Caturday felid trifeca: Scotch-drinking cat, Mountain lion naps in woman’s home (and the lion’s response); kitten rescued from car engine

First, a tweet provided by Grania to kick off the weekend:

This video shows how good manipulation of videos has gotten. Kitteh wants his Scotch! (Is that Jennifer Garner in the lilac pajamas?)


An article in Jezebel describes the invasion of a home in California by a mountain lion, who proceeded to nap on the sofa for six hours. The house owner’s story is below, and it’s full of woo. Why can’t they just enjoy the presence of a wild animal without invoking psychic states, telepathy, and native drumming? Oy!

Jezebel gives an alternative story from the viewpoint of the big cat itself. First, though, the woo:




Here’s another rescue of a kitten stuck in an engine on a Texas freeway. The kitty makes its appearance at 2:50. They can’t extricate the cat (but good for them for trying!), and they drive the car to the car dealership, where the cat is extracted with great difficulty at about 6:45.  Kudos to the car owners, the firemen, and the auto repairman (who charged nothing) for saving this lovely gray kitten. I hope the kitty found a loving home, preferably with the car’s owners.

“My wife and I had just left our hotel in Dallas after a wedding on our way back to Seattle. We had just entered the freeway when we heard an excruciating howl coming from our engine. We pulled into the free median in shock only to realize there’s a kitten in our engine.”


h/t: Karl, Tom


  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted July 28, 2018 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Wow, pretty good cat rescue. At the beginning I thought they might be on I-35 in Dallas. A very busy place all the time. Cooley Chevrolet may be in Irvin, Tx. not far off the freeway and just south of the Airport.

  2. W.T. Effingham
    Posted July 28, 2018 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    By “work with energy and animals” Ms. Taylor means ” maintains high voltage transmission lines” ?

  3. Michael Fisher
    Posted July 28, 2018 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Yes, Jennifer Garner in the abysmal [acc to reviews – I don’t watch this stuff] Nine Lives [2016] with Spacey voicing the cat & Walken convincingly playing Walken – Walken has got the character Walken down pat after years of practice.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted July 29, 2018 at 6:26 am | Permalink

      Hmm… got a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but 86% of Google users liked it.

      Which proves… I don’t know.


      • Michael Fisher
        Posted July 29, 2018 at 10:00 am | Permalink

        I suppose Google Play store is a different demographic ~ more ‘family friendly’ & uncritical than rotten is – it happened to be the only new family-friendly film in the week of release. I looked at Google Play store movies section & they nearly all have four stars with only one film with a rating less than two stars. Just like Amazon you can’t give a zero stars rating whereas you can on rotten.

  4. Achrachno
    Posted July 28, 2018 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    If fairness, if I found a mountain lion in my house I’d doubtless go “woo!”

  5. Posted July 28, 2018 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    They should name the rescue cat “Firewall”.

  6. rom
    Posted July 28, 2018 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    I a had a cat that had an unfortunate habit of hanging out in the engine compartment. Every morning would bang on the bonnet/hood of the car before leaving for morning.

    One morning stopped for a hitchhiker 300 metres down the road. As I pulled away I saw in the rear view mirror a cat writhing in the middle of the road.

    She must of got out of the compartment and hid in front of the wheel as the hitchhiker got in. She died before we could get to a vet. Buried in the back yard now.

    • Diane G
      Posted July 28, 2018 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

      Oh, so sad! 😦

  7. George Pawlus
    Posted July 28, 2018 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago has been making posts for what it calls #catterday. Cool one today –

  8. jahigginbotham
    Posted July 29, 2018 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    Lauren Taylor lives in Ashland, Oregon, not California.

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