Category Archives: felids

Caturday felids: Cats with specs, kitten imitates mom, lazy cat won’t get up to drink, newborn sand cats

Thanks largely to readers, Caturday material is coming in at a good clip. Today, then, we have no fewer than four items, all videos. I suppose someone can find Deep Meaning in this. I can’t, but perhaps readers can suggest something. At any rate, it’s Cats with Spectacles: ******* This video is adorable: it’s a […]

At 26, Corduroy becomes the world’s oldest living cat reports that Corduroy, who’s just turned 26, has been declared by the Guinness Book of World Records (now a website) as the world’s oldest cat. Guinness announced the news Thursday, when Corduroy was 26 years and 13 days old. Born August 1, 1989, in Oregon, he’s lived with Ashley Reed Okura since she picked him […]

A reader’s d*g saves her cat’s life

Reader Robin Cornwell, who has a black dog (Kali) and two black cats (Artemis and Luna) sent me this story. I have to admit that my caninophobia is lessened by hearing this kind of stuff, at least by the notion that dogs can protect cats but not vice versa (although a cat did rescue a child […]

Trumpe-l’œil: the winner of Trump Your Cat contest

Professor Ceiling Cat had an epiphany when a certain mammal of the canid persuasion was Trumped by his trusty friend: He could get staff to betray their Masters everywhere by getting them to Trump Their Cats. And so it was written, and so it came to pass. You can see the list of entrants here: […]

Cecil the Lion: The Séance

by Grania Most of you will already know of this story, an American tourist hunted and killed a lion in Zimbabwe and is now being investigated because the lion he shot happened to be a beloved tourist attraction at Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve, Hwange National Park. Walter Palmer is now under investigation as this hunt was clearly not […]

A night on the tiles – a Roman cat paw print

by Matthew Cobb A piece of Roman tile, dating back 2000 years, was dug up in the English city of Gloucester in 1969. It lay unremarked in the Gloucester City Museum until an archeologist noticed that when the clay was drying a cat walked across it, leaving its trace… According to the BBC website: The tile, a […]

Peregrinations: Austin, part I

Here’s the first of two posts of my visit to Austin (the second will be the documentation of my getting measured for and ordering custom cowboy boots. On the drive from San Angelo to Austin, which was largely on back roads, I got a good view of Texas country life. Many of the small towns […]

An exchange in Austin

Professor Ceiling Cat (observing Matt Dillahunty’s four cats): “I think the cat should be the Official Pet of Atheists™.” Matt: It’s actually the other way around: the atheist is the Official Pet of Cats.

Caturday: Big & Small

Felids are no longer confined to the four-legged mammalian body. Behold: KITY radio! This was Jerry’s contribution to Caturday, he wrote: It’s a Llano, Texas station, and an oldies station I was listening to while driving. Today we have a whole lot of videos, from the ridiculously cute to the sublimely majestic. Here’s some cavity-inducing sweetness […]

Peregrinations: New Mexico, part I

Las Cruces, New Mexico is the home of New Mexico State University (NMSU), where two of my friends teach: evoutionary biologist Avis James (named by a mother who was an ornithologist), and ecologist Bill Boecklen. I’ve known Avis for a long time, since she was a postdoc at Chicago working on flies, and later became […]


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