Luna and I welcome everyone to Carnival of the Cats #212!
We had quite a turn-out this weekend.
First up is “Kaua'i Kitty”, a charming cat who follows tour groups at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii. The garden looks like a great place to visit, if and when I finally make it to Hawaii. And having a resident cat is always an added bonus – we love to meet cats when visiting new places. Check out Kaua'i Kitty at Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good.
Hakuna enjoys sunbathing at Blog d'Ellison. Sunshine brings out the best in cats and cat photography, so do have a look at the full-size versions.
Wild World reminds us of the dangers and cruelty of snares. Please not that some of these photos are disturbing, and disheartening. They also have a petition to ban snares that you can sign.
The Poor Mouth presents Oscar, a handsome stray cat they took in in 1989. There is a photo of Oscar from 2002, the same year he passed away. It sounds like he had a good life, but he is missed.
Laurence has a message for the cat-bloggers to say “no” to the Chronicle's cat-blogging collective. But do continue to support the efforts of independent cat-bloggers through events like the Carnval of Cats.
At Texas Oasis, the doctor pronounces Henry to be totally cute. We have to agree.
Watermark shares an old poem “God is Watching Us”, which features the observations of a cat. Appropriately, a black cat peers out the window.
Mycah is caught doing something odd with a bag full of ice cubes. Watch the video at TacJammer.
At manx mnews, Abby has one thing on her mind. Feed me!
More feline dialog with Rudy, who drives a hard bargain for access to the cube at Perfectly Parker.
Chica and Pumuckl remind us that cats are good studies of human behavior, and can adapt some of our quirks as well.
They have a feline divining rod over at The Scratching Post. It's great for finding sources of water, so long as you know how to turn on the tap.
Human and cat share the joy of reading a book together at This is Cyprus.
Maus likes to stay well informed at composite drawlings. And she has so many sources of information, including windows, books and magazines.
Turns out that Shadow dispenses tech tips. Find out more at The Junk Drawer. “My cat wants a job in tech support. She's off to a good start!”
Andrée of meeyauw shares a lectionary reading from the LOLCat Bible for the Third Sunday of Easter. As always, there is the presence of Ceiling Cat.
JB remembers the Taffy, who passed away in 2006. Taffy was a beautiful cat, as well as easy-going and tolerant.
Rosie ventures outside the window, at Gattina's “My Cats and Funny Stories. But she is still very cautious and doesn't stay out for long.
A very regal portrait hangs at Snow and Forest. Do take a closer look.
More fun out in the sun: An Almost-Double Dactyl for Her Ladyship at Elms in the Yard.
Audace and Ruce play hide and seek with a rolled up area rug. Who can resist such fun?
Boni needs to straighten out her valentine (from Edsel) at the House of the (Mostly) Black Cats.
Check out Isis, the Sunday Guest Star at Chey's Place.
Meanwhile, Puddy master the art of the guilt trip at A Byootaful life. Better not let Luna see these photos of Puddy, or she'll adopt the exact same look.
Diamond Emerald Eyes demonstrates a Saturday Morning Stampede. “Anyone up for a good game of Thundering Herd of Elephants?”
Ming of Mog features another photo of Cece because “he?s just such a good looking kittycat.” More Cece on the wall, and still more at iInfidel. Meanwhile Meowza enjoys some flowers. And it looks like the “Moggies” are moving to a new blog.
StrangeRanger presents another hungry cat with a baseball bat, while Ivy wonders what all the fuss is about.
Samantha and Mr. Tigger are celebrating their 1st Blogoversary! Congratulations, and looking forward to another year with our friends at Life from a Cat's Perspective.
Finally, we are sending good thoughts to our friend Pet Campbell at Pet's Garden Blog for a speedy recovery.
That concludes this edition of the Carnival of the Cats. Thanks to everyone for participating and reading.
And now, we rest.