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Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday Cat Blogging

We here at BtR have never before participated in the venerable tradition of Friday Cat Blogging, but we're going to this week. Ever wonder what it looks like when a cat smiles? Wonder no longer:

I should note that this is not a cat I know personally--it's the cat of a friend of a friend of a friend, but more importantly, it's a cat that smiles.

Here it is again with a serious expression:

Have a happy weekend!

(This post has been partially inspired by Flavia.)

  • At 7/20/2007 08:41:00 PM, Blogger Hieronimo wrote…

    Horrifying. That is one creepy kitty.


  • At 7/20/2007 10:29:00 PM, Blogger Flavia wrote…

    Yeah, that is kind of creepy. But I'm still having serious cat-longing that YOU'RE NOT HELPING! Gah!


  • At 7/21/2007 09:14:00 AM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    By "creedy," I assume you both mean "adorable."


  • At 7/21/2007 11:54:00 AM, Blogger Hieronimo wrote…

    I don't know what dictionary you have, Simplicius, but in mine it says clearly that "creedy" means "having the characteristics of a set of doctrine, dogma, or beliefs, usually religious."

    As in: "That new youth pastor is so creedy! Doesn't he understand that true Christianity lies not in doctrine but in a personal relationship with Christ?"

    You know, creedy.


  • At 7/21/2007 01:02:00 PM, Blogger Pamphilia wrote…

    I have long respected and adored the pointy eared. However, I think that cat is creepy with a capital P. Except in the second photo where its face is shmooshy cute, but I'm a pushover for calicos and torties.

    Montaigne had a cat. There- it's Renaissance related.


  • At 7/23/2007 07:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote…

    Do different things happen when cats smile than when doves cry?


  • At 7/24/2007 10:17:00 PM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    Smiling cats make doves cry.

    Anyway, so when I met this cat, it was all like, "Have you accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart?" I was like, "Ummm...," and then it was all, "We're having a study group this Tuesday night, maybe you'd like to come by, read the bible, drink some punch--everyone's very friendly and relaxed." The cat is adorable, but unfortunately also a bit creedy (but happily not creepy, except in a creedy kind of way).


  • At 7/25/2007 12:09:00 AM, Blogger Flavia wrote…

    But not creedy in, like, the way of the fundy protesters at the Mormon pageant extravaganza that I attended last weekend? For serious: there were people lining the road, bellowing into bullhorns about salvation coming through grace alone, and Mormons going to hell, and all us 'uns not being able to say we weren't warned.

    I'm hoping the kitty would be a bit more of the Kumbaya type.


  • At 7/25/2007 10:03:00 AM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    Oh, yes, Flavia, he's creedy in a chill kind of way. He doesn't go around quoting Leviticus or anything.

    Just out of curiosity, what books of the O.T. and of the N.T. is a liberal (does that automatically mean Unitarian nowadays?) most likely to quote? I could make guesses, but that's all they'd be, guesses.


  • At 7/25/2007 06:03:00 PM, Blogger Flavia wrote…

    Liberal Xians aren't so much the Bible-quoters, since they're not believers in Biblical inerrancy (and the UCC is probably the most thoroughly liberal Xian denomination these days--the Unitarians include non-theists).

    But I'd say you'd hear a lot of letter-killing, but spirit-giving-life. Doing unto your neighbor. Good Samaritaning. Etc.

    But if this creedy cat started quoting anything from the Bible, I think that's grounds for an automatic reversion to "creepy."


  • At 7/28/2007 01:25:00 PM, Blogger Simplicius wrote…

    Thanks, Flavia, for the low down on those hippie Golden Rule-types.


  • At 7/31/2007 12:39:00 AM, Blogger Pamphilia wrote…

    As a liberal non-Xian, I might want to add that we liberals (Xians and non-Xians alike) call it the HS or Hebrew Scriptures, not the OT. I'm really not that creedy, I just grew up in a rather un-Jewish place and now I live in another one. I've taken to using "C.E." rampantly just to confuse my Baptist students.


  • At 8/01/2007 06:50:00 PM, Blogger Scott McLemee wrote…

    When one of our cats has that expression, we call it the the "psycho kitty" look.


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