Friday Guest Cat Blogging

I’m traveling today and will be back early next week. Have a safe weekend everyone. If you would like me to post a picture of your cat for next Friday, send submissions to

From Maggie:

Christmas and New Year’s greetings, Chris!

Here is my submission for your guest cat series. These cats are my family of ferals. When this photo was taken, the kittens were about a year old. The mama cat [second from the left] had been coming to my house for meals for some time and then brought her babies when they were old enough to venture.

All are still with me, but now neutered and with posh outdoor shelters for crummy weather.

Thanks for your blog!

From Andrea:

This is my MIL’s cat Poo Bear. He’s a really fluffy orange and white kitty that’s getting on in his years. Recently he got hit by a car and has a piece of metal in his lower jar, so he can’t close his mouth all the way. He’s super chill.

Also from Andrea:

Sherbert lives with my MIL but was originally my husband’s cat. One day Sherbert showed up on his doorstep so he gave him a piece of ham. Sherbert decided to adopt my husband after that. He’s the kind of cat that has to stay indoors permanently because he’ll try to make friends with all the animals outside, including those that want to pick fights with him.


Slate is so incensed by Cinnabon’s tacky Princess Leia tweet that they actually ran an article on it titled: Twenty-Four Questions Raised By Cinnabon’s Regrettable Tweet About Carrie Fisher.

The tweet was stupid but do we really need to ask 24 questions about it?

Then there’s this: After Backlash, Steve Martin Deletes His Twitter Tribute to Carrie Fisher

I think we need to save our outrage for some more important stuff coming up. But I guess this is just business as usual on Twitter.


Trump Says We Should Forgive Hackers Because Computers are Complicated

I wouldn’t be too quick to say goodbye to 2016 because 2017 is going to be far, far worse.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that the United States and Russia lay to rest the controversy over Moscow’s computer hacking of Democratic Party computers, saying, “We ought to get on with our lives.”

Trump has cast doubt on the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian hackers took information from Democratic Party computers and individuals and posted it online to help Trump win the election.

The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into U.S. political institutions and individuals and leaking information, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

Asked by reporters if the United States should sanction Russia, Trump replied: “I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on.”