A study to be released this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that cats first lived alongside humans as early as 5,300 years ago in the Chinese village of Quanhucun in modern-day Shaanxi province.
These are not the stories one wishes to see. Alas, AFP has written up this one, so here goes.
We desperately don't want this to be true, but Tsinghua's famous three-year-old cat, who had been adopted as the university's unofficial mascot, may have been brutally killed last week.
This is bad.
Not every kitten in this story survives, so just go ahead and click away now if you don’t want to read about it. Amid tragedy, however, we also have a tale of human compassion in the form of a spontaneous, group effort to rescue all that could be rescued. Yesterday, a truck carrying more than... Read more »
Peeping weekly at the best (and worst) that was, is, and will be on the China blogosphere.
Okay, cat. Here’s the deal. This Shineway Sausage is mine. I bought it. I did. With money. But you wouldn’t know anything about that, judging by the way you sit on your hiney like a smug supplicant. You know what? Go ahead and stay there with your raised eyebrow, wiggling whiskers, paws rubbing together like... Read more »
Did you know the musical Cats has a Mandarin version, and is currently in Beijing? It debuted in Shanghai in August before swinging by Guangzhou and Chongqing, and 100 shows later, is now playing at Century Theater in this city.
YouTube user youluukvideo, whose profile says he/she is based in Taiwan, posted this video last week. We've seen a dog sit on the back of a bike in China, but a cat? In a hat? Turning around to look at the cameraman and thinking, we're sure, "What you looking at?"? Incredible. Much better than that dog.
We fashion ourselves cat lovers at Beijing Cream, but we had no idea that something called the International Famed Cats Exhibition (国际名猫展) happened yesterday in Beijing, as Alicia found out yesterday via China News. It was organized by the China Pearl Feline Fanciers Club and involved a contest of exotic cat breeds. (No word on who won.)... Read more »
This past Monday was National Hug Your Cat Day. If you didn’t know that, you’re already less of a cat lover than this dog here, a five-year-old in Shandong who was recently found nursing three tiny creatures. Her owners initially thought they were puppies, but upon closer inspection, they discovered that the infants were actually... Read more »
Your anniversary-day links.
You can almost pretend the shed he’s in is a barn, and we’re not really in Beijing — off Dongzhimen Outer Street — but Nebraska. |Beijing Zoo Gallery|
From one of my 2008 posts on Heart of Beijing. |Beijing Zoo Gallery|
H/T Bambi Got an animal you’d like to see featured? Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. |Beijing Zoo Gallery|
The week’s best in Beijing animals. Got an animal you’d like to see featured? Send to email@example.com. |Beijing Zoo Gallery|