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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cat Tale

We three seniors
Madi, *oldest senior; Dad, next senior; and mom
youngest senior. (*Now that I am 14 in cat years that makes me 72 in human years ) 
were watching The Rise of Cats on NatGeoWild on the TVeeees. 
We learned a ton of stuff and saw some most gorgeous felines from wild to domesticated.
We learned that felines are highly evolved critters who have adapted themselves to many climates and environments all over the world.  Domesticated cats are the most successful of all cats (but I knew that).

Toward the end of the 2nd night they started talking about a "Palace Cat"!!!

I told mom she needed to find out how I could get my own Palace....
She headed over to Google lickety split..typed in Palace Cat and this is what came up

Pallas Cat!!  not Palace Cat mol mol 

The Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul), also called manul, is a small wild cat with a broad but fragmented distribution in the grasslands and montane steppes of Central Asia. It is negatively affected by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting, and has therefore been classified as Near Threatened by IUCN since 2002.[1]
The Pallas's cat was named after the German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the cat in 1776 under the binomial Felis manul.[2]

OMCs, if I was a fighter not a lover, I could probably take this critter down.  It only weighs between 5.5 and 9.9 lbs.  I could squash it by sitting on it.

Here are a few photos taken of one at the Munich Zoo

a kitten
Click here to read more about this adorable wild feline.

The peeps also learned a new word 
cre·pus·cu·lar which describes this feline
  1. of, resembling, or relating to twilight.
      (of an animal) appearing or active in twilight.

    I was quite pleased with this program we all learned a lot!
Mom said her 2nd favorite wild cat was the Clouded Leopard!!


  1. My human LOVES Pallas cats! She would love to be able to see one in person someday.

  2. That is a cute kitty. We've never heard of it before. And we're equal opportunity cat-chasers, so we think we'd like it.

  3. It's cute, but I'd still like a palace. MOL!

  4. OMC the Pallas Cat is adorable....of course no where near as adorable as YOU are!!

    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, Madi, I'm sorry. But I must say this!!!

    I want one!!!

  6. Oh, look at that sweet kitten face.

  7. That is such a cute cat. We want one too. That sounds like such a great program on the TV.

  8. Oh what a pretty Push-T-Cat
    Butts.....I still finks you should haf a PALACE of your very own Madi!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. I saw that show listed in the guide. I should have recorded it. Looks like you all learned a whole lot more about carts.

  10. Hari OM
    Well isn't that a purrrty thing?!! Informative programming like that makes me almost like the television!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  11. What an informative show! However, we think you deserve a palace, too...MOL!
    Happy Tuesday to our favorite tuxie girl.
    >>Smoochies<< from your besties at Angel Prancer Pie.

  12. Hey Madi!
    Wow, we love NatGeo and AnimalPlanet and Discovery too! Sounds like a great show and I'll bark to my peeps to check it out. Gosh, I think you still deserve a palace even if it was really about that gorgeous wild kitty.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  13. wow, i have never heard the name or seen one of these, not even a photo or on TV.. live and learn and wait long enough and just about anything can and will show up in blog land... the reason i have never had a cat is the nocturnal twilight thing of roaming at night and walking on sleeping people.. i am an ultra light sleeper and do not like being awakened at night. that is why our dogs are trained to never get on the bed. have you ever tried to tell a cat to stay off the bed?

  14. oh we love to watch such things in tv, we are glued to the info channel every day (specially today with the last terror attacks). If you ask me that pallas cats are super cute, but I wouldn't live in a palace... cat stevens (hahaha purrfect name) once said there is too much emptiness in such a crib and my momma said there are too much rooms to clean in such a pawlace :o)

  15. OMD we have NEVER heard of a Pallas Cat before... we love learning New thingys... butt we think YOU are MUCH more BEAUTIFUL than that Pallas Kitty. and we also think that you ALREADY live in a PALACE.

  16. AND now we learned a lot from you too. We think you definitely should have a palace. We know the kitties at The Pouponette blog have a very pretty one.

    Mom adds that we both have a long way to go to catch up to the "seniors" in this house:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  17. Same here, Frank & Ernie, what a beautiful face!
    I think you already have your castle, Madi, after all you just have to "meow" & poof your minions feed you! BOL
    Hugs and nose taps,
    Molly and Kathy

  18. What an interesting little kitty! we have never heard of one of those.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  19. We want one for a pet. So so adorable
    Lily & Edward

  20. They sure are cute but not as pretty as you sweet Madi!

  21. What an adorable little Pallas cat, Madi. We need Mama to put on animal shows more often!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  22. What a beautiful wild cat. You can definitely see where the domesticated cat comes from when you look at it's features.
    Actually we learned Ted is crepuscular, we thought he was nocturnal but apparently hamsters and rats are.
    Dip and Elliot x

  23. madi.....sum times we mizz tee see in showz like thiz....we bet it waz wee pallas kitteh rocks....N we think de clouded leopard iz awesum two....him kinda lookz... 3 D.... on hiz furz sum timez !!!

  24. Gosh that Pallas cat is quite a striking fellow isn't he?
    Gail is going all ooh and aah (even though it is a CAT).
    Toodle pip!

  25. WOW! Whqat a beautiful cat the Pallas is......but nowhere NEAR as beautiful as YOU are!

    Love, Sammy

  26. That is a REALLY cool-looking kit-cat ... but you DO deserve a palace!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  27. We love the pallas kitties! They have a Facebook page that we follow.

    Love, Laila, your LLS and Minchie, your BFF

  28. That is a cute kitty- and so are you.XO

  29. That pallas cat looks like a cross between a cat and a panda (cuz it is so cuddly looking). No worries Madi, you are still #1!

    Your Back-From-Vacation Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  30. What an interesting looking cat! Thanks for telling us all about the Pallas Cat. Now we hope your mom gets you your palace. :)

  31. I still think you need a palace, even if the Pallas Cat doesn't!


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