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June 16, 2006
By: Kevin Drum

FRIDAY CATBLOGGING....Happy 45th birthday, Stephen.

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So. Now we know that cats dominate your entire family.

Posted by: Rick B on June 16, 2006 at 2:10 PM | PERMALINK

And Happy Bloomsday to all you Joyceans.

Posted by: Mary Nell on June 16, 2006 at 2:11 PM | PERMALINK


is this the same brother with whom you had lost contact?

Posted by: Randy Paul on June 16, 2006 at 2:18 PM | PERMALINK

Obviously a chocolate kitty from Cadbury. Yum

Posted by: Keith G on June 16, 2006 at 2:20 PM | PERMALINK

How do we know that's a real cat?

Posted by: craigie on June 16, 2006 at 2:20 PM | PERMALINK

Clearly it's not Schroedingers cat.

Posted by: Edo on June 16, 2006 at 2:25 PM | PERMALINK

My British Blue is up on her regular Friday cat-blogging gig. :)

Posted by: LeisureGuy on June 16, 2006 at 2:26 PM | PERMALINK

Oops: you can see her here.

Posted by: LeisureGuy on June 16, 2006 at 2:27 PM | PERMALINK

Rick: My family has never had less than two cats since the day I was born. I come by my feline-loving ways honestly.

Posted by: Kevin Drum on June 16, 2006 at 2:35 PM | PERMALINK

Marc Lynch thinks that cat is a fake.

Posted by: American Hawk on June 16, 2006 at 2:58 PM | PERMALINK

Gabbro seems to have a very long tail. Cool.

Posted by: Mazurka on June 16, 2006 at 3:06 PM | PERMALINK

How many brothers and sisters do you have, Kevin?

If you would you rather keep that private, that's OK. You just seem like a friend, even though we are strangers to you.

Posted by: friendly person on June 16, 2006 at 3:12 PM | PERMALINK

Friendly: one brother and one sister.

Posted by: Kevin Drum on June 16, 2006 at 3:21 PM | PERMALINK

The Drum cats (I have met most of them, at least the ones owned by Kevin's mom) are all wonderful spoiled beasties. Many have lived very long lives. And Kevin really should tell some "Mom stories" sometime, like something about the possums that got behind the fridge/in the bedroom/etc... (hint-hint)

Thanks for the reminder that I should send Stephen a birthday mail...

Posted by: quietann on June 16, 2006 at 3:37 PM | PERMALINK

Albertson College is in Caldwell. It's a beautiful campus. When I lived in Idaho I drove by there every day on my way to work. The Albertson's store in Caldwell was a dump, though. Go figure.

Posted by: Ken on June 16, 2006 at 3:47 PM | PERMALINK

Pretty Boy! (The cat, not your brother. Although your brother MAY be very pretty, too.)

Posted by: Riggsveda on June 16, 2006 at 4:20 PM | PERMALINK

To refresh my memory, where is the link to Kevin's bio back when Kevin and regular posters each told a little about themselves?

I should be able to find it with the "search" function, but I am hard-pressed to think of search terms at the moment.

I'm "home alone" this weekend for the first time since 1989 (I think) (my family is off for a dads and kids weekend at the beach with some other dads and kids), so I must be in a bonding mood.... I haven't quite yet figured out what to do with myself except read about Kevin Drum and his cats....

Posted by: friendly person on June 16, 2006 at 4:38 PM | PERMALINK

Are you getting revenge on your brother by putting all his contact numbers? There are crazies out there who read this and similar sites and will use this for their own purposes.

You might think of revising what you posted and leave out the personal contacts.

Posted by: hopeless pedant on June 16, 2006 at 4:49 PM | PERMALINK

Gabbro(diorite): the coolest name ever for a black cat.

Was Prof Drum a geologist before he became "physical?"

Posted by: Petronius on June 16, 2006 at 5:02 PM | PERMALINK

This is so sweet! and a bonus for those of us who miss the cats on Friday, and for Kevin, who gets points without having to take the picture.

Posted by: Jame on June 16, 2006 at 5:30 PM | PERMALINK

Ah, the black cat and its myths. I solved the black cat/bad luck thing by getting Giallo, Lolly, Dot, and Frannie, all black cats. Four hungry black cats cross and recross my path so many times per feeding, Luck doesn't know if it is coming or going. Thus I am in perPETual stasis.

Yes, they are easy to tell apart. Lolly's the fat one, Dot's the small one, Frannie is the looker, and Giallo is Italian.

Posted by: Rancid on June 16, 2006 at 6:12 PM | PERMALINK

Unfortunately the Gabbro has put on some middle-age spread since that photo was taken, but his owner is as gorgeous as ever, year older or no. The Cadbury's might be catching up with him as well, though I'd never be so presumptuous as to say so.

Joyeux anniversaire, ma souris aime!

Posted by: tlrodriguez on June 16, 2006 at 8:40 PM | PERMALINK

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Posted by: AvengingAngel on June 16, 2006 at 9:09 PM | PERMALINK

Well then, I'll join Kevin in wishing you a Happy Birthday Stephen!

Posted by: The Neighbor on June 17, 2006 at 3:05 AM | PERMALINK

stephen drum---pro cat---big surprise

relevent hagar the horrible cartoon:

wife(helga) says to (daughter)lori:
the most important thing you have to
know about a prospective husband is:
is he pro dog or pro cat?

Posted by: wschneid25 on June 17, 2006 at 6:12 AM | PERMALINK

So that's where the animatronic Salem went after "Sabrina" ended its run...

Posted by: Vincent on June 17, 2006 at 8:07 AM | PERMALINK

Cat lovers - check it out


Posted by: target on June 17, 2006 at 10:00 AM | PERMALINK

Didn't know Mr. Albertson had a college named for him. I hope they have better luck staying in business than my local Albertson's stores.

Posted by: Tom F on June 17, 2006 at 3:24 PM | PERMALINK

happy birthday to the cat!
Did he get a present? lol

Posted by: Michael on June 18, 2006 at 7:55 AM | PERMALINK



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