Today I’ll present a few year-end summaries of various matters, but of course the most important involves our friend the felid. Here’s a selection from BuzzFeed‘s: “The 30 most important cats of 2012.”
Many of our friends are at the site, like Venus the chimera cat and the sad Tard, but here are a few that you might not know. Do go over and see them all, though, for there are some good ones, like the cat mother nursing a passel of baby hedghogs. that I haven’t space to show.
The cat from hell: Alarm Clock Cat. If you have a cat, you’ve experienced this on a lower level:
Captain Jenkins, piloting his box:
A drunken man singing Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose” to his cat:
Colonel Meow, the furriest cat alive:
And, of course, we can’t leave out the dolorous Henri. Here’s his prizewinning “Paw de deux”:
But my favorite of all, which I forgot to highlight this year, is a series of photographs (also at Buzzfeed) documenting the loving relationship between an 88-year-old Japanese grandmother and her odd-eyed white cat. The photos are by Miyoko Ihara, and they’ve been made into a book, Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat, which you can buy online. It’s a great present for ailurophiles. Here are a few from the BuzzFeed site; the whole series on that site will, if you’re a softy like me, warm your heart. And there are many more pictures than the five I’ve shown: