws into water and then lick it off when they drink. If the kitty was already doing that, it shouldn’t be hard to get her to accept the fork as sort of a paw extension for food. Mostly she seems to just shovel it in using her paw, using about the same motions.

    I suppose it’s something to do with one’s free time, to train a cat to do this. Frankly, most folks I know have a hard enough time keeping the cat off the table.

  9. articulett
    Posted December 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I’ve seen cats dip their paws into a bag of dry cat food to pull some out…

  10. Posted December 7, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Jerry – you should encourage folks to try and give possible genotypes for the caturday felids! wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_coat_genetics

    This one’s got some interesting coat coloration going on. Anyone wanna throw out possibilities??


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