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L

climber
Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Sep 25, 2017 - 08:45pm PT
Thanks, Tami.

How are the felines (I think there were two?) in your family doing?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 25, 2017 - 09:47pm PT
Our darling Himalayan, Gucci, passed a few years ago. Ricky, our amazing and brilliant tabby, died age 18, this time last year.

We were thinking of being cat-free for a bit, circle the wagons and then, you know, adopt some kitties............

............then last Chrimbo, Scooter, a 9 year old harlequin was rendered homeless when his human was renovicted from her flat.

He found a forever home with us.

Credit: Tami
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 25, 2017 - 11:13pm PT
hey there,all... love seeing the cats, again...

L -- what a sweet little kitty, :)


anders -- wow, your wonderful cat is getting old, and, mine is too...
will put a pic, soon... :)
this eve...

hope to get back and share, too...

:)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 26, 2017 - 12:21am PT

L

climber
Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Sep 26, 2017 - 09:04am PT
^^^^^ Lol!

Even kitties loves dem sheepies!
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Sep 26, 2017 - 09:20am PT
This is Whitney the latest addition to our little family.

Credit: Hardly Visible
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 26, 2017 - 07:13pm PT
Think you know about cats? Well, think about this: are cats liquid or solid?

Don't be too quick to answer. Unless you're Ed Hartouni. This is a matter to be decided by serious physicists, not dirtbag climbers like you or me.

Did it flow into the glass?
Did it flow into the glass?
Credit: Ghost


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—Are cats liquid or solid? That’s the kind of question that could win a scientist an Ig Nobel Prize, a parody of the Nobel Prize that honors research that “makes people laugh, then think.” But it wasn’t with this in mind that Marc-Antoine Fardin, a physicist at Paris Diderot University, set out to find out whether house cats flow.

Fardin noticed that these furry pets can adapt to the shape of the container they sit in—think of a cat in a vase—similarly to what fluids such as water do. So he used the principles of rheology, the branch of physics that deals with the deformation of matter, to calculate cats’ relaxation time, or the time it takes for them to take up the space of a vase or bathroom sink.

The conclusion? Cats can be either liquid or solid, depending on the circumstances, Fardin reported in the Rheology Bulletin in 2014. (The awards don’t recognize the strangest research of the year, but strange research in general.) A cat in a small box will behave like a fluid, filling up all the space, but a cat in a bathtub full of water will try to minimize its contact with it and behave very much like a solid. For this achievement, Fardin was awarded this year’s Ig Nobel Physics Prize before an audience of more than 1000 people, including genuine Nobel laureates, during a ceremony here at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre.


If you want to know more about this (and about tampons that play music) check out: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/09/cats-behave-liquids-tampons-play-music-and-other-advances-honored-ig-nobel-prizes?utm_campaign=news_weekly_2017-09-15&et_rid=293236382&et_cid=1548111
Mike.

climber
Sep 27, 2017 - 02:12pm PT
Very nice additions, Tami and Hardly – good on ya.




At least he captured a mouse...
Mei

Trad climber
mxi2000.net
Sep 27, 2017 - 05:41pm PT
Feline paralysis (n.): The condition in which a person is unable to move due to the presence of a cat on her or his lap.

It's already late and I need to get up early tomorrow morning, but why am I still sitting on the couch? I think I'm having another flare-up of the condition.

http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-humor-behavior-feline-paralysis

Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Oct 6, 2017 - 12:23pm PT
Heidi & I got home last week from 4 days in Dubrovnik & a week of sailing with friends off the coast of Croatia. We saw a lot of happy cats. There was an occasional dog, but it appears that cats are well-respected & may well be in charge, since everywhere we traveled, things were clean, well-kept, & folks were polite. That's the way cats like it, you know.
A ruraal cat & Crocuses on the island of Mljet.
A ruraal cat & Crocuses on the island of Mljet.
Credit: Fritz

Cat central was the little port town of Zaklopatica on the island of Lastovo. We saw & petted several friendly cats there.

Credit: Fritz

A happy kitten in the walled port city of Korcula.
A happy kitten in the walled port city of Korcula.
Credit: Fritz

Our Dubrovnik guide Maria & one of her two cats.
Credit: Fritz

Dubrovnik cats appear to be in charge.

Credit: Fritz

Credit: Fritz

Cat-worship. A very progressive religion.
Credit: Fritz
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 9, 2017 - 06:10pm PT
hey there, say, fritz... thanks for the fun cat notes... and pics...


here's mine, now...

in order, of when i adopted them...

samson julius...
samson julius...
Credit: neebee

dotty mancha...  &#40;her dot, has since disappeared&#41;  :&#41;&#41;
dotty mancha... (her dot, has since disappeared) :))
Credit: neebee

ursula ma foi... extra-toes cat, on her feet... :&#41;&#41;
ursula ma foi... extra-toes cat, on her feet... :))
Credit: neebee

harper tyler mercy...
harper tyler mercy...
Credit: neebee


bobby bob, passed on, of old age:

me and bobby bob, one of last photos... he was about 23 years old... 
...
me and bobby bob, one of last photos... he was about 23 years old...
died of natural cause, in one of his favorite rooms--through the night, with me there, for him...
Credit: neebee


and, these were from thrift store:

asian good luck cats...
asian good luck cats...
Credit: neebee


Mike.

climber
Oct 9, 2017 - 06:19pm PT
Very nice crew, neebee! TFPU.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 9, 2017 - 07:37pm PT
Fritz
You sure it wasn't a purrgressive religion????
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Oct 9, 2017 - 08:59pm PT
SteveW! Re your question/comment!

You sure it wasn't a purrgressive religion????

There was some purring going on, but I try not to discuss religion with Euro-cats.

This Dubrovnik cat had a very-high comfort level, & we could easily hear it purring from behind its secure fence.

Credit: Fritz
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 9, 2017 - 11:33pm PT
hey there, say mike. ...


:)

edit:
say, fritz... neat little calico... my brother had one, similar,
and she eventually went to live at my moms...

we loved here there, (he had moved south, then) and she got
to be very very old...

:)
Mike.

climber
Oct 11, 2017 - 07:15am PT
Mixed media; no digital enhancement.




By Punchkinito




Makin' art's haard...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 28, 2017 - 12:39pm PT

Credit: Hisakata Hiroyuki
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Nov 30, 2017 - 11:18am PT
Gray Kitty the wanderer has been sticking close to his home recently. He's all fatted and fuzzed up for winter and looking good and healthy. He even let's me pet him frequently.



DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Nov 30, 2017 - 11:24am PT
Don't bug me, Kid.


Hard to believe they are brothers



DMT
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 30, 2017 - 12:20pm PT
DMT! Considering those are outside cats, they look remarkably handsome & good. Nice job of managing from a distance.
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