Category Archives: felids

Caturday felid quadrafecta: Update on rescued Chinese kittens, cat wants something really bad, and kittens attack reflections and ceramic kittens

As far as I know, there’s no quadrafecta in horse racingl but you, lucky readers, get four items today. Three videos first: A fluffy orange kitten sees its reflection for the first time, mistakes it for another cat, and charges, with dire results: ******** Kitten attacks ceramic kitten: ******** And another awesome Russian cat video.  This […]

The infatuated leopard experience

Voilà: a gif from The Meta Picture. Their notes: Pardus is a black leopard that is currently a part of the Cheetah Experience, a big cat centre that was founded in 2006 with the long-term goal of breeding cheetahs. Pardus is very enthusiastic about people. Here’s what happens when Pardus notices his favorite zoo keeper is […]

Life imitates art

I’ll invent a dialogue here, and since it’s mine there is no Polish translation. Jerry: Hili, do you like this shirt with you embroidered on it? Hili:  Yes, but it makes me look too fat. Embroidery by Hiroko Kubota. You can order one through her Etsy shop (GoGo5) with any animal of your choice, but be prepared to […]

Beware of the cat

Here’s a funny sign put up before a party and then posted on Twi**er: Actually, most cats fit that description: narcissistic, sybaritic, affectionate only when they get something out of it, like fusses or food. Why, then, do we love them so? h/t: Barry

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 […]

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