Category Archives: felids

Trump your cat: Submission #1

Professor Ceiling Cat has halted for the day in Indio, California, where the current temperature is 106°F  (41.1°C). I’m within striking distance of Mesa, Arizona, home of Official Website Artist™ Kelly Houle—only 3.5 hours away (today was a relatively easy 8.5-hour drive, though the freeways around Los Angeles were daunting, even though it’s Sunday and I […]

Peregrinations: Oakland

Today Professor Ceiling Cat is visiting a friend who owns a mansion in the Berkeley Hills, and I’m living in high style. Tomorrow I’m off for Mesa, Arizona to meet Kelly Houle (I’ll arrive on Monday a.m.), admire her artwork, and then pick up Ben Goren and drive to Kelly’s parents’ cabin in the mountains, […]

Guess who’s back? Lions return to Rwanda!

by Grania Lions were wiped out in Rwanda during the civil war in 1994, and tragically the last ones in the park were poisoned by refugees displaced by the violence who were occupying part of the park. More than two decades later, seven lions (five female and two male) are being translocated from South Africa to Akagera […]

A farewell felid

I take my leave with the latest Maru video, called “And the box becomes a part of Maru!?” This is truly an enigmatic cat; who knows what drives him to enter boxes? Perhaps the same compulsion that drives Deepak Chopra to constantly mention the word “quantum”? If I die, this will be my last post.

Your Thursday felid

Don’t expect much substantive today, except for tomorrow’s post on fish speciation. Now we’ll have a felid! Reader Matt sent me this lovely cat gif, and the laws of physics determined that I post it:

My page in “Neko Shirt”, translated

Steven Nelson is a professor in the Japanese Department of the Faculty of Letters at Hosei University in Tokyo. When he offered (along with several other kind readers) to translate the page about me in Hiroko’s book, Neko Shirt, I thought he was certainly qualified to do it; moreover, he said he could do it […]

Felid of the day

Four felid posts in one day? Why not? This tw**t from CarnivoreScience was sent to Matthew Cobb by Randy. I presume the photographer survived. I want to know, though, how he knew the cat was a female.  

Hiroko’s cat-shirt book

I have written before about Hiroko, who made my lovely embroidered Hili Shirt, and I recently noted that she has published a book about the shirts. That book, Neko Shirt, recently arrived in the mail, along with lagniappe of a bag of miniature Japanese green tea Oreo cookies (the cream filling is flavored with matcha tea, and the […]

Two Sunday morning tw**ts

Here are two tw**ts that Matthew Cobb (who had insomnia last night after nightmares about his young cat Harry dying [Harry is fine]): This one has a cute gif, but I don’t understand the title at all. Can any reader furnish a good explanation? and That species, known from Sri Lanka and southern India, is also […]

A cooking cat

by Greg Mayer In today’s New York Times, there is a paean to a cast iron skillet with which Jocelyn Cooper, a music industry executive, prepares her grandmother’s traditional dishes. While we may marvel at the breadth of the Times‘ coverage that gives us a profile of a frying pan, what brings this to our […]


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