Category Archives: Caturday felids

Caturday felid trifecta: Ships’ cats; cats hidden in paintings; and a real ceiling cat

Reader Jeremy sent a wonderful half-hour documentary about cats who lived on ships. We needed this video!  The first seven minutes are a history of the ship’s cat, and then, at 07:45, we begin to hear about specific ships’ cats, some of whom we’ve read about before (be sure to hear about “Unsinkable Sam“). At this […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Kagonekoshiro dies; cats with dinosaur cuts; cat opens cookie jar and takes a small bite of every one (and lagnaippe)

Even if you didn’t know the name of Kagonekoshiro (“White Basket Cat”), you’ve probably seen pictures of the famous Japanese moggie. He was the world’s chillest cat, able to relax and sleep with all manner of stuff balanced on his head or on his paws. And his staff also trained other cats to emulate him, […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Medieval artists couldn’t paint cats; cat capsule hotels; Polish cat museum

In 2017 and 2018, with my encouragement, reader Laurie wrote two posts on her website (A Classicist Writes) called “On cats what ain’t cats” (Part I and Part Deux) detailing the atrocious representations of cats by medieval artists, as well as a theory about why these people couldn’t draw proper cats. (In the end, she […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on Saturday, March 14, 2020: National Potato Chip Day.  Since it’s 3/14 in U.S. dating, it’s also Pi Day, and various pizza chains are offering $3.14 discounts on their pies. Ergo, it’s a good day for celebrating nature and science, so it’s also Learn About Butterflies Day, National Save a Spider Day, and […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Spa Day for Carrot the kitten, 120-year-old cat photos developed; the best cat GIFs

You simply MUST watch this short video from Yahoo! News (click on the screenshot to get there). Carrot the Cat, the chillest cat in the world, gets her own Spa Day from sisters Abby (5) and Hannah (3) of Elgin, Illinois. Carrot not only lies on her back wearing a robe, but tolerates a faux-pedicure […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Cat bonds with and rides a horse; where to find hotels with resident cats; pixellated cats behind glass doors (and lagniappe)

I haven’t forgotten (or missed) a weekly Caturday felid, and since it’s Caturday (a special one—Leap Year Day), here you are. This weird friendship comes from Love Meow (click on screenshot to read about it): Louis was a kitten when Emma Massingale, a professional horse trainer based in North Devon, England, met him at her friend’s. […]

Caturday felids: Cat crashes Istanbul concert; stretched cats, Polish town makes drivers slow down for cats (and lagniappe)

It’s time for another Caturday felid, and today we have the usual three items plus lagniappe. This cute cat crashing a concert in Istanbul (where else?) went viral in both the news and on video. I’ll show two different videos, but first a little backstory from Limelight: Could orchestral concerts benefit from a little more […]

Caturday felid trifecta: The cats of Antarctica, Aussie firefighter beefcake with cats, world’s worst cat gets adopted (and lagniappe)

Today’s trifecta starts off with two of my favorite subjects—cats and Antarctica. I love the tuxedo-cat penguin. *************** If you like buff males, especially with their shirts off, and are an ailurophile as well, you’re going to want this Australian calendar from the AnimalRescueSite. The title of the article (click on screenshot) tells all: But […]

Caturday felid trifecta: Kitten with cat markings on its face; Nova Scotia bookstore offers kittens on the side; A fat Polish cat

First, a happy Caturday to you from Larry, the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office in England: Happy — Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) February 8, 2020 The My Modern Met article below is two years old, but who could resist a title like this? (Click on screenshot to read.) And it’s pretty amazing. As […]

Belated Caturday felid trifecta: Kittens frozen to ground rescued with hot coffee; cat chases d*g; dog dad brings up abandoned kittens (and lagniappe)

Oy! As reader Linda Calhoun reminded me this morning, there was no Caturday Felid yesterday. And indeed, although I have about six such posts prepared in advance, I was rushing out to do my grocery shopping morning, and the feature simply slipped my mind. But one day late is better than not at all, and […]