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Wet cats. Cats in hats. Random kittens. Piano cat. Silly cats. Lucky cat. 26 toed cat. Jumping monastery cats.
posted by nickyskye (50 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Absolutely crazy! There are pictures of cats that you can find in the internets?

Who knew?
posted by Balisong at 10:30 AM on March 10, 2007


What? No smelly cat?
posted by inconsequentialist at 10:33 AM on March 10, 2007


Is it caturday again?
posted by birdherder at 10:34 AM on March 10, 2007


everyday is caturday on the internet
posted by keswick at 10:39 AM on March 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Irish drinking songs for cat lovers
posted by jamesonandwater at 10:39 AM on March 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


I've heard tell that there are also several pictures of nekkid women on this internet, dunno which channel.

caturday, mew!
posted by everichon at 10:44 AM on March 10, 2007


Don't hate. I loved 'em. Well, silly cats disappointed, but I loved the first three, and I have long loved Nora the pianist.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 10:46 AM on March 10, 2007


You forgot bear-chasing cats and Roman cats.
posted by noble_rot at 10:47 AM on March 10, 2007


Skittish kittties.
posted by owhydididoit at 10:50 AM on March 10, 2007


I've seen noble_rot's cat-vid montage many times, but the cat budda-budda-budda-ing on the toddler's head still makes me spit coffee.
posted by everichon at 10:52 AM on March 10, 2007


Polydactyly is really not all that uncommon. My cat (warning: gratuitous) has 22 toes. That just makes him more freaking awesome. (And huge - he's 6 months old in those pictures.)
posted by Saucy Intruder at 10:55 AM on March 10, 2007


Don't forget about Cats in Sinks.
posted by blaneyphoto at 11:02 AM on March 10, 2007


I've never understood what they do with all those extra toes. Better for clawing up the couch, I guess.
posted by scratch at 11:05 AM on March 10, 2007


Some cat owners say the innermost extra toes on the front paws are often opposable and some use them with quite startling proficiency to manipulate small objects with almost human dexterity.
That must be very strange.
posted by jouke at 11:08 AM on March 10, 2007


Actually, Adrian can play hockey with fake mice and other toys. It's the difference between swatting at something and catching it.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 11:09 AM on March 10, 2007


A fun cat jump photo essay ... and btw, there are those among us who think that every day should be Catmas!
posted by madamjujujive at 11:14 AM on March 10, 2007


Saucy Intruder:

I love that your cat is named Adrian.
posted by ltracey at 11:15 AM on March 10, 2007


I had nothing to do with it - Adrian and Jeffrey (his normal-toed, half-his-size littermate) were named by their foster parents. We kept the names out of respect (and a bit of inertia).
posted by Saucy Intruder at 11:20 AM on March 10, 2007


Masturbating cat. From this site.
posted by JT at 11:25 AM on March 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Uh, duh. Linked already. D'oh!
posted by JT at 11:26 AM on March 10, 2007


jouke : That must be very strange.

You have no idea. Mine likes to sit and hold those little sparkley balls in his paw, while gripping with his 'thumb'.

It's actually kinda creepy.
posted by quin at 11:49 AM on March 10, 2007


Cat with hands?
posted by Drexen at 11:57 AM on March 10, 2007


Only in a very special year does Catmas fall on Caturday.
posted by grobstein at 12:00 PM on March 10, 2007


Sadly, it seems like one of Junku's flying cats has passed away.
posted by birdherder at 12:01 PM on March 10, 2007


And I just noticed that the silly link is to icanhascheezburger.com. My coworker just showed me that a couple of days ago and I was saving it for the next caturday.

