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Tilting at Windmills

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September 7, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

FRIDAY CATBLOGGING....Last week was all Domino, so this week Inkblot gets the spotlight. Besides, Domino barely budges from her beloved new furniture these days, so it's tough to get a picture of anything other than her snoozing on the bench.

True confession time: the picture on the right is a fake. I Photoshopped the laser pointer trail from another picture in the same series into this one because Inkblot was either moving or out of focus in all the other ones. I just wanted to mention this before some right-wing blogger detected a slight blurring and color change near the laser trail and started up a massive campaign accusing me of fabricating catblogging pictures. The photo on the left, by contrast, is 100% real. Sleeping on a pile of warm sheets is what Inkblot does best.

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wtf...fake catblogging pictures? on a friday? *sigh* there goes the neighbourhood. I'm outta here...

Posted by: mitch on September 7, 2007 at 2:55 PM | PERMALINK

Were those tomatoes any good? It's so hard to get a good tomato these days without growing it yourself...and I can't because the urban guerrilla squirrels get 'em.

Posted by: shortstop on September 7, 2007 at 2:58 PM | PERMALINK

INKBLOT FOR PRESIDENT.


Puuhhhhhhhlllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzeeee.

Posted by: optical weenie on September 7, 2007 at 3:05 PM | PERMALINK

We have a cat that looks straight at your hand if you try to get her to chase a laser dot...

Posted by: Mark L. on September 7, 2007 at 3:07 PM | PERMALINK

Wow, a WSJ ad at the top of the page....

Posted by: Brian on September 7, 2007 at 3:08 PM | PERMALINK

Awww, he's so huggable.

Posted by: kc on September 7, 2007 at 3:19 PM | PERMALINK

Mark L. >"We have a cat that looks straight at your hand if you try to get her to chase a laser dot..."

We have one that meows while looking from one of us to the laser pointer and back at us until we play with her & the pointer.

No one owns a cat, ever.

'At Least the War on the Environment is Going Well" - bumper sticker

Posted by: daCasacadian on September 7, 2007 at 3:29 PM | PERMALINK

My cat loves to lay on warm, fresh laundry. As a compromise, she's since trained us to wash and dry one of my old t-shirts with each load, and then lay it on her favorite day bed in the spare bedroom. Thus Her Royal Highness is content, and the people rejoice for the peace that reigns throughout her kingdom.

Posted by: Donald from Hawaii on September 7, 2007 at 3:33 PM | PERMALINK

shortstop:
It's so hard to get a good tomato these days without growing it yourself...and I can't because the urban guerrilla squirrels get 'em.

You should have seen what happened when I tried to plant a small catnip plant beside the front porch.

Posted by: cowalker on September 7, 2007 at 3:39 PM | PERMALINK

Well, Photoshopped or not, cats are *very* good at being, uh, restful!

Posted by: Anne Gilbert on September 7, 2007 at 3:41 PM | PERMALINK

"INKBLOT FOR PRESIDENT"

Indeed. He's more energetic than Fred Thompson.

Posted by: Matt on September 7, 2007 at 3:43 PM | PERMALINK

More evidence of the deep chasm that separates the feline and canine worlds.

Donald's cat loves to lie on warm, fresh laundry.

Our dog loves to lie on unfresh dirty laundry. She'd like it even better if it were warm stinky laundry.

We ignore the beseeching looks and wash our clothes, sheets and the dog bed cover anyway.

Posted by: shortstop on September 7, 2007 at 3:46 PM | PERMALINK

Ahhh... 4 more hours of work in the week. Inkblot looks (in the real picture on the left), like I feel.

Thanks for the reminder, Kevin, that cats have it oh so much better than us mere mortals.

Posted by: bigcat on September 7, 2007 at 3:47 PM | PERMALINK

Donald from Hawaii and shortstop sure have drunk the Pets Rule Purple Koolaid.

Posted by: optical weenie on September 7, 2007 at 3:51 PM | PERMALINK

Donald from Hawaii and shortstop sure have drunk the Pets Rule Purple Koolaid.

Right. Because washing my clothes in rejection of the dog's preferences is "drinking the Pets Rule purple Kool-aid."

Posted by: shortstop on September 7, 2007 at 4:16 PM | PERMALINK

I'm a bit aghast at the Photoshopping, but at least you didn't superimpose the head of Oprah Winfrey's cat on the body of the one Ann-Margret owns.

Posted by: Vincent on September 7, 2007 at 4:36 PM | PERMALINK

You should have seen what happened when I tried to plant a small catnip plant beside the front porch.

Posted by: cowalker

were the neighborhood kitties coming over while you were away and partying... lol.

Posted by: linda on September 7, 2007 at 4:41 PM | PERMALINK

Well, it looks like Inkblot has lost some weight.
My cat likes the sheets also.

