Category Archives: felids

Larry the Chief Mouser defeated in battle

Larry the Cat is the Official Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, and his brief is to mouse at 10 Downing Street. (There has been such a mouser since the days of Henry VIII!) Sadly, Larry was an ineffectual mouser, and his job (but not his title) has been usurped by Palmerston, a tuxedo cat who mouses […]

A gift from Dr. Cobb

How could I resist putting this up? The man is ruining me with cat tw**ts! These twin tiger cubs have just made their debut at @zsllondonzoo — BBC London Newsroom (@BBCLondonNews) July 15, 2016

This cat is soup!

Brian Cox is continuing to tw**t pictures of his cat in dire situations. Here’s the latest. I asked Matthew, who is Brian’s colleague, what the cat’s name was (it’s obviously female, and I hope you know why). But then Cox amended his tw**t to give the answer: Just got back from filming and nothing in the […]

This cat is toast

I was pleased to see that the physicist Brian Cox, like all good atheists, has a cat: Ran out of bread this morning. — Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) July 16, 2016   h/t: Jiten

Kitten steals money; won’t relinquish it

A greedy and clearly penurious kitten won’t let go of this money. (What’s the language and the money?) He clearly wants to go buy drugs—catnip!

Oldest cat pawprint ever: two millennia

UPDATE: I thought this looked familiar; Matthew published the same story a year ago. Oh well, maybe people have forgotten, or we have new readers. __________ From the BBC and Mental Floss via reader Don B. we have the new discovery of a cat’s pawprints on a Roman roof tile in Gloucester. Here’s the photo: […]

Theresa May assumes the Prime Ministership; Larry the Official Mouser is unimpressed

I think I’ve announced twice that Larry, the Official Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, would keep his job after Theresa May becomes Prime Minister (today). I was greatly relieved. PMs come and go, but Larry has only one Forever Home (he was adopted from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Shelter), and there he should stay. […]

Hiroko and her cat shirts are on Japanese television

Hiroko Kubota is the extremely talented embroiderer who made my Hili shirt, and dozens of other cat shirts for other folks. It started when her son wanted a cat sewn on his shirt, and Hiroko made one so lifelike and so cute that everybody wanted one. Now she’s swamped with orders (she makes the shirts as […]

The Lakewood BlueClaws play a Caturday game

If you live in or near Lakewood, New Jersey, you might consider this for your weekend entertainment. The Lakewood BlueClaws, a minor league baseball team that’s part of the Philadelphia Phillies organization, will be playing a special game on Saturday: it’s a Caturday game, with lots of extras. You can even bring your cat, though […]

Here’s the kitten!

I hope somebody within an 8-hour drive of Chicago will adopt that gorgeous kitten, Xena, that reader Su Gould is fostering. Here’s her photo from this morning with the Korean bear. The position of the kitten isn’t too hard to see, but I’ve put it below the fold, both lightened and circled. First, the original: […]


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