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February 16, 2012 2:47 PM   Subscribe

City of the Wildcats 1 2:
A documentary about the urban kitties of Rome narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
posted by lemuring (20 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
This seems like as good a time as any to link to the Sir David Attenborough Drinking Game.

Warning: may cause drunk.
posted by saturday_morning at 2:55 PM on February 16, 2012 [6 favorites]


Kittenborough.
posted by Anything at 3:37 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


I know I should find the shot of the kittens bloodily devouring a pigeon horrifying, or at least gross, but... soooo cute!
posted by restless_nomad at 3:47 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


If there were a free kitten delivery service, I'd be well on my way to becoming a crazy hoarding cat lady.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:57 PM on February 16, 2012


Boy, does this have some angry cat noises! My cats are crazy freaking out! Awesome!
posted by troublewithwolves at 4:00 PM on February 16, 2012


Makes me wanna move to Rome and settle down with a hot Gattare.
posted by cmoj at 4:10 PM on February 16, 2012


Part 1 has the saddest cliffhanger ever.
posted by Memo at 4:26 PM on February 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


Just finished the first clip -- what a cliffhanger!
posted by stopgap at 4:26 PM on February 16, 2012


Just started Part 2....WHEW!
posted by darkstar at 4:32 PM on February 16, 2012


So many crusties I want to extract.
posted by timsneezed at 4:34 PM on February 16, 2012 [4 favorites]


Our cat ladies are never that hot.
posted by 2N2222 at 6:06 PM on February 16, 2012


That bit would have been much more amusing if I weren't absolutely certain that it was staged.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 6:22 PM on February 16, 2012


Oh kitties. That scene from Allegro Non Troppo had all of the old ladies crying.
posted by ovvl at 7:28 PM on February 16, 2012


That bit would have been much more amusing if I weren't absolutely certain that it was staged.

I'm pretty sure it wasn't staged. Colonies of cats have long been known to exhibit mass suicide behavior by jumping off cliffs.
posted by 2N2222 at 8:02 PM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


That was a good watch! Our cat dug it.
posted by ignignokt at 8:07 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I wonder how much time they spend roming the cat-acombs.
posted by punocchio at 8:43 PM on February 16, 2012


I suspect much of the footage is shot in the cat sanctuary in Largo Argentina (slap bang in the centre of Rome) with some shot around the Roman Forum and Trajan's Forum too.

The cat sanctuary has very strict adoption policies. I adopted an awesome kittah from there but a loving Canadian couple who it seemed couldn't demonstrate sufficient commitment were turned down.
posted by NailsTheCat at 9:36 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


And today, 17 February, is the Feast of the Cat here in Italy. And because it's Friday 17 (unlucky equivalent in Italy to Friday 13 in some other societies), particularly of the Black Cat. I'm now off to greet some feline friends at that other beautiful cattery right next to, and usually overflowing into, the Non-Catholic cemetery.
posted by aqsakal at 12:13 AM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


What an awesome topic, and fascinating. I was surprised that the mother-daughter relationship extended into adulthood as shown. I'd like to meet Caesar, I like big old toms.
posted by Goofyy at 4:35 AM on February 17, 2012


2,000 cat colonies? Do you get covered in cat hair just visiting Rome?
posted by orme at 11:56 AM on February 17, 2012


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