This kitten is smoking

 Posted by on 16 May 2011  Modern Life
May 162011

I’m so glad that the cigarette isn’t lit, so that I can pretend the kitten is just really possessive of its toys, and not addicted to nicotine.

This reminds me of an old anti-smoking campaign, featuring animals that had cigarettes dangling from their mouths and the tag line: “It looks just as stupid when you do it.”

Here’s the problem with that campaign: Sometimes, the animals still looked cool! Darn cigarette companies!

(Thanks, Ryan!)

Mar 252011

Further proof that everything in the world is better with a cat.

See more about how it can work at Corentin. For example, they suggest flipping it around, so the staircase is against the wall, where it would become like a hidden passageway for your cat, mystifying guests who will wonder what kind of cat can shimmy up behind a bookcase to get on top.

(via tdw)

Sleepy cats with cup hats

 Posted by on 21 February 2011  Everything Else
Feb 212011

These kitties know how to relax — and they aren’t going to let their unorthodox headwear faze them! Perhaps this is the feline version of the I’ve-never-seen-it-in-real-life drunk who wears a light shade on his head.

I’m going to take this video as a hint. It’s time to kick back and rest. So, enjoy Louis Riel Day! Possibly the best decision the Doer government ever made.

(via Buzzfeed)

Feb 042011

Click the image or here for a full-size version, which is 3,200×2,400 pixels, and if you’re really interested in a poster, head to DeviantArt or RedBubble for prints up to 30″x40″. For a taste of what it looks like close-up:

Illustrator Joumana Medlej, of, created this chart as part of her tutorials series. It is almost certainly the most complete look at feline coat colours and patterns that I have ever seen. It looks like something that you would see hanging in a veterinarian’s office.

It’s precisely the kind of thing that would have fascinated me as a kid, and it fascinates me now. I can’t wait to get home and pore over this with my own cat in my lap, comparing eye and nose colour, and all the faint patterns, plus checking out where, precisely her hair is coloured.

Awesome find by @jameshopehoward, who runs the thought-provokingly hilarious Slurpees and Murder blog, as well as Winnipeg Cat. Also, he needs a job. Do you need a librarian?

Dec 242010

Everyone with a cat knows that it is impossible to wrap Christmas presents with one in the house, because they go absolutely nuts for those shiny, coiled ribbons.

And, everyone with a cat probably spends a shameful amount of money on fancy cat-toys that are designed to bounce and squeak and are invariably ignored about three minutes after the first toss, no matter if it’s spiked with catnip or made from real rabbit fur.

So, the obvious solution is to make some sort of cat toy from ribbon, right? I cannot be the first person to think of this, but on the assumption that I am, I hereby release it into the public domain.

Cat Diaries: A film made by cats!

 Posted by on 11 December 2010  Modern Life
Dec 112010

In honour of Caturday, here’s a video made by the folks at Friskies, to see what a day in the life of a cat was like. They referred to the kitties as rePURRters (how cute is that!) and attached little cameras around their necks to see what they were up to.

It is SO adorable.

Nov 172010

The Internet loves cats. This blog is on the Internet. Therefore, I think we are morally obligated to post videos of cats.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this one’s so durn cute!

<hipster>Also, I loved cats before the Internet.</hipster>

(thanks Ryan)

Nov 152010

It’s still too early, in my opinion, to be thinking about Christmas. But I’ll overlook that because cats trump everything!

A former student of mine posted this on her Facebook, and if I were still teaching her in my class, this is exactly the type of thing that would bump her up a grade.