Well played nickyskye, well played.
posted by quin at 12:02 PM on March 10, 2007


Thanks for the cats!
posted by taosbat at 12:24 PM on March 10, 2007


Yay!
posted by Ceiling Cat at 12:29 PM on March 10, 2007


I've also got a polydactyl. The "thumbs" thing is a little weird but also very amusing. Phil has at least 2 or 3 extra toes on each foot although some of them don't function.
posted by puke & cry at 1:58 PM on March 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Melon, my orange love, has thumbs and likes to grip toys and food. He has actually handed me things, as well-- like, "Hey, here is this puff-toy. For you!"
posted by oflinkey at 2:16 PM on March 10, 2007


For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry.

For he is the servant of the Living God duly and daily serving him.
For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way.
For is this done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness.
For then he leaps up to catch the musk, which is the blessing of God upon his prayer.
For he rolls upon prank to work it in.
For having done duty and received blessing he begins to consider himself.
For this he performs in ten degrees.
For first he looks upon his fore-paws to see if they are clean.
For secondly he kicks up behind to clear away there.
For thirdly he works it upon stretch with the fore paws extended.
For fourthly he sharpens his paws by wood.
For fifthly he washes himself.
For Sixthly he rolls upon wash.
For Seventhly he fleas himself, that he may not be interrupted upon the beat.
For Eighthly he rubs himself against a post.
For Ninthly he looks up for his instructions.
For Tenthly he goes in quest of food.
For having consider'd God and himself he will consider his neighbour.
For if he meets another cat he will kiss her in kindness.
For when he takes his prey he plays with it to give it chance.
For one mouse in seven escapes by his dallying.
For when his day's work is done his business more properly begins.
For he keeps the Lord's watch in the night against the adversary.
For he counteracts the powers of darkness by his electrical skin and glaring eyes.
For he counteracts the Devil, who is death, by brisking about the life
For in his morning orisons he loves the sun and the sun loves him.
For he is of the tribe of Tiger.
For the Cherub Cat is a term of the Angel Tiger.
For he has the subtlety and hissing of a serpent, which in goodness he suppresses.
For he will not do destruction, if he is well-fed, neither will he spit without provocation.
For he purrs in thankfulness, when God tells him he's a good Cat.
For he is an instrument for the children to learn benevolence upon.
For every house is incompleat without him and a blessing is lacking in the spirit.
For the Lord commanded Moses concerning the cats at the departure of the Children of Israel from Egypt.
For every family had one cat at least in the bag.
For the English Cats are the best in Europe.
For he is the cleanest in the use of his fore-paws of any quadrupede.
For the dexterity of his defence is an instance of the love of God to him exceedingly.
For he is the quickest to his mark of any creature.
For he is tenacious of his point.
For he is a mixture of gravity and waggery.
For he knows that God is his Saviour.
For there is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest.
For there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion.
For he is of the Lord's poor and so indeed is he called by benevolence perpetually -- Poor Jeoffry! poor Jeoffry! the rat has bit thy throat.
For I bless the name of the Lord Jesus that Jeoffry is better.
For the divine spirit comes about his body to sustain it in compleat cat.
For his tongue is exceeding pure so that it has in purity what it wants in musick.
For he is docile and can learn certain things.
For he can set up with gravity which is patience upon approbation.
For he can fetch and carry, which is patience in employment.
For he can jump over a stick which is patience upon proof positive.
For he can spraggle upon waggle at the word of command.
For he can jump from an eminence into his master's bosom.
For he can catch the cork and toss it again.
For he is hated by the hypocrite and miser.
For the former is affraid of detection.
For the latter refuses the charge.
For he camels his back to bear the first notion of business.
For he is good to think on, if a man would express himself neatly.
For he made a great figure in Egypt for his signal services.
For he killed the Icneumon-rat very pernicious by land.
For his ears are so acute that they sting again.
For from this proceeds the passing quickness of his attention.
For by stroaking of him I have found out electricity.
For I perceived God's light about him both wax and fire.
For the Electrical fire is the spiritual substance, which God sends from heaven to sustain the bodies both of man and beast.
For God has blessed him in the variety of his movements.
For, tho he cannot fly, he is an excellent clamberer.
For his motions upon the face of the earth are more than any other quadrupede.

