Category Archives: Caturday felids

Caturday felids: Leonardo’s cat studies, traveling cat chronicles, world’s bravest kitty

Stephen Barnard wrote me this: “I’m reading Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Leonardo da Vinci, so your Caturday post prompted me to google Leonardo’s cat drawings. (As far as I know he never painted cats, or if he did they don’t survive.) I found this image of his cat studies:” and here [“Study of cat […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cockatoo flummoxes cats by meowing, cats riding roombas, cat loaves

Here’s a nice video of a cockatoo imitating cat meows, and it has the cats completely flummoxed: ********* Another video. I’m surprised that cats will even ride on Roombas, but I suppose they do have their lazy side: ********** From Inverse Science we finally get an answer to the recurring question, “Why do cats look like […]

Caturday felids: Cat dwellings, the world’s most beautiful cat, and a cat with a VERY deep meow

From the site Colossal we have a series of artistic dwellings for homeless cats: Architects for Animals celebrated its 10th edition last month, inviting local architects and designers to build functional cat dwellings in response to the city’s homeless cat population. The homes were auctioned off to benefit LA-based non-profit FixNation, a charity organization that provides free […]

Caturday felid trifecta: chimera cat, a GOOD cat artist, and Maru kneads a pizza

Venus is famous for being a “split face” chimera cat with different-colored eyes, but here’s a new and similar cat described by Bored Panda. Meet the lovely Quimera, who has her own Instagram page. As a geneticist, I should know the cause of this, but I’m not sure. It could either be differential turning on of […]

Caturday felid special: Simon’s cat goes to the vet

I’ve been waiting a while for this special edition of Simon’s Cat to be posted on YouTube. It’s not only the first full-length cartoon (13 minutes), but also, as I recall, the first one in color. For that, and for its content, it gets its own Caturday Felid spot. Simon’s Cat gets his paw stung […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cats on a racing car, cats in slow motion, and top 10 cat paintings

Black Flag shows a Formula One Racing Car, a Renault, which is not only painted pink for breast cancer, but has a cat motif: Renault painted their car’s turning vanes pink and deemed them the Aerocats. Pink, of course, is no doubt part of the wider em-pink-ening of the track in support of the Susan G. Komen […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Paddles: New Zealand’s First Cat; cats doing martial arts; cats on a treadmill—and Maru lagniappe

New Zealand’s new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is only 37: the youngest female leader of any country. She’s also head of the Labour Party, and, most important, has a polydactyl cat called Paddles (what a great name!). Paddles, New Zealand’s First Cat, has her own Twitter account (see below), and has already tweeted 720 times. […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cat brings home plush friend, a polite cat who knocks, and Maru gets into a tiny bowl (with bonus lagniappe)

We have an all-video Caturday felid post today. The first one, in which a cat steals a plush tiger, seems familiar, and I may have posted it before. Well, you can’t see it too often. This cat, named Timmy, has his own Facebook Page; he was recently very ill but seems to be recovering. ********* […]

Caturday felid trifecta: World champion Hello Kitty collector; bubble chairs for cats; Scott Metzger’s cat cartoons

The Japanese are, of course, crazy for Hello Kitty, and I wish I had the money that that mouthless felid has brought in since introduced in 1974. The company that markets her brings in $5 billion per year!  One of the endearing things about the Japanese is their pervasive love of cats (d*gs, except for Hachikō, […]

Caturday felids: Fancy cat loo, American Museum of the House Cat, and (plus lagniappe)

From Ikea Hackers we have an obsessed cat owner who built an extremely fancy bathroom for their cat out of existing cabinets. The site gives instructions on how to do it. I’ll just show a few pictures: Note that it’s unisex, and access is through nicely carpeted stairs. A doorway was cut in the wall […]