Something to brighten up an otherwise dull day

Pete tells me that cat posts are the go for a bit of traffic.

Which is good because my Hawkes Bay correspondent writes:


This black cat with green eyes had a patch of white on it but we didn’t want to risk it being bad luck so it is digesting lead.


Calling cats…must try this next time I am out.


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  • Yeah…. I was thinking about something that LOOKS dead to the world, not IS dead to the world

  • blokeintakapuna

    Whale – this post and one’s like it, always kinda saddens me a little…
    Culling feral cats – absolutely.

    However, one man’s trash is another’s treasure and whilst this is your blog and absolute right to post whatever, whenever, however – for those of us with cats that have become part of our family… these posts “almost” feel like they’re an attack on part of one’s family… and done with glee…

    The feeling is even more so, if your cats are not only part of your family, but are part of your soothing for the day’s ills… each to their own as it were…

    Celebrating the death of a living, sentient creature just doesn’t seem to fit with my image of Whale… and is almost kinda crass from a hunter that respects living creatures…

    Just my 2 cents worth – otherwise – keep up the great work!


    • Not Mark Richardson

      its not the cat pictures that get me

      its the proverbs

      • In what sense?

        • jaundiced

          Cos most of them are kinda inane?

          • Why read them then?

          • jaundiced

            I guess I’m ever hopeful for inspiration, but fair enough

          • One day, it will say the right thing for you. The days when it doesn’t, it may be speaking to others.

            Of course, you can do the same with Chicken Soup for the Soul, or Inspirational Quote of the Day, or even in conversation with others.


            Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

  • Well for good measure how about some flashing

  • drummerboy

    Hope that was a Feral cat and not a neighbors cat. If it was the guy is a prick.

  • 4077th

    Good..Another dead worthless creature. The only good cat is a dead cat.

    I particularly like this shot. You can just see what he is thinking can’t you?