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Sunday, August 27, 2006


Catymology: 127th Carnival of the Cats

Greetings, cats and catted ones. Catymology humbly presents the 127th Carnival of the Cats! But first, I need to pour a cup of coffee for my hard-working human.

Now that she's awake, let's get on with the Carnival. To ease your reading, I've devised several categories.

The Sublime and the Ridiculous

Watermark wants to show us a gallery of evil. Didn't we really need that?

Windypundit counters with three angelic shots of A Sleepy Day.

It’s seems I’m not the only poet here: Elisson at Blog d'Elisson riffs on Longfellow in The Kitties' Hour.

Nikita, The Bouncer of Sneakeasy's Joint displays his leonine locks.

Over at Newsgab, a pampered Persian named Sebiastian shows off his new bling.

Sometimes just waking up can be sublime, as Sashy proves at All Things Jennifer.

At Mensa Barbie’s house, a self-indulgent Butterscotch enjoys an interlude of Meowz-art, with caviar.

It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs at Author Chris Dolley's Page.

In response to my question “How DO you mew?”, Orloff and Pushkin Wonkitties speak up on Regional Meows.

Nicky at Melange communes with his own Rumbly Tumbly. That’s okay with Orloff, who also indulged in Tummy Tuesday.

Aunty Holly offers sage advice on how to cope with Party Animals.

Claudius at pages turned is a Startle Puss, but he still enjoys a good nap.

The Boyz at No Deep Thoughts turn out to be a Trio of Trouble. That’s what I call counter intelligence.

K T Cat struts her stuff at The Scratching Post.

It’s not quite Tiffany’s, but it’s still a feast when Composite Drawlings shares Breakfast at Furfur's.

sisu declares Isn't she lovely? And who could disagree? Not Ingmar Bergman or John Singer Sargent, or Anton Chekhov, all of whom relied on Lengthy sequences without dialogue. Or maybe they were just Making friends and influencing people.

Bubba at TacJammer discovers the pleasures of Rural Sprawl.

Not to be outdone, a city cat (and dog) at Chicago Boyz lounge together.

Over at Val's Bien a tropical paradise shelters one serene Tigger.

Spectra sums up the week at Cascade Exposures, and Jan adds some gorgeous art shots to her portfolio.

After a hard day’s work, Rocket is taking a break at keewee's corner. Look at that tummy!

At the House of (Mostly) Black Cats, Boni proves she’s not always serious.

Skittles, of Mountains and Memories, thinks humans are hilarious. Who had any doubts?

As some of you may know, a few months ago, we founded a church. The Church of Catymology celebrates the feline in us all. This week, I've received several entries that are going straight into the church bulletin. This is also where I've filed entries that don't have an actual image of a cat, but are too good to pass up. Charity begins at home.

To Err is Human; to Forgive, Feline

As the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Debra at ManxMnews offers a timely reminder about safety in 3 Cats and a Hurricane.

Today’s homily comes from Myke at Great Pet Stories: a story about Tricky, who gets around with the a little help from her friends.

Our prayers go out to Susan at Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good, who recounts the crossing of her beloved Belphebe and the intervention of a Pet Chaplain.

The not-so-terrible Tigger the Terror at Cat-n-Scratch sends a blessing to you.

When the Church of Catymology gets around to codifying its liturgy, we’re going to turn to Zeus, a master of feline understanding.

John Palmer at Eclectecon has a tale of redemption: How Much Is a Baby Squirrel Worth?

Rahel at Elms in the Yard spots a mysterious presence in the garden.

Mimi at The Poor Mouth has overcome illness and is looking very sleek.

In keeping with the doctrine of Catymology, Laurence has his priorities straight: cats precede humans. Treat Time!

How can anyone love an animal and then give them away? D at The Hidden Paw has the Catymologically correct answer.

Finally, we offer our prayers for Morrison, late of Coyote Mercury. James says: Goodbye, Little Man.

My colleague, Darcy Xenophon, has visited many countries already. Recently, he obtained his own personlized license plate.

Gossip, Travel, and Home Improvement

At Far Cartouche, Sabaki trips out on the Impending Muscidaemantic Ritual.

Tiny Isabella from Acme Anvil Co. rides in a pocket; later, she settles down for a nap with her tiny human. Aww! But wait: from the same blogger, comes Cat Tao.

The highly postmodern Darcy X has his own twisted tale to tell. I never should have started giving that cat music lessons. But can anybody tell if he actually has a tail?

While Barry was out of town, Mister Gato was seen flirting outrageously with Carrie.

Bagherra at Stereophilia: Wes Phillips Blog practices mind control. And in the same vein, the dynamic duo at T.Bird on a Wire cook up a conspiracy.

Another mystery solved: Inspector Z is on the case—literally—at Music and Cats.

There’s a reason for everything, but Alex doesn't get it at Texas Oasis.

Blossom and Riley at Anchored by Grace venture out. Then, they appropriate their human’s Amazing Thrift Store Find!

At Middle-Fork one great picture tells Two Stories.

Lab Kat chimes in with a kitty duet.

Where the Dolphins Play: You say your cat can’t get down? Maybe he should take lessons from a cat that really rocks.

Omnibus Driver at Leslie's Omnibus misses her Traveling Companion.

A very disgruntled feline at Jelly Pizza protests: Jelly Pizza: Oh Frabjous Day!.

Two lucky cats at Farm Girl Fare enjoy their country retreat. And check out the heirloom vegetable garden!

A rare moment unfolds at anniemiz: three cats on The Slumberball.

Carlos lays it all on the table at Maggies meandering and shameless plugs.

Maddie and Ivy at StrangeRanger mentally prepare for the End of a season.

The Antique Whisk has a new computer gadget--Enoki- the peripheral; I hope he’s OS X compatible.

Mind of Mog has a housekeeping complaint: Slow Blogging, and is apparently seeking a home for a very cute Jezebel: Network Difficulties; and, he adds, at the last minute: Meowza Yowza. Stop the clock!

And to take us out, all the way from Russia, KisaMurMisa at Kotiki.ru presents Monster.

And that closes the book on this week's Carnival of the Cats. Next week, it'll be over at Watermark. How poetic! Send all entries to submissions (at) carnivalofthecats.com or use Ferdy's carnival submission form.

  1. Several of you seem to be wondering how to pronounce Aloysius. It's Al-oh-WISH-us, if you please. Or you can just call me Professor Katz.
  2. The good linguists at Language Log have documented that the whole issue of cows mooing in regional dialects was “created out of nothing as a PR stunt” on behalf of a West Country cheese maker. Cheez!
  3. 8/28/06: Apologies for an entry we missed: the dynamic duo at T.Bird on a Wire cook up a conspiracy.

As Darcy would say, we're outa here.


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