Category Archives: felids

I have landed

It was a long journey to Poland, as usual, with a half-hour drive closely following a two-hour train ride closely following a nine-hour plane flight. But I have at last landed in Dobryzyn, and am in the capable hands of Andrzej and Malgorzata, and in the capable paws of The Furry Princess of Poland. Oh, […]

Caturday felids: Chessie the railroad kitten

If you live in the U.S. and are of a certain age, you might know about “Chessie” the railroad cat: the symbol of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.  Or you might have simply seen this symbol on the side of a train, without knowing what it was (it’s on the train right below): It is […]

Another Schrödinger’s cat meme

It’s the end of a very long week. I’ll be leaving tomorrow afternoon, so there will be a Caturday felid, a Hili dialogue, and perhaps a few sundry treats before I take off for the Chicago-Warsaw leg. In the meantime, have a cat: From Super-Fun-Pak Comix by Ruben Bolling: Or, in Hili’s case, napping and lapping […]

Photos of the day: real tweets and a felid

Here is what tweets should really be instead of those 140-character snippets of self-promotion, beach selfies, and rage-fighting that afflict us on Twi**er: The books were found by my friend Andrew Berry from Harvard, teaching an evolutionary biology course at Oxford this summer. And, as lagniappe, a local sign. Cave Hollow Village is apparently near Hannibal, Missouri, home of the […]

Support the Denver Cat Company redux

I have been familiar with cat cafes for several years, as the concept of running a cafe where people could drink java and commune with cats first occurred to me in the early 1980s, before such things existed. It was a good idea before its time. Now, however, cat cafes have opened all over Japan, […]

Help Denver open North America’s first cat cafe

Sana Hamelin contacted me on behalf of her partners in the Denver Cat Company, a cat cafe which is poised to open in the Mile High City. Sana was a corporate attorney who gave it all up for cats; here she is with one of her business partners, Keven Murphy (the other partner is Stella Min.) These […]

Nipped out

Second:  a cat—one that is baked. Here’s a tw**t from Emergency Kittens, which I gather is a site where one can go to getf a quick cat fix: If it’s legal for cats, the equivalent should be legal for us.  

The luckiest people in the world

. . . are the people who are fostering this felid. And another view, this time with cub noises and a lion lagniappe: I have failed miserably in my search to pet a baby tiger (a lion or other big felid will also do, so long as it’s a cub). p.s. I realize that one […]

Any happening does not happen: Zen Maru

This is the feline equivalent of Andy Warhol’s “Empire“, enlivened by “mugumogu’s” (Maru’s owner’s) comment on the video, titled “Maru is sleeping in the box“: Any happening does not happen. Maru sleeps in the box peacefully. That’s very profound—and soothing, even if it is the end-stage of Maru’s Syndrome. He cannot help but enter. h/t: […]

Caturday felid trifecta: pleasing cat meows, cats’ heads on their owners’ bodies, and Gus the earless cat

Oh dear—I almost forgot the Caturday Felid, which I haven’t missed in years. It was ready to go this morning, too, and then I forgot to post it before I did my shopping for Poland (Hili needs some gifts!). Oh well, better late than never. At any rate, we have another trifecta this week. First, here […]


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