Tag Archives: Cat

Friday Funnies: Cats! (And other unmentionables)

Jasper. h/t Jerry catmeme.net-5 17th (?) Century dust cover of a book for young ladies searching for husbands. res obscura… Another fishy story

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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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Petit Boy-Boy (Kittie) Goes Big-Time on LOL Cats (Maybe…)

Yesterday the following picture appeared on LOL cats: And I thought, ‘OH!  Petit Boy-Boy has gone Global!’  Here’s why: Well, perhaps not… Although, perhaps tweaked with PhotoShop?  Who knows – LOL cat photo-makers have certainly been known to use photos … Continue reading

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Three Generations of Lunatic Cats: Galton’s Take on Feline Eugenics

Source: V. Stilwell-Banfield ..she had wild fits, tearing round and round the room, ‘swearing’ horribly, and fighting with teeth and claws anyone who tried to pick her up… Source: Francis Galton. Francis Galton, the Victorian founder of eugenics, thought that … Continue reading

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The Case for Cats in Islam and A Medieval Cat Poem from Cairo

Cats were – and still are – well appreciated in the Middle East and, as discussed further on, are favorably described in the Qur’an and Hadith.   A charming poem written by Abu ‘Amir al-Fadl ibn Isma’il al-Tamimi al-Jurjani (d. 458/1065) exalts his cat. The … Continue reading

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