Category Archives: felids

Seven kittens react in unison

When I first saw this video, I thought it had been edited as a loop, but now I’m pretty sure it’s a single cut. It’s clearly the Ultimate Kitten Squee, and thanks to the many readers who sent a link. Video notes: Kittens born April 10, 2014—GC Triskel Naomi Sun X GC Celtic Cats Helios of […]

RIP Milo

In an email to me about other matters, reader Jay Lonner of Bellingham, Washington added a few words of memoriam abou his late cat Milo: Also, as a fellow ailurophile I’d like to note the recent passing of my beloved cat Milo this July 4th (the attached photo is from 2010). Milo was 18 when […]

Caturday felid: kitten rescue in Szechuan!

Speaking of Chengdu (the capital of Szechuan), I got a completely unsolicited email from a Chinese student named Yi, who, with his girlfriend Xixi, found a passel of five abandoned kittens on the campus of his university in Chengdu. After some back and forth, the kittens all got saved. Here’s the story, with photos (Yi’s emails are […]

Guest post: The truth about that Pallas’s cat video

JAC note:  Poor Matthew!  He is deeply dispirited because he was rooting for the team that just lost its World Cup match. I won’t give a spoiler, but I found the game very dull, and also had trouble finding a station to watch it on.  At any rate, Matthew tells me he’s “gone out for […]

Half-time cat

I’ve had a devil of a time finding a station to watch the France/Germany match on, but finally succeeded (Univision went all cheapskate on us).  In the meantime, have some medieval black cats from Twi**er (via reader Grania):  

Interspecific love?

Tomorrow’s a holiday in the U.S.: Independence Day. But Professor Ceiling Cat must polish up his book for submission on July 9, and until then there will be no rest for the professorial felid. But to get the holiday started on the right foot for those Americans with normal lives, let’s have . . . […]

Cat caught stealing from drawer

Who says that animals don’t feel guilt? Have a look at this thieving moggie! It comes from May Fong Robinson via reader Clive. The original gif is labeled “What? I wasn’t going to wear it!” Clive adds, “I can’t stop laughing at the way it gently pushes the drawer closed.”

Today’s footie

None, and thank Ceiling Cat for that! Believe me, I need a break. Try polishing a huge book manuscript and watching two World Cup games at the same time! But play resumes on Friday, with two cracking matches. I will somehow need to watch both: Make your predictions, if you wish. Mine (I don’t dare to predict […]

Coco’s new bed

Reader Darrelle Ernst brightened my day with an email about his sybaritic cat Coco, which looks to be a Burmese: My wife and I have a prized bowl, hand carved from a single piece of marble by an Italian artisan, that we bought years ago. When our children were born we stored the bowl to keep it safe. […]

If I were Noah—redux

The doctor’s prescription for malaise: take two cats and call me in the morning—no, wait, more than two cats! From Off the Mark, by Mark Parisi: Which reminds me of a certain caption contest at the Richard Dawkins Foundation. How come I didn’t get a prize? I never get prizes! h/t: Steve


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