Category Archives: contest

A reader wins the “name the kitten” prize

On February 2, I showed the following picture of this unnamed Bengal kitten (to be precise, a “seal lynx point” Bengal), and asked readers to suggest a name, offering an autographed and cat-emblazoned copy of WEIT to whoever gave an adopted name. One of the names that owner Joe and his people were tossing around […]

The 10,000th post: what shall it be?

In only 145 more posts (144 after this one goes up), we’ll hit 10,000, and at the rate I post that will be in less than a month. Given that it’s a landmark (granted, an artificial one), and that we don’t know if I’ll get up to 20,000 (I could get sick of it all–or […]

Name the kitten! (and lagniappe)

Reader Joe from Bristol, England sent this gorgeous photo of his new kitten, and is searching for a name. The information (I’ve chosen one photo to show) is below. I’ve never seen a Bengal like this—it looks like a tiny snow leopard. We picked up an new addition to our family on Saturday (you’ve featured our […]

Cat Caption Challenge

by Greg Mayer The BBC News Magazine has a “Caption Challenge“, and the latest subject is an intriguing picture of a cat. I hold my own cat like this all the time, but usually I’m lying on my back on the floor, swinging the cat from left to right, and making whooshing noises while singing […]

Winners: Underwater photography contest

Here are some of my favorite photos among the winners of Underwater Photography Guide’s 2014 Ocean Art Contest (for all the winners, go here; and if you want the details, click on “story of the shot” beneath each photo). First prize for “Marine Life Behavior” went to Borut Furlan. As The Big Blue notes, it shows […]

Free ticket to the cats vs. dogs debate in NYC this Saturday

Sadly, one person for whom I’d earmarked a free ticket for the Cats vs. Dogs event is unable to use it, so I’m putting it up for grabs. It’s in Manhattan this Saturday, so you’ll have to live nearby. The event is this one:   I was going to offer it to the first person […]

First Nobel Prize of the year goes to three neuroscientists

Well, another year went by, and with sadness I must put my bottle of champagne back in the fridge (it’s well past its prime by now). According to CNN, the Karolinska Institut announced this morning that the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine went to three people: two Norwegians (a couple who works together) and an American working in England. […]

Caturday felids: videos and haikus (and maybe a contest)

Today we get both visual and literary art. First, reader Gravelinspector was nice enough to send not one, but four good cat videos. The indented captions are his. Fat cat in a pot. Maru syndrome, one step further. Fat cat escapes from the pot. One wonders how this cat developed this habit? A cat burrows in snow: Kitten, […]

Today’s footie, and the progress of our contest

There’s no footie today, of course. On Saturday, though, we’ll have the match for third place, with Brazil up against Netherlands. For some reason I’m not expecting much there. But on Sunday Argentina goes up against the mighty German team, and I’m expecting a good game. Several Argentine players are injured, and my heart and my […]

Today’s footie (and a mini-contest)

For the foreseeable future all the games seem to be starting no later than 3 p.m., which is a disaster for Professor Ceiling Cat.  There’s a couple of good games today, including Italy vs. Uruguay. . . Here’s today’s schedule. But let’s liven things up: guess the winners and the scores of all four games. Deadline is […]


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