Here’s a 5½-minute video of “passive aggressive cats,” though not all of them deserve that monicker: some are active aggressive. But what a cruel joke the staff plays at 2:13! And I love the cat vs. kitten scuffle at 3:15.
In this short video, a black mother cat communicates vocally with her tabby kittens. (Remember that all black cats carry the tabby gene, and in the right light you can sometimes see their stripes.)
UPDATE: Reader Beckie showed the video above to her moggies, and even made a video of their reaction:
This morning I was watching the mama cat video from your Caturday post. My kittens, Norbert and Lilith were looking for the other kitties. Thought you might enjoy a video of kittens enjoying a cat video.
Reader pyers called my attention this morning to a French animal site, Wamiz, which had an article called “8 croyances absolument adorables sur les chats.” And he translated it, beginning with the title, “8 absolutely adorable beliefs about cats,” saving me the trouble of struggling with my rudimentary French. Pyers’s translation:
A stab at the translation: ( a French speaker might well tidy it up !)
- In France, a stray cat taking up residence brings you luck.
- In the States, seeing a white cat in a dream is a good luck sign.
- For Italians, hearing a sneezing cat brings good luck on all who hear it.
- To the Japanese, a tri-coloured moggy guarantees happiness to the home.
- In Scotland, having a stray on your porch brings good luck.
- (More sneezing !) In France, a cat sneezing on a bride on the morning of her wedding means that she will have a happy marriage.
- Sailors need no convincing: cats bring good luck at sea.
- For the Japanese, black cats keep away evil spirits and guarantee the good heath of their homes.
As lagniappe, here’s a post and video from SOTT (via reader Steve K.) showing a well-behaved cat using a zebra crossing. The details:
A chauffeur in England spotted a law abiding cat waiting for the light to change before crossing the street at a local crosswalk.
Justin Scrutton shared dash cam video of the “streetwise” cat as it waited patiently for traffic to stop before walking along a crosswalk.
“Cat using a Zebra Crossing,” Scrutton wrote. “Only in Dartford…”
Scrutton applauded the feline as it appeared to follow proper traffic etiquette by looking both ways before crossing the two-way street.
“I was amazed when the car on the other side of the road stopped too and the cat calmly crossed,” he told ITV.
Worried that I wouldn’t understand the video (though, having visited the UK many times, I did), Matthew Cobb explained it to me:
For this to make sense your readers have to know that the black and white striped section of road is called a zebra crossing in the UK, and by law, if there is a pedestrian standing at the edge, the traffic HAS to stop (so the white van is being VERY BAD). The yellow-topped posts on either side are called Belisha beacons, after Leslie Hore-Belisha (1893–1957), the Minister of Transport who introduced them in the 1930s.This would appear to be a genuine dash-cam from Dartford in Kent.