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Cats and crimes

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Jun 30, 2012, 1:40 pm

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

Jul 6, 2012, 8:18 am

I dont think cats care about much.

Jul 6, 2012, 12:34 pm

Nifty article, but I have a complaint!

Koko is not black, he is a Siamese!

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?).

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!!


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.

Editado: Jul 6, 2012, 2:52 pm

krazy4katz, that looks like my Moonpie!

Jul 6, 2012, 3:29 pm

>7 fuzzi:

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

Jul 6, 2012, 5:54 pm


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!


Jul 7, 2012, 9:35 am

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

Jul 7, 2012, 11:33 am

What is it about black cats?

Jul 7, 2012, 12:10 pm


Jul 7, 2012, 12:35 pm

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

Jul 7, 2012, 12:45 pm

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

Jul 7, 2012, 1:05 pm

14> Love it!

You would never catch an orangie behaving so shamelessly!

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?

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.

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".

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.

Jul 8, 2012, 10:19 pm

The cats are thinking "will they NEVER learn?"

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

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.

Ago 14, 2013, 2:25 pm

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

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 . . .

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.

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.

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.

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)

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?"...

Ago 20, 2013, 11:24 am

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

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.