Category Archives: felids

Oggsford: Thursday

Today’s a quiet day in North Hinksey (Oxford), as I stay at home, work on my talk, rest, and do a few posts. For lunch my host took me to the Fishes, a local “gastropub”, which is what happens when rich locals take over the pub. The prices go up and the traditional accoutrements of the […]

RIP Sarah, the fastest known land mammal

According to a piece on the NPR site, Sarah the cheetah has died at the age of 15 at the Cincinnati Zoo. Or, rather, she was euthanized, for she was old and her health was failing. The site notes that the average age of a cheetah is 12-15 years, but that appears to be longevity in […]

Readers’ Wildlife Photos

Regular John H. sent us these photographs of a rare sighting in Africa. On a recent trip to Botswana I was lucky to see an African wild cat (Felis lybica or F. sylvestris, depending on your taste). He was either finding a good place for a nap or a good place to hide until the […]

A real ceiling cat!

The photo and notes below come from reader Judy: Sasha has learned to walk on the screen cover of our patio. We are the staff of our resident ceiling cat. Please feel free to use this photo of her magnificence when you wish. And, with some judicious cropping, you can get this:

A smart cat and a brave cat

Click on the screenshot to see a brave cat, in a video posted on George Takei’s Facebook page: h/t: Barry, Keith

Rare footage of only jaguar living in the U.S.

I had no idea that any jaguars lived in the U.S., but there appears to be at least one. The species, Panthera onca, is the largest cat in the New World, and the third largest in the world after lions and tigers. Its former range extended from the southern U.S. through Central America to southeastern South America, […]

How to humiliate a cat

Just pile a bunch of mice around it while it’s asleep, and wait for the fun when it wakes up! Or, better yet, send the pictures out on social media to the cat’s friends. This is Mimo, a tabby in Japan: And this story at The Dodo, which I offer in the spirit of conciliation, […]

Poorly educated cat

It just can’t spell!!! (But I’m sure it loves fish. . . .) h/t: Chris G.

The man who mistook his cat for another cat

By Matthew Cobb This is a rather sad story, although it does have a happy ending. A paper by Ryan Darby and David Caplan from Harvard Medical School [reference below] describes an unusual case of Capgras syndrome – in this unpleasant condition a patient is convinced that someone close to them, such as a family […]

Tw**t of the day

From the wonderful site Why My Cat is Sad: Contribute your own cat acronyms below! Here’s mine: ROFWBR: Rolling on the floor waiting for belly rub h/t: Grania


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