Caturday – Chinese New Year

恭喜发财! Gōngxĭ fācái! For those who don’t understand Chinese, that apparently translates to ‘happiness and prosperity’, and is a common New Year greeting. This year the Chinese New Year starts on 16 February, whereupon we transition from the Year of the Rooster to the Year of the Dog. Here are a few kitties enjoying (or perhaps not) the traditional trappings […]

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Caturday – Black Friday

Ah, November, when the temperatures start rising and I wish it was getting closer to winter so I don’t have to endure the stifling heat of my bedroom in summer. In November are Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th (aka Bonfire Night in the UK), the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution (Russia used the Julian calendar at the time, […]

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Caturday – Halloween

It’s that time of year again, when Linus spends yet another cold night out in the pumpkin patch, kids canvas the neighbourhood for free candy, and black cats get their moment in the moonlight. Yes, it’s Halloween (which is not particularly celebrated here in New Zealand — if we see even one trick-or-treater, it’s a miracle), so here are a […]

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Caturday: Picnic Day

August 7 is Picnic Day in the Australian territory* of the Northern Territory. As such, it’s actually a Monday, but any day’s a good day for a picnic! Here are some lovely pics of our feline friends having picnic shenanigans. * Mainland Australia has six federated states, plus two territories: Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory (which also manages […]

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Caturday – July 4th

Editor’s Note: As everyone knows, Caturdays are traditionally on Saturdays, but in reality, every day is Caturday! So on that note, here’s a Caturday: Special Edition! “God Bless America! Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light? La cucuracha! La cucuracha!” — some weird medley I can’t recall the performer of Yes, for those in the United States it […]

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Caturday – Mother’s Day

It’s that time of year again when we supposedly apologize for making our mothers’ lives difficult, and buy her candy, or some flowers or a brand new hat (quoting Tom Lehrer’s ‘Oedipus Rex’). In that vein, here are some feline mothers and their kittens. Happy Mothercat’s Day! [click image to view full-size]

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Caturday: Anzac Day

Caturday is usually humorous in nature, but for this one I wanted to mark an occasion that’s observed in my part of the world. April 25 is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand. It is similar to Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day in the US. Originally meant to commemorate the disastrous battle for the Gallipoli Peninsula, it was later […]

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