For he can tread to all the measures upon the musick.

For he can swim for life.

For he can creep.

---
From Jubilate Agno, by Christopher Smart.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 2:56 PM on March 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Start you a catsite.
posted by loquacious at 2:57 PM on March 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Confuse a cat - found via moonbird.
posted by madamjujujive at 3:01 PM on March 10, 2007


You're a kitty!
posted by slimepuppy at 3:35 PM on March 10, 2007


Singing and dancing cat.
posted by ponystyle at 3:57 PM on March 10, 2007


Stuff on my cat
posted by marvin at 4:50 PM on March 10, 2007


Hitler cats
posted by marvin at 4:54 PM on March 10, 2007


Does anyone know if this is the original Kitty Cat Dance? It was uploaded October 13, 2005 by nujerzeydevil.
posted by taosbat at 5:45 PM on March 10, 2007


The wet cats were great nickyskye. I gave my cat a bath once. Let us never speak of it again.
posted by vronsky at 6:05 PM on March 10, 2007


Nothin's ever gonna keep you down, Treadmill Kitty!
yeah, so i've posted this 7,502 times. what of it?
posted by maryh at 7:09 PM on March 10, 2007


Cats aren't just for fun, they're educational too... Math Cats.
posted by amyms at 7:48 PM on March 10, 2007


Thanks, Baby_Balrog, I always love to read that bit. "Spraggle upon waggle", indeed.

I'd as lief pray with Kit Smart as any one else. -- Samuel Johnson
posted by uosuaq at 9:57 PM on March 10, 2007


Good to know those Buddhist monks in Burma are pursuing the Way of the Jumping Cat, which was one of the Buddha's least understood yet most spritually advanced methodologies. This will be the salvation of humanity.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:51 AM on March 11, 2007


This just in: 'Berserk' house cat sends owner to hospital.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:54 AM on March 11, 2007


Thanks all for making this a delightful thread, well-balanced with cattiness and warmth in good measure. >^. .^< jeoffrey by christopher smart was a nice surprise (a a href="http://www.engl.virginia.edu/enec981/dictionary/24smartM1.html">tiny bit about the poet.). Thanks Baby_Balrog. Condolences to Junku on the loss of Hime-chan. Get well soon wishes to the Idaho woman who was bitten more than 20 times by her demonically territorial feline. That article prompted me to check out accidentally amusing info on animal personality and temperament.
posted by nickyskye at 7:55 AM on March 11, 2007


oh dear, what the hell happened to my comment? lol Serves me right for not previewing...

Typing in that little ascii of the cat played html havoc...funny.

It should have been:

Thanks all for making this a delightful thread, well-balanced with cattiness and warmth in good measure (imagine a cat ascii).

Jeoffrey by Christopher Smart was a nice surprise (a tiny bit about the poet). Thanks Baby_Balrog.

Condolences to Junku on the loss of Hime-chan.

Get well soon wishes to the Idaho woman who was bitten more than 20 times by her demonically territorial feline. That article prompted me to check out accidentally amusing info on animal personality and temperament.
posted by nickyskye at 9:32 AM on March 11, 2007


"imagine a cat ascii" is much more poetic anyway.
posted by vronsky at 11:57 AM on March 11, 2007


"imagine a cat ascii" is much more poetic anyway.

This is a job for Haiku Man!


cat comment mangled
imagine a cat ascii
balance is restored
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:36 PM on March 11, 2007 [5 favorites]


I love that Christopher Smart piece. One of the best-observed writings on a cat ever.

*raises a glass to long-dead Kit and Jeoffrey*
posted by andraste at 4:15 AM on March 12, 2007


I would favorite that twice if I could flapjax.
posted by vronsky at 4:00 PM on March 12, 2007


vronsky, that's where a sock puppet could come in handy! :)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:17 PM on March 12, 2007


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