7, 2018: "With the qualities of cleanliness, affection,
patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many
of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?" -
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Is it Monday already? Yeah... it's Monday."
Cat Mewvie: More Simon's Cat
Feline Art: "Cat in
by Debbie Cook.
cat eyes look evil at night.
by Kevin Litman-Navarro
Cats are weird. Sometimes they are funny weird. Sometimes they’re
annoying weird. And once in a while, they are scary weird. Like attempting-a-home-invasion-while-appearing-demonically-possessed
The cat who starred in a viral post Thursday on Reddit’s r/wtf
subreddit was the third kind of weird. In the post, which received over
37,000 upvotes at time of writing, user Jaygoon shared a video of an
unfamiliar cat rapidly pawing at the front door like Daniel from the
Karate Kid practicing his fence-painting technique. Aside from the attempted
feline B and E, the most alarming thing about this video is the bright
glow emanating from the cat’s eyes. They look like kind of like
spotlights, or a window into the world’s purest soul.
Most cat owners are likely familiar with this phenomenon, called “eyeshine.” Your
pet is being cute, and it’s dark, and you try to snap a quick photo
of them only to have it look like the kitten spawn of satan.
Turns out there’s a perfectly rational, scientific explanation
behind eyeshine and it has nothing to do with the cat playing with a
ouija board it found in the basement. Along with a host of other nocturnal
animals, cats have a layer of tissue called the tapetum lucium located
behind their retinas. The tapetum lucium acts like a mirror, reflecting
light and allowing the cat to see in poorly lit circumstances as if it
was shining a flashlight on the scene.
Humans don’t have a tapetum lucium, which is why our eyes don’t
have a hellish glow to them at night. From an evolutionary perspective,
there’s no reason for us to have one, because our eyes adapted
for daylight vision.
But even without the reflective layer, humans sometimes get eyeshine
from flash photography. That’s just because a camera flash is really
bright, as it’s designed to reflect off the subjects. In people,
however, eyeshine is typically red. When light enters the retina and
bounces back outward, it passes through blood vessels in the eye — the
blood filters the reflecting light, coloring it red.
Sometimes animals have colored eyeshine as well. Usually, it’s
a shade of green, but some species have yellow eyeshine and blue-eyed
animals sometimes have the same red-eye effect as humans.
So if you’re cat is looking all evil, don’t worry. It’s
probably just upset because you’re shining a light in its face.
8, 2018: "When I play with my cat, who knows if I
am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?" -
Gratuitous Kittiness: Pink belly kitty.
Cat Mewvie: Dove love.
Feline Art: "Kat
Von D Cat" by
9, 2018: "There is, incidently, no way of talking
about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person." -
10, 2018: "No amount of time can erase the memory
of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally
remove his fur from your couch." - Leo Dworken
Gratuitous Kittiness: Spots before your eyes.
Cat Mewvie: Bad-ass cats.
Feline Art: "Eddie la
Chat" by Dreama Tolle Perry.
11, 2018: "Cats can be cooperative when something
feels good, which, to a cat, is the way everything is supposed
to feel as much of the time as possible." - Roger
Gratuitous Kittiness: "Look at this stuff, isn't it neat?"
Cat Mewvie: Baby munchkins.
Feline Art: "Buster"
by Diane Mastel.
brings the gift of flowers.
If you’ve ever received the “gift” of a dead bird on
your verandah courtesy of a cat, the following story could give you hope.
A UK woman named Rosie recently discovered the flowers that mysteriously
began appearing on her back deck were, in fact, lovingly deposited there
by Willow - her neighbour’s cat.
Rosie had been baffled to find the beautiful pink blooms delicately scattered
through her garden and verandah, honeymoon suite-style, over the space
of a few weeks.
Every couple of days a new floral surprise would appear, with no clue
as to how it got there.
The romantic culprit was eventually spotted by one of Rosie’s housemates,
who noticed Willow carrying one of the flowers.
"For a while, it was just a legend that it was her, until yesterday when
I was cooking and spotted her jumping down with a pink flower in her mouth," she
recently told Love Meow.
Naturally, Rosie reached for her camera, because a secret admirer as
cute as Willow deserves to be captured on film.
She posted the video on Youtube last
week, where it received hundreds of comments.
“Willow is our neighbour's cat, but she clearly likes us better because
she steals flowers from them and leaves them on our deck,” Rosie explained.
“It was at least 10 flowers before we realised it was her.”'Here,
I got this for you.' (Reddit/xsymba)
Speaking to Love Meow, Rosie added, "She's so cute and I'd never
seen a cat ever bring back anything but dead animals before.”
Like many suburban cats, Willow has a habit of ‘visiting’ all
her neighbours and basking in their affections (and treats, of course).
For her owners’ sake, we can only hope Rosie is the only one who
receives the flower treatment - we’d hate to see the state of their