Better Watch What You Say Around Cats–

–you never know what’s gonna end up on Twitter. #TRENDING #LOOSELIPSSINKSHIPS #CATSONTWITTER

ResQte Of The Week 2: Mr. Grey Will See You Now

DESKCAT“I volunteer at the Evanston Animal Shelter in Evanston, IL.,” says Maggie G. “Last week I met the greatest guy! His name’s Mr. Grey. He’s an excellent office assistant, well groomed, and enjoys cuddling on chilly days. He is a mature gentleman, and in addition to a strong physique and sensitive green eyes, he’s got the best Toe-Foofs you’ll ever see! His only caveat is that he doesn’t ‘do’ babies. (He’s not as huge as he looks. It’s mostly fluff.)

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Why Bother With Those Fancy Cat Toys…

…that they sell at the pet store? You’ve got everything your kitteh needs in the bathroom, for hours and hours of shredding pleasure.


[*Note: Hope you had a good Labor Day holiday today (if your country has that, of course.) Tomorrow we kick things off with Rats, It’s Monday Tuesday- a Maru/Hana Double Feature, a special message from BUB, AND it’s Trading Card Toesday. Who will it be??? -Ed.]

Caturday: You Lookin’ At ME?

Well…
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ARE you?

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OK- I’ve got somethin’ for YOU, pal.

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(Daily Picks & Flicks.)

CHOTK Part I (The Adoption Room)

DSC06545CHOTKaug30-2015Got some terrific pix here c/o Ace Photographer Kim Barker- taken at one of our favorite palces, The Cat House On The Kings in Parlier, CA. These guys are in the adoption room and ready to roll. Later today, in our 5pm PT TGIF post- Part II: The Kitten Room!

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As always- thought you probably don’t live nearby—maybe you know someone who does- send them this post!!

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You’ve Got Competition, Google Maps

Clipboard01..in the form of Cat Street View, in the town of Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Big J. Think of it as Google Maps Street View, just…with cats. Many of them. Click here to view it. Click to enlarge the next 2 photos.

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The low angle of the camera means you get to experience the view of the area as a kitteh would- low to the ground.

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If you come across an image with a cat in it, an icon appears, and you can click on it to learn more. If you read Japanese, natch.

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Quoting Daily Mail: “The map works on desktop and mobile browsers but is best viewed in Chrome. The audio can be muted by clicking the speaker icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the map.”

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(Rocketnews 24, CoLocal.JP, and Daily Mail, from Andrew Y.)

Paris ~ 1970

20150831-21070002Imagine a smoke-filled bar, a seedy dive set off the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris. The smell of catnip hung heavily in the air. Tipsy Nip Organic Catnip? Probably. “Made in Vermont, yet available in Paris,” you muse to yourself. Wait, watch out. Look sharp! -the game is afoot.

The waitress slowly approaches. In a slinky voice colored with too many cigarillos and weary with disappointment, she said “Que sera-ce, monsieur?” The words dripped disdain. In all of the bars of the world, you walked into hers. And she had better things to do than cater to….un chat américain. Such is life.

(“Something Blue” by the Paul Horn Quintet played in the background. It suited your melancholic mood as you casually shifted your disinterested gaze her way. She was taller than you first imagined her to be.)

With a shrug, you reply, “San Pellegrino please. One baguette. Lightly toasted. I am Franklin, The Most Interesting Cat In The World.”

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She sauntered off in an insouciant manner. She knew you knew she could care less. Ah, the night was young, no? Perhaps it held the promise of…what? Rendezvous?

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This, like so many scenes of life, would be played out slowly, carefully. One move at a time. She had played her opening gambit, and you responded with careful aplomb. Whatever happened- there would be no regrets for Franklin this night. Pas du tout.

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~Post Script~

Johanna W. writes: “I have a series of black and white film photos I took of my cat Frankie that make me laugh, thought you might like them for your site. He is totally posing and trying to look serious and mysterious, but I doubt there is anything going on in his mind… he’s a sweetie but not the brightest penny in the fountain.”

Aaron’s Animals: Pet Peeves

Aaron is the Hoomin. Michael is the Cat. They have managed to achieve a sort of détente as far as their living arrangements go. But of course, this peaceful co-existance could crumble at any time. I mean, we’re talking CATS here.


(Tastefully Offensive.)

Salutations Toesday De France

IMG_20150812_131512It’s Toesday all over the world today! (OK, well, it might already be Wednesday like in Australia.) These Top Quality Beans are straight from Meyzieu, France. “Here is a fresh picture of our lady Kiri. (Kiri is a brand of french cream cheese for kids.) XO, Sylvio & Marjo.”

Bunday: Everybody Needs Somebunny

People, there’s a LOT of cuddling and snorgling in the next thirty seconds. You might want to sit down while watching this one. So you’ll be closer to the floor when you pass out. [Clunk.]

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