Category Archives: felids

Farewell animals

Tomorrow there will be a quick Hili post, but don’t expect much more. I am, however, flying business class, so maybe we’ll have some documentation from the lounge (especially the food). To send myself off, and bid readers a farewell, here are three videos. First, a CATerpillar that looks remarkably catlike. It’s the caterpillar of […]

What evolutionists talk about: an email conversation between Matthew and me

First Matthew sent me this tweet showing a thieving moggie and his haul of socks and underwear (check out the original tweet to enlarge the photos). he's so proud of his haul. pic.twitter.com/VmnsE0UmmJ — Emergency Kittens (@EmrgencyKittens) November 11, 2017 This email exchange ensued: Jerry:  What a diligent cat! Matthew: Why do they do it? Jerry: […]

Paddles is dead

The one year old polydactylous cat Paddles—staffed by recently elected New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford—is dead. She was hit by a car.  Paddles had recently assumed her status as First Cat of New Zealand, and had a Twitter account that was hilarious.  In fact, Paddles was the only creature […]

Why lesbians supposedly like cats

I couldn’t believe the title of this article when I saw it in today’s New York Times (click on screenshot to read it), but the title is hilarious. So is the first half of the article, which explains why she thinks she’ll die alone. The second part of the article, in which Krista Burton gets […]

We have enough black cats now.

I actually have six pictures for tomorrow’s Halloween post, so we’ve reached the limit. If you have a black cat, hold onto your photos for next year’s Halloween Parade, please. Thanks! —Mgmt

National Cat Day felids

I finally got ten cats today, though I had to do that by allowing one reader to submit two separate photos. I thought I’d get the photos within an hour or so, but things went slowly. Anyway, as I noted this morning, in America it’s National Cat Day, and I asked readers to celebrate by […]

A cat performs John Cage

UPDATE: I need three more American cat photos to make ten. Response was poor, I’m sad to say.   Here’s Nola the Cat, one of the stars of Chicago’s Acro-Cats, performing John Cage’s famous (non)piece 4’33”. Look, if it’s applauded when a human does it, why should it be considered as any less good when a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Kurt Andreas sent us photos of both animal and vegetable; his IDs and descriptions are indented: Dogwood Thyatirid Moth (Euthyatira pudens), New Paltz, New York (April 25, 2013). A gorgeous little moth with a mohawk. Winter aconite (Eranthis sp.), New Paltz, New York (March 23, 2013)  An early bloomer that lets me know it’ll […]

The smallest man in the world and his cat

As I noted this morning, it’s Global Cat Day, and here’s my contribution. I’m not sure if this was verified (Guinness World Records) didn’t exist in that time, but in the late forties and mid-fifties, Henry Behrens (born about 1895) was touted as the world’s smallest man. A midget, he was 30 inches (0.81 meters) […]

The most important big cat in America: P-22, the Hollywood Puma

Reader Tom called my attention to a piece on P-22, the name given by the Los Angeles park service to a locally resident puma (mountain lion or cougar; Puma concolor). Although there are 6000 individuals in California, this one is special, for his domain is Griffith Park, a 7 mi² area of Los Angeles that’s […]