Category Archives: Caturday felids

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 […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Four eared cat; cats wearing cameras; cafe sued over using name “cat” on its tee-shirts;

This cat, Yoda, was born eleven years ago, but has recently reappeared on the Twisted Sifter site. Yoda also lives in Chicago, so I might be able to see him! From the Torygraph: The feline, named Yoda, has two extra “flaps” behind his normal ears, but is otherwise in good health and appears to have […]

Caturday felid trifecta: World’s oldest cat turns 31; cat stuck on bridge evades rescuers, walks home; hairless cat wants cake (and lagniappe)

Hi! Homer gives us some pictures and information of what appears to be the world’s oldest living cat: a male Maine Coon named Rubble, who just turned 31 years old. The site’s text is indented. Rubble the cat, a proud Maine Coon-esque cat who resides in Exeter, Devon, England, celebrated his 31st birthday this week, re-affirming […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Miniature furniture for cats; why cats meow; a hyper-realistic felt cat (plus two items of lagniappe!)

Welcome to Caturday!  We have a treat today: two bits of lagnaippe besides the usual three items: First up is an article from My Modern Met (click on screenshot), whose title is self explanatory, though there appear to be only two items of furr-niture for sale: Some information: The newest pet-friendly designs to catch our […]

Caturday felids: How cats use their whiskers; cat gets 100 rolls of toilet paper to shred; old cat news from the NYT

Now here’s a fun cat video that’s also education, as it’s from BBC Earth. You’ll learn that cats can’t focus on any objects farther than about a foot away (30 cm) as well as close to their faces, but they’re good at detecting motion, and can use their whiskers to fine-tune the position of an […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Giant Japanese cat sells sweet potatoes; jerk glues a cat to the road, but “Sticky” was rescued; and rescuing the fishing cat

Reader “revelator60” sent this video tweet and the link to Mr. Sweet Potato Cat. Tweet translation: “I met a cat’s baked potato shop. I was nervous.”  Wouldn’t you be, too? But it’s really adorable. I’d buy a sweet potato from this cat. 猫の焼き芋屋さんに出会いました。令和イチテンションあがったのですよ。 pic.twitter.com/6QcKA20Jhy — 霧島デザインlab (@Akawano2) May 4, 2019 Revelator60 adds this: Apparently it […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Scottish man cycles around the world with a rescue kitten; the fate of Julian Assange’s cat; mouse pwns cat;

Bored Panda has a heartwarming story of a Scottish man who, cycling around the world, came upon a stray tabby (click on screenshot). The rest is history.   This three-minute video, embedded in a tweet, tells the tale: This is the best thing I've seen today 😻 pic.twitter.com/xSlk63XUeu — Nature is Amazing ☘️ (@AMAZlNGNATURE) April […]

Caturday felids: Famous artists with cats; a painter of giant cats; big cats playing with (and eating) watermelon

[Jerry asked me to put this up, as his dedication to Caturday remains true, even though he is indeed feeling poorly today.]   From artsy.net, we have a bunch of photos of famous artists with their cats. I’ll number them but leave the artist unidentified so that you can guess (put your guesses in the […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Aleppo’s Cat Man returns, cat-themed ad for specs; a California museum features Ceiling Cat

This BBC article (click on screenshot) tells the story of the “Cat Man of Aleppo,” Mohammad Aljaleel, who used to take care of the feral and displaced cats of Aleppo. Then he had to leave the city when it was occupied by Syrian government forces. Here’s a video of his earlier work: Then trouble: Just […]