Caturday felid trifecta: Bobkittens steals mom’s food; a bottle maze for a cat; the cat man of Aleppo;

Here’s a lovely three-minute National Geographic video of a mother bobcat training her kittens to hunt.  Note that mom gives the kitten a sharp “thwack” after the food is stolen.  I wonder if the “merry-go-round” behavior of mom is some sort of pre-giving ritual.

 

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Here’a a tuxedo moggie navigating a maze made from water bottles (the staff clearly has too much time on its hands!).  Level 2 is easier than Level 1, and the cat cheats five times!

 

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I’ve featured the Cat Man of Aleppo before: a nice guy who took care of the strays thrust into a human conflict. Now, in this new article in the Guardian (click on screenshot), you’ll see photos of how Mohammad Aljaleel has set up a clinic and a shelter for the strays he rescues from the rubble.

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Some photos:

h/t: Michael, Ginger K,

9 Comments

  1. merilee
    Posted August 17, 2019 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    🐾🐾

  2. Michael Waterhouse
    Posted August 17, 2019 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    This is very very cool.

  3. Glenda Palmer
    Posted August 17, 2019 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Always enjoy Caterday. Bobcat mom and kitten video is heartwarming. These posts are such a help getting past a lot of the world’s worrisome news. Thank you for taking the time.

  4. rickflick
    Posted August 17, 2019 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    The cat man has his hands full. I wonder if he gets much help. Is that war still going on? 😟

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted August 18, 2019 at 8:08 am | Permalink

      Is that war still going on?

      Of course it is. Assad is continuing to win in the west ; more complex in the north and east due to the complications of Kurdistan. All of the neighbours would go to full-on state-to-state war to prevent the establishment of a Kurdish state in the area.

      • rickflick
        Posted August 18, 2019 at 10:28 am | Permalink

        The reason I asked is that I don’t see it reported any more in the media I follow. Sad.

        • gravelinspector-Aidan
          Posted August 20, 2019 at 9:11 am | Permalink

          There seems to be a communal shrugging of the shoulders.

  5. Posted August 17, 2019 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    If jumping over counts as cheating, I count 6.

  6. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted August 18, 2019 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I wonder if the “merry-go-round” behavior of mom is some sort of pre-giving ritual.

    This reminds me … before my sister moved out with her kids, I’d see her circling the weaning sludge either around the periphery of the visual cone and occasionally around the entire head. While these bobcatlings are much more developmentally advanced, I wonder if there is some common purpose.


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