Category Archives: felids

A swell license plate

Reader David photographed this on his drive home yesterday in Nashville, Tennessee: But southerners don’t call cats “moggies,” so it’s either somebody’s nickname, an epithet, or a transplanted Brit.

Cat defies moat to wake up owner

Anybody who has ever been on a cat’s staff knows that the animal’s scheduled breakfast time is at least two hours before yours. And they’re not shy about telling you, either. Who hasn’t tried a variety of wiles to outwit cats who jump on your chest at 5 a.m., knock things off your nightstand, or bang at […]

Moar kittens for Linda

Reader Linda Grilli, the website’s Official Goat Breeder™, has many cats.  In fact, when I asked her how many, she said this: I now have seven cats, five black. Pewter – gunmetal grey Clawed Monet – white with orange spots Barney – black Bailey – black Ebony – black Jose Felidiano – black Billy the Kit […]

A Polish kitten does monologues

My friend Malgorzata in Poland was visited by her friend, a local teacher who brought along a young kitten whom she had rescued and decided to give a forever home. The kitten, who had been abandoned, was skinny and ill, but the vet is now fixing him right up, and he’ll be fine.   The […]

Caturday felids: videos and haikus (and maybe a contest)

Today we get both visual and literary art. First, reader Gravelinspector was nice enough to send not one, but four good cat videos. The indented captions are his. Fat cat in a pot. Maru syndrome, one step further. Fat cat escapes from the pot. One wonders how this cat developed this habit? A cat burrows in snow: Kitten, […]

Cat with a monkey on its back (and bonus felid)

‘Nuff said. Except I’d like to own this cat. (from The Foundation for Homeless Cats) And, from the Torygraph’s “Pictures of the day” via reader Roo, a Putin Scratching Post (caption from the paper): He deserves a GOOD scratching!

Two cats for Sunday

(That would be a good name for a rock group, wouldn’t it?) I have two errant cat items, and might as well post them now. The first is a picture of Butter, the awesome rescue cat of reader Steven Muth (he’s a flame-point Siamese who was rescued form a Colorado highway). I have a new picture of Butter grinning. […]

Caturday felid: Gus gets his breakfast, and then tea, and two bonus photos

Professor Ceiling Cat is quite ill today: I’ve been diagnosed with viral bronchitis,wheezing like a steam engine, and I should be home in bed. I will repair there shortly. Given my debilitated condition, don’t expect a whole lot today. Fortunately, though, I wrote most of today’s posts yesterday. Here’s the Caturday Felid, which I pride myself […]

Baxter’s Tale for World Cat Day

I was pondering choosing a reader’s cat to highlight World Cat Day, and, by pure luck, reader Leo Glenn sent me a lovely note and picture about Baxter, his rescue cat. So let Baxter stand for all the moggies of the world who are saved by human kindness and given forever homes. Here’s Baxter’s Tale […]

It’s World Cat Day!

Reader Linda Grilli, who has upwards of six cats, informs me that today is World Cat Day. And damn if she’s not right! Today is indeed the one day of the year that is officially designated for appreciating cats, though of course on this site every day is World Cat Day.  I’m only sad that […]

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