Category Archives: felids

Friday: Hili dialogue (and lagniappe)

As I sit here in my crib, the winds are howling outside and the rain is pelting down. Soon I will brave it, as there is work to be done. I hope American readers had a good Thanksgiving and a big feed. And we have three pictures of cats enjoying Thanksgiving dinner prepared by their staff. Meanwhile […]

Happy Thanksgiving! (with readers’ wildlife)

I think it’s nicer today to look at living turkeys than to eat roasted ones, but any reader who sends me (today) a photo of their cat nomming Thanksgiving dinner will have it posted tomorrow. Here are some photos of wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo). The first one is from reader Al Blazo, who took it a […]

A pair of felid tw**ts to usher in the holiday

Here are two tw**ts brought to my attention by the indefatigable Matthew Cobb. The first is a rare sighting of a Russian tiger with three cubs: And. . . cats asking for directions:

Quotes of the day

We have two quotes today. The first is from a reader who, commenting on the pervasive campus movement to restrict “offensive” speech, said this, which I see as pretty profound: If we ban offensive speech, how will we know who the assholes are? The second is from an interview in the New York Times with Bob […]

Belgian police thank citizens for tw**ting about cats

Yesterday I reported the hilarious but lovely Belgian response to the police lockdown, in which the city was largely closed or monitored by police for a week as they hunted for two terrorists. The cops asked citizens not to report the nature or location of police activity so as not to aid the terrorists. Belgians then created […]

Ceiling Cat bless the Belgians!

Much of Brussels is closed, on lockdown, or under police scrutiny as they search for two terrorists wanted in the Paris attacks. They’ve requested that citizens remain mum about the details. A tw**t from Pia Micallef, courtesy of Matthew Cobb, gives the response. And ;check out the #BrusselsLockdown site. It’s a hoot if you ignore […]

A three-eared cat?

by Greg Mayer The BBC reports on an abandoned cat with “three ears” found in Norfolk. Shelter staff at Feline Care Cat Rescue in East Harling have named him “Brian”*. [JAC: several readers also sent this to me.] I can’t recall ever seeing such a cat, and neither could the shelter’s vet, though Jerry had […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have a set of diverse photos from reader Susan Heller, along with her notes (indented): Here are a few pix from the San Diego area in California for you, showing some of the things I’ve run into in recent years. A Bighorn Sheep [Ovis canadensis] in the Anza Borrego Desert.  There’s a canyon there […]

And now for something completely different

by Grania We all know two truths about the internet; one, it was invented by Al Gore and two, it was created to post cat pictures. However, there can be an educational or cultural element to posting cute cat pictures on Twitter, as Emily Steiner shows. She’s a Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, […]

Felid break: Ten Cats tackles the offense culture

I don’t look at Graham Harrop’s “Ten Cats” comic strip nearly as often as I should, as its premise is cool and the results funny: Ten abandoned cats live in an old warehouse where they are looked after by a young girl named Annie. Unbeknownst to her, the warehouse contains a boardroom on the very […]


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