Category Archives: felids

Cats: “The purring jews”

A joke? Probably not. But it’s still funny because it’s so insane. And Michels’s reaction is great: "Experience Maternal love through the purring Jew" is my new Tinder profile — Hana Michels (@HanaMichels) February 25, 2018 Beware of feline contraception! I don’t know who Hana Michels is but her profile says she’s a “comedian, […]

Spot the cats!

Reader Tim E. sent a “spot the cats” photo. I rate this one “pretty easy”, so if you’re a beginner start here. I was in Rome last week taking a tour of the ancient ruins.  There was one I thought you would take a particular interest in, Largo di Torre Argentina.  As the tour guide was […]

Daily chorus of farm cats

Let’s end the day with some cat cacophony. You’re either going to like this video and its attendant cat chorus, or find it grating. So be it. Here’s the story from Paws Planet: Farmer Corey Karmann has a pack of twelve kitties in his farm. The gang does a good job keeping the rats at […]

Another Olympic-watching kitten

This morning we saw a cat trying to catch televised snowboarders from the Olympics. Now we have a reader’s cat, Minnie, who does the same thing, except to skiers.  Staff member Alexandra reports: My grandkitty enjoying the Olympics. Minnie is a rescue, about 5 months old, living happily with my  nearby daughter and several Great […]

Spot the gorilla!

While I write a new post, here’s some fun. Reader Roger sent a photo of his cat with a “spot the. . .” quiz and a note. I think this would be classified as “dead easy”: For a bit of weekday morning fun, Aeryn invites you to play “Spot the gorilla.” A bit more about […]

Monday humor

This is from Britain’s The Daily Mash. Click on screenshot to see the whole thing, which goes on longer than this:   h/t: Grania

Caturday trifecta: Cats rescued from freezing weather, people surprised with gift kittens, one-eyed cat guides his blind brother

We have three videos (and lagniappe) today. The first shows the capture, rescue, and adoption of two freezing feral cats, Clarence and Midnight. ************** Here’s a compilation video of people getting kittens as presents (and one little girl retrieving her lost cat Cursor after it had gone missing for three years). I dare you not […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Remember to send in your photos! We have some shots from a new contributor, Robert Ashton. His notes are below: Photos taken outside Beaumaris Castle, built at the very end of the 13th century. In #1 a female mallard duck [Anas platyrhynchos] and her duckling are in the foreground.  #2 is a close-up.  #3 is […]

Wildcat catches mouse in the snow

Reader Rick Longworth sent this video of a “wildcat” (I’m not sure whether this is a feral tabby or a European wildcat [Felis silvestris silvestris]) catching a rodent in the snow. Nor can I be sure if he actually sees the prey, or is, like a fox, hunting by sound. It’s hard to gell. Finally, […]

Richard Posner uses cat analogy in a legal decision

Richard Posner is not only a very distinguished federal judge, but also my colleague: he’s a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, author of many books, and the most cited legal scholar of the 20th century. He also loves cats.  I emailed him five years ago asking about his well known ailurophilia, and […]