Category Archives: Caturday felids

Caturday felid triefecta: Adventure cats, residents of Japan’s “cat island” saved before typhoon,

Today’s trifecta—the last Caturday post for a while—includes a readers’ cat section featuring moggies from two readers. First, the CBC has a featuring on Bodhi the Adventure Cat (click on screenshot), as well as a few other traveling moggies: While most would opt for dogs for outdoor pursuits, this Canmore resident says cats are the perfect […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Why cats land on their feet; cats with hats made from their own fur; New York’s most glamorous cats

Let’s begin with a cat quote sent in by reader Stuart: “I have cats because they have no artificially imposed, culturally prescribed sense of decorum.  They live in the moment.  If I had an aneurysm in the brain and dropped dead, I love knowing that as the paramedics carry me out, my cats are going […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cats with vitiligo; dead cat cloned by Chinese firm; clouded leopard cubs debut at the U.S. National Zoo

The Cheezburger site gives some photos of cats with vitiligo, a condition that occurs in other mammals. The link in the caption below goes to a fuller explanation. There are different types of depigmentation in felines; Leukoderma (“white skin”), leukotrichia (“white hair”) or vitiligo, which leaves cats with a “snowflake” appearance. All the conditions are very rare […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cat lullaby; guy makes cat his best man at his wedding; Moxie, the Kenyon College cat

This video, showing a very chill tabby enjoying music, comes from Haburu the cat’s YouTube page (he lives in Japan): Some of Haburu’s most favorite songs: – The best lullaby for cat (Meowssage): https://youtu.be/9lbhSyMLR-M – Proud of MEOW: https://youtu.be/Pc13fDZvQ5g – Brahms’ Lullaby for Meow: https://youtu.be/TzVFzSediQc – Always with MEOW: https://youtu.be/3UxqIhZdt7Q – Masterpiece Mashup for MEOW: […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Mother cat carries food to her one surviving kitten; rude cats; cheetahs vs. lions: one roars, the other meows and chirps (and lagniappe)

We have four items today, including lagniappe.  The first video is of a feral mother cat carrying off a bag of food provided by kindly humans. Watch where she takes it. If this doesn’t make you tear up, you’re made of stone. What a lovely story! ************** From BuzzFeed, we have a selection of rude […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Young jaguars practice hunting; photos of cats standing up; a $500,000,000 nuclear disaster involving kitty litter

Here’s a nice video from BBC Earth of three orphan jaguar cubs getting hunting practice with the help of their human caretakers. Note that they eat their prey with relish, so they may be from Chicago. ************* From My Modern Met we have: “20+ Purrfect Portraits of Fabulous Felines Standing on Two Legs“. A bit […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Top 5 “big cat moments” on BBC Earth; man fakes death in front of his cat; stray cats invade a home with an open door;

Today we have an All Video Edition of Caturday felids. The first shows the best five Cat Moments from the BBC Earth series. It’s 15 minutes long, but well worth watching for the impatient.  The segments: Baby tiger is introduced to the water. (It’s my dream to hug one of these beauties.) A leopard mom […]

Caturday felids: The kitten rescuer; a swimming Maine Coon cat; synchronized cat leaping (and lagniappe)

Here’s a 30-minute NPR “Fresh Air” segment in which Terry Gross interviews Hannah Shaw, a woman who specializes in saving newborn kittens (click on the screenshot). The interview also has a transcript. Here’s an excerpt: Well my dream has been to have this nursery in my home. … We have a couple different rooms for […]

Caturday felid trifecta: How to pick up a cat; girls and their cats; interview with the girls-and-their-cats photographer

I’ll abjure the Readers’ Wildlife feature today, as I’m running a bit low on submissions but mainly because I’m sleeping in a bit because of my operation. But I can never miss a Caturday felid! Here, Dr. Louis Burstyn, a vet in Vancouver, B.C., tells us how to handle a cat. Perhaps you know this […]

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 […]