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Posts Tagged ‘kittens’

But did the engine purr?

Posted by Richard on July 31, 2007

Bumper, the kitten in the carA Missouri man complained to mechanics that his car was meowing. Amazingly, they took him seriously. And he was right: 

Robert Clark didn’t own a cat.

So where were those “meows” coming from?

At one time, the Grandview man pleaded with a crew of Firestone mechanics, “Guys, I’m not crazy. I’m telling you … there’s a cat in this car somewhere. I hear it. I don’t care how long it takes… you have to find it.”

Finally, after nearly giving up, they did. Or, when they took off the front bumper, maybe the cat just jumped out on its own. A little black kitten, just a few weeks old. Skinny, dirty, hungry, dehydrated and ready to fight.

Bumper — as he since has been named — had spent four hot days in the underbelly and engine compartment of a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica.

There's video of Bumper at CBS4Denver and a slideshow at KCTV5. He's a cutie. But mostly, I posted this because I couldn't resist the opportunity to refer to an engine purring.

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Der Furrer?

Posted by Richard on August 25, 2006

Continuing the theme of odd items about cats, I present to you

a cat that looks like HitlerDoes your cat look like Adolf Hitler? Do you wake up in a cold sweat every night wondering if he’s going to up and invade Poland? Does he keep putting his right paw in the air while making a noise that sounds suspiciously like "Sieg Miaow"? If so, this is the website for you.

They refer to cats that look like Hitler as "kitlers." From the FAQ:

What is a Kitler?
Most cats possess that typically feline facial expression that implies a secret longing for world domination. All cats want to rule the world, that’s part of the nature of the species, but to be a genuine Kitler there has to be some other similarity with the notorious German dictator. We’re looking for that tiny, unfashionable moustache. Or does it even has the flock-of-seagulls hairdo? An evil glint in its eye?

Besides browsing the best kitler pictures, be sure to click the We Hate Kitlers link and read some of the over-the-top criticisms the site has gotten. Apparently, there are people out there who think that if you’re amused by a cat with a tiny mustache, that makes you a Jew-hating, genocidal monster. Sigh. They’re probably the same people who believe we should sit down and talk with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran to see if we can’t just all get along.

(HT: Walter in Knoxpatch)

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Lola, the acro-cat

Posted by Richard on August 25, 2006

Lola the hand-standing kittenLola is a young kitten — six or seven weeks old — at Denver’s MaxFund animal shelter. Lola has a severe deformity and possible partial paralysis of the hind legs. Lola has developed a unique way of compensating. 9NEWS reporter Chris Vanderveen has the story. Be sure to click the link to the video under Additional Resources. You just have to watch Lola walk on her "hands."

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No Daily Kitten!

Posted by Richard on April 10, 2006

A Monday without a Daily Kitten sucks even more than a Monday usually sucks. This is sad news:

The Daily Kitten is currently experiencing technical difficulties. 
We hope to be back with you before too long.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Thank goodness there’s Cute Overload, and of course, it has a Kittens category. Not to mention the new Cats ‘n’ Racks™ category!

Then there’s Kittenwar — bet you can’t click just one! And Cats in Sinks! Awwww, that’s so cute!

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