Friday, January 07, 2011

Friday Freakout: the Cat Edition

Cats giving alms to Buddha.

A cat at a temple in Fukuoka, Japan.

A cat at a temple on Jeju Island, South Korea.    

A cat near the Twenty-Six Martyrs Shrine in Nagasaki, Japan. 

At this point, I expect wags in their anonymously handled comments to declare that cats don't exist, to disparage their institutions and titles, and to wildly claim that they are guilty for half, if not all, of the world's evils.


Anonymous said...

Could it be that these kitties are looking for meaning in life? What if they start burning catnip-scented incense?


Osumashi Kinyobe said...

I think they get high on enlightenment.
And ear scratches.

Gordon said...

My cat Tweety is a black and white 16 pounder who is serene as a buddhistmonk(when not rioting)and refuses to dispatch any mouse that has sought shelter in the fall.He plays with them and in return for their forebearance allows them to eat his kibble.I would not have believed it had I not witnessed it.This occured night after night until it was so tame ,I(with a glove)was able to pick the rodent up out of the food bowl and take him to the local park where I released him.
Tweety would wait each evening for his tiny companion to no avail.I felt badly but not THAT badly.
Since then he has behaved the same way each fall until I evict the interloper.


Gordon said...

Tweety gets totally fried on black olives.He likes catnip but trips out on THE OLIVE.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Tweety has reached cat nirvana...
or something. Some kind of cat enlightened state.
My dog liked bacon and belly rubs. That put him in a higher state of consciousness.