They All Said I Was Mad! Mad, I Tell You!

Call me a madman, will they? Did they call Jonas Salk mad when he invented polio? Was Pasteur mad when he discovered chocolate milk? Was Einstein mad when he dressed up like a duck and did nothing but scream the name “Philomena!” for three days?! I dare say not!


It’s Atchoum! (gesundheit!)



  1. His cousin is quite well known in some circles:

  2. WOAH

  3. Love this! 🙂 Your posts often make my day!

  4. He would make a most excellent Halloween cat.

  5. If anyone deserves a ‘whackadoodle eyes’ tag…!!

  6. @emmbea: Good call! Done!

  7. Oh Atchoum, you are so adorable!

  8. Slowly backing away… Good kitty… Feeling for doorknob…

  9. Here’s my favorite pic of him. You can’t even tell he’s a cat!

  10. Ewok!

  11. ElleDoubleYou says:

    Made me think of this: TRUE! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily –how calmly I can tell you the whole story. ~From “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

  12. Professor in Blinding Me With Science video.

  13. I can’t even tell that that’s not a dog.

  14. He looks like a deranged owl

  15. @mauderules: “Miss Sakamoto! You’re beautiful!

  16. It’s a pity he’s not named Wendell.

  17. Insanity Cat considers giving YOU as a present to the mice!

  18. @Ruffism9 I’m right there with you!

  19. Yikes! looks like a creature from Farscape or what ever that sci-fi show was called…! You know, that one with the creatures…brain not awake, coffee not found…! Someone help me out here! 😛

  20. I think I read that his owner says he has a tiny meow too – what a fantastic cat.

  21. Farscape is correct.Or Andromeda.

  22. A close relative to Col. Meow I think.

  23. This cat totally looks like the Great Owl from the Secret of Nimh 😀

  24. this cat is my spirit animal.