Posted by: mikeel on September 7, 2007 at 4:52 PM | PERMALINK

Its Freddie Thompson. Yes, that is his given name. Not Fred, not Frederick. He must always be Freddie. Freddie of Hollywood is acceptable. Freddie. Not exactly presidential, eh?!!

Posted by: Debra on September 7, 2007 at 4:58 PM | PERMALINK

"INKBLOT FOR PRESIDENT"

Indeed. He's more energetic than Fred Thompson.

He's a whole lot cuter, too!

Posted by: Dallas on September 7, 2007 at 5:08 PM | PERMALINK

Sleeping on a pile of warm sheets is what Inkblot does best.

—Kevin Drum

Bush too!

Posted by: Econobuzz on September 7, 2007 at 5:40 PM | PERMALINK

oh no! liberal mainstream media at it again!

Posted by: Librul on September 7, 2007 at 5:41 PM | PERMALINK

My, that box looks so comfortable.

I am taking a fresh load of boxes home to my bunch of Cardboard Junkies tonight.

They have scratched up and hair balled on that last batch beyond recognition. Life is good.

Ya'll have a fine last summer week-end.

Posted by: Zit on September 7, 2007 at 5:47 PM | PERMALINK

I adore Inkblot.

Posted by: scruncher on September 7, 2007 at 5:54 PM | PERMALINK

An old pillow wrapped in an old towel inside the tomato box makes a comfy bed

Posted by: Martha on September 7, 2007 at 6:03 PM | PERMALINK

But where are the graphs showing how many times Inkblot captured the laser pointer month-by-month?

Posted by: thersites on September 7, 2007 at 7:26 PM | PERMALINK

thersite >"But where are the graphs...month-by-month?"

being Photoshopped at the Pentagon no doubt

"All animals except Man know that the ultimate purpose of life is to enjoy it" - Samuel Butler

Posted by: daCasacadian on September 7, 2007 at 8:21 PM | PERMALINK

Ohhh Domino likes the bench - time to find a nice white-powdered wig for the new Barrister.

Hey Your Honor, Ms. Domino - what is your decision on Bush's wiretapping and torture policies?

Guilt - you say.

Impeachment followed by incarceration.

Good decision.

Judge Domino is Supreme Court material absolutely --- But apparently Inkblot doesn't know that your supposed to stand when the judge enters the room.

Some cats are just completely untrainable.

Posted by: Me_again on September 7, 2007 at 8:41 PM | PERMALINK

Before my cat, Buddy, was diagnosed with diabetes, he could shake hands, lay down, give me a kiss (lick my forehead), and give me a high-five. We're still trying to get the diabetes regulated, and he hasn't been himself lately, so he doesn't want to do tricks these days. I taught him to do these things because he was obsessed with getting attention. I'd promise him a "scratch" if he'd do as I asked. The crazy cat would do it!

Posted by: pol on September 7, 2007 at 9:12 PM | PERMALINK

I thought peaceful, uncomplicated

Posted by: consider wisely on September 7, 2007 at 10:10 PM | PERMALINK

I'm sorry, Kevin. The kerning shows that both pictures must be fake. Your kitties are fine, upstanding citizens that would never be somnolent in a time of war.

Posted by: idlemind on September 7, 2007 at 10:18 PM | PERMALINK

It looks like Inkblot is ready to graduate to a mouse-shaped laser pointer. My cat gives my laser mouse a good chase until he finally figures out that no matter how many times he "catches" the mouse it will always get away somehow. Not only that, it just doesn't feel right. No matter how many times he catches it he discovers that there is no there there. Very strange. After about 5 minutes he stops chasing the mouse and just sits and watches it warily as it circles him.

Posted by: Budly on September 7, 2007 at 10:34 PM | PERMALINK

Freddie. Not exactly presidential, eh?!!

No worse than Jimmy or Teddy.

[You can comment, but sockpuppetry will be deleted if you start that silliness again.]

Posted by: harry on September 7, 2007 at 11:30 PM | PERMALINK

I think cat blogging is cool.

But I am still waiting for Norm Rogers to destroy me.

Posted by: Ya Know;;; on September 8, 2007 at 12:20 AM | PERMALINK

So what's going on with this harry thing?

Posted by: parnassus on September 8, 2007 at 12:39 AM | PERMALINK

Inkblot leads a very good life.

I realized for the first time today that Inkblot almost has the markings to join the Cats who look like Hitler website. He lacks the black-spot-under-the-nose-that-could-be-a-mustache action and, of course, being such a snoozer, the glaring-eyed predatory attitude.

Posted by: PTate in FR on September 8, 2007 at 3:35 AM | PERMALINK




 

 

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