Caturday felid trifecta: Meowing and barking cash-register scanner in Japan; cat with world’s fluffiest tail; Polish nurse cat

Yes, Caturday felids will continue, but only if people read them (Santa is checking!). The first one is awesome, and could take place only in Japan. I’ll let the YouTube notes explain.

Shot at a supermarket in Japan with self checkout stations that meow and bark every time you scan an item. The meowing registers are called Nyan Nyan Reji (Meow Neow Cash Register) and the barking ones are called Wan Wan Reji (Woof Woof Cash Register).

The “woofs” are superfluous: meows would suffice on their own, and of course are much easier to hear when ensuring that your item has registered. I think the muted barks are just a sop to d*g owners.


And we have two from Bored Panda (click on screenshots). The first features Bell, a female Japanese cat who has her own Instagram page (there’s a d*g, too, but you can ignore it).  We all love kitties with big fluffy tails, and this one takes the cake.

Bell is somewhat of a mutant, but still cute:

Currently, Bell is 3 years old and will turn 4 next May. She is a Minuet (aka the Napoleon cat), which is a mix of Persians and Munchkins (that’s right, there’s a feline breed called that). Or, to put it meowthematically, Persians x Munchkins = the Cat Emperor of France.

Look at that tail!

Now I don’t know if Guinness has a record for “world’s fluffiest tail”, but I’m prepared to believe that Bell would get the honors:

And, as I said, she’s a mutant, with short legs and tiny ears. But ineffably cute nonetheless:


And another from Bored Panda: a rare example of an altruistic and empathic cat (click on screenshot).

Excerpts from the article are indented:

Radamenes, an angelic little black cat in Bydgoszcz, Poland, has come through hell and high water to help the animals at the veterinary center there get better. After the veterinary center brought him back from death’s door, he’s returning the favor by cuddling with, massaging and sometimes even cleaning other animals convalescing from their wounds and operations.

Radamenes has become a local attraction, and people have begun visiting him at the center for good luck! Read on for more of his story.

The cat had a respiratory infection and they thought they’d have to euthanize him, but he recovered and, since then has taken care of animals who were in dire straits, especially those recovering from serious operations.  He even takes care of d*gs!


h/t: Laurie


  1. Posted December 7, 2019 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Haha, only in Japan. *Everything* is cute there.

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    The Vet cat is always the best.
    Way back in the 80s I visited a small grocery in Tokyo that had gone very high tech for the time. There were almost no employees. You walked around with your little cart and there was a small calculator attached to the cart in case you wanted to add up your prices. Check out was all by scanning or entering weights. Reorder and stocking shelves from the stockroom was semi-automated. The place was very clean, however, I think people did that part.

  3. Sian Evans
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Dear Santa
    Please keep these coming!

    Lorenzo’s pal

  4. eliz20108
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    I want to be counted as a reader of Saturday whatevers. I read every every email.

    Elizabeth Nall

  5. Nicolaas Stempels
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    I rarely comment on the Caturday Trifecta, but you may be confident we read all of them. Not to worry.

    • Richard Jones
      Posted December 7, 2019 at 9:28 am | Permalink


      • Graham Martin-Royle
        Posted December 7, 2019 at 10:28 am | Permalink

        Same here. I may not comment but I do read and would miss them terribly were they to disappear

        • Barbara Radcliffe
          Posted December 7, 2019 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

          Me too. Here Saturday Felid Trifecta is my Sunday morning treat! Please do keep them coming.

    • Steve Pollard
      Posted December 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

      Yup, me too. I read everything religiously (oops, not quite), even if I don’t click on it. Please don’t stop.

  6. rickflick
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Radamenes in action:

    • Jenny Haniver
      Posted December 7, 2019 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the link. What a cat! Radamenes is the best!

  7. Charlie Jones
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    I look forward to the Caturday felids! I rarely comment because I rarely have something to say that I think anyone would want to read. But I do often show my family!

    • Glenda Palmer
      Posted December 7, 2019 at 11:50 am | Permalink

      Me too.

  8. BJ
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    This is my favorite post of the week.

  9. Reggie Cormack
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    It’s the variation in subjects in all WEIT posts that makes for such a great site. Caterday is just one of the regular quirky posts that sits so well with the more serious and thought provoking ones. Keep it up, PCC(E).

  10. Mark R.
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 3:43 pm | Permalink


  11. Laura Rose
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Everyone needs a little xtra TLC. Is great to see on action. I have a furry.🐱🐱.

  12. Posted December 7, 2019 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Hey, what would Saturdays be without our dose of cat cuteness?!

  13. Posted December 9, 2019 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I don’t like automated checkout machines, and this would be another reason why – as much as I do like cats (and some dogs).

  14. DTaylor
    Posted December 9, 2019 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    This is definitely one of my favorite treats from this site. Please continue!

  15. Andrea Kenner
    Posted December 12, 2019 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    If I were a cashier, I think I would go insane listening to the electronic meows all day long!

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