We at CatSynth are happy to be hosting Weekend Cat Blogging #270. This edition is coincident with World Cat Day 2010 on August 8, so we are making that the theme of this edition! If you would like to participate in WCB or WCD, please leave a link on this post, contact us or leave us a tweet @catsynth with tag #WCB and we will add you to the round-up.
First up, at Sidewalk Shoes Patchouli is coping with the heat (98F or about 36C) that is affecting much of the U.S…except of course here in San Francisco with it’s about 50F, which is about typical for mid-summer. Anyhow, Patchouli and Pam have a lot in common and agree there is only one way to spend time when it is 98 degrees outside.
A note from Tristan Tabbycat Longtail about Van Meowlin’s British Invasion Tour: “Yes, I had in fact heard that London Bridge is falling down and yes, I know that the concert last night got a little out of hand, but I can ASSURE you, neither I, nor any of my entourage had ANYTHING to do with ANY property damage ANYWHERE in city. Now, you must excuse me, I have to catch a flight….”
“Nom, nom, nom!” Looks like Diamond Emerald-Eyes has some tasty new treats. Visit her blog to find out more about them.
Usually it’s all-black Jules who comes to visit from Judi’s Mind Over Matter when Luna hosts WCB. But this week it’s all about Vincent, who is looking through a window and stalking a tiny moth. We’re happy to see Vincent this week, and he is at least “mostly black.”
More black cats this weekend. We meet Boom Boom, a big and lovable cat and hear about his homecoming story. I think this may be the first WCB entry from the new blog I Think My Cat Is An Alien, so please join me in welcoming them!
There is a plethora of cat-blogging events out there in addition to Weekend Cat Blogging. Nikita Cat and Elvira break it down for us in their post 7 Days, and 37 Ways. Their four great pictures help promote their list, which will also be incorporated into their permanent sidebar. We have not a chance yet to “formally” welcome Elvira, who recently joined the family. And their dad Kiril has some Good News and Bad News about his health, which is actually all good news. We continue to wish him well.
Sparkle has advice for humans on World Cat Day. It can be summed up as follows: gifts. Lots of them, with wrapping paper. But most importantly, spend time with your cats today. A longer play session, or a longer nap together, or whatever brings you and your cat(s) closer.
The folks at Zoolatry are celebrating World Cat Day with a series of posts and images in tribute to all their friends from around the Cat Blogosphere. Do to take the time to scroll down from the main post and see them all. They are also responsible for the “World Cat Day” graphic that we are using. PS: nice hat .
There was a little bit of gender liberation as Faith Boomerang steps in for “Mancat Monday”. We at CatSynth find such fluidity in gender roles quite refreshing, actually. Also, thanks to KC for helping to get the word out about our weekend event.
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids are celebrating with a remembrance of Cats who Came Before. It is a celebration of some of the cats their mom has known over the years, with photographs. We also sending thoughts for Sniffie.
The chair that speaks at The Chair Speaks has been a favorite resting place for cats for years, and hopes to be around for years to come. “To all the cats in the world, big and small, Happy World Cat Day! And wish that all cats have the right to a loving home, food and care.”
The Cats of Wildcat Woods are celebrating World Cat Day with a series of trivia on feline colors and markings. Fun and educational! They also conclude with this thought that we would like to repost here:
“Cats give us so much – they captivate us with their beauty, make us laugh with their antics, give us companionship when we are lonely, snuggle with us while we watch TV, keep our houses free of mice – our lives are enriched by their presence in our homes. Do something special for your cat, your neighbor’s cats or the cats at the local shelter. Give them back a little of what they give us. Have a Happy World Cat Day!”
World Cat Day is really just a normal day for Samantha and Clementine. Here we see Clementine relaxing, and perhaps plotting something fiendish, while Samantha is blissfully snoozing off in another photo.
It looks like a normal day for Salome as well. She joins us from Vienna while snoozing away the weekend on her gizzy quilt.
Congratulations to Rosa and the cats at Rosa’s Yummy Yums, who are celebrating their 5th Blog Anniversary today! Rosa’s blog mixes baking, cooking, photography, and of course, cats, and she has been a long-time participant in WCB.
The cats and humans at PDX Pride are celebrating World Cat Day with a newly adopted kitten. Angel Skylar found his mom Erin adopt a new kitten named Scamper, who appears to be fitting in quite well. It’s always great to hear about cats finding new homes.
Thanks to all who participated this week. We had a nice large turnout. We’ll continue to post entires as the come in through Monday morning, but for now, we will rest.