Category Archives: felids

The best video ever?

Well, there’s a lot of competition for this title, but this is surely among the best videos involving cats. This is the best video ever — Keith (@lad) July 20, 2017

Sheer genius: Putin and Kim Jong-un scratching posts

It’s been a long day, and I’m already beat and emotionally drained from dealing with my ducks. The single female offspring has been demonized by her mother, who swims and feeds with the three male offspring, so that she viciously drives away her little girl when I’m trying to feed them all. To ensure that […]

Friday Cat rescue

I like showing nice people helping out animals in the work week’s last post. Reader Graham called my attention to an article and video from the Belfast Telegraph about a cat trapped in (and rescued from) a wall in Northern Ireland. The paper reports this: A man who started demolishing his partly-built house when “the […]

President Macron’s cat connection

I pass this along for your delectation as a communication from Reader SJL: I just came across a very odd little ‘ailuro-fact’ which may be of interest to you. (Failing that, it could at least prove useful as a Caturday filler item). It appears that French President Emmanuel Macron’s father, Jean-Michel Macron [b. 1951], is […]

The Canada Six: Livestream of rescued orphaned kittens

Call me a sap, but I can use some kittens after a hard day. I’ve been dissed by a philosopher, called a racist for saying that a one-state solution to the Israel/Palestine problem won’t work, gotten an email containing a Biblical quote (clearly to bring me to Jesus), and it’s pouring on my ducks and […]

“Kedi”: a short review

I’ve mentioned the movie “Kedi” several times on this site; it’s an 80-minute documentary about the cats of Istanbul (“kedi” means “cat” in Turkish, and is said to be the origin of the word “kitty”), and was conceived and directed by Ceyda Torun, a woman who grew up in Istanbul and now lives in the […]

Cat pwns dog

This isn’t really news, just like “dog bites man” isn’t news. Still, this tweet, found by Grania, is cute (though embarrassing for the d*g): That face is priceless 😂 — HUMOROUS ANIMALS (@CUTEFUNNYANIMAL) July 6, 2017

Cats in Japan: Shisa

by Greg Mayer “Guardian lions” are widespread in East Asia, where each country has its own particular folklore and practice associated with the common tradition. They are especially common on Okinawa, which has its own version, called shisa.  While on mainland Japan guardian lions are associated usually with shrines, on Okinawa they are everywhere, with […]

Cats appropriating owners

Reader Michael Glenister shows us how humans really do become the staff of their cats. His comment: My cat will often come visit me when I’m on the computer and demand attention, so eventually I’ll put it on my shoulders. The cat will then start moving along my right arm, forcing me to instinctively raise […]

Happy Fourth!

It’s Independence Day in American, celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress. I’d guess that Great Britain would be mourning that rupture today, as they lost citizens like Richard Feynman, Stevie Nicks, and Jonas Salk, as well as clam chowder, apple pie, biscuits, barbecue, and bourbon; but then they’d also […]