Category Archives: Caturday felids

Caturday felid trifecta: Garfield the supermarket cat signs his book; watching cat videos for a living; police cat gets promoted after coercing confession form a suspect

Here, from the BBC, is the story of Garfield the Ginger cat, who took up residence in a Sainsbury’s grocery store in Ely, Cambridgeshire (click on screenshot). Now he has a Facebook page and a popular book. From the BBC: Ginger tom Garfield took a liking to Sainsbury’s in Ely, Cambridgeshire, after the store was […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Oldest American picture book is about cats, de-stressing with kittens, and scientific proof that cats can recognize their names

Reader Thomas told me about a post at Literary Hub describing the oldest American “picture book” still in print, Millions of Cats, published in 1928. The writer and artist was an unusual polymath, Wanda Gág (1893-1946) described by Literary Hub like this: For the uninitiated, Gág was a celebrated artist and lithographer in the Greenwich […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cats in bar situations on matchbook covers; cat protects staff from rattlesnake, gets bitten but recovers; how cats land on their feet

It’s Caturday, and Professor Ceiling cat has just arrived in Louvain-le-Neuve, Belgium, discovering from Grania that I forgot to schedule a Caturday Felid post. Since I don’t remember missing one of these for years, please enjoy this trifecta from Europe. First up is a post from artFido, featuring the artwork of American Arna Miller, who […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Tattooed cats; cats sleeping weird; cat crosswalk in Sweden (and lagniappe)

Don’t worry: no cats were actually tattooed in the making of these ink-wash drawings by a Japanese-American artist. As artFido notes: Kazuaki Horitomo is a California-based Japanese artist who combines two of his great passions – tattoos and cats – into one. As an illustrator and tattoo artist, Horitomo is steeped in the Japanese tradition of tebori (a […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cops build condo for stray “SWAT cat”; blue cats; cat-friendly work desk (plus clouded leopard lagniappe)

From the Justsomething site, we here of a stray cat that repeatedly revisited a police department, so the cops christened it a “SWAT” cat and built her a condo! It’s not a secret that most of the times people don’t get to choose their cat, but is the cat the one who chooses them, and […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Realistic cat masks; cat burgler steals dosh from the milkman; computer-generated cats that don’t exist

Reader Steve sent me this first, but since then I’ve gotten this or similar links from many readers (thanks, all!). At this site you can see the products of a Japanese company that produces realistic cat masks. They take a picture of your cat that you’ve sent in, and, for a considerable fee (about $2700), […]

Caturday felid trifecta: “Turnstile cat” up for adoption; cat unlocks door for staff; Amsterdam cat art museum (and lagniappe)

You may have seen this viral video of a chill cat at a train station, languidly watching the passengers as it lay atop a turnstile: “Who is this cat?”, I wondered, Now we find out from the Jerusalem Post that her name is Mitzi (nearly 100% of calicos are female), she was at the Petah […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cat weight-control device; vets save a frozen, ice-covered cat; shelters for homeless cats in Ecuador

Here’s a device, “Little Cat”, that purports to help your tubby moggie lose weight; it apparently comes from Korea, and I can’t find out how much it costs. You can operate it from your phone with an app, and the speeds are up to 72 rpm, which may be a bit fast for even a […]

Caturday felid: The saga of Matthew Flinders and his cat Trim (and lagniappe)

Instead of the usual Caturday Felid trifecta, we have only one piece today, as it’s long. Reader Peter sent this note: “Thought you might be interested in two pages. One about the discovery in London of Matthew Flinders grave, and cos of that, another about his life with Trim, the cat.” Here’s the first article […]

Caturday felid trifecta: cats high on ‘nip; people who rescue treed cats; and man caught smuggling four kitten to Singapore in his trousers (plus lagniappe)

From Popsugar we have a series of cats high on catnip, all taken by photographer Andrew Marttila. (I wonder if he met the research protocol for this kind of work.) First an excerpt from the article, and then the pictures we all want to see: After photographer Andrew Marttila discovered his old roommate’s cat had […]