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Happy Anti-Anti-Caturday!

Way off-topic. Just a video of my cats. Fry loves lumping around under blankets. His boyfriend Brendon Small likes wrestling. Here they are.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson

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  1. March 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm —

    >_> not sure if sleeping or hiding.

  2. March 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm —

    You have gay incestuous cats!? You heathens make me sick!

  3. March 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm —

    I'm skeptical these cats exist. There you go, back on topic.

  4. March 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm —

    Many cats are like that.   Once, a long time ago in a zoo far, far away (the San Diego Wild Animal Park), I was approaching the huge tiger cage and saw a small group of people watching a tiger.  It was standing very still about 30 feet inside the cage, about 40 feet from the people. It looked at us with as if to say "Anyone who makes a sound is volunteering to be lunch."
    There was a second tiger, asleep in the shade of a small tree on top of a little hill about 50 feet from the first one, about the same distance from the fence.
    The 1st tiger was walking, incredibly slowly, up the hill.  It would very, very slowly lift a foot off the ground, very slowly swing the leg forward, slowly place it on the ground again and very, very slowly shift its weight to the foot.  It then repeated the process with another leg.  Every now and then, it made another threatening stare at the people watching.  It took at least 10 minutes to cross the 50 feet to the sleeping tiger.
    Then, when it got close enough, it reached out its front paw and bopped the sleeping tiger right on top of its head.  The second tiger woke up instantly and there was a huge dusty cloud of orange and black*, and then the two tigers ran off.
    [*] I wonder if Bill Watterston was in the crowd and derived some inspiration from it?

  5. March 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm —

    What do you feed those monsters?

  6. March 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm —

    If you like that, you may appreciate the FlackPhoto image for today.
    Robin Schwartz, Elijah's Tail, 2010 

  7. April 1, 2012 at 12:34 am —

    AdBlock now shows you cats instead of ads!
    Coincidence?  Or just April fools?  I hope it stays.

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