Henry, 12/21/08, 6:40 p.m.:
’tis the season….
Please welcome Beau to the LGM family.
This is clearly Palin’s fault:
The large cat that’s been popping up around Anchorage over the past weeks has been captured alive by a man using a dipnet, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
The animal was at first thought to be a serval, a wild, medium-sized African cat that is illegal in Alaska. Turns out, it is a savannah cat, a mix of a serval and a domestic cat that is legal, said wildlife biologist Rick Sinnott.
The cat, whose name is Simon, had actually been missing since last spring from its owners home in the Kincaid Park area, Sinnott said.
Depending on how many generations removed the animal is from its original cross, a Savannah cat can apparently run anywhere from $2000-4500.
Henry, by contrast, cost me $10 in 1994 ($14.75 in 2008 dollars). That’s one inflation-adjusted dollar per year for this sort of semi-daily entertainment:
“Henry? What are you doing to my bear?”
Mr. Fulrath is one of a growing number of single — and yes, heterosexual — men who seem to be coming out of the cat closet and unabashedly embracing their feline side. To that end, they are posting photographs and videos of their little buddies on YouTube and on Web sites like menandcats.com, and Twittering about them to anyone who will listen.
On the other hand, perhaps my cat blogging indicates that I’m particularly secure in my sexuality. Paul Klusman:
Any single, straight man who has the slightest bit of insecurity about his own sexuality will probably find it difficult to admit to owning or even appreciating cats.
Right… Via Jack Shafer, who appropriately calls out this nonsense.
Today marks the 250th birthday of Vice-Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.
It is also the third birthday (observed) of Lord Cat Nelson.
A common infirmity is not the only connection between Vice Admiral Lord Nelson and Lord Cat Nelson; no few Manxmen served in Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar.