Caturday felid trifecta: Camouflage in cats, a feline apology, and an epic cat fail

Here’s a remarkable case of a felid mimicking a hot beverage. I’m not sure of the adaptive significance of this, as no known nonhuman predators are known to drink cappuccinos.

cat camouflage

One tuxedo cat has transgressed, and appears to be apologizing to another. So sweet! Be sure to watch to the end:

Finally, what is labelled on YouTube as “Skimbles: Epic cat fail.” And indeed it is. The cat has seemingly no awareness of his capabilities:

h/t: Lauren, Roo

18 Comments

  1. Posted February 15, 2014 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    The lesson here is that cats never say they are sorry.

    • Grania Spingies
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 7:36 am | Permalink

      Yes indeed. There is no such thing as an apologising cat. Only a cat spoiling for a tussle.

  2. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    as no known nonhuman predators are known to drink cappuccinos.

    It’s that “known” caveat that gets me worried. My nightmares will now be populated by unknown predators of humans which are partial to a cappuchino while picking the bits of Long Pig from between their teeth.

  3. Diana MacPherson
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    It’s a catuccino!

    • Posted February 15, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      Took the word right out of my fingers….

      b&

  4. gy
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    • natalielaberlinoise
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 7:43 am | Permalink

      OMC, those are great. No kill, no cage. The cats look so happy. Thanks 4 ze links, gy.

    • Posted February 15, 2014 at 8:10 am | Permalink

      O, m’golly !

      Who knew ? ! ( these orphanages existed ? )
      http://www.cathouseonthekings.com

      Whoa !
      Blue

      • Posted February 15, 2014 at 8:42 am | Permalink

        Proximal to me there exists a bed and breakfast on the Mississippi River called The Anderson House in Wabasha, Minnesota, ( tinyurl.com/pr6jobs ) at where legend ( and a children’s video / book [tinyurl.com/pet8hvg ] with which I have some time ago already gifted grandkiddos ) has it that decades ago, a saddened man came to stay overnight. One of ( if not ) THE oldest roadhouses on the prairie.

        The hotelier noting the man’s despondency asked her guest if, perhaps, he would not like to have her hostel’s ‘ house cat ’ for the evening — as a comfort for whatever was the matter.

        Thus was born the bed and breakfast’s cat room. Not with chocolates on the pillow; no plush robe on the bathroom door’s hook, rose petals nowhere. One may receive, for the night however, a Whole, Entire … … Kitteh !

        When I visited there in 1996, the proprietors had had 24 such Kittehs for folks’ Comfort for the Evening … …

        The place in the early 2000s, I had heard from a distance, had run in to financial difficulties; but I believe that, soon after, it acquired new owners and is back up and operational.

        And still lends many, many felids for its guests’ … … Fur Therapy.

        Blue

        • Merilee
          Posted February 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

          I’ve heard tell of these kinds of kitteh for the night B&Bs. Such a great idea! Win- win.

  5. Merilee
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    These are wonderful, gy! I only hope they don’t play that music day and night st the Hawaiian one: it would be like the heavy metal at Gitmo.

  6. David Duncan
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    “Finally, what is labelled on YouTube as “Skimbles: Epic cat fail.” And indeed it is. The cat has seemingly no awareness of his capabilities:”

    A cat’s gotta know its limitations.

    (h/t to Clint Eastwood)

    • Notagod
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 8:31 am | Permalink

      Eastwood doesn’t know the limitations of a chair. First clue: Chairs aren’t conversant.

  7. Thanny
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    The failed cat jump was due to its lack of understanding concerning friction (or lack thereof) on finished furniture.

    • NoAstronomer
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink

      +1

    • NoAstronomer
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      Oh that’s right – +1 comments are frowned on.

      My cat does the same thing occassionly on the varnished-pine kitchen table. Even more funny is when he leaps onto the bench, can’t stop and slide off the other side.

      Mike.

      • Merilee
        Posted February 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

        Does he then lick a paw to recover his dignity?

  8. Prof.Pedant
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    “I’m not sure of the adaptive significance of this, as no known nonhuman predators are known to drink cappuccinos.”

    That is the whole point. Predators don’t like cappuccinos, I am a cappacinno – don’t drink me.

    And a very friendly camouflage it is, not “I am poison!” or “I taste bad”, just “You are not interested”.


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