Category Archives: felids

Who sent this?

Right before I left for Poland, a kind reader told me he (I believe it was a man) had sent me a gift that would arrive when I was gone. It arrived yesterday, and is a swell cat tee-shirt (Hili should be wearing this).  The photo is below, but, sadly, I lost the email announcing […]


Close your eyes and I’ll close mine; Good night, sleep tight. Now the moon begins to shine; Good night, sleep tight— Dream sweet dreams for me, Dream sweet dreams for you  

Wonderful footage of wild Pallas’s cats

We have yet more wildcat conservation today. Terry Townshend is a birder who lives and works in Beijing and, on his site Birding Beijing, documents the avifauna around China’s capital.  But alert reader Ben W. told me that Terry had also come across a very rare felid, Pallas’s Cat (Ocotolobus manul, also known as the “manul”), on a […]

Citizen scientists: help identify wild cats for conservation.

Reader Luke Hunter is an Australia biologist, author of Wild Cats of the World (a great book for the ailurophile), and president of Panthera, described as “a New York-based conservation nonprofit [Hunter] helped to create in 2006, which is dedicated to the range-wide conservation of the world’s wild cat species.” Luke and others (including Matthew Cobb) alerted […]

Good Night

Now it’s time to say good night, Good night, sleep tight; Now the sun turns out his light, Good night, sleep tight. Dream sweet dreams for me— Dream sweet dreams for you.

Today is World Cat Day

by Grania If felids are not your thing, my apologies, but Jerry would never forgive me for not marking the event somehow. So declared by the International Fund of Animal Welfare to raise awareness of feline needs, you can also simply use the day to gawk at cat pictures on the internet (it appears to […]

Theo becomes twelve today!

Theo, whose staff is Laurie and Gethyn in London, is having a special day today: it’s his twelfth birthday. You might remember him as one of the finalists in the Awesome Cat Confessions Contest, as he owned up to drinking his staff’s coffee. As the only cat I know who drinks coffee (and favors it […]

Now it’s time to say goodnight. . .

Dream sweet dreams for you. . . Good night, good night, everybody Everybody everywhere Good night.

Litter box fail

It’s the end of a long day for me; I’ve written much of my chidren’s book, worked on my talk for Monday, finished a blurb for a book, wrote posts here, pulled weeds, and raked rotten apples. So forgive me if all I have to offer is a kitten who’s not yet mastered the Big […]

How cats learn to mouse

I couldn’t resist reproducing this tw**t sent to me by Matthew Cobb, another Twi**er user whom I parasitize: 🎨 "Cats reading a book about the the art of mouse-catching and being instructed by an owl", circa 1700. — Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo) August 2, 2016