Friday, March 30, 2012

© David Gillanders

© Bert Hardy

© Jindřich Štreit

Thanks to Mirela Debljovic

Σωτήριος Παστάκας

Το παρόν του γάτου μου

δεν έχει τέλος. Τοκομερίσματα

κι αποδόσεις δεν γνωρίζει.

Ο γάτος μου

δεν αποταμιεύει,

δεν πάει στο παζάρι,

σ’ απόλυτη σιωπή

κάνει τις συναλλαγές του.

Τον ενοχλούν μόνον

τα κλάματα των παιδιών,

αλλά εγώ παιδιά δεν έχω.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Suzanne Mercer

"I firmly believe cats to know when something is wrong and rise to the occasion."

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cat Woman

Photographer unknown

La femme chatte

Photo montage by Max Albert Wyss, 1950.

© Francesca Woodman

Νίκος Δήμου | Οι Γάτοι των Βιβλίων

Οι γάτοι του La Fontaine: μοχθηροί, φαύλοι, υποκριτές,
όμοιοι αυλικό πορνογράφο,
που γύρισε θρησκόληπτος, με τρίχινο σάκο.

Οι γάτοι του Eliot: κατασκευές.
Οξφορδιανό χιούμορ,
κούφιοι ρυθμοί, μηχανικές ρίμες...
Γάτοι; μη-γάτοι; "σκέψεις στεγνού μυαλού
σε στεγνές ώρες".

Οι πιο ζωντανές γάτες: της Colette. Οι πιο θηλυκές,
του Baudelaire. Δίπλα στις αιλουροειδείς του γυναίκες,
οι μαγνητικές του γάτες. Οι πιο μουσικές: του Verlaine
κι η νεραϊδοπαρμένη Minnaloushe του Yeats.

Οι γάτες της Νέμεσης: Hoffman και Poe.

Μα η πιο πραγματική γάτα, είναι η ανυπόστατη,
η μεταφυσική γάτα του Cheshire,
άπειρα επιμερισμένη σε φέτες ύπαρξης.
Χιούμορ γνήσια γατικό. Άψογη
γεωμετρική σκέψη του Carroll.

Εμείς έχουμε τη Σεμίρα του Ροΐδη. Την Τούτη
και τον Ραμαζάν του Σεφέρη.
Και τις γάτες του Αϊ-Νικόλα,
με το φαρμάκι της Ρωμιοσύνης.

© Mario Giaccomelli (2)

Thanks to Daniel Brunemer

Monday, March 12, 2012

Louis J. Camuti

"A cat determined not to be found can fold itself up like a pocket handkerchief if it wants to."

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Photographer unknown | Thanks to Gildas Le Dem

Embarrassing Sex Behavior Of Your Cat | by Paulette Cooper and Paul Noble

"When I pet my cat near her tail, it immediately shoots up." Although it's been jokingly referred to as a "tail erection," the reason cats do this is that when they were kittens and their mothers cleaned them, they raised their tails so she could "inspect" the area. (Incidentally, if your cat puts her tail or bottom near your face, it means she's accepting you as the dominant person in the relationship.)

"My male cats mount each other." This is not uncommon, especially if there are no female cats around. Yes, they could be displaying sexual interest. But mounting between any sexes can also be a of dominance, or sometimes even just plain old boredom. (The same is probably true for people, too!)

"My cat sneers when he sees an opposite sex cat." That look of contempt is actually "flehming." The cat takes an odor and intensifies it by sending it up to another sense organ in his head. Almost all male cats "flehm" when they investigate the genitals of a female cat, and some female cats do it also.

"When my male cat sees a female one, his jaws start chattering." Cats sometimes do this in anticipation of something delicious. Like when they see potential prey, such as a bird. So it could be a sign of a hunger other than sexual."

From 277 Secrets Your Cat Wants You to Know by Paulette Cooper and Paul Noble.