Caturday felid trifecta: Feeding time, cats with unusual markings, Ursula LeGuin’s cat blog

It’s time for Simon’s Cat again, with this version, about feeding time, classified as “Simon’s Cat Logic,” a combination of a cartoon and SCIENCE information on cat. The behavior science is conveyed by Cats Protection behavior expert Nicky Trevarrow. Did you know that cats have an aversion to citrus? I’m also a fan of the “feeding enrichment” technique described at 2:30.

The cartoon proper starts at 4:07:

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Boredom Therapy has a wonderful series of 22 pictures of cats with unusual markings. I can’t show them all, so here are my top six  (be sure to go over and see them all). Some of the others you’ve seen before on this site, like Venus the chimera cat and the kitten with the word “cat” written in its fur.

And we’ve seen this one before, too, but I’m including it. The cat looks as if it’s being hugged by a monkey:

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White kitten with a parti-colored tail:

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This eyebrow and moustachioed cat is awesome:

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Kitten with a heart on its nose:

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Cat with a cat in its fur:

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And, of course, a Kitler—a cat that looks like Hitler. There’s an entire website devoted to photos of different Kitlers, but this one takes the Kuchen:

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Did you know that fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin (now 87) has a website, or rather a regular gig on the website Book View Cafe? And her posts are frequently about her tuxedo cat Pard, with some written from Pard’s point of view. You can read all of her posts here; look for the ones call “Annals of Pard” (examples here, here—these two written by Pard—and here). But there are lots of other interesting posts, like her take on Harper Lee’s recently-published book Go Set a Watchman.

Here’s Pard:

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h/t: Ann G.

7 Comments

  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    A very fine review of Go Set A Watchman. I was agreeing with her before half way.

  2. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    This eyebrow and moustachioed cat is awesome:

    To misquote Tolkein, because I can’t remember the exact line, but “mess not with wizard-cats, for they are subtle and quick to anger“.

  3. geckzilla
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Many others have probably noticed and will point out moustachioed kitty has a little assistance from the data cloning tool in Photoshop. Astute readers will also notice the eyebrows came from the lips.

  4. W.Benson
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Something that I have observed with my cats is that if you gently twirl (between index finger and thumb) the tips of their tails while at the food bowl, they will almost always immediately start chowing down. Does this happen with other people’s cats?

  5. W.Benson
    Posted November 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Something that I have observed in my cats is that if you twirl the tips of their tails (gently with thumb and index finger) when at the food bowl, they will almost always chow down. Does this happen with other people’s cats?

  6. Ted Lawry
    Posted November 13, 2016 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Is there a Jesus cat? People are always seeing Jesus in burnt toast and whatnot, so why not a Jesus cat? Besides, we all know that cats are divine, they certainly think so.

  7. frednotfaith2
    Posted November 19, 2016 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    The image of the cat in the cat’s fur looks pretty muscular, with a clenched paw ready to punch out anyone who comes too near!


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