Posts Tagged ‘sappy cat’


What am I sappy cat blogging about this week?

August 17, 2012

We often talk about the Dog Days of Summer, but August 17 marks the beginning of Cat Nights, which come with wonderful stories about witches and their cunning ways.

The Farmer’s Almanac describes Cat Nights:

The term “Cat Nights” harks back to a rather obscure old Irish legend concerning witches and the belief that a witch could turn herself into a cat eight times, but on the ninth time (August 17), she couldn’t regain her human form. This bit of folklore also gives us the saying, “A cat has nine lives.” Because August is a yowly time for cats, this may have prompted the speculation about witches on the prowl in the first place.

In addition, there are a number of feline constellations in the night sky at this time – Leo Major, Leo Minor and the Lynx all appear.  More here at

Leo Major


What am I sappy cat blogging?

July 20, 2012

Apologies in advance for Chemistry Cat.

More here.


What am I sappy cat blogging this week?

July 6, 2012

From the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC, again, click here to see the Asian fishing kittens which were recently born.  Unfortunately these lovely animals are endangered due to habitat destruction.

Bonus Sappy Cat photo:

This is Maine Coon kittie, Sam Vimes lounging in the breakfast nook.  (My cats never climb on the furniture.)

Reference and photo credit for the fishing cat: Smithsonian National Zoo.


What am I Sappy Cat Blogging about this week?

April 6, 2012

Once again it is new kitty, Sam Vimes.  Here he right climbs up on the tray to get to the food using the overhead approach to eating.  He’s still keeping me hopping, but relationships with the established cats are much improved.


What am I Sappy Cat Blogging?

February 24, 2012

Welcome to Sam Vimes, a beautiful Maine Coon from my cousin’s Lijakae Cattery.  Sam is enthusiastic and still kittenish – and is giving Murphy and Noodle a good workout.  He is adjusting well to his new home is so much fun to watch.