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Nov 13, 2013, 4:13 pm

I looked at the headings for all the threads on the first page of the group's messages and didn't find an obvious relevant thread, so I made one. It will probably prove to be a mistake, but it isn't noticeable yet.

This isn't entirely feline, but it is relevant to our group's cherished aims. It is tragic. Click on the picture.


Nov 13, 2013, 5:07 pm

If you want a daily calendar, I can haz cheezburger usually produces one. I got the 2013 one in a local game store in our downtown mall. It's also on Amazon.

Nov 23, 2013, 4:59 pm

There is a safe place for cats. I may move there if I get thrown out of my condominium.



Nov 24, 2013, 8:21 am

Not sure that is such a great place for cats. Are they desexed? Probably not. Are they looked after (other than being feed) Probably not. It looks to me like a typical 'peasants, superstitious' approach to animals.

Hey it's better than burning them because they are black...

Sorry Robert, some things get up my nose. Superstition is one!

Nov 24, 2013, 10:14 am

Not a lot of kittens there so I suspect that they are mostly desexed and they all look well fed.

But as the owner of two black cats I agree that anything is better than burning them because of their colour.

Nov 24, 2013, 4:10 pm

I love this little story about a local news team who had an encounter with a cat :)

Nov 24, 2013, 4:23 pm

Love it, tardis! Snitched for sharing...

Nov 24, 2013, 6:06 pm

#4, #5 & #6 - I'm not a fan of 'community cats' in general because I think someone needs to take responsibility for the animals & make sure they are cared for properly & get any necessary vet care, not just food. But having said that, I guess life on an island like that one in Japan might seem like a pretty good life to them, there are probably not a lot of predators or much traffic for them to worry about & as pinkozcat said, they look relatively well fed... I'm just not sure how I feel about it TBH...

#7 - Tehehe @ camera kitty! What a confident creature!

I like this news story too:

Nov 24, 2013, 10:44 pm

More pictures from cat island:

If they're doing it wrong, maybe I could go be the gaijin who straightens them out.


Nov 25, 2013, 10:15 pm

#5 guido47 good points but I remember seeing a documentary about that island and a vet makes monthly visits to check up on all the cats, even though they have no "official" owners the vet still knew which residents to call in on to check on the cats' health and well being.

Nov 26, 2013, 5:11 am

Thanks wifilibrarian, you have eased some of my doubts.

Nov 28, 2013, 4:14 pm

Secret cats identified in South America.


Nov 29, 2013, 5:01 am

I received an email from one of my daughters today. She is in Myanmar with her father at the moment and she sent me this ...

have seen Burmese cats in Burma! There is a breeder at Inle Lake who has sourced pure breed cats from around the world and is trying to re-establish the breed in this country.
We went to the cattery yesterday- it is on the ground floor of a very old and lovely house- there is an island which are situated their houses and grounds and a walkway over the water to the interaction area which is where they get fed. We arrived for their breakfast so there were plenty on display in all the colours- lovely lilacs and sables.
They were as gregarious and interactive as our Marmion street ones were, jumping into laps and on to shoulders, just because they could.

I am picking a few nits here because 'sable' is black and the black Burmese are, of course, called Bombay ... and the Burmese breed originally came from Siam; but I am looking forward to her photos and it is nice to know that there are cat lovers there trying to establish a national identity via the feline population.

Editado: Nov 29, 2013, 5:39 am

Thanks 'Pinko' #14, that was great. I hope you will post more "letters from Myanmar".
Hmm, that sounds like an ABC Radio series :) A bit like Alistair Cooks 'Letters From America'!

And may I also thank you Robert #13. I have a friend (who enticed me to join LT) who is a 'cryptozoologist' (amateur) who has often pointed out, to me, the latest status of the various Wild Cat species.

I hope this time I have surprised him.


Nov 29, 2013, 9:35 pm

#14 - to continue the nit-picking - I always thought sable was dark brown, like the fur (and the Burmese cats), so I googled it. Sable is black when it applies to heraldry, but most other uses refer to it as a dark brown.

Whatever colour they are, it would be lovely to see Burmese cats in Burma! Please post pictures if you can.

