Category Archives: Cats

Gift of a Shrew and Their Role in Graeco-Roman Egypt

This morning I was awakened by Bébé-Cat gifting me with a little shrew that was dead.  Not the most enjoyable way to start the day. However, this reminded me of a blog that I wrote a couple of years ago about rats … Continue reading

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Pallas Cat – A Central Asian Mystery

The Pallas Cat, a small resident of Central Asia and surrounding areas, has become a favorite of mine in the wild felid kingdom.  Here is a rare video of a wild Pallas, from Russia The following black and white pictures … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: Cats! (And other unmentionables)

Jasper. h/t Jerry 17th (?) Century dust cover of a book for young ladies searching for husbands. res obscura… Another fishy story

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Friday Funnies: Cats and Monkeys

Well, the monkey in the above video certainly didn’t consider this episode ‘funny’. Have a lovely and restful weekend! Sunset on Lake Tanganyika

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Friday Funnies – Films

This Friday, a series of cat and other animal videos – mostly funny. This first video is by Jim Hausman, who owns both the cat and the deer.  The deer is totally immobile, a trait found in the wild when … Continue reading

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Cats vs. Dogs: A poem by T. S. Eliot

Cats vs. Dogs: A Poem by T. S. Eliot, with Stunning Vintage Illustrations by Dame Eileen Mayo by Maria Popova “You now have learned enough to see That Cats are much like you and me And other people whom we … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – Somewhat Late (It’s the Cats’ Fault!)

Hectic weekend – sick cat and other related issues, so the cats will be featured today. This is a video sent by Mateo, over at The Human Family .  It is his cat,  Scotty, who is Burkinabé (from Burkina Faso).  Check out … Continue reading

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