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Cats and crimes

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1krazy4katz
Jun 30, 2012, 1:40 pm

I think Slate has it exactly right: cats are more likely to commit crimes than to solve them.

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/06/cat_mysteries_lilian_jackson_br...

2zebrapants
Jul 6, 2012, 8:18 am

I dont think cats care about much.

3fuzzi
Jul 6, 2012, 12:34 pm

Nifty article, but I have a complaint!


Koko is not black, he is a Siamese!

4anna_in_pdx
Jul 6, 2012, 12:50 pm

Maybe it was a silhouette taken at night.

I had a children's book in French when my kids were in kindergarten in Egypt - it was called "At night all cats are gray" (actually, black?).

5krazy4katz
Editado: Jul 6, 2012, 1:07 pm

Indeed, we should give Koko honorary membership in LT so that he could mark that cover as "inappropriate". Siamese, as I recall, do have some pride. Not that I'm saying, but my black cat is a real goofball. I don't think he could solve a murder mystery. And indeed, he is more likely to commit a crime than any of my other cats. But...he is so cute!!

http://pics.librarything.com/picsizes/37/21/37212f4b66e4f56637043554141434b41716...

k4k

6anna_in_pdx
Jul 6, 2012, 1:56 pm

5: Awwww. I have a black cat who looks a bit like him, but she is a very shy and retiring female. She would not solve crimes either - merely avoid them.

7fuzzi
Editado: Jul 6, 2012, 2:52 pm

krazy4katz, that looks like my Moonpie!

8krolik
Jul 6, 2012, 3:29 pm

>7 fuzzi:

Well, even I can do that. But you probably don't want to see it.

9fuzzi
Jul 6, 2012, 5:54 pm

X-)

10krazy4katz
Jul 6, 2012, 9:51 pm

>8 krolik:. Yeah, frankly it's much more endearing in cats.

>6 anna_in_pdx: Willow definitely doesn't avoid crimes. Right now, he is on a chair waiting to get into some cat food he knows is not his. Just sitting next to it, not doing anything. Totally innocent. Until. we. leave. the. room. Then it's all his!

k4k

11infjsarah
Jul 7, 2012, 9:35 am

Macavity, Macavity there's no-one like Macavity!

12BookLizard
Jul 7, 2012, 11:33 am

What is it about black cats?

13fuzzi
Jul 7, 2012, 12:10 pm

LOL!

14LMHTWB
Jul 7, 2012, 12:35 pm

Yep, I have one of those black rugs...

15krazy4katz
Jul 7, 2012, 12:45 pm

>7 fuzzi: Moonpie! That is such a great name for a cat!

16BookLizard
Jul 7, 2012, 1:05 pm

14> Love it!

You would never catch an orangie behaving so shamelessly!

17fuzzi
Editado: Jul 7, 2012, 11:13 pm

k4k, thanks!

Maybe the black fur is hotter, hence the need to expose the belly to cool down?

18pinkozcat
Jul 8, 2012, 2:07 am

Ever since I read Beverley Nichols' discourse on tummy stroking my two black kittens throw themselves onto their backs at every opportunity and expect to be stroked properly.

19LMHTWB
Jul 8, 2012, 11:55 am

>18 pinkozcat: I really need to read that. Which work is it in???

My cats love the "Stupid Hooman" game. Flop on back, wait for human to rub tummy, kill hand, mutter "stupid hooman did it again".

20krazy4katz
Jul 8, 2012, 1:11 pm

My cat Puss is so gentle. She loves belly rubs. She grabs my hand with her paws and will guide it to the area she wants rubbed, like under her chin. Very funny.

21Betty30554
Jul 8, 2012, 10:19 pm

The cats are thinking "will they NEVER learn?"

22pinkozcat
Editado: Jul 10, 2012, 1:58 am

#19 The book is called Beverley Nichols' Cats' A.B.C. - by Beverley Nichols ISBN 978-0-88192-993-5

"S stands for Stroking"

Edited to try to get the link to take you to the right book but I don't think that it is working

23staffordcastle
Ago 3, 2012, 1:18 am

It's working okay - looks just like my copy!

Must get it out and read that chapter again, now that we have a cat that likes having his tummy rubbed.

24krazy4katz
Ago 14, 2013, 2:25 pm

In contrast to my statement at the beginning of this thread:

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/elementary-my-dear-fluffy-cat-dna-solves-another-...

25NorthernStar
Ago 15, 2013, 11:10 am

Well, based on that article, I will never get away with anything - the combined cat and dog hair that follows me around would convict me.

Cross out "life of crime" as a way to get rich . . .

26anna_in_pdx
Ago 15, 2013, 11:24 am

The article that followed it on that site, about how cute pictures/videos of endangered species cause people to try to get them as pets and contributes to the illegal pet trade, was really depressing and made me think a lot about how I gravitate to those types of things. I think I will stick to domesticated animals from now on.

27al.vick
Ago 15, 2013, 1:22 pm

Gee...everywhere I travel I leave a little cat fur. I could be implicated in things I didn't do.

28krazy4katz
Ago 15, 2013, 4:57 pm

27> I know. Just hope none of the places you ever visited has a burglary. I never thought of that before.

29Pebblesgmc
Ago 20, 2013, 12:04 am

My cat told me that "yes he was at the scene of the crime but having been there doesn't make him guilty.'

He say "so you proved I was there but, can you prove I was there during the crime:X)

30guido47
Ago 20, 2013, 5:34 am

My 'dark' cat - Lizzy - would just say "Please refere any questions to my Butler", not exactly sure what his name is...I am sure he can handle all those sort of details.

Max would just say..."What?"...

31krazy4katz
Ago 20, 2013, 11:24 am

Willow is always guilty of something, so it would be easy to pin it on him.

32anna_in_pdx
Ago 20, 2013, 11:29 am

In our house it is Buzz that is the default guilty party. Samantha is deceptively innocent, always just sitting there sleepily, blinking at you.