Category Archives: felids

Willie the Cat changes the bogroll from over to under

This, O readers, is the feline incarnation of Diana MacPherson. Notice that Willie accomplishes, at much greater effort, exactly what Diana does. h/t: Smokedpaprika

Three cat gifs

Oy vey! I’m formatting endnotes all day on orders of my draconian editor! You haven’t lived until you’ve spent hours cutting, pasting, and formatting, all without the need to think (I do not find that relaxing). But what is relaxing is to find and post cat gifs. Here are three. Cat overdoes it with “catch-the-mouse” game on […]

Diana MacPherson

This is the first post I’ve ever titled with a reader’s name, but it came to me instantly when I saw this picture. If you don’t know what this means, you ain’t been around long enough. But I’m sure someone will explain in the comments. Photo from Pet Stuff Web, in a series of ten […]

RIP Flippy

I am deeply saddened to announce the death of one of our readers’ cats.  Flippy, the beloved master of biologist Sarah Crews (who has contributed readers’ wildlife photos to the daily feature), was euthanized last Wednesday after a long bout of illness of unknown cause. Flippy was 12 or 13. She was a beautiful female sealpoint snowshoe, and Sarah […]

Lion cub vs. GoPro

Now that we have the GoPro camera (a great invention, whose only downside may be the tendency of people to care more about the video than the experience), we’re going to see a whole lot more video closeups of animals in the wild.  Here’s one by photographer Chris Bray with the following information (among other […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I think you guys are getting spoiled with all these high-class photos every day. Perhaps you’re getting jaded? There are several unknown species to identify in the series of photos below. First, from reader Michael Day: I’ve attached some pictures I thought you might enjoy. The “main” picture in this set is of a caterpillar–I believe […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cat-food ad with complicated machine, parkouring cat, and the Friskies awards for best cat video

Reader Michael from the UK sent two videos of a cat-food commercial involving a very complicated machine that dispenses cat food. He noted that the machine is similar to those designed by the British illustrator Heath Robinson and his American counterpart Rube Goldberg. The ad is for Felix brand “Crunchy Crumbles” (I haven’t seen this in the US), a […]

A miracle!

Finally, Proof of God! A cat comes running out of the flaming rubble of the Towers Hotel right after it comes tumbling down in Dauphin, Manitoba. I hope somebody found it a home.   ~

Wednesday’s cat is lacking ears

We’ve met Gus the Cat before (here, here, and here), whose staff consists of reader Taskin. Gus lost his ears when he was caught in a live-trap set for him during a very cold winter in Canada. Trapped in a cage in freezing weather, Gus got frostbite, eventually losing his ears and nearly his toes. But Taskin took him in, […]

The best lab meeting ever

A bit of information for non-scientists: many labs have “lab meetings,” where once a week or so everyone working in a lab gathers together and reports on their progress. That’s often where new experiments are suggested and designed, and how everybody keeps in touch with each other’s findings. I never had these, for I always kept a small lab […]


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