Caturday felid quadfecta: Malaysian tiger cubs play with d*g; reverse Pavlov’s cats; artist puts cat into famous masterpieces; cat vs. toilet paper

From the Cincinnati Zoo we have an adorable video of tiger cubs playing with their nanny d*g (a good job for a canid!). The YouTube notes:

7-week-old Malayan tigers learning social lessons through play. Experienced canine nanny, Blakely, serves as “the adult in the room.” This tiger species is critically endangered, with fewer than 500 left in the world.
The 3 Malayan Tiger cubs in the zoo nursery are becoming a lot more active. This requires more patience from nursery dog Blakely, the Australian Shepard that is filling in for mom.

Some day I will hold a baby tiger in my arms. So far my strenuous efforts to accomplish this vital item on my bucket list have come to nought.


This video was sent to me by reader Allan J. with the note “best cat video ever”. Be sure to turn the sound on. I’ve shown one video like this before, which shows the 180° difference between Pavlov’s D*gs and Pavlov’s Cats.


Finally, from Top 13 we have an ailurophilic artist, Svetlana Petrova, who has insert her ginger cat Zarasthustra into famous works of art. The results are salubrious:

This is my favorite:A Dali:

There’s also a book:


And a classic trope: the epic battle of Cat versus Bogroll:


h/t: jsp, Nicole Reggia, Diana MacPherson


  1. BJ
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I immediately started laughing when I saw the Fat Cat Art. Might be the funniest thing you’ve ever posted here, Jerry. Thanks.

  2. Randy schenck
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    A Great Caturday grouping. Love that Fat Cat Art…

  3. Diana MacPherson
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Good kitty fixed the backward toilet paper.

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted June 17, 2017 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

      Are you telling me you’d use that toilet paper now it’s that way ’round? 🙂

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted June 18, 2017 at 12:12 am | Permalink

        Probably. Seems wasteful to use it for anything other than my own waste. 😀

    • BJ
      Posted June 18, 2017 at 9:48 am | Permalink

      That toilet paper was NOT backwards, you cretin! Overhand: that’s the plan. Underhand? You don’t get it, man.

  4. barn owl
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    The Purrsistence of Memory?

    (That one is my favorite)

    • Craw
      Posted June 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

      That one actually IS improved! Of course, most Dali is improved by changes…

  5. DrBrdyon
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Shouldn’t that be “Je suis Murat”?

  6. David Coxill
    Posted June 17, 2017 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Hi ,got 4 cats and there is a chance my twin brother’s asthma is caused by them ,he had the skin prick test and he is slightly allergic to cats .So we might have to get rid of them .
    Phoned the re homing place where i took the cat i trapped in Jan ,she said if we have to get rid of them and she has room she will take them .
    The cat i took in she named Peter and he has come back to her twice ,first time he attacked the family d*g lol, second time he attacked the woman who re homed him .

    • BJ
      Posted June 18, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink

      If your brother is only slightly allergic, it’s probably nearly impossible that the cats could cause asthma. Slight allergies are barely even noticeable, and asthma is a serious condition.

      • David Coxill
        Posted June 18, 2017 at 11:08 am | Permalink

        Thanks for the reply ,we don’t want to get rid of them ,they are a pain in the backside sometimes ,they are forever bringing in live mice and letting them go .
        Earlier the 2 black ones were sniffing round the heater in the hallway ,i think there is a mouse behind it ,it has happened before ,got a humane trap baited with peanut butter under it .My brother is due to see the consultant next month ,see what they have to say .

  7. Mike
    Posted June 18, 2017 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Love the Art,those Tiger Cubs are beautiful.

  8. Ann German
    Posted June 18, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    here’s another great video of lion cubs and their daddy for father’s day!

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