Category Archives: felids

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some of the most beautiful wild cat photos I’ve posted here. They were sent by reader Steve Adams, and his notes are indented: This is Steve Adams. I sent you some images last July of baby foxes. I was recently going through photos from a safari my wife and I took to […]

A cat tail

Reader Merilee sent this, which appears to come from the Internet. I make no claims for its veracity, but be sure to look closely at what’s going on:

Cat gif

It knows it did wrong. . . h/t: Steve, Merilee

BBC One “Big Cats” series starts tomorrow

For those lucky of you to live in the UK, you’ll be able to see BBC One’s “Big Cats” series (so far two parts are scheduled) starting tomorrow at 8 p.m. The Torygraph summary makes it sound pretty cool: Filmed over two years in 14 countries, the crew from the BBC’s Natural History Unit managed […]

Japanese translation needed

Hiroko sent not only the paste-like “cat’s snacks” for Leon and Hili, but also what appears to be a fish for each cat, and which Hili ate with relish (metaphorical relish, that is). I’m curious as to what the Japanese wrapper says, so could a Japanese-reading reader provide a translation of whatever is legible on […]

The life and death of a reader’s cat

Reader Amy reports the death of her beloved cat, “Kitten”, but also sent some pictures of his long and happy life. This post is Amy’s memorial to Kitten. Her words are indented, and do read and pay attention to Amy’s final remark: I seem recall a recent post where a WEIT reader’s cat died of […]

A Christmas cat story

This heartwarming tail of cat rescue was sent by reader Diane G.; it’s called “A Christmas Cat” and recently appeared at the Daily Kos. Read for yourself the tale of Greta, the twice-abandoned but rescued tabby. But then don’t linger on this website: there are presents to open, foods to eat, and, if you’re that […]

Xmas catoon

It’s now Christmas in India, I’ve just woken up, and here’s a cartoon from Off the Mark by Mark Parisi, sent by reader Diane G.: Don’t forget that it’s the first of the six days of Coynezaa, my personal holiday that starts on Christmas and ends on my birthday (Dec. 30).

A good Rule for Life

No matter what you think of Jordan Peterson—and I haven’t seen this book, so I’m curious about the other rules—this is simply damn good advice: Rule 12: Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street: From my new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos — Available for pre-order at many […]

An email from Istanbul (note: felids!)

My friend Andrew Berry teaches a mini-course in Istanbul once a year, and of course Istanbul is Cat City Central (see below). I got an email from him today about his encounter with a cat while lecturing. As you’ll see, Istanbul cats are especially fearless, as the citizens of that beautiful city nurture them and […]