I’m not sure about the etymology of the longer cat name here, but reader Douglas entered two cats into the contest on Nov. 24, 2010. That’s how long ago that began, and there is still a queue of felids to present. Here’s the latest:
Attached is the official publicity photo of Esqui and Gattito Lynus de Gatto (lynus). Esqui the Elder is a quiet, reserved, planning and scheming type. If he wants his morning food, he will sit on a sleeping human’s face to the point of suffocation, which effectively causes the food bowl to be filled. He cannot be bothered with the swearing and toe stubbing that precedes this action. Lynus the Younger has discovered the joys that can be found in a full set of sharpened claws and canine teeth. He allows himself to be petted for exactly 28.5 seconds before suddenly sinking the full arsenal into the petter’s hand and forearm. His goal is to master the art of dogback riding, which involves taking a running leap from the couch on to the hapless pooch.