Nov 30, 2013, 4:49 pm

More on the tigrina:


Editado: Nov 30, 2013, 7:50 pm

Looks like a mini-jaguar.

" ... in those High and Far-Off Times, there was a Painted Jaguar, and he lived on the banks of the turbid Amazon ... " Rudyard Kipling " Beginning of the Armadilloes" from Just So Stories.

Editado: Dez 1, 2013, 9:12 am

Looks like an Ocelot, too.

Editado: Dez 1, 2013, 5:41 pm

Re my message #15,

My friend had heard the news...

Hi Guido,

The new species of oncilla appears to have been "hiding in plain site." This happens quite a bit - they DNA test and find that the brown kiwi is two species, although the clouded leopard was sufficiently different they might have guessed!

ETA: A WIKI link to the Oncilla

Dez 3, 2013, 3:52 am

I have forgotten how to post a picture. The Burmese cats are in my junk drawer but I can't remember how to put them into a post and my html books are no help.


Editado: Dez 3, 2013, 4:20 am

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Dez 3, 2013, 4:24 am

Hi Pinko, I have forgotten how to post HTML code without it being interpreted.

Hopefully "img src= URL" might jog your memory.

I tried to spell it out in my above message but it was still being interpreted as code :-(

Dez 3, 2013, 4:52 am

Oh bugger, I saved some messages with some good hints on HTML. Now I can't find then.
Does anyone know were 'your favourite messages' are stored?


Editado: Dez 3, 2013, 5:17 am

I think that you still have to use the pointy brackets don't you?

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Dez 3, 2013, 5:23 am

For the moment that will have to do. In the preview the link works to take you to the picture

Dez 3, 2013, 5:26 am

Here you go :)

Lovely critters!

Editado: Dez 3, 2013, 5:30 am

Yes, but how did you do it? None of my html seems to work - not even when it comes out of HTML for Dummies

Edited to say "thank you", PM

Editado: Dez 3, 2013, 6:02 am

OK Pinko. I'll give it another go with every thing spelt out in words. Sortof :-)

Less than symbol

the following text "img src=" without the quote marks.
A double quote mark.
The URL from your junk file. Just click on the image, look at properties and copy that address. ie. Your URL for that picture.
Another double quote.
Greater than symbol (>)

Yes those 'pointy' things. Known in Mathematics for several hundred years. Co-opted by IT only in the last 50 or so years.

I hope that helps :-)

PS. I too have several 1000+ page HTML manuals. Unless you have looked at them recently, you forget and can't even navigate them! As happened to me wrt. this thread.

Dez 3, 2013, 6:27 am

>29 pinkozcat: Right click the image in the drawer, "get image source" or however exactly your browser phrases it, then paste it in the appropriate place. For this image that looks like this:
<img src="" />

Dez 3, 2013, 6:33 am

thanks - I had just worked it out from Guido's post and am about to test it.

Dez 3, 2013, 6:38 am

Thank you both. :)

Dez 3, 2013, 6:57 am

They are All Burmese! Not a Bombay to be seen...

Dez 3, 2013, 8:10 am

You will have to search in India but I doubt that you will find any. The Burmese in Burma were all imported from overseas.

Dez 3, 2013, 4:57 pm

lovely cats - thanks for sharing!

Dez 3, 2013, 6:57 pm

Gosh #19, every time I see a picture of an ocelot I am struck anew by just how gorgeous those cats are. Thanks!

Those Burmese cats in Burma are something! I notice they are more unicolored and their "points" are very subdued compared to our breeds here in the US. They are just beautiful, I absolutely love the lilac and tawny colors for cats.

Dez 3, 2013, 8:00 pm


Dez 3, 2013, 9:32 pm

Such beautiful cats.

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Jan 13, 2014, 8:12 pm

Jan 14, 2014, 9:22 pm

Awesome cat.

Jan 15, 2014, 11:22 am

Jan 15, 2014, 12:27 pm

#43 - quite the conversation.

Jan 15, 2014, 9:17 pm

And here's the translation which is hilarious. Loved both the original and the English language version when I first saw on youtube.

Jan 17, 2014, 1:33 pm

#45 Love it!