Friday cat blogging

As I wrote here a couple of weeks ago, I recently had to put my 23-year-old cat Nick to sleep to put him out of his pain. This was an agonizing decision, but I had to do it because I loved Nick so much. It took me a few weeks to recover, but then, a few days ago, I knew the time had come for me to bring new cats into my home. What is a home without cats? I went to the Humane Society and adopted two kittens, brothers who look almost exactly alike. As soon as I saw them in their cage, arms entwined and looking so happy together, I knew these were going to be my next pets for years, hopefully decades, to come. I just wanted to share with you the joy these kittens, Archie and Zack, are bringing me.

This is Archie and Zack standing on top of their scratching board.
Archie is standing while his brother Zack, as usual, sits passively by.

This is Archie looking down at the rest of the world.

And finally, this is Archie and Zack curled up together in a perfect Yin-Yang formation, in total harmony. They must be Chinese.

The Discussion: 11 Comments

More cats and more Sino-nookie.

The dream stuff is far out.

Okay, this comment is not a major thread contribution.

However, if the op piece was on the China Daily’ recent warning to Burma about the perils of free press ….

September 1, 2012 @ 4:09 pm | Comment

Nah. You’ve gone native, they’re for the Pot.

September 3, 2012 @ 6:32 am | Comment

I’m just gonna go with, “SO CUUUUTE!!!”

September 3, 2012 @ 5:00 pm | Comment

As a fellow felineophile, I offer you my commiserations about Nick (but such a long life for a cat!), and wish you many decades of enjoyment with Archie and Zack.

If she could only talk, I am sure my cat, Lady Fuchsia Smith, would also be wishing you and your new companions all the best.

September 3, 2012 @ 5:20 pm | Comment


Every once in a while, we find bloody little presents (always mice or rats) on the kitchen table in the morning. The cats are very understanding of the human logic – they don’t serve singing birds, and rather eat them right away.

(I wish they’d eat the mice right away, too, though.)

September 3, 2012 @ 5:23 pm | Comment

Fawning cat people.

September 4, 2012 @ 4:18 am | Comment

So cute, so cuddly, so…….well, risky!


September 5, 2012 @ 10:42 am | Comment

Thanks Mike. Does that mean that you are joining my extremist anti-feline action group.

September 5, 2012 @ 10:55 am | Comment

KT, I don’t mind the silent killers – the neighbourhood cats do keep the rats under control. Of course, they also keep the native bird life under similar control…

Another article on the felines’ contribution to our mental health…

September 5, 2012 @ 11:34 am | Comment

Its the native bird life which pisses me.

Mike, I think you are suitable material for my direct action group and yes, considering your academic contributions above, I’m waiving the joining fee and promoting you to Head of the Scientific Section. That way you will interface with serious types, while I will continue to orchestrate our more muscular street activities where a background in soccer hooliganism comes in handy.

September 5, 2012 @ 12:24 pm | Comment

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