Category Archives: Caturday felids

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 […]

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 / […]