Sunday, March 30, 2014

Medieval Kitty Paws (again)

Well, looks like Erik Kwakkel dug up another little moment of kitty mischief frozen in time. Check out his latest post here! (P.S. I've tweaked the exposure of the picture above to try to bring out the paw prints)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Rocket-Cat" Blasts Out of Obscurity

This recent story reminds me of an old morbid joke I heard as a kid. To this day, I still feel ashamed laughing at it: 
How do you make a dog meow? You freeze it overnight and come morning, you run it through an electric saw - Meeeeeeaaaaoooooooowwww.
Now how do you get a cat to bark? You douse it with gas and light a match - Woooooof!
Now that I've gotten this black humor out of the way, you might be interested in reading up about the infamous "Medieval rocket-cat" that's been going around the internet lately... turns out that 1) Yes, this is a real picture, and 2) No, the cat was not part of some sort of medieval space program. Check out the facts, courtesy of the Appendix Blog here.

Animation: Joseph Gagné

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cats in Colonial French America

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, 1728.
For anyone who understands French, I highly suggest this interview with historian Jean Provencher talking about cats in New France! From Dessine-moi un dimanche on Radio-Canada