Category Archives: felids

Requiem for a cat

Reader Su Gould has contributed many cat-themed cartoons (and cockatoo-themed cartoons) to this site, and her cat Callie recently died. She sent me some photos and reminiscences (indented), which I offer as a tribute to the late Callie. This is my tribute to my beloved, recently deceased Cal. She was 18.5 years, and the only […]

And you thought it was difficult giving medicine to a cat!

According to the caption of this YouTube video, the keeper is trying to give two baby pandas their medication. I think they’d rather play.  This appears to be from the Panda Research Center near Chengdu, China: h/t: Matthew Cobb And here’s a photo of Gus the Earless Cat, just because it’s been a long day. […]

Caturday felids: Magic-carpet cat and the 100 most important cat pictures of all time!

First, a late Halloween cat sent by reader Merilee. This is the Snowshoe cat named Max-Arthur who attained Internet fame last year by riding an automated “Roomba” vacuum cleaner while wearing a shark costume (see here).  Now they’ve dressed Max-Arthur as Princess Jasmine (whoever she is), and put a carpet on the roomba, so the hapless moggie […]

Happy Halloween!

It’s cold and rainy in Chicago today, predicted to have the worst Halloween weather anywhere in the U.S.  Thank goodness I neither have children nor am a child, facing making the rounds in the cold rain to procure a few (ugh!) Mary Janes or, worse, candy corn.  But here are three items to celebrate the pagan […]

Peyton’s National Cat Day

by Greg Mayer I had not realized that yesterday was National Cat Day, but, alerted to the fact by Jerry, and following his advice that “treats and catnip are even better”, I was able to arrange an impromptu celebration with Peyton, the Philosophical Cat. Fortunately, we had just harvested the catnip crop a week earlier, […]

Spot the snow leopards!

by Professor Ceiling Cat I’m adding my authorship here as people automatically assume that every post whose title begins with “Spot the. . . ” is by Matthew Cobb. Over at, of all places, there are a series of twelve photos, six showing cryptic snow leopards in the wild, each followed by a photo […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We begin today’s installment with a photo of domestic cats (Felis catus), but special ones. The first photo below sent to me by Bengal breeder Anthony Hutchinson, who threatens to deluge me with photos of Bengals until I adopt one or more of his. (Believe me, I don’t see that as a threat!). I know I need […]

Bobcat in the henhouse! (and lagniappe)

Reader Michael from Idaho sent a video he made of a bobcat trying to nom his chickens. His report: I have followed your website for many years as we share many of the same interests.  I especially enjoy your posts related to science, atheism and religion and the wonderful discussions that ensue with the commenters. […]

It’s National Cat Day!

As reader Linda Grilli informs me, today, October 29, is National Cat Day. By “national,” I assume they mean “U.S.” or even “North American.” Also, it’s described in a kitty-litter site, so I thought it might be bogus. But that repository of everything true, Wikipedia, verifies that every October 29 is National Cat Day: The National […]

Paradise enow

Greg Mayer sent me this photo with a note: “I like this room. Lots of books and a cat.” (Click to make real big.)  


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