Category Archives: felids

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a second set of lovely photos from Ralph Burgess, taken in Kruger National Park in South Africa (first set here). His notes are indented; I’ve added the scientific names. Yes, we have felids! Lion cubs (Panthera leo) are cute and cuddly… …until they turn into this.   I saw a pair of fearsome battle-scarred […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

If you’ve got some good wildlife photos lying around, think about sending them to me! Today we have some photos by reader William Savage, taken when he used to live in Arizona. His notes and IDs are indented. These photos were taken in the yard of the house where we lived in Tucson, AZ, during […]

Christmas kitties

by Greg Mayer Peyton, the Philosophical Cat, is not much moved by the holidays, except that, with someone at home during the day more frequently, she’ll be able to have her midday treat more often—her choice between salmon snacks or a paté. Unusually, she’s not taken to sleeping under the tree this year, but she […]

Holiday felid: Mog’s Christmas Calamity

Among all Christmas ads, this is my absolute favorite. It’s the ad for Sainsbury’s grocery chain that was aired in 2015. The YouTube description says, “Mog sets off a chain of unfortunate events which almost ruin Christmas for the Thomas family. Can she pull it all back to save the day?” It’s a real heartwarmer, […]

Photos of readers

Today’s reader is John O’Neall, clearly an ailurophile. His notes are indented: I hesitated very little before I picked this of me engaged in a favorite and quite typical activity. At my age, this is considered exercise, especially getting back up. It’s too bad people say cats don’t like to have their tummies rubbed or […]

Photos of readers

Reader Chris Knight-Griffin should restore our faith in humanity according to the information given in his “Photos of Readers” contribution. His words are indented: I recently decided to adopt two special needs cat to add to the one I already have. Each of them have Cerebellar Hypoplasia (HP). This basically means their brains did not […]

Cats help their staff vote

It’s a dispiriting today, especially, I suspect, for our UK readers. Perhaps some felids can cheer us up: several readers sent me to the #catsatpollingstations Twitter site, where Brits posted their cats at the polling station. Why do I suspect that most cat owners voted Labour or Libera Democrat instead of Conservative? Here are some […]

Caturday felid trifecta; Tiger, Lion, Serval, and Cheetahs (our four felids are…)

by Greg Mayer Jerry is working on a Caturday felid post, but, as we all know, he is traveling in Antarctica, and thus the timing of its completion could be delayed. So, here are some felids for your Caturday fix! First up, a Siberian Tiger (Panthera, tigris altaica). Siberian Tigers are the largest of the […]

Mietek the kitten is cured!

At last—some good news about the injured stray Mietek, adopted by Andrzej the Second and Elzbieta, and now the brother of Leon. Mietek, you may recall, had been savagely kicked by some animal abuser and then deposited, badly injured and starving, in a cardboard box in front of a church. Andrzej II and Elzbieta rescued […]

Mietek update

A few readers have asked for updates on Mietek, the new kitten adopted by Andrzej the Second and Elzbieta after they found him starving and wounded in a cardboard box outside a church. The jerk who kicked the kitten caused a kind of hernia that required Mietek to have an emergency operation. The operation was […]