Clawing, cloying, most annoying: cats in the news!

December 15, 2009

“Bob, I’m disappointed. Your blog used to have great coverage of cat news, but you seem to be ignoring them these days so you can write about cheese and fashion.”

You make a fair point. I’ve reported too little cat news lately.

kitty nativity 520 combo

Let’s see. President Barack Obama has criticized “fat cat bankers” – an image which cats find extremely offensive, by the way.  And, we have a shot of the Kitty Nativity, over there in France.

In entertainment news, those annoying Jingle Cats are back. The clip is 90 seconds long, but you won’t be able to watch for more than a minute without smashing your monitor with a ball-peen hammer. Turn your speakers way up.

In other cat news, a Reuters friend of mine took her cat, Boris, to see Santa Claus. This friend helps point out stupid photos for my blog, so it’s only fitting that I repay her in some small way.

Bob, this is the stupidest cat news report I’ve ever seen!

Hey, thanks! Just remember where you read it, and come back soon!

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Top left: A woman makes the final touch to a cats Christmas Nativity Scene in Luceram village, southeastern France, December 14, 2009.  REUTERS/ Eric Gaillard

Top right: Santa, left, and Boris, right.

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this is sooo cute.. i want to take Garfie to Santa as well :)) then I would send it to you

Posted by Caglar | Report as abusive

That’s one minute of my life that I’ll never get back again!

Posted by Jacqueline Bischof | Report as abusive

RB, you’re just trying to get my cat interested in your blog aren’t ya. (He and Boris could be brothers!)

But anyway, your ploy hasn’t worked. Etcetera is too busy batting baubles off the Christmas tree.



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

I had to try, E. I set some ambitious traffic targets for myself and I don’t care what kind of animals they come from. Up next, News for Wolverines….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Yes yes… Wolverines is much better… hey, Caglar, Garfield would never get to Santa… too busy irritating Jon you see… 😛

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Ooh you have news about X-Men?



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Well, Tim… the Wolvy i am thinking about would NOT mate with George… so, sorry.. 😛

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I was con fused about who is who in that top right picture, thanks for the clarification in the caption.

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive

Well, my Wolvy is mine…. he isnt for your George.. (sticking my tongue out)…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

My Wolvy is a HE, Unca! and he isnt into guys… and he is big and strong just like Wolverine in Xmen…
There Wolvy, I told them!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive