Category Archives: felids

Gus wants in!

Gus, the earless white cat, lives in a part of Canada where he must be leashed when outside. But he got so tangled up that he couldn’t come inside. Fortunately, his staff (reader Taskin) rescued him. Can you spot the earless white cat?

“Ohly-ohly-ohly” said the nude cat

by Matthew Cobb Vine of man spooking a nude cat by wearing an animal head. The cat responds “only-ohly-ohly”. If you can’t hear the sound, there’s a button on the bottom right of the Vine you can click. Be kind to people in your space – don’t leave it looping for too long or you’ll […]

Caturday felid trifecta: The Cat Came Back, Cat pareidolia, and Fat Freddy’s cat

A milestone: this is the 9,000th post on this website! Another trifecta today, though interesting Cat Stuff has been scarce this week. First, we have an instance of Feline Pareidolia from reader Peter in Australia, who reports: I was just at my mate’s place for dinner and when I looked down at the floor I saw […]

Squirrel plays with cat

It’s the end of a long week, I have finished the copyedits of the Albatross, and I’ve prepared an evolution talk for Truman State in Missouri (where I head Monday), and so it’s time to kick back with a drink and a FELID.  Here’s this Friday’s offering: Don’t ask me the circumstances here: a predator […]

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 […]


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