Category Archives: Caturday felids

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.   ************* Here’a a tuxedo moggie navigating a maze made from […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Artistic cat houses; Walter Chandoha’s cats; the history of the world according to cats;

Over at Gizmodo, you can see an article about the 2016 winner of FixNation’s 2016 “Architects for Animals” cat house competition. (FixNation is a charity that sterilizes stray cats under the “trap/neuter/release” program.)  Here’s the contest, according to Gizmodo: We’re staring at Cat in the Fishbowl, the most popular entry in the auction, designed by Abramson […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Medieval paintings of cats licking their butts; Japanese man makes 19,000 YouTube videos of himself feeding stray cats, gets no attention; and Pasadena’s “CatCon” gathering

As we’ve learned by now, nearly all painters up to the 18th century had big trouble depicting cats accurately. This was a special problem for medieval painters, who couldn’t seem to resist the impulse to put human faces on their cats, and didn’t have the chops to depict their bodies accurately. So here, from Sad […]

Caturday felid trifecta: “Cats”: the movie; how to tell your cat about Trump; Scottish wildkittens (and lagniappe)

Reader Karl alerted me to the fact that the play “Cats” will become a semi-animated movie at the end of the year. (There’s now a Wikipedia article saying it will be released on December 20.) Among the people playing cats are James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, […]

Caturday felid trifecta: The perfect origami cat; Hemingway’s cats; children design aircraft for the famous flying cat Wopsie

From the Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese-themed website, we have an article about a boy who figured out how to create the perfect miniature origami cat—after nearly two years of trying. Click on the screenshot to read: Here’s the tail: Yuga Arisawa spent two years perfecting his technique for crafting origami cats from tiny sheets of […]

Caturday felids trifecta: Ben the Golf Cat fouls up putts; a stowaway kitten; and a film about New York’s street-cat saviors

Ben the golf cat won’t let you sink a putt. This video is from two years ago, but has recently reappeared. If you don’t want to bend over to retrieve balls from the hole, Ben is the cat for you!  ************* The notes for this YouTube video say this: Occurred on July 2, 2019 / […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Bobcat gives birth to bobkittens on an Arizona roof; the King of Ruddington has a birthday; a tank for your cat

From Bored Panda we have the story of an Arizona man who has set up a BobcatCam on his roof: Reddit user littlebill246 of Tucson, Arizona has been living at his current address for the past two years and has observed the yearly return of some sharp-tooth tenants residing on his roof. The first year a mother […]

Caturday felid trifecta: How to harness your cat; Civil War cat dioramas, accidental cat filter on television turns Pakistani officials into felids

I’m off to the Big Island today, but can’t neglect a Caturday felid, as neither snow nor sleet nor rain nor hurricanes will keep the Felidmeister from his duly appointed rounds. The first item is an article from The New York Times (click on the screenshot) which asks this: But is it a good idea […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Frazzled cat; Cat calms kitten; the world’s best job: full-time cat sitter (and lagniappe)

Welcome to the Hawaii edition of Caturday Felids, though there’s nothing especially Hawaiian about it. I welcome readers’ submissions of Hawaiian cat material for next week’s production. From Colossal we have a display of artwork by Luis Coelho, who draws lovely cats (and other beasts) using pointillist dots and cross-hatched lines. (Coelho has more drawings […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Adult tiger meets cubs, a cat tour of Minneapolis, and a “bionic cat” gets four prosthetic paws

This four-minute clip from BBC Earth’s series “Tigers About the House,” shows two cubs, Spot and Stripe, introduced to the adult tigers.  The show is apparently about a man in Brisbane’s Australia Zoo rearing two Sumatran tiger cubs. The encounter seems to go well, and I hope to learn that the cubs were integrated with […]